Saturday, September 29, 2007

Thank you, girls !!

Post 326 - - - - - - Saturday, 29th September, 2007'

Hello My Friends ~~ I hope all is going well for you and that
you are enjoying the weekend. Ours is half over, including
the Grand Final of the AFL which was won easily by Geelong.
I think all of Victoria was barracking for them as a Victorian
team hasn't won for a good few years. The interstate teams
have only one or two in the competition, while we have ten
teams in Victoria as this is where it all began.

Peter and Warren seem to be having a great time in Sydney.
Some great photos on Peter's site.

The only other photo I have of we four bloggers, 27 Sept.2007.
Merle, Jeanette, Gwen and Connie.
I was the oldest (73) and Connie the youngest.

Thank you so much Pauline for taking these for me.

We all enjoyed the afternoon and I have a couple of thank you s ~~

Thank you so much Connie for the lovely bouquet of Freesias, as I
said one of my favorite flowers, they still look lovely. Also thanks
for your help- fitting things on the table etc. I hope you liked your
book !!
Thank you to Jan (Jeanette) for doing so many of the dishes and
for making teas and coffees. You were a big help, as usual.
And thank you all for coming to make it a fun day for us all.

Geoff and a school friend called in briefly after the funeral
of another school friend on Friday.

I think tonight, we will get straight to the jokes - - - -

There are three hunters in the woods. They are all telling each
other what they are going to shoot. The first says he is going
to get a buck. So he goes out and comes back with a buck.

The other two hunters ask how he did it and he says, "I see
tracks, I follow tracks, I get buck."

So the second hunter says, "I'm going to get a doe." So he goes
out and comes back with a doe.

Then the third hunter asks how he did it. The second hunter says,
"I see tracks, I follow tracks and I get a doe."

So the third hunter says, I'm just going to shoot at anything I see."
So he goes out and comes back half a day later all beaten, bruised,
bloody and totally trashed.

The other two hunters ask what happened and he says, "I see
tracks, I follow tracks, I get hit by a train !!"

A blonde woman was having financial troubles so she decided to
kidnap a child and demand a ransom.

She went to the local park, grabbed a little boy, took him behind
a tree and wrote a note. "I have kidnapped your child. I am so
sorry to do this but I need the money. Leave $10,000 in a plain
brown bag behind the big oak tree in the park at 7 am."
Signed, "The Blonde."

She pinned the note to the little boy's jacket and told him to go
straight home.

The next morning, she returned to the park to find $10,000 in a
brown bag behind the big oak tree, just as she had instructed.
Inside the bag with the cash was the following note . . . .

"Here is your money. I cannot believe that one blonde would
do this to another !!"

Q. Are you married ?
A, No, I'm divorced.
Q. What did your husband do before you divorced him ?
A. A lot of things I didn't know about.

By the time a Marine pulled into a small town, every hotel
room was taken.
"You've got to have a room somewhere," he pleaded. "Or
just s bed, I don't care where."

"Well I do have a double room with one occupant; a Navy
guy," admitted the manager, " and he might be glad to split
the cost. But to tell you the truth, he snores so loudly that
people in adjoining rooms have complained in the past, so
I'm not sure it'd be worth it to you."

'No problem," said the Marine, "I'll take it."
The next morning, the Marine came down to breakfast,
bright-eyed and bushy taied.
"How'd you sleep ?" asked the manager.

"Never better"
The manager was impressed. "No problem with the other
guy snoring, then ?"

"Nope, I shut him up in no time," said the Marine.
"How'd you manage that ?" asked the manager.

"He was already in bed, snoring when I came into the room,"
the Marine explained. "I went over, gave him a kiss on the
cheek said, "Goodnight, beautiful, and he sat up all night
watching me !!"

The government is considering additional warnings on beer
and alcohol bottles, such as :

WARNING : Consumption of alcohol may make you think
you are whispering when you are not.

WARNING : Consumption of alcohol may cause you to tell
the same boring story over and over again, until your friends

WARNING : Consumption of alcohol may cause you to thay
shings like thish.

WARNING : Consumption of alcohol may create the illusion
that you are tougher, handsomer and smarter than some really,
really big guy named Thor.

WARNING : Consumption of alcohol may lead you to believe
you are invisible.

WARNING : Consumption of alcohol may lead you to think
people are laughing WITH you.

WARNING : Consumption of alcohol may leave you wondering
what the hell happened to your pants.

There's this blonde out for a walk. She comes to a river and sees
another blonde on the opposite bank.. "Yoo hoo," she shouts,
"How can I get to the other side ?"

The second blonde looks up and down the river, and shouts back.
"Hellooo, you ARE on the other side !!"

Just a few quotes to close with - - - -

The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance; the wise man
grows it under his feet. - - James Oppenheim.

Possessions bring pleasure, not happiness. Happiness is found
in the heart. - - - - Bing.

Did you ever see an unhappy horse ? Did you ever see a bird with
the blues ? One reason that birds and horses are not unhappy is
because they are not trying to impress other birds and horses.
- - - - - Dale Carnegie.

Happiness is not a matter of good fortune or worldly possessions.
It is a mental attitude. It comes from appreciating what we have,
instead of being miserable about what we don't have. - Anonymous.

Time to call it a day. Friends. Take care and be kind to each other.
Have a happy weekend. Love and best wishes to you all.
Cheers, Merle.

Post 326 - - - - - Saturday, 29th September, 2007.


smilnsigh said...

Lovely pics of you gals.

Ahhh, you were hit with the "dreaded varying size text bug" hu? It is weird isn't it? -sigh- It hasn't attacked my blog in quite a while but... Oppps, I better not say that. I will get attacked. -giggles-


Lady Di Tn said...

Thanks for your comments. Mimi said she was gonna look for something to beat the 39 cent polish. I bet she finds something.

What a wonderful time for you and the bloggers. That is a great picture.

Loved the jokes especially the Warnings. hee hee hee

Have a great weekend love and prayers

Gattina said...

Nice picture of all of you !

Just wanted to let you know that I publish my reportage about the Garda Lake tomorrow sunday, so if ever you are interested in the pictures, just have a look.

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

I think it fantastic that you four bloggers can get together. I have never met any of my blogger friends in person.

T*mmy said...

Loved the blonde jokes...teehee!

Hope you are having a great day!

Lee said...

I didn't watch the AFL final yesterday, not being a huge follower of the game. The NRL final is on tonight...I might watch bits and pieces of it...but I've been watching the series on the ABC and the final episode is on tonight and I don't want to miss it. I'm barracking for the Melbourne Storm, though! ;) (There are seven Queenslanders in the team!)

Raggedy said...

G'day Merle!
Fantastic picture! What a wonderful post! I am glad you had a nice get together. The jokes were a hoot. I have missed my visits here.

Jim said...

I loved the blonde jokes. The sailor was a good one too.

I have seen one unhappy horse. She whirled around and kicked me in the back.
That put in bed for a few days and pretty sore for a month.
The look on her face, I won't forget that unhappy horse.
[She was naughty, I had a stick behind my back and was going to whack her when I got close enough.
But she got the first and only hit.]
I wasn't very old, under ten. My chore was to bring them in from the pasture that day, and she didn't want to come.

audrey` said...

Hi Merle

A great time spent with your blogger friends =)