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    Johnny Cash

    Johnny Cash (born February 26, 1932, Kingsland, Arkansas, U.S.—died September 12, 2003, Nashville, Tennessee) was an American singer and songwriter whose work broadened the scope of country and western music. Cash was exposed from childhood to the music of the rural South—hymns, folk ballads, and songs of work and lament—but he learned to play guitar and began writing songs during military service in Germany in the early 1950s. After military service he settled in Memphis, 1957 Cash was the top recording artist in the country and western field. His music was noted for its stripped-down sound and focus on the working poor and social and political issues. Cash, who typically…

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    In the last Quarter of Life

    A lot of us are in the last quarter of life and I share without politics, religion, race cards. Just gentle thoughts: You know, time has a way of catching you off-guard about how quickly it travels. It feels like just yesterday that I was young and ready to start adult-life. And in a way it feels like eons ago, and I wonder where the years have gone. I know I lived them all. I remember all my hopes and dreams. I remember the plans I made. And suddenly, here I am in the last quarter. How did I get here so fast? Where have the years gone and where…

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    Elvis Blind Girl a $50K Check ?

    his viral anecdote claims that during a concert in 1975, Elvis was informed that there was a blind girl in the crowd. The musician stopped the show to bring the girl up on stage where they had a heartfelt exchange. After the show, Elvis was so moved by the little girl’s story that he gave her a $50,000 check and a concert ticket (plus travel expenses) to every one of his future shows. There’s no evidence to support this version of events. This is a modern-day work of fiction that is far removed from any firsthand accounts of Presley’s interactions with blind fans. A spokesperson for Graceland, the Elvis Presley…

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    They Are Working For Their Meal , Not To Hoard Money

    A Lady asked an old street vendor: “How much do you sell your eggs for?” The old man replied “0.50¢ an egg, madam.” The Lady responde, “I’ll take 6 eggs for $2.00 or I’m leaving.” The old salesman replied, “Buy them at the price you want, Madam. This is a good start for me because I haven’t sold a single egg today and I need this to live.” She bought her eggs at a bargain price and left with the feeling that she had won. She got into her fancy car and went to a fancy restaurant with her friend. She and her friend ordered what they wanted. They ate…

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    welcome Boiling Springs home

    Possums are not only welcome at Beth Button’s Boiling Springs home, they are loved, fed and given shelter. Button, who works at USC Upstate, is among eight volunteers who have helped rescue and rehabilitate possums through The Opossum’s Pouch, a nonprofit formed in July. The Greenville-based organization has rescued more than 500 possums throughout the state. Button has helped rescue and rehabilitate 15 possums since joining the organization. Her latest rescue is a 10-month-old possum named Kaolyn that likes to sleep on a heating pad formerly used by the family’s cat. Kaolyn usually wakes about 11 a.m. and falls asleep by 4 p.m. after giving herself a good grooming. Her…

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    I missed you today but that’s nothing new,I missed you a million times yesterday too.I picked up my phone to tell you the news,then realised, again, I can’t text it to you. I saw your bright smile, at least twenty times,and then I remember, it’s all in my mind.I drive without presence, the world feels surreal,And on comes your song and this doesn’t seem real. I missed you today but I miss you a lot,It’s helpful to miss you, it’s all that I’ve got.I wish I could pull you down here for a whileI’m frightened to lose the shape of your smile. I miss you today and I’ll miss you…

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    An elderly man rear-ended a guy driving an expensive European sports car.

    An elderly man rear-ended a guy driving an expensive European sports car. Enraged, the guy hops out and confronts the old man. He yells,“Look what you did to my car! You’re going to give me $10,000 right now or I’m going to beat you to a pulp!”“Oh my…” the old man said nervously. “I don’t have that kind of money. Let me call my son.” he said with hope. “He trains dolphins and he will know what to do.”“Dolphins!” the other driver huffed, while rolling his eyes.The old man pulled out his phone, dialed his son, and just as his son answered, the irate man snatched the phone away from…

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    Mark Twain (American writer and humorist)

    THE MARK Twain we learned about in school is a less than inspiring figure: Twain, the children’s author of riverside idylls; Twain, the bitter misanthrope who lashed out at society because of his personal failures; Twain, the racist who grew up in a slaveholding family. Most famously, there is Mark Twain, father of American Literature–the figure consciously created by the American literary establishment in the 1940s and 1950s. This Twain is a powerful symbol of the American dream, the spirit of the frontier and westward expansion–he is a nationalist hero. Yet Twain was one of the most forthright critics of American ruling-class ideology at the turn of the 20th century.…

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    An elephant family is sleeping

    An elephant family is sleeping photographed by a drone Elephants sleep on average two hours a night, the shortest recorded time for a land mammal. Some days they don’t sleep at all, staying awake for up to 46 consecutive hours and covering considerable distances of about 30 kilometers. It seems that elephants only reach the REM phase every three or four days, which makes them unique animals. Experts believe this might be due to disturbances caused by the presence of lions or poachers that keep them in a constant state of alert.

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    16-year-old artist Shania McDonagh

    Shania McDonagh is a young artist from County Mayo in Ireland, who has a big, brightly lit future ahead of her. She’s still in her teens, but she’s certainly making a name for herself across the seas with her incredibly detailed, hyper-realistic drawings using graphite pencils. Growing up, Shania was “always making things” using paper and pencils that were in the house. For the last few years, she’s been honing her craft and proving that hard work spawns successful result, winning first prize in her age category in the long-running Texaco Children’s Art Competition multiple times. figure of 100 hours so directly, without any hint of alarm. Similarly, she comes…