Okay, Romeo… I found it…

cin·quain –noun 1. a group of five. 2. Prosody. a. a short poem consisting of five, usually unrhymed lines containing, respectively, two, four, six, eight, and two syllables. b. any stanza of five lines.
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[Origin: 1705–15; < F < LL cinque (see cinque) + F -ain collective suffix. See quatrain]
Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.1)
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2006.
American Heritage Dictionary – Cite This Source cin·quain (sĭng'kān', sāng'-) Pronunciation Key
n. A five-line stanza.

Finally… NOW I can sleep!!!!!!!!!!!
-Patti

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Since I fell in love with you, I can actually divide my life into a “before” and “after”.  Before I met you, my life was okay…. doing my job, raising my kids, enjoying my friends, drama at the church, etc. But after I met you, my life was totally changed. I had no idea anyone could have such an impact on my routine, on my thoughts, on my feelings.  Now, nothing is fun if you are not with me.  Now, I spend the whole day thinking of when I will hear your voice next, or see your awesome smile, or get the next text message from you. You are the most wonderful person who has ever walked into my life.  I honor you on this day and hope that you have the best “anniversary of a birthday” that you have ever had! 

 I love you, Baby! 

Patti

For John

I could write for hours, use the finest words in Webster’s, fill pages upon pages with verse. But only two words are needed. Two words are everything I want to say:

Thank you.

Two words, two syllables. So tiny. In these words I say so many things. You are very special, holding my hand when the world is too much, hugging me when I can not bear life:

Thank you.

I have shown you my heart of hearts, the person inside I am afraid to reveal.
Your sweet words and sweet face, bringing me back from the edge. All I can do is say: 

Thank you, John, and I love you.

-patti

The sad thing is that #25 is right!

RAISING BOYS

A) For those who have grown children – this is totally Hysterical!
B) For those who have children past this age, this is Hilarious.
C) For those who have children this age, this is not Funny.
D) For those who have children nearing this age, this Is a warning.
E) For those who have not yet had children, this is Birth control.

The following came from an anonymous Mother in Austin, Texas: Things I’ve learned from my Boys (honest and not Kidding):

1.) A king size waterbed holds enough water to fill a 2000 sq. ft. house 4 inches deep.

2.) If you spray hair spray on dust bunnies and run over them with roller blades, they can ignite.

3.) A 3-year old Boy’s voice is louder than 200 adults In a crowded restaurant.

4.) If you hook a dog leash over a ceiling fan, the Motor is not Strong enough to rotate a 42 pound Boy wearing Batman Underwear and a Superman cape. It is strong enough, however, if tied to a paint can, to spread paint on all four walls of a 20×20 ft. Room.

5.) You should not throw baseballs up when the ceiling fan is on. When using a ceiling fan as a bat, you have to throw the ball up a few times before you get a hit. A ceiling fan can hit a baseball a Long way.

6.) The glass in windows (even double-pane) doesn’t stop a Baseball hit by a ceiling fan.

7.) When you hear the toilet flush and the words “uh Oh”, it’s already too late.

8.) Brake fluid mixed with Clorox makes smoke, and lots of it.

9.) A six-year old Boy can start a fire with a flint Rock even though a 36-year old Man says they can only do it in the movies.

10.) Certain Lego’s will pass through the digestive tract of a 4-year old Boy.

11.) Play dough and microwave should not be used in the same sentence.

12.) Super glue is forever.

13.) No matter how much Jell-O you put in a swimming pool you still can’t walk on water.

14.) Pool filters do not like Jell-O.

15.) VCR’s do not eject “PB & J” sandwiches even Though TV Commercials show they do.

16.) Garbage bags do not make good parachutes.

17.) Marbles in gas tanks make lots of noise when Driving.

18.) You probably DO NOT want to know what that odor Is.

19.) Always look in the oven before you turn it on; Plastic toys do not like ovens.

20.) The fire department in Austin, TX has a 5-minute response time.

21.) The spin cycle on the washing machine does not Make Earthworms dizzy.

22.) It will, however, make cats dizzy.

23.) Cats throw up twice their body weight when dizzy.

24.) 80% of Women will pass this on to almost all of their friends, with or without kids.

25.) 80% of Men who read this will try mixing the Clorox and brake fluid.

Best “Out of Office” Replies

1. I am currently out at a job interview and will reply to you if I fail to get the position. Be prepared for my mood. 

2. You are receiving this automatic notification because I am out of the office. If I was in, chances are you wouldn’t have received anything at all.

3. I will be unable to delete all the unread, worthless emails you send me until I return from holiday on 4 April. Please be patient and your mail will be deleted in the order it was received.

4. Thank you for your email. Your credit card has been charged ?5.99 for the first ten words and ?1.99 for each additional word in your message.

5. The e-mail server is unable to verify your server connection and is unable to deliver this message. Please restart your computer and try sending again.'(The beauty of this is that when you return, you can see how many in-duh-viduals did this over and over).

6. Thank you for your message, which has been added to a queuing system.. You are currently in 352nd place, and can expect to receive a reply in approximately 19 weeks.

7. I’ve run away to join a different circus.

AND, FINALLY, THIS ONE TAKES THE CAKE:

8. I will be out of the office for the next 2 weeks for medical reasons.. When I return, please refer to me as ‘ Margaret ‘ instead of ‘Steve’.

Who has time to compile this stuff?????

1 . Money isn’t made out of paper, it’s made out of cotton..
2. The Declaration of Independence was written on hemp (marijuana) paper.
3. The dot over the letter i is called a “tittle”.
4. A raisin dropped in a glass of fresh champagne will bounce up and down continuously from the bottom of the glass to the top.
5. Susan Lucci is the daughter of Phyllis Diller.
6. 40% of McDonald’s profits come from the sales of Happy Meals.
7. 315 entries in Webster’s 1996 Dictionary were misspelled.
8. The ‘spot’ on 7UP comes from its inventor, who had red eyes. He was albino.
9. On average, 12 newborns will be given to the wrong parents, daily.
10. Warren Beatty and Shirley MacLaine are brother and sister.
11. Chocolate affects a dog’s heart and nervous system; a few ounces will kill a small sized dog.
12. Orcas (killer whales) kill sharks by torpedoing up into the shark’s stomach from underneath, causing the shark to explode.
13. Most lipstick contains fish scales (eeww).
14. Donald Duck comics were banned from Finland because he doesn’t wear pants.
15. Ketchup was sold in the 1830’s as medicine.
16. Upper and lower case letters are named ‘upper’ and ‘lower’ because in the time when all original print had to be set in individual letters, the upper case’ letters were s tored in the case on top of the case that stored the smaller, ‘lower case’ letters.
17. Leonardo DA Vinci could write with one hand and draw with the other at the same time, hence, multi-tasking was invented.
18. Because metal was scarce, the Oscars given out during World War II were made of wood.
19. There are no clocks in Las Vegas gambling casinos.
20. The name Wendy was made up for the book Peter Pan; there was never a recorded Wendy before!
21. There are no words in the dictionary that rhyme with: orange, purple, and silver!
22. Leonardo Da Vinci invented scissors. Also, it took him 10 years to paint Mona Lisa’s lips.
23. A tiny amount of liquor on a scorpion will make it instantly go mad and sting itself to death.
24. The mask used by Michael Myers in the original “Halloween” was a Captain Kirk’s mask painted white.
25. If you have three quarters, four dimes, and four pennies, you have $1.19.  You also have the largest amount of money in coins without being able to make change for a dollar (good to know.)
26. By raising your legs slowly and lying on your back, you can’t sink in quicksand (and you thought this list was completely useless.)
27. The phrase “rule of thumb” is derived from an old English law, which stated that you couldn’t beat your wife with anything wider than your thumb.
28. The first product Motorola started to develop was a record player for automobiles. At that time, the most known player on the market was the Victrola, so they called themselves Motorola.
29. Celery has negative calories! It takes more calories to eat a piece of celery than the celery has in it to begin with. It’s the same with apples!
30. Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying!
31. The glue on Israeli postage stamps is certified kosher.
32. Guinness Book of Records holds the record for being the book most often stolen from Public Libraries.
33. Astronauts are not allowed to eat beans before they go into space because passing wind in a space suit damages it.
34. George Carlin said it best about Martha Stewart .. “Boy, I feel a lot safer now that she’s behind bars. O. J. Simpson and Kobe Bryant are still walking around; Osama Bin Laden too, but they take the ONE woman in America willing to cook, clean, and work in the yard, and they haul her fanny off to jail.”

Here’s the answer!!!!!!!!!!!

Josh answered my email from last night: 

Hello 🙂

It comes from
http://www.krownspellman.com/cgi-bin/spellman/9207.html

a book by him, and I trascribed his name wrong it
seems 🙂

It has become too easy to see that the luckless men of
the past lived by mistakes, even absurd beliefs, so we
may well fail in a decent respect for them, and forget
that historians of the future will point out that we
too lived by myths.  ~Herbert J. Muller, Freedom in
the Western World

Is the proper quote, it seems. Silly fingers….

Thanks for stopping by 🙂

So, that’s that!  Mystery solved!