Sunday, July 01, 2007

More Photos.

Post 245 - - - - - Sunday, 1st July, 2007.

Hello My Friends ~~ I hope you are all enjoying what is left of
this weekend. It has been cold here today with a little light rain
in the afternoon. I was glad it was nicer weather when my
visitors were here. It made life more pleasant.

I would like to wish all our friends in Canada, a very Happy
Canada Day. I hope you all enjoy the holiday weekend and
have a great day of celebration.

Also I would like to wish our dear friend (Granny) Ann and
her husband Ray a very Happy 18th Wedding Anniversary.
I hope they have a really nice day, and have many more
happy years together.

Well I believe in striking while the iron is hot, so here are
some photos.

First photo is my daughter Kathryn and her two youngest children,
Nick who is 12 and a real farmer like his Dad, and Jorja aged 9 the baby.This is Kathy and her elder son, Joh. who visited me last week.

And last, Kathy and me. So now you have seen all five of her children.

I am still a bit taller than Jorja, Nick has just passed me, and the others leave
me way behind. Mind you, I think I am helping them a bit by shrinking !!

I found this one day. It is called "The Indian Ten Commandments".

1. Treat the Earth and all that dwell therein with respect.

2. Remain close to the Great Spirit.

3. Show great respect for your fellow beings.

4. Work together for the benefit of all mankind.

5. Give assistance and kindness wherever needed.

6. Do what you know to be right.

7. Look after the well-being of Mind and Body.

8. Dedicate a share of your efforts to the greater Good.

9. Be truthful and honest at all times.

10. Take full responsibility for your actions.
We could do well to abide by these rules.

Some more differences between men and Women. - - -

Laundry :
Women do laundry every couple of days.

A man will wear every article of clothing he owns, including
his surgical pants that were hip about 8 years ago, before he
will do the laundry. When he is finally out of clothes, he will
wear a dirty sweatshirt inside out, rent a U-Haul to take his
mountain of clothes to the laundromat. Men always expect
to meet beautiful women at the laundromat. This is a myth.

Weddings :
When reminiscing about weddings, women talk about "the
ceremony." Men talk about "the bachelor party."

Toys :
Little girls love to play with toys. Then when they reach the age
of 11 or 12, they lose interest.

Men never grow out of their obsession with toys. As they get
older, their toys simply become more expensive and impractical.
Examples of men's toys: little miniature TVs, car phones,
complicated juicers and blenders, graphic equalizers, small
robots that serve cocktails on command, video games, anything
that blinks, beeps, and requires at least 6 "D" batteries to operate.

Directions :
If a woman is out driving and she finds herself in unfamiliar
surroundings, she will stop at a gas station and ask for directions.

Men consider this to be a sign of weakness. Men will never stop
and ask for directions. Men will drive for hours, all the while saying
things like, "Looks like I've found a new way to get there", and "I
know I'm in the neighborhood. I recognize that "White Hen store."

Admitting Mistake :
Women will sometimes admit making a mistake.

The last man who admitted he was wrong was General George

Offspring :
Ah, children. A woman knows all about her children. She knows
about dentist appointments and soccer games and romances and
best friends and favorite foods, secret fears, hopes and dreams.

A man is vaguely aware of some short people living in the house.

Dressing up :
A woman will dress up to go shopping, water the plants, empty
the garbage, answer the phone, read a book or get the mail.

A man will dress up for weddings and funerals.

The Telephone :
Men see the telephone as a communication tool. They use the
telephone to send short messages to other people.

A woman can visit her girlfriend for two weeks, and upon returning
home she will call the same friend and they will talk for 3 hours.

Cameras : Men take photography very seriously. They'll shell out
$4,000 for state of the art equipment, and build dark rooms, and
take photography classes.

Women purchase Kodak Instamatics. Of course, women always
end up taking better pictures.

Politics :
Men love to talk politics, but often forget to do political things
such as voting.

Women are very happy that another generation of Kennedys is
growing up and getting into politics, because they will be able to
campaign for them and cry on election night.

A young vicar about to deliver his first sermon asked the advice of
a retired minister on how to capture the congregation's attention.
"Start with an opening line that's certain to grab them." the cleric
told him. For example: Some of the best years of my life were
spent in the arms of a woman."

He smiled at the young vicar's shocked look before adding, "She
was my mother."

The next Sunday the vicar nervously clutched the pulpit rail before
the congregation and stated, "Some of the best years of my life
were spent in the arms of a woman."
He was pleased at the instant reaction ---then panic stricken. "But
for the life of me, I can't remember who she was."

The newly appointed priest was being briefed by the house-keeper
on problems in the rectory that required immediate attention.
"Your roof needs repair, Father," she said. "Your water pressure is
bad and your furnace is not working."

"Now, Mrs. Kelly,: the priest replied, "you've been the house-keeper
here for 5 years, and I've only been here a few days. Why not say
our roof and our furnace?"

Several weeks later, when the priest was meeting with the bishop and
several other priests, Mrs. Kelly burst into the office, terribly upset,
"Father, Father," she blurted, "there's a mouse in our room and it is
under our bed!!"

A man visiting a graveyard saw a tombstone that read " Here lies
John Kelly, a lawyer, and an honest man."

"How about that?" he exclaimed, "They've got three people
buried on one grave."
Some quotes to finish with - - - -

A happy marriage is a long conversation that always seems too short.
- - - Andre Maurois.

Few things are more satisfying than seeing your children have
teenagers of their own. - - - Doug. Larson.

An apology is the super-glue of life. It can repair just about anything.
- - - -Lynn Johnston.

Without music, life is a journey through a desert.- --Pat Conroy.

The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time.
- - - - Dean Acheson.

Bye for now folks. Take care of yourselves and each other.
Be kind to one another. Love and Best wishes to you all.
Cheerio, Merle.

Post 245 - - - - Sunday, 1st July, 2007.


JunieRose2005 said...

Dear Merle,

I enjoyed your post today...but only 2 pictures show for me!

:) I am shrinking in height, too-and was not that tall to begin ! I am now barely 5 feet!


Gattina said...

As always funny post, I like the Indian commendments they are almost the same then ours without the mention "god". That you shrink is normal, lol ! I shrank too ! and a lot because I am 1.71 which is not so short but besides my son I am a dwarf he mesures 2m ! The worst is he choose a girl of 1.60 m "long" or should I say "short" !

Susie said...

Hi Merle,
I enjoyed seeing the photos (2) that you posted..
Your grandchildren are just adorable!

PEA said...

Dearest Merle,

How wonderful to see all these photos and put faces to these beautiful grandchildren of yours!! You better stop shrinking or they'll have to stand you up on a box so that we can see you in the pictures! hehe

Loved your post as usual...the differences between men and women are SO true! lol The Indian Ten Commandments is also lovely.

Take care my friend! xoxo

Elsie said...

Hi Merle

I "found" your blog on one of Ruth's posts.

I laughed so much and found so many beautiful quotes and thoughtful pieces here.

Really enjoyed spending time.

You have beautiful grandchildren.

Stay well


Lady Di Tn said...

Again great pictures (all 3) Joh is such a handsome lad. I can see heartbreak in some poor girls future.

I was always told you get shorter with age but the worst is the end of your nose and ear lobes become larger and so do your feet. So if you are only plagued with shortness of statue be thankful.

I think you are a darling little lady.

The differences in men and women were certainly funny.

Take care and keep warm.

Jim said...

All five of her kids, uh? Guess you are counting yourself because I only counted four younger ones.

My vote goes for the priest/house-keeper and their bed.

mreddie said...

Glad you enjoyed your family visits and what you said about getting shorter has happened to me as well - at least an inch or so. We actually got some rain today also, hard to believe. The differences between men and women was true about me on the part about not liking to dress up. ec

Puss-in-Boots said...

Hi Merle

How lovely to get to see your family and your grandchildren. After meeting Peter yesterday, I feel I know you personally, too.

I enjoyed those Indian Commandments and agree we could do with keeping them in our lives.

Well, another month is upon us and we now start the downhill run to Christmas...groan!

I, too, have shrunk, Merle, I used to be 166 cm. Last time I was measured, about three year ago, I had lost 3 cm, it's probably more now.

Have a good week...look forward to your next post, as always.

Hugs to you Merle. xoxo

Lee said...

Hey rain forecast for us up this way...and it's not as chilly as it has been but I'm not going to get too brave...I think more chilly weather is on its way.

You've had a busy time of it of social-butterfly, you! ;)

audrey` said...

Dearest Merle

You look very fabulous in the pic =)