Friday, August 31, 2007

The Color of Friendship.

Post 301 - - - - - Friday 31st August, 2007.

Hello Everyone ~~ I hope all is well in your neck of the woods.

All well here at my place. Unfortunately, my son John is ill with

a virus and is not able to work for a few days at least. I hope he is

soon better. All I can do is keep away, so I don't get it. My computer is playing funny games tonight It may improve later. So I will get to the story tonight about Colors of Friendship. Written by that prolific well known author --Author Unknown. That doesn't sound right!


Once upon a time the colors of the world started to quarrel. All claimed that they were the best. The most important. The most useful. The favorite.

Green said:
"Clearly I am the most important. I am the sign of life and of hope. I was chosen for grass, trees and leaves. Without me, all animals would die. Look over the countryside and you will see that I am in the majority."

Blue interrupted:
"You only think about the earth, but consider the sky and the sea. It is the water that is the basis of life and drawn up by the clouds from the deep sea. The sky gives space and peace and serenity. Without my peace, you would all be nothing."

Yellow chuckled:
"You are all so serious. I bring laughter, gaiety, and warmth into the world. The sun is yellow, the moon is yellow, the stars are yellow. Every time you look at a sunflower, the whole world starts to smile. Without me there would be no fun."

Orange started next to blow her trumpet:
"I am the color of health and strength. I may be scarce, but I am precious for I serve the needs of human life. I carry the most important vitamins. Think of carrots, pumpkins, oranges, mangoes, and papayas. I don't hang around all the time, but when I fill the sky at sunrise or sunset, my beauty is so striking that no one gives another thought to any of you."

Red could stand it no longer he shouted out:
"I am the ruler of all of you. I am blood - life's blood! I am the color of danger and of bravery. I am willing to fight for a cause. I bring fire into the blood. Without me, the earth would be as empty as the moon. I am the color of passion and of love, the red rose, the poinsettia and the poppy."

Purple rose up to his full height:
He was very tall and spoke with great pomp: "I am the color of royalty and power. Kings, chiefs, and bishops have always chosen me for I am the sign of authority and wisdom. People do not question me! They listen and obey."

Finally Indigo spoke, much more quietly than all the others, but with just as much determination:
"Think of me. I am the color of silence. You hardly notice me, but without me you all become superficial. I represent thought and reflection, twilight and deep water. You need me for balance and contrast, for prayer and inner peace."

And so the colors went on boasting, each convinced of his or her own superiority. Their quarreling became louder and louder. Suddenly there was a startling flash of bright lightening thunder rolled and boomed. Rain started to pour down relentlessly. The colors crouched down in fear, drawing close to one another for comfort.

In the midst of the clamor, rain began to speak:
"You foolish colors, fighting amongst yourselves, each trying to dominate the rest. Don't you know that you were each made for a special purpose, unique and different? Join hands with one another and come to me."

Doing as they were told, the colors united and joined hands.

The rain continued:
"From now on, when it rains, each of you will stretch across the sky in a great bow of color as a reminder that you can all live in peace. The Rainbow is a sign of hope for tomorrow."

And so, whenever a good rain washes the world, and a Rainbow appears in the sky, let us remember to appreciate one another.

<><> -- Author Unknown.

Now for some jokes - - -

A blonde's car breaks down on the motorway one day. So she eases it over
onto the shoulder of the road. She carefully steps out of the car and opens the
trunk . Out jump two men in trench coats who walk to the rear of the vehicle
where they stand facing the oncoming traffic and begin opening their coats
and exposing their naked bodies.

Not surprisingly, one of the worst pileups in the history of this highway, occurs. It's

not very long before a police car shows up. The cop, clearly enraged, runs toward

the blonde of the disabled vehicle yelling : "What the heck is going on here ?"

"My car broke down," says the blonde calmly.

"Well, what are these perverts doing here by the road ?" asks the cop.

And she said, "Oh, those are my emergency flashers !!"

You know, somebody actually complimented me on my driving today.
They left a note on the windscreen.

It said "Parking Fine." So that was nice !!"

An eagle was sitting on a tree resting, doing nothing.

A small rabbit saw the eagle and asked if him, "Can I sit like you
and do nothing ?" "Sure, why not," answered the eagle.

So the rabbit sat on the ground beneath the eagle and rested.

All of a sudden, a fox appeared, jumped on the rabbit and ate him.

The moral of this story is : "To be sitting and doing nothing, you
must be sitting very very high up.

A man takes his German Shepherd to the vet. "My dog is cross-eyed,
is there anything you can do for him ?"
"Well," said the vet, "Let's have a look at him."

So he picks the dog up and examined his eyes, then checks his teeth.
Finally, he says, "I'm going to have to put him down !"

"What, because he's cross-eyed ?"
"No, because he's really heavy !!"

We were on our way to the hospital, where our 15 year old daughter
was to have a tonsillectomy.

"Dad," our teenager said, "How are they going to keep my mouth
open during the surgery ?"

"That's easy," he replied, "They're going to give you a phone !"

A kindergarten pupil told his teacher he'd found a cat, but it was dead.
"How do you know that the cat was dead ?" she asked the pupil.

"Because I pissed in it's ear and it didn't move," answered the child
"You did WHAT ?" the
teacher exclaimed in surprise.

"You know,: explained the boy. "I leaned over and went 'Pssst" and it
didn't move."

And a few quotes to close with - - -

Give up for a second and that is where you will finish.

Its OK to kiss a fool, its OK to let a fool kiss you, but never let a
kiss fool you.

The lesson is in the struggle, not in the victory.

A woman has to work twice as hard as a man to be thought
of half as good. Luckily this is not too difficult.

If your ship does't come in, swim out to it. Jonathan Winters.

Ashes to ashes, Dust to dust, Life is short so Party we must !!

When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hold on.

Enough for tonight, my friends. I hope you have a nice weekend
coming up and I hope you have some fun. Love and best wishes
to you all. Share some smiles. Cheerio. Merle.

Post 301 - - - - Friday, 31st, August, 2007.



Lady Di Tn said...

I think to myself the best post ever and then you post again. I loved the colors and will try to remember the first joke for my art buddies.

We will celebrate Labor Day here this weekend so most people will have a 3 day weekend.

See you in September love and prayers

T*mmy said...

Loved your post today especially the small child pissing in the cat's ear...lmbo!!
Have a great day!

Gina said...

Love the "party we must" quote. Party on, Merle : )

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

Thank you, Merle. I had not read the parable, THE COLOR OF FRIENDSHIP, before.

Puss-in-Boots said...

Pissed in the cat's ear...that's a good one.

I think I've read that one about the rainbow before, but it doesn't lose it's appeal.

I wouldn't mind some emergency flashers like that blonde had...

Hope John is better soon. Hugs xoxo

Jeanette said...

Hi Dear Merle, loved the colours.
oh you gave me a big laugh again specially Pssst in the cats ear .and good quotes my favorite.
Ashes to ashes, Dust to dust, Life is short so Party we must !!
sooo party we must..
Hope John feeling well very soon ,
xxxxxxxx Jan