Sunday, September 17, 2006

His Example.

Hello my friends, I hope all is well at your place. This nice
Spring weather has got to me, as I have been washing
curtains and doing some Spring-cleaning. Unfortunately
this is unlikely to last, as the energy doesn’t last with me.
My son, John is coming around tomorrow to help put some
curtains back up for me. I have some chicken meals for
him. I did potato, pumpkin and frozen cauliflower and
broccoli. My stocks are a bit low, as I shop on Tuesday.
BTW I always put chopped chives in my mashed potatos,
and serve them up with an icecream scoop, which makes
them look nice, as well as taste good.

I have chosen a poem called “His Example.”

There are little eyes upon you, and they’re watching night
and day;
There are little ears that quickly take in every word you say;
There are little hands all eager to do everything you do;
And a little boy who’s dreaming of the day he’ll be like you.

You’re the little fellow’s idol; you’re the wisest of the wise;
In his lite mind, about you no suspicions ever rise;
He believes in you devoutly, holds that all you say and do,
He will say and do, in your way, when he is grown up like you.

There’s a wide-eyed little fellow, who believes you’re always
right;
And his ears are always open, and he watches day and night;
You are setting an example, every day in all you do,
For the little boy who’s waiting to grow up to be like you.

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Couple of jokes - - - -

A drunk bloke flops down next to a priest on a bus and starts
reading a newspaper.
After a few stops, the drunk leans over to the priest and slurs,
“Hey, excuse me father, but can you tell me what causes arthritis?”
The priest, not wanting to pass up an opportunity to admonish
the vagrant replies, “My son, it is caused by loose living, being
with cheap, vile, wicked women, too much alcohol and contempt
for your fellow man.”
“Crikey,” mutters the drunk, returning to his paper.

The priest, feeling a little guilty at having been so hard on the
drunk, apologises.
“I’m very sorry. I was a little harsh and unsympathetic just then.
How long have you had arthritis?” the priest asks.
“Oh, it’s not me Father. I was just reading here that the Pope
has got it.

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A young couple out playing golf watched a stray shot crash
through the window of a nearby hose.
Rushing over, they saw a handsome man in a turban,
“We’re sorry,” the husband said.
“We will pay for the damages,” the wife said.

“Not at all,” replied the man. “I’m a genie and I’ve been
trapped for 1000 years. Your golf ball broke the bottle
that was my prison. Please allow me to grant your wishes.
The couple asked to become scratch golfers.
“It’s done,’ cried the genie.
Then they asked to become millionaires. Clapping his hands
the genie said, “You will receive $100,000 in your bank
account each month for the rest of your lives.”

“How can we ever thank you?” the husband asked.
“There’s one thing,” said the genie. “As I’ve been imprisoned
for 1000 years, I’ve forgotten what it’s like to hold a woman.
If you could spare your wife for one night, that would be all
the thanks I need.”

The couple decided that they would grant the genie’s wish.
After a night of passion, the wife was about to rejoin her
husband when the genie asked her age.
“Twenty nine,” she replied.
“Amazing,” the genie said, “and you believe in genies.”

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Under this tree, where light and shade
Speckle the grass like a Thrus’s breast,
Here in this green and quiet place
I give myself to peace and rest.

The peace of my contented mind,
That is to me a wealth untold - - -
When the Moon has no more silver left,
And the Sun’s at the end of his gold.
- - - W.H.Davies. Welsh poet.

Plan for the future because that’s where you are
going to spend the rest of you life. - - Mark Twain.

The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.
- - - John F. Kennedy.

Pleasure for an hour, a bottle of wine;
Pleasure for a year, marriage;
Pleasure for a lifetime, a garden. - - -Chinese saying.

I cannot do everything, but I can do something.
One person CAN make a diference. - - Anon.

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

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10 comments:

Sue said...

Loved the verse "His example" Your jokes gave us a morning laugh!
((hugs))

PEA said...

"His Example" is a beautiful poem and I'm still laughing at the pope/arthritis joke! hehe Mark Twain sure had it right when he wrote to "plan for your future because that's where you'll spend the rest of your life"!! Have a wonderful weekend dear Merle...HUGS xox

Tammy said...

loved this post...the Pope joke gave me a good chuckle!!
Have a great Sunday dearest Merle!!
:-D

Linda said...

Merle, I hope I have better luck this time. I can't seem to get my comment to stay.
I love the poem. Your cleaning inspires me to get busy in my own house. I keep trying to ignore my kitchen curtains, but I think it's time they had a good washing.

Raggedy said...

Great post!
The bloke on the bus had me in stiches....
I enjoyed my visit...
Thank you!
Have a wonderful day!
*^_^
(=':'=) hugs
(")_ (")Š from da Cool Raggedy one

Robyn said...

"His Example" Ain't it true, little kids take in everything and if you've said something a little unwise, you can bet it will pop out at the wrong time and embarrass you horribly!!

As for the Pope joke, that's a good one.

Hope you haven't tired yourself out too much, Merle. I'm glad your son is coming over to give you a hand with the curtains.

Take care and don't overdo things.

Hugs

Robyn

Margaret said...

Hello Merle, I think I have lost the "spring" from my cleaning also. Pun intended.Your jokes really make me LOL. I just loved the poems and the Quotes, they are very uplifting. Your ability to persevere with blogging was the catalyst to make me sit up and tell myself not to be a "Whimp". Also I was very guilty about the time Peter had invested in my site. I am sure he had plenty of good blogging things he could have been doing instead. Love and best wishes Margaret

kenju said...

I will take 2 scoops, Merle - maybe three! I am a potato lover!

audrey` said...

Hi Merle

I like the poem on "His Example".
All our young friends are observing us and imitating us =)

Jeanette said...

HI Merle
His example got my vote, had a good laugh at the jokes . The drunk got me lol
Take care, Janxxx