Sunday, April 09, 2006

Life Lessons.

A nice mild sunny day here. Have watched several

football matches on TV. Peter’s team won, mine lost

though not playing each other. Now my son John’s team is

playing. Oh well, I like some background noise, as I live

alone. Mostly have Country Music on, but Footy is a change.

I hope everyone has had or is having a great weekend.

Great truths little children have learned:

1. No matter how hard you try, you can’t baptise cats.

2. When your Mum is mad at your Dad, don’t let her brush your hair.

3. If your sister hits you, don’t hit her back. They always catch the second person.

4. Never ask your three-year-old brother to hold a tomato.

5. You can’t trust dogs to watch your food.

6. Don’t sneeze when someone is cutting your hair.

7. Never hold a Dust Buster and a cat at the same time.

8. You can’t hide a piece of broccoli in a glass of milk.

9. Don’t wear polka-dot underwear under white shorts.

10. The best place to be when you’re sad is Grandpa’s lap.

Great truths that adults have learned….

1. Raising teenagers is like nailing jelly to a tree.

2. Wrinkles don’t hurt.

3. Families are like fudge – mostly sweet, with a few nuts.

4. Today’s mighty oak is just yesterday’s nut that held it’s


5. Laughing is good exercise. It’s like jogging on the inside.

6. Middle age is when you choose your cereal for the fibre,

not the toy.

Great truths about growin old……..

1. Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional.

2. Forget the health food. I need all the preservatives

I can get.

3.When you fall down, you wonder what you can do while

you are down there.

4. You’re getting old when you get the same sensation

from a rocking chair that you once got from a roller coaster.

5. It’s frustrating when you know all the answers, but nobody

bothers to ask you the questions.

6. Time may be a great healer, but it’s a lousy beautician.

7. Wisdom comes with age, but sometimes age comes alone.

The four stages of life…..

1. You believe in Santa Claus.

2. You don’t believe in Santa Claus.

3. You are Santa Claus.

4. You look like Santa Claus.

Success …….

At age four success is not peeing in your pants.

At age twleve success is having friends.

At age 18 success is having a drivers license.

At age 35 success is having money.

At age 50 success is having money.

At 70 success is having a drivers license.

At age 75 success is having friends.

At age 80 success is not peeing in your pants.


A Nice Little Poem……

If I have brought a gleam of light

To cheer a darkened day,

If I held out a friendly hand

To help along the way.

Then in these acts of kindness done

It is not me you see,

But glimpses of that Loving One

Who chose to dwell in me.



Granny said...

Hi. Thanks for the comment. Glad you enjoyed the greeting. Late Saturday here and all still well. More rain expected however.

Take care.

Merle said...

Hi Peter ~~ Thank you for my site meter.
I had been wondering about getting one.
I had commented on both of your sites, so decided to post this here. No doubt, you will read it, if only to make sure I
didn't post something of yours.
Cheers, Merle.

Jacqui said...

Hi Merle, it has been a beautiful weekend here too, although I have spent most of it in my workroom, cutting out and sewing bears. I have a market that I am going to on 29th April, so need some stock.

The view from my window is lovely though, I look down onto the back garden, I'll take some photos so you can see too.

My football team won too, it was a close thing, but they held on. Luv jacqui

leenie71689 said...

Hi Merle - I was temporarily confused when I logged onto your blog early this morning (boys get me up with the sun) and you had already posted a Sunday edition...then I remember you're where the toilet flushes to the right. I'm drinkin my coffee and having a chuckel with you. Thanks for starting my day.

Thomas LB said...

I really liked the "great truths." You have a fun blog. I bookmarked it.

Joy Des Jardins said...

These were great Merle. I loved the success one. I've had some computer problems in the last few days, so I'm catching up. Take care...

Ms. Vickie said...

Merle, You always have such cute things you share with us. I so enjoy visiting here
and always leave with a smile. Thank you for sharing. I hope you have a great week.

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

Thanks for the truths, Merle! I have been dealing with theology all day and, as Charlie Brown said, “Theology is the only thing you can study where nobody can prove you’re right or wrong.”

Da Gal said...

:::waving::: Hello Sweet Merle!!! As I said on Peter's site I have been a reading slacker. I have thought of you though and wanted to stop by and say hello. I wish you a wonderful week and I'll be back when I have become accustomed to spring. Right now I have to get out and enjoy it.

Take gentle care,

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