Sunday, July 02, 2006

Love and other things

Hello Everyone ~~ I hope things are going well for you

and your families. Thank you so much to all who wished

my daughter well. Kathy is fine, I rang her today in the

hospital and she sounded good. Originally, she fell from

a horse and split her finger, 3 weeks ago. She had it

stitched and was put on antibiotics, but they didn’t fix it

so then she was put on stronger ones, but was sent to

hospital last Friday. They removed the nail and black

shiny skin and hopefully have got all the bugs out this

time. She has a drip in with yet more drugs to make sure

it is on the mend, and then she has to have a skin graft.

The Doctors told her it is a very rare bug and is one that

can cause gangrene. But she will be fine, and I do very

much appreciate your support. We will both survive !!!

<><><><><> Couple of short Poems. <><><><><>

<><><> LOVE <><><>

Love is a very simple thing,

Love is a contented mind.

Love is tolerance, being warm,

Love is just being kind.

Love is trusting, being sure,

As sure as there’s starshine above,

That when the moment is at hand

You’ll know this real meaning of love.


<><> The Great White Throne. <><>

If I were standing to be judged

Before the great white throne

Where I could hear the righteous sing

And hear the sinners moan,

I’ll want no greater advocate

To make my final plea,

Than just---well, someone would say,

He did a lot for me.

<><><><> Now it’s Joke Time. <><><><>

Proudly showing off his newly-leased apartment to a couple

of friends late one night, the drunk yuppie led the way to

his bedroom where there was a big brass gong.

“What’s that big brass gong for?” one of his friends asked.

“Issss nod a gong. Issss a talking clock,” the drunk replied.

“A talking clock? Seriously?” “Yup”, he repied.

“How’s it work?” he second friend asked squinting at it.

“Watshhh,” the yuppie replied. He picked up a hammer, gave it

an ear-shattering pound and stepped back. The three stood

looking at each other for a moment of silence.

Suddenly, someone on the other side of the wall screamed”

“For goodness sake, you idiot, it’s ten past three in the


<><><><><> The Fiance <><><><>

After Leslie brought home her fiance to meet her parents, her

father invited the young man into his study to find out more

about him. “What are your plans?” he asked Joseph.

“I’m a scholar of the Torah,” Joseph replied.

“Well that;s admirable,” Leslie’s father replied. “But what will

you do to provide a nice house for my daughter?”

“I will study, and God will provide for us, Joseph explained.

“And how will you buy her a nice engagement ring?”

“I will study hard, and God will provide for us.”

“And children?” asked the father. “How will you support them?”

“Don’t worry sir, God will provide,” replied the fiance.

The conversation continued in much the same fashion. After

Joseph and Leslie had left, her mother asked her father what

he had found out.

The father answered, “Well he has no job, and no plans, but

the good news is that he thinks I am God.”


There was a little boy named Johnny who used to hang out at

the local corner market. The owner didn’t know what Johnny’s

problem was but the boys would constantly tease him at not

being too smart. To prove it, sometimes they would offer him the choice

between a nickel (5 cents) and a dime (10 cents)

Johnny would always take the nickel—they said because it was


One day after John grabbed the nickel, the store owner took him

aside and said “Johnny, those boys are making fun of you.

They think you don’t know the dime is worth more than the

nickel. Are you taking it because the nickel is bigger or what?”

Slowly, Johnny turned toward the store owner and a big grin

appeared on his face, and Johnny said, “Well, if I took the dime,

they’d stop doing it, and so far I have saved $20!”

<><> Enough for now - Stay happy and take care, Merle.<><>


Peter said...

Good to hear a positive story about "Johnny" he gets a lot of bad press.

JunieRose said...

:) I especially liked that last one, Merle! Now THATS a smart boy!

Ahh- so sorry about your daughter's trouble...Hopefully, things will get back better for her now!


PEA said...

Your dear daughter sure has gone through a lot with her finger...goes to show how something that at first doesn't seem serious can turn into something very serious!! Hopefully she will completely recover from this very soon! Loved the poems and always make me smile and laugh, thank you dear Merle:-)

Sue said...

That sounds like a nasty bug your Kathy had in her finger. Glad she's getting good care for it!
Loved the Johnny story :-)
Your posts are always cheery and upbeat!

Raggedy said...

Thank you for the update on Kathy. My thoughts and prayers are with you both. I hope she makes a speedy recovery. I loved the poems. I laughed at the jokes. Thank you!
Have a wonderful day!
(=':'=) meow hugs
(")_ (")Š from da Raggedy one

Mike (ex scientia) said...

Merle, how Love-ly! Prayers continue. ;)

Tammy said...

Hey Myrle,
I've noticed you on other are a very sweet, funny lady!!
I loved your poems and favorite was about the drunk with the amazing talking clock...why you ask...well it is because we live in an apartment you see...this one is a nice one though not like the last one where it felt like my upstairs neighbors would roll bowling balls down the hall at all hours.
Girl, come on over and see me sometime!!

Meow said...

POor Kathy, hope this does the trick this time, and it gets better quickly.
Thanks again for making me smile, when I visit your blog. It is always such a pleasure.
Take care, and have a great week ... Meow

somershade said...

Praying God's healing over her finger.And thanking him for it.

mreddie said...

That sounds like one mean bug - like the type you can only get in hospitals. :) Hope everything is on the mend now. ec

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

I’m glad to hear that Kathy is doing OK. Still, I shall keep her in my prayers.

I doubt that Tiffany wrote very much that appears in her blog. She is great a finding neat things, copying and pasting, but not at writing. BTW, please keep her in your thoughts and prayers. July 14—Bastille Day?—will be critical for her future.

Granny said...

Just checking in to say hello. Good jokes as usual.

Ava said...

I sure hope Kathy's finger is recovering!

Sounds painful!


Jeanette said...

Hi Merle
Pleased to hear Kathy is picking up and a very speedy recovery for her .
nice poem and a chuckle over the jokes
take care .....Jan

HORIZON said...

Good to hear that Kathy is on the mend- sounds like she has been through a lot.
Liked the jokes and poems- wee Johnny is not so daft as it appears- l like that.
Did you enjoy your limo ride over on my blog- l cropped all the profile pics and took you for a ride. :)
Bests as always Merle.

Buffy said...

What a lovely web site.

I'm so glad I found it.