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  • Way of Burial
    Bob, aged 92, and Mary, aged 89, were excited about their decision to get married. While out for a stroll to discuss the wedding, they passed a drug store. Bob suggested they go in.
    Bob asked to speak to the pharmacist. He explained they’re about to get married, and asked, "Do you sell heart medication?" 
    "Of course we do," the pharmacist replied. "Medicine for rheumatism?" "Definitely," he said. How about Viagra? 
    "Of course.", "Medicine for memory problems, arthritis, jaundice?", "Yes, the works”,"What about vitamins, sleeping pills, Geritol, antacids?" "Absolutely.","Do you sell wheelchairs and walkers?"All speeds and sizes." 
    ,"Good," Bob said to the pharmacist. "We’d like to register for our wedding gifts here, please."

    The way we grieve, commemorate, and dispose of our dead varies greatly from culture to culture,

    Jennifer
    Sep 27, 2017
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  • The Changing Attitude About Death
    A little old man shuffled slowly into an ice cream parlor and pulled himself slowly, painfully, up onto a stool. After catching his breath, he ordered a banana split.
    The waitress asked kindly, "Crushed nuts?"
    "No," he replied. "Arthritis."

    A Funeral Home in South Carolina will soon offer Starbucks Coffee, lattes, and free Wi-Fi for those grieving over their loved ones.
    Some say the best way to grieve over a loved one is being around the family and friends and remembering all the good times you shared with someone who passed. Maybe that was in 1998. A better way is to drink a cinnamon dolce frappuccino while updating your Facebook page.While a Starbucks sign won’t be displayed in the funeral home and Starbucks employees won’t actually be working on site, coffee shop workers at the Robinsons Home in Easley, S.C. will be Starbucks trained
    Jennifer
    Sep 20, 2017
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  • How Obama Care Can Be Improved
    Morris, an 82 year-old man, went to the doctor to get a physical. A few days later, the doctor saw Morris walking down the street with a gorgeous young woman on his arm. A couple of days later, the doctor spoke to Morris and said, "You're really doing great, aren't you?
    "Morris replied, "Just doing what you said, Doc - 'Get a hot mamma and be cheerful.'
    ''The doctor said, "I didn't say that. I said, 'You've got a heart murmur - be careful.'"

    How Obamacare Can Be Improved, author by unknown .
    With Aetna just the latest health insurance provider to opt out of covering Obamacare markets, many are wondering what changes can make the Affordable Care Act more appealing to customers and insurance companies. Here are some proposed improvements:• Make system less reliant on corporations’ natural altruistic tendencies.• Lure more customers into
    Jennifer
    Sep 13, 2017
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  • Good Old Fred
    l' Fred had been a faithful Christian and was in the hospital, near death. The family called their preacher to stand with them. 
     As the preacher stood next to the bed, Ol' Fred's condition appeared to deteriorate and he motioned frantically for something to write on. 
     The pastor lovingly handed him a pen and a piece of paper, and Ol' Fred used his last bit of energy to scribble a note, then he died. 
     The preacher thought it best not to look at the note at that time, so he placed it in his jacket pocket.
     At the funeral, as he was finishing the message, he realized that he was wearing the same jacket that he was wearing when Ol' Fred died. He said, "You know, Ol' Fred handed me a note just before he died. I haven't looked at it, but knowing Fred, I'm sure there's a word of inspiration there for us
    Jennifer
    Sep 06, 2017
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  • Blog 11
    A senior citizen was chatting with his 80-year-old buddy. 
    "So I hear you're getting married?" 
    "Yep!" "Do I know her?" "Nope!" 
    "This woman, is she good looking?" "Not really." 
    "Is she a good cook?""Nah, she can't cook too well." 
    "Does she have lots of money?" "Nope! Poor as a church mouse." 
    "Well, then, is she good in bed?" "I don't know." 
    "Why in the world do you want to marry her then?" 
    "Because she can still drive!"

    THIS WILL HURT CHANCES FOR GETTING A DEATH WITH DIGNITY LAW PASSED IN ARIZONA THROUGH THE INITIATIVE PROCESS: (See Aug.17, 2017 Blog.)
    Judge Won't Block New Arizona Law Targeting Initiatives By Associated Press, Lauren Gilger, Mark Brodie Published: Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - Arizona Republic A judge on Tuesday refused to block a new state law making it easier for opponents to
    Jennifer
    Aug 30, 2017
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