"Getting Older Thoughts"  
1. My goal for 2016 was to lose just 10 pounds,  only 15 more to go.  
2. Ate salad for dinner. Mostly croutons & tomatoes ... Really just one big, round crouton covered with tomato sauce ... And cheese... Okay, it was a pizza... I ate a pizza.  
3. How to prepare Tofu: 1. Throw it in the trash; 2. Grill some Meat.  
4. I just did a week's worth of cardio after walking into a spider web.  
5. I don't mean to brag but I finished all of my 14-day diet food in 3 hours and 20 minutes.  
6. A recent study has found women who carry a little extra weight live longer than men who mention it. 
7. Kids today don't know how easy they have it... when I was young, I had to walk 9 feet through shag carpet to change the TV channel.  
8. Senility has been a smooth transition for me.  
9. Remember back when we were kids and every time it was below zero out they closed school? Me neither!  
10. I may not be that funny or athletic or good looking or smart or talented I forgot where I was going with this.  
11. I love being over 70. I learn something new every day and forget 5other things I used to know.  
12. A thief broke into my house last night. He started searching for money so I woke up and searched with him.  
13. I think I'll just put an "Out of Order" sticker on my forehead and call it a day.  
Just remember, once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed.
"The Farmer & The Pet Rooster" 
A farmer and his pet rooster went everywhere together.  
One day they went to a movie and as the farmer got close to the ticket window the clerk said, "I'm sorry but you can't take animals into the theater."  
The man looked sad and said "But this is my pet rooster, Clucky. He goes wherever I go.  
"Oh, I understand.” but if that is the case "you should not come in either."  
The farmer sighed and said, "Well this time I will leave him in the truck!”  
So the farmer went around the corner and stuffed Clucky down his pants.  
He then went back, got his ticket, went into the theater, and sat down next to two old ladies.  
About halfway through the movie Clucky started struggling so the farmer unzipped his pants to let him stick his head out.  
The first old lady saw this and turned to her friend and whispered, "Patsy, you’re not going to believe this but the man next to me has just unzipped his pants and let his thing out."  
Patsy turned to her friend and said, "Well just ignore him. Besides, at our age, we've seen plenty."  
"Well normally I would agree with you, but this one's eating my popcorn!"  
A man was walking down the street when he noticed his grandpa sitting on the porch, in the rocking chair, with nothing on from the waist down.  
"Grandpa, what are you doing?" he exclaimed. The old man looked off in the distance and did not answer him. 
"Grandpa, what are you doing sitting out here with nothing on below the waist?" he asked again.  
The old man slowly looked at him and said, "Well, last week I sat out here with no shirt on, and I got a stiff neck ....This was your Grandma's idea."
Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured. 
The positive thinker sees the invisible, feels the intangible, and achieves the impossible. 
The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.  
Do not be afraid; our fate cannot be taken from us; it is a gift.  
A smile is the light in your window that tells others there is a caring, sharing person inside.
May God bestow upon us all His Love 
and His Blessings.
Dear God, 
We ask you to protect our country from 
those who seek to destroy it.  
To protect all of its people from the 
graft and corruption that goes on within 
our Government and to keep us safe from 
the terrorists who have now come across 
our borders and live amongst us. 
Please God stand by our Country,  and please God keep Donald Trump safe.   
We the people and our country need him.  
We pray in Jesus name.  
"Rhythm Of The Rain" 
Floyd Cramer 
Ev & Els 
Farewell dear Friends 
until next time. God Bless and Take Care.