Why I’m Not Getting The Vaccine

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First let me say the obligatory, “I not an anti vaxxer.”  While my faith in government and public health authorities has been utterly destroyed this past year due to their collective horrible pandemic response, I believe vaccines as a whole have brought us miraculous benefits.  I also think, at this point, the people who are vulnerable to a bad case of Covid should get the vaccine and that those of us who are not should not feel pressured to do so.

So What’s My Beef With These New Vaccines?

1.  Based on my age, health and lifestyle, my chances of suffering a severe bout of Covid, let alone death are very small. Injecting experimental drugs in to my body to combat a virus I stand a 99.98% of surviving doesn’t just seem absurd, it is.

2.  Not one of the vaccines are FDA approved.  They have Emergency Use Approval…

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Why I’m Not Getting The Vaccine

Freedom Through Empowerment

First let me say the obligatory, “I not an anti vaxxer.”  While my faith in government and public health authorities has been utterly destroyed this past year due to their collective horrible pandemic response, I believe vaccines as a whole have brought us miraculous benefits.  I also think, at this point, the people who are vulnerable to a bad case of Covid should get the vaccine and that those of us who are not should not feel pressured to do so.

So What’s My Beef With These New Vaccines?

1.  Based on my age, health and lifestyle, my chances of suffering a severe bout of Covid, let alone death are very small. Injecting experimental drugs in to my body to combat a virus I stand a 99.98% of surviving doesn’t just seem absurd, it is.

2.  Not one of the vaccines are FDA approved.  They have Emergency Use Approval…

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Creative Calendar from a Retirement Home. Bet they had a ball.

A German Retirement Community did a calendar where seniors amazingly recreated famous movie scenes.

The Contilia Retirement Group in Essen, Germany made what is probably the best calendar ever, with a few of their seniors.

According to German press, 5000 calendars were printed.  They were given out to residents of the Senior Center, relatives & staff.

The calendar models were interviewed about the project and said it was a ton of fun to dress up as their favorite actors.

The shoot was done with professional stylists and photographers to make sure everything looked as cool as possible.

The oldest senior involved with the calendar was 98 years old!

JANUARY

James  Bond

Wilhelm Buiting, 89


 
FEBRUARY

Breakfast  at Tiffany’s
Marianne Brunsbach, 86



MARCH

Titanic
Erna Rütt, 86, and Alfred Kelbch, 81

 
APRIL

Rocky
Erwin J von der Heiden, 80

 
MAY

Mary  Poppins
Erna Schenk, 78



JUNE

The  Seven Year Itch
Ingeborg Giolbass, 84, and Erich Endlein, 88



 
JULY

Blues  Brothers
Lothar Wischnewski, 76 and Margarete Schmidt, 77



 
AUGUST

Cabaret
Martha Bajohr, 77



 
SEPTEMBER

Giant
Joanna Trachenberg, 81 and Horst Krischat, 78




 
OCTOBER

Saturday Night Fever
Irmgard Alt, 79 and Siegfried Gallasch, 87




 
NOVEMBER

Dirty  Dancing
Johann Liedtke, 92 and Marianne Pape, 79


DECEMBER

Easy Rider
Walter Loeser, 98 and Kurt Neuhaus, 90

‘Growing old’ is mandatory,

‘Growing up’ is optional!


  AND AS THEY SAY IN THE CLASSICS

If you haven’t grown up by the time you’re FIFTY

Well then, you don’t have to!

Wisdom at its Best

An 87 Year Old College Student Named Rose

The first day of school our professor introduced himself and challenged us to get to know someone we didn’t already know.

I stood up to look around when a gentle hand touched my shoulder. I turned round to find a wrinkled, little old lady beaming up at me with a smile that lit up her entire being.

She said, “Hi handsome. My name is Rose. I’m eighty-seven years old. Can I give you a hug?” I laughed and enthusiastically responded, “Of course you may!” and she gave me a giant squeeze. “Why are you in college at such a young, innocent age?” I asked.  She jokingly replied, “I’m here to meet a rich husband, get married, and have a couple of kids…” “No seriously,” I asked. I was curious what may have motivated her to be taking on this challenge at her age.  “I always dreamed of having a college education and now I’m getting one!” she told me. After class we walked to the student union building and shared a chocolate milkshake. We became instant friends. Every day for the next three months, we would leave class together and talk nonstop. I was always mesmerized listening to this “time machine” as she shared her wisdom and experience with me.

Over the course of the year, Rose became a campus icon and she easily made friends wherever she went. She loved to dress up and she reveled in the attention bestowed upon her from the other students. She was living it up.  At the end of the semester we invited Rose to speak at our football banquet. I’ll never forget what she taught us. She was introduced and stepped up to the podium.

As she began to deliver her prepared speech, she dropped her three by five cards on the floor. Frustrated and a little embarrassed she leaned into the microphone and simply said, “I’m sorry I’m so jittery. I gave up beer for Lent and this whiskey is killing me! I’ll never get my speech back in order so let me just tell you what I know.”

As we laughed she cleared her throat and began, “We do not stop playing because we are old; we grow old because we stop playing. There are only four secrets to staying young, being happy, and achieving success. You have to laugh and find humor every day. You’ve got to have a dream. When you lose your dreams, you die.  We have so many people walking around who are dead and don’t even know it!There is a huge difference between growing older and growing up.

If you are nineteen years old and lie in bed for one full year and don’t do one productive thing, you will turn twenty years old.  If I am eighty-seven years old and stay in bed for a year and never do anything I will turn eighty-eight.  Anybody can grow older. That doesn’t take any talent or ability. The idea is to grow up by always finding opportunity in change.  Have no regrets.

The elderly usually don’t have regrets for what we did, but rather for things we did not do. The only people who fear death are those with regrets.” She concluded her speech by courageously singing “The Rose.” She challenged each of us to study the lyrics and live them out in our daily lives.

At the year’s end Rose finished the college degree she had begun all those years ago. One week after graduation Rose died peacefully in her sleep.

Over two thousand college students attended her funeral in tribute to the wonderful woman who taught by example that it’s never too late to be all you can possibly be .When you finish reading this, please send this peaceful word of advice to your friends and family, they’ll really enjoy it!

These words have been passed along in loving memory of ROSE.

REMEMBER, GROWING OLDER IS MANDATORY. GROWING UP IS OPTIONAL.

We make a Living by what we get, We make a Life by what we give.

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Your Chuckle for the Day

Go for the juggler

A juggler on her way to a performance got pulled over for driving too fast. The cop was startled when he saw some of the juggler’s props lying on the front seat of her car.

“What are those machetes doing in your car?” asked the cop.

“I juggle them as part of my act, officer,” the juggler replied. 

The cop was skeptical. “Oh, yeah?” he said. “Let’s see you do it.” 

The juggler obligingly got out of her car and started juggling the machetes by the side of the road. A guy who happened to be driving by slowed down to watch the spectacle.  

When the man got home, he said to his wife, “Am I ever glad I gave up drinking! You wouldn’t believe the test they’re giving now!”

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It’s a dog’s life

Love this. 🙂

bluebird of bitterness

Fred arrived at the movie theater a few minutes late, after the movie had already started. As his eyes adjusted to the darkness, he noticed a dog sitting next to its owner in the row ahead of him. The dog seemed to be watching the movie with great interest, wagging its tail during the happy parts, drooping its ears during the sad parts, and covering its eyes with its paws during the scary parts.

After the movie, Fred approached the dog’s owner and said, “Your dog really seemed to enjoy the movie. I’m amazed.”

“So am I,” replied the dog’s owner. “He hated the book.”

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A rose by any other name

Your chuckle for the day.

bluebird of bitterness

Walt showed up late for the card party at the senior center. He blamed it on his poor memory, which seemed to be growing worse with age.

“You know, I used to have that problem too,” said his friend Stan. “But then I went to a memory clinic, and they taught us some really great techniques, like visualization and association, and I haven’t had a problem since.”

“That sounds like just what I need,” said Walt. “What was the name of the clinic?”

Stan’s mind went blank. He thought and thought, and finally he said, “What do you call that flower with the long thorny stem?”

“You mean a rose?” said Walt.

“That’s it!” said Stan. Then he turned to his wife and said, “Hey Rose, what was the name of that memory clinic?”

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Thursday’s Chuckle

MONTANA STATE TROOPER

In most of the Unites States there is a policy of checking on any stalled vehicle on the highway when temperatures drop to single digits or below.

About 3 AM one very cold morning, Montana State Trooper Allan Nixon #658 responded to a call there was a car off the shoulder of the road outside of Great Falls, Montana. He located the car, stuck in deep snow and with the engine still running. Pulling behind the car with his emergency lights on, the trooper walked to the driver’s door to find an older man passed out behind the wheel with a nearly empty vodka bottle on the seat beside him.

The driver came awake when the trooper tapped on the window. Seeing the rotating lights in his rear view mirror, and the state trooper standing next to to his car, the man panicked. He jerked the gearshift into drive and hit the gas.

The car’s speedometer was showing 20-30-40 and then 50 MPH, but it was still stuck in the snow, wheels spinning. Trooper Nixon, having a sense of humor, began running in place next to the speeding (but stationary) car.

The driver was totally freaked, thinking the trooper was actually keeping up with him. This goes on for about 30 seconds, then the trooper yells, “PULL OVER!”

The man nodded, turned his wheel and stopped the engine. Needless to say, the man from North Dakota was arrested and is probably still shaking his head over the state trooper in Montana who could run 50 miles per hour.

Who says troopers don’t have a sense of humor?

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