"My Birthday Surprise"
was created especially for
with love from
July 30, 2011
Yes, it was birthday time
again, July 30. John Lennon of
Hawaii, had reached yet another
major plateau in his life - age 35.
John was a high flier, a born
leader, and a man of many
accomplishments. There was no
doubt about it - John was a
legend in his own mind.
Paul, George and Ringo had
planned a big birthday bash for
John this year. Hand-written
invitations had been sent to all
Fortunately for Paul, George and
Ringo, the job had been very
easy. Only a few invitations had
to be written.
Paul, George and Ringo had
spent a lot of time developing a
theme for this special birthday
party. It was
The ten keys to success
in your life
Obviously, the theme was a
very popular one. The party room
Paul, George and Ringo started
his success story by explaining that
the path John had followed
through life had been met with a
series of closed doors.
Over the years,judging from the
shape of his beak, many of these
doors had been slammed in his face.
Despite these setbacks,
John had still managed to become
a success in Hawaii. It was evident
that these ten keys had worked a
miracle for John.
John and the rest of the
party group were quiet when
Paul, George and Ringo announced the
first key to his success.
"Always be full of hot air"
John had devoted much of
his life to achieving this goal.
Those who knew him agreed that he
was definitely full of it.
The second key of success was
John maintained his
youthful appearance by following a
strict exercise program. His
favorite activity seemed to be
jogging to the refrigerator.
Unfortunately, staying young
was difficult after 35 birthday
celebrations. In fact, lighting the
candles on his birthday cake was
considered a fire hazard for
John and everyone else present
at the party.
"No mountain is too hard to climb"
was another component of the success
formula for John.
Anyone who had ever seen
John demolish a mountain of ice
cream topped with whipped cream and
a cherry realized the truth of this
statement. He could whittle it down
The fourth key was a critical
factor in making John the
success he is.
"Surround yourself with intelligent,
John always kept snapshots
of his trusted friends in his
wallet. Come to think of it, that
was about all you could ever find in
his wallet !
The excitement of the party
had almost been too much for
everyone. They decided to briefly
interrupt this spell-binding
'Success Story" and have John
open his many gifts.
Nobody had trouble buying
John a present. After all,
what can't you buy for a man who
After watching John open
his gifts, the anxious crowd was
eager to hear the fifth key to his
success. It was
Don't be a horse's... behind.
couldn't help himself. It was just
The saga of John continued.
The next key to his success was
"Enjoy the sweet things in life."
There are many sweet things in
life: the presence of a wonderful
companion, adventure-filled vacations
and lots of money.
Whenever John wanted to enjoy
sweet things, he went to his pantry.
This was the only source of sweet
things for John.
The seventh key was vitally
important for social climbers like
"Don't forget from whence
On his long climb up the ladder
of success, John never once
forgot his roots. He was so very
proud of all his ancestors.
To really be successful, you must
"Only play games you can win."
Talented individuals like
John pride themselves on their
athletic and business prowess.
Very few adults had ever beaten
John at any of his favorite
games. Everybody knew he would
have a temper tantrum if they did.
"Blow your own horn"
was certainly another vital part of
his success formula.
Everyone agreed that if John
didn't blow his own horn, nobody
would do it for him. In fact, he
kept stacks of horns and whistles
handy for all the important moments
in his life. John would do almost
anything to call attention to
John always maintained that, to
be successful, you must
"Picture yourself as you want to be."
John thought that once he
was successful, his portrait would be
hung in the homes of all of his
Now you know the ten keys to
the success in your life. We had
originally planned to have you say a
few words, but we remembered that
brevity is not one of your ten keys.
Congratulations on yet another
"successful" year. Happy Birthday!
July 30, 2011
a personalized storybook
This book was created
a golfer without equal!
20 July 2011
The game of golf, as we know it,
was developed in Scotland in the
early 1700's. Since its humble
beginnings, the game has exploded
in popularity around the world.
From its legendary stars like
Slammin' Sammy Snead to the current
crop of rising young stars on the
PGA and LPGA tours, the game has
been played many ways.
And then, there is Tiger Woods's way !
Tiger and Jimmy,
often tee it up on their favorite
golf course, AUGUSTA NATIONAL GOLF CLUB. When
this happens, the only thing safe
from their golf shots is the middle
of the fairway. Worms, trees, ducks,
fish and birds are in mortal danger!
Rumors to the contrary, Tiger is
no cheapskate. The truth is,
Tiger may be a bit frugal when it
comes to less important issues like
retirement planning, dental work and
back - taxes - but not when it comes
to golf equipment.
Tiger learned long ago that golf
is a game you play to win. After
all, there's usually a wager or two
Over the years, Tiger has learned
to hold his breath on his backswing,
play the ball where it lies, and
never worry about a little water.
Golf is not the most important thing
in Tiger's life. He knows how to
set priorities and put things into
perspective. It is not true that
Tiger once played an entire round
of golf in a tornado.
He played 17 holes - his golf clubs
Every golfer dreams about a perfect
round of golf. This is a game where
every drive is down the middle of the
fairway, every green is hit in
regulation, and every putt is knocked
into the center of the cup.
Some golfers even aspire to the
ultimate accomplishment - shooting
one's age. Tiger has no trouble
shooting 35. The problem is, he does
it on the first few holes.
Most "good" golfers have a collection of
shots for every occasion. These include a
fade, a draw, a bank shot, and a bunker
Tiger also has a collection of golf shots
including the worm burner, the skull, and
the pop-fly. His best shot is called,
"Ooops, that's a mulligan," so named by
Years ago, a golf handicap system was
invented. This system was designed to
let golfers of different skills and
abilities play against one another on
an equal basis. The idea is to take
the best 10 rounds of a golfer's last
20 rounds and use these to determine
The system has one major flaw for
Tiger: he has never played 10 rounds
of golf worth counting.
One of the reasons Tiger plays golf
is for the exercise it provides. Other
activities were just not right for
Tiger. He tried swimming, but kept
sinking to the bottom. He tried
tennis, but the net kept getting in the
way. Jumping to conclusions was fine,
but tired him out.
Golf provides exactly the right amount
of exercise for a finely tuned athletic
body like Tiger's.
After most rounds of golf,
Tiger usually joins Jimmy for
a visit to the 19th hole. This
provides them with a chance to rehash
the shots of the day, settle the
wagers, and plan their next outing.
The scene is usually the same.
Tiger delays in the pro shop until
the drinks are bought. Then he
rehashes all of his unlucky bounces,
pays off his debts, and leaves just
before it is his round at the bar.
Despite his apparent lack of skill,
Tiger still manages to hit the
occasional good golf shot. There is
still talk about the birdie Tiger
got last year when he miraculously
hit his shot out of a deep bunker
right into the hole.
Tiger Woods and his partners
play golf for the love of the game.
For them it's an outing, a chance to
get close to nature, and a way to
relieve tension. Tiger once
said, "Every time I hit the
golfball, my stress level goes
Otherwise, why would he hit so many
Tiger has always dreamed about
writing his own golf book. Some of
the titles he has considered include:
Tiger's Tips on Lining Up Your 4th
Golf and Divorce: Do It Tiger's
The 19th Hole: How Tiger Never
Despite suffering through years and
years of frustration playing golf his
way, Tiger has always remained a
good sport. His demeanor is beyond
reproach, he never loses control, and
his voice is never loud enough for
anyone over a mile away to hear.
This, together with the fact that
Tiger always pays off his losing
bets, makes him the perfect partner.
The game of golf is certainly a
challenge to Tiger Woods. Many
friends, including Jimmy,
ask why he even plays the
game. The reason is simple.
Tiger enjoys watching miraculous
events such as a long putt dropping
in or an iron shot finding its way
into the hole.
Tiger would enjoy it even more if
he were the person hitting these
Enjoy the game as you play it. Don't
let your scores ruin your day. Think
of golf the same way you think about
bowling: the higher the score, the
with love from
20 July 2011
Barbara J. Taylor
This book has been created to
celebrate the marriage of
14th JUN 2011
After months of planning and
anticipation, the special day
had finally arrived. Sizuka
and Takuya were about to be
married. The wonderful
relationship they had
established had grown and they
had decided to become husband
The guests assembled at
Prince Hotel to
witness the happy event.
Family and friends were
ushered to their seats.
Having friends and family with
them on their wedding day was
very important to Shizuka and
The bride appeared at the
entrance. Proceeding in,
Shizuka smiled, recognizing
relatives and special friends.
The proud groom awaited his
bride. Taking her place beside
him, Shizuka turned to face
Takuya. A look of love and
understanding passed between
The officiator opened with
specially chosen words on the
significance of marriage. The
couple exchanged their solemn
vows, promising to love and
honor each other for the rest
of their lives. The ring
ceremony was especially moving,
for it symbolized their
lifelong commitment. After the
ceremony, the officiator
introduced the radiant couple
as husband and wife.
Following the ceremony,
everyone gathered to
congratulate the happy couple
and to wish them well in the
future. The newlyweds realized
that this was the beginning of
their new life together.
Takuya and Shizuka returned to
settle into their first home at
Tokyo. From this moment
forward, they would share in
all life had to offer. They
were confident that their
mutual respect would guide them
through any trying times they
Shizuka and Takuya were
grateful to Chiho and Mika for the
support they received at this
very special time.
Congratulations on the marriage.
14th Jun 2011
This book was created
with love from
There was a feeling of
excitement in the air. For
yuko and ichiro of Tokyo,
a miracle had occurred.
The date was
18 July 2012.
The time was
The place was
The miracle ?
The world's cutest baby!
Kentaro Suzuki was the infant
son of yuko and ichiro who
were elated with their new
On this special day，
Mommy and Daddy were glad that
Kentaro had finally decided to
be born. They had been eagerly
anticipating this day for many
Mommy and Daddy were helped at
Central Hospital by the doctor.
Everyone wanted to hold
Kentaro because he was so
Mommy and Daddy had wanted to
have a baby boy just like
Kentaro. This was one of the
happiest days of their lives.
Mommy laughed and cried at the
same time when she was told she
had a bouncing baby boy.
Many other people had been
joyously awaiting the birth of
Kentaro Suzuki. They had
tried to guess who he would
look like and when he would
arrive in Tokyo.
grandfather and grandmather came to see Kentaro
and share in the excitement.
Everyone thought everything
Kentaro did was absolutely
grandfather and grandmather smiled and laughed
when Kentaro made little
cooing and gurgling noises or
even just moved his little arms
yuko was delighted to take care
of her little miracle. Kentaro
was so much fun! Feeding time
was one of their special times
Mommy liked to touch Kentaro
because his skin was so soft.
She talked to him in a tender,
loving voice and sang sweet,
little songs as she rocked and
It was obvious that his father
was fascinated by Kentaro.
Daddy was looking forward to
reading bedtime stories to
Kentaro. He was also excited
about their play times together.
A very special room had been
prepared for Kentaro Suzuki
at home. In this room were his
crib, his soft and cuddly teddy
bear, and many other toys that
were colorful and made funny
Along with Mommy and Daddy,
many other people were looking
forward to their lives with
Kentaro. They had exciting
places to visit, interesting
things to do and many plans to
Important dates for
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