Tuesday, May 12, 2009

~**** AIDS WALK NEW YORK *****~ ------------ONLY 4 DAYS LEFT TO SPONSOR!!!------

ONLY 4 DAYS LEFT…Please help me reach my goal.

Dear Friends and Family;

Most of you already know that I will be participating in the AIDS WALK NEW YORK this Sunday May 17, 2009.
The walk starts in Central Park up to W110th Street and then continues down Riverside Drive to W74th Street and then ends back in Central Park.

This isn’t your every day walk in the park - it is 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) and takes roughly 2-3 hours to complete.

I have set my goal at $1000; which is double what I raised last year. Currently I am at 25% of that goal. Many of you have expressed interest in pledging or may have already done so, however we are down to the last 5 days and it’s time to help make a difference.

I would really appreciate your help. Please sponsor me for AIDS Walk New York. Just click on the link ABOVE to visit my personal fundraising Web page. It’s fast, easy, and safe to make a donation online with a credit card, debit card, or paypal! After making your donation, you may be able to double your donation with a matching gift! Please consult your human resources department, or use the matching gift search engine on the AIDS Walk New York website, to find out if your company has a matching gift program! Thanks Joe

Great Grandpa's Pride and Joy

The Dash Poem by Linda Ellis

The Dash

by Linda Ellis

I read of a man who stood to speak
at the funeral of a friend.
He referred to the dates on her tombstone
from the beginning ... to the end.

He noted that first came the date of her birth
and spoke of the following date with tears,
but he said what mattered most of all
was the dash between those years.

For that dash represents all the time
that she spent alive on earth
and now only those who loved her
know what that little line is worth.

For it matters not, how much we own,
the cars ... the house ... the cash.
What matters is how we live and love
and how we spent our dash.

So think about this long and hard;
are there things you'd like to change?
For you never know how much time is left
that can still be rearranged.

If we could just slow down enough
to consider what's true and real
and always try to understand
the way other people feel.

And be less quick to anger
and show appreciation more
and love the people in our lives
like we've never loved before.

If we treat each other with respect
and more often wear a smile ...
remembering that this special dash
might only last a little while.

So when your eulogy is being read
with your life's actions to rehash,
would you be proud of the things they say
about how you spent your dash?

Ross Playing Bagpipes w/Bloopers

IMHO..Probably the most hilarious scene from the whole FRIENDS series. Jennifer Anniston was unable to keep a straight face. Priceless!