Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Herbie The Squirrel

Today as I do each school morning, I was on the edge of the street in front of my home greeting families delivering their children to the nearby elementary school, and greeting commuters.

On my driveway, I noticed a squirrel watching all the activities. "My name is Herbie," he shouted to me. "My name is Dick," I replied with a smile.

"You know what you're doing can be dangerous," he yelled. "My brother Frankie was on the street about where you are when a car ran him over."

"Did it kill him," I asked. "No," said Herbie. "But it made him flat as a pancake. We rushed him to the vet and it was month before he could climb a tree again."

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Wednesday, April 28, 2021

The Great Lantana Confrontation

To bring tranquility and beauty into my life, three days ago our gardener planted Lantanas, which are low growing flowering plants. 

This morning while I was enjoying my garden, I heard voices coming from the Lantana. I was stunned, not realizing Lantana can speak. 

When my gardener planted them, he planted orange/red ones and he planted a few purple ones and a big batch of white.

While I stood there dumbfounded, still absorbing the fact that Lantana can speak, suddenly a spokesman for the white ones said, “We hate those of other colors!" 

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Thursday, February 18, 2021

My Dog Herbie

I love my dog Herbie, a mutt if ever there was one! But there is an unusual twist to our relationship:

Herbie doesn't live with me, he lives with my next door neighbor. This neighbor feeds him, plays with him, walks him, cleans up after him, grooms him, bathes him and takes him to the veterinarian. 

In fact, it was this neighbor who rescued Herbie from the dog pound and named him.

Herbie is so happy with my neighbor, he spends little time with me, but that's ok, for we have quality time together, although I can't recall when the last time was.

So if you want a dog, remember my example and select a neighbor who loves dogs and you will have the happiest of relationships with your loving little furry companion.

With Love To All - Dick
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Tuesday, January 5, 2021

A Letter From God To You

Dear One, 

Seldom do you hear from me, but lately things have gotten very stressful for you, and I would like to express myself in this letter to you. 

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Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Did Little Jesus Believe In Santa Claus?

The question of whether little Jesus believed in Santa Claus has perplexed historians throughout the ages. 

In search of the answer, I visited internationally renowned professor and historian Willis Blunderfield. 

"Dr. Blunderfield, was little Jesus a believer in Santa Claus," I asked.

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Sunday, December 6, 2020

Sid's Gold Emporium - A Parable

2,000 years ago Sid had his famous Jerusalem superstore, The Gold Emporium. 

It was a place where the rich and the poor, the locals and the caravans came to do business.

For Sid bought, sold and traded gold, and his signs were everywhere, beckoning people to come!

Many years earlier, Sid had begun by saving his money to invest in his business and eking out profits, which he would put in a small vault.

But each year, as Sid became more successful, he put those profits in larger and larger vaults, until his current vault was the largest in Jerusalem.

And each day, he would proclaim, "I'm richer than I have ever been, but I will be richer tomorrow." 

Then one day, a profound event occurred, one that changed everything!

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Friday, November 13, 2020

Irving's Famous Deli - A Parable

2,000 years ago, Irving had a chain of restaurants from Jerusalem to Nazareth, and from Haifa to Be'er Sheva known as Irving's Famous Deli.

His schedule was intense, and there came a time when Irving needed to travel for a month. He called in his two sons and daughter, telling them:

"I'm going to give each of you 10,000 shekels, and when I return, we will measure how wisely you invested that money."

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