Saturday, March 24, 2007

To Those Who See.

Post 173 - - - - - - Saturday, 24 th March, 2007.

Hi Everyone ~~ I am happy to say that my brother Peter is safely home again after
a month of travelling all over this country of ours. He was pretty tired when he arrived but a good sleep will help a lot. He has a couple of days to get things sorted
out at home before he has his eye surgery on Tuesday. I very much enjoyed his visit
and learnt a few new things, which I hope I will remember. I have tried to post a
photo of the two of us the last two nights, but when I put the number of the photo
I am told, "can't find it." Back to the drawing board !! I will name it tomorrow and try again. Peter will post one anyway, so all is not lost !!

Tonight I have a short poem written by Gwen Frostic and posted on a blog
belonging to clairesgarden. and sent to me by Granny. Thanks to all three.

To those who see
bare branches -
and know they hold the buds of spring.
To those who see
stars falling in the heavens --
and know the constellations will remain forever.
To those who see
long lines of geese fade far beyond --
and know they will come back again to nest.
To those who see
with wonder in their hearts --
and know-- what glories there can be
For those who see . . . .
Three Things in Life.Three things in life that, once gone, never come back - Time,
Words and Opportunity.
Three things in life that may never be lost - Peace, Hope and Honesty.
Three things in life that are most valuable - Love, Self-confidence and Friends.
Three things in life that are never certain - Dreams, Success and Fortune.
Three things that make a man - Hard Work, Sincerity and Commitment.
Three things in life that can destroy a man - Wine, Pride and Anger.
Three things that are constant - Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
Some Word Definitions.

Atom Bomb : An invention to end all inventions.

Boss : Someone who is early when you're late and late when you're early.

Cigarette : A pinch of tobacco rolled in paper with fire at one end and a fool at the

Conference : The confusion of one man multiplied by the number present.

Compromise : The art of dividing a cake in such a way that everybody thinks he got
the biggest piece.

Conference Room : A place where everybody talks, nobody listens and everybody
disagrees later on.

Classic : A book which people praise, but do not read.

Criminal : A guy no different from the rest. . . .except he got caught.

Committee : Individuals who can do nothing individually and sit to decide that
nothing can be done together.

Diplomat : A person who tell you to go to hell in such a way that you actually look
forward to the trip.

Etc. : A sign to make others believe that you know more than you actually do.

Experience : The name men give to their mistakes.

Father : A banker provided by nature.

Lecture : An art of transferring information from the notes of the lecturer to the
notes of students without passing through "the minds of either."

Miser : A person who lives poor so that he can die rich.

Office : A place where you can relax after your strenuous home life.

Opportunist : A person who starts taking a bath if he accidently falls in the river.

Optimist : A person who while falling from the Eiffel tower says midway "See I'm
not injured yet."

Politician : One who shakes your hand before elections and your confidence after.

Philosopher : A fool who torments himself during life, to be spoken of when dead.

Smile : A curve that can set a lot of things straight.

Tears : The hydraulic force by which masculine will-power is defeated by feminine
water power.

Yawn : The only time some married men ever get to open their mouth.
Love Poem - - - or is it?

1. The more I think of you, the more I
2. Love you; I cannot see how anyone could
3. Hate you. You have been to me an
4. honest, faithful friend, and I hope my love is not an
5. Object of a contempt. It is true that once I said
6. I would never marry, but that was before
7. I loved you. That assertion you know was
8. uttered in a bragging manner, in fact not but
9. a lie, and I do not know why I made it. If I
10. could even pluck up enough courage to
11. offer you my hand I know very well you
12. would be surprised and I doubt if you
13. would accept it. I do not think I would
14. listen to a refusal from your lips and
15. thus make my whole life miserable. To die
16. without ever expressing my love for you
17. would be preferable to that. If you write to me
18. I shall be happy, but if you do not
19. I shall be miserable and gloomy, your letters
20. are a source of pleasure and a failure to get them
21. always makes me feel like committing suicide.

Now read the poem again . . . but only the odd numbered lines.
You can make more friends in a month by being interested in them than in ten
years by tryng to get them interested in you. - - - Charles L. Allen.

You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point
of view. - - - - Harper Lee.

One of the screts of a long fruitful life is to forgive everybody, everything every
night before you go to bed.

Some people will believe anything if it is whispered to them. --Pierre de Marivauz

Well, sleep beckons, so goodbye for now. Take care my friends. Love, Merle.

Post 173 - - - - - Saturday 24 th March, 2007.


Leann said...

just stopped to say hi.have a great day.

DellaB said...

Hi Merle, it's good to hear the wanderer has returned.. surgery on Tuesday? I guess that means he'll be catching up on some rest at least?

great quotes, thanks

ChrisB said...

Hi Merle just to let you know we're still laughing. Enjoy the rest of your weekend

Raggedy said...

G'Day Merle,
I had some reading to do here. ISP problems have prevented me from visits and postings. I hope it is fixed now. Time will tell.
I am glad you had a wonderful visit with Peter!
#170- I loved the Julie Andrew song that was fabulous. I caught myself singin it. What fun! The Hallmark cards were great as well.
#171- Great post! I enjoyed seeing my chalkboard there. I should make some more of them.
#172- Wonderful post! You know I am a quote hound and there are very few quotes I have not seen. I had never read the Danny Kaye quote and I really liked that one.
#173- I hope you get your picture posted. I know I had a lot of trouble when I first began trying to post pictures. I haven't been to Peter's place yet. I hope to find a pic there. I hope my isp does not fail before I get through all the blogs I am catching up on.
I enjoyed my visit here today.
Thank you!
Take care,
Huggles and Love,

Tammy said...

enjoyed your post...I hope you get the picture to work!

RUTH said...

Sleep well. You were unlucky...erm I mean lucky enough to win an award on my Million Stories blog...only thing is now you have to award 5 other bloggers.

Tracie said...

Hi Merle
l loved the "three things" piece hope you don't mind me pinching it so my readers can see it too.
from tracie

Carolanne said...

I love the word definitions - very clever!

Jeanette said...

Dear Merle, nice to hear Peter is home safely and lets hope he gets plenty of rest before his eye operation.
Love "Three things in life"
Definitions very cleverly put together. Take Care Hope to see you soon. Janxxx

Christina said...

stopping in to say hi. enjoyed the last few posts, now that i am caught up again!