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Posted on Wednesday, September 12, 2007 9:33:46 AM
 
я тут копи-пейстнула... чей коприайт, я не в курсе, это пришло мне по мылу, но кажется, в этом есть что-то... извините, что много буков.

:-)

The first day of school our professor introduced himself and challenged us to get to know someone we didn't already know. I stood up to look around when a gentle hand touched my shoulder.

I turned around to find a wrinkled, little old lady beaming up at me with a smile that lit up her entire being.

She said, "Hi handsome. My name is Rose. I'm eighty-seven years old. Can I give you a hug?"

I laughed and enthusiastically responded, "Of course you may!" and she gave me a giant squeeze.

"Why are you in college at such a young, innocent age?" I asked.

She jokingly replied, "I'm here to meet a rich husband, get married, and have a couple of kids..."

"No seriously," I asked. I was curious what may have motivated her to be taking on this challenge at her age.

"I always dreamed of having a college education and now I'm getting one!" she told me.

After class we walked to the student union building and shared a chocolate milkshake.

We became instant friends. Every day for the next three months we would leave class together and talk nonstop. I was always mesmerized listening to this "time machine" as she shared her wisdom and experience with me.

Over the course of the year, Rose became a campus icon and she easily made friends wherever she went. She loved to dress up and she reveled in the attention bestowed upon her from the other students. She was living it up.

At the end of the semester we invited Rose to speak at our football banquet. I'll never forget what she taught us. She was introduced and stepped up to the podium. As she began to deliver her prepared speech, she dropped her three by five cards on the floor.

Frustrated and a little embarrassed she leaned into the microphone and simply said, "I'm sorry I'm so jittery. I gave up beer for Lent and this whiskey is killing me! I'll never get my speech back in order so let me just tell you what I know."

As we laughed she cleared her throat and began, "We do not stop playing because we are old; we grow old because we stop playing.

There are only four secrets to staying young, being happy, and achieving success. You have to laugh and find humor every day. You've got to have a dream. When you lose your dreams, you die.

We have so many people walking around who are dead and don't even know it!

There is a huge difference between growing older and growing up.

If you are nineteen years old and lie in bed for one full year and don't do one productive thing, you will turn twenty years old. If I am eighty-seven years old and stay in bed for a year and never do anything I will turn eighty-eight.

Anybody can grow older. That doesn't take any talent or ability. The idea is to grow up by always finding opportunity in change. Have no regrets.

The elderly usually don't have regrets for what we did, but rather for things we did not do. The only people who fear death are those with regrets."

She concluded her speech by courageously singing "The Rose."

She challenged each of us to study the lyrics and live them out in our daily lives. At the year's end Rose finished the college degree she had begun all those years ago.

One week after graduation Rose died peacefully in her sleep.

Over two thousand college students attended her funeral in tribute to the wonderful woman who taught by example that it's never too late to be all you can possibly be.

These words have been passed along in loving memory of ROSE.

REMEMBER, GROWING OLDER IS MANDATORY. GROWING UP IS OPTIONAL. We make a Living by what we get, We make a Life by what we give.
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Posted on Wednesday, September 12, 2007 10:49:47 AM
 
В Канаде восле 65 можно брать бесплатно многие курсы в универе.
Знаю людей,которые ходят.
Ходило бы еше больше,но не знают английского.
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Posted on Wednesday, September 12, 2007 11:00:37 AM
 
i agree 100% .Never stop dreaming.
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Любовь порой
Не получаем мы любя.
Обидно только,
Что теряем веру.(c)
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Posted on Wednesday, September 12, 2007 11:03:12 AM
 
«В Канаде восле 65 можно брать бесплатно многие курсы в универе.
Знаю людей,которые ходят.
Ходило бы еше больше,но не знают английского.»


are you serious? я не знала, что бесплатно... а где можно про это почитать?
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Posted on Wednesday, September 12, 2007 11:04:16 AM
 
Acco/\ь

Не знаю,пока :):):) не интересовался.
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Posted on Wednesday, September 12, 2007 11:08:30 AM
 
мои папики были бы рады... а можешь узнать у тех людей, которые ходят?
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Posted on Wednesday, September 12, 2007 11:22:51 AM
 
Acco/\ь

Попробую ее отловить,но сейчас Рош аШана,она может и трубку не брать.:)
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Posted on Wednesday, September 12, 2007 11:24:36 AM
 
«Acco/\ь

Попробую ее отловить,но сейчас Рош аШана,она может и трубку не брать.:)»


можно поиронизировать?:))

... ну у кого же, если не у человека празднующего РошаШана нужно спрашивать про то, как достать бесплатное образование?:)))
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Posted on Wednesday, September 12, 2007 11:28:56 AM
 
LOL
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Posted on Wednesday, September 12, 2007 11:34:53 AM
 
MblШb

Позволю себе поиронизировать тоже:ну,остальные так английский и не выучили,за исключением отдельных одесситов.:):)
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Posted on Wednesday, September 12, 2007 11:39:39 AM
 
Всё прально. Я вот тоже в колледж собралась на старости лет.
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Bright open eyes. They are still looking they are still finding, a few unpoisoned hearts no matter were you are exiled.(Gogol Bordello)
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Posted on Wednesday, September 12, 2007 11:45:43 AM
 
гы, я ща тоже поучится еще немного решил, тетрадок купил, блокнотов и ручек всяких
пиздец в юфт одни чурки, ужас просто , белых процентов 5 от силы
надо вообщем через неделю после выпускного, судя по рассказу, аккуратнее быть:)
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Posted on Wednesday, September 12, 2007 11:51:00 AM
 
Hyperlite

«гы, я ща тоже поучится еще немного решил, тетрадок купил, блокнотов и ручек всяких
пиздец в юфт одни чурки, ужас просто , белых процентов 5 от силы
надо вообщем через неделю после выпускного, судя по рассказу, аккуратнее быть:)»



Это точно,не пей много на выпускном,а то потомство тоже такое же будет.:)
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