Hello Everyone ~~ I hope all is well with you all.
My daughter and family arrived back at their home tonight
in time for dinner. Their son Joh turned 17 today and his
sister Kate had made hime a cheescake birthday cake with
his name on it. He had strict instructions not to start on it
until the family had their dinner. These two have milked the
cows over the weekend, until Kate had to return to Ballarat
University. Joh did them on his own today.
Kathy sees her doctor tomorrow, so hope she gets something
to help it heal. She assures me it will be OK, and I guess it will.
We all enjoyed their visit.
Another very late night ahead ~~ to watch the Australians play
Italy, who are favoured to win. But if we are in it there is
always a chance. C’con Aussie C’mon.
<><><> My story tonight is It’s Later than you Think. <><><>
Funny, I’ve never noticed it before---everything is a bit further than it used to be.
It’s twice as far from my place to the bus-stop now, and they’ve added a hill I
just noticed. The buses leave soner too, but I’ve given up running for them
because they go faster than they used to.
Have you noticed what small print they’re using lately?
Newspapers especially---I have to squint to make out the words. It’s ridiculous,
of course, to suggest that a person
my age needs glasses, but it’s the only way I can find out what’s
going on without somebody reading aloud to me---and even that
isn’t much help, because everybody speaks in such a low voice, I
can scarcely hear them.
Times certainly are changing. The material in my clothes, I notice, shrinks
in different places---like round the waist and
round the seat. Shoe laces are so darned short they are next
to impossible to reach.
Even the weather is changing. It’s getting colder in the winter
and the summers are much hotter than in the good old days.
I guess the way they build windows now, makes draughts
Ran into a friend of mine the other night, and you know, he’d
changed so much he didn’t recognise me.
“You’ve put on a bit of weight, he said. “It’s this modern food,”
I said, “it seems to be so fattening.”
I got to thinking while I was dressing, about what he’d said--- so I looked at my
reflection in the mirror. Seems they don’t use the same kind of glass in mirrors
any more, do they?
<><><><><> A couple of Jokes. <><><><><>
Two bowling teams – one ol all blondes and one of all brunettes-charter a
double-decker bus for a weekend gambling trip toLouisiana. The brunette team rode on the bottom of the bus and the blonde team rode on the top level.
The brunette team down below really whooped it up, having a
great time, when one of them realised she hadn’t heard anything from the
blondes upstairs. She decided to go up and investigate.
When the brunette reached the top, she found all the blondes
frozen in fear, staring straight ahead at the road, clutching the seats in front of
them with white knuckles.
The brunette asked: “ What the heck’s going on up here?”
We’re having a great time downstairs.”
One of the blondes looked up at her, swallowed hard and
whispered: “Yeah, but you’ve got a driver.”
A London Policeman was taking evidence from a witness to a jewellery shop
smash and grab.
Bobby: “ So tell me in detail everything you saw.”
Witness “Well guv these geezers drive up in a big truck and then stop and get
an elephant out of the back, take it across
to the window, he smashes it with his head and they grab the
sparklers and legs it.”
Bobby: “I see. Can you describe the elephant?”
Witness: “Blimey, it was big and grey and elephanty.”
Bobby: Was it an Indian or African elephant?”
Witness:What’s the difference?”
Bobby: “Well, an Indian elephant has small thin ears and an
African elephant has big thicker ears.”
Witness:“How the hell would I know?
He had a stocking over his head.”
<><><><> Bye for now. Stay well and be happy. <><><><>