Monday, August 14, 2006

I Must go Shopping.

Good Evening / Morning my Friends. Back again to see

what I can find to post for you. Thanks to all who left

comments about the chocolate rules and the football.

Thank you to Kate who suggested I go for West Coast.

Girl, I am a Victorian and faithful Blues supporter !!

My son supports the Eagles.


<><><> A story called I Must Go Shopping. <><><>

One of these days I must go shopping. I am completely

out of generosity, and I must get some more. I also

want to exchange the self-satisfaction I picked up the

other day for some real humility, which they say wears

better. And I must look at some tolerance, which I hope

will be worn as a wrap this season. And the examples of

kindness I saw, well, I am a little low on that, and one can

never have too much of it.


And by the way, I must try to match some of the patience

I saw on a friend the other day. It looked very becoming

on her, and I think it might look equally well on me.


And while I am shopping I will try on that little garment

of perfect charity they’re displaying, and I must remember

to get my sense of humour mended, and keep my eyes open

for some inexpensive goodness. It is surprising how quickly

one’s stock of goods is depleted. Yes I must go shopping !!


<><><> A Quickie called MY FACE. <><><>

As a beauty, I’m not a star,

There are others more handsome, by far,

But my face, I don’t mind it

Because I am behind it . . . .

The people in front get the jar !!


To all the Kids Who Survived the 30s, 40s, 50s 60s and 70s.

First we survived being born to mothers who smoked and/or

drank while they carried us. They took aspirin, ate blue cheese

dressing and didn’t get tested for diabetes.


Then after that trauma, our baby cribs were covered with bright

colored lead-based paints. We had no childproof lids on mediciqne

bottles, doors or cabinets.


When we rode our bikes, we had no helmets, not to mention the

risks we took hitch-hiking. As children we would ride in cars with

no seat belts or air bags. We drank water from the garden hose

and NOT from a bottle. We shared one soft drink with four

friends, from one bottle and NO ONE actually died from this.


We ate cupcakes, bread and butter and drank cordial with sugar in

it, but we weren’t overweight because WE WERE ALWAYS OUT-

SIDE PLAYING. We would leave home in the morning and play all

day as long as we were back when the streetlights came on.

No one was able to reach us all day. And we were O.K.


We would spend hours bulding our go-carts out of scraps and then

ride down the hill, only to find out we forgot the brakes. After

running into the bushes a few times, we learned to solve the problem.

We did not have Playstations, Nintendos, X-boxes, no video games

at all, no 99 channels on cable, no video tape movies, no surround

sound, no mobile phones, no personal computers, no Internet or

Internet chat rooms…… WE HAD FRIENDS and we went outside

and found them.


We fell out of trees, got cut, broke bones and teeth and there

were no lawsuits from these accidents.. We made up games with

sticks and tennis balls and ate worms and although we were told

it would happen, we did not put out very many eyes, nor did worms

live in us forever. We rode bikes or walked to a friend’s house

and knocked on the door, or rang the bell, or just walked in and

talked to them! No reason to be afraid of strangers.


Sports had tryouts and not everyone made the team. Those who

didn’t had to learn to deal with the disappointment. Imagine that !!

The idea of a parent bailing us out if we broke the law was unheard of.

They actually sided with the law ! This generation has produced some

of the best risk-takers, problem solvers and inventors ever !!


The past 50 years have been an explosion of innovation and new ideas.

We had freedom, failure, success and responsibility, and we learned


Are You one of them? CONGRATULATIONS !!

You might want to share this with others who have had the luck to

grow up as kids, before the lawyers and the government regulated

our lives for our own good.

Kind of makes you wany to run through the house with scissors,

doesn’t it ??


<><><><> A joke to end this post <><><><>

An old farmer in Far North Queensland had owned a large farm for

several years. He had a large pond in the back, fixed up nice, picnic

tables and some apple and pear trees planted around it. The pond

was fixed up for swimming when it was built.


One evening the old farmer decided to go down to the pond, as he

hadn’t been there for a while. He grabbed a five gallon bucket to

bring back some fruit. As he neared the pond, he heard voices

shouting and laughing with glee.


As he came closer he saw it was a bunch of young women skinny-

dipping in his pond. He made the women aware of his presence and

they all went to the deep end of the ond. One woman shouted to

him, “We’re not coming out until you leave.”


The old man frowned, “I didn’t come down here to watch you ladies

swim naked or make you get out of the pond naked.”

Holding up the bucket he said, “I’m here to feed the crocodiles.”


Moral : Old age and cunning will triumph over youth and enthusiasm

every time. <><><> Bye for now, take care, Merle. <><><>


JunieRose2005 said...

Hi Merle,

:) those were all good!

I especially liked the 'Face' one!

That last one is funny too...but I heard it was an old Florida man feeding the alligators! haha


Sue said...

These were all good, but we really laughed over the farmer joke! I've forwarded that one to my SIL, who is Australian (living here). She'll love it!!

Tammy said...

old age and cunning...lmbo!!!

PEA said...

Hi Merle:-) I'm back from my trip and trying to catch up on everyone's sure had a lot of reading for me to catch up on! lol Really enjoyed it all and I especially loved the I Must Go Shopping...that truly is beautiful and I've copied it down! Also loved the farmer's joke:-)Take care...HUGS!!

Tracie said...

l liked the pond joke merle.
have a good day from tracie

mreddie said...

'I must go shopping' as well, I noticed a few items listed that I need and some that I need more of - maybe I need to shop more often. ec

Abandoned in Pasadena said...

I must go shopping...What a delightful little gem.

And I was born way back then and managed to survive.

Granny said...

I survived it all too. Not everything was better then but there are parts of it I miss.

Peter said...

If that man in the frock
Made him one of the flock
It must mean something bloody like branding.

rhapsody said...

Loved the shopping list- & I survived at least two of those decades.

Thanks again, Merle, for the reminders...

Raggedy said...

You have such great taste...
I posted the joke a while back too!