Easter Bonnet Party

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Easter Bonnet Party

Postby 4dogsagain » March 17th, 2012, 7:05 pm

Today our Church Ladies' Guild held an Easter Bonnet Party. We had invited ladies from other churches in the town, and in the end entertained over 50 ladies - and one man! The sole man was our local newspaper editor, who had the job of judging the hats.
Most ladies entered the spirit of the day, and there were some wonderful creations. The lady who won, who was actually wearing a bonnet which was made of card and ribbons, was 92 years old!
We had spot prizes: at each place setting was a scroll, all tied with silver ribbon bar one on each table which had a red ribbon. Prizes were given to those with red ribbons on their scroll.
We had a speaker, who gave an inspirational talk on making yourself happy, rather than making everyone else happy, which is what most women seem to do.
We had singers to entertain, and raffled a fruit cake.
Tea was served, and the ladies really got stuck into the eats we had prepared.
We ended with everyone standing, holding hands in an unbroken circle and saying together: "The Grce of our Lord Jesus Christ....(etc).
This is what was on the scroll. I think that you will like it.

A sad bit of truth!
An Obituary printed in the Times of London
.

Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who has been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was, since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape. He will be remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessons as:
• knowing when to come in out of the rain;
• why the early bird gets the worm;
• life isn't always fair; and
• maybe it was my fault.

Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies (don't spend more than you can earn) and reliable strategies (adults, not children, are in charge).

His health began to deteriorate rapidly when well-intentioned but overbearing regulations were set in place. Reports of a 6-year-old boy charged with sexual harassment for kissing a classmate; teens suspended from school for using mouthwash after lunch; and a teacher fired for reprimanding an unruly student, only worsened his condition.

Common Sense lost ground when parents attacked teachers for doing the job that they themselves had failed to do in disciplining their unruly children.

It declined even further when schools were required to get parental consent to administer sun lotion or an aspirin to a student; but could not inform parents when a student became pregnant and wanted to have an abortion.

Common Sense lost the will to live as the churches became businesses; and criminals received better treatment than their victims.

Common Sense took a beating when you couldn't defend yourself from a burglar in your own home and the burglar could sue you for assault.

Common Sense finally gave up the will to live, after a woman failed to realize that a steaming cup of coffee was hot. She spilled a little in her lap, and was promptly awarded a huge settlement.

Common Sense was preceded in death, by his parents, Truth and Trust, by his wife, Discretion, by his daughter, Responsibility, and by his son, Reason.

He is survived by his 4 stepbrothers;
• I Know My Rights
• I Want It Now
• Someone Else Is To Blame
• I'm A Victim

Not many attended his funeral because so few realized he was gone. If you still remember him, pass this on. If not, join the majority and do nothing.
Don't stop doing things because you are growing old; you only grow old if you stop doing things.
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