Tuesday, May 29, 2007

One Flaw in Women.

Hi Everyone ~~ Well I have re-surfaced after all my visitors.
I enjoyed the company and we all had a great time, and today
was my shopping day, so it has been busy around here.
All stocked up again, AND some more lovely rain this afternoon,
almost an inch so far and that is great.

I hope you all enjoyed the Memorial Day weekend in the States.
I have read many really wonderful posts relating to it. We all do
need to remember the wonderful men and women from our own
countries who fight and die to keep us free. God Bless them all.

Tonight's item is called "One Flaw in Women." Hope you enjoy.
This came from our dear friend "Raggedy" the Cool one. Thanks.

One Flaw in Women.
Women have strengths that amaze men.
They bear hardships and they carry burdens,
but they hold happiness, love and joy.
They smile when they want to scream.
They sing when they want to cry.
They cry when they are happy
and laugh when they are nervous.

They fight for what they believe in.
They stand up to injustice.
They don't take "no" for an answer
when they believe there is a better solution.
They go without so their family can have.
They go to the doctor with a frightened friend.

They love unconditionally.
They cry when their children excel
and cheer when their friends get awards.
They are happy to hear about
a birth or a wedding.
Their hearts break when a friend dies.

They grieve at the loss of a family member,
yet they are strong when they
think their is no strength left.
They know that a hug and a kiss
can heal a broken heart.

Women come in all shapes, sizes and colors.
They'll drive, fly, walk, run or e-mail you
to show how much they care about you.
The heart of a woman is what makes the
world keep turning.

They bring joy, hope and love.
They have the compassion and ideas.
They give moral support to their
family and friends.
Women have vital things to say
and everything to give.

However, if there is one flaw in women
It is that they forget their worth !!!

Why Parents Drink !!
A boss wondered why one of his most valued employees had not
phoned in sick one day. Having an urgent problem with one of the
main computers, he dialed the employee's home phone number
and was greeted with a child's whisper, "Hello ?"

"Is your Daddy home?" he asked.
"Yes," whispered the small voice.
"May I talk with him ?"
The child whispered, "No."

Surprised and wanting to talk with an adult, the boss asked,
"Is your Mommy there ?" "Yes."
"May I talk with her?" Again the small voice said, "No."
Hoping there was somebody with whom he could leave a
message, the boss asked, "Is anybody else there ?"
"Yes, " whispered the child, "a policeman."

Wondering what a cop would be doing at his employee;s
home, the boss asked, "May I speak with the policeman?"
"No, he's busy." whispered the child.
"Busy doing what?"

"Talking to Daddy and Mommy and the Fireman," came the
whispered answer.
Growing more worried as he heard a loud noise in the back-
ground through the ear-piece on the phone, the boss asked,
"What was that noise ?"

"A helicopter." answered the whispering voice.
"What is going on there ?" demanded the boss, now truly

Again, whispering, the child answered, "The search team just
landed a helicopter."

Alarmed, concerned and a little frustrated, the boss asked,
"What are they searching for ?"

Still whispering, the young voice replied with a muffled
giggle . . . . "ME."

Letter from a Farm Kid now at San Diego Marine Corps
Recruit Depot.

Dear Ma and Pa :
I am well. Hope you are. Tell Brother Walt and Brother Elmer
the Marine Corps beats working for old man Minh by a mile.
Tell them to join up quick before maybe all the places are filled.

I was restless at first because you get to stay in bed till nearly
6 am, but I am getting so I like to sleep late.

Tell Walt and Elmer all you do before breakfast is smooth your
cot and shine some things. No hogs to slop, feed to pitch, mash
to mix, wood to split, fire to lay. Men get to shave but it is not so
bad, there's warm water.

Breakfast is strong on trimmings like fruit juice, cereal, eggs,
bacon, etc, but kind of weak on chops, potatoes, ham, steak, fried
eggplant, pie and other regular food, but tell Walt and Elmer you
can always sit by the two city boys that live on coffee. Their food
and yours holds you till noon when you get fed again.

It is no wonder these city boys can't walk much. We go on "route
marches" which the platoon sergeant says are long walks to
harden us. If he thinks so, it's not my place to tell him different.
A "route march" is about as far as to our mailbox at home.

Then the city guys get sore feet and we all ride back in trucks. The
country is nice but awful flat.

The sergeant is like a school teacher. He nags a lot.
The Captain is like the school board. Majors and Colonels just ride
around and frown. They don't bother you none.

This next will kill Walt and Elmer with laughting. I keep getting
medals for shooting. I don't know why. The bulls-eye is near
as big as a chipmonk head and they don't move, and it ain't
shooting at you like the Higgett boys at home. All you gotta do
is lie there all comfortable and hit it. You don't even load your
own cartridges. They come in boxes.

Then they have what they call hand-to-hand combat training.

You get to wrestle with them city boys. I have to be real careful
though, they break real easy. It ain't like fighting with that ole
bull at home. I'm about the best they got in this except for that
Tug Jordan from over in Silver Lakes. I only beat him once.
He joined up the same time as me but I'm only 5'6" and 130
pounds and he is 6'8" and weighs near 300 pounds.

Be sure to tell Walt and Elmer to hurry and join before other
fellows get on to this setup and come stampeding in.

Your loving daughter, Gail.

Paddy was driving down the street in a sweat because he had an
important meeting and couldn't fing a parking place. Looking up
to the heaven he sais, "Lord , take pity on me. If you find me a
parking place, I will go to Mass every Sunday for the rest of my
life and give up me Irish Whiskey !!"

Miraculouly, a parking place appeared.

Paddy looked up again and said, "Never mind, I found one."

I am going to call it a day as I am tired, See you tomorrow.
Take care and look after yourselves and each other.
Love and best wishes to all. Cheers, Merle.

Post 215 - - - - - - Tues, 29th May, 2007.


HORIZON said...

Good morning Merle- at least l think it is your morning ;)
Sorry l've been busy of late and haven't got around to blogging/visiting- so much happening this side of the world.
Loved the bit, " They smile when they want to scream. They sing when they want to cry." Sounds like how l've been lately but still hanging in strong.
much love and bests dear Merle- hope you've been keeping well.

RUTH said...

Hi Merle Glad you're getting the rain you wanted. We have had plenty we don't want! Has got really cold here in the UK...even got frosts forecast and this is supposed to be almost Summer for us. Love your post as usual...One Flaw In Women is brilliant.

Val said...

"Why parents drink" - I did not see that one coming! Great!

mreddie said...

I know you must have enjoyed all your visitors. We had a busy Memorial weekend - we babysat for the daughter to let them get away for a couple of days. Glad you got some rain, we really need some here, I'm going to have to water the garden tomorrow. ec

Lee said...

Good afternoon, Merle...It must be nice to be on your own again, even though visitors are great, they can be tiring! lol

Take good care.

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

Women only have ONE flaw, Merle? My ex-wife said the women have NO flaws. I said… well, that’s best left unsaid.

Jim said...

Hi Merle -- I'm glad you had a nice visit with those relatives.
My sister and hubby are driving home to Iowa tomorrow and Thursday.
They will stop in here in the morning. I'm not sure when we will see each other again.

Your woman flaw reminded me of the tale where the person was wrong ONCE. That was where he/she thought he/she was wrong but was really right.

audrey` said...

"One Flaw In Women" is so true =)