Thursday, February 22, 2007

My Wish for My Grandchildren.

Post 147 - - - - - Thursday, 22 nd February, 2007.

Hi Everyone ~~ I hope you are all doing well and not too hot or too cold where you are. It is still very warm here. It was 30 C at midnight the night before last and it is 28 C now at 10 pm. We got a very brief shower last night - about 10 minutes and very little rain.

Well, today I have been for my three monthly check up at my Doctor. Hi Alan !!
Everything was really good, better results than last time so that was great. He has
ordered a cat scan for another possible problem, so I have that tomorrow. I think it
will be OK too, as I feel so well. And the blood test results would have been worse, not better. It has been a busy week, shopping Tuesday, and I had my hair permed yesterday, Dr. today and Hospital tomorrow. Taxis nearly every day,what fun !!

My Wish for my Grandchildren written by Paul Harvey.

We tried so hard to make things better for our kids that we made them worse.
For my grandchildren, I'd like better.

I'd really like for them to know about hand me down clothes and homemade ice-
cream and leftover meatloaf sandwiches. I really would.

I hope you learn humility by being humiliated, and that you learn honesty by being

I hope you learn to make your own bed and mow the lawn, and wash the car. And I
really hope nobody gives you a brand new car when you are sixteen.

It will be good if at least one time you can see puppies born or your old dog put to sleep.

I hope you get a black eye fighting for something you believe in.

I hope you have to share a bedroom with your younger brother. And it's all right if
you have to draw a line down the middle of the room, but when he wants to crawl
under the covers with you because he's scared, I hope you let him.

When you want to see a movie and your little brother wants to tag along, I hope
you'll let him.

I hope you have to walk uphill to school with your friends and that you live in a town
where you can do it safely.

On rainy days when you have to catch a ride, I hope you don't ask your driver to drop
you two blocks away so you won't be seen riding with someone as uncool as your Mom.

If you want a slingshot, I hope your Dad teaches you to make one, instead of buying one.

I hope you learn to dig in the dirt and read books.

When you learn to use computers, I hope you also learn to add and subtract in your

I hope you get teased by your friends when you have your first crush on a girl, and
when you talk back to your mother that you learn what ivory soap tastes like.

May you skin your knee climbing a mountain, burn your hand on a stove and
stick your tongue on a frozen flagpole.

I don't care if you try a beer once, but I hope you don't like it.

And if a friend offers you dope or a joint, I hope you realize he is not your friend.

I sure hope you make time to sit on the porch with your Grandpa and go fishing
with your Uncle.

May you feel sorrow at a funeral and joy in the holidays.

I hope your Mother punishes you when you throw a baseball through your neighbor's window and that she hugs you and kisses you at Christmas time when
you give her a plaster mold of your hand.

These things I wish for you -- tough times and disappoinyment, hard work and
happiness. To me, it's the only way to appreciate life.

Written with a pen. Sealed with a kiss. I'm here for you. And if I die before you
do, I'll go to Heaven and wait for you.

Hey !! One day God was looking down at earth and saw the rascally behavior that
was going on. So He called one of His angels and sent the angel to earth for a time.

When the angel returned he went to God and said, "Yes, it's true. The earth is in decline; 95% are misbehaving, but 5% are being good."

God was not pleased.

He decided to e-mail the 5% that were good, because he wanted to encourage them, give them a little something to help them keep going.

Do you know what the e-mail said ?

Okay, I was just wondering........ I didn't get one either.

A Senior Moment . . . . . A very self-important young uni student attending a
recent football game, took it upon himself to explain to a senior citizen sitting next
to him why it was impossible for the older generation to understand his generation.

"You grew up in a different world, actually an almost primitive one," the student
said, loud enough for many of those nearby to hear. "The young people of today grew up with televisin, jet planes, space travel, man walking on the moon, our
spaceships have visited Mars. We have nuclear energy, electric and hydrogen cars, computers with light-speed processing and . . . ."pausing to take another sip of beer.

The Senior took advantage of the break in the student's litany and said, " You're
right son. We didn't have those things when we were young . . . .so we invented
them. Now, you arrogant little fart, what are you doing for the next generation ?"
My grand-daughter, Samantha sent me that one !! Thanks Sam.

This one was sent by Liz who could not comment on my blog. Sorry Liz, and
thank you for the joke. Two blondes working.

One would dig a hole and the other would follow behind her and fill the hole in.
They worked up one side of the street, then down the other, then moved on to the
next street, working furiously without rest, one digging a hole, the other girl filling
it in.

An onlooker was amazed at their hard work, but couldn't understand what they
were doing. So he asked the hole digger, "I'm impressed by the effort you two are
putting into your work, but I don't get it - - -why do you dig a hole, only to have
your partner follow behind and fill it up again ?"

The hole digger wiped her brow andsighed, "Well, I suppose it probably looks odd
because we are normally a three- person team, but today the girl who plants the
trees, called in sick."

Hubby : You always carry my photo in your handbag to the office. Why ?"

Wife : When there's a problem, no matter how impossible, I look at your photo
and the problem disappears.

Hubby : You see how miraculous and powerful I am for you ?

Wife : Yes, I see your photo and say to myself, " What other problem can there be
greater than this one ? !!"

Trust in God -- but tie your camel tight, - - - - Persian Proverb.

Change your thoughts and change your world. - - - Rev.Norman Vincent Peale.">Bye now my friends, time for me to retire for the night. Keep well and happy.
Be kind to one another. Cheers, Merle.
Post 147 - - - - - - Thursday, 22 nd February, 2007.


Joy Des Jardins said...

Great news that you've been feeling so well and that your visit at the doctor was good. Hope all goes well at the hospital too Merle.

Raggedy said...

G'day Merle,
I can just picture you taking that taxi all around. You have had a busy week. I am glad to hear you are feeling well. I hope the cat scan goes well for you.
Great post!
Hugs and love,
your friend,

Kentucky Gal said...

Glad all is well my friend and *praying* your cat scan is normal for ya!!

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

My 4 grandchildren are siblings who were adopted by my oldest son. Their biological mother was a drug addict and 3 of the 4 were born addicted to whatever drug she was using when carrying them. My son, through love and understanding, has done a marvelous job with these kids. Now, as the oldest enters his teen years, serious problems are developing. I pray for them several times each day.

Lee said...

I'll try this again...I wrote a long story but somehow it got lost, so I'll have to repeat myself, Merle!

Glad to hear all went well for you at the doctors. :)

Now...if you want to get rid of that large bit of wasted space below your posts...this is how to do it.

When you write your posts and just before you're ready to publish the post, click on the HTML up on the right-hand side of your new post window. That will bring up a slightly different text...but nothing's changed and you won't lose what you've just written.

Go to the bottom of that window...right to the on the down arrow in the blue border on the right of your "new post" window. At the bottom you will see a lot of HTML jargon.

You will notice there is space between the HTML jargon and the last line of your post...(a bit like this paragraph and the one above it)..go to the empty line above the start of the HTML jargon etc., and click on your 'backspace' key...keep clicking on your 'backspace' key until there is no space left between the HTML jargon at the bottom of that window and your last line of your post.

I hope you can follow my very primitive instructions, Merle, but it is easy and you won't lose what you have written. If you're unsure the first couple of times, just copy what you've written, then get rid of that excess space. You will be fine, though...if I can do it, anyone can! ;)

Mountain Mama said...

I'm glad you are feeling well and tests are good. I pray the hospital visit has good reports too. I liked the 'little fart' joke. I always get a good laugh when I visit your blog. Keep up the great job Merle.

Jeanette said...

Dear Merle, Try to keep cool Its been so hot,and another scorcher today.Pleased your blood tests come back with good results,And hoping your ct scan comes back with good results also.
Very nice post and good jokes.

take care keep smiling. Janxxx

Lee said...

Further to my previous comment, will see the area you have to click says "Edit Html"....the other little window shows "Compose"...and it's in the "Compose" window that you write your posts...but it's the "Edit Html" where you can get rid of that extra space at the bottom of your posts. :)

I hope you don't mind my suggesting this to you.

Jim said...

Hi Merle. Be sure not to do that HTML thing while the cat scan is running. It scares the Dickens out of cats!
Hope it all turns out good for you.

HORIZON said...

Hope all goes well with the scan Merle. You sound good though and a new hair do to boot! :)
You're such a positve person and they say that it is good for the body to keep the brain going- you certainly are doing that too!
Much love

audrey` said...

Dearest Merle

New hairdo =)
I'm so happy for you.

(((HUGS))) and much love.