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15 March, 2013


I thought my readers would be interested in an email I received yesterday from a woman in Malaysia.  For some reason I get a lot of similar urgent pleas from people (usually women with pathetic stories) wanting to give me large sums of money.  I guess I have "sucker" written across my forehead or maybe has some other giveaway meaning in certain foreign languages.  Anyway, should I pass up another opportunity for a cool $12.5 million in hard cash U.S.?  Just think of the good that I could do with it...Maybe even skim a mil or two off the top to supplement my fixed income.  Ideas, anyone?
From Mrs. Misael Garcia:

Life itself is a misery and nobody can tell what can be of it. Those that can tell what can be of it are those who cannot tell us because they are far from us (dead). if u will want to hear my story. I am the above named person but now undergoing medical treatment for cancer.

I am married to Dr. Garcia who worked with American embassy in Malaysia for nine years before he died in the year 2006. 

well i will only try to let you know who Dr. Garcia is by stating his philosophy of life ."life is worth living only if lived to the service of mankind" and "You make a living by what you earn, but you make life by what you give" This will give you an insight of the spirit behind what i believe and what i will live for because he is my mentor. 

To continue with my story, We were married for eleven years without a child. He died after a brief illness that lasted for only four days.Before his death we have made something of and from life. Since his death I decided not to re-marry or adopt a child, this is basically my own decision to honor him for the love we shared and the life we lived for. My late husband deposited the sum of$12.5Million (twelve million five hundred thousand U.S. Dollars) with one finance/security company in Europe before his death.

Presently, this money is still with the Security Company. 

Recently, my Doctor told me that I would not last for the next three months due to cancer problem. Though what disturbs me most is my stroke. Having known my condition I decided to donate this fund to a church, better still a Christian individual or a Muslim that will utilize this money the way I am going to instruct herein. first you must abide and live with my husband's philosophy, as stated you can't remember please i refer you to read through from the introduction of this letter cause that is the most important aspect that you must uphold. 

Secondly I want an organization or an individual that is God fearing who can invest the money and continuously use the money to fund orphanages,widows,the less privilege,the disabled and all those afflicted with strange illness or diseases.

Thirdly this money should not be used in an ungodly manner, or any form of evil or selfishness for that will warrant evil to that persons life and family from generations to generations. For you cannot use the hard earned money of my husband and i for evil or ungodly purposes. If these conditions are met i am not afraid of death for i know where i am going to and my heart will rest in peace. 

I do not need any telephone communication in this regard because of my health, for as soon as I receive your reply I will refer you to the contact of the Finance/Security Company in Europe and my doctor who shall arrange
you the letter of claim from the Malaysia High Court of Justice. This will be done if i see from your response that you satisfy the above conditions stated.

As i stated My doctor will issue you a letter of authority that will empower you as the original- beneficiary of this funds (consignment). i choose this means to locate you because i am sure i will be lead by a good spirit to the kind of person that will be honest. 

Delay in your reply will not be of benefit to me due to my health condition and this will propel me to search for someone else.Please assure me that you will act accordingly as I stated herein.

Please do get to me immediately

Hoping to hear from you.

In His Services.
Mrs. Misael Garcia

14 March, 2013

Ran across the following earlier today.  Couldn't help but relate.

Today is the oldest you've ever been, yet the youngest you'll ever be so - enjoy this day while it lasts.

Your kids are becoming you...but your grandchildren are something you never were -- perfect!

Going out is good..coming home is better!

You forget names...but it's okay because other people forgot they even knew you!!!

You realize you're never going to be really good at anything....especially golf.

The things you used to care to do, you no longer care to do, but you really do care that you don't care to do them anymore.

You sleep better on a lounge chair with the TV blaring than in's called "pre-sleep".

You miss the days when everything worked with just an "on" and "off" switch.

You tend to use more four-letter words ..."what?"..."when?"... ???

What used to be freckles are now liver spots.

Everybody whispers.

You have three sizes of clothes in your closet....two of which you will never wear.

It's not what you gather, but what you scatter that tells what kind of life you have lived.

But old is good in some things: old memories, old songs, old movies, and best of all, old friends.

01 March, 2013


Well, they come and they go on March 1st.  Take me and St. David, the patron saint of Wales, for instance.

St. David apparently died on this date, and approximately 20 centuries later I was born.

It is not commonly recognized in North America,  but March 1st, is St. David's Day - a day of remembrance for the death of  the Patron Saint.  Tradition holds that he died in the year 589 and, in the 18th century the first day of March was declared a national holiday in Wales.

As the Patron Saint of Wales, St. David plays a very important role in Welsh culture with parades held in Wales, especially in Cardiff where the Queen or Prince of Wales attend festivities.  People of Welsh background, such as 19th century explorer David Thompson and 20th century novelist Robertson Davies, are remembered on this day and many Canadians can trace their ancestry to Wales.  Unlike a number of contemporary Welsh "saints", David was officially recognized in 1120 by the Vatican.

The Welsh flag.
The Welsh generally are known to be extremely talented people.  Heading the list of Welsh notables in the entertainment field are singer Tom Jones and actor Richard Burton.  Actress Catherine Zeta-Jones is also of Welsh heritage.

I don't have an ounce of Welsh blood in me, but I enjoy celebrating March 1st. anyway.  Glad my mother had me 75 years ago today on good old Canadian terra firma!