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    Dec 2008
    Portland, Oregon

    The Wit and Wisdom of Will Rogers

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

    Enjoy the following:

    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.
    Jesus was a Woodworker

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    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Billings Missouri near Springfield Mo
    I had #8 as my tag line for years
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    Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticize them, you're a mile away and you have their shoes.

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    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Oceanside, So. Calif. 5 mi. to the ocean
    When I was a kid, I went to all of the Will Rogers movies!!!

    When I was in grade school---don't know the year. My dad was invited to a dinner at Will Roger's house (probably business or politics). I am almost positive it was in Santa Monica (CA for those of you who don't recognize Santa Monica). Dad took my mother and me along. HOWEVER, we had to stay outside in the car.

    Poor mom. Think about it. She is stuck in this car with an extremely disgruntled child. A child that could see absolutely no reason why he couldn't go in and see Will.



    Another Old Man story for Cynthia.
    First of all you have to be smarter than the machine.

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