UppP Dreams

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August 6

Reserved: T. J.

August 16

Tell a Joke Day

Roller Coaster Day

National Airborne Day



Blue & Sparkly


Young Bob liked to tell jokes …

actually he loved to tell jokes,

or stories, or riddles.


Unfortunately, sometimes,

his audience didn’t always “get” his jokes.


But … that didn’t stop him.


{Tonight we hear him telling two jokes to some friends.

Let’s listen in.}

Bob begins ...

“Once upon a time,

A kid went on a very tall roller coaster.

He was very excited,

not only because he loved roller coasters,

but … he also had a secret plan.

When he got to the very, very top,

he reached into his pocket,

and pulled out a ... blue, sparkly ball.

He threw it high uppp in the air

as hard as he could.

Then he went zooming down


Aaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh !”



  Bob stopped talking.


His friends looked at him,

They looked at each other.


Bob smiled at them,


“Okay,”  he began again,

“here is Joke #2.


Once upon a time …

A kid and his puppy

were going on a plane ride.


It was a small plane,

but soon, there were uppp in the clouds.


 He and his puppy were looking out the window,

both very excited.

The kid then wanted to let the window down just a little,

and pressed the  button to lower it.


The window went down very fast.


The kid was buckled in,

His puppy was not, and ...


That little puppy got sucked out the window !


Luckily, he had landed on the wing,

and was hanging on with his front paws.


The boy reached into his pocket and pulled out a treat.

He tossed it to his puppy, who caught it right in his mouth.


In just a few minutes they were back on the ground safely.

The kid  rushed out of the plane,

ran over to the other side,

where happily ...

the puppy was still on the wing.


Then the kid noticed that his puppy

had ‘something’ in his mouth.


Do you know what it was?”  Bob asked.


“The treat.” replied his friends.


“Nooooo.” Bob replied slowly.



His friends looked at each other,

then looked at Bob,

then got out of their seats and started walking away.


“Wait!”  He hollered, “I can give you a hint!”


They didn’t turn around,

or say anything,

they just kept on walking.



Bob turned to go home.

Looking down he saw a rock in his path.

 He kicked it,

and then said slowly,



“It was blue …”






{free quote}


“Get off your horse and drink your milk.”


- John Wayne


August 18

Serendipity Day
Bad Poetry Day

National Ice Cream Pie Day


What does ... ?

Monty asked his Dad,
"Dad, What does, 'Serendipity' mean?"

"Hmmm." replied his Dad,

"There's this famous poem about that.

Let's see if I can remember...

A curious word is 'serendipity'

It is kinda' like a great discovery.
You may find it quite unwittingly.

If you are sitting with calm tranquility

It may appear quite coincidentally

You may need to use receptivity

and also some creativity.

But this mysterious serendipity

It is also aligned with synchronicity."

Monty looked at his Dad
with some suspicion.

"Did you just make that up?"

His Dad smiled, put his arm around his son, and said,

"Let's go have some pie."

{free quote}

"Serendipity always rewards the prepared."

- Katori Hall

August 19

Reserved: Gene Roddenberry




August 22

Tooth Fairy Day

Take Your Cat to the Vet Day

Southern Hemisphere Hoodie Hoo Day

Pecan Torte Day

Be an Angel Day




One evening, little Darlene lost a tooth.

It didn’t even hurt.

It had been pretty loose and she would

wiggle it sometimes with her tongue.


Now she was looking at it in the palm of her hand.


Just then, Charlie, the cat, came walking by.

“What have you got?” he seemed to ask,

sniffing into her little hand.


“My tooth came out.” Darlene explained. “See?”

Charlie sniffed a little more then walked away.


Darlene then decided to go outside,

It was warm out, a typical summer day.

As she was taking her first steps out the door,

she heard someone holler,

“Hoodie Hoo !!!”


Then she heard someone else hollering,

“Hoodie Hoo !!!”


Darlene yelled back,

“Hoodie Hoo !!!”


Her brother came around a corner.

“Exactly one month until the first day of fall.”

He stated matter of factly.


Darlene looked at him, “What?”

“Hoodie Hoo.” He answered … and

started to walk away, but Darlene stopped him.

Grabbing the back of his shirt to get his attention, she said,


“Wait, I have something to show you.”

She opened her hand slowly,

 revealing a little white tooth.


“Here’s what you do, little Sis.

When you go to bed tonight, put your tooth

under your pillow.” He instructed.

“When you are sleeping the Tooth Fairy will come

and exchange your tooth for some money.”


“Money?” asked a shocked Darlene,

who was thinking about the candy she could buy.


“Yep,” Answered her brother,

“take good care of that tooth and don’t lose it.”


“I won’t. “  Darlene promised and stuck her tooth

deep inside her pocket.


Later that evening …
While sitting around the supper table,

enjoying a special dessert, a pecan torte,


“Little Dar” remembered what was still in her pocket.


She pulled out her tooth, and held it up for her family to see.

Then announced that she

  planned on putting it under her pillow,

when it was bedtime.


Her father, who had been quiet throughout the meal,

motioned for Darlene to come over to him.


Darlene went to her Dad,

and he picked her up

and put her on his knee.


“Let’s see your smile.” He asked.

Darlene smiled.

Her Dad smiled back, and said,



“Her er jeg sammen med Darlene,

som er en sann engel i livet mitt.”







{free quote}


“You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you,

 as you are to them.”


-          Desmond Tutu


August 29

Reserved: Muriel


August 30

Toasted Marshmallow Day
Frankenstein Day
Whale Shark Day
Slinky Day

Reserved:  Hope

One late summer evening,
Hope was returning home
from of a long day of tennis.
As she was getting closer, she noticed the fire,
 from the fire pit, on the patio.
She heard her family talking and laughing.

Her grandma was passing out marshmallows
from a large bag.

"Just in time, Hope."
she said,
handing her a long toasting fork
and three big marshmallows.

 "Thank you." Hope replied,
and eagerly, yet carefully slid the
marshmallows on the fork's tines.
She then went over to the fire pit,
where her sister was already toasting her marshmallows.

"Aaahh !"
Her sister screamed,
pulling back her fork, with it, a flaming glob.
Hope bent over closer, and blew out the fire,
but not before it had turned black.

"Thanks." her sister said,
rather sadly.

Suddenly, they all heard some noise,
a shuffling sound, coming from the darkness.
What appeared was a very tall, a very big man,
stepping out of the shadows.

"Hello Frank."
Hope's grandpa greeted their neighbor.

"Hello, Mr. Stein." Hope's grandma added.

Hope then recognized their neighbor,
Mr. Stein, who, while was very big,
 was really not as scary as
all the kids around the block, thought he was.

She thought he was kinda' like the
whale shark, she just learned about in school,
 very big, but not dangerous.
"Just misunderstood." she thought.

Hope also noticed, their neighbor seemed
somewhat uncomfortable and stayed clear of the fire.

After all the marshmallows were either toasted,
or burnt, everyone had s'mores.
Except Mr. Stein, who unexpectedly
shuffled back home.

Later, when Hope was going upstairs, to go to bed,
she met, on the stairs, a brightly colored coil,
flip-flopping toward her.
She quickly side-stepped, allowing the
slinky to continue it's downward journey.

"I'm not falling for that."
she said,
to no one in particular.

Hope went into her room,
plopped down on her bed,
and mentally reviewed her day.

She was just thinking about how all the
neighbor kids were scared of Mr. Stein.
He was actually not that scary.
What did her grandpa call him?

She thought, and then said,
again, to no one in particular ...

"I think I know what Mr. Stein's middle initial is."
Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness. Desmond Tutu
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Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness. Desmond Tutu
Read more at: http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/d/desmondtut454129.html

Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness. Desmond Tutu
Read more at: http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/d/desmondtut454129.html
"Hope is being able to see that there is light
despite of all the darkness."

Desmond Tutu


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