Monday, March 13, 2006

Remembering Ada.

Today is the 13th of March, my step-mother’s birthday. She died three years ago, fourteen months after my Dad.

She was a lovely lady and was much loved by everyone. She and

my father spent many happy years together, and I like to think

that they are still together. Thinking of you Ada with love.

One of Dad’s nephews and his wife used to take me to Queensland twice a year, which took the best part of two days.

We would stay in a motel about half-way. I miss those trips,

and of course miss Dad and Ada, Apart from Peter, the three of us reckon it’s not worth going to Q’ld now.

I have a daughter and five grandchildren there also, as well as

my two great grand-daughters. So maybe I will get to see them one day. My son, John has taken me a few trips to see

his girls and to visit Peter. I wish it was not so far.

A few sayings I have collected.

God couldn’t be everywhere, so He made mothers.

I cried because I had no shoes till I saw a man with no feet.

You can’t have everything, because where would you put it?

Stop complaining. You could be a giraffe with a sore throat

or a centipede with corns.

I don’t suffer from insanity. I quite enjoy it.

The beginning is the most important part of the task.

The problem with doing nothing is you don’t know when

you are finished.

Don’t you hate it when you fall asleep in front of the TV, so

you turn it off and go to bed----and can’t get to sleep.

Men who have a pierced ear are better prepared for marriage…..they have experienced pain and bought jewellery.

Men always want to be a woman’s first love…..woman like to be

a man’s last romance.

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.

Yesterday is history; there’s no changing it; tomorrow is a

mystery; do not anticipate it; right now is a gift, so do not waste it. That’s why it is called the present.

When you have endured all hardships and overcome every

obstacle, and you can at last see the light at the end of the

tunnel, watch out, it will probably be a train coming straight

at you.

Finally a joke of the day.

The bear says:”If I roar in the forests of North America, the

entire forest is shivering with fear.”

The lion says:”If I roar on the great plains of Africa. the entire savanna is afraid of me.”

Says the chicken: “Big deal. I only have to cough, and the entire planet wets itself.”


kenju said...

"You can’t have everything, because where would you put it?"

Peter would say I have already collected it!....LOL

Joy Des Jardins said...

I know what you mean by wishing it wasn't so far. Wouldn't it be nice to just have everyone you love in your life just a short distance away? I've often thought of that with two of my girls living far away. We'd all like to be close to one another...and especially now with grandchildren. We can dream, can't we Merle?

bubba said...

Love that chicken.

Maria said...

I love the respect and love you show for Ada. I have a stepson that I love every bit as much as my own children. I hope he will remember me with similar kind words. Well guess he will have time to think them up because I am not ready to go! LOL

Granny said...

Most of my kids are here but I have a daughter in New Mexico that I haven't seen in ages. I wish she were closer.

My adoptive mom, now 93, is 3000 miles away. At least my brother lives there so she's not alone.

Peter said...

A nice tribute to a lovely lady Merle