Thursday, October 04, 2007

A Sign of the Times.

Post 330 - - - - - Thursday, 4th October, 2007.

Hello Everyone ~~ I do not know why the underline is there,
nor do I know how to get rid of it. So forgive me for that, please.

Sorry I have got behind replying, but hope to catch up soon.
I have had a great visit from my brother's son, Marcus, his
lovely wife Carolyn and their two younger sons, Jordan and
Paul. It was lovely to see them and I think they also enjoyed
the visit. We do not see each other often, living on different
sides of this large country of ours.

The highlight of their holiday was the Geelong Grand Final.
Marcus is a mad keen Cats fan and dearly wanted this
Premiership. Geelong is still celebrating.

My nephew Marcus and family.
Left to right. Jordan, Carolyn Paul and Marcus.

Merle and Marcus. (Peter's second son.)

Now to find something to post. I missed yesterday, but it feels longer.
At least I have lost the underline. I am typing directly into Blogger and
cannot see how to do it or undo it.

This one is called "Sign of the Times."

They lie on the table, side by side. The Holy Bible and the TV Guide.

One is well worn, but cherished with pride. (Not the Bible, but the
TV Guide.)

One is used daily to help folks decide. (Not the Bible, it's the TV Guide.)

As the pages are turned, what shall they see. Oh what does it matter .
Turn on the TV.

Then confusion reigns, they can't all agree on what they shall watch
on TV.

So they open the book in which they confide. (No, not the Bible, it's
TV Guide.)

The Word of God is seldom read. Maybe a verse or two e'er they
fall into bed.

Exhausted and sleepy and tired as can be . . . not from reading the
Bible, but from watching TV.

So then back to the table, side by side, lay the Holy Bible and the
TV Guide.

No time for prayer .. . no time for the Word. The plan of salvation
is seldom heard.

But forgiveness of sin so full and free is found in the Bible.
NOT on TV.

Time for some jokes - - - - -

Something to think about.
Joe Smith started the day early having set his alarm clock (MADE
IN JAPAN) for 6 am. While his coffeepot (MADE IN CHINA) was
perking, he shaved with his electric razor (MADE IN HONG KONG).
He put on a dress shirt (MADE IN SRI LANKA), designer jeans -
(MADE IN SINGAPORE) and tennis shoes (MADE IN KOREA)
After cooking his breakfast in his new electric skillet (MADE IN
INDIA) he sat down with his calculator (MADE IN MEXICO) to
see how much he could spend today. After setting his watch (MADE
IN TAIWAN) to the radio ( MADE IN INDIA), he got in his car -
(MADE IN GERMANY) filled it with gas from Saudi Arabia and
continued his search for a good paying AUSTRALIAN JOB. At the
end of yet another discouraging and fruitless day checking his
computer (MADE IN MADE IN MALAYSIA) Joe decided to relax
for a while. He put on his sandals (MADE IN BRAZIL) and poured
himself a glass of wine (MADE IN FRANCE) and turned on his TV
(MADE IN INDONESIA) and then wondered why he can't find a good
paying job in AUSTRALIA.
<><> Not really a joke, is it ??

One from my friend Sherrill - - - Thanks Sherrill.

Fifty-one years ago, Herman Jones, a North Carolina mountain man,
was drafted into the Army

On his first day of basic training, the Army issued him a comb. That
afternoon the Army sheared off all his hair.

On his second day, the Army issued Herman a toothbrush, That
afternoon the Army dentist yanked seven of his teeth out.

On the third day, the Army issued him a jock strap. The Army has
been looking for Herman for 51 years.

My granddaughter Samantha sent me this one. Thanks Sam.

True Friendship. None of that Sissy Crap.
Are you tired of those sissy "friendship" poems that always
sound good, but never actually come close to reality.

Well, here is a series of promises that actually speak of true
You will see no cutesy little smiley faces on this one. Just the
stone cold truth of our friendship.

1. When you are sad - - I will help you get drunk and plot revenge
against the effing b*****d who made you sad.

2. When you are blue - I will try to dislodge whatever is choking you.

3. When you smile -- I will know you got lucky.

4. When you are scared - - I will make fun of you about it, every
chance I get.

5. When you are worried -- I will tell you horrible stories about
how much worse it could be until you quit whining.

6. When you are confused -- I will use little words.

7. When you are sick -- Stay away from me until you are well
again. I don't want whatever you have.

8. When you fall -- I will point and laugh at your clumsy ass.

9. This is my oath - - - I pledge it to the end.
Why you may ask; "Because you are my friend."

Why do I have to work so much overtime at the office?
Because I owe, I owe, so off to work I go,

My sister has a very responsible job, If anything goes wrong,
she's responsible !!

If ants are always supposed to be busy - - how is it that they
can spend so much time at picnics ?

Two men bought a horse each and decided to keep them in the
same field. "How shall we tell which horse is which?" asked Paul.

"I'll tie a blue ribbon to the tail of my horse," said Peter.
Unfortunately, the ribbon fell off Paul's horse, one day when Paul
was absent, so the two were again faced with the problem of deciding
which horse was which.
"I know," said Paul," you have the brown horse and I will have the
white one !!"

Mrs. Smith : Doctor, please can you help me ? I've had twelve
children and I'm pregnant again and I don't want any more kids
after this one. I desperately need a hearing aid.

Doctor : A hearing aid ? What do you want a hearing aid for ?
Surely you want some birth control pills or some form of
contraception ?

Mrs. Smith : No Doctor, I definitely want a hearing aid. You see,
my husband gets drunk every Friday night and comes into my
be and says to me, "Do you want to go to sleep or what ?" Me, being
a bit deaf, I always say "What ?"

Some more of those strange questions = = =

Why did Yankee Doodle name the feather in his hat Macaroni ?

Do illiterate people get the full effect of Alphabet soup ?

If an atheist has to go to court, do they make him swear on the Bible ?

Why are people so afraid of mice, yet we all love Mickey Mouse ?

If a fork were made of gold would it still be called silverware ?

Why isn't chocolate considered a vegetable, if chocolate comes from
cocoa beans, and all beans are a vegetable ?

Why is it when we talk to God we are praying, but when God talks to
us we are put in the loony bin ?

If something "goes without saying" why do people still say it ?

Why is it when some products you have to turn upside down to
read the directions, and the directions say do not turn upside down ?

Why is a square meal served on a round plate ?

Enough for tonight my friends. I hope you have had a good week
so far and that you are happy and well. Thanks so much for your
comments which are much appreciated (and will eventually get
answered) Look after yourselves and each other. Love and best
wishes to you all. Cheers, Merle.

Post 330 - - - - Thursday, 4th October, 2007.


daffy said...

Hello Merle, so glad you enjoyed your visit. It's nice when we get time to visit family. Are they roses behind you in the photograph? They look lovely, as does the weather. :o) I shouldn't complain, where I live in England has had a few days of late sunshine... always appreciated. Lovely entry as ever Merle. :o)

Leann said...

very good picture of you.glad you had a nice visit.I so liked the TV and the bible post.its so true.if people would read the word more this world wouldnt be so dang messed up.
God bless you friend have a great weekend and stay safe.

Lady Di Tn said...

another good one. TV vs Bible and we know who wins. My little brother sent me the one about the different items being made but everywhere but America.

Have been wondering of late where all those RECALLED ITEMS ARE BEING PUT. Especially the lead base paint toys.

have a great day
love and prayers
ps loved the photos

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

Lovely family photos, Merle. Don’t worry about the underlining.

Mountain Mama said...

That's a really sweet picture of you & Marcus. He looks like a very loving young man. And you look so cute tucked under his arm.
I loved your jokes. Laughed till I snorted. I sent a couple to my family.
Take care Merle. Hugs.

Lee said...

It sounds like you all have a lovely time together and I bet your nephew thoroughly enjoyed the Grand would have been very exciting. :)

JunieRose2005 said...

hi Merle,

I enjoyed the pictures so much!
I'm glad Marcus and his family could come to see you.

:) jokes were very funny,too.



Jim said...

Hi Merle -- Another visit! That family sure is nice to you. Do they call your home the "Merle Hotel?" Our neighbors used to call our home the "Jim's Hotel" because we had a whole lot too.
That has slowed down now, no visitors for quite a while.

Marcus has more blogs than his dad. I'm sure you read the one you linked to, he spoke nicely of you there, 'Auntie Merle.'

I was wondering if your horse people couldn't tell the horses apart or did they look alike?
Then that was the punch line.

mreddie said...

Great family photos, the flowers on the border were a nice touch in the pictures. ec

Renie Burghardt said...

Dear Merle,

The pictures of your nephew and family, and of you with Marcus is so nice. One of mys sons is coming for a visit soon. I look forward to it.

Sign of the times is certainly true. And I love the one about True Friendhip.

Well, as always, a visit with you always cheers me up and on!

Warmest regards,


Gledwood said...

You know the made in Taiwan, made in Japan, made in Korea etc etc one... there was a bit on the radio yesterday about 1.2 million eastern Europeans who have come over here in the last few years to do stuff like agricultural work picking flowers etc... No Brits want to do that work because it is too badly paid and I don't blame them...
One thing I never even REALIZED or thought about until v recently is that a successful country doesn't need a good "balance of trade" with overseas it can trade with itself; also if these people are being so badly paid maybe it says we should all pay a little bit more for our food and let good jobs stay here instead of 1.2 million outsiders having to come in and fill them!
The sun's threatening to set already and it's only 5:59 - weekend is nearly upon us - have a good 'un!

Lucy Stern said...

OK Merle, either you are very short or Marcus is very tall, which is it???? Actually, I am only 5' 1" myself.

Val said...

I've been away from blogging for a while. Had to laugh at your underlining problem. If it persists, take an asprin and call me in the morning... No really, why don't you highlight the offending text and then click on the "u" in the blogger box.

I'm looking forward to seeing Connie's photos of you and the others when you got together recently. Lucky ducks!

Jeanette said...

Hi Dear Merle,Nice photo,s of yourself , Marcus and family in your front garden, great jokes loved them all.
still commenting from old puter as Mine wasnt ready for Joanne to bring back , Joe is still trying to recover files looks like ive lost a lot, hopefully wont be long before I get it back. and then ill be blogging regulary Jan

Susie said...

Hi Merle,
Lovely to see the photos of you with your nephew and his family. Glad you had a good visit. Bill and I had a good laugh over the Herman in the Army Joke!
take care!

audrey` said...

Hi Merle

I like the top which you were wearing in the pic taken with Marcus.
It suits you perfectly.
You look so nice in it =)