Friday, 22 July 2011

A Couple of Laughs on a Hot Day When the Less You Wear the Better (But No Elastic-Breaking, Please)

Got this from a friend this morning. It seems perfect as an antidote for a day that looks blistering:

"In April, Maya Angelou was interviewed by Oprah on her 70+ birthday. Among the things she said was this...

'I've learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.'

'I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.'

'I've learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you'll miss them when they're gone from your life.'

'I've learned that making a 'living' is not the same thing as 'making a life.'

'I've learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance..'

'I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw some things back...'

'I've learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision.'

'I've learned that even when I have pains, I don't have to be one.'

'I've learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone. People love a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back...'

'I've learned that I still have a lot to learn...'

'I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.

Please send this to some phenomenal women today. If you do, something good will happen:
You will boost another woman's self-esteem

If you don't....the elastic will break and your underpants will fall down around your ankles! "

Photo: Queen Victoria's drawers, before the days of elastic waistbands. SkyNews


Jack Ruttan said...

My friend thinks those are rather low-cut for practical pants. No wonder she wasn't always amused!

Mary Soderstrom said...

They are rather voluminous, which probably means they came formthe end of her life when she was rather sedentary, it seems. But she was quite a hot number when young: she and Albert had a number of children in very quick succession, and apparentlly she missed the sexy side of her life terribly after he died.