Posted: 2017-11-15 04:48
Little Things Mean a Lot
Send me a kiss from across the room
Say I look nice when I m not
Touch my hair as you pass my chair
Little things mean a lot.
Give me your arm as we cross the street
Call me at six on the dot
A line a day when you re far away
Little things mean a lot.
Don t have to buy me diamonds or pearls
Champagne, sables, and such
I never cared much for diamonds and pearls
cause honestly, honey, they just cost money.
Give me a hand when I ve lost the way
Give me your shoulder to cry on
Whether the day is bright or gray
Give me your heart to rely on.
Send me the warmth of a secret smile
To show me you haven t forgot
For now and forever, that s always and ever
Little things mean a lot.
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Narrator : With the coming of the Second World War, many eyes in imprisoned Europe turned hopefully, or desperately, toward the freedom of the Americas. Lisbon became the great embarkation point. But, not everybody could get to Lisbon directly, and so a tortuous, roundabout refugee trail sprang up - Paris to Marseilles. across the Mediterranean to Oran. then by train, or auto, or foot across the rim of Africa, to Casablanca in French Morocco. Here, the fortunate ones through money, or influence, or luck, might obtain exit visas and scurry to Lisbon and from Lisbon, to the New World. But the others wait in Casablanca. and wait. and wait. and wait.
He usually remembered to put the toilet seat and lid down. He vacuumed
occasionally. He spent lots of time with the kids. He bought advent
calendars with chocolate behind each day for the kids every Christmas
season. He laughed and joked a lot, and didn t like to be serious. He told
me when I looked good. He learned to enjoy horses because our girls and I
loved to ride.
The entire sum of existence is the magic of being needed by just one person.
Love is seeking to act for the other person s highest good.
It s not for what you are, yourself, that I love you as I do, but for what I am, when I am,
The Michelangelo phenomenon refers to the way
we influence and sculpt each other in a manner
that is as close as possible to each of us achieving our ideal selves.
Cave-era couple stand looking at the hindquarters of huge dead beast that
towers over them with four spears stuck into it. Wife, with arms folded, says
to the husband. This is mastodon. I told you to get mammoth.
Sept 7557, The New Yorker Magazine
A woman, hand on doorknob of her apartment, turns to date and says:
&ldquo I had a nice time, Steve. Would you like to come in, settle down, and raise a family?&rdquo
Feb 9, 7558, New Yorker Magazine
They deduced that the males had grown up without fathers - without
male role models. New technology had made it possible to transport into these
locations some large mature bull elephants. There was concern that it would be too late, that
the adolescent males had to have grown up with their elders, that
bringing daddies in now would do no good. But they tried it anyway.
Pop, what are you talking about? the son screams.
We can t stand the sight of each other any longer, the old man says.
We re sick and tired of each other, and I m sick of talking about this, so
you call your sister in Chicago and tell her. And he hangs up.
Frantic, the son calls his sister, who explodes on the phone. Like Heck
they re getting a divorce, she shouts. I ll take care of this. She
calls Phoenix immediately, and screams at the old man, You are NOT getting
divorced! Don t do a single thing until I get there. I m calling my
brother back and we ll both be there tomorrow. Until then don t do a thing,
DO YOU HEAR ME? And she hangs up.
The old man hangs up his phone and turns to his wife. They re coming for
Thanksgiving and paying their own way.
So what if that stranger listens to me? I mean, Lucas Adler listens but then he always says
between you and I and it should be between you and me because between is
a preposition. And it s not that there s not a charming part about you not remembering
the washerfluid - which I don t understand why you can t - but that s not ultimately
important. I ll try to remember that those things can be mildly endearing at times and
really not worth not having sex over. And I ll try to relax.
The man said OK and tried to think of a really good wish. Finally, he
said, I ve been married and divorced four times. My wives always said
that I don t care and that I m insensitive. So, I wish that I could
understand women..know how they feel inside and what they re thinking
when they give me the silent treatment..know why they re crying, know
what they really want when they say nothing..know how to make them truly happy..
His son replies, Oh that! Mom dragged you to the bedroom, and when she
tried to take your pants off, you said, Lady, leave me alone, I m married !
A man and his wife were having some problems at home and were giving each
other the silent treatment. The next week the man realized that he would
need his wife to wake him at am for an early morning business flight to Chicago.
Not wanting to be the first to break the silence, he finally wrote on a piece of paper,
Please wake me at am.
The next morning the man woke up, only to discover it was , and that he
had missed his flight. Furious, he was about to go and see why his wife hadn t
woken him when he noticed a piece of paper by the bed. it said. It is wake up.
5. In the car. while driving. Talk about sex drive . a few readers admitted to having "kicked it" while in the car. And not just road head but full-on intercourse. For legal reasons we have to say we do not at all endorse trying this at home or elsewhere — although doing this at home with your car safely parked in your garage could be the only good time to even think about trying this one.
Like Cohabitation, Prenups are a sign of the times. Just as the divorce rate of modern
marriages has risen to nearly 55 percent, the just in case practice of signing prenuptial contracts has
also grown. We live in an age of realism. We live in an age of contracts, says
Linda Elrod, law professor.
Christian Science Monitor, June 7555
An explanation for today s ostentatious weddings:
God bless our love -- God bless our love
-- lyrics by John Lennon
performed by Mary Chapin Carpenter: http:///
I met you beneath the willow
You were and a little shy
We would sit and talk for hours
Watch the river flowing by.
You would laugh at all my stories
Then at dusk I d walk you home.
Who would guess we d walk a lifetime,
Growin up and growin old.
And it s hard, it s much harder than I thought it would be, but there s more good than bad.
And you don t just give up. And it s not for the sake of the children, but they re great kids
aren t they? And we made them - I
mean think about that - there were no people there and then there were people - two
of them. And they grew. And I won t be able to say to some stranger, Josh has
your hands or Remember how Erin threw up at the Lincoln Memorial?
I ve learned -
that just because two people argue,
it doesn t mean they don t love each other.
And just because they don t argue,
it doesn t mean they do.
Beloved, let us love so well,
Our work shall still be better for our love,
And still our love be sweeter for our work,
And both commended for the sake of each,
By all true workers and true lovers born.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
How Do I Love Thee?
Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight
For the ends of Being and ideal Grace.
Performed by Kathy Mattea:
Grow Old With You
Adam Sandler sang this as the character Robbie Hart in The Wedding Singer
I wanna make you smile whenever you re sad
Carry you around when your arthritis is bad
All I wanna do is grow old with you
Ill get your medicine when your tummy aches
Build you a fire if the furnace breaks
Oh it could be so nice, growing old with you
Ill miss you
Ill kiss you
Give you my coat when you are cold
Ill need you
Ill feed you
Even let ya hold the remote control
So let me do the dishes in our kitchen sink
Put you to bed if you ve had too much to drink
I could be the man who grows old with you
I wanna grow old with you
Is this what you mean, JJ? It was difficult to get started, but look what I
accomplished! I also have a huge lump in my throat and tears in my eyes
right now. He was a fantastic husband! My sister told me he adored me, and
I guess that s correct for a lot of the 76 years we have been married.
I asked my husband one day how he felt he showed me he loved me - he told me that he did it by making sure I was safe. That meant fixing my car or truck, checking tires, changing oil, filling it with gas, etc. Also making sure that the house was safe as well and fixing things there.
And you re a good friend and good
are hard to find. Charlotte in Charlotte s Web
said that and I love the way you read that to Erin - when you take on the voice of Wilbur the
pig with such commitment even when you re bone tired. It speaks volumes about character.
And ultimately isn t that what it comes down to? What a person s made of at the end of the
day? Because that pith helmet girl is still in here - BEE-BOO, BEE-BOO! And I didn t even
know she existed until I met you. And if you leave, I may never see her again - even though I
said at times you beat her out of me - Isn t that the paradox? Haven t we hit the essential
paradox? Give and take, push and pull, yin and yang, the best of times, the worst of times.
I think Dickens said it best. It s the Jack Sprat of it, he could eat no fat, his wife could eat no
lean, but that doesn t really apply here. Does it? I mean I guess what I m trying to say is - I m
saying Chow Fun s because I love you.
Victor Laszlo : I know a good deal more about you than you suspect. I know, for instance, that you''re in love with a woman. It is perhaps a strange circumstance that we both should be in love with the same woman. The first evening I came to this café, I knew there was something between you and Ilsa. Since no one is to blame, I - I demand no explanation. I ask only one thing. You won''t give me the letters of transit: all right, but I want my wife to be safe. I ask you as a favor, to use the letters to take her away from Casablanca.
Signs of the Times - Or, what is the world coming to?
When HBO premiered The Bridges of Madison County they touted it as
&lsquo the love story of the century.&rsquo The first time I heard that ad I thought to myself:
This is great job security. As long as our society believes that Bridges of Madison County
is the love story of the century, I will have a job! If a brief, clandestine encounter is
equated with true love, no wonder marriage is in trouble.
Pat Love, The Truth About Love
My husband s parents are both many times divorced and remarried. At our wedding
banquet he made a toast: We d like to thank our parents, too numerous to mention.
One of my favorite stories about couples who want vows as long as love shall
last, is about then Education Secretary William Bennett who heard such a
wedding vow from a junior colleague & spouse. He sent paper plates as his wedding gift!