Monday, April 17, 2006

Class - Ann Landers

"Class has a sense of humor. It knows that a good laugh is the best lubricant for oiling the machinery of human relations. Class never makes excuses. It takes its lumps and learns from past mistakes. Class bespeaks an aristocracy unrelated to ancestors or money. Some extremely wealthy people have no class at all, while others who are struggling to make ends meet are loaded with it. Class is real. You can't fake it. Class never tries to build itself up by tearing others down. Class is already up and need not attempt to look better by making others look worse. Everyone is comfortable with the person who has class because he is comfortable with himself. If you have class, you've got it made. If you don't have class, no matter what else you have, it won't make up for it."

I've known a precious few with "class" as Ann Landers desribes it:  My dear sister; my friend, LonaMay; and my dear departed Pam.  Click HERE for the entry where Pam first shares the fact that she has lung cancer with us, her readers.

Lord, please let me live long enough to have THAT kind of class.

8 comments:

am4039 said...

I'll check it out. I'm so sorry about pam.

lanurseprn said...

That's a perfect description of class.  You are right, so few have it.  But, Pam really did!

tendernoggle said...

I know one who has class.........

SHE IS KNOWN IN J-LAND AS "MOSIE".....AND I WISH I COULD BE MORE LIKE HER.
LOVE YA,
CARLENE

myheartsaysso2 said...

Yes.. Pam had lots of class.. amen to that..
But you .. you also have class.. *hugs*

marainey1 said...

Sooooo true !  'On Ya' - ma

madcobug said...

Been praying for Cliff through his surgery. Praying also for you to hold up well. Helen

readmereadyou said...

Prayers coming your husband's way and yours, of course, too.
Angela

siennastarr said...

That was beautifully put, and so true, Donna..  Class is just another word I can add to my description of Pam..

Hugs,
Jackie

http://journals.aol.com/siennastarr/Waitingtoexhale/