"Mark Twain Quotes" 
A banker is a fellow who lends you his umbrella when the sun is shining, but wants it back the minute it begins to rain.  
A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.  
Always acknowledge a fault. This will throw those in authority off their guard and give you an opportunity to commit more.  
Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest.  
An Englishman is a person who does things because they have been done before. An American is a person who does things because they haven't been done before.  
Anyone who stops learning is old, whether twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing you can do is keep your mind young.  
Barring that natural expression of villainy which we all have, the man looked honest enough.  
Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint.  
By trying we can easily learn to endure adversity -- another man's I mean.  
Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.  
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear.  
Do something every day that you don't want to do; this is the golden rule for acquiring the habit of doing your duty without pain.  
Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.  
Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.  
Education: that which reveals to the wise, and conceals from the stupid, the vast limits of their knowledge.  
Facts are stubborn things, but statistics are more pliable.  
Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities. Truth isn't.  
George Washington, as a boy, was ignorant of the commonest accomplishments of youth. He could not even lie.  
Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please.  
Grief can take care of itself, but to get the full value of a joy you must have somebody to divide it with.
"Donald Trump & The Pope" 
Seeking a weekend break from his campaign rallies;  
Donald Trump jetted to his yacht, which was docked off the coast of Italy.  
He invited PopeFrancis and the press corps on board for a Saturday afternoon cruise.  
It was a rather windy day.The Pope's little hat, his zucchetto, was blown from his head and into the water.  
A crewman began lowering a boat to retrieve the zucchetto. Trump told the crewman not to bother. Trump climbed down the yacht's ladder; walked across the waves, picked upthe zucchetto; walked back to the yacht and handed it to the Pope.  
The Pope and the press corps were amazed! Donald Trump could actually walk on water!  
Speculation immediately began as to how ABC, CNN, NBC, The Washington Post and New York Times would report this miraculous event to the rest of the world.  
The next morning the New YorkTimes headline read . . . .  
"Donald Trump Can't Swim" 
"Animal Sounds"  
A mother was reading a book about animals to her 3 year old daughter. 
Mother: "What does the cow say?" 
Child: "Moo!" 
Mother: "Great! What does the cat say?" 
Child: "Meow." 
Mother: "Oh, you're so smart! What does the frog say?" 
And this wide-eyed little 3 year-old looked up at her mother and in her deepest voice replied, "Bud."
The problem with doing nothing is you never know when you’re done. 
One can destroy more in one minute with the tongue than in a year with the hands. 
There is only one quality worse than the hardness of the heart and that is the softness of the head. 
The reason why worry kills more people than work is that more people worry than work.  
Money, if it does not bring you happiness, will at least help you to be miserable in comfort.
May our Angel always be there 
watching over us.
May God bestow upon us all His 
love and His blessings.
"The Old Spinning Wheel" 
Chet Atkins & Hank Snow 
We 'Thank You', God, for giving us the opportunity to change our country back to what You intended it to be. We glorify Your Name for all You've done in bringing Donald Trump into office. We 'Thank You' for the way so many of Your people prayed, and You answered. Now we pray that You continue to equip him and his team to take the leadership in our nation. We pray that You block those who would cause confusion or disrupt this transition in any way. Bring us together again as "one nation under God", where your values are upheld and every person is blessed.  
In Jesus' Name we pray.  
Ev & Els 
Until next time,   
Fare-the-well Amies.