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Friday, 29 August 2008

Crackpot Friends

An elderly Chinese woman had two large pots, each hung on the ends of a pole which she carried across her neck.

One of the pots had a crack in it while the other pot was perfect and always delivered a full portion of water.

At the end of the long walks from the stream to the house, the cracked pot arrived only half full.

For a full two years this went on daily, with the woman bringing home only one and a half pots of water.

Of course, the perfect pot was proud of its accomplishments.

But the poor cracked pot was ashamed of its own imperfection, and miserable that it could only do half of what it had been made to do.

After two years of what it perceived to be bitter failure, it spoke to the woman one day by the stream.   'I am ashamed of myself, because this crack in my side causes water to leak out all the way back to your house.'

The old woman smiled, 'Did you notice that there are flowers on your side of the path, but not on the other pot's side?'

'That's because I have always known about your flaw, so I planted flower seeds on your side of the path, and every day while we walk back, you water them.'

'For two years I have been able to pick these beautiful flowers to decorate the table.

Without you being just the way you are, there would not be this beauty to grace the house.'

Each of us has our own unique flaw. But it's the cracks and flaws we each have that make our lives together so very interesting and rewarding.
You've just got to take each person for what they are and look for the good in them.

SO, to all of my crackpot friends, have a great day and remember to smell the flowers on your side of the path!

Tuesday, 12 August 2008

Games we played as Kids.
















August Chat room Volume 2

Having gone way over the hundred mark in eleven days time to roll out a new Chat room,well done everyone and please keep talking to each other.We have a lot to share and there is never any harm in in talking.

Wednesday, 6 August 2008

Letter to the Editor

On a more serious note.
We are introducing a new format to our website.We would like to hear from you on any subject that you may have a question on.
Couple of examples that may be asked and our group may have the answer to.
Example 1.What is the best way to take money when you are traveling abroad.Cash, travelers checks or use debit or credit cards.
 
Example 2.I have lived outside the U.K. for many years how do I go about applying for my U.K. pension and at what age should I seek help to get the process started.
 
Example 3.Should I purchase travel and health insurance when traveling outside my country of residence.
 
These are just examples that our group may be able to help you with so let us give it a try and see where it leads us.
 
The editor.

Fw: Order your book and lapel pins



Hi Cuckooites,
This past couple of months we have had many new friends join us and we want to offer the opportunity for those folks who have not ordered our book Memory's from the past and our Lapel pins to get them know.
Jackie Stringer our U.K. contact person has a good supply of both on hand.
 
The book costs Seven pounds includes shipping and our lapel Pins cost four pounds this includes shipping.See photo's attached.
 
If you are interested in getting either or both please contact Jackie Stringer
at    Busysmiths@aol.com   or telephone to place your order. 0208 8683133.
 
Wear your pin with pride show the world where you came from.
 
Tommy
 

Saturday, 2 August 2008

August Chat Room

Last months Chat room had the most comments we have ever had posted.This is a popular part of our website.Remember this Cuckooite website is only as interesting and fun as you folks make it.I am only the editor and can only post the interesting photo's and stories you send me.With out your input the website will die for lack of interest.We do not want this to happen so PLEASE keep those comments, photo's and stories coming,folks love to read what you have to say.