Thursday, September 06, 2007

10 Most Important Things.

Post 306 - - - - - Thursday, 6th September, 2007.

Hello my friends ~~ I hope all is well with you and the weather
is treating you better. It has been a nice day here and getting a
little warmer. My second son, Geoff and his wife Joanne are
coming up from Sunbury, near Melbourne, tomorrow night for
a night's stay and Geoff will do some garden work for me, as he
usually does. It is always nice to see them.

The photos tonight are again from the garden - - - -



My pale pink Waterlily Camelia, covered in flowers.


I gave this Maiden-hair fern to my mother many many years ago,
She died in 1977, 30 years ago, and it is still going strong.



Can you tell I like Camelias ?


A nice Geranium, I grew from a cutting from a friend.


10 Most Important Things. - - - Author Unknown.

LOVE
The Special Feeling That Makes You Feel All Warm and Wonderful.

RESPECT

Treating Others as Well as You would like to be treated.

APPRECIATION
To be Grateful for all the good things life has to offer.

HAPPINESS
The full enjoyment of each moment. A smiling face.

FORGIVENESS
The ability to let things be without anger.

SHARING
The Joy of giving without thought of receiving.

HONESTY
The quality of always telling the truth.

INTEGRITY
The purity of doing what's right, no matter what.

COMPASSION
The essence of feeling another's pain, while easing their hurt.

PEACE
The reward for living the 10 Most Important Things.
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Time for some jokes - - -

Having dutifully celebrated St. Patrick's Day, a drunken
Irishman was arrested for acting suspiciouly on a zebra
crossing.
After being apprehended he said. . ."I'll play that b****y
piano if it kills me."
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A man walked into a doctor's office and says, "I've hurt my
arm in several places."

The doctor said, "Well, don't go there any more !!"
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Judge reviewing a case very carefully; "I've decided
to give your wife $700 a week."

Husband says : "That's fair. I will try to give her a few
bucks myself."
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Helen Clarke, Prime Minister of New Zulland, is rudely woken
at 4eam by the telephone.

"Hillen, it's the Hilth Munister here. Sorry to bother you at this
hour but there's an imirgincy ! I've just received word that the
Durex fectory en Auckland has burned to the ground. It is istimated
that the entire New Zulland supply of condoms will be gone by
the end of the week."

PM : "Shut. The economy wull niver be able to cope with all those
unwanted babies. We'll be ruined !"

Hilth Minuster : "We're going to hef to shup some in from
abroad. . . .Britain?"

PM : "No chence !! The Poms will have a field day on thus one !"

Hilth Minuster : "What about Australia ?"

PM : "Maybe - but we don't want them to know thet we are stuck."

Hilth Minuster : "You call John Howard. Tell hum we need one
moollion condoms; ten enches long and eight enches thuck !
That way they'll know how bug the Kiwis really are !!"

Helen calls John, who agrees to help the Kiwis out in their hour
of need. Three days later a ship arrives in Auckland - full of boxes.

A delighted Hillen rushes to open the boxes. She finds condoms,
ten enches long and eight enches thuck, all coloured green and
gold. She then notices in small writing on each and every one. --

Made in Australia -- Size : MEDIUM.
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Why Men Have Better Friends - - -
Women's Friends : A woman didn't come home one night. The
next day she told her husband that she had slept over at a
friend's house.

The husband called his wife's 10 best friends. None of them knew
what he was talking about.

Men's Friends : A man didn't come home one night. The next
day he told his wife that he had slept over at a friend's place.

The wife called her husband's 10 best friends. Eight of them
confirmed that he had slept over, and two claimed he was still
there.
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My dear friend Karen has given me another Nice Matters Award,
which I have to pass on to eight others, so I have chosen to
award this to - - -

Alice
who charms us with wonderful photos from her garden.

Jeanette
who is a dear and generous friend also with a great garden.

Gwen
who is also a good friend with lots of jokes.

Robyn who has become a very good friend.

Lee who enthralls us with her stories from her life.

Lucy Stern
who gives us lots of information and great hints.

Raggedy who seems to be everyone's friend and is so nice.

Mountain Mama who is a happy grandmother and friend.

Lady Di who even wrote me a poem when I had a cold.

All my blogging friends are Nice and deserve an award too.

Well folks, I did all this last night, but blogger wouldn't
cooperate, so have had to retype from the jokes down.
I hope you get a laugh and so make it worthwhile. Enjoy
your weekend coming up and be kind to each other,Love
and best wishes to you all. Cheers, Merle.

Post 306 - - - - Thursday, 6th September, 2007.
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16 comments:

Lee-ann said...

Merle, good morning to you.

what another lot of great jokes I have just read well done! I have no idear were you get them all from but don't ever stop they brighten my day.

O! yes that word INTEGRITY it is my favourite.

best wishes to a lady with a lovely garden from Lee-ann

Puss-in-Boots said...

Aaaahahahaha! I loved the joke about the condoms, Merle...made in Australia, Medium...that's so good.

Thank you too, dear Merle, for the Nice Matters Award and congratulations on getting it yourself. It's very well deserved in your case.

Have you had any rain? It's rained most of the week, but not very heavy. Still, every little helps.

Take care. xoxo

Granny said...

Hi Merle, I'm back online and sorry I missed so many of your posts.

Love the condom joke. I'd heard it years ago but it's still funny.

Lee said...

You do have a lovely garden, Merle...thanks for sharing it with us.

Thanks for the smiles, too. :)

Jim said...

I sure do like your garden. We have trouble growing camelias.

I try with all 10 of your 'Important Things' list. For sure I think I'm honest, and still working on the rest.
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Gattina said...

How nice that your son is coming ! Mine is for the moment on holidays in Turkey for diving. Your flowers look beautiful !

Alice said...

Thank you, Merle, for my award. I'm pleased that you enjoy my photos, hopefully as much as I enjoy taking them.

I also love your blog. I never leave it without a chuckle or a smile. Thanks so much. Keep up the good work.

Gledwood said...

wow! i bet your garden never gets horrible...

finally i have managed to install melbourne's finest KYLIE MINOGUE in my sidebar...

to shrink the youtube screen you alter the height the SECOND time it is mentioned in the html code ... altering the width seemed to make no difference at all

well it worked for me

... is this chinese to you..??...

Lady Di Tn said...

A Nice Manners Award to a Southern is the highest compliment. Thank you for the award but most of all thank you for all the joy you give to all us blogger.
To me you are a TREASURE that I have found I would love to share you with all my friends.
Another good post.
Do you happen to know who sings the song on Jeanette's blog? I love to go to her site and listen.
Good day
love and prayers

JunieRose2005 said...

Hi Merle,

Enjoyed everything- but sorry you had to do some of it over!


Your flowers are just beautiful!!


June

T*mmy said...

Your geranium is very pretty, mine has about had it after this long hot summer!

Congrats to you on the "Nice Matters" award, you deserve it!
And Congrats to all you chose!
:)

Joy Des Jardins said...

Beautiful, beautiful flowers Merle. Have a most wonderful visit with Geoff and Joanne. Take care my friend...

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

You have a wonderful garden, Merle. You—and Geoff—are to be commended!

Mountain Mama said...

Ohhh your Camellias are gorgeous! I especially like the red one, but that white trimmed in pink is pretty too. I guess it's hard to have a favorite when all are so lovely!
I like the "ten Most Important Things. So true, isn't it?
I want to thank you for naming me for the Nice Matter's award. I don't know how to put those icons in my side bar. I need to figure out how because they are special.
God bless you Merle and have a nice week-end.

Jeanette said...

Hi Dear Merle, I have been in the land of the missing been very busy back bowling this week found it tired me out and was in bed early.
Thank you for the lovely award im very happy you like my site my dear friend,I will use it soonas i have just published new one before i come over.Oh I do love those Camelias, and how true those 10 important things.
I have just spoken to Gwen and maybe Pauline and the 24th is still ok looking forward to visiting you and meeting Connie,
Take care my friend. Love Jan

audrey` said...

The ten most important things are so essential =)