Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Later than you Think.

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

more severe.


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. <><><><>


Sue said...

I love the little chuckle I get each time I visit you!
Thanks for brightening my morning :-)

mreddie said...

Glad you had a good visit with your folks. I have noticed some of the truths in the 'It's later than you think' - especially the clothes, it seems that they do shrink and it's always around the middle, must be some defective cloth. :) ec

Raggedy said...

Great post! Thanks for the laughs. I have noticed many of these things myself.

Hugsssssss and take care!

Ava said...

I'm glad that your family made it home safe and sound.


bornfool said...

I think the socceroos got ripped off.

Mike ( ex scientia, veritas ) said...

Is that ever the truth - good post Merle! ;)

Jeanette said...

Hi Merle .
Having a few laughs here, enjoying the comments.
Computer broke down so down in Melbourne gettting computer repaired. Took the oppotunity to visit the kids and grandkids.

Cheers Jan xoxoxox

Pennys from Heaven said...

Hello Merle!!!

I needed a good laugh!! Great writing!! I too wonder why my summer clothes shrink during the winter.... I keep them in a plastic tub, and sure enough, about June 1st I pull out the shorts and they have shrunk around the waist!

I hope all is well in your part of the world! Beautiful day here today! I biked a good 10 miles, then sat by a lake...peaceful!

Take care

Granny said...

Much of that sounds very familiar.

Peter said...

Hi Merle, I liked "It's later than you think"
We wuz robbed in the Soccer, there is no way that penalty should have been awarded.

Lucy Stern said...

Once a mom, always a mom. We worry about out kids, no matter how old they are. Hopefully your daughter will be fine.

jel said...

Moring Merle,
hope your daughter will be ok!

take care

doubleknot said...

Hope your daughter's finger gets well with no complications.
Oh I just had to laugh at 'It is later then you think' - after spending the last week trying on clothes and finding out that I emptied an entire side of a huge closet I know it is later then I think.

Jacqui said...

Hi Merle,
i managed to comment back to you on my own post, so you will have to go over there and read it. Seems they are putting people's blog sites in different places too, well that's my excuse anyway.
Loved your post as usual, good to hear the family got home safe and sound.
hugs jacqui

mrhaney said...

thanks for those jokes you had. that joke about the elephant had me in stiches. i just had to tell my wife. i was just over at raggedy's blog and saw one of your replies and decided to visit you. i like the way your blog is set up because i can read the words easily.
i have a lot of trouble reading telephone books here in ga. the print is way to small.
have a great day.

JunieRose2005 said...

Hi Merle,

Lol- I have noticed all the changes too- especially in the smaller print and the way clothes shrink!...also my mirror is distorted and doesn't show the real ME that it once did!

The jokes were great! :)

I hope your daughter will soon be ok with the injured hand!