Harry Truman was a different kind of President. He probably made as many, or more important decisions regarding our nation’s history as any of the other 42 Presidents preceding him. However, a measure of his greatness may rest on what he did after he left the White House.
The only asset he had when he died was the house he lived in, which was in Independence Missouri . His wife had inherited the house from her mother and father and other than their years in the White House, they lived their entire lives there.
When he retired from office in 1952, his income was a U.S. Army pension reported to have been $13,507.72 a year. Congress, noting that he was paying for his stamps and personally licking them, granted him an ‘allowance’ and, later, a retroactive pension of $25,000per year.
After President Eisenhower was inaugurated, Harry and Bess drove home to Missouri by themselves. There was no Secret Service following them.
When offered corporate positions at large salaries, he declined, stating, “You don’t want me. You want the office of the President, and that doesn’t belong to me. It belongs to the American people and it’s not for sale.”
Even later, on May 6, 1971, when Congress was preparing to award him the Medal of Honor on his 87th birthday, he refused to accept it, writing, “I don’t consider that I have done anything which should be the reason for any award, Congressional or otherwise.”
As president he paid for all of his own travel expenses and food.
Modern politicians have found a new level of success in cashing in on the Presidency, resulting in untold wealth. Today, many in Congress also have found a way to become quite wealthy while enjoying the fruits of their offices. Political offices are now for sale.
Good old Harry Truman was correct when he observed, “My choices in life were either to be a piano player in a whore house or a politician, and to tell the truth, there’s hardly any difference!”
being who you really are. Let love heal your hurts and
inspire your actions.
Have the courage, acceptance and humility to feel love
fully. Have the strength and confidence to give your love
Let love fill your thoughts with goodness and your
intentions with kindness. Let love brighten every corner of
Let love flow abundantly from you before you can even think
about it. Let love illuminate the unique and miraculous
richness in every unfolding moment.
Let love live within you, and spread beauty through all you do.
Let love be, with all you have and all you are.
The liquid inside young coconuts can be used as a substitute for
No piece of paper can be folded in half
more than seven (7) times. Oh go ahead…I’ll wait…
Donkeys kill more people annually
than plane crashes or shark attacks.
You burn more calories sleeping
than you do watching television.
Oak trees do not produce acorns
until they are fifty (50) years of age or older.
The first product to have a bar code
was Wrigley’s gum.
The King of Hearts is the only king
WITHOUT A MOUSTACHE
American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987
by eliminating one (1) olive
from each salad served in first-class.
Venus is the only planet that rotates clockwise.
(Since Venus is normally associated with women, what does this tell you!)
(That women are going the ‘right’ direction…?)
Apples, not caffeine,
are more efficient at waking you up in the morning.
Most dust particles in your house are made from
The first owner of the Marlboro Company died of lung cancer.
So did the first ‘Marlboro Man’.
Walt Disney was afraid
The three most valuable brand names on earth:
Marlboro, Coca Cola, and Budweiser, in that order.
It is possible to lead a cow upstairs…
but, not downstairs.
A duck’s quack doesn’t echo,
and no one knows why.
Dentists have recommended that a toothbrush
be kept at least six (6) feet away from
a toilet to avoid airborne particles
resulting from the flush.
(I keep my toothbrush in the living room now!)
And the best for last….
Turtles can breathe through their butts.
(I know some people like that, don’t YOU?)
Now you know everything!
STREET GANGS IN ALBERTA
It’s gangs like these that the people of Alberta have to put up with..
A bit different from the problems in other cities…
It proves that every City has their own “unique” gang problems. They
roam the streets and yards night and day.
They hang out in even the best neighborhoods!
..and you CANNOT (legally) stop them.
AREN’T THEY MAGNIFICENT !!!!???
Below are 10 simple rules to live by. Of course there are many pieces of good advice out there, but each of these is certainly good rules for your life. This article represents an opportunity for us to take wellness past food to the very thoughts and feelings that we experience every day. Learn these 10 simple rules and take them to heart.
Rule 1. Prayer is not a “spare wheel” that you pull out when in trouble; it is a “steering wheel” that directs us in the right path throughout life.
Rule 2. Do you know why a car’s WINDSHIELD is so large & the rear view mirror is so small? Because our PAST is not as important as our FUTURE. So, look ahead and move on.
Rule 3. Friendship is like a BOOK. It takes few seconds to burn, but it takes years to write.
Rule 4. All things in life are temporary. If going well enjoy it, they will not last forever. If going wrong don’t worry, they can’t last long either.
Rule 5. Old friends are like Gold! New friends are Diamonds! If you get a Diamond, don’t forget the Gold! Because to hold a Diamond, you always need a base of Gold!
Rule 6. Often when we lose hope and think this is the end, GOD smiles from above and says, “Relax, sweetheart, it’s just a bend, not the end!
Rule 7. When GOD solves your problems, you have faith in HIS abilities; when GOD doesn’t solve your problems HE has faith in your abilities.
Rule 8. A blind person asked St. Anthony: “Can there be anything worse than losing eye sight?” He replied: “Yes, losing your vision.”
Rule 9. When you pray for others, God listens to you and blesses them; and sometimes, when you are safe and happy, remember that someone has prayed for you.
Rule 10. WORRYING does not take away tomorrow’s TROUBLES; it takes away today’s PEACE.
The honorable mention goes to: The United Kingdom
Followed closely by…The United States of America
and then… Poland
but 3rd Place must go to… Greece
it was very, very close but the runner up prize was awarded to…. Serbia
but the winner of the husband/partner of the year is. Ireland. Ya gotta love the Irish. The Irish are true romantics. Look, he’s even holding her hand…
Woman has Man in it;
Mrs. has Mr. in it;
Female has Male in it;
She has He in it;
Madam has Adam in it;
Okay, Okay, it all makes sense now…
I never looked at it this way before:
Ever notice how all of women’s problems start with MEN?
When we have REAL trouble, it’s a.. HISterectomy.
Send this to all the women you know to brighten their day.
Send this to all the men just to annoy them….
Remember You Don’t Stop Laughing Because You Grow Old, You Grow Old Because You Stop Laughing