Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Value Added.

Hello Folks ~~ The last day of May here, and our

Winter starts tomorrow. I have been busy cooking

today a huge leg of lamb with roast vegetables etc.

There are some nice family photos on my nephew’s

blog. Marcus is at Holt Press. You may like to see more

of Peter’s birthday pictures.

The following article was written by Ralph Marston, and

was posted on Da Gal’s blog awhile back. I thought it was

good, and so have posted it here for you.

Value added Anything worth accomplishing is going to take some long, difficult and sustained effort to reach. Yet even though the goal may be a long way off, the benefits of working toward that goal begin to be yours immediately.

For the value of accomplishment is in the accomplishing. The reward is not so much in what you obtain as in the person you become in the process of obtaining it. No matter how difficult the journey may be, it makes all the difference in the world when that journey is leading to a destination you have chosen.

By setting your sights upon where you intend to be and by committing yourself to following that path, you immediately add value to life.

The commitment, the discipline, the focus and the effort are indeed their own rewards. And they begin to be yours the moment you decide to begin.

Though at first you may wish you could reach the goal without having to work your way past the challenges, you'll soon realize that such a thing would be worthless. For it is precisely the value you put into any accomplishment that gives it value to you.

Make the most of every opportunity to give your best effort to life. And you'll find yourself surrounded by real, lasting value.

Ralph Marston

<><><><><><> And a joke ~~ <><><><>

Some workmen are working at a building site opposite

the home of a little four year old boy.

Each lunchtime, the workmen sit down in the street to

have their lunch and the little boy joins them.

One day, his mother asks him what he wants in his sandwich.

He asks for a plain old tomato sandwich.

The intrigued mother decides to go out and watch the little boy.

So the little boy goes outside and sits down with the men,

opens up the sandwich and says : “ Jeez, Not another

tomato sandwich !”

<><><><> A few thoughts ~~ <><><><>

A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable,

but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.

~ George Bernard Shaw.


What’s right isn’t always popular, and what’s popular

isn’t always right.


Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races

one after another ! Walter Elliott.


Success is not the key to happiness,

Happiness is the key to success.

If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.

~ Herman Cain.

<><><><> Cheers <><><><>

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Wedding Vows.

Hi Everyone ~~ All well and happy, I hope.

I am so glad that Peter had a great 70th B’day.

It is nice that he is back on the air, we have missed

him , haven’t we?

Dreadful earthquake n Indonesia, aren't they ?

Poor people, injured and homeless, it happens too

often. I feel so sorry for them.

I have a young friend in hospital again, aged 14

and Doctors can’t seem to find his problem. He had

a couple of brain tumors removed last year, and it

is not that again. He just keeps losing weight and

cannot eat. He feels full after one mouthful, so I do

hope they can help him this time.


Wedding Vows Inspired by Dr. Seuss

If you're getting married and you want to share your humorous side, you might consider using some funny wedding vows. For example, perhaps you could use the traditional vows, but include a line such as "I promise to always make your "favorite banana milkshake," or "I vow to split the difference on the thermostat," as Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston did when they married. Or, if you really want to make your guests laugh, consider writing a complete set of funny wedding vows, such as these inspired by Dr. Seuss.


Marty Blase, the author of these vows, writes: "My fiancee and I agreed a long time ago that we wanted to write our own wedding vows, and as a spur-of-the-moment idea, I suggested the following. To my disappointment, she didn't quite go for it..."

<><><><> Pastor: Will you answer me

right now These questions, as your wedding vow?


Groom: Yes, I will answer right now Your questions as my wedding vow. <><><><>

Pastor: Will you take her as your wife? Will you love her all your life?

<><><><> Groom: Yes, I take her as my wife, Yes, I'll love her all my life.


Pastor: Will you have, and also hold Just as you have at this time told? Groom: Yes, I will have, and I will hold, Just as I have at this time told, Yes, I will love her all my life As I now take her as my wife.


Pastor: Will you love through good and bad? Whether you're happy or sad? Groom: Yes, I'll love through good and bad, Whether we're happy or sad, Yes, I will have and I will hold Just as I have already told, Yes, I will love her all my life, Yes, I will take her as my wife!


Pastor: Will you love her if you're rich? Or if you're poor, and in a ditch? Groom: Yes, I'll love her if we're rich, And I will love her in a ditch, I'll love her through good times and bad, Whether we are happy or sad, Yes, I will have, and I will hold (I could have sworn this has been told!) I promise to love all my life This woman, as my lawful wife!


Pastor: Will you love her when you're fit, And also when you're feeling sick? Groom: Yes, I'll love her when we're fit, And when we're hurt, and when we're sick, And I will love her when we're rich And I will love her in a ditch And I will love through good and bad, And I will love when glad or sad, And I will have, and I will hold Ten years from now a thousandfold, Yes, I will love for my whole life This lovely woman as my wife!


Pastor: Will you love with all your heart? Will you love till death you part? Groom: Yes, I'll love with all my heart From now until death do us part, And I will love her when we're rich, And when we're broke and in a ditch, And when we're fit, and when we're sick, (Oh, CAN'T we get this finished quick?) And I will love through good and bad, And I will love when glad or sad, And I will have, and I will hold, And if I might now be so bold, I'll love her my entire life, Yes, I WILL take her as my wife!


Pastor: Then if you'll take her as your wife, And if you'll love her all your life, And if you'll have, and if you'll hold,

From now until the stars grow cold, And if you'll love through good and bad,

And whether you're happy or sad, And love in sickness, and in health, And when you're poor, and when in wealth, And if you'll love with all your heart, From now until death do you part, Yes, if you'll love her through and through, Please answer with these words:

Pastor and Groom: I DO!


Pastor: You're married now! So kiss the bride,

But please, do keep it dignified.

Posted by Marcus May 2006-05-22


This was posted by my nephew, Marcus recently and may be of interest.

<><><><><><> Couple of jokes. <><><><><>

Little Johnny wanted to go to the Zoo and pestered his parents for days.

Finally, his mother talked the reluctant father into taking him.

“So, how was it?” his mother asked when they returned home.

“Great,” said Little Johnny replied

“Did you and your father have a good time?” asked Mum.

“Yeah, Daddy really liked it,” exclaimed Little Johnny excitedly,

“especially when one of the animals came home at 30 to 1 “.


Why was the lawyer skimming the Bible right before he died?

He was looking for loopholes.

<><><><> Some Scottish Proverbs. <><><><>

About doctors ~ If the doctor cures, the sun sees it;

if he kills, the earth hides it.


About Enemies ~ False friends are worse than bitter enemies.


About Sin ~ It’s sin and not poverty that makes men miserable.


About Honesty ~ A thread will tie an honest man better than a chain

a rogue,

<><><><><> Bye for now. <><><><>

Monday, May 29, 2006

Happy birthday.

Today the 29th is the birthday of Janice's mother. I hope you have a happy day, Jan's Mum. <><><><><><> Also I hope my link works this time. I haven't heard from Peter, so he must be still partying. <><><><><><> What a life ! <><><><> A little thought ~~ by Cadet Maxim, USMA, West Point. <><><><><> Risk more than others think is safe. Care more than others think is wise. Dream more than others think is practical. Expect more than others think is possible. <><><><><><><><>

Great Advice.

Hi All ~~ I hope you all have had a lovely weekend. I haven’t done

much today, but have had a restful day which is needed once in a

while. Tomorrow will be a different kettle of fish ~~ it is my

fortnightly shopping trip. I wonder what I will forget this time.


Great Advice, if only we could practice it everyday....

If a dog was the teacher you would

learn stuff like :

When loved ones come home, always run to greet them. Never pass up the opportunity to go for a joyride

Allow the experience of fresh air and the wind in your face to be pure ecstasy.

When it's in your best interest, practice obedience.

Let others know when they've invaded your territory.

Take naps.

Stretch before rising.

Run, romp, and play daily.

Thrive on attention and let people touch you.

Avoid biting when a simple growl will do.

On warm days, stop to lie on your back in the grass.

On hot days, drink lots of water and lie under a shady tree.

When you're happy, dance around and wag your entire body.

No matter how often you're scolded, don't buy into the guilt thing and pout..! run right back and make friends.

Delight in the simple joy of a long walk.

Eat with gusto and enthusiasm. Stop when you have had enough.

Be loyal. Never pretend to be something you're not.

If what you want lies buried, dig until you find it.

When someone is having a bad day, be silent, sit close by and nuzzle them gently.




I sent Peter a small gift

with the following words on it ……



To seek more rainbows,

to take more chances

and to follow more dreams.

To smile more often,

to sing more songs,

to wish on more stars,

to laugh more and to love more

And to treasure the wonder in every day.

<><> I liked it ! <><>


Sunday, May 28, 2006

Living in 2006.

Howdy everyone ~~ I hope all is going well for you and yours.

My brother, Peter is in the midst of celebrating his big 70.

He was expecting his daughter and a grandson to arrive, BUT

he did not expect two of his sons to accompany them, and also

a friend to visit for the day. So I guess he is SURPRISED.

Hi to Vicki, Alan, Marcus and Zac, enjoy your visit with that

OLD man. Also Hi Warren, glad you participated in the B’day.

I am sure he will enjoy the scrapbook that Jacqui made for him.

Happy birthday tomorrow Zac.


I had several folks ask about Chicken Kiev, one of my favorites.

It consists of a chicken breast wrapped around a small bone and has a butter and garlic filling and it is crumbed. I bake mine in the oven about an hour, turning once halfway through.

I usually buy them frozen in supermarket freezer department, but some butchers and chicken shops also do them.

The frozen ones have cooking instructions on the packets.


Anybody RecognizeThemselves?


1. You accidentally enter your password on the microwave.

2. You haven't played solitaire with real cards in years.

3. You have a list of 15 phone numbers for your family of 3. 4. You e-mail the person who works at the desk next to you.

5 Your reason for not staying in touch with friends and family is that they don't have e-mail addresses

6. You pull up in your own driveway and use your cell phone to see if anyone is home to help you carry in the groceries.

7. Every commercial on television has a web site at the bottom of the screen.

8. Leaving the house without your cell phone, which you didn't have the first 20 or 30 (or 60) years in your life, is now cause for panic and you turn around to go get it.

10. You get up in the morning and go on line before getting your coffee.

11. You start tilting your head sideways to smile. :

12. You're reading this and nodding and laughing.

13. Even worse, you know exactly to whom you are going to forward this message.

14. You are too busy to notice there was no #9 on this list.

15. You actually scrolled back up to check that there wasn't a #9 on this list.



An angel of truth and a dream of fiction

A woman is a bundle of contrdiction.

She’s afraid of a wasp, will scream at a mouse,

But will tackle a stranger alone in the house.

Sour as vinegar, sweet as a rose,

She’ll kiss you one minute, then turn up her nose.

She’ll win you in rage, enchant you in silk,

She will be stronger than brandy, milder than milk,

At times she will be vengeful, merry and sad,

She’ll hate you like poisin, and love you like mad.







Friendship improves happiness, and abates misery,

by doubling our joys, and dividing our grief.

- Joseph Addison.


Happiness comes from spiritual wealth, not material wealth

Happiness comes from giving, not getting.

If we try hard to bring happiness to others,

we cannot stop it coming to us also.

To get joy, we must give it, and to keep joy,

we must scatter it. ~ John Templeton.

<><><><><><><> Bye, Take care. <><><><><><><>

Saturday, May 27, 2006

Don't mess with kids.

Hi Everyone ~~ Well it is Saturday night here, so half

of my weekend is over. Geoff and Jo arrived last might

and we had a nice meal and evening together. I had

cooked Chicken Kiev and heaps of vegetables that we all

enjoyed, after Pea and Ham Soup. Yummy.


This morning Geoff planted some Peas for me, and spent

a couple of hours weeding as he usually does. It is much

appreciated as I cannot do as much as I’d like to now.

It is always nice to have family visit. They are safely

home now. A little over 2 hours away.

<><><><><> A friend sent these to me today, so I hope you

enjoy them as much as I did. Thanks Jan.

<><><><><> 7 Reasons not to mess with children. <><><><><>

A little girl was talking to her teacher about whales. The

teacher said it was physically impossible for a whale to swallow a human

because even though it was a very large mammal, it’s throat was very small.


The little girl stated that Jonah was swallowed by a whale.

Irritated, the teacher reiterated that a whale could not swallow a human;

it was physically impossible.

The little said, “When I get to heaven I will ask Jonah”.

The teacher asked, “What if Jonah went to hell?”

The little girl replied, “Then you ask him.”


A kindergarten teacher was observing her classroom of

children while they were drawing. She would occasionally

walk around to see each child’s work.

As she got to one little girl who was working diligently, she

asked what the drawing was.

The girl replied, “I’m drawing God.”

The teacher paused and said, “But no one knows what God

looks like.”

Without missing a beat, or looking up from her drawing,

the girl replied, “They will in a minute.”


A Sunday school teacher was discussing the Ten Commandments with

her five and six year olds.

After explaining te commandment to “honor” thy Father

and Mother, she asked, “Is there a commandment that

teaches us how to treat our brothers and sisters?”

Without missing a beat one little boy (the oldest of a

family) answered, “Thou shall not kill.”


One day a little girl was sitting and watching her mother

do the dishes at the kitchen sink. She suddenly noticed

that her mother had several strands of white hair sticking

out in contrast on her brunette head.

She looked at her mother and inquisitively asked, “Why are

some of your hairs white, Mom?”

Her mother replied, “Well, every time that you do something

wrong and make me cry or unhappy, one of my hairs turn white.”

The little girl thought about this revelation for a while and

then said, “Momma, how come ALL of Grandma’s hairs are white?”


A teacher was giving a lesson on the circulation of the blood.

Trying to make the matter clearer, she said, “Now class, If I

stood on my head, the blood, as you know, would run into it, and

I would turn red in the face.”

“Yes,” the class said…

“Then why is it that while I am standing upright in the ordinary

position the blood doesn’t run into my feet?”

A little fellow shouted,

“Cause your feet ain’t empty.”


The children were lined up in the cafeteria of a Catholic elementary

school for lunch. At the head of the table was a large pile of apples.

The nun made a note, and posted on the apple tray:

“Take only ONE. God is watching.”

Moving further along the lunch line, at the other end of the

table was a large pile of chocolate chip cookies.

A child had written a note, “Take all you want. God is watching

the apples.”

<><><><><><><><><> Some funny ones there. <><><><><><><>

This Poem is called “The Best Poem ever Written.” I am not

sure I agree entirely with that.

It was written by Anonymous Arbuckle. 2001-03-14 and the

comment says : This is a poem about a great love.

<><><><><>Awaiting in the shadows of your beauty,

I smile to think my dreams could dare be more

Seeing in you the essence of perfection,

I wonder what mediocrity is for

The lengths I would go just to have you,

Would boggle the least logical mind

There, in utopia, we would bathe in desire,

Until the second and third ends of time

Bathing in crystal blue waters of solitude,

Walking on beaches of ebony sand

I recite to you the best poem ever written,

Speaking softly, always cautious, hand in hand.

<><><><> Some nice words and phrases there anyway. <><><><>

If you are on the air, Peter, Have a very happy birthday tomorrow

with some of your family. I hope you get a few surprises.

Love, Merle.


Friday, May 26, 2006

Man and Dog.

Hi all ~~ It is Friday here in Australia. How very

quickly the weeks fly by. My son Geoff and his wife

Joanne are coming this evening, so I am looking forward

to their visit. I am doing this post in the afternoon,

which is better than at midnight !! Maybe I wont make

so many mistakes to correct.

I took a taxi to go to the hairdresser for a trim and set,

so looking good at present. Well, better !!

<><><><><<><> Man and Dog story <><><><><><>

A man and his dog were walking along a road. The man was enjoying the scenery, when it suddenly occurred to him that he was dead. He remembered dying, and that the dog walking beside him had been dead for years. He wondered where the road was leading them. After a while, they came to a high, white stone wall along one side of the road.

It looked like fine marble. At the top of a long hill, it was broken by a tall arch that glowed in the sunlight. When he was standing before it he saw a magnificent gate in the arch that looked like mother-of-pearl, and the street that led to the gate looked like pure gold. He and the dog walked toward the gate, and as he got closer, he saw a man at a desk to one side.

When he was close enough, he called out, "Excuse me, where are we?" "This is Heaven, sir," the man answered. "Wow! Would you happen to have some water?" the man asked. "Of course, sir. Come right in, and I'll have some ice water brought right up." The man gestured, and the gate began to open. "Can my friend," gesturing toward his dog, "come in, too?" the traveler asked. "I'm sorry, sir, but we don't accept pets."

The man thought a moment and then turned back toward the road and continued the way he had been going with his dog. After another long walk, and at the top of another long hill, he came to a dirt road leading through a farm gate that looked as if it had never been closed. There was no fence. As he approached the gate, he saw a man inside, leaning against a tree and reading a book.

"Excuse me!" he called to the man. "Do you have any water?" "Yeah, sure, there's a pump over there, come on in." "How about my friend here?" the traveler gestured to the dog. "There should be a bowl by the pump." They went through the gate, and sure enough, there was an old-fashioned hand pump with a bowl beside it.

The traveler filled the water bowl and took a long drink himself, then he gave some to the dog. When they were full, he and the dog walked back toward the man who was standing by the tree. "What do you call this place?" the traveler asked. "This is Heaven," he answered.

"Well, that's confusing," the traveler said. "The man down the road said that was Heaven, too." "Oh, you mean the place with the gold street and pearly gates? Nope. That's hell." "Doesn't it make you mad for them to use your name like that?" "No, we're just happy that they screen out the folks who would leave their best friends behind."

<><><><><> Little Poem by D. Warren. <><><><><>

I could write if I felt better,

a positive little poem

with green grass

sweet valleys and

a safe place of my own.


I could write of pretty flowers

and the stars up n the sky,

I could write about lovely meadows

and pretty butterflies.

If only I were feeling better,

I would write a little poem-

about walking trails

happy trees and,

a safe place of my own.

<><><><><> It is actually called “Little Poem” <><><><>

This one is called “The Memory of Me”. The author is

unknown but it is In memory of Edward “Teddy” C.

Lawrence. 1982 – 2001. A nice epitaph !!


I’d like the memory of me to be a happy one.

I’d like to leave an afterglow of smiles when life is done .

I’d like to leave an echo whispering softly down the ways,

of happy times, and laughing times, and bright and sunny days.

I’d like the tears of those who grieve to dry

before the sun of happy memories I leave when life is done.

<><><><><><> Bye for now ~~ <><><><><><>

Keep a-goin'.

Hi to everyone~~ I hope you are all well and happy.

I am both of those, but tired and it is just after

midnight now. So will pop on a post for you.

Again thanks for all the birthday wishes.

<><><><><> “Keep a-Goin’ ” by Frank L. Stanton <><><><><>

If you strike a thorn or rose,

Keep a-goin’ !

If it hails or if it snows,

Keep a-goin’ !

‘Taint no use to sit and whine

When the fish ain’t on your line;

Bait your hook an’ keep a-tryin’-

Keep a-goin’ !


When the weather kills your crop,

Keep a-goin’ !

Though ‘tis work to reach the top,

Keep a-goin’ !

S’pose you’re out o’ ev’ry dime

Gitting’ broke ain’t any crime;

Tell the world you’re feelin’ prime-

Keep a-goin’ !


When it looks like all is up,

Keep a-goin’ !

Drain the sweetness from the cup,

Keep a-goin’

See the wild birds on the wing,

Hear the bells that sweetly ring,

When you feel like sighin’, sing –

Keep a-goin’ !

<><><><><><> Joke of the Day <><><>

Three men were sitting together bragging about

how they had given their new wives duties to perform.


Terry had married an American, and bragged that he had

told his new wife to do all the dishes and cleaning in the


He said it took a couple of days but on the third day, he came

home to a clean house and all he dishes cleaned and put away.


James had married an Australian and he bragged that he had

ordered his wife to do all the cleaning, dishes and cooking.

He told them the first day he didn’t see any results, but the next

day was better and by the third day his house was clean,

the dishes done and there was a huge meal on the table.


The third man said he had married a Scottish girl.

He boasted that the duties he had ordered her to do were

to keep the house cleaned, dishes washed, lawn mowed,

laundry washed and hot meals on the table every day.

He said the first day he didn’t see anything, the second day

he didn’t see anything, but by the third day most of the

swelling had gone down and he could see a little bit out of his

left eye. Just enough to fix himself a bite to eat, load the

dishwasher, and call a landscaper.

<><><><<><><><> A few thoughts. <><><><><><>

I learned that a great leader is a man who has the ability to

get others to do what they don’t want to do and like it.

Harry S. Trueman.


No one is listening until you make a mistake.


Success always occurs in private, and failure in full view.


You never really learn to swear until you learn to drive.


The problem with the gene pool is that there is no



Monday is an awful day to spend 1/7 of your life.


If you must choose between two evils, pick the one

you’ve never tried.


A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.

<><><><><><> Bye for now. <><><><><><>

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

72 Today.

72 Today. Well here I am at this age and if I’d known

how long I would live, I would have taken better care

of myself. It has been a lovely day and I have enjoyed it.


I have had an enjoyable day, with several phone calls,

and cards, and quite a lot of Happy Birthdays from my

blogging friends. I thank you all.

I have spent quite a bit of the day at my laptop answering

them and reading lots of blogs.

John and I went out for our evening meal and on the way he

posted a small gift to my cousin’s son and daughter-in-law

who had a baby girl today. So I am not likely to forget the

birthday of Amy May O’Brien.

<><><><><><><> Another year <><><><><> Birthday Poem <><>

I never thought I would live this long,………

Another year has gone by

it was not an easy one by any means,

but I made it through to celebrate

my birthday today.


Sometimes when things got rough

I felt just like dying, but I didn’t die

Somehow I got by.


Reflecting back, it was you and my

blogging friends that helped me make it.


Although I know not what tomorrow may bring

With you and God’s help I can survive

another year or two.

<><><><><><><> Author unknown. I substituted the

“blogging friends” in place of “ my furry friends”. <><><><

<><><><><><><><> And a Joke. <><><><><>

A doctor who had been seeing an 80 year old woman for

most of her life, finally retired.

At her next check-up, the new doctor told the woman to

bring a list of all the medicines that had been prescribed

for her.


As the young doctor was looking through these, his eyes

grew wide as he realised she had a prescription for birth

control pills.

“Mrs Smith, do you realise these are birth control pills?”

“yes”, she replied, “they help me sleep at night.”


“Mrs Smith, I assure you there is nothing in these that

could possibly help you sleep.”

She reached out and patted the young doctor’s knee.


“Yes, dear, I know that. But every morning, I grind

one up and mix it in the glass of orange juice that my

16 year old grand-daughter drinks…… and believe me,

it helps me sleep at night.”

<><><><><><> A few words of wisdom. <><><><><><>

The early bird catches the worm, but the second mouse

gets the cheese.


How do you tell when you run out of invisible ink?


When everything’s coming your way, you’re in the

wrong lane.


Any people quit looking for work when they find a job.


I intend to live forever – so far, so good.


I couldn’t repair your brakes, so I made your horn louder.


Why do psychics have to ask you for your name?


Experience is something you don’t get until just after you

need it. <><><> Goodnight and/or Good morning all <><><><><>


Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Eyes and Cats.

Hello Everyone ~~ Well somehow ? my brother managed to spread the news

of my birthday tomorrow. So I would like to thank all those who sent Birthday

wishes. My son John is taking me out tomorrow night for a meal and then on Friday

my other son Geoff and his wife Joanne are coming for an overnight visit.

So it all looks happy to me.


Eyes That Can See.


No matter what moment, nor even the place

Beauty is evident, in everyone’s face.


Goodness is seen, through eyes that can see

A reason for bad times, and why they must be.


In apite of how harsh or painful the scene

If you look real hard, some beauty is seen.


Negative days, and troublesome woes

Have positive aspects, as everyone knows.


To focus our minds, to search for the good

Amid the destruction, the misunderstood.


We all have the power, to make our life bright

To fly with the eagles, to light up the night.


Though pain and despair lurks in our life

You must not allow it to turn into strife.


Open your door, to only the view

That makes your heart happy, keeps your hopes new.


This is my secret, that I want to share

With all that I meet, for those whom I care.

Author unknown.

<><><><><>><> The usual joke. <><><><><>

An American guy goes to Europe on a six month vacation.

After a couple of weeks, he phones his brother in the

States for a chat.

In the course of the conversation, the guy in Europe says

“How’s my cat?”

His brother in the States says: “Your cat is dead.”

The guy in Europe says: “Listen, when you have bad news,

you don’t just blurt it out like that.”

“You wrap it up so as to break the news gently.

Like this ~~~ When I say ‘How’s my cat’ you say, “Well,

she’s on the roof, see, chasing squirrels. However she

got stuck up there and we called the fire brigade.

The brigade send a unit round and then the fireman goes up the ladder

and is carrying her down when she panics and scratches him, and he lets her fall.

She lands on the pavement and is badly injured.

We rush her to the vet, who operates on her, but unfortunately he can’t save her

and your cat passes away.

“That’s how you break bad news.”

The brother in the States says: “ OK, I understand.”

Then the guy in Europe says, “By the way, how’s Mum?”

His brother in the States says, “Well, she’s on the

roof, see……….

<><><><><><> I laughed all the time I typed this. <><><><><>


Hi everyone ~~ I hope that the week is going

well for you. All OK here, but I am tired

tonight so will leave a short post. Just a

couple of short poems and a joke.

<><><><> IF ~ Author unknown . <><><>

If you want to be healed

Of your troubles and trials,

Do somethimg for others

And do it with smiles.


Toiling is not toiling

When the service that we give

Is to keep the living loving

And to help the loving live.


People, even more than things

have to be restored, renewed,

revived, reclaimed and redeemed,

Never throw out anybody.


Remember, if you ever need a helping hand;

You’ll find one at the end of your arm.

As you grow older, you will discover that

you have two hands. Anon.


A woman was looking in the mirror and said

to her husband: “Gee, I’m fat and ugly. Tell

me something positive.”


The husband replies: “Your eyesight is perfect.”

<><><><><><><> Bye ~ <><><><><>