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Windows 7: What did you get for xmas?

25 Dec 2011   #21
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Nice picture of my niece and me. Leftover plate of prime rib, pasta and 2 types of potatoes from dinner last night, lol. A Guy
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25 Dec 2011   #22
rusty post

W7 HOP 64
 
 

I received a cool email with a story that reminded me what is really important. Allow me to share...
HOSPITAL WINDOW

Two men, both seriously ill, occupied the same hospital room. One man was allowed to sit up in his bed for an hour each afternoon to help drain the fluid from his lungs. His bed was next to the room's only window. The other man had to spend all his time flat on his back. The men talked for hours on end. They spoke of their wives and families, their homes, their jobs, their involve...ment in the military service, where they had been on vacation.

Every afternoon when the man in the bed by the window could sit up, he would pass the time by describing to his roommate all the things he could see outside the window.

The man in the other bed began to live for those one hour periods where his world would be broadened and enlivened by all the activity and color of the world outside.

The window overlooked a park with a lovely lake. Ducks and swans played on the water while children sailed their model boats. Young lovers walked arm in arm amidst flowers of every color and a fine view of the city skyline could be seen in the distance.

As the man by the window described all this in exquisite detail, the man on the other side of the room would close his eyes and imagine the picturesque scene.

One warm afternoon the man by the window described a parade passing by.

Although the other man couldn't hear the band - he could see it. In his mind's eye as the gentleman by the window portrayed it with descriptive words.

Days and weeks passed.

One morning, the day nurse arrived to bring water for their baths only to find the lifeless body of the man by the window, who had died peacefully in his sleep. She was saddened and called the hospital attendants to take the body away.

As soon as it seemed appropriate, the other man asked if he could be moved next to the window. The nurse was happy to make the switch, and after making sure he was comfortable, she left him alone.

Slowly, painfully, he propped himself up on one elbow to take his first look at the real world outside.

He strained to slowly turn to look out the window beside the bed.

It faced a blank wall. The man asked the nurse what could have compelled his deceased roommate who had described such wonderful things outside this window.

The nurse responded that the man was blind and could not even see the wall.

She said, "Perhaps he just wanted to encourage you."

Epilogue:

There is tremendous happiness in making others happy, despite our own situations.

Shared grief is half the sorrow, but happiness when shared, is doubled.

If you want to feel rich, just count all the things you have that money can't buy.

Happy Holidays
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25 Dec 2011   #23
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I can't say.
If i did, I would be in violation of forums rules.


Kidding.
Got Marshall Guitar Amp. Been wanting one for a while.
Time to retire the Fender.
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25 Dec 2011   #24
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

New Merrell trainers, the usual jocks & socks, and a remote controlled helicopter? (my sons idea)...quite interesting flying it around indoors
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25 Dec 2011   #25
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

What did I get for Christmas?

Some quality time with my daughters
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25 Dec 2011   #26
Woz

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Steve Ballmer Signature (jealous???)
 
 

Skyrim and quality time with the family and some old friends.
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25 Dec 2011   #27
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

I was playing Skyrim, then I took an arrow to the knee
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25 Dec 2011   #28
AllOnTheBus

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit OS
 
 

I gots me a Nintendo Wii - I thought I was to old for playing games and
now I know I am cause everytime I fail a world I am getting particularly cranky.
Got to see my whole family though including my sister who is not long for this world,
it been a year so won't grinch it up to much about the Wii problem.

Merry Christmas and all the best for the upcoming new year folks.
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25 Dec 2011   #29
profdlp

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Woz View Post
Skyrim and quality time with the family and some old friends.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
I was playing Skyrim, then I took an arrow to the knee
It was probably Woz that did it to you.
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26 Dec 2011   #30
johnwillyums

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Hi Folks. Hope you have all had a great Christmas or whatever you celebrate. Here's me with one of my presents. It's a splendid Penguin wallet.
I won't embarrass the individual by naming him, but his name begins with B, has a B in the middle and ends with Ah!


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