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Talents, Minas, and Investments

by Lawrence J. J. Leonard

Once upon a time there was some Money

There is an ancient story about a lonely leader, a business-smart person with an enormous and profitable household. There was a lot of money being made because of wise investments. The accountants said, “We are in the BLACK.”  The bankers said, “This household is GOLDEN.”  The creditors said, “This the best example of a GREEN enterprise.”

So, fittingly, the lonely household owner said,” So, what? I can’t sleep with all this cash and goods. I want someone to share it with. Maybe even start a family. I will go to the great metropolis and find me a spouse.”

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ADVICE: The best of both worlds – a recipe

(not really)

by Lawrence J. J. Leonard

Having the best of both worlds
is a go-to favorite fantasy
for people who look at life as a sweet snack,
an afternoon delight,
a normal part of daily living,
or an after-school treat
with friends who don’t sponge off of you.

Or, if you are like the rest of us,
having the best of both worlds
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JOKE: Money for Nothing

Texas A&M Aggies and their timeless comedy – making Texans laugh since 1920

Once an Aggie who was down on her luck decided to kidnap a kid for the ransom money.
She went to the playground, grabbed a kid, took her behind a tree
and told her, “I’ve kidnapped you.”

The Aggie wrote a note saying: ‘I’ve kidnapped your kid. Tomorrow morning, put $10,000 in a paper bag. Put it beneath the pecan tree next to the slide on the north side of the city playground.
Signed, An Aggie.’

The Aggie then pinned the note to the girl’s shirt and sent her home.

The next morning the Aggie checked, and sure enough she found a paper bag beneath the pecan tree. The bag had $10,000 and a note.

It read: ‘How could one Aggie do this to another Aggie?’