Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Wednesday 27 December, 2006

Third day of Christmas:

The 'three French hens' are the three Persons of the holy Trinity or the three virtues: faith, hope, and love, though according to Ace Collins' book "Stories of the Best Loved Christmas Songs", they represent the expensive gifts of the Wise Men: gold, frankincense, and myrrh.

Take your pick.

From time to time in my readings I come across quotes and other quips that I find interesting, pertinent, or appropos.

"The law does not pretend to punish everything that is dishonest. That would seriously interfere with businesss"----- Clarence Darrow
"Weakness does not storm the gates, but drips in along the eaves of comfort" ?
FACTS OF LIFE: 5--- Daily cups of tea drunk by study subjects who showed a fivefold increase in the amount of immunity-boosting interferon they produced. NAoS
Dwelling on past pain robs us of the magic of the present moment.
" The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of the blessings;
the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of misery."
Sir Winston Churchill

Question for today:
What question do you avoid the most?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love the quotes and a wonderful family picture. Hope you had a fantastic Christmas and have a really great New Year Rem!


6:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bloody Blogger! I had a great comment all typed out and then somehow lost it. Oh well...

Hope you and yours had a delightful Christmas, and blessings upon you for a simply superb 2007.

7:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a teacher, the question I avoid the most is "Can I go the bathroom?"

Both for myself, and my students!

8:50 AM  
Anonymous Paris Parfait said...

These quotes are fantastic! And the question I avoid the most is when is the book going to be finished? :)

9:18 AM  
Anonymous Brian said...

I just saw a study this morning that said long term use of acid inhibitors leads to an increased risk of hip fractures. So, since I take a pill daily for acid reflux, the questions I avoid, are anything to do with medical studies.

Have a great day Rel.

9:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Those French hens look lovely.

My favorite quote about communism goes something like this: The only people who love communism are people who haven't lived under it.

10:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The question I avoid most is, What are you going to do when you get too old to run anymore? Shudder to think.

1:36 PM  
Blogger Catch said...

I dont know what question I avoid the most Rel. I do have a couple of favorite quotes though..

Keep your friends close and your enemies closer

He who dies with the most toys, still dies.

Always forgive, never forget.

5:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dearest Rel...wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas!! A couple of days late but I'm just now catching up with everybody. It sounds like you had a fabulous time with your family and I love the picture of all of you:-) I'm glad you got to have your tourtiere too! I had brought a couple of them to my son's place and while eating it, I was thinking of you! lol Much love to you and D xox

8:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That very question, Remiman! ;)

8:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There are a lot of questions I avoid, Rel. Which one would you like to hear, lol!

Actually, I really dislike people I have just met asking me personal questions. I find that most intrusive.

Glad you survived Christmas!



4:46 AM  
Blogger Tongue in Cheek Antiques said...

I enjoy the unveiling of the secret language/symbols of the the twelve days of Christmas!
A question I avoid the most...I am not telling because the answer would be heard in the writing of it!

6:00 AM  

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