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Staying Young

Never squat with your spurs on

Will Rogers, who died in a 1935 plane crash, was one of the
greatest political sages this country has ever known.

Some of his sayings:
1. Never slap a man who's chewing tobacco.

2. Never kick a cow chip on a hot day.

3. There are two theories to arguing with a woman. Neither works.

4. Never miss a good chance to shut up.

5. Always drink upstream from the herd.

6. If you find yourself in a hole, stop digging.

7. The quickest way to double your money is to fold it and put it back into your pocket.

8. There are three kinds of men:
The ones that learn by reading.The few who learn by observation.The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence and find out for themselves.

9. Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment.

10. If you're riding' ahead of the herd, take a look back every now and then to make sure it's still there.

11. Lettin' the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier'n puttin' it back.

12. After eating an entire bull, a mountain lion felt so good he started roaring.
He kept it up until a hunter came along and shot him.
The moral: When you're full of bull, keep your mouth shut.


First ~Eventually you will reach a point when you stop lying about your age and start bragging about it.

Second ~ The older we get, the fewer things seem worth waiting in line for.

Third ~ Some people try to turn back their odometers. Not me; I want people to know 'why' I look this way.
I've traveled a long way, and some of the roads weren't paved.

Fourth ~ When you are dissatisfied and would like to go back to youth, think of Algebra.

Fifth ~ You know you are getting old when everything either dries up or leaks.

Sixth ~ I don't know how I got over the hill without getting to the top.

Seventh ~ One of the many things no one tells you about aging is that it's such a nice change from being young.

Eighth ~ One must wait until evening to see how splendid the day has been.

Ninth ~ Being young is beautiful, but being old is comfortable.

Tenth ~ Long ago, when men cursed and beat the ground with sticks, it was called witchcraft.
Today it's called golf.

And, finally ~ If you don't learn to laugh at trouble, you won't have anything to laugh at when you're old.


1. Throw out nonessential numbers. This includes age, weight and height. Let the doctors worry about them. That is why you pay them.

2. Keep only cheerful friends. The grouches pull you down.

3. Keep learning. Learn more about the computer, crafts, gardening, whatever. Never let the brain idle. " An idle mind is the devil's workshop." And the devil's name is Alzheimer's.

4. Enjoy the simple things.

5. Laugh often, long and loud. Laugh until you gasp for breath.

6. The tears happen. Endure, grieve, and move on. The only person who is with us our entire life, is ourselves. Be ALIVE while you are alive.

7. Surround yourself with what you love, Whether it's family, pets, keepsakes, music, plants, hobbies, whatever. Your home is your refuge.

8. Cherish your health: If it is good, preserve it. If it is unstable, improve it. If it is beyond what you can improve, get help.

9. Don't take guilt trips. Take a trip to the mall, even to the next county; to a foreign country but NOT to where the guilt is.

10. Tell the people you love that you love them, at every opportunity.

High School Class Reunions for Dummies

How to Look Good for Your Class Reunion

As a wise philosopher once said, you can only look as good as you feel. Focus on health, fitness and peace of mind to create a radiant impression at your reunion.

1. Get plenty of rest and exercise prior to the reunion. In addition to feeling less stressed, you will look more refreshed and vibrant.

2. Choose clothes that are youthful but age-appropriate. Wear your most flattering colors and styles.

3. Wait until a few days before the event to color hair, get a manicure or get a pedicure. Because of inevitable post-facial breakouts, have a facial approximately two weeks prior to the reunion.

4. Practice walking and talking with confidence. Take time to meditate and to imagine yourself as the perfected version of the person that you were in school. Confidence begets attractiveness in everyone.

5. Drink lots of water. Water not only hydrates the skin, but also keeps it looking plump and radiant.

6. Invite your husband, wife or significant other to join you at the reunion. A person in love always looks good!

       Tip? Forget about trying to fit into that high school prom dress, or your favorite college outfit.
       Concentrate on feeling comfortable and confident in an outfit that suits you now.

     How to Overcome Your Class Reunion Anxieties

It's normal to experience the class reunion jitters. Don't let your insecurities force you to miss what could be the time of your life.

1. Take an afternoon or evening to jot down all of your positive school memories, look over photos of old friends and listen to music from your school years.

2. Make a mental list of all that you have accomplished and how you have grown through the years.

3. Get in touch with at least two former classmates. Reminiscing with old pals will help you to get in the reunion spirit.

4. Ask to help with the reunion planning. There's always room for one more planning committee member, and it will help awaken your enthusiasm for the event.

5. Arrive in your hometown one day early if you don't live there. Spend quality time visiting your favorite spots, driving around your old neighborhood and dwelling on nostalgia.

6. Look your best. Rather than crash dieting, stepping up your health and fitness program several months prior to the reunion will ensure that you look and feel your best.

Tips? Remember that everyone had the same insecurities and issues that you did in school. Approach the reunion as an opportunity for reconciliation, understanding and fun! Take a hot bath and a long stroll the day before the reunion to unwind and reevaluate your nervousness.

     How to Attend Your Class Reunion

       Class reunions are a fabulous way to reminisce with old friends and to gauge your own
       transformation through life. Make a point of attending and you won't be disappointed.

1. Keep in touch with the alumni center and/or reunion committee at your former school via regular address updates. Even if you do not receive update requests, make a point of sending one each time your contact information changes.

2. Start a reunion savings fund. Most likely, attending your reunion will require travel and accommodation expenses, in addition to fees for the reunion itself. Planning and saving ahead of time will make the cost as painless as possible.

3. Reserve time off from work well in advance to ensure that you are covered for any travel time. Although most reunions occur during the weekend, you may need an extra day for travel.

4. Ask the reunion committee about hotel room blocks. You may be able to take advantage of reunion discounts if you stay at the group hotel.

5. Make airline reservations well in advance to ensure the best possible rate.

Tip? Get yourself in the reunion spirit by browsing through old photo albums, school yearbooks and videos.

How to Remember Names at Your Class Reunion

After several years, you can easily go blank when faced with a roomful of former classmates. Relax, focus and use these memory techniques for guaranteed success.

1. Review your senior yearbook prior to the reunion to brush up on long-forgotten faces and names.

2. Use mnemonic devices to remember names. For instance, saying "Patty Devry has bright green eyes" will ensure that you remember Patty's name the next time you run into her.

3. Repeat each person's name right after being introduced. Saying someone's name out loud shows them that you are listening, and helps to solidify the name in your memory.

4. Make a point of introducing the new person to your significant other, or to another friend, immediately after initial contact.

5. Make a list of people as you meet them, with an identifying characteristic following the name. If necessary, refer to this list before you approach anyone that you have already met.

Tips? When being introduced, relax and listen carefully. Many people tense up and become distracted as they anticipate introducing themselves. Always be certain that you know a person's name before you address them. You'll not soon forget the embarrassment of calling a new acquaintance by the wrong name.

See you June 22 - 24, 2012 at the 50th Reunion

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