Sunday, September 02, 2007

Warning for All Women.

Post 303 - - - - -Sunday, 2nd September, 2007.

Hello my friends ~~ I hope you all enjoyed the weekend in the
Southern Hemisphere, and that those in the Northern Hemisphere
will enjoy the extra day for the Labor Day holiday. I have done a bit
of garden work which is hell on my back, but have to do some.

I haven't heard from John, since Friday, so he must still be sick.
A friend took some goodies to him that I made to tempt his appetite.
Apparently this virus makes the throat so sore that you can't even
get water down easily, let alone eat. I think he is getting some
sleep at last. The headache etc was so bad, he could not sleep, but
the pain relief the doctor gave him is helping.

The photos tonight are not wonderful - - - Sorry !!

First one is my patch of Broad Beans out in flower, no beans yet.

This one has a purple Winter Joy (wallflower), red Salvia and mauve azalea.

This is an awful photo of me showing the hairdo I got the other day. My arms
are too short to get far enough away to photograph myself. The hair will grow!!

Tonight's first article was sent by a friend, and is a warning for women drivers
so I thought it may be helpful to post it. Thanks Kim.

Important Warning to all Women. (This is not a joke.)

This actually happened a few weeks ago in a Melbourne suburb.

It was early evening and a young lady stopped to get petrol. She
filled her tank and walked into the store to pay for her petrol. The
cashier told her, "Don't pay for your petrol yet . . . .walk around the
store for a while and act as if you're picking up some other things to
buy. A man just got into the back seat of your car and I've called
the police who are on their way.."

When the police arrived, they found the man in the back seat of the
girl's car and asked him what he was doing. He replied, he was
joining a gang and the initiation to join is to kidnap a women and
bring her back to the gang to be raped by every member of the gang.
If the woman was still alive by the time they finish with her, then
they let her go.

According to the police that night, there is a new gang forming here,
originating from Wetherill Park.

The scary part of this is because the guy didn't have a weapon on him.
The police could only charge him with trespassing . . . .He's back on
the street and free to try again.

Please be aware of what's going on around you and for family and
friends. LADIES you or one of your family or friends could be
the next victim.

Please share this information so everyone knows what is happening.

Please be careful when leaving your vehicle and make sure it is
ALWAYS locked to prevent this from happening to you.

Time for a few jokes - - - -

On a group of beautiful deserted islands in the middle of no-where
the following people are suddenly stranded by, as you might
expect, a shipwreck.

2 Italian men and 1 Italian woman

2 Frenh men and 1 French woman

2 German men and 1 German woman

2 Greek men and 1 Greek woman

2 English men and 1 English woman

2 Bulgarian men and 1 Bulgarian woman

2 Japenese men and 1 Japanese woman

2 Chinese men and 1 Chinese woman

2 American men and 1 American woman

2 Irish men and 1 Irish woman

One month later on these absolutely stunningly beautiful
desert (and deserted) isands in the middle of no-where, the
following things have occurred.

One Italian man killed the other Italian man for the Italian woman.

The two French men and the French woman are living happily
together in a menage-a-trois.

The two German men have a strict weekly schedule of alterating
visits with the German woman.

The two Greek men are sleeping together and the Greek woman
is cleaning and cooking for them.

The two English men are waiting to be introduced to the English

The two Bulgarian men took one long look at the endless ocean
and another long look at the Bulgarian woman, and start swimming.

The two Japanese men have faxed Tokyo and are awaiting

The two Chinese men have set up a pharmacy, a liquor store,
a restaurant and a laundry, and have got the woman pregnant
in order to supply employees for the stores.

The two American men are contemplating the virtues of
suicide because the American woman keeps endlessly
complaining about her body, the true nature of feminism, how
she can do everything that they can do, the necessity of
fulfilment, the equal division of household labors, how sand
and palm trees make her look fat, how her last boyfriend
respected her opinion and treated her nicer than they do, how
her relationship with her mother is improving, and at least the
taxes are low and it isn't raining.

The two Irish men have divided the island into North and South
and set up a distillery. They do not remember if sex is in the
picture because it gets sort of foggy after the first few liters of
coconut whiskey. But they are happy because at least the
English aren't having any fun.

Three elderly men are at the doctor's office for a memory test.

The doctor asks the first man, "What is three times three ?"

" 274 " came the reply.

The doctor rolls his eyes and looks up at the ceiling, and
says to the second man : "It's your turn now. What is three
times three ?" "Tuesday," replies the second man.

The doctor shakes his head sadly, then asks the third man,
"Okay, your turn. What is three times three ?"

"Nine," said the third man.
"That's great," said the doctor, "How did you get that ?"

"Simple,: he says, " Just subtract 274 from Tuesday."

A man limped into the hospital to have his foot X rayed.
Some time later an orderly appeared and handed the man a
large pill.

Just then a mother with a small child needing immediate attention
entered. After the orderly disappeared with the new patient, the
man hobbled over to get a glass of water, swallowed the pill and
sat down to wait.

Some time later, the orderly appeared again carrying s bucket of
water. "Okay,." he said. "Let's drop the pill in the bucket of water
and soak your foot for a while."

What holds a frog's legs on ? Ribbits !!

Two cannibals were having a chat.
One said, "I hate my mother-in-law."
The other one replied, "Well just eat the potatoes."
A few quotes - - - -

Knowledge can be communicated but now wisdom.
- - - Hermann Hesse.

Happy is the man with a wife to tell him what to do and a
secretary to do it. - - - Lord Mancroft.

Men talk of killing time, while time is quietly killing them.
- - - - Dion Boucicault.

Aging seems to be the only available way to live a long life.
- - - Daniel Francois Espirit Auber.

When things are steep, remember to stay level-headed. - -Horace.

Bye for now folks, I hope your lives are happy and that the worries
are few and far between. Love and best wishes to you all.
Cheers, Merle.

Post 303 - - - - - Sunday, 2nd September, 2007


Lady Di Tn said...

Glad to hear John is on the mend. Sounds like a horrible virus so please stay away.
Being a farm girl I loved the picture of the beans.
My MIL hairdresser use to cut her hair short and then put in a perm so then it was too short. So I now tell her to tell them if they cut it too short I will come get them. Or they can put the perm in first and then trim. Either way they stopped cutting hers tooo short. Maybe you could get one of the boys to threaten her. hee hee
love and prayers

PEA said...

Hello dear Merle:-)

Oh dear, I do hope John recovers from that virus soon, I have heard how horrible it is! I'm sure your home cooking will help him recover:-) I use to grow broadbeans but not in the last few years, I could never get them to do very well. Yours look so healthy!! Love that picture of you, it's not a bad one at all...I think that short haircut suits you!!

The warning for women drivers is a good one. I travel alone all the time to get to Steve's place which is a little over 3 hours away so I'm always careful!! Loved the jokes and quotes as well:-)

Take care my friend! xoxo

T*mmy said...

I'll have to remember the frog legs bit to tell the grandkids!
Have a great day!!

Leann said...

its sad that this world has fallen so low.the girl was blessed that the person called the police.some people in this country dont stick their noses in.they walk right by people needing help and do nothing.
I enjoyed the jokes,some real good ones tonight.
God bless you friend.
your hair looks good.and those flowers are pretty.Ill pray for John.hope he is feeling better soon.

Puss-in-Boots said...

One thing I always do is lock my car at a servo...normally to stop anyone stealing my bag...but now you've given me extra incentive. Scary!

I can see how much you look like Peter, Merle...and it's a lovely photograph.

I laughed at the joke about the desert island...someone's been studying the different!

Sounds like John has that type A flu that's been knocking people over up here...those sound like the symptoms and I hate to say it, but it'll be a few weeks before he is feeling up to par again. Just as well the warmer weather is coming. Tell him to be careful, though, because it turns to pneumonia very quickly...he should get some antibiotics into him asap.

You take care, too, Merle. Have you had a flu injection this year?

Hugs xoxo

Val said...

Merle, the perm is lovely, and a couple of weeks' growth will complete "the look" you're after. The curls make a nice frame for your face.

I like this one:
Aging seems to be the only available way to live a long life.

mreddie said...

All the best to John - that does sound like the flu. The beans look good as do the flowers - my plans are to replant azaleas after I get my existing shrubs dug out. Nothing wrong with the hair, any hair is better than none - like my hairdo.

It is quite possible that 9 is the correct answer when one subtracts 274 from Tuesday. :) ec

Raggedy said...

G'day Merle!
I have missed you soooooooooo much!
Great post.
It is great to be back reading you again.
I will attempt to return soon and catch up on all the great posts I missed.
It sure has been a long time.
Huggles and lots of love.
You are a dear friend and thank you so much for your support.
Don't over do it and hurt your back!
I love that you can add pictures now!
Have a wonderful day!
(=':'=) hugs
(")_ (")Š from
the Cool Raggedy one

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

Merle, I think you look cute in that photo!

UKBob said...

Hi Merle, the hair do looks fine, sure wish I could grow one like it. Anyway the reason I’m here today is to apologise for my over sight regarding the ‘Nice Matters Award’ you gave me. I did see it at the time and came to your blog to see what it was about but I sort of spun off the track somewhere along the way and never got to the bottom of it. I expect I was trying to do to much too fast or something, anyway I apologise here and will do the same on my own blog later also I have linked your name to your blog above the award along with Kimmies as a way of saying thanks and showing my appreciation. Bob.

Jeanette said...

Hi Dear Merle. Sorry to hear John still not well It sounds like that dreaded Flu bug I hope he gets over it very fast, Donna has had it for 2 weeks and has now got a nasty cough.
I always lock my car at the servo when going to pay for petrol. and when shopping or travelling alone, "its best to be safe than sorry" take care enjoy the nice weather,

LZ Blogger said...

Good Morning Merle... Well it's the last day of our 3 day Holiday Weekend here in the states and I think I am actually going to LABOR here on Labor Day! I've got a project I NEED to finish here holiday or not! I know what you mean about the arms being to short for those self pictures, but it looks a lot better than the ones I try to take (maybe its the subject matter than counts). But your new haircut looks cute anyway! ~ jb///

Gina E. said...

Hi Merle,
glad you were able to see the eclipse in all its glory! I was interested to see your red Salvia. We have a purple one - Ken saw it somewhere and wanted one. I wish he'd seen the red one - it's much prettier.

JunieRose2005 said...


That's a very scary story... We can't be too careful these days.

Thanks for all the cheery joks-etc. I always enjoy them.

Your hair looks fine to me! :) In any case it will grow fast.

Hope your son soon recovers from the flu.

Take care,


Lee said...

Sorry I've not been around for a few days, Merle. I've been pretty busy and time has just slipped away on me.

Sorry to hear John has that terrible virus. I hope he's feeling a lot better now.

Kathy Finfrock said...

I'd like to say that I do like the haircut, but if you aren't use to it being that short, I can see where you'll need to get use to. Enjoyed the other pics and jokes as well.
On a postive note, the story about the woman and the car is an urban legend. It isn't true. for the facts.
Still though, I do agree that you must keep watch of your surroundings, always lock your car and always carry your keys in your hand when walking in a parking lot.
There are an awful lot of good people out there, but there are also some bads ones. The odds don't matter if you happen to be one of the victims. God Bless.

A Woman Who is: said...

Hey Merle,
Thought I stop by and see how you were doing. Your garden efforts look great, and so does your hair.
Love your stories and jokes.

Michelle said...

Greetings Merle :o)
Love all of your photos, specially the one of your new "do" look splendid :o)

Anonymous said...

Hi Grandma,
I liked the jokes on this one, very funny. The warning to all women? is this really true?? thats scary if it is and my car is sure to be locked at all times. Well goodnight, Luv always Kate xoxo