Friday Fun: Springing & Falling


PLEASE don’t make us
change our clocks again! ::sigh::
Meanwhile, let’s try to laugh the whole thing off

© Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, CTP, CMC, ACT, MCC, SCAC
from the Friday Funnies Series

Quick Intro before we get to the Funnies

Is it just me or didn’t we just change all the clocks?  Or at least we were supposed to. (Surely I’m not the only one who still has some of her clocks and watches set at the same time they were supposed to be set the last time we fell back?)

Am I the only one confused by the fact that in America they call it “Daylight Saving Time” whichever way the clock gets set?

Hmmm . . . well, in case anyone doubts the fact that my expertise is the result of life-long personal experience, this post might remove the doubts, at least where my relationship to time is concerned!

Source: cartoonaday.com

Who WANTS this nonsense?  Does anybody actually like dancing this springingly/fallingly two-step?

Ho hum.  It’s not like it matters to anyone in charge anyway.

Don’t forget it’s coming up again this Sunday, at least for those of us living in America (or is that technically Monday morning – or maybe Saturday night late?)

Whatever! Let’s get the weekend started with a few chuckles.

Take a look at a few time-related funnies that I tripped across, mostly on Pinterest.

How many of the situations below make YOU nod your head?

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This Friday’s theme: Daylight Savings Time

(most images below found on Pinterest)

Work Time Confusions . . .

 

SAY WHAT?

 

And WHY?

 

Carry on . . .

Changing the clocks . . .

 

 

 

 

Perspective: NO explanation needed

Th-th-th-at’s all folks!
SEE YOU NEXT TIME

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Award-winning ADD Coach Training Field founder; ADD Coaching field co-founder; [life] Coaching pioneer -- Neurodiversity Advocate, Coach, Mentor & Poster Girl -- Multi-Certified -- 25 years working with EFD [Executive Functioning disorders] and struggles in hundreds of people from all walks of life. I developed and delivered the world's first ADD-specific coach training curriculum: multi-year, brain-based, and ICF Certification tracked. In addition to my expertise in ADD/EF Systems Development Coaching, I am known for training and mentoring globally well-informed ADD Coach LEADERS with the vision to innovate, many of the most visible, knowledgeable and successful ADD Coaches in the field today (several of whom now deliver highly visible ADD coach trainings themselves). For almost a decade, I personally sponsored and facilitated seven monthly, virtual and global, no-charge support and information groups The ADD Hours™ - including The ADD Expert Speakers Series, hosting well-known ADD Professionals who were generous with their information and expertise, joining me in my belief that "It takes a village to educate a world." I am committed to being a thorn in the side of ADD-ignorance in service of changing the way neurodiversity is thought about and treated - seeing "a world that works for everyone" in my lifetime. Get in touch when you're ready to have a life that works BECAUSE of who you are, building on strengths to step off that frustrating treadmill "when 'wanting to' just doesn't get it DONE!"

90 Responses to Friday Fun: Springing & Falling

  1. Christy B says:

    Haha! That time change always makes people a bit off for a few days so it’s good to have some laughs like this 😀

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    • SO true, Christy – for a brain-based reason, btw. Until and unless we can get this crazy system changed, the best thing we CAN do about it is laugh.
      xx,
      mgh

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  2. ahhh this was a fun post Madelyn! I’m a big fan of Crabby Road, especially when her thoughts echo my own 😉

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    • Me too, Gabe — and they usually DO!

      Good to see you over here. It reminds me that I’m overdue for a visit to your patch of the ‘net!!
      xx,
      mgh

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  3. Jennie says:

    Loved this, Madelyn! Don’t we all need a little humor, especially with this?! I do NOT look forward to school the next day. First, the children really can’t adjust and understand. Then, it gets dark by 4:30 and children are scared at the end of the school day, thinking their Moms and Dads have forgotten them. All the words in the world don’t really help those first few days. So, thank you for the humor!

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    • I don’t envy your challenge, Jennie. Making things even tougher, I imagine a few parents DO show up late while they themselves are adjusting.

      OH how I wish we could get rid of this nonsense!!!
      xx,
      mgh

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      • Jennie says:

        I’m getting ready to email parents about the time change and talking to their child. “No, Mommy won’t be late. The sun is setting earlier, so it will be dark.” Not easy, and those words would only be the tip of the conversation iceberg. Did I ever tell you that I started my blog because of teaching and guiding parents? Decades of newsletters, all so important to families of young children. Happy Sunday to you, Madelyn. Enjoy the extra hour of sleep tonight. 🙂

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        • Good for you for thinking of enrolling the parents, Jennie. Hopefully they will realize the importance of actually having the conversation and answering questions as best they can.

          I think it is wonderful that you began your blog to educate parents. Nobody’s born knowing this stuff, and those who were not well-parented wouldn’t have been likely to pick up parenting tips without some guidance & info.

          We’re alike in that we are driven to help – and that we began putting professional info online. How do you get your parents to read/respond to your emails? Do you have to start each class by asking the kids who knows why it will be getting dark today before Mommy or Daddy comes to pick you up and discussing the fact that the sun goes to bed earlier? I’m guessing that you’d have to remind them at the other end of the school day as well.

          TRULY – this DST idea is *lousy* on so many fronts!!!
          xx,
          mgh

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          • Jennie says:

            I believe that educating parents is 50% of what I do that is important for children. Really. When I started teaching, my director insisted that teachers write newsletters to parents. Oh, the groans from the staff! Then, she would say, “Take one paragraph and educate them about something, anything.” She was so right! Instead of a newsletter that told families we did this and that, it added why.

            My blog posts are often the newsletters to families. The four that Sally Cronin published from my archives were just that. I have a query letter out to agents, as I think bundling many of those letters into a book for parents and teachers would be a good thing. Fingers crossed. 🤞

            We are alike and driven to help. That’s probably why we picked our professions. How do I get parents to read and respond? By making it exciting to read. Sound corny? If It is flat and dry, they may just skim over it. For example, if I’m writing about how the brain responds to physical activity, which is interesting to us but not so much to them, I tell a story of how it worked and what happened in the classroom. So, I start at the end, paint a picture with words, then backtrack to why it worked. Make sense?

            Let’s hope tomorrow goes smoothly when it is dark at 4:30. Yes, the dreaded DST. Happy Sunday to you, Madelyn! 🙂

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            • We are similar in our belief that educating the parents is essential. I don’t work with kids because I strongly believe that working with their parents is a much more effective strategy.

              I see my clients for a brief time period each week. And then what, where kids are concerned? They have little control over the environment to which they return, and an underdeveloped PFC that is not up to the task of recontexting.

              If I can impress upon a parent what helps, what does not, and what actually makes things worse, THEY can make a much bigger difference with their kids than I ever could.

              Congrats on getting your book published – and happy Sunday to you too.
              xx,
              mgh

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            • Jennie says:

              Yes, YES! If we don’t educate the parents, we don’t help the child. In my world of teaching, most parent education from teachers is reactive, not proactive, and therefore not really an education at all. Pretty sad.

              If I could wave a magic wand, I’d make fellow teachers see that educating the parent means educating the child.

              No congratulations (yet), Madelyn. My book is only in the query letter stage to agents. I am the glass half-full, here.

              Many thanks. So good to talk and share ideas. Best to you, Madelyn.

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            • Stay positive, Jennie. SOME publisher will see that this is an important book (**especially**, if I may be so bold, with the current administration in the US).
              xx,
              mgh

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            • Jennie says:

              I will stay positive, Madelyn. I hear you!

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            • I’ll zoom good publishing thoughts your way.
              xx,
              mgh

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            • Jennie says:

              🙂

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  4. Great cartoons, Madelyn. This is one think we don’t have to worry about in Africa. It reminds me of the nursery rhyme:
    A dillar a dollar
    A ten o’ clock scholar
    What makes you come so soon
    You used to come at ten o’ clock
    and now you come at noon.

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    • Lucky you, Robbie. I haven’t thought about that nursery rhyme in years. It never made any sense to me – LOL – just like Daylight Savings Time.
      xx,
      mgh

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  5. Tina Frisco says:

    Omg, these are hysterical! I love what the Old Indian said. How true! And the brain waking us up 2 hours earlier than normal … Our poor bodies don’t know which end of the blanket is up! Thanks for the laughs, girlfriend. I hope I can still see the humor in this after tomorrow night 🙂 ♥

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    • I’m struggling with that a bit today myself, Tina. My poor body doesn’t seem to have gotten the memo about the time change. I keep coming back to read the funnies to reset my mood every time I notice that I failed to change yet another of my clocks (alarms, primarily, and the ones that take a ladder to access).

      I finally got my systems relatively in order in my last apartment, but haven’t quite gotten it down in this one. ::harumph!:: It’s a wonder to me that our political leaders haven’t struggled enough personally to STOP this idiocy – but meanwhile, we try to laugh about it, right?
      xx,
      mgh

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      • Tina Frisco says:

        Indeed, Madelyn; laughing is the only way to endure the upset. Moving to Arizona might also help… they don’t participate in the lunacy 🙂 ❤

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        • Yeah, but the heat would do me in. Always something, huh?
          xx,
          mgh

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          • Tina Frisco says:

            Bummer 😦

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            • I know – but whad’ya gonna’ do?
              xx,
              mgh

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            • Tina Frisco says:

              Don’t you sometimes wish we could trade in our bodies for new models? 🙂 ♥

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            • Tina, I’d be thrilled to pick through some of my “old models” and have one of those back again. 🙂 I try to remind myself to appreciate NOW – aware that there might possibly come a point in the future where I’d love to have it back as well.

              Mostly, I am SO grateful that it’s healthy – regardless of a few wrinkles and saggy bits.
              xx,
              mgh

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            • Tina Frisco says:

              I’m with you on that one, Madelyn ❤

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            • Somehow I knew you would be, Tina. ❤
              xx,
              mgh

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  6. dgkaye says:

    OmG, these are so funny! And yes, I wonder where exactly we’re saving daylight? Darker earlier and still dark in the morning. Some kind of an oxymoron. And lol, thanks for the funnies. I’m with the kid in the first one – 6 months of every year my car’s clock has the correct time. LOL 🙂 xoxo

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    • Me too, Deb. As a result, I can *never* trust the darned thing. 😦
      xx,
      mg

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      • dgkaye says:

        LOL 🙂 xoxo

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        • You either, huh?
          xx, mgh

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          • dgkaye says:

            Exactly! 🙂 I use the one on my arm. 🙂 xx

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            • Same here. 🙂
              xx,
              mgh

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            • dgkaye says:

              Not surprised! 🙂 😉 xx

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  7. Thank you for a doze of laugh medicine! I agree with the Indian’s remark about the government.
    Have a great weekend!

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    • Thanks, Dolly. The Indian was one of my favorites too.
      xx,
      mgh

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      • I wish some people “up there” listened to wise old Indians…

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        • Or listened at all?
          xx,
          mgh

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          • That too. But aren’t they issued ear plugs as a part of an “Elected Official Kit”?

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            • I did not know that. Of COURSE!
              xx,
              mgh

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            • 😻

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  8. John Holton says:

    These were hilarious!

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    • Thanks, John. I sifted thru quite a few more to get these (no surprise there – I don’t know anybody who likes the system anymore). All we can do is laugh about it. 🙂
      xx, mgh

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  9. Falling back…that time again! 🙂 Sharing. xo

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    • Thanks again, Bette. (We don’t laugh because it will do no good to cry! LOL)
      xx,
      mgh

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  10. -Eugenia says:

    Fun post, Madelyn! Here’s my contribution for Daylight Saving Time – https://amanpan.blog/2017/11/03/fall-back/

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    • Thanks, Eugenia. I’ll be right over.
      xx,
      mgh

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  11. Opher says:

    Thanks Madelyn.

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    • My pleasure. Fun to make fun of it all, huh?
      xx,
      mgh

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  12. Opher says:

    Reblogged this on Opher's World and commented:
    That about sums it up for me!! My car is finally telling the right time again – I think.

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    • Yeah – car clocks are so complex these days it’s hardly worth the effort. Thanks so much for the reblog.
      xx,
      mgh

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  13. Love the memes, Madelyn. Why do we have to do this every year? It just messes with us. 😀

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    • That IS the question, isn’t it? Thanks for the visit, Diana.
      xx,
      mgh

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  14. Reblogged this on Words To Captivate ~ by John Fioravanti and commented:
    Madelyn Griffith-Haynie treats us to a post that pokes fun at the nonsensical time changes that occur twice each year. Please, read on…

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    • Thanks for sharing, John. If only humor would encourage the powers that be to stop this craziness.
      xx, mgh

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      • My pleasure, Madelyn. I hope it stops soon too.

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        • Dream on? 🙂
          xx,
          mgh

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          • You never can tell.

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            • Crossing my fingers. 🙂
              xx,
              mgh

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  15. paulandruss says:

    Great Collection of Funnies Madelyn. We in the UK did ours last weekend!

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    • And doesn’t that make it all even crazier? Totally different ways of “measuring” time all over the world. What a nightmare for airline scheduling software!
      xx,
      mgh

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      • paulandruss says:

        My thoughts too!

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        • I have enough trouble keeping track of time without it changing on me several times a year. 😦
          xx,
          mgh

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  16. Ugh…hate the time change, in both seasons. Takes me weeks to re-adjust my body clock. Thanks for the funnies, M. Good to keep a sense of humor about it all.

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    • Same here, Van. I probably needed to feature the one about recovering from deadly diseases better than, essentially, resetting my chronos twice a year.
      xx,
      mgh

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  17. Great article! Thank you very much for you engagement also in this. Have a nice weekend. 😉 Michael

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    • Thanks, Michael. What’s keeping this crazy system in place – or who? Are they nuts? 🙂
      xx,
      mgh

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  18. Reblogged this on Die Erste Eslarner Zeitung – Aus und über Eslarn, sowie die bayerisch-tschechische Region!.

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    • Thanks again – and always – for spreading the cheer, Michael.
      xx,
      mgh

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  19. I’m laughing and wincing at the same time. Daylight SAVINGS time? What an oxymoron. ;-0

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    • But it makes about as much sense as many of the other things our governments see fit to legislate. ::sigh::
      xx,
      mgh

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  20. Bernadette says:

    Madelyn, thanks for the good laughs. Just in case you have an appointment this Sunday – Daylight Savings time starts at 12:01 AM Sunday. 😮

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    • Thanks, Bernadette. Obviously I don’t keep up with all this craziness. I finally bought an atomic clock, and use it to set any of the rest that show a different time – whenever! 🙂
      xx,
      mgh

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      • Bernadette says:

        Woke up this morning to my atomic clock and still wondered if it was the right time🤒

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        • lol – I was still working when my atomic clock changed but my computer clock did NOT (for another hour, actually). I had the same thought: what time IS it?
          xx,
          mgh

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  21. Thanks for linking back to my blog, Madelyn ❤ 😀

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    • My pleasure, Chris.
      xx,
      mgh

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  22. Reblogged this on Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life and commented:
    If like me your body clock has still not reset itself (hence sitting here at 7.00 in the morning instead of 8.00) then you will enjoy and empathise with these funnies from Madelyn Griffith-Haynie…

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    • Thanks for the reblog, Sally. If we don’t laugh we’d cry, right? SUCH a useless hassle for all, and a BIG problem for those who need to reset body-clocks as well.
      xx,
      mgh

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  23. Norah says:

    Hi Madelyn, what an eclectic collection of funnies – gave me an extended smile. Thank you. Where I live, we don’t change our clocks, but the rest of the country does. They’re running ahead of us now. Won’t be long and we’ll catch up to them again. 🙂

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    • OMG – I don’t know if that would be better or worse! How do the people near the dividing line keep up with what time it is where? I’d be perpetually perplexed!
      xx,
      mgh

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      • Norah says:

        I guess it’s really no different to living near a line that divides time zones. I leave a few hours drive away from the border between two states. One changes time, the other doesn’t. We can celebrate New Year’s Eve twice when we go to visit. I guess living in one and working in the other could be confusing though. 🙂

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        • Or doctor’s appointments, flights, etc.
          xx,
          mgh

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          • Norah says:

            Oh, yes. Maybe it could get complicated for those living there. It’s been fine for me on holidays. 🙂

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            • Whew! Glad to read that.
              xx, mgh

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  24. I hear you sister! I still want to do my outside chores(washing off the line) etc at the same time no matter how late it gets dark so I can kick off the shoes and sit down! I now do it while it’s still light out. It takes me 6 months to get used to it and then it’s over! Cheers,H

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    • It takes me a few months to reset my body-clock each time too. Then I have only a couple before I have to do it all AGAIN. T-totally nutsy!
      xx,
      mgh

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  25. Hahaha too good and for a friday when we can laugh the weekend thru, Madelyn. Simply loved your post very much. Keep on laughing as laughter is the best medicine and all of the pictures with their laughter messages were hilarious. Have a great day.

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    • Thanks, Kamal. Have a wonderful weekend.
      xx,
      mgh

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      • Welcome and same to you too dear

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