if the warm sunny California weather would ever get here. Well, it skipped the warm part and went straight to hot. But sunny is great. It brightens our spirits.
Today the movie stars and sports celebrities get to take a step backwards so we can admire the real superstars; the first respondents; nurses and doctors working overtime to save lives and there are many people who leave their safe homes to assure food for us. There are thousands of people working to protect us for a fraction of the salary celebrities earn.
Perhaps in the past we’ve dismissed the ordinary person who is making a difference in the lives of others. There are so many. I’d like to see some of their pictures on a magazine cover.

When you have three sizes of clothes in your closet.
What used to be freckles are now liver spots.
You miss the days when everything worked with an ON or OFF switch.

Its okay to send back a dish that isn’t par to your expectations.  It wasn’t cheap.
Avoid things that make you fat, like scales, mirrors and photographs.

The game was over. The players were in the locker room preparing to go home. Some guys were on the phone with their love ones chatting about their big win.
“Hi Honey,” John heard on the other end of the line.  “I know how you were looking forward to eating at that new restaurant tonight but the girls want me to go to the movies with them. Do you mind if I go?”
“I don’t mind,” John answered.
“Oh, Thank you. You’re such a dear.”
John laid the phone back on the bench and yelled. “Does anyone know who this phone belongs to?”

Write it down and date it
Forgive others
Forgive yourself

If canned soups are too salty, cook with a raw potato to absorb the salt.
Sauté vegetables before adding to soup. They will be tastier.

Only the electric company has the power to make everyone see the light.
He was fired because of illness. His boss was sick of him.

Information for this blog is taken from many sources. Deem reliable at your own risk. ?
Punch Lines are complimentary of Fr. John Hampsch, C.M.F.

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Theresa Klunk Schultz


  1. gloria tracy on April 27, 2020 at 12:04 pm

    Theresa, I just got around to checking my Emails and found yours. Just read This I’ve Learned and had to laugh out loud reading some of them. Look forward to reading the rest. I am into Merge 2 with a grandson, his wife and 3-month old baby girl living with me. It is going great. I am very fortunate to have them here. I am fine. Getting a bit tired of staying in. Like everyone wondering how long this will last,

    Theresa, just checked my Email after many days and found your message.
    Laughed out loud as I read this one. Look forward to reading the rest. I am fine.
    A grandson, his wife and 3 month baby girl are living with me – Merge 2! It’s going great. I am very lucky. Will be happy to be able to get out and about again. Give me a call if you have soe time. Gloria

  2. Bonnie Bates on April 30, 2020 at 8:32 am

    Love, love, love.

  3. Carolyn Gordon on May 16, 2020 at 9:04 am

    In the soup hints…haven’t done it with canned soup but the best bean soup I’ve ever made is by using the Alessi dried soup packet and adding more of the same fresh vegetables that are used in the package. And sauteing all the vegetables first before adding to liquid always makes soup making go faster.

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