Monday, March 26, 2007

Circle of Friendship.

Post 175 - - - - - Monday, 26 th March, 2007.

Hello Everyone ~~ I hope all is going well for you as it is for me at present. The weather is much milder and I think we won’t get any more extreme heat, so that is great. We also

had over an inch of rain last Friday night and Saturday, so

that was a great start, although much more is needed to fill

the water storages and for the farmers.

Tonight I am posting an item I got from Pea’s blog, who got it

from Michelle etc. It is called “Circle of Friendship.”

I got this from Michelle's blog. Feel free to copy and paste the picture and the poem onto your own blog to keep the Circle of Friendship going!!



This picture shows a line of little girls holding hands facing the immensity of ocean waves.

Alone they might be washed away, but together they stand strong.

Thank you for holding my hand somewhere along the way when I was facing a wave of my own. I hope you will reach for my hand when your own wave threatens.

All of us girls...

Old and young...

Near and far...

Hold special memories of good times we've shared.

We've had our share of hard times when our friends were there to make us feel better.

We've shared...

our hearts

our time

our secrets

our fears

our hopes

and our dreams.

Let us never break the chain of friends!

A lovely idea !!



An elderly woman and her little grandson, whose face was sprinkled with bright freckles, spent the day at the zoo. Lots of cildren were waiting in line to get their faces painted by a local artist who decorating them with tiger paws.

“You’ve got so many freckles, there’s no place to paint !” a girl in the line said to the little fella.

Embarrassed, the little boy dropped his head. His grandmother knelt down next to him. “I love your freckles. When I was a little girl I always

wanted freckles,” she said while tracing her finger across the child’s cheek. “Freckles are beautiful.”

The boy looked up, “Really?” “Of course,” said his grandmother. “Why name me one thing that’s prettier than freckles.”

The boy thought for a moment, peered intensely into his grandmother’s face, and softly whispered, “Wrinkles.”


The Rules.

1. The Female makes THE RULES.

2. THE RULES are subject to change without notice.

3. No Male can possibly know all THE RULES.

4. If the Female suspects the Male knows all THE RULES, she must immedately change some of THE RULES.

5. The Female is never wrong.

6. If it appears the Female is wrong, it is because of a flagrant misunderstanding caused by somethng the Male did or said.

7. If Rule #6 applies, the Male must apologize immediately for causing the misunderstanding.

8. The Female can change her mind at any time.

9. The Male must never change his mind without the express, written consent of the Female.

10. The Female has every right to be angry or upset at any time.

11. The Male must remain calm at all times, unless the Female wants him to be angry or upset.

12. The Female must, under no circumstances, let the Male know whether she wants him to be angry or upset.

13. The Male is expected to read the mind of the Female at all times.

14. At all times, what is important is what the Female meant, not what she said.

15. If the Male doesn’t abide by THE RULES, it is because he can’t take the heat, lacks backbone and is a wimp.

16. If the Female has PMS, all THE RULES are null and void and the Male must cater to her every whim.

17. Any attempt to document THE RULES could result in bodily harm.

18. If the Male, at any time, believes he is right, he must refer to Rule

Number 5. Anonymous. ( I wonder why??)


A drunk walks into a bar and says to the bartender (with a drunken slur),“Bartender, buy everyone in the house a drink, pour yourself one, and give me the bill.”

So the bartender does just that and hands the man a bill for $57.00.

The drunk says, “I haven’t got it.” The bartender slaps the guy around a few times, then throws him out into the street.

The very next day the same drunk walks into the bar and once again says (with a drunken slur). “Bartender, buy everyone in the house a drink, pour yourself one, and give me the bill.”

The bartender looks at the guy and figures to himself that he can’t possibly be stupid enough to pull the same trick twice, so he gives him the benefit of the doubt, pours a round of drinks for the house, has a drink himself and hands the drunk a bill for $67.00. The drunk says, “I haven’t got it.”

The bartender can’t believe it. He picks the guy up, beats the living daylights out of him, then throws him out into the street.

The next day the same drunk walks back into the same bar and says,(with a drunken slur) :bartender, buy everyone in the house a drinkand give me the bill.”

In disgust, the bartender says, “What, no drink for me this time?”

The drunk replies, “You ?? No way! You get too violent when you drink.”


Good Girl, Bad Girl.

Good girls say “thanks for a wonderful dinner.” Bad girls say, “ what’s for breakfast?

Good girls never go after another girl’s man. Bad girls go after him and his brother.

Good girls wear white cotton panties. Bad girls don’t wear any.

Good girls wax their floors. Bad girls wax their bikini lines.

Good girls loosen a few buttons when it’s hot. Bad girls make it hot by loosening a few buttons

Good girls make chicken for dinner. Bad girls make reservations.

Good girls blush during bedroom scenes in movies. Bad girls know they could do better.

Good girls never consider sleeping with the boss. Bad girls never do either, unless he’s very, very rich.

Good girls belive you’re not fully dressed without a strand of pearls. Bad girls believe that you are fully dressed with JUST a strand of pearls.

Good girls love Italian food. Bad girls love Italian waiters.


What a grand thing, to be loved ! What a grander thing still, to love. - - - - Victor Hugo,

Snow endures but for a season, and joy comes in the morning. - - - Marcus Aurelius.

Animals are such agreeable friends - - they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms. - - - George Eliot.

If we had no Winter the Spring would not be so pleasant. – - - Anne Bradstreet.

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. Then give up. There’s no use in being a damn fool about it. - - - W. C. Fields.

Take care, my friend and have a great week. Love to all. Merle.

Post 175 - - - - - - Monday, 26 th March, 2007.


bethany said...

Hi Merle, I love your rules, and in general you have a great blog. I have been browsing around and checking in on blogs I haven't done in any recent posts myself, time gets away from me and I have had a few glitches with my computer, but I have been checking in on my fav sites, and saw you on meow comment page. will be back again. I have been to shepparton.

Leann said...

Just stopped by to say hi.Iam in the storm again so keep me in your prayers.
we got some bad news again!
wish I could fly away.but cant.have to just trust the Lord that this junk will be over soon and good times will come.

wish I could load up all the trouble makers in the world and ship them to the moon.its far too nice of a place to send them. but for lack of a better place it would have to do.

have a great week God bless.

Raggedy said...

G'Day Merle!
Fabulous post!
I can't see the picture I don't know why. I think I got the same thing in a mail though. Is it a bunch of little girls holding hands on a the beach?
I posted the rules before that sure is a good one eh?
Good quotes as well.
Take care,
Huggles and Love,

Mountain Mama said...

The Holding Hands poem is nice and true too, but the picture didn't come through. Too bad about the gunshot to the knee. Is it healing well? LOL
Just trying to be funny here.
Love ya Merle,

mreddie said...

The quote "If we had no Winter the Spring would not be so pleasant" - is so appropriate for our changing of the seasons here in the US. ec

Susie said...

I can't see the picture either, but love the poem (and I saw the picture on Pea's)
Loved "The Rules" and "Bad Girls"
Take care!!

Jeanette said...

Dear Merle. cant see pic either.
Love your post hard to pick tonight which one I like the best there all good. Take Care, keep smiling love, Janxoxox

robert swayze said...

Hey Merle...the rules r pretty cool...and I loved the first much applicable they are...jokes apart! cool blog and u can also check out mine for the same...I'm sure ur gonna like it and do drop ur comment and let me know about my posts :) have a good day!

HORIZON said...

Freckles and wrinkles- l just love that one!
As for the circle of friendship- l just wanted to say what a wonderful friend you are dear Merle. l don't always get by as often as l'd like to but wanted to let you know how special you are. :)
Take care and hugs xx