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Raoul’s Two Cents: September 3, 2021

Footprints in the Digital Sand

So I’m in New York visiting my grandson and I get this email from Debbie of Moreno Valley wishing me a grand time. I get a call while strolling in the park with the baby … clean air and sunny skies after the other day’s thunderstorm … and I get a call from my aunt in Virginia. She also wishes me a fun time with my grandson.

So I’m wondering, I am in the middle of my secret great escape from the confines of California since the start of the pandemic and here I get calls from people from all over. How did they know my secret get-away? Dang Social media!

I rarely go to Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, Google, Bing, Chrome, etc. (you know — the sites that track your every move) but my digital footprint remains because of friends and family that mention me in their posts. Indeed, anything you (or your friends) post will be there forever in the digital sands. I can just imagine a hundred years from now, some nerd with nothing to do will be flipping through a selection of silly lives of people back in 2021 and he will dig my name up. He will laugh at some of the jokes I posted here in my TGIF email blast and then he will read some of my “2 cents” introduction … stop and ponder — just as I am pondering now. And he will say exactly what I am thinking at this very moment; “What the heck am I doing writing this email to thousands of people who I’ve never met … in the middle of my great escape from the confines of California …. in the middle of the pandemic?”

I guess that’s my cue. Sorry for the brevity. I’m in the middle of my vacation. “See you” when I get back. TGIF!


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Thanks to Tony of Carson City, CA for this joke.

Parting Shots

Thanks to Debbie of Moreno Valley, CA for these jokes.

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  1. Heather

    September 4, 2021 at 11:21 am

    Yep! Enjoy your holiday. Heather


  2. Melanie

    September 4, 2021 at 11:22 am

    YOU are so right!

    O, wait! We’re not even arguing about it, were we!?!

    Thanks for sending these. *~<];-D


  3. Chuck

    September 4, 2021 at 11:23 am

    I would answer you, but our eldest daughter and hubby are in N.Y. for a friends wedding. wIFE and I are in Rosario, Baja CA Mexico celebrating the U.S. Labor Day weekend, and looking forward to our Grandson ‘labor Day’ next year in March 2020, delivering our first GREAT Grand Child in Arizona! God is Good. The family names live on. Enjoy every minute…




  4. Tom

    September 4, 2021 at 11:23 am

    Have a great time in the big Apple. One of my favorite Karaoke songs New York. , belt it out with vigor. Are you going to see John while there?
    He is where the Subs come in and out of Long Island Sound.
    Thanks for you two cents worth. Take Care. Tom


  5. Betty of Australia

    September 4, 2021 at 11:28 am

    Enjoy your well deserved break! 😊


  6. Rick

    September 4, 2021 at 11:29 am

    Good for you brother. Enjoy your vacation and time with your grandson. My best to Josh and family.
    Take care and thanks for the TGIF.


  7. Oscar

    December 7, 2021 at 1:34 pm

    Hello Raoul , TGIF you’re right ;
    The joy you bring to someone else will reflect back to you. The other day I helped a young man work on his car . I didn’t do much but I did explain that to change out a starter on a car is really easy. It’s only two bolts and unplug two wires and replaced. The hardest part is getting to the starter but most cars it’s easy. Anyway I saw him yesterday and he was really happy that he did it himself. He said thank you but ” I didn’t do anything ” but it did make me happy 😃 Hope all is well with the worthless incident🙏. I’ve been told that a lot directly and indirectly but I do understand we can all say things we don’t mean under mix emotions 🙏👍😊 Happy late Grandparents day .


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