Friday, June 23, 2006

The Way to Happiness.

Hi Everyone ~~ It is raining here, which is wonderful. So far

we have had just over an inch and a half, and by the look of

the sky may get some more. I hope other places that badly

need rain are getting their share.


Well our socceroos are still in the World Cup, as we drew with

Croatia this morning (our time) so still have a chance.

Tonight my Australian Rules team Carlton are playing against

the Kangaroos. Both teams having a dreadful year and only

have 2 wins each. After tonight, one of them should have 3 wins. Go Blues !!!!

<><><><><><> The Way to Happiness <><><><><><>

I met a man the other day

Whose sunny manner seemed to say

That he had found the happy way.

I asked the secret of his smile.

He gave a thoughtful look the while

And answered somewhat in this style:

“Six things have I that spell content,

A peaceful mind,

A grateful heart,

A love for all that’s true,

A helpful hand,

Real tolerance,

And lots of things to do.”

I took my way with courage new,

With kindlier feelings, broader view,

Trying to think his answer through.

That man had found the secret key

Of how to love and what to be,

And passed it on to you and me.

Then let us try his simple plan

Of faith in God and love to man,

And imitate him if we can.

<><><><><><> A Couple of Puzzles <><><><><><>

Homer’s mother had 4 children. She named the 1st Spring,

the 2nd Summer, and the 3rd Autumn. What did she name No4?


Test your entertainment knowledge…..

An easy one to start……

Who is The Divine Miss M? Of course Bette Midler.

Who has these nicknames?

The master of suspense?

The Kid?

The Old Groaner?

The Man in Black?

The King of Cool?


What nicknames are these entertainers better known by?

Elvis Presley?

Marlon Brando?

Eric Clapton?

Bruce Springsteen?

Edith Piaf? Answers in comments. (If I remember)

<><><><><><> Battles of the Sexes <><><><><><>

He said…What have you been doing with all the grocery money

I gave you?

She said… Turn sideways and look in the mirror.


He said.. Shall we try swapping positions tonight?

She said… That’s a good idea.. you stand by the ironing board

while I sit on the sofa and fart.


He said… How many men does it take to change a roll of toilet


She said.. We don’t know. It has never happened.


He said…Why are married women heavier than single women?

She said… Single women come home, see what’s in the fridge

and go to bed. Married women come home, see

what’s in bed and go to the fridge.


She said… What do you call a woman who knows where her

husband is every night?

He said … A widow.

<><><><><><> A couple of funnies <><><><><><>

A man and his wife were having an argument about who should

brew the coffee each morning.

The wife said, “You should do it, because you get up first, and then we don’t have

to wait so long for our coffee.”

The husband said, “You are in charge of cooking around here and you should do it,

because that is your job, and I can wait for my coffee.

“No you should do it, besides, it is in the Bible that the man

makes the coffee.”

The husband replied, “I can’t believe that; show me.”

So she brought out the Bible and opened the New Testament

and showed him at the top of several pages, that it indeed

says……. HEBREWS

<><><><><> Lucky last for tonight <><><><><>

A woman invited a bunch of people to dinner.

At the table, she turned to her 6 year old daughter and asked

her to say grace.

“I wouldn’t know what to say,” the little girl replied.

“Just say what you hear Mummy say,” the woman suggested.

The daughter bowed her head and said: : Lord, why on earth

did I invite all these people to dinner?”

<><><><><><> Bye for now, Cheers, Merle. <><><><><><>


Merle said...

Hi People ~~ Did you work them all out?
The first, I'm sure you got "HOMER"
Master of suspense- Alfred Hitchcock
The Kid - Warren Beatty
The Old Groaner- Bing Crosby
The Man in Black - Johnny Cash
The King of cool - Steve McQueen.
Elis Presley- The Pelvis (I said King)
Marlon Brando Bud(I hadn't heard that)
Eric Clapton - Slowhand
Bruce Springsteen - The Boss
Edith Piaf- The little sparrow.
Cheer, Merle.

HORIZON said...

Liked the last one too. Sam's getting to that age now that you have to watch what you say around him.
I'll have to try the coffee one on my husband.
Take Care Merle

JunieRose2005 said...


I loved your post- especially 'The Way to Happiness.'


megz_mum said...

I am glad you are getting some rain! And isn't it great news tha the Socceroos are through to the next round

somershade said...

yeah,I finally got one(easy one).
Love the happiness poem and told hubby the one about going to the bed and then to the fridge,too funny!he wasn't smileing:) r r