The Dream

by Karley Quenneville
(michigan macomb )

When I look toward you it seems to be that the world fades away. The once baby blue clouds above us slowly disappear, into the night. As you and I lay under the light of the midnight stars. I look to you as I get more than this one little feeling and close my eyes and say…I LOVE YOU!! I slowly wake up as your hand separates from mine and realize that it wasn’t really happening. That I just dreamt it, this dream of you and me keeps coming back. I know somewhere and somehow if only you had felt the same way to we would walk this planet together.

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Why Wait

by Karley Quenneville
(michigan macomb )

Why wait for that guy/girl you have liked for so long to finally come to you when you could just go to them? Why waste your time having feelings for the person who doesn’t feel the same way about you? Why should we love if all we do is hate? I sometimes just don’t understand...here is just one little thing if he/she really loved you he/she would do ANYTHING to be yours.

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Why Wait

by Karley Quenneville
(michigan macomb )

Why wait for that guy/girl you have liked for so long to finally come to you when you could just go to them? Why waste your time having feelings for the person who doesn’t feel the same way about you? Why should we love if all we do is hate? I sometimes just don’t understand...here is just one little thing if he/she really loved you he/she would do ANYTHING to be yours.

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How do you know

by Karley Quenneville
(michigan macomb )

How do you know when you’re really in love? Is it all because of the butterflies we get in the inside or just because that’s how we are to feel? How do I know that the words "I love you" are truly supposed to mean anything? There are questions to be asked and questions to be answered. But in this world no one shall ever know...who like who.

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Regret

by Karley Quenneville
(michigan macomb )

I’m not so sure I really made the right choose of letting go... I though n though of what to do over n over again but then in the end my heart is just full of regret. I thought I knew what I was doing by asking him to choose for me but then by doing that... I guess I was just really hurting myself.

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The Kiss

by Karley Quenneville
(michigan macomb )

Is their a small distant window that had opened my heart to yours, to make me feel this way about you? I’m I just insane or when we first kissed did it mean something to you like it meant to me or was I just to blind to tell? I stand here and watch as people pace back and forth in these crowed halls. I just don’t quite understand…what is happing and why it is happing to me. It’s not making since to me not at all not one bit. I’ve tried to get my actions together but they just keep taking over me I have lost all control. Its official I have went completely crazy over you. That kiss we had had made me go mad over you though it was a stupid stage kiss that really meant nothing at all, I could have sworn I fell some magic in that one little kiss we had. I slip in to shock 2 weeks later as _____ creped up slowly behind me and asked me out that week. I couldn’t believe my eyes. I had said yes to my own surprise I had caught myself as I slid slowly down to the cold hallway floors and against my locker. “I must be dreaming, somebody pinch me” I said, as he walked away and had kissed me for real. This kiss was not some stupid stage kiss. He asked me how much I loved him and I said more than you’ll ever know. I hope were together until the end of the world.

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Boring Summer Day at the Beach!

by Joshua Tavares
(Brockton,ma USA.)

Sandy feet crabs
Are asleep beaming
Heat I want to
Go to another
Beach.
This day
Is so boring
It feels
Like it’s
Pouring.
Dad let’s go Please!
My knees are souring.

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Broken

by Karley Quenneville
(michigan macomb )

Sometimes showing you care to the person you think that you love just isn’t enough...so you show it but then you just end up in the end with a broken heart. ♥

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beach

by mclery
(somewere)

Down to the beach
Where mostly good vibes flow
Down to the beach
We go whilst there is still sun without snow

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Ones Key

by Karley Quenneville
(michigan macomb )

I wake up to a dark room. It's inescapable. Four walls trap me, I'm helpless. I hear voices outside the walls, I yell but nothing comes out. I'm mute and defenseless, waiting for my savior. No one comes, no one ever comes. I look down at my feet; one hand goes in one of my pockets. Nothing's there. I reach into the next and pull out a key. A small smile creeps upon my face. But soon disappears, as there's no door. I throw the key and hear its echo. I'm alone in this box, I need a way out. “I believe you dropped this,” a voice says. A boy walks out of a shaded corner, holding the key. I reach out to take it. “Thank you,” my voice returned. The boy’s hair fell over his face, shielding his eyes from mine. Yet I feel his gaze upon me, as he returns the key to me. "I don’t understand,” he said, confused at my action. “You're my key,” I simply replied. His expression light up as he realized it. “How long have you been here?” I asked. “Too long. There was no way out.” “Why?” I questioned his statement. “As I am your key, you are mine.” He had replied.

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Breakdown

by Karley Quenneville
(michigan macomb )

Where is that certain someone when you need them? Why is it that there always is a cry, a hug, a kiss, a smile, a laugh, only at the worst or the best? Is it true that dreams were meant for sleeping and fairytales just don’t come true? How dose anyone know for a fact that you and I were truly meant to be? Could something be wrong is there a mistake that I have made, I don’t understand this cant possibly be?

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Relize

by Karley Quenneville
(michigan macomb )

I’ll whine,
I’ll cry,
I’ll shout,
I’ll pout,
Until you realize what loves about!

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The beach

by shropshire
(williamsburg va)

The beach is where I want to go,
To listen to the ocean voices ebb and flow.

Lather on the sun block,
And come near the shore and take a walk.

The athletes playing beach volleyball,
And listen to the seagulls call.

The seagulls chasing after bread,
Beach-goers ducking and covering thier heads.

The ocean breeze going through my hair.
Children throwing sand everywhere.

Playing in the cerulean tide,
Watching the sun behind the horizon, so wide.

People on thier stomachs to get brown and tan,
Getting thier bronzer all over thier hands.

Getting a whiff of the salty spray,
The beach is the place to get away.

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Right but Wrong love

by Karley Quenneville
(michigan macomb )

How come life is so upsetting especially when it comes to impressing the one you know who is worth loving, but it always turns out wrong?

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TAKE ME

by RUBY MARIA CRAWFORD

TAKE ME
to that special place
we would go
take me away
mind body and soul
take my heart
its yours forever
i have given it to you
have it with you always
whereever you may be
wherever you may go
take me

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A Day At The Beach

by Eric Cravit
(Toronto)

This is a message to everybody who is sitting alone at home today,s
For I have a feeling that today is the best kind of day,
I have this magnificent feeling that today is a beach kind of day,

The rush of cool water on my toes, the warmth of the sand on my bare feet,
The sun shinning high and proud, the feeling of its glorious heat,
A football is tossed and a beach ball is served, a place to find your inner athlete,

But from the slightest bit of wind, rain clouds come rolling in,
The sun hides for a while, the rain made an dreadful din,
The water gets murky, and in the distance there is a shark fin,

Seagulls are screaming and the sky turns a dark gray,
Mother nature seems angry and all her people feel betray,
I’m sorry to say this but today was not a beach kind of day


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The gentleness

by Vivianna Buttaloochi
(Australia)

Beach
Ocean, deep
Laying, tanning, thinking
Watch the climate change
Working, thinking, sweating
Busy, noisy
City

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World Fades

by Karley Quenneville
(michigan macomb )

When I’m not around you my day starts to get gray, and I know the world stops spinning around and starts to fade. And when we fight I know it will be alright. Even when that sun aint shining n your here with me I know I have you to make it right.

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Forever Gone

by Karley Quenneville
(michigan macomb )

I try to ignore what said but the words and the fight I just can’t get out of my head. I stare blankly at a white wall as tears stream on down my face I yell and pace “why oh why does this happen to me!” I question my self. Can I take this much more where did I go wrong…I’ll never know. But I’ll take this as a goodbye forever n gone.

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Live, Laugh, Love

by Karley Quenneville
(michigan macomb )

Live for today because no one ever promised you a tomorrow… Laugh today because no one said it would happen tomorrow… Love today as if you never done before because no one said it would be done tomorrow.

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Memories

by Karley Quenneville
(michigan macomb )

Treasure the moments that are made...hold on to the memories that you want to stay...hold the person that’s dearest to your heart and never ever let them go...make the good times last cuz they most likely won’t last

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Someone Sweet

by Karley Quenneville
(michigan macomb )

His sweet embrace grabs hold of something deep within my soul.
His magic touch soothes my heart and fills the empty holes.
His sweet kisses are so soft and gentle, more than fine wine.
His fingers stroke on through my hair, sending shivers down my spine.
The sweet gaze I dare not stare too long, although it may be bliss. If his love maybe true, then this must be my true love.

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LoVe

by Karley Quenneville
(michigan macomb )

I know what love is only and all because of you, well at least I did until you did what you did...to prove I wasn’t ever meant to be yours.

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My Reality

by Karley Quenneville
(michigan macomb )

It seems like just yesterday that I just met "him"; I thought he would most definitely be the one. But, now I’m just starting to realize that all I thought would be was just a figment of my imagination. I need to let "him" go, but I can’t. It will hurt too much, I really like him a lot, that is how I know this is NOT just any another ordinary crush. It has just been too long to say "goodbye". Maybe, just maybe I am crazy, but I know I am truly in love. It’s so hard to NOT go reaching for what you can’t have and want and wish to have. I have reached my point, I’m not going to stand here and wait for him much longer to turn around and give me what I want. These childish games are done, I need to move on. I can’t stand here pacing back and forth, it’s done... what we had, is gone...It’s over! Just maybe things will be better in a couple weeks if I just play it cool, just maybe.

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"The Summer Sun"

by John Calabro
(Milford,Ct.,USA)

Give Me The Beach

Give Me The Beach



I'm waiting for the summer sun to frolic on the beach.
To meet that certain lady with open arms I'll reach.
I like to walk along the shore with sand beneath my feet.
Stop along the water's edge a rock becomes my seat.
Maybe if that sun is right it will shine upon that one.
Her eyes meet mine mine meets her's along the beach we'll run.
Bring the wine I'll make some food upon the beach we'll eat.
Put on the music let's dance around to that Latin beat.
I'll smile at everyone I meet and talk along the way.
I'll listen very carefully to what they have to say.
I'm waiting for that summer sun to hurry and be here.
So I can lay my blanket down for that certain one to share.

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Haiki: The Beach

by L. Bedingfield

Beautiful water,
Relaxes me when I'm stressed.
Dear Lord, thank you for the beach

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Just be You

by Karley Quenneville
(michigan macomb )

There are plenty of people in this world just like you and me but were all unique in our own ways. There are plenty of people in this world who I am sure that dislike who they are, and who they appear to be. Don’t care what others think or say about you. Don’t try to change just to impress or change who you are just to fit in. Just be you! God made you the person you are today. Try to love who you are…Know you are beautiful. Try to change what’s on the inside not what’s on the out. If people cant except who you are on the outside and the inside they lucked out. Because you just need to be you. Cuz you are amazing, so you are not the one who needs a change…they are the ones who need a change.

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Like a Shooting Star

by Karley Quenneville
(michigan macomb )

Like a Shooting Star above the atmosphere shining so bright day and night, never fought between night. A black skies hurricane strikes 26 beautiful eyes looking up at you. Hey look a Shooting Star make a wish!

This poem was wrote and dedicated to my grandma

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Beach Times

by oliver hammond
(berry)

People around us
happily playing
in the sea

everyone swimming
splashiing and flashing
in the sea

omfg
i have to wee
in the sea

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4TH!!

by Karley Quenneville
(michigan macomb )

HAPPY 4TH....Let us all pray for a safe return for the soldiers at war n over seas today. Whom are the ones we shall thank on this very day. As we thank those lucky stars, and for us to be living here today, as our flag stands for freedom. Cuz I’m proud to be American and I’m proud of my country....God bless the USA.

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What is a Wave?

by Elizabeth Smith

What is a wave?
It is cool and refreshing,
Yet harsh and strong,
Life a fan blowing wind at your face.

As wave is something that comes and goes.
You see it coming to shore,
Collapses,
And it goes.

A wave erases words unspoken,
Written into the sand below by hopeful people.
It reads them quickly and washes them out to the ocean.

A wave is something magical,
Seen briefly and gone,
But a wave will always be waiting for you,
Under the summer sun.

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Don't Change

by Karley Quenneville
(michigan macomb )

No matter what happens just know that you’re the best n every single way. Every single day you’re on my mind no matter where I am. No one will ever take your place because your the best bf a girl could ask for...don’t try to change I love u the way you are in the inside and on the outside of my heart!

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Not Easy

by Karley Quenneville
(michigan macomb )

To find someone who will accept you for you isn't always that easy. To find that somebody who will fight, and stand up for you isn't always that easy. To find that someone who will love you right, and patch those empty holes isn't always that easy. To fight for what you want isn't always that easy. To fight for your love...To fight for your right...To fight for all the wrong reasons just doesn’t seem that right.

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im gonna go now beach

dogy dogy dogy
come come come
i show show show
you you you
the beach,BEACH!

-the end?
yes its the end BEACH

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The "Kennedy's Beach"

by Tina A Birkholm
(London ON Canada)

I've wandered far, I've wandered nesr
and taken pictures I could share
with anyone who'd care to peak
by me - a special Kennedy-freak.

Why have I walked time and again
So near, so dear to visit them?
To see their summer houses white
or pray that they will see the light?

To find the peace that Jesus gives
fills us each day a person lives
with joy that really knows no end
How can I share it with a friend?

I pray for them - those that remain
that they will see through sun and rain
and find the joy that fills me so
as I "their" beach walk to and fro.

Year after year I come back here
where air is fresh and thoughts are dear
for those I never ever met
but will beyond the sun that set.

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All I do is try

by Karley Quenneville
(michigan macomb )

I’ve been trying SO very hard to show you how much I love you but I still don’t think you understand. I’ll say and I’ll show it at least 200 times or more, but you never say anything back and its rather quiet frustrating. But what I am to get through to you is that I really do love you!

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You and Me

by Karley Quenneville
(michigan macomb )

I know it’s only been so long, but I know I got a somewhat strong feeling that things will turn out fine, between You and Me no matter what happens, no matter how it happens. It’s just You and Me, that’s all we need. We have got the right stuff to make it through the good and the bad.

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Many of my friends know I was once a Democrat who was a McGovern supporter. While I was stationed in Texas I shook McGovern’s hand by the Alamo, in San Antonio , during a rally. This particular political party left me behind many years ago.

Great Orators of the Democrat Party – PAST:

"One man with courage makes a majority." ~ Andrew Jackson

"The only thing we have to fear is fear itself." ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt

"The buck stops here." ~ Harry S. Truman

"Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for country." ~ John F. Kennedy

AND NOW...

Great Orators of the Democratic Party today:

"It depends what your definition of 'is' is?'' President William Jefferson Clinton

"Those rumors are false. I believe in the sanctity of marriage." ~ John Edwards

"What difference does it make?" (Re: Benghazi) ~ Hillary Clinton

"I invented the Internet." ~ Al Gore (he did however vote to provide tax payer money for it’s startup)

"America is, is no longer, uh, what it, uh, could be, uh, what it was once was, uh, and I say to myself, uh, I don't want that future, uh, for my children." ~ Barack Obama

"I have campaigned in all 57 states." ~ Barack Obama (Quoted 2008)

"You don't need God anymore; you have us Democrats." ~ Nancy Pelosi (Quoted 2006) (A really, really stupid remark.)

"Paying taxes is voluntary." ~ Sen. Harry Reid

"Bill is the greatest husband and father I know. No one is more faithful, true, and honest than he is." ~ Hillary Rodham Clinton (Quoted1998)

"You have a business. You didn't build that. Someone else did!" ~ Barack Obama (Quoted 2012)

And the most ridiculous gem of wisdom, from the "Mother Superior Moron": "We just have to pass the Healthcare Bill to see what's in it." ~ Nancy Pelosi (Quoted March, 2010)

(As one Doctor said: “That is also the perfect definition of a stool sample.”)

A Great Republican: "Life is tough! It's even tougher when you are stupid.'' ~ John Wayne

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Now I am on the Delmarva Peninsula and staying with a Navy Inn again. The internet and password are the same so my computer is happy. We drove all day (8 hours), had breakfast when we left but decided to have a nice dinner after we checked into Wallops Island, home of Surface Combat System Center (SCSC). It is located on a 6 square mile island with NASA.  There are so few people around it is weird.  The gate guard would open the gate electronically from his guard shack to let us in and out.  The gate was roughly a 10 foot high fence on rollers.  On my arrival there were about 8 men cooking on a bar-b-cue grill before they disappeared.  This was the most people I saw during my entire stay.  No base exchange, no club, no gas station, no commissary, just 3 or 4 buildings, a parking lot and a guard shack. The big building being what looked like a school for Navy training of Combat Systems.  The gate guard could jog around all the buildings in probably 5 minutes.

One funny thing, other than the ghost base item above.  A room is $70 and a suite is $70.  I took the suite, being the bargain hunter, penny pincher that I am.  All suites are on the second floor and all rooms on first floor.  The furniture in the rooms was sort of early Virginian, which was ornately carved cherry wood, no fiber board here, not even plywood.  Much better furniture than I have in my own house and those of the people I know.  The bed was a sleigh bed also cherry and carved.  I counted the drawers in the room in the 4 rooms of the suite, there were 21.  I was only sleeping there for two nights, our arrival and the one night after our day of exploring, so I did not unpack my suitcase as we would be leaving in the morning.  Not using all these drawers made me feel guilty so I put my glasses and wallet in one just before I went to sleep.  The Air Force would say we would be leaving at zero dark thirty.  There were probably only 4 or 5 other people and/or couples staying at the Inn but I did not see any of them, just their vehicles.

We had dinner at Ray’s Shanty on Chincoteague Road. If you drive the coast heading south after using the Cape May ferry this restaurant would be well worth the stop. https://www.raysshanty.com/ I had ½ pound of steamed shrimp from North Carolina; it came with fries, slaw, and hush puppies. This meal was incredible and only $17.95. Patty had 2 crab cakes made in the facility with the same sides that I had for $21.95. Just an FYI my shrimp size was XL, probably 16 – 20 per pound. Another thing I noticed was this place also sells fresh seafood; the sign said uncooked North Carolina  shrimp the size I just ate, goes for $35 for 10 pounds (head and shell on). In New England we pay way too much for seafood and it is not as fresh. Patty and I were taken on a tour of the restaurant/facility while waiting for our table by the owner’s wife,.  The owner, her husband, Captain Ray Twiford we met on our way out of the restaurant.

Adjacent to this base is a NASA installation that commands the oldest rocket launch range in the U.S. This might be interesting as they do offer tours, but we are visiting Chincoteague National Park tomorrow to visit and photograph the wild horses on nearby islands.

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We did get to go to the NASA museum on our way back from Chincoteague. I was becoming paranoid with all of the “Restricted Area,” signs on this base, plus those of the NASA and was wondering what they were hiding. There were probably nine parabolic dishes pointed toward the sky, some at least five stories high. More rockets are shot from this base then Cape Canaveral, Kennedy’s Space Station, approximately 30 per year. The next one is May 31. If you are an engineer in the field this would be the place to be. https://www.nasa.gov/centers/wallops/home . Why might you ask, great food, low cost homes, incredible ocean views and parks and beaches everywhere.

I have always thought that buying a home on the Delaware portion of this three state peninsula as the state of DE has the 46th lowest tax rate of the lower 48 states. I guess taxes are most important to me anyway.

I did learn that the next full solar eclipse of the sun will be on August 21, 2017. A total solar eclipse will take place on Monday, August 21, 2017. A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between Earth and the Sun, thereby totally or partly obscuring the image of the Sun for a viewer on Earth. Let us hope for good weather and no clouds as this phenomenon does not happen very often.

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Having returned to my home once again I can return to my writing about inventions that changed mankind.  This week we will talk about the Stethoscope.

Many people have heard their stomach growling or listened to their heartbeat in the middle of the night.  But few know that inside the human body is a cacophony of sounds– from the gurgle of the intestines to the whisper of the lungs to the rush of the arteries and low rumble of other organs.  Doctors can draw conclusions about patient’s health depending upon the sounds they hear through a stethoscope.  The word “stethoscope” comes from the Greek words stehos, meaning “chest,” and skopein, meaning “to explore.”

Modern stethoscopes feature a round chest piece containing a hollow cup (bell) with a plastic disk, or diaphragm, inside it.  When the piece is placed on the patient’s chest, body sounds vibrate the diaphragm, creating sound waves that travel up hollow rubber tubes to the listener’s ears.  The bell transmits low-frequency sounds, while the diaphragm transmits higher-frequency sounds.

Rene Laennec invented the stethoscope in France in 1816.  Reportedly, while walking in Paris, Laennec saw two children sending signals to each other using a long piece of solid wood and a pin.  With an ear to one end, the child received an amplified sound of the pin scratching the opposite end of the stick.  After much experimentation, Laennec came up with the first stethoscope.  It consisted of a wooden tube and was connected to one ear only.  The tool was very similar to the ear trumpet, a device used by the hard-of-hearing to listen to conversations.

Flexible-tube stethoscopes for one ear arrived in 1840.  They were called ”snake ear trumpets.” In 1851 Irish physician Arthur Leared invented a binaural (two-eared) stethoscope which greatly improved the ability of a doctor to hear internal bodily sounds.

Today, physicians use many types of stethoscopes.  The acoustic stethoscope is the most familiar, but there are also electronic stethoscopes (stethophones) that electronically amplify body sounds.  They use a PC-based software that converts the sound into visual graphs that can be transmitted for remote diagnosis.

The invention of the stethoscope marked a major step in the redefinition of disease.  Formerly identified as a bundle of symptoms, disease in the current sense is considered a bodily problem even if there are no noticeable symptoms.  Using a stethoscope, a doctor can quickly tell the health of the lungs, heart, stomach, and intestines even if the patient notices no pain.

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Here is another summer crockpot recipe. . .

Roasted Summer Squash with Pine Nuts and Romano Cheese

Ingredients:

2 tablespoons olive oil
½ cup chopped yellow onion
1 medium red bell pepper chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
3 medium zucchini, cut into ½ -inch slices
3 medium summer squash, cut into ½ -inch slices
½ cup chopped pine nuts
1/3 cup grated Romano cheese
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 tablespoon unsalted butter, cubed
Springs of fresh basil (optional

1.  Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat.  Add onion, bell pepper and garlic; cook and stir 10 minutes or until onion is translucent and soft.  Remove to Crockpot slow cooker.  Add zucchini and summer squash; toss lightly.

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I hate it when people forward bogus warnings, and I have even done it myself a couple times unintentionally... but this one is real, and it's important. So please send this warning to everyone on your e- mail list.

If someone comes to your front door saying they are checking for ticks due to the warm weather and asks you to take your clothes off and dance around with your arms up

DO NOT DO IT!! THIS IS A SCAM!!

They only want to see you in your birthday suit.

I wish I'd gotten this yesterday. I feel so stupid.

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Billy Graham was returning to Charlotte after a speaking engagement and when his plane arrived there was a limousine there to transport him to his home.

As he prepared to get into the limo, he stopped and spoke to the driver.

"You know" he said, "I am 87 years old and I have never driven a limousine. Would you mind if I drove it for a while?"

The driver said, "No problem. Have at it."

Billy gets into the driver's seat and they head off down the highway.

A short distance away sat a rookie State Trooper operating his first speed trap.

The long black limo went by him doing 70 in a 55 mph zone.

The trooper pulled out and easily caught the limo and he got out of his patrol car to begin the procedure.

The young trooper walked up to the driver's door and when the glass was rolled down, he was surprised to see who was driving. He immediately excused himself and went back to his car and called his supervisor.

He told the supervisor, "I know we are supposed to enforce the law...But I also know that important people are given certain courtesies. I need to know what I should do because I have stopped a very important person."

The supervisor asked, "Is it the Governor?"

The young trooper said, "No, he's more important than that."

The supervisor said, "Oh, so it's the President."

The young trooper said, "No, he's even more important than that."

The supervisor finally asked, "Well then, who is it?"

The young trooper said, "I think it's Jesus, because he's got Billy Graham for a chauffeur!"

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Two nuns were shopping in a food store and happened to be passing the beer and liquor section.

One nun asks the other if she would like a beer.

The other nun answered that would be good, but that she would be queasy about purchasing it.

The first nun said that she would handle it and picked up a six pack and took it to the cashier.

The cashier had a surprised look and the first nun said, "This is for washing our hair."

The cashier without blinking an eye, reached under the counter and put a package of pretzel sticks in the bag with the beer saying, "Here, don't forget the curlers."

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Sorry had to finish up with the jokes as it is Monday night and I have been very busy.

See some of you at exercise.....  George

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