Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Time Gets Better with Age.

Post 146 - - - - - - Tueday, 20 th February, 2007.

Hi Everyone
, I hope all is well with you in your part of this wonderful world of ours.
Things are looking better here, as I found the darn pendant. I thought all along when
I threw back the bedclothes that it must have gone with them. I had looked in the bed several times, but not well enough until this morning when I took a better look and there it was. Had been lost since Saturday morning, so next time I misplace something I'll mention it here and maybe that will work again.

I had my fortnightly shopping trip for food and stocking up the cupboards and the
fridge etc. I had a different lady today as my regular wasn't well. She was very nice and I was amazed to see that she was shorter than me --also mentioned on the blog.
I will have to be careful what I write here. Maybe I will win Tattslotto !! Just testing.

Tonight I have an item called "Time Gets Better with Age."

I've learned that I like my teacher because she cries when we sing "Silent Night."
Age 5.

I've learned that our dog doesn't want to eat my broccoli either. Age 7.

I've learned that when I wave to people in the country, they stop what they are doing
and wave back. Age 9.

I've learned that just when I get my room the way I like it, Mom makes me clean it
up again. Age 12.

I've learned that if you want to cheer yourself up. you should try cheering someone
else up Age 14.

I've learned that although it is hard to admit it, I'm secretly glad that my parents are
strict with me. Age 15.

I've learned that silent company is often more healing than words of advice. Age 24.

I've learned that brushing my child's hair is one of life's great pleasures. Age 26.

I've learned that wherever I go, the world's worst drivers have followed me there.
Age 29.

I've learned that if someone says something unkind about me, I must live so that
no one will believe it. Age 30.

I've learned that there are people who love you dearly but just don't know how to
show it. Age 42.

I've learned that you can make someone's day by simply sending them a little note.
Age 44.

I've learned that the greater a person's sense of guilt, the greater his or her need to
cast blame on others. Age 46.

I've learned that children and grandparents are natural allies. Age 47.

I've learned that no matter what happens , or how bad it seems today, life does go
on, and it will be better tomorrow. Age 48.

I've learned that singing "Amazing Grace" can lift my spirits for hours. Age 49.

I've learned that motel mattresses are better on the side away from the phone.
Age 50.

I've learned that you can tell a lot about a man by the way he handles these 3 things :
a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled hristmas lights. Age 51.

I've learned that keeping a vegetable garden is worth a medicine cabinet full of pills.
Age 52.

I've learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you miss them
terribly after they die. Age 53.

I've learned that making a living is not the same thing as making a life. Age 58.

I've learned if you want to do something positive for your children, work to improve
your marriage. Age 61.

I've learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance. Age 62.

I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands.
You need to be able to throw something back. Age 64.

I've learned that if you pursue happiness, it will elude you. But if you focus on your
family, the needs of others, your work, meeting new people, and doing the very best you can, happiness will find you. Age 65.

I've learned that whenever I decide something with kindness, I usually make the
right decision. Age 66.

I've learned that everyone can use a prayer. Age 72.

I've learned that even when I have pains, I don't have to be one. Age 82.

I've learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone. People love that human touch-holding hands, a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back.
Age 90.

I've learned that I still have a lot to learn. Age 92.

Several dozen brunette, redhead and blonde guys were facing the firing squad.
The firing squad took the brunettes first, and the leader said, "Ready, aim ..." at
which point the brunettes yelled, "Earthquake !!!"

The firing squad looked around anxiously and while they were trying to figure out
whether there was an earthquake or not, the brunette guys all took off and escaped.

Undaunted, the firing sqaud took the redheads next, and the leader again said,
"Ready, aim ...." at which point the redhead guys yelled, "Tornado !!!"
The firing squad looked around anxiously and while they were trying to figure out
which direction the tornado was coming from, the redheaded guys all took off and

The firing squad took the blonde guys last, and by now the blondes had it all figured
out; when the right time came just yell out the name of some natural disaster. So
when the firing squad leader said, "Ready, aim...." the blonde guys all yelled "Fire."

A police officer pulls over a man who's been weaving in and out of the lanes. He
goes up to the window and says, "Sir, I need you to blow in this breathalyzer tube."

The man says, "Sorry, officer, I can't do that. I am an asthmatic. If I do that, then
I'll have a really bad asthma attack."

"Okay, fine. I need you to come down to the station to give a blood sample."

"I can't do that either. I am a hemophiliac. If I do that, I'll bleed to death."

"Well, then we need a urine sample."

"I'm sorry officer, I can't do that either. I am also a diabetic. If I do that, I'll get
really low blood sugar."

"All right, then I need you to come out here and walk the white line."

"I can't do that, officer."

"Why not ?"

"Because I'm drunk !!"


There were three country churches in a small Texas town : Presbyterian, Methodist
and Catholic. Each church was overrun with pesky squirrels.

One day, the Presbyterian church called a meeting to decide what to do about the
squirrels. After much prayer and consideration they determined that the squirrels
were predestined to be there and they shouldn't interfere with God's divine will.

The Methodist group got together and decided they were not in a position to harm
any of God's creatures. So they humanely trapped the squirrels and set them free a few miles outside of town. Three days later, the squirrels were back.

It was only the Catholics who were able to come up with the best and most effective solution: They baptized the squirrels and registered them as members of the church.
Now they see them only on Christmas and Easter.

You don't need to take a person's advice to make him feel good --- just ask for it.
- - - - Laurence J. Peter.

The thing to do with good advice is to pass it on. It is never any good to oneself.
- - - - Oscar Wilde.

There is nothing in the world like a persuasive speech to fuddle the mental
apparatus. - - - - Mark Twain.

Praise, like gold and diamonds, owes it's value only to it's scarcity. -Samuel Johnson.

An apology is a good way to have the last word. - - - Dell Crossword Puzzles.

Prayer is when you talk to God; meditation is when you listen to God.
- - - quoted by Diana Robinson.

Bye for now my friends. Take care and have a great week. Cheers, Merle.

Post 146 - - - - - - Tuesday, 20 th February, 2007.



JunieRose2005 said...

Hi Merle,

As always very good stuff here!

I especially liked the first part about 'Things learned!'

So happy you found your beeper (whatever it is called! :) ) I know you feel safer having it with you.

Take care,



Raggedy said...

G'day Merle,
I am elated to know that you found your pendant! WTG and ^5.

I am vertically challanged as well and I love to find people shorter than me. Isn't it grand? All those people that up there and taller than us must suffer from lack of oxygen.

Please, Lord, let Merle prove that winning the Tattslotto won't spoil her.
Great post!

Cheers and take care,
Love and hugs,

Susie said...

What a relief to find your pendant.
We loved the pesky squirrel joke. Too funny!

Meow said...

Thank goodness you found your pendant ...
More great stuff, you have posted, Merle.
Glad the shopping trip went well.
Hope you are having a great week, and surviving this awful heat.
Take care, hugs, Meow

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

What I have learned about aging is that when I as 24 and an army officer, I felt a bit embarrassed when enlisted men address me as "Sir." Now, at 61, when sales clerks do the same, I still feel embarrassed.

PEA said...

Hello dear Merle...what a huge relief for you to have found your pendant!! I do hope mentioning the lottery on your blog will help you win it!! lol I so enjoyed your last 2 posts again...especially loved the "Time Gets Better With Age"! Hugs xoxo

Jeanette said...

Dear Merle im pleased to hear you found your pennant,and got all your shopping in.I thought we were going to get some much needed rain, but alas those black threatning clouds passed right by and not a drop, hot sun all day.

great posts. Ive learned in the country you cant shop in 1/2hr cause everyone stops for a chat and end up taking 3 hrs. hahaha.
I cant do that officer im drunk.
Take care stay cool

Lee said...

Glad you found your pendant, Merle. :)

Thanks for the smiles and the words of wisdom...they are always welcome.

audrey` said...

Dearest Merle

I'm so happy that you had found your pendant, my friend =)

You're a very positive person who is always encouraging everyone in your life.
Thank you so much, Merle.

(((HUGS))) and much love to you.

Take care.

Kentucky Gal said...

I am so glad you found your pendant!!
What if you had washed it like I did my son's cell phone...ruint...just ruint!!

UKBob said...

Hi Merle, glad to hear you found the pendant okay, it's so annoying when that happens isn't it - you know something is there but you can't for the life of it see the darn thing.

mreddie said...

So glad you found your pendant, I'm sure that was a relief. Sounds like your shopping trip was OK. I don't remember if you mentioned but do you have any fruit trees around your place? I've learned many things over the years but I keep learning more - mostly after the fact of a big mistake. :) ec

Michelle said...

Those buzzers are a godsend, i am so glad you found the pendant. So Merle, now that the cupboards are stocked, whats for dinner :o)