Monday, August 07, 2006

Lifetime Wish.

Hi There Folks ~~ Nice to be back with you again. I hope things

are going well at your places. All OK here, at present. I have

the fortnightly shopping day tomorrow to stock up on all the

things I will need for 2 weeks.


Tonight I am posting about a lovely glass framed verse, that

was a gift from my second son, Geoff and his family. It is

called “A Lifetime Wish for You.” I hope you like it as

much as I do.


May your blessings be many, your sorrows be few,

And may you find contentment in all that you do

And should you at times face misfortune or ills,

May you always remember to “Look to the Hills”

May your faith in yourself, and your faith in the Lord

Hold fast like an anchor to keep you secured.


May you always be ready to reach for a star,

To know where you’re going, and know who you are.

May you have courage to follow your dream,

And recognise when things are not what they seem.

May kindness and thoughtfulness set you apart,

May you be blessed with a compassionate heart.


May your thoughts and your actions show love for mankind,

For by thought and by deed is your Karma designed.

May wisdom be yours and, whatever life brings,

May you always see beauty in everyday things.

May you never lose sight of your own highest goal,

May you learn to let go and let God take control.


May you always remember the Master is near,

That He knows who you are, and He knows why you’re here.

May you trust Him more fully with each passing day,

Allowing His Guidance to show you the way.

May the Light of all Lights fill your heart, soul and mind,

May your life with His Love be forever entwined.


May this year and future years be filled with

Love, Light, Learning and Laughter.

--- Jacqueline Ramm.

<><><> Nice one Geoff. <><><>

<><><> And now for some jokes. <><><>

A policeman was walking down the street when he saw a little girl desperately stretching to reach a door knocker.

”Can I do that for you?” he asked, and gave 3 loud raps on the door. “Brilliant,” said the little girl. “Now run like mad.”


This one is long, a bit rude, but I think it’s funny.


A first-grade teacher, Ms. Brooks, was having trouble with one

of her students. The teacher asked, “Harry, what’s your problem?”

Harry answered, “I’m too smart for the 1st grade. My sister

is in the 3rd grade and I’m smarter than she is. I think I should

be in the 3rd grade too.” Ms. Brooks had had enough. She took

Harry to the principal’s office.


While Harry waited in the outer office, the teacher explained

to the principal what the situation was. He said he would give

the boy a test. If he failed to answer any of his questions he

was to go back to the 1st grade and behave. She agreed.

Harry was brought in and the conditions were explained to him

and he agreed to take the test.


Principal : “What is 3 X 3?” Harry : “9.”

Principal : “What is 6 X 6?” Harry : “36.”

And so it went on with every question the principal thought a

3rd grader should know. The principal looks at Ms.Brooks and

tells her, “I think Harry can go to the 3rd grade.”

Ms. Brooks says to the principal, “Let he ask him some questions.

The principal and Harry both agreed.


Ms. Brooks asks, “What does a cow have four of that I only have

two of?” Harry, after a moment : “Legs.”


Ms Brooks : “What is in your pants that you have and I do not

have?” The principal wondered why she would ask such a question.

Harry replied : “Pockets.”


Ms. Brooks : “What does a dog do that man steps into?”

Harry : “Pants.”

Ms. Brooks : “What starts with a C and ends with a T, is

hairy, oval, delicious and contains thin white liquid?”

Harry : “Coconut.” The principal sat forward with his mouth

hanging open.


Ms. Brooks : “What is hard and pink then comes out soft and

sticky?” The principal’s eyes opened really wide and before he

could stop the answer, Harry replied, “Bubble Gum.”


Ms. Brooks : “What does a man do standing up, a woman does

sitting down and a dog does on three legs?”

Harry : “Shake hands.”

The principal was trembling.


Ms. Brooks : “What word starts with an F and ends in K that

means a lot of heat and excitement?”

Harry : Firetruck.”


The principal breathed a sigh of relief and told the teacher,

“Put Harry in the fifth grade. I got the last seven questions wrong…..”


Going from one extreme to the other, a thought or so from

my calender. Are you still with me ?


Absence makes the heart grow fonder – Setus Propertius.


Remember the tea kettle; when it’s up to it’s neck in hot water

it sings. __ Early American Folk Wisdom.


The world’s greatest treasure is the small, simple pleasure of

spending time with good friends.


Mistakes are valuable. They show us the correct path to take

next time.


Give a little love to a child and you get a great deal back.

--- John Rushkin.

Enough for this post, I hope you all have a great week ahead.

Bye, Take care, Merle.



Peter said...

Hi Merle, finally got Margarets broadband connection done, she has a bad cold at the moment but will get to the blog in her own time.

Jeanette said...

Hi Merle
What a beatifull verse from geoff and family .I laughed at the little girl and the policeman this morning great jokes .

Take care Janxxx

Wystful1 said...

as always Merle....great quotes. AND funny jokes too. I can see why you wanted to wait 'til Monday on the one. LOLOLOL

Ava said...

All is well here! Glad to hear that all is well with you.
Lovely poem and enjoyed the jokes as well!

Diane said...

Hi, Merle,
I enjoyed the jokes and poem. Thanks for dropping by my recipe blog and commenting. Feel free to use them and pass them on if you'd like.

If you'd like to visit my every day blog, the address is:

Have a great Monday and a great week, Merle. :-)


PEA said...

Loved the "A Lifetime Wish for You" very beautiful and heartwarming. I'm still laughing at the Harry joke, great one!! I'm afraid I was like the principal and answered a few wrong!! LOL Have a wonderful day Merle!! Hugs!

Sue said...

The Lifetime Wish was such a wonderful gift from your son. He sounds like he must be really thoughtful.
Harry is a very smart boy! (Much smarter than we were this morning)

Tammy said...

Loved the poem!!

Granny said...

Loved the story about the kid.

JunieRose2005 said...

I love that 'LifeTime Wish.'
..:) and that joke about the boy was very funny!


Lisa said...

I love the lifetime wish. And the jokes of course always bring me back for me! Thank you so much

Hale McKay said...

A lot of good stuff to digest there, Merle. I liked it all.

Meow said...

What a beautiful verse ... thanks for sharing. Love the jokes and stuff, as usual ... you always find such great stuff !!
Hope you are well, and enjoying the lovely weather that we are currently having. Spring is certainly on it's way !
Take care, meow

Raggedy said...

The verse was beautiful! Awesome!
The Jokes were funny..hahahaha
I like you calander too!
Great Post!
Have a wonderful day!
(=':'=) hugs
(")_ (")Š from da Raggedy one

mreddie said...

We are out of town - WAY out of town, but I hope your shopping goes well and nothing is forgotten. ec

Janice said...

Hi Merle,

The verse was wonderful, and I loved the little girl and the police man joke.

Take care.


Puss-in-Boots said...

Beautiful poem from your son. Loved the joke about little Harry (giggle). I would have got the last seven questions wrong, too! lmao