Thursday, September 13, 2007

" Tater" People..

Post 311 - - - - - Thursday, 13th September, 2007.

Hello Folks ~~ I hope this finds you all well and happy, or at
least as well as is possible and enjoying your lives. All is well
here and the weather was warmer today, although I wasn't
outdoors much. Just to peg washing out, and later bring it
in, all nice and dry and now put away.

First photo is just a little ornament that sits on my microwave.

This is the top half of a wall hanging that my daughter Kathy's kids gave me
many years ago. I guess Kate did the machine work. She has a teddy bear
representing herself, Jorja, the youngest has a feather and some flowers,
while Kristen drew a blonde girl (like her) with pigtails. They live on a
dairy farm, hence the cows and roosters on the border.

This is the bottom half with the boys, Nico who is a keen farm boy, and Joh
who drew this rather awful mountain bike. It hangs on a door in my home.
BTW Joh likes the Army and has settled in well. Bec, another G.daughter
gave me the Door handle Christmas Bear who sits there with the hanging.

Tonight's first item is one my daughter Julie sent me about Potato People.
It had pictures of potatoes on the e mail she sent, but I haven't yet
figured out how to add them. It is called "Tater" People.

Some people never seem motivated to participate, but
are just content to watch while others do the work.
They are called "Spec Taters."

Some people never do anything to help, but are gifted
at finding fault with the way the others do the work.
They are called "Comment Taters."

Some people are very bossy and like to tell others what
to do, but don't want to soil their own hands.
They are called "Dick Taters."

Some people are always looking to cause problems by
asking others to agree with them. It is too hot or too
cold, too sour or too sweet.
They are called "Agie Taters."

There are those who say they will help, but somehow
just never get around to doing the promised help.
They are called "Hezzie Taters."

Some people can put up a front and pretend to be
something they are not.
They are called "Emma Taters."

Then there are those who love others and do what they
say they will. They are always prepared to stop whatever
they are doing and lend a helping hand. They bring real
sunshine into the lives of others.
They are called "Sweet Taters."

If you know any "Sweet Taters" send this to them.

After saying I get most of my jokes from a Joke book,
tonight I am going to post a few that have been sent to me.

One from Carole (Pea). Thank you my friend.
It is called "Grandmas Don't Know Everything."

Little Joey was staying with his grandmother for a few days.
He'd been playing outside with the other kids for a while when
he came into the house and asked her, "Grandma, what's that
called when two people sleep in the same room and one is on
top of the other ?"

She was a little taken aback, but she decided to just tell him the
truth. "It's called sexual intercourse, darling."

Little Joey just said, "Oh, OK," and went back outside to play
with the other kids.

A few minutes later he came back in and said angrily, "Grandma,
it isn't called sexual intercourse. It is called Bunk Beds. And
Jimmy's mother wants to talk to you."

One from Robyn (Puss in Boots) Thanks Robyn.
Retirement Planning . . . . .

If you had purchased $1000.00 of Nortel stock one year ago, it
would now be worth $49.00.

With Enron, you would have had $16.50 left of the original $1000.

With World Com you would have less than $5.00 left.

If you had purchased $1000 of Delta Air Lines stock, you would
have $49.00 left.

But, if you purchased $1000.00 worth of beer one year ago,
drank all the beer, then turned in the cans for the aluminium
recycling REFUND, you would have had $214.00. Based on
the above, the best current investment advice is to drink heavily
and recycle.
It is called the 401 -Keg Plan.

One from Connie aka Meow called "The Buttocks."
Thanks Connie.

A married couple was in a terrible accident where the man's face
was severely burned. The doctor told the husband that they
couldn't graft any skin from his body, because he was too skinny.

So the wife offered to donate some of her own skin. However,
the only skin suitable would have to come from her buttocks.
The husband and wife agreed they would tell no one about where
the skin came from, and they requested that the doctor also honor
their secret. After all this was a very delicate matter.

After the surgery was completed, everyone was astounded at the
man's new face. He looked more handsome than he ever had before.
All his friends and relatives just went on and on about his youthful

One day, he was alone with his wife, and he was overcome with
emotion at her sacrifice. He said, "Dear, I just want to thank you
for everything you did for me. How can I possibly repay you?"

"My darling," she replied, "I get all the thanks I need, every time
I see your mother kiss you on the cheek."

If this doesn't make you smile ~ nothing will.

Back to the book !!

On one of the hottest days on record in Texas, the Lone Ranger
and Tonto walked into a bar and sat down to drink a beer.

After a few minutes, a big tall cowboy walked in and said,
"Who owns the big white horse outside?"

The Lone Ranger stood up and said "I do. . .Why?"
The cowboy looked at the Lone Ranger and said, "Just thought
you'd like to know that your horse is about dead from the heat."

The Lone Ranger and Tonto rushed outside and, sure enough,
Silver was ready to die from heat exhaustion. The Lone Ranger
got the horse some water and soon Silver was starting to feel
a little better.

The Lone Ranger turned to Tonto and said, "Tonto, I want you
to run around Silver and see if you can create enough of a
breeze to make him feel better."

Tonto said, "Yes, Kemosabe," and took off running circles around

Not being able to do anything else but wait, the Lone Ranger
returned to the bar to finish his drink. A few minutes later, another
cowboy struts into the bar and says, "Who owns that big white
horse outside?"

The Lone Ranger stands again and says , "I do, what's wrong
with him this time ?"

The cowboy looks him in the eye and says, "Nothing, but you
left your Injun running."

A man walked into the ladies' section of a Department store
and says to the woman behind the counter. " I' d like to buy
a Baptist bra for my wife, size 36B."

"What type of bra, sir?" asks the assistant.
"Baptist," said the man. "She said a Baptist Bra and you would
know what she means."

"Ah yes, now I remember," says the saleslady . "We don't sell
many of those. Mostly our customers want the Catholic type,
or the Salvation Army type or Presbyterian type."

Confused, the man asked, "What's the difference between them?"

The lady responded, "It is all really quite simple."

The Catholic type supports the masses.

The Salvation Army type lifts up the fallen.

And the Presbyterian type keeps them staunch and upright.

"So, what does the Baptist type do ?"

"Makes mountains out of molehills, she replied.

A blonde was playing Trivial Pursuit one night.

It was her turn. She rolled the dice and landed on Science and
Her question was . "If you are in a vacuum and someone calls
your name, can you hear it ?"

She thought for a moment, and then asked "Is it on or off ?"

A couple has twins and gives them up for adoption. One goes
to a family in Egypt and is named Ahmal. The other one goes
to a family in Spain and is named Juan.

Years later, Juan sends a photo of himself to his birth parents.

The mother says, "I wonder what his brother looks like ?"

Her husband replies "They're twins ! If you have seen Juan,
you've seen Ahmal" !!"

A few quotes to close with - - - -

We are inclined to think that if we watch a football game, or
a baseball game we have taken part in it. - -John F. Kennedy.

You may glory in a team triumphant, but you fall in love
with a team in defeat - - - Roger Kahn. Writer.

Give me golf clubs, fresh air and a beautiful partner, and you
can keep my golf clubs and the fresh air. - - Jack Benny.

Enough for this post. Take care everyone and spread some
smiles and sunshine around. Love and Best wishes to you
all. Cheers, Merle.

Post 311 - - - - Thursday, 13th September, 2007.


Ava said...

What a great quilted wall hanging! I love that!

I hope that you have a great weekend! Enjoy your warm weather!!!

Lady Di Tn said...

We having great weather also. How wonderful after August.
I started lol at the 401 keg plan and by the time I got to the Baptist bra my sides were hurting. The bra one is priceless and I have to send it to my Sis who is you got it Baptist. hee hee Have a great night Sweet Tater.
love and prayers

JunieRose2005 said...

:) very funny jokes today!

I liked the 'BRA' one- also the 'twins!'

And that wall hanging from your grands is pretty special!

Take care, Merle,


T*mmy said...

You wrote:
"Then there are those who love others and do what they
say they will. They are always prepared to stop whatever
they are doing and lend a helping hand. They bring real
sunshine into the lives of others.
They are called "Sweet Taters.""

You truly are a Sweet Tater!!

Loved Pea's Joke!

T*mmy said...
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deborah wilson said...

The quilted hanging is beautiful and I'm sure, a prized possession.
Grankids make the world go around!

I was raised as a Baptist - I'm going to have lots of fun with that joke. haha

Have a good day, Dear Merle.

p.s. Thank you from all of US for your thoughts for those lost on 9-11.

PEA said...

Good evening dear Merle:-)

I so love that wall hanging from your grandkids, how precious it is!! The rose ornament is so pretty and delicate. I was gone to spend the afternoon with my mom today...she's been decluttering also and had some beautiful dishes to give me again. Good thing I've been decluttering as well and made some room! lol

So enjoyed all the jokes and certainly are a Sweet Tater:-) Take care my friend! xoxo

mreddie said...

Your hanging is nice, so far all we've gotten is the crayoned papers and such. The one about the bunk beds was hilarious. ec

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

That wall hanging is perfect for a grandmother’s home.

Jeanette said...

Dear Merle.Oh I do love your Rose ornament it looks so delicate. and the wall hanging is lovely to,Merle you are a sweet tater,and I love all your jokes. Tonight its between the Bra and grandma twin bunks..
Btw Thursday 27th still looking good here.. Take care see you soon. Love Jan

audrey` said...

Dearest Merle

How are you?

I missed you.
I was away from the blogging world for awhile.

Take care =)