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The True Meaning Of Life

By Pat A. FlemingPublished: July 2017

The Years have passed by,
In the blink of an eye,
Moments of sadness,
And joy have flown by.

People I loved,
Have come and have gone,
But the world never stopped,
And we all carried on.

Life wasn't easy,
And the struggles were there,
Filled with times that it mattered,
Times I just didn't care.

I stood on my own,
And I still found my way,
Through some nights filled with tears,
And the dawn of new days.

And now with old age,
It's become very clear,
Things I once found important,
Were not why I was here.

And how many things,
That I managed to buy,
Were never what made me,
Feel better inside.

And the worries and fears,
That plagued me each day,
In the end of it all,
Would just fade away.

But how much I reached out,
To others when needed,
Would be the true measure,
Of how I succeeded.

And how much I shared,
Of my soul and my heart,
Would ultimately be,
What set me apart.

And what's really important,
Is my opinion of me,
And whether or not,
I'm the best I can be.

And how much more kindness,
And love I can show,
Before the Lord tells me,
It's my time to go.
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Wedding Record Breaker



The stunning actress, businesswoman, and humanitarian, Elizabeth Taylor probably could make it into the Guinness Book of World Records for all of the times she was married. Taylor was married an entire eight times, to seven very lucky men. These men were Conrad ”Nicky” Hilton Jr. of the Hilton Hotels, British actor Michael Wilding, producer Mike Todd, Singer Eddie Fischer,  Republican politician John Warner, construction worker Larry Fortensky, and for the grand finale, she married actor Richard Burton not once, but twice.



It Wasn’t Love At First Sight



After the iconic Amelia Earhart went missing, many of her diary entries were published and turned into a book called ‘Last Flight’. In one of her entries, she describes her experience of her first time seeing an airplane. She was a mere 10 years old and was visiting a state fair in Iowa.  Earhart describes the plane as ”not at all interesting” and even admitted that the fancy hat she had just bought was a lot more impressive. She had no idea what was in store for her.


Never Had A Doubt



O.J Simpson, the American football hero and movie star has become infamous for his extraordinary life, and for the murder case of his wife that has never really been closed.  Many people don’t know that he actually threw a massive party following his release at his Los Angeles mansion. The party was so wild that the L.A.P.D had to come to calm the crowd down.  What’s most shocking, however, is that the party was planned even before the verdict was announced. Simpson was that confident of his acquittal, and never even doubted for a second that he would be found guilty.



Started From The Bottom



Princess Diana, believe it or not, lived a rather simple, normal life before she turned to wealth and royalty. After attending finishing school in Sweden, Diana worked as both a cleaning woman and a babysitter. She then moved onto to becoming a kindergarten teacher in England.  This perhaps explains why she would take her sons, Charles and Harry, on outings that were atypical for royal children, such as visiting homeless shelters and going to McDonald’s, understanding the importance of seeing how the rest of the world lives.




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