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From Lyn Bliss... Texting Shortcut Tips for Seniors
I thought you might need help texting your friends.  After all, the kids have all their little codes... like BFF, ROFL, etc.  So here are the texting short cuts for seniors (and did you notice how big the font size is?).  For those of you that are not seniors, or close to it, you will still enjoy these... read more
A burned biscuit, Submitted by Al Greiner ~ Author unknown
When I was a kid, my Mom liked to make breakfast food for dinner every now and then. And I remember one night in particular when she had made breakfast after a long, hard day at work. On that evening so long ago, my Mom placed a plate of eggs, sausage and extremely burned biscuits in front of my dad. I remember waiting to see if anyone noticed! Yet all my dad did was reach for his biscuit, smile at my Mom and ask me how my day was at school. I don’t remember what I... read more
Carefree Connection Tours... Second Year Anniversary... Seniors Welcome
Seniors welcome...  in celebrating Greenville’s Carefree Connection Bus Tours  2nd year anniversary! Family owned and operated by Flory sisters, Angela and Shelly!  Jump on board with us for an adventurous trip!   Enjoy a full day of traveling and seeing new and exciting places with no parking worries, no gas fees, no miles on your car, no scheduling worries and ALL hassle-free!  Sit back... read more
He sent her roses, Submitted by Kay Seiler, Greenville, Author unknown
The person who did this was Jack Benny (unverified).... Please read this - it is absolutely beautiful..... Each year he sent her roses, And the note would always say, I love you even more this year, Than last year on this day. My love for you will always grow, With every passing year.’ She knew this was the last time That the roses would appear. She thought, he ordered roses In advance before this day... read more
History Lesson on Your Social Security Card, Submitted by Kay Seiler
Not Verified - Just in case some of you young whippersnappers (& some older ones) didn’t know this. It’s easy to check out, if you don’t believe it. Be sure and show it to your family and friends. They need a little history lesson on what’s what and it doesn’t matter whether you are Democrat or Republican. Facts are Facts. Social Security Cards up until the 1980s expressly stated the number and card were not to be used for identification purposes. Franklin Roosevelt, a Democrat... read more
Crabby Old Man
A classic - When an old man died in the geriatric ward of a nursing home in Moosomin, Saskatchewan , it was believed that he had nothing left of any value. Later, when the nurses were going through his meagre possessions, they found this poem. Its quality and content so impressed the staff that copies were made and distributed to every nurse in the hospital. One nurse took her copy to... read more
OLD PERSON PRIDE - Author unknown, Submitted by Barbara Rolfe, Boise, Idaho
I’m passing this on as I did not want to be the only old person receiving it. Actually, it’s not a bad thing to be called, as you will see. Old People are easy to spot at sporting events; during the playing of the National Anthem. Old People remove their caps and stand at attention and sing without embarrassment.  They know the words and believe in them. Old People remember World War II, Pearl Harbor ,  Guadalcanal , Normandy and Hitler. They remember the Atomic Age, the Korean... read more
God Made You, From Ginger Wittwer, Bend, Oregon
A little girl was sitting on her grandfather’s lap as he read her a bedtime story.  From time to time, she would take her eyes off the book and reach up to touch his wrinkled cheek. She was alternately stroking her own cheek, then his again. Finally she spoke up, “Grandpa, did God make you?”... read more
Dear Bo$$ From Dan Harless
One day an employee sends a letter to her boss asking for an increase in her salary !!!  Dear Bo$$  In thi$ life, we all need $omething mo$t de$perately. I think you $hould be under$tanding of the need$ of u$ worker$ who have given $o much $upport including $weat and $ervice to your company. I am $ure you will gue$$ what I mean and re$pond $oon... read more
Author unknown... Murphey’s Other 15 Laws
Submitted by Ginger Wittwer, Bend, Oregon  1. Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.  2. A fine is a tax for doing wrong. A tax is a fine for doing well.  3. He, who laughs last, thinks slowest.  4. A day without sunshine is like, well... Night.  5. Change is inevitable, except from a vending... read more
A fun fact for each of our United States
Interesting, but unverified. Author unknown~submitted by Kay Seiler, Greenville - FACTS THAT YOU PROBABLY DON’T KNOW. ALABAMA  - Was the first place to have  9-1-1, started in 1968. ALASKA   -  One out of every 64 people has a pilot’s license. ARIZONA   -  Is the only state in the continental U.S. that doesn’t  follow Daylight Savings Time. ARKANSAS   -  Has the only active diamond mine in the U.S... read more
5 lessons about the way we treat people, Author unknown
6.20.11 - Submitted by Pat Turner, Gibsonburg, Ohio - 1. First Important Lesson - Cleaning Lady. During my second month of college, our professor gave us a pop quiz. I was a conscientious student and had breezed through the questions until I read the last one: “What is the first name of the woman who cleans the school?” Surely this was some kind of joke. I had seen the cleaning woman several times. She was tall, dark-haired and in her 50’s, but how would I know her name?... read more
From Dan Harless, Bye - - Bye - - - Things are going to be changing - -
Whether these changes are good or bad depends in part on how we adapt to them.  But, ready or not, here they come!  1.  The Post Office.  Get ready to imagine a world without the post office.  They are so deeply in financial trouble that there is probably no way to sustain it long term.  Email, Fed Ex, and UPS have just about wiped out the minimum revenue needed to keep the post office alive... read more
From Linda Brenner, Author Unknown... Getting old
“Be kind and enjoy today, there may not be tomorrow.” A couple in their nineties are both having problems remembering things. During a checkup, the doctor tells them that they’re physically okay, but they might want to start writing things down to help them remember... Later that night, while watching TV, the old man gets up from his chair. ‘Want anything while I’m in the kitchen?’ he asks. ‘Will you get me a bowl of ice cream?’... read more
Mollie Breno, By Delbert Blickenstaff, Senior Scribe
Mollie was born in England in 1922. Her family lived in London in a museum area, and as a child she often played in museums. When Mollie was 17 years old her family’s home was bombed by the Germans. She joined the British Army and was stationed at Winchester, where she did office work. Molly met an American soldier at a dance. His name was Paul Breno, and they were married in 1947. They had four... read more
Two Poems by Author Lois Wilson, Greenville, Ohio... read more
From Judy Bolin, Columbus, Ohio... The Clothes Line
My wife was after me for a clothes dryer for Christmas.  I got her the best one I could find and she has been mad with me ever since. My goodness what kind did you get her? The best clothes line they had. One that wouldn’t rust, with a large bag of clothes pins. You just can’t make some women happy. REMEMBER  THE BASIC RULES FOR CLOTHES  LINES? Remember? You have  to be a certain age to appreciate  this.  I can hear my  mother now... THE  BASIC RULES... read more
Auditor, Judge guests of Senior Scribes at Recent Meeting
Heartland Director of Admissions Amy Farmer explains information regarding Medicare/Medicaid to Senior Scribes at their recent regular monthly meeting held at Heartland of Greenville. Also present at the meeting were Darke County... read more
The Final Years... Retiring from Greenville Fire Department and moving on to new horizons
By Robert Rhoades, Senior Scribe - It’s sort of hard to tell when I started thinking about doing something else.  Having spent 25 years of my life, which seemed like an eternity, at one job was a pretty big task I thought.  But I could tell that my body was starting to fight back.  It seemed that I was having an expansion in my mid section which was not welcomed at all.  I was... read more
40 years of Card Playing, By Lyn Bliss, Senior Scribe
“Laughter is the best medicine and we do lots of that!” said Libby Koch about the afternoons the group spends playing cards and socializing. For more than 40 years, the group has been playing cards every Wednesday afternoon at the Greenville VFW.  There are three members of the original group still playing. Ramona Amore is the youngest of the group at 82. Oldest is Lova... read more
Senior Scribes meet at Heartland
Senior Scribes enjoyed a great breakfast courtesy of Heartland of Greenville and its admissions director, Amy Farmer, Thursday morning. Farmer told the group she’d completed, so far, 22 hours of education in Medicare at the state level, with more coming, and offered her services as an advisor to the group, plus any other senior citizens in need of advice on the program... read more
Hog Log, By Lyn Bliss, Senior Scribe
 He is usually named Phil, this hog... read more
Two feet of snow, By Phyllis Mong, Senior Scribe
I plan ahead for the incoming weather. Try to get a few grocery supplies in the house, even some potato chips, cookies, ice-cream ─  you know, the comfort food that adds calories (which I don't need). But, so comforting! Just in case the power goes off and the stove and microwave are powerless, the night before the storm advisory, I fill two large thermos bottles with very hot water that I may use... read more
The Early Days, By Bob Rhoades
January 31, 2011 - My first day as a firefighter was July 2, 1967.   We’ll call it the early days.  I heard stories about the iron firemen, real smoke eaters, guys with leather skin and lungs to match.  I’m not sure how much of that was true, but I do know that breathing a lot of that into your lungs hurt a lot after the fact, like someone was sitting on your chest. A lot of us “new guys” decided... read more
Senior Scribes Meets at Family Health
Senior Scribes met recently at Family Health for their regular monthly meeting. Left to right: Lyn Bliss, Delbert Blickenstaff, Al Bliss, Marianne Clark, Bill Stevens, Phyllis Mong, Jan Boyer and Al Greiner. The next regular meeting will be at 10 a.m. February 24…location to be announced... read more
Senior Scribes host Spring Fling by Lyn Bliss, Senior Scribe
Lighthouse Christian Center was the setting for the Senior Scribes’ Scholarship Fund’s Spring Fling, with a western flair. The Fling was held as a fundraiser for the Senior Scribes’ Scholarship Program. Earlier this year, the Scholarship Fund awarded $4,000 in scholarships to Darke County youth.

Rockin’ Robin provided the music for the evening... read more
A good laugh, even if you're NOT over 60! When I bought my Blackberry I thought about the 30-year business I ran with 1800 employees, all without a cell phone that plays music, takes videos, pictures and communicates with Facebook and Twitter. I signed up under duress for Twitter and Facebook, so my seven kids, their spouses, 13 grandkids and 2 great grand kids could communicate with me in the modern way. I figured I could handle something as simple as Twitter with only... read more
And then it is Winter You know, time has a way of moving quickly and catching you unaware of the passing years. 

It seems just yesterday that I was young, just married and embarking on my new life with my mate. And yet in a way, it seems like eons ago, and I wonder where all the years went.
I know that I lived them all... read more
Strictly American, By Ross Princiotto - Apple Pie: It is said that nothing is more American as Apple Pie. Where did the phrase start? Perhaps it started in our New England Colonies. There apples are found at any meal. Yes, apple pie with a slice of cheese is so good, of course, for breakfast. All kinds of pies were made with tarts or fritters. Check this saying out. “An apple pie without the cheese is a kiss without the squeeze”... read more

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