Sunday, November 05, 2006

Father to Son.

Post 58 - - - - Sunday, 5 November 2006.

Hi there People ~ I hope you are doing well in your part of our wonderful world, and enjoying your Sunday. Mine is nearly over

for this week, but they come around pretty darn quickly. I have

had a quiet day catching up on a few things. I wonder if we ever really catch up with the things we are meant to do. Have

my doubts about that, or maybe it’s just me.

I notice in my book of quotes, there is sometimes one by Edgar

A. Guest, so knowing I had a book of his, looked it up and will

post some of his very good poems. The first one tonight is called “Father to Son.” I hope you enjoy it.

The times have proved my judgment bad.

I’ve followed foolish hopes in vain,

And as you look upon your Dad

You see him commonplace and plain.

No brilliant wisdom I enjoy;

The jests I tell have grown to bore you,

But just remember this my boy :

‘Twas I who chose your mother for you !!


Against the blunders I have made

And all the things I’ve failed to do,

Th weaknesses which I’ve displayed,

This fact remains forever true;

This to my credit still must stay

And don’t forget it, I implore you;

Whatever else you think or say:

‘Twas I who chose your mother for you !!


Chuckle at times behind my back

About the ties and hats I wear.

Sound judgment I am known to lack.

Smile at the ancient views I air.

Say if you will I’m often wrong,

But with my faults strewn out before you,

Remember this your whole life long:

‘Twas I who chose your mother for you !!


Your life from babyhood to now

Has known the sweetness of her care;

Her tender hand has soothed your brow;

Her love gone with you everywhere.

Through every day and every night

You’ve had an angel to adore you.

So bear in mind I once was right:

‘Twas I who chose your mother for you.


This first joke is a bit questionable – sorry.

Grown up Talk.

It was the first day after Christmas vacation in a 3rd grade class. The teacher told the class that each student could tell

one thing they got for Christmas. So the teacher calls on a girl

to come up to the front of the class and tell everyone 1 thing that she got.

“My Daddy got me a Bow-Wow,” she said.

The teacher tells the class that they are old enough to know the correct words for things and to use them. She tells the girl to try again. The girl thought real hard and said, “My Dad got me a dog.”

She sat down and a boy got up and said, “I got a choo-choo.”

The teacher scolded him and told him to try again. The boy

thought hard and said, “I got an electric train.”

That boy sits down and a really shy kid gets up and sadly says,

“I got a book.” The teacher feels bad for the kid and she asks

“What is the name of the book?”

The boy thinks hard as the class waits. Finally the boy’s face

brightened and he sad, “Winnie the Sh*t !!


Your husband gets it double.

This woman’s husband was cheating on her. They got a divorce and she went on with her life hating her ex husband. One day she found a beautiful lamp in the street. She picked it up and rubbed it a little bit. Suddenly a genie popped out of the lamp.

The genie said that he would grant her 3 wishes and that with

every wish, her husband would get it double.

So the woman thinks of the first wish - - “I want to be rich.”

So the woman becomes rich, and the husband twice as rich.

So, the woman thinks of a second wish - - “I want to be beautiful.” So the woman becomes beautiful, and the husband twice as beautiful.

“Okay,” says the genie, “This is your last wish so be careful what you wish for.”

The woman thinks real hard and finally comes to a decision.

“I want you to scare me HALF to death !!”


The Widow at the Farmhouse.

Jack decided to go skiing with his buddy, Bob. They loaded up

Jack’s station wagon and headed north. They drove for a few

hours and then were caught in a terrible blizzard. They pulled

into a nearby farmhouse and asked the attractive lady if they

could spend the night.

“I’m recently widowed,” she explained, “ and the neighbors will

talk if you stay in the house with me.”

“Not to worry,“ Jack said, “We’ll be happy to sleep in the barn.

Nine months later, Jack got a letter from the widow’s attorney

He called up his friend Bob and said, “Bob, do you remember

that good-looking widow at the farm we stayed at ?”

“Yes I do.”

“Did you happen to get up in the middle of the night, go up to

the house and have sex with her ?”

“Yes, I have to admit that I did.”

“Did you happen to use my name instead of your own?”

Bob’s face turns red and he said, “Yeah, I’m afraid I did.”

“Well, thanks. She just died and left me everything.”


And the usual few quotes to finish this post - - - -

Laziness may seem attractive, but work gives satisfaction.

- - - Anne Frank. 1929- 1945. Dutch schoolgirl.

Without work all life goes rotten. - - - Albert Camus.

The reason worry kills more people than work is that more

people worry than work. - - - Robert Frost.

When I look back on all these worries I remember the story

of an old man who said on his deathbed that he had had a lot

of trouble in his life, most of which never happened.

- - - Winston Churchill.

Yesterday is a cancelled cheque,

Tomorrow is a promisary note.

Today is ready cash. Use it. - - - Anonymous.

Bye for now Friends, Take care, enjoy life. Merle.


Jeanette said...

Dear Merle
Great post as usual, love your poem Father and son.great jokes, you always give me a laugh.
Take Care cheers.Jan

Gwen said...

Hi.. Merle still laughing,I"ll bet
Bob was sorry he didn't stay in the barn,
Thanks for the laugh Merle
Stay Well.

Sue said...

Dear Merle,
Every day you post something that gives us a chuckle! Loved the Father Son verse and also the third graders.
Too cute!!

Tammy said...

Hey Miz Merle,
Loved the jokes!
I've had a good day here too!

Granny said...

Glad you had a good day. Loved the Winnie joke.

Jim said...

Those were nice, Merle. I liked the 'Twas I who chose ... ' one. It doesn't always work that way?

Janice said...

Hi Merle,

I like the divorcee and the Genie lamp, lol on the scare me half to death!


lori said...

Great post! It was full of lost of fun stuff to read.