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‘Just Chillin’


A little History...& More!


UPBEAT TIMES, INC. • February 2018 • 5


Hmm..Valentine’s Day 2018: U R 2 Sweet 2 B 4 Got 10! by Ellie Schmidt ~ eschmidt@upbeattimes.com


Santa Rosa, CA. ~ “Sweets to the sweet,” or so the saying goes. Never truer than on Val- entine’s Day each year when we show those we love how much we care.


sage that included some “golden oldies” that I like. Here are a few: “May someone love you enough to forgive your faults, be blind to your blemishes, and tell


world about your virtues.” “May you remember to say “I love you” at least once a day to your spouse, your child, your parent, your sib- lings; but not to your secretary, nurse, your masseuse, your hair- dresser or your tennis instructor.” “May we live in a world at peace, with the awareness of the Special Love in every sunset, every fl ow-


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received a particularly long mes-


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er’s unfolding petals, every baby’s smile, every lover’s kiss, and ev- ery wonderful, astonishing, mi- raculous beat of our heart.” And it is children, because they


the other light bulb on Valentine’s Day?”—I love you watts and watts.


always blurt out absolute truth with such charm, who can come up with such a Valentine for a mom: “I love you with all my butt. I would have said heart, but my butt is mush bigger.” Some of these treasured chil-


dren’s Valentine greetings have gone around and around before, however, they still have charm:


“What did the stamp say to the envelope on Valentine’s Day?” –I’m stuck on you.


spond?” –You’re not so baaaaaa-d yourself.


wife for Valentine’s Day?”—Hogs and kisses.


“What did the farmer give his “And how did the other sheep re-


“What did the one sheep say to the other?” –I love ewe!


“What do you call two birds in love?” –Tweethearts.


Luke “Luke who?” –Luke who got a Valentine!


“What do owls say to declare their love?”—Owl be yours!


other?”—I love bee-ing with you, honey!”


For comic relief, perhaps, since all adults glancing at those may be groaning out loud by now: Here is a truly “adults only” fa- vorite, old fashioned Honey Cake recipe to enjoy…perhaps at a Val- entine’s Day party: Grease and line two 9” x 13” pans with waxed paper or parch- ment paper. Mix all of the list of ingredients together. 350 degrees.


Bake at Takes about 45 minutes. Good idea to test with “What did one bee say to the


“What kind of fl owers should you NOT give on Valentine’s Day?”— Caulifl owers!


Knock Knock…”Who’s there?”— “What did the lightbulb say to


toothpick to see it come out clean for doneness. Yes, it all goes into one large bowl for mixing. Fun to do by hand, especially if you have friends or family to help you. You all might need to sample the quality of the whiskey while work- ing so effi ciently: 6 eggs


¾ cup vegetable oil


1 pound of best organic honey 1 cup of strong, black coffee 4 teaspoons baking powder 1 cup of excellent raisins (your favorites: either black or golden) ... continued on page 16


JOKES & Humor # 2


The average age of people living in our military retirement community is 85. Recently, a neighbor turned 100, and a big birthday party was thrown. Even his son turned up.


“How old are you?” a tenant asked.


“I’m 81 years old,” he answered.


The tenant shook her head. “They sure grow up fast, don’t they?”


I’m a typical guy. Driving cars and speed are really fun. ~ Luke Mably


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