Saturday, May 06, 2006

Quick Thinking.

Back again to say Hi. My visitors are safely home again in Sunbury

where they have a beautiful double storey home, about 2 hours

south of Shepparton. Sunbury is on the outskirts of Melbourne.

We sat up late talking and enjoying each other’s company.

Geoff and Joanne took me for a quick look at the shops, where I

naturally bought a few items of clothing.

They brought me a lovely cardigan and chocolates (one a day Merle)

as it will soon be Mother’s Day and I have a birthday later in May.

Geoff spent quite a while pulling weeds and getting rid of a few things

that I wanted out. John also called in to see them and also helped.

Geoff planted some Broad Beans for me (I love them) and John put

some Silver Beet in. Jo raked up leaves and weeds etc, so it all looks

nice again. I plan to plant some French Beans soon. Remember we are

heading for Winter down under. I thank my family for their help and

their love. I feel very fortunate to have them take care of me.

<><><><><><> A joke first tonight. <><><><><><>

Quick Thinking!

If you ever testify in court, you might wish you could have been as sharp as this policeman.

He was being cross-examined by a defence attorney during a felony trial. The lawyer was trying to undermine the policeman's credibility....

Q: "Officer -- did you see my client fleeing the scene?"

A: "No sir. But I subsequently observed a person matching the description of the offender, running several blocks away."

Q: "Officer -- who provided this description?"

A: "The officer who responded to the scene."

Q: "A fellow officer provided the description of this so-called offender. Do you trust your fellow officers?"

A: "Yes, sir. With my life."

Q: "With your life? Let me ask you this then officer. Do you have a room where you change your clothes in preparation for your daily duties?"

A: "Yes sir, we do!"

Q: "And do you have a locker in the room?"

A: "Yes sir, I do."

Q: "And do you have a lock on your locker?"

A: "Yes sir."

Q: "Now why is it, officer, if you trust your fellow officers with your life, you find it necessary to lock your locker in a room you share with these same officers?"

A: "You see, sir -- we share the building with the court complex, and sometimes lawyers have been known to walk through that room."

The courtroom erupted in laughter, and a prompt recess was called.

The officer on the stand has been nominated for this year's "Best Comeback" line -- and we think he'll win.

<><><><><> A repeat of an early post. <><><><><>

Be positive with your thoughts For they become your words

Be positive with your words For they become your actions.

Be positive with your actions For they become your habits.

Be positive with your habits For they become your character.

Be positive with your character For it becomes your destiny.

<><><> Finally: A balanced diet is a chocolate bar in each hand. <><><>


jackt said...

hahah That last chocolate bar joke is funny. Reminds me of one of my own favorites: when in doubt, deep fry! :)

JunieRose said...

:) I liked that 'Best Comeback' joke!!

Sounds like you had a fine visit from your kids!


mreddie said...

The care and love of family is a wonderful thing - I can't help but believe that is how God meant it to be. I also liked the comeback. :) ec

Peter said...

You had better watch out for that balanced diet!!!!!

Michelle said...

Silverbeet in one hand and chocolate in the other....sounds good to me!!

Abandoned in Pasadena said...

I think it's just so nice to have family come to visit and lend a helping hand. It sounded like all of them got together and had a good time helping you around the house with needed chores. You are so lucky to have such a loving family Merle.

Janice said...

Hi Merle,

It sounds like you had a nice productive visit. Kinda of nice to kill two birds with one stone, "while your here can you weed for me?" Good going Merle!

I loved the possitive saying, and the chocolate joke! I love chocolate--yum!

So your a May baby too? Mine is the 16th, my nephew is the 19th, and my mom's is the 29th, so when is yours?


Jacqui said...

I love it too when the family come and I'm always sad when they have to leave.

Over the years Bridgetown became a bit like Nathalia, the first place they headed for when holidays came around, alas as the youngsters have grown and got jobs it is not so easy. luv jacqui

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I guess you know that you are listed on Kelvins 21 21 21 site? you are at #580, I'm at #615.

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