Monday, April 10, 2006


Hi all~~ I have another little story from Shepparton. You, know how we have Pink Ribbon Day for breast cancer, and Rednose Day for Sids etc etc.

There was a little girl Called Zaidee who lived here, but she died last year. She had discussed Organ Donation with her family (at the age of 7) and wanted to donate her organs and tissue. Her parents honored her wishes and consented to this.

Now in memory of Zaidee, they have created a symbol of Rainbow colored Shoe laces. Apparently this little girl loved colored shoe- laces, so that’s where they got the idea. Zaidee was the only child donor in Victoria ever to do that.

On a different note ~~ My lovely grand-daughter gave me a delightful white soft teddy- bear when a dear friend died.

Well he spends his time sitting on my bed, but today I put him in the washing machine to brighten him up a bit. This was traumatic for me and I guess for him. He looks nice again and no real harm came to either of us. Now a joke…. or another one..


Gotta Love Drunk People.

A man, and his wife are awakened at 3 o'clock in the

morning by a loud pounding on the door. The man gets up and goes to

the door where a drunken stranger, standing in the pouring

rain, is asking for a push.

"Not a chance," says the husband, "it is 3 o'clock in

the morning!" He slams the door and returns to bed.

"Who was that?" asked his wife.

"Just some drunk guy asking for a push," he answers.

"Did you help him?" she asks.

"No, I did not! It's 3 o'clock in the morning and it

is pouring out there!"

"Well, you have a short memory," says his wife. "Can't

you remember about three months ago when we broke down and

those two guys helped us?

I think you should help him, and you should be ashamed

of yourself!"

The man does as he is told, gets dressed, and goes out

into the pounding rain.

He calls out into the dark, "Hello, are you still there?"

"Yes" comes back the answer.

"Do you still need a push?" calls out the husband.

"Yes, Please!" comes the reply from the dark.

"Where are you?" asks the husband.

"Over here on the swing!" replies the drunk.


Serenity Prayer. ___ Reinhold Neibuh

God, Grant me the Serenity to accept the things I cannot change, The Couage to change the things I can, and the Wisdom to know the difference.

Living ONE DAY AT A TIME; enjoying one moment at a time. Accepting hardship as the pathway to Peace.

Taking as He did, this sinful world as it is, not as I would have it.

Trusting that He will make things right, if I surrender to

His Will.

That I may be reasonably happy in this life, and supremely

happy with Him forever in the next. Amen.



bornfool said...

Thanks Merle. That joke had me laughing out loud.
I'd never seen the end of that Serenity prayer. Very nice.

Jacqui said...

Children have such wisdom, it's funny how it leaves us as we grow up.

Funny joke. It's unusual for someone still living in Victoria to barrack for an interstate team. When this became my adopted state it seemed like the thing to do, and I haven't regretted it.luv jacqui

Granny said...

If you've read back in my blog, you know that I'm very familiar with the Serenity Prayer. It's unusual to see all of it in print.

G-Man said...

I read your prayer this morning. It will be in the forefront of my mind throughout the day. Thanks for being who you are:)

Ms. Vickie said...

Hello Merle, Thank you for sharing the end of the Serenity Prayer, I had never seen it before. It was very nice and I enjoyed it very much. Each day I come to your site I am enjoying it more and more. Children are amazing with their insite and the wisdom they show us at times. Many times I feel they lead us. Hope all is well in your world and this will be a great week for you. Until the next time we visit here.

Kelly said...

What a great donation story.
I loved your joke!!!

JunieRose2005 said...

Very nice post!

The joke was very funny! :)

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Peter said...

Good post Merle, hit mr anonymous with the garbage bin, if you then delete again it's gone forever.

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

Thanks for sharing the story of Zaidee and also of your Teddy bear.

kenju said...

Sweet Zaidee....what a nice story! and I love the drunk joke.

LZ Blogger said...

Merle ~ What a nice combination of stuff on this post! ~ jb///