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Erma Bombeck thoughts for the day.
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Aug 4, 2011 10:07:28   #
I miss her...she was always so wise and I loved her sense of humor!
Aug 4, 2011 10:28:11   #
Great post. Thx.
Aug 4, 2011 10:40:24   #
I love Erma Bombeck! I would love to use this picture for a screensaver or background.
Aug 4, 2011 10:42:20   #
deemail wrote:
this is a nicer way to say, 'i want my last check to bounce.'

I love this one too! And there are a great many days when I truly feel this way (depending of course on to whom the last check is written!)
Aug 4, 2011 10:48:35   #
this is so cute, appropiate, too!
Aug 4, 2011 11:05:42   #
I agree with all the above. I have some of her columns that are yellow and crisp w/age. They are probably repeated in the books that I have, but I keep the columns as they spoke so clearly to me when I needed them!
Aug 4, 2011 11:32:11   #
julietinboots (a regular here)
Erma was one of my all time favorites to read for a laugh at myself. Thanks for the post.
Aug 4, 2011 11:55:57   #
Great thought!
Aug 4, 2011 12:06:02   #
Oh I love it! Thanks for posting it
Aug 4, 2011 12:08:57   #
Oh I love it! Thanks for posting it :D
Aug 4, 2011 13:01:01   #
Thank you for the quote. I really liked Erma. There was always such wisdom in her jokes.
Aug 4, 2011 13:02:33   #
Jackie Almgren wrote:
Wanted to pass this one on to all of you happy crafters. Jackie 8-) :-D

Thanks....that's precious.
Aug 4, 2011 13:05:17   #
Great quote! My problem is that God gave me so many talents that working as fast as I can, no way I will ever use even one of them up. My, this sounds rather cocky but I am not saying I have developed all of them but what I have developed, hopefully will be of benefit others. When we are in service to our fellow men, we are really in service to our God. As a child I felt bad that I just wanted to create things rather than become a nurse or something useful to others but as I became an adult and started sharing the things I created and saw the joy it brought, I no longer felt bad.
Aug 4, 2011 13:40:22   #
Jackie Almgren wrote:
Wanted to pass this one on to all of you happy crafters. Jackie 8-) :-D

She was one of a kind. Thanks for sharing!
Aug 4, 2011 13:40:36   #
Thank-you for this. I am enlarging it to put in my studio and emailing it to many friends. :thumbup:
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