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Rodney Dangerfield

Another Coronavirus poem by Your's Truly:

I'm in my house for many months,

(I'm not the type who swears or grunts.)

But Coronavirus is a trap,

My days are filled with food and nap,

I'm watching TV night and day,

(Please Dr. Phil, just go away!)

When will this end? I need to know,

I'll put on makeup so I'll glow,

And dress in sexy clothes again,

I cannot wait. Just tell me when!

(Okay, I don't wear sexy clothes,

I just wear jeans and don't wear hose,

I'm pretty though, nice lips, nice nose,

Nice legs... only the part that shows.)

OKAY! OKAY! I'm sorta old, I'll admit to 50. (AIN'T I BOLD!)

(Anyone reading this that knows my true age better NOT tell it!)

Some things do make me smile...

I watched the movie "Caddyshack" on television twice last month.

It starred Jacob Cohen, a fabulous funny man who is no longer with us. You may know him as Rodney Dangerfield.

(Sure do miss him!)

The president of Poland discusses the Holocaust...

These are the words of ANDRZEJ DUDA, president of the Republic of Poland:

"We have with us today the last living survivors, who have endured the hell of Auschwitz. The last of those who saw the Holocaust with their own eyes. And among them, those who experienced the fate of the Jewish Nation as referred to in Psalm 44: 'We are killed all day long, we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered...' (back to President Duda) "We stand here before you, honorable survivors, in order to assume anew, in the presence of the witnesses of the Holocaust, an obligation... thinking of those who perished, of you who have survived and of the future generations.

"We are speaking about numbers but these numbers represent concrete people, their histories and their suffering. We are speaking about numbers though we will surely never get to know the exact figure. We are speaking about numbers for we are in the factory of death. For the numbers make us realize the industrial nature of the crime committed here. The Holocaust, of which Auschwitz is the main place and the main symbol, constituted an unexampled crime throughout the entire history. Here, the hatred, chauvinism, nationalism, racism, anti-Semitism assumed the form of a mass, organized, methodical murder. At no other time and at no other place was extermination carried out in a similar manner.

We, in Poland, know well the truth about what was happening here since it was recounted to us by our compatriots who had camp numbers tattooed on their bodies by Germans.

"Distorting the history of WW11, denying the crimes of genocide and the Holocaust as well as an instrumental use of Auschwitz to attain any given goal is tantamount to desecration of the memory of the victims whose ashes are scattered here. The truth about the Holocaust must not die. The memory of Auschwitz must last so that such extermination is never repeated again."


Jewish Pavilion...

A message by NANCY LUDIN, CEO/executive director of the Jewish Pavilion:

"While we are all going through the same storm, we are not all in the same boat. Some of us are struggling with finances while others with fear, loneliness and depression. Many of us have a family member or friend who has been hospitalized or passed away from Covid-19. Then, there are people who are bored, want to go out to eat, visit a theater and travel. This storm will pass, and we will have a new normal or a new abnormal."

Many residents in elder-care have been secluded for more than two months. The Jewish Pavilion is doing everything it can to make sure seniors are remembered and recognized now more than ever. They ask that we all write a card, make a mask, purchase a golf certificate or donate to the Jewish Pavilion, which has received over a thousand cards, letters and drawings from all over the country, which are being distributed to seniors throughout Central Florida. 

"When we get them, we disinfect them and let them sit for three days to ensure safety, then drop them at local elder-care facilities to be distributed to the residents. Thank you for your support!" said Ludin.

JCC39ers Cinema Sundays...

On May 17th beginning at 2 p.m. in the Maitland JCC Senior Lounge, providing they are back open, a film will be shown TBA.

Refreshments will be available.

JCC39ers Meet & Mingle Mondays...

On May 18th, beginning at 1 p.m. in the Maitland JCC Senior Lounge providing they are back open, their will be a program to be announced.

Refreshments will be gratus.

One (four) for the road...

A dear gal and sister of famous author Daniel Keyes, gave me four short and very amusing jokes:

Andrzej Duda

Better six feet apart than six feet under!

A classified Ad in a local newspaper:

"Single man with toilet paper seeks woman with hand sanitizer for good clean fun!"

I'm so excited! It's time to take out the garbage. What should I wear?

I need to practice social distancing from the refrigerator.


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