Friday, September 01, 2006

This Age.

Hello again Friends ~~ Well it is the first of September,

the first day of Spring and the weather was here to prove

it. We had 23 degrees, which I think is about 70 degrees

Fahrenheit. Just very nice, so I plan to enjoy it until it gets

too hot, and then I will complain about that !!!


I have a recipe that I have not made yet, but it sounds as

though it would be very nice.

<><><> It is called Ham and Pineapple Bake. <><><>

Small can of Celery Soup

Small can of drained crushed pineapple

½ cup milk, pepper and salt, Teaspoon chopped parsley

4 medium sliced potatos – par-boiled

1 tablespn butter, 1 onion, 1 cup chopped ham

Chop onion finely and cook in melted butter,

add soup, milk, salt, pepper, parsley, pineapple and ham.

Put a layer of sliced potatos in a greased casserole,

add the other mixed ingredients and cover with a layer

of sliced potatos. Cook in moderate oven for ¾ hour.


I hope that it turns out OK. I plan to make it myself.

I have a little poem for you called “This Age.”


This is the age I had not cared to reach - - -

This outer edge of youth –- when, here and there

A strange new silver thread slips in the hair

And careless days grow further back with each

Additional birthday. These have been the years

I dreaded secrety, and suddenly find

It is a lovely age, and I was blind

To beauty that must follow when the ears

Are more attuned to listening, the touch

More sensitive, and the eyes have learnt at last

To see detail, and not go hurrying past

To newness always. And this age is much

More satisfying, now the heart has lately,

Found love’s not taking but giving greatly.


And now a couple of blonde jokes -----


The blonde reported for her university final examination that consists of yes/no type questions. She takes her seat in the examination hall, stares at the question paper for five minutes and then, in a fit of inspiration, takes out her purse, removes a coin and starts tossing the coin, marking the answer sheet: Yes, for Heads, and No, for Tails.

Within half an hour she is all done, whereas the rest of the class is still sweating it out. During the last few minutes she is seen desperately throwing the coin, muttering and sweating. The moderator, alarmed, approaches her and asks what is going on. "I finished the exam in half an hour, but now I'm

rechecking my answers." >>>>>><<<<<<


A man was in his front yard mowing grass when his attractive blonde female neighbor came out of the house and went straight to the mailbox. She opened it then slammed it shut & stormed back into the house.


A little later she came out of her house again went to the mail box and again, opened it, slammed it shut again. Angrily, back into the house she went. As the man was getting ready to edge the lawn, here she came again, marched to the mail box, opened it and then slammed it closed harder than ever.


Puzzled by her actions the man asked her, "Is something wrong?" To which she replied, "There certainly is!"

(are you ready? this is a beauty .)

My stupid computer keeps saying, "YOU'VE GOT MAIL."


And a few quotes from Pocket Positives, a book

of quotations - - - -

Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss it, you will

land among the stars. – Les Brown.

It’s great to be great, but it’s greater to be human.

--- Will Rogers.

The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn.

Ralph Waldo Emerson.

The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they

are to strong to be broken. – Samuel Johnson.

We spend so much time yearning for that special item

that will finally make us happy, that we don’t take time

to look around and discover that we already are. –Anon.

Bye for now, till next time, Take care, Merle.



Tammy said...

glad to have you back Miz Merle!!!
I sent you an email

Jeanette said...

Hi Merle
great post that recipe sounds yummy i think i will try chopped or diced bacon more flavour.
good jokes you got mail

I do have a mobile but didnt try it out.
Take Care keep smiling Janxxx

Peter said...

You are gambling a bit posting recipes you haven't tried out Merle, might turn out yucky.

Sue said...

Hi Merle,
It's wonderful to have you back :-) We enjoyed the blonde jokes this morning!
We're still having quite warm weather here! Your weather sounds perfect...

Jon Cox said...

GREAT post! I love the jokes & the poem was beautiful! :o)

JunieRose2005 said...

Hi Merle,

As always the jokes were fun reading!

I especially liked the poem about aging!


Pamela said...

Merle, This recipe looks yummy, I can't wait to try it this weekend. Those blondes...and I'm married to one. hehe

Just wanted to make sure you got my note: 1 stick = 8T or 1/2 C

Pamela said...

Merle, This recipe looks yummy, I can't wait to try it this weekend. Those blondes...and I'm married to one. hehe

Just wanted to make sure you got my note: 1 stick = 8T or 1/2 C

Ava said...

Glad you're enjoying your good weather. I sure have been here. The leaves are just beginning to fall from the trees here.

Great post!

Linda said...

I saw your picture and comment on Pamela's blog and just wanted to visit you. I'm a grandma too. I just love your poem. It is so very true. I find that this is such a wonderful time of life. I watch my children with their young families and think how blessed I am to be at this stage of life right now. There is so much joy, and God is so good.

audrey` said...

Hi Merle

Thank you so much for the very delicious recipe.
The joke on the blonde is so funny :)

Meow said...

The recipe sounds yummy, maybe I'll try it ...
Hope you have a great weekend.
Take care, Meow

Janice said...

Hi Merle,

My husband is the one who loves blond jokes, and I'll have to remember to tell him about this one! He he.

Take care.