Thursday, October 18, 2007

Forgive Me When I Whine.

Post 341 ~ ~ ~ ~ Thursday, 18th October, 2007.

Hello Everyone ~~ I hope all is well with you, as it is with me
and the weather here is getting quite warm. I bought Tomato
plants, but have not put them in yet as some hot days were
forecast, so Now I hope to get them in on Monday when it will
be cooler and MAYBE even a little rain. That would be great.

Tonight I have a big favour to ask of you. The oldest blogger
in the world is Olive of The Life of Riley and she lives in a
nursing home in Newcastle, New South Wales. She has a
helper, Mike, who
does all her typing and makes videos of
Olive singing and talking about her LONG past life.

This lady will be 108 on the 20th of this month, and her helper
has asked us all to go to her blob (as she calls it) and to leave
a Birthday message for her, as a surprise for Olive. Some of you
will be familiar with her and her posts, and anyone interested
will find her a fun lady with an excellent memory. Please join
in the fun, how many folks do we know who are 108 ?

A few photos from my garden - - -

This is a tree fern growing beside my garden shed with ivy all over it.
I possibly should get some of the ivy away from it, but it looks nice.

A pelargonuim with a very cute face, in my opinion.

A very hardy purple or mauve pelargonium.

Tonight I have a poem called "Forgive Me When I Whine. I do not know
who wrote it but it is a good reminder when we have a bad day.

Today, upon a bus,
I saw a girl with golden hair,
and wished I was as fair.

When suddenly she rose to leave,
I saw her hobble down the aisle.
She had one leg and wore a crutch.
But as she passed, she passed a smile.

Oh, God, forgive me when I whine.
I have two legs, the world is mine.

I stopped to buy some candy,
The lad who sold it had such charm.
I talked with him, he seemed so glad.
If I were late, it'd do no harm.

And as I left, he said to me,
"I thank you, you've been so kind.
It's nice to talk with folks like you.
You see," he said, "I'm blind."

Oh, God, forgive me when I whine,
I have two eyes, the world is mine.

Later while walking down the street,
I saw a child with eyes of blue.
He stood and watched the others play.
He did not know what to do.

I stopped a moment and then I said,
"Why don't you join the others, dear ?"
He looked ahead without a word.
And then I knew, he couldn't hear.

Oh, God, forgive me when I whine,
I have two ears, the world is mine.

With feet to take me where I'd go,
With eyes to see the sunset's glow,
With ears to hear what I'd know.
Oh, God forgive me when I whine.
I've been blessed indeed, the world is mine.

Author Unknown.
Time for some jokes - - - -

There is a dangerous virus being passed around electronically,
orally, and by hand. This virus is called "Weary-Overload-
Recreational Killer" (WORK)

If you receive WORK from any of your colleagues, your boss,
or anyone else via any means DO NOT TOUCH IT. This
virus will wipe out your private life completely.

If you
should come into contact with WORK, put your jacket
on and take two good friends to the nearest grocery store.
Purchase the antidote known as "Work-Isolating-Neutralizer-
Extract" (WINE) or : Bothersome-Employer-Elimination-
Rebooter" (BEER)

Take the antidote repeatedly until WORK has been
completely eliminated from your system.

You should forward this warning to 5 or more friends.
If you do not have 5 friends, you have already been infected
and WORK is controlling your life.

Thanks Sherrill for that one.

A man returned from a trip when a big storm hit their town,
with crashing thunder and severe lightning. When he got
home and into his bedroom at about 2 am., he found his
two children in bed with his wife, apparently scared by the
loud storm. He resigned himself to sleep in the guest room
that night.

The next day he talked to the children, and explained that it
was OK to sleep with Mom when the storm was bad, but, in
future when he was expected home, please don't sleep with
Mom that night. They said OK.

After his next trip several weeks later, his wife and the children
picked him up in the terminal at the appointed time. Since the
plane was late, everyone had come in to the terminal for his
plane's arrival along with hundreds of other folks waiting for
their arriving passengers.

As he entered the waiting area, his son saw him and ran towards
him shouting, "Hi Dad. I've got some good news !"

As he waved back, Dad said loudly, "What's the good news ?"
"Nobody slept with Mommy this time while you were away:"
the boy shouted.

The airport became very quiet, as everyone in the waiting area
looked at the man's son, then turned to him, and then searched
the rest of the area to see if they could figure out exactly who
his Mom was.

Two elderly ladies, Arlene and Jane are outside their nursing
home, having a drink and a smoke, when it started to rain. Jane
pulls out a condom, cuts off the end, puts it over her cigarette,
and continues smoking.

Arlene : What the hell is that ?

Jane : A condom. This way my cigarette doesn't get wet.
Arlene : Where did you get it ?
Jane : You can get them at any drug-store.

The next day, Arlene hobbles herself into the local drug-
store and announces to the pharmacist that she wants a
box of condoms.

The pharmacist, obviously embarrassed, looks at her kind
of strangely (she is after all over 80 years of age), but very
delicately asks what brand of condoms she prefers.

"Doesn't matter Sonny, as long as it fits on a Camel.

The pharmacist fainted.

Q. Why can't blondes dial 911 ?
A. They can't find the eleven on the phone.

Q. What do you call a blonde in a college ?
A. A visitor.

A married couple was asleep when the phone rang at 2 am in the
The wife (undoubtedly blonde), picked up the phone, listened
a moment and said, " How should I know ? That's 200 miles
from here !" and hung up.
The husband said, "Who was that ?"
The wife said, " I don't know, some woman wanting to know if
the coast was clear."

Little Johnny and his family were having dinner at his
grandmother's house. Everyone was seated around the
table as the food was being served. When Little Johnny
got his plate, he started eating right away.

"Johnny, wait until we say our prayer."
"I don't have to," the boy replied.
"Of course, you do," his mother insisted. "We always say a
prayer before eating at our house."

"That's at our house," Johnny explained, but this is Grandma's
house and she knows how to cook !!"

Q. What is a shitzu ?
A. A zoo without any animals !

A few quotes to close with - - -

I love thee, I love but thee
With a love that shall not die
Till the sun grows cold,
And the stars grow old. - - - Bayard Taylor.

A sense of duty is useful in work, but offensive in personal
relations. People wish to be liked, not be endured with patient
resignation. - - - Bertrand Russell.

Ecclesiastes 3: 1-8.

For everything there is a season,
And a time for every matter under heaven;
A time to be born, and a time to die;
A time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted;
A time to kill, and a time to heal;
A time to break down, and a time to build up;
A time to weep and a time to laugh;
A time to mourn, and a time to dance;
A time to throw away stones, and a time to gather stones together;
A time to embrace, And a time to refrain from embracing;
A time to seek, and a time to lose;
A time to keep, and a time to throw away;
A time to tear, and a time to sew;
A time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
A time to love, and a time to hate;
A time for war, and a time for peace.

Bye for now my friends, Have a great day tomorrow
and share some smiles with others. Love and best
wishes to you all. Cheers, Merle.

Post 341 ~ ~ ~ ~ Thursday, 18th October, 2007.


LZ Blogger said...

Merle ~ Come on... did Peter give you the Shi Tzu joke? Beautiful flowers pictures. Thanks for the info on Miss Olive. I did stop by her blog and wished her a happy 108th B-day. Cute party for her. Thanks for sharing it! ~ jb///

Jim said...

Olive was on our national TV yesterday. She dictates what should go on the blog.
What a life?

If that blonde could do like I do to get 911, it would be by accident.

I put it on late last night.


Karen said...

Olive is amazing! I just left her a comment; wow - 108? That is incredible.

Your flowers are beautiful! They definitely have your special touch.

"Forgive Me While I Whine" is excellent! I'm copying it and printing it out - it's a keeper.

911 joke - what a kick!

It's always such a joy to visit here, Merle. Thank you for sharing parts of your life, and special and fun things.

Love & hugs, my dear friend!

Mary said...


I stopped by Olives and left her a birthday message. Thanks for directing me to her blog. What an inspiration she is to us younger ones.

Loved your poem. We should always count our blessings, for there's someone somewhere who is less fortunate. Grandma used to say, "I cried when I had no shoes until I met a man that had no feet." We should be grateful for all blessings.

Thanks for the smile this morning. I always look forward to visiting you. And thanks also for stopping over to my blog and commenting.

Have a wonderful day.

T*mmy said...

Miz Merle,

Your flowers are so pretty and I loved the "whine" story, so true!

Hubby got a good chuckle out of the "WORK" bit!

Have a great day!

Hootin'Anni said...

Yes!! I have Olive on my list of friends at my blog....she's amazing and I thank her blog helper a lot! Very interesting woman.

Puss-in-Boots said...

Oooh, Merle, thanks for the warning...I went out and got some WINE just in case I became infected with WORK. Phew...just in time, I reckon.

I have some garden photos on my post today, too...great minds think alike! Your garden must be beautiful at this time of the year, Merle, judging from the lovely photos you post.

The weekend is almost enjoy it. Hugs xoxo

audrey` said...

Dearest Merle

Your fern and ivy are growing very well together =)
A very unique and special plant.

mreddie said...

As always I enjoyed the photos. The poem about whining is so true, we have so much and many times don't even realize it. ec

Lee said...

I must pop into Olive's "blob" again. It's been a while since I've been there. Wow! What a wonderful life she is having! :)

Renie Burghardt said...

Dear Merle,

Your flowers are lovely, as is your tree fern. Happy Spring!

Forgive Me When I Whine is a great reminder indeed.

Thank you for the WORK virus warning. :-)

And the joes are the funniest yet! Good to start the day with a chuckle!

Will stop and wish Olive a Happy Birthday. Wow a 108? God bless her.

And God bless you, dear Merle.

Warm regards,


Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

The blonde painting is an excellent joke, Merle—it proves the point of blonde dumbness.