Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Eyes and Cats.

Hello Everyone ~~ Well somehow ? my brother managed to spread the news

of my birthday tomorrow. So I would like to thank all those who sent Birthday

wishes. My son John is taking me out tomorrow night for a meal and then on Friday

my other son Geoff and his wife Joanne are coming for an overnight visit.

So it all looks happy to me.


Eyes That Can See.


No matter what moment, nor even the place

Beauty is evident, in everyone’s face.


Goodness is seen, through eyes that can see

A reason for bad times, and why they must be.


In apite of how harsh or painful the scene

If you look real hard, some beauty is seen.


Negative days, and troublesome woes

Have positive aspects, as everyone knows.


To focus our minds, to search for the good

Amid the destruction, the misunderstood.


We all have the power, to make our life bright

To fly with the eagles, to light up the night.


Though pain and despair lurks in our life

You must not allow it to turn into strife.


Open your door, to only the view

That makes your heart happy, keeps your hopes new.


This is my secret, that I want to share

With all that I meet, for those whom I care.

Author unknown.

<><><><><>><> The usual joke. <><><><><>

An American guy goes to Europe on a six month vacation.

After a couple of weeks, he phones his brother in the

States for a chat.

In the course of the conversation, the guy in Europe says

“How’s my cat?”

His brother in the States says: “Your cat is dead.”

The guy in Europe says: “Listen, when you have bad news,

you don’t just blurt it out like that.”

“You wrap it up so as to break the news gently.

Like this ~~~ When I say ‘How’s my cat’ you say, “Well,

she’s on the roof, see, chasing squirrels. However she

got stuck up there and we called the fire brigade.

The brigade send a unit round and then the fireman goes up the ladder

and is carrying her down when she panics and scratches him, and he lets her fall.

She lands on the pavement and is badly injured.

We rush her to the vet, who operates on her, but unfortunately he can’t save her

and your cat passes away.

“That’s how you break bad news.”

The brother in the States says: “ OK, I understand.”

Then the guy in Europe says, “By the way, how’s Mum?”

His brother in the States says, “Well, she’s on the

roof, see……….

<><><><><><> I laughed all the time I typed this. <><><><><>


Peter said...

Happy Birthday Merle, it's 12.30 AM so it's officially your birthday now.

JunieRose2005 said...

Happy Birthday, Merle!

It was so nice of your brother to let ua all know!

Sounds like it will be good, since you'll be seeing 2 of your kids!

That picture Peter posted is so sweet! :)


bornfool said...

Happy Birthday Merle! Hope your day is filled with gladness. You brighten my world every day.

Mike ( ex scientia, veritas ) said...

Happy Birthday, Merle!! I loved the picture of you and Peter. Here's wishes you a super day! ;-)

Abandoned in Pasadena said...

Happy Birthday Merle and I know it will be a Happy one with kin folk coming to spend the day with you.

Loved the poem and the jokes and here's one for you.

Subject: men and earings

A man is at work one day when he notices that his co-worker is wearing an ear ring. This man knows his co-worker to be a normally conservative fellow, and is curious about his sudden change in "fashion sense."

The man walks up to him and says, "I didn't know you were into earrings."

"Don't make such a big deal, it's only an earring," he replies sheepishly.

His friend falls silent for a few minutes, but then his curiosity prods him to say, "So, how long have you been wearing one?"

"Ever since my wife found it in my truck."

(I always wondered how this trend got started).

Ava said...

Good day, Merle!

Happy Birthday to you!!!!! I hope you have a wonderful time with your boys.

Eyes that can see ... you know it truly is all about how we see the world around us. It's all about staying positive and seeing the good in those around us.

Very funny joke!!!

Thanks for your comments on my blog!


jel said...

Happy birthday, to you happy birthday!


Marcus said...

Happy Birthday Auntie Merle

LOts of love Marcus and family

(all this time and I never knew your birthday was so close to Dad's!)

Meow said...

Happy Birthday Merle. Hope you have a wonderful, stupendously brilliant day. Hope the sun is shining, and the birdies chirping, and you get lots of pressies !!
Take care, Meow xx

Lucy said...

Happy Birthday Merle. First time visitor..here by way of Peter. I'm pretty new at Peter's place too.

Wow - are you always so inspirational like this? That was amazing.. and the joke -- too funny.

mreddie said...

Happy Birthday Merle! Sounds like you are in for a good day with the younguns. Liked the poem, so many people keep their eyes closed to the really best parts of life. Surely his Mom (in the joke) knew not to get on the roof chasing squirrels. :) ec

Granny said...

I think by now your birthday has arrived so Happy Birthday, Merle.

G-Man said...

Happy BIRTHDAY!!!!! From across the pond..USA! :)

Jamie Dawn said...

HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY birthday to you!!!!

Hale McKay said...

Happy birthday, Merle. I like the cats eyes and thought the joke was great.

Michelle said...

Many Happy Returns Merle! Sounds as though your going to have a super day :o)
Love your Ninja :o)

Janice said...

Hi Merle,

Happy birthday! I hope you have a nice one, and have a great day!

Have a nice dinner out!


Arpita said...

Hey Wish u very very happy birthday!I enjoy reading ur blog , especially the jokes!

Jacqui said...

Hi Merle,
By now you should have been out for your Birthday Dinner, I hope it was excellent, it's always good when someone else does the cooking and washing up, that's the bit I like.
love from us both jacqui & walter

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