Wednesday, August 23, 2006


Hi Folks ~~ I’mmmm Baaack!!!! I hope all is well with

you all and things are going well at your house. All

OK here at the moment… I have a great casserole

cooking in the crockpot. Steak and kidney and lots

of vegetables. It will cook overnight, and then in the

morning I will pop some dumplings in on the top of it.


I have a poem called “Repercussions” tonight.

One morning, Algernon McGurk

While getting dressed for work

A hole in his sock he did find ---

And angrily he spoke his mind !!

Accused of laziness his mate,

In words and manner most irate,

Provoked, his erstwhile gentle wife,

Distressed at such domestic strife,

Spanked and stood Junior in the hall

For scribbling on the bathroom wall.

Whence Junior, much incensed at that,

Vented his wrath upon the cat !!

A mighty tug he gave it’s tail,

And, with a loud protesting wail

It hurtled through the kitchen door

Just as the milkman went to pour

The milk into the waiting can . . . .

And on the steps the milk all ran !!

Poor Milko had to clean the mess,

Which made him late in seeing Bess

The house-maid at Old Wealthy’s place;

And she accused him to his face

Of gossiping with Bella Sweet

Who ran the milk-bar down the street.

Then Bess, in quite a nasty mood

Answered, in manner curt and rude

Her mistress, who later made a scene

At breakfast, and called Old Wealthy mean

Because he would not buy her mink

He held his peace, though ears went pink,

Until he went to his office at ten ----

And though he was mostly the mildest of men,

He made it unpleasant for all at work,

Especially ---you guessed it-– for Algie McGurk,

Who really was at quite a loss

To know what had provoked his boss.

<><><> So, this little story has a moral

Directed at those who love to quarrel . . .

Just pause before you fume and fuss,

Or your actions, alas ! may re-percuss !!!!


**** Now for a few funnies ---****

A Polish man moved to Australia and married a local girl.

Although his English was far from perfect, they got

along very well until one day he rushed into a lawyer’s

office and asked him if he could arrange a divorce.

The lawyer ( L) said that getting a divorce would depend

on the circumstances, and this exchange took place

with the client ( C).

L – Have you any grounds ?

C – Yes, half a hectare and a nice little home.

L – I mean what is the foundation of this case ?

C – It made of concrete.

L – I don’t think you understand. Does either of you

have a real grudge ?

C – No , we have carport.

L – I mean what are your relations like ?

C – All my relations still in Poland.

L – Is there any infidelity in your marriage ?

C – We have hi-fidelity stereo and good DVD player.

L – Does your wife beat you up ?

C – No, I’m always up before her.

L – Why do you want this divorce ?

C – She is going to kill me. I got proof.

L – What kind of proof ?

C – She is going to poison me. She got a bottle from

the super-market and put it on the bathroom shelf.

I can read, and it says , “ Polish Remover.”


The Indian chief introduced his wife to a newspaper reporter. The reporter asked her name. The chief replied, "Three Horse." "That's a picturesque name," said the reporter. "Does it have a deep

symbolism?" "Yes," the chief replied. "Nag, nag, nag!"


A man was sitting in a bar gulping down shot after shot

of whisky. His friend comes into the bar and sees him.

“Lou”, says the shocked friend , “what are you doing ?

I’ve known you for 15 years and I’ve never seen you take

a drink before. What’s going on ?”


Lou replies without even lifting his bleary eyes from his

newly filled shot glass, “My wife just ran off with my best

friend,”and he throws back another shot in one gulp.


“But Lou,” says the other man, “I’m your best friend.”

The man turns to his friend, looks at him through bloodshot

eyes, smiles and then slurs, “Not any more. He is !!”


A few little bits out of the newspaper.

A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small package.

---- Confucius.

Mini-skirts keep men polite. A man will always let a mini-

skirt on the bus or tram first.

Junk is stuff we throw away.

Stuff is junk we keep.

My thought for today – Don’t tell me what I can’t do,

let me show you what I can do.

<><> Bye for now, Stay well and happy. Take care, Merle.



Tammy said...

loved the junk/stuff quote!!!
(I love it all...I just sometimes pick out one as my!)

jel said...

Merle, I have gained 10lbs just reading about your cooking! :)

don't stop I love to eat!

have a great day!
blessings to ya and your family

Ava said...

Hi Merle! As I said in my comments, you've figured me out and knew exactly why I was blue! I hope it wasn't that obvious to everyone. I've set myself up for a possible let down, but I guess I shouldn't be sad about it until I find out on Thursday. Just couldn't help it yesterday is all.

Your casserole sounds delicious!!! And I love dumplings!

Great post! I especially like the line
"Junk is stuff we throw away. Stuff is junk we keep". Amen, sister!

Pamela said...

Merle, nice to meet your blog. I have always said "laughter is the best medicine". Spent way too much time here and I think my problem is that all my junk is stuff. lol

Donnak said...

Repercussions has way more truth to it than most of us would like to admit. :)

Thanks for allowing me to use the Irish Blessing. HUGS!

JunieRose said...

'Repercussions'... very good!

Enjoyed reading all!


Raggedy said...

Have a wonderful day!
(=':'=) hugs
(")_ (")Š from da Raggedy one

somershade said...

Thanks for the chicken thing the other day.

I copied the first poem, that was great.

Love the Nag nag nag joke,too cute.

popped in to say hello and xxxooo to ya today :)

Peter said...

A jolly fine post Merle, I loved the "Best friend" one,
and the poem will go into my files too.

Sue said...

Stopping in to say hi!
We enjoy your site each day for a thoughtful quote as well as a laugh!
(never tried steak and kidney pie, not part of the CA diet!!)

Connie and Rob said...

Poor Polish man was so confused!

Take care,

PEA said...

Gotta love the Polish joke! lol too funny!! Thank you for making me laugh, dear Merle, I really needed that today...I always know where to come if I want to feel better:-) Your casserole sounds delicious and I'm sure smelled heavenly!! Hugs xoxo

mreddie said...

Your crockpot cooking sounds yummy as usual. The one about repercussions reminded me of the natural law - 'For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction'. How we act and react effects our lives everyday. ec

Jeanette said...

HI Merle
Steak and Kidney Yummy!!
Im on my way for Dinner merle.
Great post love the poem . take care keep smiling Janxxx

Jon Cox said...

OMG steak & kidney, YUM!!! Hahaha, I love the Confucius & the Lawyer & Client jokes!!! :o) WONDERFUL POST!!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Merle,

I like Junk is stuff we throw away.
Stuff is junk we keep.

It's like what I keep saying, but simplier.


Lee-ann said...

yum! Merle I am ever so hungry after reading your posts. gosh you cook some lovely meals I best not tell my hubby about this one steak & kidney with dumplings he will be right up that is for sure! :o)

have a lovely evening.

Anonymous said...

I've not been here in a few days and trying to catch up on all you have for us. Love the recipes. Love the jokes. Love the quotes---especially the one by Elizabeth Kubler-Ross. About sun and shining and the light within our souls.

You're tops Merle!!! (that's why I keep coming back *smiles*)

Wystful 1 said...

oops....that's me! Sorry 'bout the anon comment.