Friday, March 02, 2007

Hospital Window.

Post 155 - - - - - Friday, 2nd March, 2007.

Hi Everyone ~~I hope everything is going well in your part of the world. I am fine,
and went to the Urologist this afternoon and he has decided to solve my problem on
Monday with a procedure at the Private Hospital in Shepparton on Monday under
General Anaesthetic. So hopefully, I will be feeling much better by Tuesday. I am glad that it is all getting done so quickly and I will be better by the time Peter arrives later in the month. Remembering that he has an eye operation on 27th March. We can look at it like we are falling apart, or that we will both be brand new !!

Sorry about the wingdings last night, I don't know why. And thanks to our friend
Raggedy who translated it for us. I will put Olive 's link in again as she is so amazing
just to be alive at 107, let alone so bright.

This has been posted before, but as Gwen and Jeanette both sent it today, I must be meant to post it. Thanks girls !! It is called "Hospital Window."

Two men, both seriously ill, occupied the same hospital room. One man was allowed to sit up in his bed for an hour each afternoon to help drain the fluid from his lungs.
His bed was next to the room's only window. The other man had to spend all his time
flat on is back. The men talked for hours on end. They spoke of their wives and
families, their homes, their jobs, their involvement in the military service, and where
they had been on vacation.

Every afternoon when the man in the bed near the window could sit up, he would pass the time by describing to his room-mate all the things he could see outside.

The man in the other bed began to live for those one hour periods where his world
would be broadened and enlivened by all the activity and color of the world outside.

The window overlooked a park with a lovely lake. Ducks and swans played on the water while children sailed their model boats. Young lovers walked arm in arm amidst flowers of every color and a fine view of the city skyline could be seen in the

As the man at the window described all this in exquisite detail, the man on the other side of the room would close his eyes and imagine the picturesque scene.

One warm afternoon the man by the window described a parade passing by.Although
the other man couldn't hear the band - he could see it, in his mind's eye as the gentleman by the window portrayed it with descriptive words.

Days and weeks passed.

One morning, the day nurse arrived to bring water for their baths only to find the lifeless body of the man by the window, who had died peacefully in his sleep. She was saddened and called the hospital attendants to take the body away.

As soon as it seemed appropriate, the other man asked if he could be moved next to the window. The nurse was happy to make the switch, and after making sure he was comfortable, she left him alone.

Slowly, painfully, he propped himself up on one elbow to take his first look at the real world outside. He strained to slowly turn to look out the window beside the bed.

It faced a blank wall. The man asked the nurse what could have compelled his deceased room-mate who had described such wonderful things outside the window.

The nurse responded that the man was blind and could not even see the wall.
She said, "Perhaps he just wanted to encourage you."

Epilogue :
There is tremendous happiness in making others happy, despite our own situations.

Shared grief is half the sorrow, but happiness when shared, is doubled.

If you want to feel rich, just count all the things you have that money can't buy.

Today is a gift, that's why it is called the present.

The origin of this letter is unknown, but it brings good luck fo everyone who passes
it on.

A woman walks into a bar ans sees a cute man sitting at the counter. She goes over and asks him what he is drinking. "Magic beer," he says.
She thinks he is a bit crazy and walks off, but after finding no one else worth talking to, goes back to the man at the bar and says, "That isn't really magic beer is it?"

"Yes, I'll show you." He takes a sip and jumps out the window and flies around the building three times. The woman can't believe it. "I bet you couldn't do that again."
He takes another sip, jumps out the window and flies around the building three times again.

She is so amazed that she says she wants a magic beer, so the guy says to the barman, "Give her one of what I'm having." She takes a sip, jumps out the window, falls 30 storeys, breaks every bone in her body, and dies.

The barman looks at the guy and says, "You know, Superman, you're such a jerk when you're drunk."

Words that really should exist.

Abracadabbler: an amateur magician.

Badaptation : a bad movie version of a good book.

Carbage : the trash found in your automobile.

Dadicated : being the best father you can be.

Ecrastinate : checking your e-mail just one more time.

Faddict : some one who has to try every new trend that comes along.

Gabberflasted : the state of being speechless due to someone else talking too much.

Hackchoo : when you sneeze and cough at the same time.

Iceburg : an uppity, snobbish neighborhood.

Jobsolete : a position within a company that no longer exists.

Knewlyweds : second marriage for both.

Lamplify : turning on (or up) the lights within a room.

Mandals : sandals for men.

Obliment : an obligatory compliment.

Qcumbersome : a salad that contains too many cucumbers.

Ramdumbious : a rowdy, energetic person who's not too bright.

Sanktuary : a graveyard for ships.

Testimoney : fees paid to expert witnesses.

Unbrella : an umbrella that the wind has turned inside-out.

Vehiculized : you own a vehicle.

Wackajacky : very messed up.

Yawnese : the language of somene trying to speak while yawning.

Zingle : a single person with a lot of pep in his or her step.

The phone rang. It was a salesman from a mortgage refinance company.
"Do you have a second mortgage on your home?" "No," I replied.

"Would you like to consolidate all your debts?" "I really don't have any."
"How about freeing up cash for home improvements?" he tried.

"I don't need any. I just recently had some done and paid cash," I replied.

There was a brief silence, and then he said," Are you looking for a husband?"

Back in Kentucky, you didn't see too many people hang-gliding. Bubba decided to
save up and get a hang-glider. He takes it to the highest mountain, and after struggling to the top, e gets ready to take flight. He takes off running ad reaches the edge--and into the wind he goes !

Meanwhile, Maw and Paw Hicks were sitting on the porch swing talking about the
good old days, when Maw spots the biggest bird she had ever seen ! "Look at the
size of that bird, Paw" she exclaims. Paw straghtens up and says, "Git my gun,Maw."

She runs into the house and brings out his pump shotgun. He takes careful aim.
BANG. . . BANG . . . .BANG. . . . . BANG ! The monster size bird continues to sail
silently over the tree tops.

"I think you missed him, Paw," she says.

"Yeah," he replies, " but at least he let go of Bubba !!"

Let freedon reign. The sun never set on so glorious a human achievement.
- - - - - Nelson Mandela.

Freedom s nothing else but a chance to be better. - - - - Albert Camus.

There are three kinds of economist; those who can count and those who can't
- - - - Eddie George.

You never know when you are making a memory.- - -Ricki Lee Jones.

Bye now, my eyes won't stay open. Take care my friends. Cheers, Merle.

Post 155 - - - - Friday, 2nd March, 2007.


Leann said... always make my day.I been busy and just came to get my fix from your blog.God bless you dear.I checked out Olives to.thanks for sharing it with us.

Susie said...

Dear Merle,
So glad you will be getting your problem fixed so promptly. You'll be in my prayers..
Loved the hospital window story.

Tammy said...

I hope all goes well with your procedure!!
Gal, I loved the Bubba joke!! Too Funny!!

RUTH said...

I'm glad to hear everything will be sorted out soon. Will be thinking of you on Monday...meanwhile have a peaceful weekend.

Puss-in-Boots said...

Hi Merle. Hope all goes well with the procedure...of course it will!

I've read that hospital window story before, it's quite lovely, isn't it?

I had a look at Olive's "blob"...what a fantastic old lady. I hope I'm half as good at less age!

Look after yourself and have a lovely weekend.

Hugs xoxo

PEA said...

Dearest Merle, the very best of luck to you when you get that procedure done! I'm glad you're having it done so quickly...saves having to wait months worrying about it! Loved all the jokes...that superman one still has me giggling! lol I really love the quote "you never know when you are making a memory"...that is so very true! Take care my friend xoxo

Val said...

Dear Merle,

I will be thinking about you this week and happy you will be put right!

Are you watching the Blues tonight? It's on live here in Melbourne (6pm).

Mountain Mama said...

Prayers the procedure will be simple, fast and have you fixed up better than new.
The 'abracadabbler just cracked me up!
Take care Merle.

Jim said...

Here's hoping the procedure goes well, you will be just like new, and it fixes your problems.
I added a link to Olive also, a few have gone there.
p.s. I'm pasting the first three lines of your yesterday's blog here. Note the comment maker turns it into English:
"Post 154 - - - - Thursday, 1st March, 2007.
Hi Everyone ~~ I hope you are all OK and not too hot"

Lee said...

All the best for Monday, Merle. You will be fighting fit by the time Peter comes to visit! Make sure you both have a wine for me! ;)

Jeanette said...

Dear Merle.I wish you all the best for your procedure on Monday and a very speedy recovery,and you will be back to good health when Peter arrives.
had a good laugh at the jokes and these too. Abracadabbler: an amateur magician.
Badaptation : a bad movie version of a good book.HEhehehe.
Take care get plenty of rest. Janxxx

Anonymous said...

Dear Merle,
I hope everything goes well with your procedure my friend. I am sure you will be like brand new when your son arrives. He probably just needs that wonderful smile of yours to help him feel better.

Love the story of the two men in the hospital.


Raggedy said...

Great post!
I am glad you are getting your stone taken care of so quickly. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
I posted a picture of the corned beef on Friday Feast.
Hugs and Love,