Sunday, November 26, 2006

The Optimists Creed.

Post 77 - - - - - Sunday, 26 November 2006.

Hello my friends ~~ It has been a pleasant day here today,

nice and warm and sunny. I hope it has been pleasant where

you are and that all is well with you and yours. I am fine and

have spoken to three of my kids over the weekend. John rang

to see how I was after the trip. Just fine !!

My grand-daughter rang to say thanks for her birthday gift, then put her mother on. She said she will come to get me before Christmas to have it with her family of five. Then her daughter will bring me home, and she will visit some of her friends around the district, as they used to live near me.

I rang my eldest daughter to see how they were, and was very

sorry to hear she has developed asthma. So I hope she will be

OK and not have too much trouble with it. Her daughter had an

op the other day, but seems to be doing well. She is the Mum

of my two great grandchildren. Way, way, up in Queensland.

BTW I beat the ants, for the time being anyway. Yay !!

Now to find something to post - “The Optimist’s Creed.”

Life is a dream of joy and pleasure.

Life is a peace of plenty and leisure.

Life is a rest that’s tender as song.

Life is a joy that cannot be wrong.

The rest of life is full of mirth,

As the early days that fill the earth.

So you see in life, joy, hope, peace and friends,

That make your life happy till it ends. - - -Jean Walsh.

Joke time folks !!

My friend Warren sent me this one, which is old

but a good one. Thanks Warren.

A middle aged man bought a brand new yellow Holden

Monaro. He took off down the road, pushed it up to

150kmph, and was enjoying the wind blowing through his

(thinning) hair.

Then he looked in his rear-view mirror, and there was a

Police car behind him, blue lights flashing.

“I can get away from him with no problem” thought the man

and he floored it some more, and flew down the road at

210 kmph to escape being stopped.

Then he thought, “What the hell am I doing? I’m too old for

this kind of thing” and pulled over to the side of the road, and

waited for the Police car to catch up with him. The policeman

pulled in behind the Monaro and walked to the driver’s side.

“Sir, my shift ends in 5 minutes and today is Friday the 13th.

If you can give me a good reason why you were speeding that I’ve never heard before, I’ll let you go.”

The man looked back at the policeman and said, “Last week my

wife ran off with a policeman, and I thought you were bringing

her back.”

The Policeman said, “Have a nice day.”

<><><><> Some marriage jokes - - -

At a cocktail party, one woman said to another, “Aren’t you

wearing your wedding ring on the wrong finger?”

The other replied, “Yes I am, I married the wrong man.”

Man is incomplete until he is married.Then he is really finished.

A happy marriage is a matter of give and take, the husband gives and the wife takes.

A little boy asked his father, “Daddy, how much does it cost to

get married?” His father replied, “I don’t know son, I’m still

paying for it.”


“Tell me Doctor, how much time do I have left to live?”

“Well it’s hard to say but if I were you, I wouldn’t start

watching any serials on TV.”


A Stanford research group advertised for participants in a study of obsessive-compulsive disorder. They were looking for therapy clients who had been diagnosed with this disorder.

The response was gratifying; they got 3,000 responses about

three days after the ad came out.

All from the same person.


“Mommy, Mommy, the school is going to burn down !”

“How do you know?”

“Because we’ve been practicing for it all year.”

<><><><> Now a few quotes - - -

Each person has his strong point. - - - Aesop.

Enough is as good as a feast. - - -Sir Thomas Malory.

Even a fish wouldn’t get into trouble if it kept his mouth

shut. - - - Korean (on common sense)

Exaggeration is truth that has lost it’s temper.

- - - Kahlil Gibran.

Following the path of least resistance is what makes both men and rivers crooked. - - - Unknown.

Genius is ninety per cent perspiration and ten per cent inspiration. - - - Thomas Edison.

Well that is it for tonight. I had a call from a grand-daughter

while I was doing this. Nice to hear from you Rachael.

Take care heading into a new week folks. Cheers, Merle.

Post 77 - - - - Sunday, 26 November 2006.



Jeanette said...

Dear Merle its always nice to hear from family glad alls going well with all.and some very good jokes .the old man and the policeman and mummy mummy the schools going to burn had a good chuckle
. Take care stay happy. Jan

DellaB said...

These are very funny, Merle, thanks

Family's funny, isn't it - all quiet for a while, then all go at the same time. I did four 'airport runs' this week - luckily we live very close to Coolangatta airport.

Having lunch with a sister I rarely see tomorrow, then next week my son will be here with wife and child.

Enjoy the weather

Sue said...

How fun that you are going to be with your daughter for Christmas! Enjoyed all the jokes, esp the old man speeding from the policeman!
Thanks for visiting me, sorry my blog wasn't working right. I h.o.p.e it's feeling better now :)

PEA said...

I'm so happy to hear that you'll be spending Christmas with your daughter...being with family during the holidays is so important!! Loved the jokes and quotes...that old man speeding away from the police is just hilarious, will have to copy that one for my mom:-) Today I decorated the tree and finished decorating the house so all I have left to do is my shopping...I have no idea what I'm going to get anyone so that will very interesting! lol Take care dear friend! xoxo

JunieRose2005 said...


I fdinally got around to reading the blogs- You had some good stuff, as always.

Happy you'll be with family at Christmas!


LittleJen said...

Hi Merle,
Glad all is well, always nice to catch up with family, stay well talk 2u soon

mreddie said...

I know it made you glad to hear from your family like that - I'm glad for you. ec

Jim said...

Hi Merle -- Glad to hear you will be having a nice Christmas with the family. They seem to be taking care of you well. Karen has been stepping up as we are slowing up.
Also, I'm sorry to hear about your cousin, John. Funerals do bring families together in ways not even reunions can.

I've been scarce of late. Our last two weeks plus have been very hectice with Mema and all. I've got a lot of catching up to do everywhere.

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

No wonder I lost you, Merle! I’ve linked to Heron’s Nest. I have to change that! It’s great to be again able to read your blog!

Margaret said...

Hi Merle, have had an enjoyable time catching up on your posts, great as usual. I have had a nice break, did not want to go to work today I can tell you. Glad you have your Christmas sorted. I am sure yu will have a wonderful time. Will catch up with you again soon Love Margaret.