Monday, June 12, 2006

Special Grocery List.

Hello there ~~ I hope you are all enjoying your weekend. I had a good rest and got up late then raked up more leaves, and thankfully they have nearly all fallen. I t has been a warmer day after yesterday. John is home from his trip to Mildura, where they got rain, but we didn’t. <><><><><> John is an excellent Darts player and has won heaps of trophies over the years, and it is Dart’s night on Mondays. Ash is still home, has a weigh in on Tuesday and if he has lost any weight, it’s back to hospital. It will be good when the change of tablets is complete in five more weeks. <><><><><><> A nice little story. <><><><><><> SPECIAL GROCERY LIST <><><><><><> Louise Redden, a poorly dressed lady with a look of defeat on her face, walked into a grocery store. She approached the owner of the store in a most humble manner and asked if he would let her charge a few groceries. <><><><><><> She softly explained that her husband was very ill and unable to work, they had seven children and they needed food <><><><><><> John Longhouse, the grocer, scoffed at her and requested that she leave his store at once. <><><><><><> Visualizing the family needs, she said: "Please, sir! I will bring you the money just as soon as I can." <><><><><><> John told her he could not give her credit, since she did not have a charge account at his store. <><><><><><> Standing beside the counter was a customer who overheard the conversation between the two. The customer walked forward and told the grocer that he would stand good for whatever she needed for her family. <><><><><><> The grocer said in a very reluctant voice, "Do you have a grocery list?" <><><><><><> Louise replied, "Yes sir." "O.K" he said, "put your grocery list on the scales and whatever your grocery list weighs, I will give you that amount in groceries." <><><><><><> Louise, hesitated a moment with a bowed head, then she reached into her purse and took out a piece of paper and scribbled something on it. She then laid the piece of paper on the scale carefully with her head still bowed. <><><><><><> The eyes of the grocer and the customer showed amazement when the scales went down and stayed down. <><><><><><> The grocer, staring at the scales, turned slowly to the customer and said begrudgingly, "I can't believe it." <><><><><><> The customer smiled and the grocer started putting the groceries on the other side of the scales. The scale did not balance so he continued to put more and more groceries on them until the scales would hold no more. <><><><><><><> The grocer stood there in utter disgust. Finally, he grabbed the piece of paper from the scales and looked at it with greater amazement. It was not a grocery list, it was a prayer, which said: "Dear Lord, you know my needs and I am leaving this in your hands." <><><><><><> The grocer gave her the groceries that he had gathered and stood in stunned silence <><><><><><> Louise thanked him and left the store. The other customer handed a fifty-dollar bill to the grocer and said; "It was worth every penny of it . Only God Knows how much a prayer weighs." <><><><><><><> THE POWER OF PRAYER ~~ May you always walk with Angels. <><><><> <><><><><><> Thanks Barbara for this story. <><><><><><><> <><><><><><><><> Did you hear about the …….. Paper company that folded? Brake company on the skids? Bra manufacturers that went bust? Surgeon forced to take a cut in salary? Cigarette company that went up in smoke? Baker who was short of dough? Refrigerator manufacturer that had it’s assets frozen? Corset firm that felt the squeeze? Upholsterers that couldn’t cover their costs? Adhesive tape company that got in to a sticky situation? Tennis ball manufacturer that ended up in court? Downfall of the bungee suppliers? The train company that went off the rails? The ship building company that sunk? The dental practice that was rotten to it’s roots? <><><><><><> <><><><><> Quick joke to finish <><><><><> A couple drove down a country road for several kilometres, not saying a word. Earlier they’d had an argument, and now neither of them wanted to give in. <><><><><> As they passed a paddock of sheep, goats and pigs, the husband asked sarcastically: “Relatives of yours?” <><><><><> “Yep,” the wife replied, “my in-laws.” <><><><> Cheers, Merle. <><><><>


JunieRose2005 said...

Very good, Merle.

:) especially liked that last one!


kenju said...

I like the next to last series, about the jobs. So funny.

CROAK said...

Hi there,
Nice to see someone else from Australia for change writing and blogging. You are an amazing woman...Great inspiration. Keep up the good work.

Peter said...

Hi Merle, it's even been a bit cold in Queensland this weekend, so I pity you Southerners.

Michelle said...

Merle, go stand by your window, i may be flying past soon, the wind up here is cyclonic!!!

Granny said...

Hi. Sorry it's so cold where you are. We've cooled down a little but still high 80's (F).

I have more pics - a little fuzzy but okay.

Granny said...

Kid's shoes. You're almost right. Rochelle short pants - only she would buy those high fashion (lol) boots. The other two pics are Rebecca with very classy shoes suitable for parties.

Elcie missed that one. She bought stuffies instead.

Elcie and Rochelle have gone to summer school every year I think. Rebecca isn't eligible - she's not special need (although she is, they just don't have a pigeonhole for her).

Anyway, they all need the break even if I go nuts.

Abandoned in Pasadena said...

Well, I think I caught up with all the reading I missed. I just don't know how I get so far behind. All of your posts are funny and inspirational and I really do get much joy from reading them. Thanks for all the laughter that you send my way.