Friday, November 03, 2006


Post 56 Thursday, 2nd November, 2006.

Hello Folks ~ Here we are back again. I hope everything is going well at your house. I am fine, and went to the school fete with my friend. We had a meal there and I bought a few

little extras for Christmas. There were quite a few musical

entertainments, the primary school’s band which was very good

and several dance routines, also very good. And the pipe and drum band of adults and they were excellent. Several stalls

and lots of food stalls. A jumping castle for the children and

a glow worm tunnel. Kids go in one end and out the other. I did

not try that one!!

They had one different game that I hadn’t seen before, there

were about 5 chairs and contestants knelt on each one, held a piece of dowel with string on it and a curtain hook and they had to try to “catch” a bottle of soft drink by getting the curtain ring over the top of the bottle. Interesting to watch and not as easy as it sounds. It has been cloudy all day and just as we were set to leave down came a very heavy shower. I hoped it

would rain all night, but so far, not much rain.

The first item was sent to me by my dear friend Robyn from

Puss in Boots. It is a small verse called Friends and is nice.

Thanks Robyn.

Of all the friends I've ever met,
You're the one I won't forget.
And if I die
Before you do
I'll go to heaven
And wait for you
I'll give the angels
Back their wings
And risk the loss
Of everything
Just to prove
My friendship is true
I'm thankful to have
Family and Friends like you!

Now for some jokes - - I am tired so hope I do not make too

many spelling errors.

Karate Dog.

Harold’s new job had him working really late. He decides to get

his wife a watch dog. He goes to the pet shop and asks for a


The employee said, “If you want a guard dog, I have just the dog for you.” He walks to the back of the store and comes back with a little poodle.

Harold says, “This small thing a watch dog? You’re kidding, right?”

The employee says, “No, this dog is special. He knows karate.”

“Karate? I don’t believe it,” says Harold.

The employee puts the dog down and says, “Karate the sign.”

He points to a sign advertising dog food. The dog runs up and

rips the sign to bits. Harold is amazed by this.

The employee then says, “Karate the chair.” He points to a chair in the corner. The dog runs up and rips the chair to shreds. By now Harold is convinced. “I’ll take him,” he said.

When he gets home he surprises his wife and she yells out, “This little thing, a watch dog? No way.” Harold says, “But this

dog knows karate.” “Karate,” she yells, “Karate my ass.”

Pirate at a Bar.

A pirate was talking to a “land-lubber” in a bar.. The land-lubber noticed that, like any self-respecting pirate, this guy had a peg leg, a hook in place of one of his hands and a patch

over one eye. The land-lubber just had to find out how the pirate got in such bad shape. He asked the pirate., “ How did you lose your leg?” The pirate responded, “I lost me leg in a battle off the coast of Jamaica.”

His new aquaintance was still curious, so he asked,” What about

your hand, did you lose it at the same time?”

“No,” answered the pirate. “I lost it to sharks off the Florida

Keys.” Finally, the land-lubber asked, “I notice you also have an

eye patch. “How did you lose your eye” The pirate answered,” I

was sleeping on the beach when a seagull flew over and crapped right in my eye.”

The land-lubber asked, “ How could a little seagull crap make you lose your eye?” The pirate snapped, “It was the day after I got my hook.”

Redneck buys a chainsaw.

A red neck walks into a hardware store and asks for a chain saw that will cut 6 trees in one hour. The salesman recommends the top of the line model. The red neck is suitably impressed, and buys it.

The next day he brings it back and says, “This chainsaw is defective. It would only cut down 1 tree and it took ALL DAMN DAY” The salesman takes the chain saw, starts it up to see what’s wrong, and the red neck asks, “What’s that noise?”

And just a few quotes to finish with - - - -

Have courage for the greatest sorrows of life and patience

for the small ones, and when you have laboriously accomplished

your daily tasks, go to sleep in peace. God is awake.

- - - Victor Hugo.

If we are strong, our strength will speak for itself.

If we are weak, words will be of no help. - - - John F. Kennedy.

The difference between failure and success is doing a thing

nearly right and doing a thing exactly right. - - - Anonymous.

My formula for success ? Rise early, work late and strike oil.

- - - John Paul Getty.

Bye now, take care, be happy and stay well. Merle.

Post 56 Thursday, 2nd November, 2006.


JunieRose2005 said...

Dear Merle,

That outing sounds like a lot of fun. I always liked those kind of things at the schools.

:) liked the Red Neck joke a lot!!

Have a happy day!


PEA said...

Hi Merle...wish I could have joined you at that school fete...sounds like a fun time:-) I can't wait for all the Christmas Craft Fairs and Christmas Tea Bazaars to start around here which should be any time those!! Love the friend poem...what would we ever do without friends!! I know that all of mine, including you, have enriched my life so very much. Loved the jokes, oh gosh, you sure had me giggling!! They were all really funny:-) Take care dear Merle xoxo

Sue said...

Hi Merle,
Glad you had a good time at the school festival!
We loved the pirate joke!!

Peter said...

Hi Merle, a good selection of jokes there.

mreddie said...

That fete sounded much like our festival at church the other night - it sounded like a lot of fun as well. ec

Jeanette said...

Hi Merle
Glad you had a good time at the fete,havent seen any of the kids playing the game with curtain rod sounds like a lot of fun for the kids.
Good jokes and i like the Friendship poem. Take care keep smiling, Jan

Puss-in-Boots said...

Aren't school fetes fun? They're also great for picking up really good gifts too. Some of these mothers are really creative.

Loved the John Paul Getty quote!

Take care Merle and have a great night's sleep.

Love and hugs to you

Robyn xoxo

Connie and Rob said...

Hi Merle,
Just wanted to check in on you and make sure you are doing well.
I love the verse Robyn sent you. Angels are a very important symbol in my life.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend. Enjoy this beautiful fall weather.

Thank you for the nice comments regarding my surgery.

audrey` said...

Hi Merle
Rain all night.
Then it'll be so cooling to have a more peaceful sleep =)
Take care, my dear friend.

Joy said...

Hi Merle,

Sounds like you had fun at the school fete...I love those things. Haven't been to one in ages though. Still no rain yet huh? I hope you get some very soon. Where are the "rain gods" when you need them?

Does it seem like these weeks are passing by unusually quickly? It sure does to me. I feel like it was just Monday, and here we are at another weekend. I'm not complaining...I love weekends...but, since I'm home all the time, they aren't that much different from the rest of the week anymore. Have a wonderful weekend Merle.

The Ramblin Irishman said...

Hi Merle,
Got a chance to read your blog and really enjoyed it, especially the pirate joke. We just had a school (fete you called it?) carnival where the kids did basically the same thing. My wife was in charge of part of it and she said it was a lot of fun. Typical day for me though, I was working, she was playing.:)