Wednesday, March 15, 2006


Another day gone by and visitors gone. Jacqui and I had a great time talking about our kids of similar age and our grand-children and even Great Grandchildren.

There was many a trip to Nanny Failia, a childish way to say

Nathalia. Mum was not a failure and was loved by all the kids.

She lived in a house next to us, when I lived in Nathalia, so

we could more or less look after her. My eldest son John

used to go to her house after tea and sleep there for

company and “just in case”. When John moved to Q’ld,

Kathy the youngest of my four, took over that job. Kathy

used to love creepy movies and Mum used to stay up with her to watch them too. I am chicken, if a movie is too spooky, I tape it and watch it in the safety of daylight.

Jacqui is the mother of Marcus and Vickie –bloggers- also Alan

and Bruce. Like mine, all married with families of their own.

We talked about the kids digging tunnels behind our shed, and

swinging on my clothesline etc etc. Brought back lots of memories for us both and we looked at photos of course.

Walter was happy to look at photos and listen to our rambling and I really liked him – easy to talk to. He and Peter call each

other No.1 and No.3, and get on very well. Which is great for the kids. We mellow in our later years and find it easier to

get along with others I have found.Jacqui 's link is thebearlady,

I was taken to McDonalds this morning for Hot Cakes for

breakfast as both Jacqui and I love them occasionally, so that

was something I was not expecting. Thanks you two.

Jacqui was pleased with her first post, which I helped her with, Sorry I didn’t do the same with Vicki. But couldn’t get

to my computer while Peter and Rex were fixing it all up.

Marcus and his 2 youngest sons are in Melbourne for the

Commonwealth Games at present, with others from his school.

I hope they have a great time. He has even set up blogspots

for them both. He really means to take over the blogosphere!!

They are showing the Opening ceromony on TV at present. They are usually good shows ~~ but a FLYING tram – Really.!!!

They still have trams in Melbourne, the only city is Australia

to retain them. I travelled on many of them for years when we

lived in Melbourne and I worked in an office.

I have thoroughly enjoyed these visits from family, because I live alone and only have a few visitors calling in for brief visits.

I occasionally talk to myself “you can do it etc” with difficult

tasks. My mother used to say that that was OK, so long as you don’t answer yourself back. May come to that yet.!!!

A few funnies to finish.

Don’t try these at home.

If you are choking on an ice cube, simply pour a cup of boiling

water down your throat and presto, the blockage will be

almost instantly removed.

Clumsy? Avoid cutting yourself while slicing vegetables by

getting someone else to hold them.

A mouse trap, placed on top of your alarm clock, will prevent

you from rolling over and going back to sleep after you hit the

snooze button.

Have a bad toothache? Smash your thumb with a hammer and

you will forget about it.

It is also recommended that you only need two tools in your tool-kit:… WD-40 and duct tape.

If it doesn’t move and it should, spray with the WD-40.

If it shouldn’t move and does, use the duct tape.


There was a blonde who was taking her kids to Disneyland.

When they were about halfway there, the blonde saw a sign

that said “Disneyland Left”, so she turned around and went

back home.


An elderly woman returned home from an evening at church to discover an intruder robbing her house of valuables,

She yelled, “Stop! Acts.2:38.” ( Repent and be baptised in the name of Jesus Christ so that your sins may be forgiven.)

The burgler stopped. The woman called the police and explained the situation.

The officer asked the burgler “Why did you just stand there?

All the old lady did was yell a scripture at you.”

“Scripture?” said the crook. “She said she had an axe and

two 38s!”

Well I thought they were funny !!! Cheers folks.


JunieRose2005 said...


I enjoyed all the jokes!! :) you always find good ones to post!!

And -so glad you had all those nice visits with your family.

Will try that website now! :) Am impressed and jealous-I STILL can't do links!


mreddie said...

Do so much like the family stuff, you seem to have quite the crowd of relatives. Do talk to myself as well, and sometimes answer back - it seems to be the only way to hear the answer I want to hear. :) ec

Granny said...

I like the family stuff as well. I was just shutting down for the night when I saw your comment come in. You went way back in the archives to find that post but it makes it easier to figure out what I'm talking about.

I'm Ann, not Meg, but I'll answer to just about anything.

I hope you keep coming back and I'll try to get back here. Still was to post some of your jokes but I'm having problems linking. Strange - sometimes it works, sometimes not.

Thanks so much for the kind words. I'll be 68 my next birthday (April). I'm hoping the girls keep me going. They are all treasures.

Ann aka granny

kenju said...

They are funny, merle, and right now it hurts to laugh (my face hurts from the flu and sinus involvement).

Maria said...

Thanks for the laughs. I find it ironic that we are all watching the first signs of spring and you are looking forward to the cooler fall weather. Seems so tipsy-turvy to me.