pandemo (pandemo) wrote,

Don't Break The Elastic!

From the Infamous Internet, that most holy and accurate of sources:

In April, Maya Angelou was interviewed by Oprah on her 70th birthday. (Editorial aside: According to Wikipedia, she was born in 1928, so for this to be "real", it's been kicking around the internet for 8 years...) Oprah asked her what she thought of growing older. And, there on television, she said it was "exciting." Regarding body changes, she said there were many, occurring every her breasts. They seem to be in a race to see which will reach her waist, first. The audience laughed so hard they cried. She is such a simple and honest woman, with so much wisdom in her words!

Maya Angelou said, "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."

Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we're here, we might as well dance.

I've seen these before, unattributed. They are fine, but I would not have posted them... Here's what made me post:

Attached was the kicker, which I always delete before sending anything on... but THIS TIME, I could not.

Please send this to five 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! ;-) Believe me, I didn't take any chances on MY elastic breaking....I sent it to a lot of special women I care for.


Well, instead of sending it on, I am sharing it with you, along with my sister's commentary:

The thought of the elastic breaking isn't as serious as when ladies all wore dresses, but it did remind me of Mom telling me that happened to Grandmother Louise. She was coming out of church, and they fell. I remember asking what she did, and Mom said she stepped out of the fallen panties, picked them up, put them in a pocket and walked home.

Well, that's sensible. What else could one do in that situation? And, knowing her, she probably retained her dignity throughout the entire performance.

Yeah! Pant suits!

Double Yeah! Jeans!

Actually, I never considered either in relation to the function of HOLDING UP MY UNDIES... just added comfort.

Times HAVE changed...
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