Sunday, December 03, 2006

The Incentive.

Bonus!!! This is the cousin Bill who was recently diagnosed with prostate
cancer and Merle at the funeral of another cousin

Update on Post 83.

It is now Sunday Lunch-time and I am just getting this post on.
Strife with blogger not allowing me to sign in.

Update on the promised work done in my garden, my three
workers have been and gone and have done a great job.
It all looks so much better, much trimming and cutting that
John likes to do. Weeding and planting my very lovely
pelargoniums, and also two more tomato plants and some
silver-beet. I like it, cooked with some cooking apples to
improve the taste.

So I am very grateful as you would guess. It is a pleasant
day, not too hot which is good for the plants. And me !!
Have a great day folks.

Post 83 - - - - - Saturday, 2 December 2006.

Hi Everybody ~ I hope all is well with you and your families,
as all is well here. In fact, things are looking good. My son
arrived unexpectedly, and we went to Bunnings and got some
more pelargoniums, as they are lovely this time of year, and
my garden has been loking pretty awful of late, so time to do
some trimming, discarding and freshening up with some nice
new plants. It gets better folks as he, his girlfriend and son
are coming tomorrow to spruce things up for me. I’m rapt !!
and very grateful.

Tonight I have a nice verse called

“The Incentive.”

I’m just a common sort of chap,
A-walkin’ through the town.
I’m not known for me wit or brains
Or any such renown.
But home, this kid o’ mine
Don’t think of me that way ---
I’m Daddy ---and to him I’m fine
In all I do or say.

It gets me thinkin’ sometimes
That a careless chap like me
Should ‘ave a little cuss like ‘im
So loving; and to see
His big kid’s eyes a-gazing up
So full of love and trust,
If he thinks I can do things
Then it seems to me --- I MUST.

I can’t have him finding out
I’m not as good as he,
So I find myself a-living
Something like he thinks of me.
There’s a lot of folks I s’pose would.
“There’s still a lot of bad,”
But I know I’m a better chap
Since first he called me Dad.


Kind of a nice story ? ? Now for some jokes - - -

An old lady at the supermarket was pushing a pram with
her grandchild in it. Every time she put an item in the
trolley she said. “Here’s one for you Diploma.”

The shopkeeper who was watching her, finally asked why
she was calling her grandchild Diploma.

The granny replied, “ Because I sent my daughter to
university to get a diploma and this is what she came home with.”


Emergency operator to man :
“What’s the nature of your emergency ?”
Caller: “My wife is pregnant and her contractions are only two

Operator : “Is this her first child ?”
Caller : “No, you idiot, this is her husband !!”


A chief owned a very valuable throne made of pure gold.

Fearing warring tribesmen would attack and find his most
valued asset, he had his men hoist the throne high among
the leaves of his grass hut.

The hostiles did attack, venturing inside the hut and a

machete was swung slashing the vines that held the throne
Unfortunately the throne crashed down onto the chief,

killing him instantly.

The moral of this story ?

People who live in grass houses shouldn’t stow thrones.


Three old ladies are sitting in a diner, chatting about various
things. One lady says, “You know, I’m getting really forgetful.
This morning I was standing at the top of the stairs, and I

couldn’t remember whether I had just come up or was about
to go down.”

The second lady says, “You think that’s bad ? The other day,

I was sitting on the edge of the bed, and I couldn’t remember

whether I was going to bed or had just woken up.”

The third lady smiles smugly, “Well, my memory’s as good as

it’s always been, knock on wood.”
She raps the table. With a startled look on her face, she asks,
“Who’s there ?”


Sitting on the side of the highway waiting to catch speeding

drivers, a State Police Officer sees a car puttering along at
22 MPH.
He thinks to himself, “This driver is just as dangerous as a

speeder" So he turns on his lights and pulls the driver over.
Approaching the car, he notices that there are five old ladies,
two in the front and three in the back – wide eyed and as
white as ghosts.

The driver, obviously confused, says to him, “Officer, I don’t
understand, I was doing exactly the speed limit. What seems

to be the problem ?”

“Ma’am,” the officer replies, “you weren’t speeding, but you

should know that driving slower than the speed limit can also
be a danger to other drivers.”

“Slower than the speed-limit ? No sir, I was doing the speed

limit exactly, twenty-two miles an hour” the old woman says
a bit proudly.

The Police Office, trying to contain a chuckle explains to her

that “22” was the route number, not the speed limit.

A bit embarrassed, the woman grinned and thanked him for
pointing out her error. “But before I let you go, Ma’am, I

have to ask Is everyone in this car OK? These women seem
awfully shaken and they haven’t muttered a single peep this
whole time,” the offcer asks with some concern.

“Oh, they’ll be all right in a minute Officer. We just got off
Route 119.”

Just a few quotes - - -

The best way to keep good acts in memory is to repeat them.
- - - Cato. (234-149 BC)

The bigger they are, the harder they fall. - - - Unknown.

The darkest hours are just before the dawn. - - - English prov.

The day has eyes,, the night has ears. - - -Scottish.

The old law about an eye for an eye leaves everybody blind.
- - - Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968)

The old one who is loved, is winter with flowers. - - German.

That is it folks for tonight. Enjoy your Sunday. Cheers, Merle.

Post 83, - - - - Saturday, 2nd December, 2006.


Sue said...

Goodness blogger has been at its royal beasy worst today, hasn't it??
Loved the jokes esp. the 5 little olds ladies going 22 mph!
Sounds like your garden is coming along quite nicely!
Ours is preparing to sleep for the winter :)

Karen said...

The three lady joke cracked me up; you find such fun jokes. The Incentive was a nice story, thanks for sharing it.

I hope you're having a wonderful weekend and are enjoying the pleasant weather. Love & hugs!

Pamela said...

Merle, all I could do was giggle at all of these...too funny! Just getting off Rt. Knock on wood, that was a hoot! :) Is this her first baby? hehe!

How sweet that your Son and his family came to spruce up the garden! It is such a good feeling to put something behind you that has been nagging. Take Care, and enjoy your afternoon! :)

Kila said...

How fun to read about the work on your garden, since it's winter here in Wisconsin and we recently dug out from a snowstorm.

Not sure how I found your blog (oh, I think it was mr eddie's site). How nice to find such a wonderful lady!

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

Thanks for the jokes, Merle. I needed to laugh; my emails have been strangely lacking in jokes this week.

PEA said...

Dearest would love it here today, it's been snowing big fat fluffy snowflakes, with no winds at all so it looks just like a Christmas scene:-) I had such a lazy day today...but it felt good for a change! lol Loved the Incentive story and the jokes were just so funny...the Diploma one really tickled my funny bone! hehe Take good care my friend xoxox

Puss-in-Boots said...

Hi Merle

Lovely photo of you - you have such a big happy smile!

Wonderful for you that you had help in the garden. Are you one of those people who keeps Bunnings in business? I am, my daughters are, friends are... Lol!

What a lovely poem "The Incentive" is, just goes to show that leopards can change their spots.

I'm glad all is well with you Merle. Enjoy your week and your lovely garden.

Hugs to you,

Robyn xoxo

Margaret said...

Hello merle, you always seem to be able to come up with jokes that are funnier then the previous post. I don't know how you do it but I like it.
Love Margaret

audrey` said...

Hi Merle

You look very fabulous in the pic =)
Take care, my friend.