May 1, 2011
by Thomas Dunphy, Jr. (author's profile)


Hand drawing of a Valentine's Day heart surrounded by blue flowers.

All About Town
"It's not the years in your life that count, it's the life in your years."
—Abraham Lincoln


When you get so that it takes great big troubles to trouble you, and little things to make you happy, then you are on the right track.



A garden is maybe the perfect place
To be in the summertime
No need for tiring, lengthy chase
To some distant climb

A spreading tree, a fresh-mown lawn
A few fragrant flowers
A deck chair to recline upon
And a book to pass the hours
—Dorothy Anderson


Speak kindly today; when tomorrow comes, you will be in better practice.


And then there was a lady who ate in a cafeteria where they make coffee the old-fashioned way—they urn it!


"When you're forever looking forward, there's no time left for regrets."


One man stayed at a new motel in Chattanooga where a guest jokingly wrote in the compliments and complaints card:

This morning at breakfast in your restaurant, I ordered two eggs, one scrambled and one sunny side up. And do you know what—they scrambled the wrong egg!


Instead of complaining because you don't get what you want, be thankful you don't get what you deserve.


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ninafisher Posted 9 years, 2 months ago. ✓ Mailed 9 years, 1 month ago   Favorite
Hi tommy dont know if you remember me from redding ca. But I have been looking for you for a long time ans finally found you on here so I really hope you get this.


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