Sunday, August 20, 2006

On Youth.

Hi Everyone ~~ It is Sunday evening here so my

weekend is over. I have had a quiet day, made the

potato cakes and hamburgers. The former need

to be cooked slowly or they burn (as I found ! )

I hope that you are all having a great weekend

and the weather is not too unpleasant for you.

As usual, my footy team, Carlton lost again. I

sure hope they do better next year !!


<><><><> On Youth <><><><>

Youth is not entirely a time of life --- it is a state

of mind. It is not wholly a matter of ripe cheeks, red

lips or supple knees. It is a temper of will, a quality

of the imagination, a vigor of the emotions.


Nobody grows old merely by living a number of years.

People grow old only by deserting their ideals. You are

as young as your faith, as old as your doubt, as young

as your self-confidence, as old as your fear; as young

as your hope, as old as your despair.


In the central place of every heart, there is a recording

chamber, so long as it receives messages of beauty and

hope, cheer and courage, you are young.


When the wires are all down and your heart is covered

with the snows of pessimism and the ice of cynicism,

then and only then have you grown old.


<><><> Now for a joke or two <><><>

A husband and a wife go to a counselor after 15 years of marriage.

The counselor asks them what the problem is, and the wife goes into

a tirade listing every problem they have ever had in the 15 years

they've been married. She goes on and on. Finally, the counselor gets

up, walks around the desk, embraces the wife and kisses her passionately. The woman shuts up, and sits quietly in a daze. The counselor turns to

the husband and says, "This is what your wife needs at least three times

a week. Can you do this?" The husband thinks for a moment and replies, "Well, I can drop her off

here on Mondays and Wednesdays, but on Fridays I golf."


<><><> Unanswered Questions <><><>

If you take an Oriental person and spin him around

several times, does he become disoriented ?


If people from Poland are called Poles, why aren’t people

from Holland called Holes ?


Why do we say something is out of whack? What’s a whack?


If a pig loses his voice, is it disgruntled ?


When cheese gets it’s picture taken, what does it say ?


Why is a person who plays piano called a pianist, but a

person who drives a race-car not called a racist ?


Why are a wise man and a wise guy Opposites ?


“I am” is the shortest sentence in the English language

Could it be that “I do” is the longest sentence ?


If lawyers are disbarred and clergymen defrocked,

doesn’t it follow that electricians can be delighted,

musicians denoted, cowboys deranged, models deposed

tree surgeons debarked and dry cleaners depressed ?


What hair color do they put on the driver’s licence of

bald men ?


If it is true we are here to help others, then what exactly

are the others here for ?


I was thinking about how people read the Bible a whole

lot more as they get older, then it dawned on me. . . . they’re

cramming for their final exam.


No one ever says, “It’s only a game”, when their team is



Ever wondered what the speed of lightning would be if it

didn’t zig-zag ?


<><><> Some thoughts <><><>

Whenever I feel like exercise, I lie down until the feeling



With clothes the new are best, with friends the old are best.


Without health you cannot enjoy wealth and happiness.


Your boss will always be early when you are late and late when

you are early.


Youth and skill are no match for age and cunning.


<><><> Bye for now, Take care, I’ll be back !! Merle. <><><>



Kathy said...

Merle Honey... I told ya, ya should have been barracking for the Eagles mate!
Your son is on a good thing.

cheers Merle

Peter said...

e, did you have a lok at Kelvins sites, I swapped over to the Beta Blogger this afternoon, sounds like everyone will be switched to it eventualy.

DellaB said...

and not only Carlton... ALL of my teams lost this weekend.

Ava said...

I haven't had potato cakes in forever!!!! Oh my gosh!!!

As always, love the jokes!

Connie and Rob said...

Oh my mom used to make the best potato pancakes ever when I was a little girl. Now maybe I am going to have to give them a try!!

Take care,

Granny said...

Out of whack may have come from people giving things a good whack to force them into place. So out of whack means it came loose again? I don't know.

If it won't fit, get a bigger hammer.


Sue said...

We loved the marriage counselor joke!
Our weather here is lovely, but it feels slightly cooler..

PEA said...

Hugs Merle:-) Enjoyed everything on today's post, especially the "whenever I feel like exercise, I lie down until the feeling passes"...that's me! lol I had a busy day today and now just trying to catch up on a few of my favourite blogs:-) xoxo

Tammy said...

just dropping in to say Hi and I'm back from visiting with my daughter.

Mountain Mama said...

Thanks for the tip about the potato cakes. I want to make some too.
Yout jokes as usual are hillarious.
Sorry your team lost again.

LZ Blogger said...

Merle ~ I loved the YOUTH quote. Funny... the older I get, the more I appreciate TRYING to be youthful... but alas, the bones and joints tell me differntly! ~ jb///

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

I agree: Youth IS a state of mind. I have know some very youthful 80-year-olds and some very elderly 18-year-olds.

Raggedy said...

I love tater cakes too!
I saw the jokes a long time ago. I sure love when the old stuff makes another go round...
I laugh all over again...
Have a wonderful day!
(=':'=) hugs
(")_ (")Š from da Raggedy one

Michael said...

I have an answer to one of your questions! :)

Ya know what color they put down for bald headed men on their driver's licence? my long lost hair color :) (It's true...they say I have brown hair, but you'd be hard pressed to find one! heh)

Puss-in-Boots said...

Hi Merle, I have caught up on the last few days. As usual, good jokes, quotes and food for thought. Keep 'em coming. Oh and by the way, the Broncos won on Friday heh heh! First win for ages, so it's about time!

Thank you so much for your thoughts about Oscar. He's coming right.

Hugs and blessings.

Janice said...

Hi Merle,

Potatoes pancakes, h-mm, my mother use to recycle mashed potatoes by making potato patties, is it simular? Or do you add a pancake mix to it?

I loved all the jokes.


Margaret said...

Great jokes Merle, I certainly did have a great weekend. I am really enjoying this bloggging, particularly as it now seems to be behaving well. SHHH! Your potato pancakes made my mouth water, my mother used to make really lovely potato cakes traditional Irish recipe yum! Love Margaret

Jeanette said...

Hi Merle

Just come on to try to catch up before i go to bed great jokes once again . Early night for me .Donna&family just gone home after having a birthday dinner with me i turned 21 on the 21st lol.
thank you for your best wishes on my recent hospital trip all went well get the results friday .and also my birthday wishes Hugs xxxxx