High School Reunion

May 31, 2015 at 12:44 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

He was a widower and she a widow. They had known each other for a number of years being high school classmates and having attended class reunions in the past without fail.

This 55th anniversary of their class, the widower and the widow made a foursome with two other singles. They had a wonderful evening, their spirits high.

The widower throwing admiring glances across the table. The widow smiling coyly back at him.

Finally, he picked up courage to ask her, “Will you marry me?”

After about six seconds of careful consideration, she answered, “Yes….. yes I will!”

The evening ended on a happy note for the widower. But the next morning he was troubled. Did she say “Yes” or did she say “No?”

He couldn’t remember. Try as he would, he just could not recall. He went over the conversation of the previous evening, but his mind was blank.

He remembered asking the question but for the life of him could not recall her response. With fear and trepidation he picked up the phone and called her.

First, he explained that he couldn’t remember as well as he used to. Then he reviewed the past evening. As he gained a little more courage he then inquired of her. “When I asked if you would marry me, did you say “Yes” or did you say “No?”

“Why you silly man, I said ‘Yes. Yes I will.’ And I meant it with all my heart.”

The widower was delighted. He felt his heart skip a beat.

Then she continued. “And I am so glad you called because I couldn’t remember who asked me!”

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THE NEWS

Odd news from around the world

Scientists discover dog’s bark can reveal whether it is scared or lonely: “Ever wondered what your dog’s trying to tell you with its bark? Well, now there is a computer program able to do just that – and you’d be surprised at just what your pet is able to communicate. Scientists developed the program after discovering dogs aren’t just trying to attract attention, or scaring off intruders when they bark. Amazingly, the bark could also let you know the gender and age of your pet – as well as whether it is scared, happy or even lonely. The research team from Eotvos Lorand University, in Hungary, and the Technical University of Madrid, in Spain, hope the new computer program will help vets diagnose canines in future. It could also be used to help dog shelter staff identify levels of aggression, fear or distress, the Independent reported. The program was created after recording around 800 barks made in a host of different situations – from holding a bowl of food in front of the dog, to a stranger walking to the front door – by seven different dogs of different ages.”

Spy pigeon jailed in India: Bird accused of working for Pakistani intelligence is placed in custody: “A pigeon was been arrested and jailed in India on suspicion of being a ‘spy’ after it landed in Manwal village, around two and a half miles from the Pakistan border. It was discovered on Wednesday by a 14-year-old boy whose suspicions were aroused when he spotted a stamped message in Urdu on its tail that read ‘Tehsil Shakargarh, district Narowal’, along with some numbers. This is an area Pakistan’s Punjab province. The boy ran with the bird to the nearest police post, with officers agreeing that the bird could be up to no good. They had the avian intruder X-rayed at a veterinary hospital in Pathankot. Pathankot senior superintendent of police Rakesh Kaushal told The Times Of India: ‘Nothing adverse has been found, but we have kept the bird in our custody.’ The bird was listed in police records as a ‘suspected spy’, according to the newspaper.”

A sexist statue?: “A photo of a sculpture on a Texas college campus has gone viral after it was shared on Twitter and labeled as ‘mansplaining’. Cathy de la Cruz, 34, posted a tweet with the photo of the sculpture, Classmates, writing the caption ‘#Mansplaining The Statue’ after she received the photo from her friend last week. “Classmates” was unveiled at the University of the Incarnate Word in 2006 and was created by 79-year-old sculptor Paul Tadlock, who said it depicts two students talking, according to the New York Times, Women in the World. Tadlock said his sculpture, which took him around nine months to complete, has been misconstrued and was a work of art that depicted his daughter, Courtney, who attended the university, according to Women in the World. Hernandez, 34, who attended a high school with de la Cruz that is operated by the Texas university, was taking a teacher’s certification test when she saw the sculpture. She wrote in an email to Women in the World that the sculpture ‘just screamed mansplaining’. Mansplaining is described as when a man tells a woman, while in a condescending manner, how to do something she already knows how to do or tells her she is wrong about something she is actually right about, according to ScienceBlogs.”

£13 knife uses TWO blades to make the perfect sandwich: “It truly is a first world problem – you’ve overfilled a sandwich and the filling comes spilling out, staining your clothes. But a new knife hopes to solve this by not only creating evenly cut slices of bread, it leaves the bottom crust intact – essentially creating a pocket for your filling. It works because the Sandwich Knife is double bladed so it can cut two connected slices of bread at a time. The Sandwich Knife incorporates two parallel and vertically offset blades with specially designed teeth that can cut two connected slices of bread at one time. The vertically offset blades don’t cut through the bottom crust, keeping it intact. This holds all the sauce and ingredients inside the sandwich. When someone eats the sandwich, the bottom remains sealed, while their hands prevent the filling from falling out of the sides.”

Is this the death of the G-string?: “Women the world over are beginning to take up arms against anything with less coverage than a bikini brief. Data from the US-based NPD Group has revealed that the sales of G-strings have dropped 7 per cent over the last year, but sales from styles offering more coverage like full briefs, high waisted briefs and boy legs have jumped 17 per cent. Erica Russo, fashion director for accessories, cosmetics and intimate apparel at Bloomingdale’s, told the New York Times that there has been a “shift in the business” thanks in part to the growing popularity of high waist pants and skirts. But fashion aside, fuller briefs are also just comfier — but don’t just take my word for it. “Most lingerie is designed to appeal to a man. For us, that’s not even a consideration. This is underwear you wear totally for you” Julia Baylis from label Me and You told the Times. “What’s sexy for us is being natural and comfortable,” co-designer Mayan Toledano added.

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