Monday, March 19, 2007

A Present of Love.

Post 169 - - - - - - Monday, 19th March, 2007.

Hello Everyone ~~ I hope you are all doing well and have had a great weekend. It is
late Monday night here, and I think Peter should arrive tomorrow. I hope so, as time
is getting short. He will need to get home and get some food in and mow his lawn etc
before his surgery on Tuesday 27th. I had some cousins visit today, hoping that he would be here, but they and 2 other cousins will come probably Wednesday night.

Meanwhile, we had a lovely roast chicken dinner and lots of laughs and talk. These
two come to Shepparton every year to pick fruit. They stay on the property where they work, but it is always nice to have them visit. They were frequent visitors to see my Dad when he was alive, and when Ada and Jan went shopping, Brendon and Dad would hop into the icecream. I think Ada expected it in the end. Dad was diabetic and not suposed to have too much. Peter mentioned this in his story about Dad.

Just a short story tonight as I am tired. It is called "The Present of Love."

Father scolded little Emma for using the expensive paper to wrap an old shoe box.
The next morning, she came carrying the poorly wrapped present to her father wishing him a Happy Father's Day. Ashamed of his behavior, he proceeded to
unwrap the present only to find the box empty. Father became very upset and harshly explained that you don't give presents that are empty.

With a tear flowing down her little cheek, Emma hurriedly declared the box wasn't empty. That she had spent all day blowing kisses into the box just for him.
Needless to say, father was humbled by her little face and apologized as he embraced his little girl.

The old shoe box was guarded and cherished till father's death. Emma found the shoe box tucked away in father's closet and inside was a note. . . . . "Emma, for every
kiss removed from this box of love, I've replaced with my kiss for you, my precious
little girl.

Observing a light across the water, the captain had his signal man instruct the other
vessel to change her course ten degrees south.

The response was prompt : "Change your course ten degrees north."

"I am a captain," he responded testily. "Change your course ten degrees south."
The reply : "I'm a seaman first class--change your course north."

The captain was furious. "Change your course now. I'm on a battleship."

"Change your course ten degrees north, sir---I'm in a lighthouse !!"

A man goes to a party and has too much to drink. His friends plead with him to let
them take him home. He says no -- he only lives a mile away.

About 5 blocks from the party, the police pull him over for weaving and ask him to
get out of the car and walk the line. Just as he starts, the police radio blares out a notice of a robbery taking place in a house just a block away. The police tell the party animal to stay put, they will be right back and they hop a fence and run down the street to the robbery.

The guy waits and waits and finally decides to drive home. When he gets there, he tells his wife he is going to bed, and to tell anyone who might come looking for him that he has the flu and has been in bed all day.

A few hours later the police knock on the door. They ask is Mr. Smith is there and his wife says yes. They ask to see him and she replies that he is in bed with the flu and has been so all day.

The police have his driver's license. They ask to see his car and she asks why. They insist on seeing his car, so she takes them to the garage. She opens the door. There
sitting in the garage is the police car, with all it's lights still flashing.

True story, told by the driver at his first AA meeting.

A little boy who was "very" afraid of the dark, was told by his mother to go out to the back porch and bring her the broom. The little boy turned to his mother and said,
"Mama, I don't want to go out there. It's dark."

The mother smiled reassuringly at her son. You don't have to be afraid of the dark,"
she explained. "Jesus is out there. He'll look after you and protect you."
The little boy looked at his mother real hard and asked, "Are you sure he's out there?"
"Yes, I'm sure. He is everywhere, and he is always ready to help you when you
need him."

The little boy thought about that for a minute and then went to the back door and
cracked it a little. Peering out into the darkness, he called, "Jesus? If you're out
there would you please hand me the broom."
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A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it wil annoy enough people
to make it worth the effort. - - - - -Herm Albright.

Live so your friends can defend you but never have to. - - -Arnold H. Glasow.

Yesterday is experience. Tomorrow is hope. Today is getting from one to the other
as best we can. - - - - John M. Henry.

Shared joy is double joy and shared sorrow is half sorrow. - - - Swedish proverb.

Bye for now, until next time. Have a wonderful day !! Love to all, Merle.

Post 169 - - - - - Monday, 19 th March, 2007.


Jim said...

Yes Merle, you get rested up good for Peter's visit! I liked your police car/drunk guy joke best. I've never been (caught) in a situation like that, have you?
Sometimes eye use the same Spell Checker as your friend does.

Raggedy said...

G'day Merle,
Your roasted chicken dinner sounded lovely. I am sure Peter is sorry he missed that.
I hope he gets there soon.
Enjoy your time with him.
Great Post!
Huggles and Love,

audrey` said...

Hi Merle
Your dinner is so delicious.
Please have a very enjoyable time with Peter =)

Jeanette said...

Dear Merle,
Great stories love "the present".
Your Dinner sounded so yummy Peter missed out but I bet you have got some nice meals ready for when he arrives.Peter wont be far away I am sure,with lots photo's and stories to tell, enjoy you time together. Love Janxxxx .