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32 • The Optimist
Assure our Future…
Optimist International’s Board of Directors has set a goal of 100,000 Members by the organization’s 100th year (2019). Your Club is urged to do its part in setting its own goal of increasing its membership between now and our 100 Year Anniversary. Help assure that your Club will be “Bringing Out the Best in Kids” well into the future.
Celebrate our Heritage… A man was given the job of painting the white lines down the middle of a highway. On his frst day, he painted six miles; the next day three miles; the following day less than a mile. When the foreman asked the man why he kept painting less each day, he replied, “I just can’t do any better. Each day I keep getting farther away from the paint can.”
Mom and dad broke the news to their 3-year-old that they were expecting a second child and that they would have to move to a larger house. “That won’t work,” the child announced. “He will only follow us.”
A man fnally bought a parrot at an auction after some very spirited bidding. “I suppose the bird talks?” he asked the auctioneer.
“Talks?” was the reply. “He’s been bidding against you for the past half hour.”
A father sang his children to sleep every night until he overheard his four-year-old telling his three-year-old brother, “If you pretend you’re asleep, he stops.”
For years the man’s wife complained about her husband leaving the cap off the toothpaste. Finally he
decided that it was silly to go on doing something that was annoying to her so he started the practice of conscientiously replacing the cap after each brushing.
After about a week his wife eyed him suspiciously one morning and asked, “How come you stopped brushing your teeth?”
A young boy was helping his grandfather dig potatoes. After a while the child began to tire.
“Grandpa,” he asked wearily, “whatever made you bury these things anyway?”