Friday, May 26, 2006

Keep a-goin'.

Hi to everyone~~ I hope you are all well and happy.

I am both of those, but tired and it is just after

midnight now. So will pop on a post for you.

Again thanks for all the birthday wishes.

<><><><><> “Keep a-Goin’ ” by Frank L. Stanton <><><><><>

If you strike a thorn or rose,

Keep a-goin’ !

If it hails or if it snows,

Keep a-goin’ !

‘Taint no use to sit and whine

When the fish ain’t on your line;

Bait your hook an’ keep a-tryin’-

Keep a-goin’ !


When the weather kills your crop,

Keep a-goin’ !

Though ‘tis work to reach the top,

Keep a-goin’ !

S’pose you’re out o’ ev’ry dime

Gitting’ broke ain’t any crime;

Tell the world you’re feelin’ prime-

Keep a-goin’ !


When it looks like all is up,

Keep a-goin’ !

Drain the sweetness from the cup,

Keep a-goin’

See the wild birds on the wing,

Hear the bells that sweetly ring,

When you feel like sighin’, sing –

Keep a-goin’ !

<><><><><><> Joke of the Day <><><>

Three men were sitting together bragging about

how they had given their new wives duties to perform.


Terry had married an American, and bragged that he had

told his new wife to do all the dishes and cleaning in the


He said it took a couple of days but on the third day, he came

home to a clean house and all he dishes cleaned and put away.


James had married an Australian and he bragged that he had

ordered his wife to do all the cleaning, dishes and cooking.

He told them the first day he didn’t see any results, but the next

day was better and by the third day his house was clean,

the dishes done and there was a huge meal on the table.


The third man said he had married a Scottish girl.

He boasted that the duties he had ordered her to do were

to keep the house cleaned, dishes washed, lawn mowed,

laundry washed and hot meals on the table every day.

He said the first day he didn’t see anything, the second day

he didn’t see anything, but by the third day most of the

swelling had gone down and he could see a little bit out of his

left eye. Just enough to fix himself a bite to eat, load the

dishwasher, and call a landscaper.

<><><><<><><><> A few thoughts. <><><><><><>

I learned that a great leader is a man who has the ability to

get others to do what they don’t want to do and like it.

Harry S. Trueman.


No one is listening until you make a mistake.


Success always occurs in private, and failure in full view.


You never really learn to swear until you learn to drive.


The problem with the gene pool is that there is no



Monday is an awful day to spend 1/7 of your life.


If you must choose between two evils, pick the one

you’ve never tried.


A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.

<><><><><><> Bye for now. <><><><><><>


Jacqui said...

Hi Merle, 'great post as usual. Be back in a few days, hugs jacqui

JunieRose2005 said...

Hi Merle,

I loved that first poem! :)


Ms. Vickie said...

Ms. Merle As always another great post. I
would also like to extend my belated
birthday wishes to you. I hope it was a very
special day for you and this year will be one of
your best. May it be full og good health,
friends and family.

jel said...

you do make me laugh :)
thank you!

have a great weekend!

Granny said...

Get some rest. I think the one about two evils may have been Mae West.

Peter said...

Not too bad for an old lady, years older than me!!!!!

mreddie said...

Much of life does require a lot of perseverance, stick-to-it-iveness or to just keep a-goin. Because when we quit, we die, if not outside, the inside can dry up and blow away - too many empty people still walking around. ec

Abandoned in Pasadena said...

Hi Merle, good jokes as usual and I'm off to read another one of your fine posts.

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