Wednesday, May 24, 2006

72 Today.

72 Today. Well here I am at this age and if I’d known

how long I would live, I would have taken better care

of myself. It has been a lovely day and I have enjoyed it.


I have had an enjoyable day, with several phone calls,

and cards, and quite a lot of Happy Birthdays from my

blogging friends. I thank you all.

I have spent quite a bit of the day at my laptop answering

them and reading lots of blogs.

John and I went out for our evening meal and on the way he

posted a small gift to my cousin’s son and daughter-in-law

who had a baby girl today. So I am not likely to forget the

birthday of Amy May O’Brien.

<><><><><><><> Another year <><><><><> Birthday Poem <><>

I never thought I would live this long,………

Another year has gone by

it was not an easy one by any means,

but I made it through to celebrate

my birthday today.


Sometimes when things got rough

I felt just like dying, but I didn’t die

Somehow I got by.


Reflecting back, it was you and my

blogging friends that helped me make it.


Although I know not what tomorrow may bring

With you and God’s help I can survive

another year or two.

<><><><><><><> Author unknown. I substituted the

“blogging friends” in place of “ my furry friends”. <><><><

<><><><><><><><> And a Joke. <><><><><>

A doctor who had been seeing an 80 year old woman for

most of her life, finally retired.

At her next check-up, the new doctor told the woman to

bring a list of all the medicines that had been prescribed

for her.


As the young doctor was looking through these, his eyes

grew wide as he realised she had a prescription for birth

control pills.

“Mrs Smith, do you realise these are birth control pills?”

“yes”, she replied, “they help me sleep at night.”


“Mrs Smith, I assure you there is nothing in these that

could possibly help you sleep.”

She reached out and patted the young doctor’s knee.


“Yes, dear, I know that. But every morning, I grind

one up and mix it in the glass of orange juice that my

16 year old grand-daughter drinks…… and believe me,

it helps me sleep at night.”

<><><><><><> A few words of wisdom. <><><><><><>

The early bird catches the worm, but the second mouse

gets the cheese.


How do you tell when you run out of invisible ink?


When everything’s coming your way, you’re in the

wrong lane.


Any people quit looking for work when they find a job.


I intend to live forever – so far, so good.


I couldn’t repair your brakes, so I made your horn louder.


Why do psychics have to ask you for your name?


Experience is something you don’t get until just after you

need it. <><><> Goodnight and/or Good morning all <><><><><>



Maria said...

Birthday wishes from the Mojave Desert. Sounds like you had a wonderful day. Here is to a great 72nd year.

jel said...

Glad you had a grand day, on you birthday :)

loved the jokes, LOL

you take care

God bless

bornfool said...

I'm glad you had a nice birthday.
I love the "helps me sleep better at night" joke.
Take care, tom

Granny said...

Funny as usual, Merle.

I say the best birth control is an orange - tucked firmly between the knees. We're on the same wave length.

Glad your birthday was a success. I'll try to get over to Peter's blog but if I don't, Peter, I know you're here all the time. Happy Birthday.

Gordon Cloud said...

I hope you have a very happy birthday. I enjoyed your blog and will be back.

Abandoned in Pasadena said...

Loved the poem and sayings and the joke and I love you...

Joy Des Jardins said...

Happy Happy Birthday Merle....72 years young...CONGRATULATIONS! I hope you have a beautiful birthday...whatever you do.

Boopchile said...

Happy Birthday, and now take care of yourself. You will probably catch up with me!!!

See you, Betty G

jackt said...

Happy Birthday Merle! And thanks for all the great jokes and stories on your blog!

Ava said...

Happy 72, Merle!!!!

Ahh ... Merle ... we love you too!!!!!

As always ... loved the joke!!!


Carolyn said...

Hi Merle, Happy Birthday to you!

I was visiting your brother and saw the good news. Hope your day is a terrific one!!

P.S. I liked the one about the birth control pills ;D

Big Dave T said...

I hope I'm not too late to wish you a happy birthday. It is still Wednesday here in Michigan. Glad it was a good one.

My own birthday is the day after your's, May 25th. We're almost twins!

Meow said...

I'm so glad you had a lovely day. And the weather was nice, specially for you.
I love the joke about the doctor and the contraceptive pills ... it was in the Herald Sun a couple of days ago, and I was going to tear it out and post it myself ... great minds think alike.
Thank you for all the fun and thoughtful things you always post. It is a joy to visit your blog.
Take care, Meow

mreddie said...

So glad you had a good day and it's my hope that you have many more great ones. ec

Tim Rice said...

Well, happy birthday! Wish you many more happy ones. Enjoyed your jokes.

Why Am I said...

happy bday to uuuu..happy..happy bday to uuuu..happy bday dear merle.... happy bday to u!!!!!!!!!!!!! hope u have awesome days ahead!

Peter said...

Hi Merle, I have already posted a long, (and interesting) comment here but blogger has eaten it.
Glad to hear your birthday was a good one, say hi to Geoff and Joanne for me.
I'll be at Warrens for the next 2 nights, then we are all (Vicki, Zac & Self) going to Noosa for a few days, don't know what the net situation will be there so may be off the air, (even for my birthday) we'll see.

Michelle said...

What an interesting life you've had so far.....and many more stories to come. Happy Birthday!

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY & much more:

May you always have walls for the winds,
a roof for the rain, tea beside the fire,
laughter to cheer you, those you love near you,
and all your heart might desire.

Miss Cellania said...

Sorry I'm late here, but I hope you had a WONDERFUL birthday!

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