Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Why Worry?

Hello to all ~ I hope you are having a great week and that

things are going well for you. All is well here, thankfully.

Kathy went to the doctor today and got the stitches out

of her finger and more anti-biotics, so hope that does the

trick. She has to go back on Friday.


Today is my Dad’s birthday, so he has been on my mind. He

would be 95 today, but he died in 2001 aged 90. I remember

him telling me that he was 23 years old when I was born.

I still miss him and our visits there twice yearly. He and my

stepmother lived on the border of New South Wales and

Queensland, so it was a long way from here.


<><><><> Tonight's story is called WHY WORRY? <><><><>

There are only two things in life to worry about.

You’re either rich or you’re poor.

If you are rich, you’ve got nothing to worry about, and if you

are poor, there are still only two things to worry about.


You are either well, or you’re ill.

If you are well, you’ve got nothing to worry about, but if you

are ill, there are still only two things to worry about.

You’re either going to get better, or you’re not.

If you are going to get better, you’ve got nothing to worry

about, and if you’re not, there are still only two things to worry


You’re either going up, or you’re going down.

If you are going up, you’ve nothing to worry about, and if you

are going down, you’ll be so busy shaking hands with old friends,

you won’t have any time to worry – so, Why Worry???

<><><><><><> And now some jokes etc. <><><><><><>

This one is a repeat, but one I think it’s funny.

Eleven people were hanging on a rope under a helicopter.

Ten men and one woman. The rope was not strong enough

to carry them all, so they decided that one had to leave,

because otherwise they were all going to fall.


They weren’t able to name that person, until the woman gave

a very touching speech. She said that she would voluntarily

let go of the rope, because , as a woman, she was used to

giving up everything for her husband and kids, or for men in

general, and was used to making sacrifices with little in return.


As soon as she had finished her speech, all the men started

clapping their hands….

<><><><><> This one is not very nice !! <><><><><>

A little fella walked into a pub and steps in a pile of dog poo.

His feet slip from under him and he crashes down heavily

on his back.

He gets up and staggers to the bar and rests there groggily with a stiff drink.

Just then, a big burly truckie walks in, stands in the same pile

and crashes down on his back.

The little fella says: “I just did that,”

So the truckie dropped him.

<><><><><> Some Definitions <><><><><>

OPPORTUNIST ~ A man who goes ahead and does what you

always intended to do.

CYCLOPS ~ Traffic policeman.

LITTLE TIFF ~ Argument between two pigmies.

HANGOVER ~ Something to occupy the head that wasn’t used

the night before.

MIDDLE AGE ~ When you know your way around, but don’t

feel like going.

DIPLOMATIC RELATIONSHIPS ~ The art of saying, “ Nice

Doggie” while you look around for a rock.

LIVING WAGE ~ Depends on whether you are getting it, or

giving it,

RIGHT OF WAY ~ Something you are legally entitled to, but

it requires somebody to give it to you, and

if he doesn’t, you haven’t got it.


AH TOO he say ~~ If at first you don’t succeed—you’re

running about average.

AH TOO he say ~~ Man getting old when broad mind and

narrow waist, start to change places.

AH TOO he say ~~ He that giveth by the inch, but promises

by the yard, deserveth to be kicked by

the foot.

AH TOO he say ~~ Shallow thinker, he never leave a deep


<><><> That is more than enough wit and wisdom. Bye!! <><><>


Raggedy said...

I am so glad Kathy is recovering well.

Happy Birthday wishes for your Dad. It is so nice to have those memories to hold on too.

Thank you for the laughter! I enjoy my visits here very much.

Hugs and have a wonderful day!

bubba said...

once again some perls of wisdome in there and some good laughs.

Sue said...

Love the "why worry"
It's nice to spend time remembering loved ones who have gone on before us.
Blessings to you today...

JunieRose said...

Always funto visit you, Merle!


rhapsody said...

Thanks for the posts-

love the jokes- can use the wisdom!

Ms. Vickie said...

Ms. Merle I always love my visit here
and I have to say "why worry"
thanks for the smiles.

Enjoy your day and do something very
special for YOU.

LZ Blogger said...

After reading your post, I see why I DON'T WORRY! ~ jb///

Jon Cox said...

Abeolutely Beautiful!!

Crazedmomof4 said...

I like your jokes & stole one. Is it ok to use your name on my blog?

kenju said...

Ha! I DO know my way around, but I'm not inclined to go anymore!

HORIZON said...

Absolutely gutted for Australia- not fair at the last minute to get that Penalty- l am livid!!!!!!!
So unfair-an unfair penalty- lots of swear words now- cover your ears @@2%6&***!!!
Great blog as always Merle
Arghhh- how can they allow a penalty like that???

Michelle said...

What a remarkable age your dad lived to. I bet he would would have also been able to share some wonderful stories :o)

Ava said...

So glad to hear that Kathy's finger is doing better.

I always get sentimental on my grandparents birthdays, anniversaries and the holidays.

Peter said...

It hardly seems possible that Pop has been gone for five years.
Good post, liked why worry.

Donnak said...

Glad Kathy is doing well.
I love the 'why worry' story and the helicopter story was priceless! I've never heard that before.

Hope you're having a great week. :)

mreddie said...

It would seem to me that stitches are always better coming out than going in - hope it heals OK. My Dad passed in 1995 and was 85 - he left many memories in my mind. ec

Jon Cox said...

What a beautiful post!!!! Hahaha, I love the definitions! :o) I absolutely LOVE your blog, I'll for sure visit often! Thank you so much for your comment as well, I truly appreciate it A LOT! I'm so glad you enjoy seeing my work as much as I love creating it! Thank you again! :o)

Granny said...

I hadn't heard the helicopter story either. Gret.


Meow said...

What beautiful memories you must have of your dad. Hope your days is lovely. Great post.
Take care & stay warm, Meow

Merle said...

Hello to Crazedmomof 4 ~~ I could not
leave a comment at your blog, so will
thank you here for your visit. I saw the
jokes, and by all means use any you want
and it is OK to use my name if you wish.
Take care, Merle.

Pennys from Heaven said...

Starting right now, I am going to work on "NOT WORRYING" anymore!! :)


Great post..