Thursday, August 23, 2007

Drink Drivers.

Post 294 - - - - - Thursday, 23rd August, 2007.

Hello my Friends ~~ I hope all is well with you in your
part of this wonderful world. I am fine - just running late
as usual. The story of my life !! I hope the picture I have
posted of the Friendship Ball turns out all right and you can
read the words, when enlarged.

I have been awarded an Inspirational Blogger Award by Janice
and I would like to thank her for this honour. I will pass it on
tomorrow when I have more time.

Also Hootin-anni has given me a Thumbs Up award which is a new
one, the idea of Rodney at The Journey. He is suggesting we write
some positive stories, rather than all the bad news.
Anni has written a lovely story about my blog, and even the folks
who commented there were so kind. Thank you all very much.

My brother Peter has added these awards to my blog, as I don't
know how. Also has yelled at me for giving our friend Keith the credit
for those nice kitchen tiles, which are his !! Sorry little brother.

Tonight I have an article about Drink Drivers. It was sent to me by
my grand-daughter Kate, along with a petition against them.
Thank you Kate.

I went to a party,
And remembered what you said.
You told me not to drink Mum
So I had a Sprite instead.

I felt proud of myself,
The way you said I would,
That I didn't drink and drive,
Though some friends said I should.

I made a healthy choice,
And your advice to me was right,
The party finally ended,
And the kids drove out of sight.

I got into my car,
Sure to get home in one piece,
I never knew what was coming, Mum
Something I expected least.

Now I'm lying on the pavement,
And I hear the policeman say,
The kid that caused this wreck was drunk,
Mum, his voice seems far away.

My own blood's all around me,
As I try hard not to cry.
I can hear the paramedic say,
This girl is going to die.

I'm sure the guy had no idea,
While he was flying high,
Because he chose to drink and drive,
Now I would have to die.

So why do people do it, Mum
Knowing that it ruins lives?
And now the pain is cutting me,
Like a hundred stabbing knives.

Someone should have taught him,
That it's wrong to drink and drive.
Maybe if his parents had,
I'd still be alive.

My breath is getting shorter, Mum
I'm getting really scared.
These are my final moments,
And I'm so unprepared.

I wish that you could hold me Mum,
As I lie here and die.
I wish that I could say, "I love you, Mum !"
So I love you and goodbye.

Powerful message there !!

Time for a few jokes - - - -

There was a blonde and a brunette in a car and they were
going to a party and they were late so they were speeding.
The brunette says, "Watch out for the cops."
They went on speeding for a few more minutes, when
suddenly the blonde said, "There are cops behind us."

The brunette says, "Are they after us?" "umm err umm err .."
Well are it's lights on>" said the brunette with a growing temper.

"Yes. No..Yes. No. Yes. No. Yes. No."

<><> Ah those flashing lights !!

There was a red head, a brunette and a blonde who were all
sentenced to death. The red head went first and just as the
firing squad took aim, she yelled out "avalanche" and in the
confusion she escaped.

The brunette was next and she had noticed what the red head
had done, so as the firing squad took aim, she yelled "flood"
and in the confusion, she got away.

The blonde was next and she had watched the other two very
carefully and just as the firing squad took aim, she yelled "Fire."

The world famous lawyer was holidaying on an expensive yacht
when he fell overboard into a group of sharks. They declined to
eat him out of professional courtesy.

Starting research for a book in which it was planned to show the
difficult conditions resulting from large families, a sociologist
interviewed the mother of thirteen children. After obtaining the
information regarding yje children's ages, the family income and
other relative matters, he asked : "Do you think that all children
deserve the full, impartial love of a mother ?"

"Of course," she replied.
"Well, which one of your children do you love the most?" he asked
hoping to catch her out in contradiction.

"The one who is sick, until he gets well, and the one who is away, until
he returns home." she answered.
I don't think that one should be in a joke book as it was a reasonable
answer. <><><>

A man staggered into a doctor's surgery. He had three knives protruding
from his back, his head was bleeding from a gunshot wound and his
legs had been badly beaten by a hockey stick.

The doctor's receptionist looked up at tjis pitiful sight and said, "Do you
have an appointment?"

Little girl : "Mummy, do all fairy tales begin with 'Once upon a time?' "

"Mother : "No darling. Some start with "Sorry I'm late dear, I was
detained at the office." "

The woman wearing an enormous flowery hat was stopped at the
entrance to the church by one of the ushers.

"Are you a friend of the bride?"
"Of course not !" snapped the woman, "I'm the groom's mother."

Just a couple of quotes, before I get off to bed.

Even nerves of steel are subject to metal fatigue. - -P. K. Shaw.

The only man who made money out of following the horses is
one who does it with a broom and shovel.- - -Elbert Hubbard.

We never know the value of water until the well is dry.
- - - 18th Century English Proverb.

Bye for now my friends -- have a happy day tomorrow and enjoy
your lives. If you see someone without a smile, give him one of
yours. Love and best wishes to you all. Cheers, Merle.

Post 294 - - - - Thursday, 23rd August, 2007.


Jim said...

Hi Merle -- Congrulations for getting all those awards. Soon you will have more awards posted than generals have medals to wear!

Thanks for the blonde jokes, I love to read yours. Yes, I do Google pretty good, once in a while for blonde jokes but more often for St. Peter jokes.

I use them carefully in beginning to teach my Sunday school class. They need to be screened because some of them aren't correct.

Isn't that John nice to you! Of course you make him meals and then he wants to repay you with a rest and something different that you wouldn't make yourself.

Have a nice day. I won't be posting again until Sunday. [I'm semi-retired from blogging until October.]

Leann said...

good going on the awards.the pictures below are so cool.
the story was so ture.they should put it in the bars and make drinkers read it.but its like every thing else they would just brush it off as "it will never happen to me.."
:)God bless have a great weekend.

Leann said...

I dont know how to send the ball one but Id send it to you if I could.

Lady Di Tn said...

I have seen that before and each time it brings tears to my eyes.

Congratulation. I am honored to know someone who has so many awards.

I thought I would fall out of my chair laughing at the Mother of the groom joke. Of course I would think that was funny having an only son.

Still in triple digits in Tennessee.

love and prayers

Joy Des Jardins said...

Congratulations on your awards Merle. I'm still having problems putting several things on my side're lucky to have Peter's expertise. Take care my dear friend....

Lee said...

Congratulations, Merle...and well-deserved, I might add. :)

It's still raining that beautiful rain up this way.

Have a great weekend.

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

Congratulations, Merle.

That’s a powerful piece of poetry there. I developed goose pimples as I read it and came close to shedding a tear or two—which I might still do.

Gledwood said...

re the value of water :: I think people are going to start learning it's value and its cost a lot more in times future...

Merle I have tagged you... have you done the 8 random things tag? I don't remember who has and who has not it has been around like a dose of the venerials... so i apologize if this is the 2nd or 3rd time just ignore it then....

ps do you like that song something stupid i dragged out the robbie williams nicole kidman version i think the video is really snazzy... 1940s technicolour type thing...

Jeanette said...

Dear Merle. I think all kids should have to read I went to a party, but as leane said they say "it will never happen to me" always someone else.' I laughed at Peter Yelling at you about the tiles, but Keith must have had something similar cause I thought i had seen them before. good jokes laughed at the mother of the groom...take care Merle love Jan

audrey` said...

Wow! Wow! Wow!

So many blogger awards for you.
I'm so happy =)
Well done Merle!