Thursday, January 19, 2006

Good News and some jokes

What to write tonight ?? I spoke to Julie again today and she said she was good and the pain better than before the op. She had an enormous tumour which they say should be benign and she wont need chemo. I hope they are right. When I had breast cancer 26 years ago – the specialist told me it wouldn’t be cancer, and later he rang after getting results from pathology and said it was, so I do hope Julie will not have to face that. She sounded so bright, had had a shower and 2 walks in the passage and sat in a chair. Then was told to get back in bed and not overdo it. I feel so much better knowing she is doing so well. Will put a few jokes in to change the subject !! Quotes about age and ageing ….After thirty, a body has a mind of it’s own. Bette Midler. Age is a question of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter. Satchel Paige. I have everything I had twenty years ago, only it’s all a bit lower. Gypsy Rose Lee. I prefer old age to the alternative. Maurice Chevalier. Old age is no place for sissies. Bette Davis. If I were younger, I’d know more. James Barrie. The secret to staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age. Lucille Ball. A few on drinking….. When I read about the evils of drinking, I gave up reading. Henry Youngman. Without question, the greatest invention in the history of mankind is beer. Oh I grant you that the wheel was a fine invention, but the wheel does not go nearly as well with pizza. Dave Barry. Sir if you were my husband, I would poison your drink. Lady Astor to Winston Churchill. Madam, if you were my wife, I would drink to. His reply. A woman drove me to drink and I didn’t even have the decency to thank her. W. C. Fields. I hope some of those brought a smile.


bubba said...

W.C.Fields is one of my greats. I love them.

JunieRose2005 said...

Very good, Merle!

A good way to start the day!


Peter said...

Hi Merle, a brighter outlook !!
By the way you do have a counter on your site I am visitor 210.

kenju said...

Satchel Paige was a smart man!

Merle, I know what a comfort it is to know that Julie is doing well. I sure hope the pathology report doesn't contradict the earlier diagnosis.

Marcus said...

Hi Auntie Merle

I too am pleased to hear the encouraging news about Julie.
Nice to know people care and are praying all over the blogosphere.

mreddie said...

It's good that she is able to be up and about a little - they seem to do that very quickly over here - sometimes too quickly. How long will she have to stay? ec

Merle said...

Hi Marcus ~~ I find it very difficult to open your comments, so
will say thank you for your visit and kind words about Julie. She is doing very well, for which I am very thankful.
It is great to know so many people care. Hi to all at home,
not many at present!!!

Anonymous said...

Hello Grandma,

It is Rachael - Bec told me about your blog so I keep checking it to see what you are up to!

Kinda seems like you are not so far away and you are actually talking to me!

Anyways, wanted to say hi and I miss and love you,


Merle said...

Hi Rachael ~~ Great to hear from you. I don't even have your address etc but I can always get to you via Bec.
I hope everything is going well for you. Love, Grandma. X X

Joy Des Jardins said...

Merle, we have never chatted, and in fact,this is the first time I've been to your site; but I would like to add my sincerest good wishes for your daughter, Julie's good health report and recovery. You can never have too many people sending their good vibes, can you? Have faith...I know Julie will be fine.