Wednesday, August 01, 2007

F. R. O. G.

Post 274 - - - - - - Wednesday, 1st August, 2007.

Howdy All ~~ How are things with you? All good I hope. I am
fine and even saw the sun today for quite a while and it wasn't so
cold. I am encouraged by the sight of wattle blooming, by my
new friend Melinda and also my cousin. It is an early sign that
Spring will be with us before too long.

The photos tonight are - - - -

A nice ornament I bought many years ago.

The humming bird ornament, showing solar panel.

A small pewter fairy ornament - a recent addition.

Last Christmas, a gift from my grand-daughter, Sam
and her two girls, Tabatha and Gabrielle.

First item, tonight is called F. R. O. G. I hope you enjoy it.

I was told a story about a lady in hospital who was near death when
an area chaplain came to visit her. This chaplain was a very young
female with long blonde hair. She listened to the lady who was ill
and left her a small gift for comfort. It was a tiny ceramic frog.

The next day one of the people from the lady's church came to visit.
The lady told her friend about the beautiful young chaplain who had
come to visit her.

The friend was so impressed with the way the lady had improved and
felt the need to talk to the young chaplain. In her search to find the
young girl, she was repeatedly reassured that the chaplains are never
very young and that there was never a girl that fit the description given.

Upon returning to the lady in the hospital, a visiting nurse entered the
room and noticed the ceramic frog. The nurse made the comment, "I
see you have a guardian angel with you," as she held the little frog.

We asked why she had made the comment and we were informed that
the frog stood for :

F = Fully
R = Rely
O = On
G - God

To the world you might be one person, but to one person you might
be the world. - - - - Author Unknown.

Time for a few jokes - - - -

A fashionable society doctor received an urgent call and when he
arrived and asked what was the matter, the lady of the house said,
"It's the maid. She is in bed and refuses to get up."

"Perhaps I'd better have a few wrds with her alone," said the doctor.
So he went up the stairs and entering the room found the maid in
bed as her mistress had said.

"Now," said the doctor, "what's the trouble ?"
"There's no trouble," said the maid, "but I haven't been paid my
wages for the last six weeks, so I'm not getting up until they have
been paid."

"Right," said the doctor, and he started to take off his clothes.
"Here," cried the maid, "What are you up to?"
"Nothing," he replied, "but just move over. They owe me for
twelve months."

It was a lovely warm evening and a business man who had just
come from the city thought he would take a quiet dip in the sea.
There appeared to be no-one about so he undressed quickly and
slipped into the water. After a very enjoyable bathe he came out
and to his horror found that, with the exception of his bowler hat,
his clothes had been stolen.

Well, there was no help for it, so holding his bowler in front,
he walked quickly up the beach hoping to find someone he knew
who could help him.

Suddenly there appeared two ladies whom he knew slightly and to
whom he merely bowed. One of the ladies who was elderly and
short sighted asked : "Who was that who passed us so hurriedly?"

"Oh, that was Mr. Jones," came the reply from the other lady.
"Well, said the first, "he was no gentleman or he would have
raised his hat."
"Well, I think he was, because he didn't," came the reply.

A man was laying a new concrete path. No sooner was his back
turned than a crowd of children came running, leaving footmarks
all over the hardening surface. A neighbour, who heard him
swearing, reproached
him : "I thought you liked children, George."

"I do like them," he replied, " in the abstract, but not in the concrets."

Samantha was a six year old who liked to exaggerate almost every-
thing she saw or did.

One day she was looking out her window when she called her mother,
"Mommy, Mommy. Come quickly. There's a lion walking in the road
outside our house."

Samantha's mother looked out the window, but could only see a small
ginger cat. Samantha's mother scolded, "You're lying again Samantha.
Go upstairs to your room and pray to God for forgiveness for being
such a naughty little girl -- and beg Him to stop you lying."

Samantha ran up to her room, sobbing. A short time later, she came
down to her mother and said, " I've prayed to God like you said
Mommy, and He said that He thought the ginger cat looked rather
like a lion too."

There is a story told that it used to be the practice of the
Salvation Army to play outside the former Charing Cross
Hospital every Sunday afternoon. On one occasion the
matron, on going to a ward which faced the street, saw a
number of soldier patients throwing money out the
window to the band below.

She congratulated them on their generosity and then
wondered why they all look so sheepish, after she had spoken.
Then one of the men said, " Look here, Matron, you thought
we were giving money to the Salvation Army. We weren't
really. We had made a bet as to the one who coud throw a
penny down the big trumpet first."

A clergyman who stuttered and had spent many years abroad
as a missionary was asked what had sustained him most in his
work. He replied, "My wife. She has b-b-been a big b-boon to me."

A few quotes to finish with - - -

If we had no Winter, the Spring would not be so pleasant.
- - - - Anne Bradstreet.

Do not follow where a path may lead . . .Go instead where
there is no path and leave a trail. - - - Benjamin Franklin.

Happiness is getting what you want.
Joy is knowing you are never alone.

May our house always be too small to hold all our friends.
- - - -Myrtle Reed.

The world turns softly
Not to spill it's lakes and rivers. - - - Hilda Conkling.

Cultivating friendships provides nourishment for your

That's it for tonight, my friends. Enjoy the rest of the week
and take care of yourselves and each other. Love and Best
Wishes to you all. Until next time. Cheers, Merle.

Post 274 - - - Wednesday, 1st August, 2007.


T*mmy said...

Hey Miz Merle...I stopped by Melinda's to see what "wattle" looked like...very pretty and she has a nice blog...
The pictures of your great grand daughters are so cute!
I love it that you can include pictures now!
Loved the FROG story!

Anonymous said...

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JunieRose2005 said...

Dear Merle,

I liked the frog story too-and also...those little great granddaughters are adorable!

Thanks for all the stories and jokes- I always enjoy coming here!



Lee said...

It was overcast here yesterday, but only high, grey clouds, with no sign of rain...and none on the horizon or beyond. Blue sky has returned today. I was wondering why I was feeling cold, and I just noticed I had the windows all open! Ha! I love keeping my windows open...begrudgingly I closed them. Surprising the difference it makes! ;)

Take good care, Merl. :)

Lee said...

Ooops...add an "e" in there, Merle...sorry about that!

audrey` said...

Dearest Merle
Your greatdaughters' pic is so cute =)

FROG - Fully Rely On God

God is just a prayer away.

Take care.

audrey` said...

Hi Merle

Uh Oh!
Typo error.
Your great granddaughters' pic is so lovely.

I'm sorry =)

Melinda said...

Hi Merle,
Your Blog is amazing everytime I come to visit, you have added a new post, not forgetting to mention all the new photos. I love the photos of your two great grand children what little angels they are!

Take Care - Smiles - Meinda

Gattina said...

Your photos are very nice especially the one of your great grand children ! They really look cute !
Yesterday we had a day off from rain, but today it's again raining, this summer is a catastrophe !!

Alice said...

Always love your jokes and wise words, Merle. You must have a million people keeping you supplied with them.

Sorry you couldn't get the ducted heating; the ducting does take up a lot of room. We went the 'whole hog' and got heating and cooling all in one go.

I hope you stay warm with your new heaters - and think of the money you've saved

Puss-in-Boots said...

The world turns softly not to spill its lakes and rivers...oh, I do like that, Merle.

And the FROG story too. Our weather is just glorious at the moment, 27 degrees today, and that was in the city. Because we are inland, it was probably a couple of degrees warmer. Unfortunately it will be back to 22/23 by the weekend.

Take care, Merle. Hugs xoxo

Jeanette said...

Dear Merle just love all your pics your grandchildren are gorgeous..
Lovely sign refecting the person in it.also love the frog story and all your jokes.. this got my vote tonight .. The world turns softly
Not to spill it's lakes and rivers. -Take care Dear Merle. keep warm,Janxoxoxo

Meow (aka Connie) said...

Hi Merle, you have a couple of gorgeous great-grandchildren ... what great eyes they have, particularly Gabrielle.
Hope all is well in your world, and you are staying warm.
Not long now, Spring is on it's way, I reckon.
Take care, hugs, Meow