My sister sent this to me today and I would like to share it with everyone else
A young man learns what’s most important in life from the guy next door.
Over the phone, his mother told him, “Mr. Belser died last night. The funeral is Wednesday.” Memories flashed through his mind like an old newsreel as he sat quietly remembering his childhood days.
“Jack, did you hear me?”
“Oh, sorry, Mom. Yes, I heard you. It’s been so long since I thought of him. I’m sorry, but I honestly thought he died years ago,” Jack said..
“Well, he didn’t forget you. Every time I saw him he’d ask how you were doing. He’d reminisce about the many days you spent over ‘his side of the fence’ as he put it,” Mom told him.
“I loved that old house he lived in,” Jack said.
“You know, Jack, after your father died, Mr. Belser stepped in to make sure you had a man’s influence in your life,” she said
“He’s the one who taught me carpentry,” he said. “I wouldn’t be in this business if it weren’t for him. He spent a lot of time teaching me things he thought were important…Mom,
I’ll be there for the funeral,” Jack said.
As busy as he was, he kept his word. Jack caught the next flight to his hometown. Mr. Belser’s funeral was small and uneventful. He had no children of his own, and most of his relatives had passed away.
The night before he had to return home, Jack and his Mom stopped by to see the old house next door one more time.
Standing in the doorway, Jack paused for a moment. It was like crossing
over into another dimension, a leap through space and time The house was exactly as he remembered. Every step held memories. Every picture, every piece of furniture….Jack stopped suddenly…
“What’s wrong, Jack?” his Mom asked.
“The box is gone,” he said
box?” Mom asked.
“There was a small gold box that he kept locked on top of his desk. I must have asked him a thousand times what was inside. All he’d ever tell me was ‘the thing I value most,'” Jack said.
It was gone. Everything about the house was exactly how Jack remembered it, except for the box. He figured someone from the Belser family had taken it.
“Now I’ll never know what was so valuable to him,” Jack said. “I better get some sleep. I have an early flight home, Mom.”
It had been about two weeks since Mr. Belser died. Returning home from work one day, Jack discovered a note in his mailbox. “Signature required on a package. No one at home. Please stop by the main post office within the next three days,” the note read.
Early the next day Jack retrieved the package. The small box was old and looked like it had been mailed a hundred years ago. The handwriting was difficult to read, but the return
address caught his attention. “Mr. Harold Belser” it read.
Jack took the box out to his car and ripped open the package. There inside was the gold box and an envelope. Jack’s hands shook as he read the note inside.
“Upon my death, please forward this box and its contents to Jack Bennett. It’s the thing I valued most in my life.” A small key was taped to the letter. His heart racing, as tears filling his eyes, Jack carefully unlocked the box. There inside he found a beautiful gold pocket watch.
Running his fingers
slowly over the finely etched casing,
he unlatched the cover. Inside he found these words engraved:
“Jack, Thanks for your time! -Harold Belser.”
“The thing he valued most was…my time”
Jack held the watch for a few minutes, then called his office
and cleared his appointments for the next two days.
“Why?” Janet, his assistant asked.
“I need some time to spend with my son,” he said.
“Oh, by the way, Janet, thanks for your time!”
“Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take but by the moments that
take our breath away,”
Think about this. You may not realize it, but it’s 100% true.
1. At least 15 people in this world love you in some way..
2 A smile from you can bring happiness to anyone, even if they
don’t like you.
3 Every night, SOMEONE thinks about you before they go to sleep.
4.. You mean the world to someone.
5. If not for you, someone may not be living.
6. You are special and unique.
7. When you think you have no chance of getting what you want, you probably won’t get it, but if you trust God to do what’s best, and wait on His time, sooner or later, you will get it or something better.
8. When you make the biggest mistake ever, something good can still come from it.
9. When you think the world has turned its back on you, take a look: you most likely turned your back on the world.
10. Someone that you don’t even know exists loves you.
11.. Always remember the compliments you received.. Forget about the rude remarks.
12 . Always tell someone how you feel about them; you will feel much better when they know and you’ll both be happy .
13. If you have a great friend, take the time to let them know that they are great.
Send this letter to all the people you care about, if you do so, you will certainly brighten someone’s day and might change their perspective on life…for the
Originally posted on Vancouver Island Womens Networking:
Hi Cheryl. I hope you are well.
I am wondering if you can help me with something….
I have a new contract with Weight Watchers Canada – to conduct a Brand Ambassador project. With that project I need to get a Twitter account going and I am asking people (particularly well-connected people like yourself) to follow me on Twitter.
Here is my handle: @wwbasarah (stands for Weight Watchers Brand Ambassador Sarah).
Would it be possible for you to follow me on Twitter while I work on this project?
I will likely be posting two or three times per week about events I am attending, weight loss success stories, new recipes posted on the Weight Watchers website.
Please let me know if you have any concerns.
Thank you so much!
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|Industrial unit situated within the West Sidney Business Park on the south side of Henry Avenue West, between Galaran Road and McDonald Park Road. Built in 2005, the development comprises 32 industrial units. More specifically, unit 3 is situated on the west side of the business park. The unit comprises ± 1,550 square feet of ground floor warehouse/commercial space and approximately ± 1,161 square feet of 2nd floor office. The ground floor features a 12 x 14 overhead door, front retail/office, warehouse, and one washroom. The 2nd floor office has been well finished and features 4 private offices, 3 washrooms and a small unfinished area. Potential to either purchase neighbouring unit 2, or lease. Try lease to purchase or A. 4 sale|
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Originally posted on Cheryl Young's Blog:
The island village of Bella Bella is located on
Campbell Island, north of Port Hardy on
and about 3 kilometres north of McLoughlin Bay,
where BC Ferries’ Queen of Chilliwack docks.
It is home to the Heiltsuk Native Band and is the
largest community on the Central Coast
Although it was the former site of the Hudson’s Bay
Company’s Fort McLoughlin in the 1830s,
nothing remains of the fort today.
A Native interpretive centre and big house
explaining the history of the Heiltsuk peoples are
located in McLoughlin Bay.
Five kilometres from Bella Bella is the community of
When European explorers arrived on this coast
in the 18th century, it was inhabited by Natives
from several cultural groups.
Although hunters and gatherers like the tribes of the
Interior, the coastal natives were able to establish
permanent villages due to their abundant
Their complex cultures were…
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Ricci Argentieri Berini8 pc setting with Serving pieces in Tarnish Proof wooden case
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EUMIG was an Austrian company producing audio and video equipment that existed from 1919 until 1982. The name “EUMIG” is an acronym for the “Elektrizitäts und Metallwaren Industrie Gesellschaft,” or, translated, the “Electricity and Metalware Industry Company.”
Founding through World War II
EUMIG was founded in 1919 in Vienna, Austria, by Karl Vockenhuber, the engineer Alois Handler and Adolf Halpern, who furnished the bulk of the firm’s initial financial resources. At its founding, the company produced lighters and cigarette cases and miscellaneous electrical materials. First located at 86 Wienzeile in Mariahilf, the 6th district of Vienna, in the same year EUMIG moved to 42 Schallergasse in the 12th district.
In 1921, the company, now with 65 employees, moved again, to 5 Hirschgasse, back in the Mariahilf. In 1924, EUMIG began manufacturing two models of radios, the “Low Loss Detektor Empfänger” (“Low Loss detector receiver”) and a smaller model, the “Eumig Baby.” In 1926 Vockenhuber and Handler bought out Halpern, who retired from the company. EUMIG continued production of radio receivers and sound recorders from 1924 until 1962.
In 1928, Eumig began producing film equipment, and three years later, in 1931 it introduced its first film projector, the “Eumig P 1.” In 1932, the first movie camera “Eumig C 1″ for 9.5-mm film was introduced, and a second model, the “Eumig C 2,” also for 9.5-mm film, was introduced in 1935. This was the first movie camera in the world with semi-automatic tracking exposure control. Still expanding, that same year, EUMIG acquired the company Panradio, located at 11-13 Buchengasse, in the 10th district. In 1937 it introduced the movie cameras “Eumig C 3″ (propelled by a spring mechanism), and the “Eumig C 4,” which was the first amateur film camera in the world driven by electric motor. Overall, about 300,000 units of the C-3-series were built.
During this period, EUMIG benefitted from its employment of some of the best-known European industrial designers, including Walter Maria Kersting. It became the manufacturer of several models of the well-known “Volksempfänger,” or “People’s Radio,” that the Nazis used to reach and control a huge audience throughout Germany in the 1930s and 1940s.
By 1941 EUMIG had grown to 1,000 employees, and during the war year, in addition to radios and cameras EUMIG also produced military equipment. Its factory on the Buchengasse in Vienna was destroyed in 1945 by bombing, but fortunately, the machines were moved the previous year to a branch in Micheldorf.
Postwar Era, 1945-1979
Despite the slow economic recovery after the destruction of the Second World War, EUMIG continued to develop new lines of equipment in the 1950s. In 1951 Charles Vockenhuber died, the same year that EUMIG began producing individual photographic cameras, introducing the “Eumigetta” for 6 x 6 cm rolls of film. Two years later, its successor, the “Eumigetta 2,” debuted, though these cameras were eventually abandoned. 1954 saw the introduction of the projector Eumig P 8, the world’s first home movie projector with a low voltage lighting system (12 volts). In 1955, EUMIG released its most successful radio model, the “Eumigette,” which featured 7 tubes for FM and AM frequencies, ultimately producing approximately 500,000 units.
1956 was a landmark year for EUMIG. It built a new factory complex, designed by Oswald Haerdtl, on a site in the Neudorf sector of Vienna. Then, on the initiative of junior engineer Karl Vockenhuber, and after 6-week trials and a subsequent survey of the workforce, EUMIG introduced the first 40-hour work week in Austria. Finally, the C(amera) 16 was introduced for 16-mm film. In 1958, in recognition of its accomplishments, the company received the Staatliche Auszeichnung (“National Award”) and was allowed to use the Bundeswappen, or Federal arms of Austria, in commercial transactions.
In 1960 Alois Handler, the last of the three original founders, died. Nonetheless, EUMIG’s postwar innovations continued, with 3,000 employees in 1961. In 1962, the radio production was abandoned and sold to HEA, after EUMIG had cumulatively sold some 3 million radios. The company then focused on the construction of movie cameras and projectors at its two plants in the Neudorf and Furstenfeld sections of Vienna.
After Kodak (USA) introduced Super-8 film, in 1965 EUMIG launched the movie camera “Viennette Super-8″ and the projectors “Mark M Super-8″ with threader and arrest projection and “Eumig Mark S Super-8″ for Super-8 sound film. At the time, EUMIG was the only European manufacturer with a complete range of equipment for Super-8 film. In 1969, it expanded again, acquiring the Swiss company Bolex, before introducing the Eumig Movie Camera “mini” in 1971. It would go on to produce about 500,000 units of the mini series. In 1973, EUMIG introduced the silent film projector “Mark 610 D” (switchable for Regular 8 and Super 8 film), which was sold in a similar form as Bolex 18-3 Duo and the Revuelux 3003.
In 1974, the Executive Board of the Vienna Buchengasse moved to a new high-rise next to the factory in Neudorf. By 1975 EUMIG had become the largest film projector manufacturer in the world, turning out some 500,000 projectors a year, and employing some 5,000 people. In 1976, EUMIG entered into a contract with Polaroid (USA) for the production of instant film Polavision devices The system consisted of the camera, the presenter and film, delivered in special cassettes, that could be developed immediately after exposure and demonstrated after only 90 seconds. Two years later, however, EUMIG had to lay off 1,000 employees after Polaroid stopped its orders for Polavision.
In 1977 Eumig tried again in the radio hifi industry and introduced the 3-head stereo cassette deck “Metropolitan CCD”, with a tuner and amplifier as a “Metropolitan CC” in a console design, with fully electronic sensor control and opto-electronic synchronization control. In 1979, EUMIG began working on a portable video recorder, first developed by BASF for the LVR system (Longitudinal Video Recording, wherein the recording is carried out in 48 parallel tracks). But later that year, the LVR project was discontinued, as the market opportunities were considered to be too few.
The Eumig FL-1000uP cassette deck came out in 1979, replacing the Metropolitan Series. It used a microprocessor, the Mostek MK 3870. It had a more advanced drive than the Metropolitan, with a front loading design in which the winding speed was electronically governed at Rewind (short rewind time), and was able to tape media positions accurately with an electronic counter, with an extremely short acceleration time. The built-interface could control up to sixteen decks from a computer. The FL 1000uP won the “Award for Design and Engineering” at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Chicago in 1979, where none of the Japanese devices shown had a similar functionality to EUMIG’s. Also that year, Eumig launched the waterproof film camera “Nautica” for Super 8, usable up to 40 meters below the surface.
In 1980 Eumig had 3000 employees. That year it launched the two film cameras Eumig “Eumig sound 125 XL” and “Eumig Sound 128 XL” for Super-8 sound film, which were the only sound film cameras EUMIG would produce itself. Previously, it had purchased sound film cameras from Bell & Howell.
Abrupt End, 1980-82
In 1981, EUMIG sold the development branch for SMD technology to the company Schrack. Soon afterwards, the Österreichische Länderbank (“Austrian National Bank”) stopped the further financing of EUMIG, and the company terminated production of hi-fi equipment. In 1982 the company declared bankruptcy and began liquidating its assets. The EUMIG skyscraper in Neudorf was sold to Palmers AG, while the brand name “EUMIG” was sold to the Luxembourg company Interbasic. The EUMIG patent for the macro system in lenses was sold to the Japanese company Canon. The Fohnsdorf factory was taken over by AT&S (Austria Technologie & Systemtechnik). The bankruptcy process was completed in 1985. In 1989 the German company Rothenberger GmbH, Frankfurt, acquired the rights to the EUMIG name for the production of cameras and audio and video systems, and today it is under the name EUMIG industry-tv GmbH Environmental
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