Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Candy Canes.

Post 363 ~ ~ ~ ~ Tuesday, 13th November, 2007.

Hello my friends ~ ~ How are things in your part of this world
of ours.? All OK here and today I was taken for my fortnightly
shopping trip this morning. So we are all stocked up again for
a while. It was quite warm, 32 C which is about 85 F. It is
predicted to get even warmer through the week. Luckily, I
have great cooling and can stay indoors most of the time.

Tonight I have a short piece about Candy Canes, and as it gets
closer to Christmas, I see there are lots of them about.

Candy Canes.
A Christian candy maker in Indiana made the first candy cane,
to spread the true meaning of Christmas.

It was shaped like a shepherd's crook, as Jesus called Himself
the "Good Shepherd."

And if you turn it upside down, it is the shape of the letter J
for Jesus.

The white told of Jesus' purity and sinless nature.

And the Red, representing blood told of Jesus' life
being given for each of us.

The candy cane is a double Christmas gift; a sweet and
a reminder of Jesus.

Tonight, I have something a little different, called "Your
Yearly Dementia Test." My friend Robyn sent me this one.
Good luck !!

It's that time of year to take our annual senior citizen test.
Exercise of the brain is as important as exercise of the muscles.
As we grow older, it's important to keep mentally alert. If you
don't use it, you lose it ! Below is a very private way to gauge
your loss or non-loss of intelligence.

Take the test presented here to determine if you're losing it
or not. The spaces below are so you don't see the answers
until you've made your answer.
OK, relax, clear your mind and begin.

1. What do you put in a toaster ?



^ Answer : "bread." If you said "toast" give up now and do
something else. Try not to hurt yourself. If you said bread, go
to Question 2.

2. Say "silk" five times. Now spell "silk" What do cows drink ?



^Answer : Cows drink water, If you said "milk" don't attempt
the next question. Your brain is over- stressed and may even
overheat. Content yourself with reading a more appropriate
literature such as Auto World. However, if you said "water" go
to question 3.

3. If a red house is made from red bricks, and a blue house is
made of blue bricks and a pink house is made of pink bricks and
a black house is made of black bricks, what is a green house made
from ?



^Answer : Greenhouses are made from glass. If you said "green
bricks," why the hell are you still reading these ? ? ?
If you said "glass" go to Question 4.

4. It's twenty years ago, and a plane is flying at 20,000 feet over
Germany. (If you will recall, Germany at that time was politically
divided into West Germany and East Germany.) Anyway, during the
flight, two engines fail. The pilot, realizing that the last remaining
engine is also failing, decides on a crash landing procedure.
Unfortunately the engine fails before he can do so and the plane
fatally crashes smack in the middle of "no man's land" between
East and West Germany. Where would you bury the survivors ?



^Answer : You don't bury survivors.
Id you said ANYTHING else, you're a dunce and you must stop.
If you said "you don't bury survivors" proceed to nest question.

5. Without using a calculator _ You are driving a bus from London
to Milford Haven in Wales. In London 17 people get on the bus.
In Reading, six people get off the bus and nine get on. In Swenson,
2 people get off and 4 get on. In Cardiff, 11 people get off and
16 get on. In Carmarthen, 6 people get off and 3 get on. You then
arrive at Milford Haven.
What was the name of the bus driver ?



^ Answer : Oh for crying out loud !!
Don't you remember your own name. It was YOU !!

Now pass this on to all your friends and pray they do better than you.

PS : 95% of people fail most of the questions !!

"How was your date with John ?"
"Oh, it was all right until after dinner. But on the way home he
stopped the car in a lonely lane and started kissing me and generally
distracting my attention. He then started feeling my bra and
around my panties --- but I fooled him. I'd hidden my money in my
shoe . . . ."

Mabel and Arthur had been living together for 45 years as
man and wife.

One day, Mabel was reading a romantic women's magazine
when she suddenly looked up at Arthur and said, "Why don't
we get married ?"

"Don't be crazy, replied Arthur. "Who would want to marry
us at our time of life ?"

Pretty young girl : What are we going to do today ?"
Young man : "How about a drive in the country ?"

Pretty young girl : Will there be any kissing and cuddling and
parking in lonely lanes and all that sort of thing ?"

Young man : Certainly not."
Pretty young girl : "Then what are we going for ?"

The husband was furious. "Is it true you've been having
an affair with John ?" he angrily asked his wife.
"Yes" replied the wife.

"Then," said the husband, "I'm going round to his house
and I'll teach him a lesson . . ."
"But, darling," said the wife, couldn't you take a few
lessons from him instead and then I wouldn't need to
have an affair ?"

When the waiter came towards me carrying my meal, I
noticed that he was pressing two of his fingers down on my fish.

"Excuse me," I said to the waiter, "It's not very hygienic
putting your fingers on my food."

"Well," said the waiter, "it's better than the fish falling off the
plate on to the floor again."

The last of my Words to Live By. ~ ~ ~

A woman is like a teabag, only in hot water do you realize
how strong she is.

God enters by a private door into every individual.

Conform and be dull.

Surround yourself with people who allow you to grow.

Union gives strength.

Time to say Goodnight my friends. Enjoy the rest of the week
and be happy with your lives. They are the only ones we have,
Love and best wishes to you all. Cheers, Merle.

Post 363 ~ ~ ~ ~ Tuesday, 13th November, 2007.


Jim said...

All good again, Merle!

I'll try to remember the fingers on the fish to pull on my older boys. They are health nuts.

I did ok on the quiz except you brain washed me on the silk / "milk" one.

Thanks for liking the monkey, it was cute. I hope they treated it nice, it always had plenty to eat and seemed clean and happy.

Karen said...

Hello my dear friend! I wanted to pop in to see how you are and to catch up a bit.

I love the story of the candy cane - I will definitely share that.

"Surround yourself with people who allow you to grow." What great advice... and it's actually more difficult than it sounds.

Take care of yourself and have a great day! Love & hugs!

Donna~K said...

I always love the candy cane story, thank you for sharing it.

I laughed so much at that annual senior citizen test. Do you mind if I borrow that sometime?

I think my two favorite lines were: God enters by a private door into every individual and Conform and be dull.

Be well and try to stay cool this week. It's still getting pretty warm here too - upper 80s and 90s. I hope it cools off soon, I'm ready for winter. :)

Gledwood said...

What is a green house made of? Maybe broccoli in my house o dear Merle were you born in Australia? My friends Vincent and Nicole just moved back to Adelaide from Amsterdam you might like her Coming to Australia pictures... I put the link up on my blog too but it's http://nicolemobile.blogspot.com I thought you might like a look.
Thanks for the message I'm still surviving thanks haha!!

Patty said...

Good Morning Merle,
I went grocery shopping yesterday myself, but it was a nice day, about 55 degrees F, didn't need a jacket, but the store was so busy. You would think it was the week before Christmas. I know not to go shopping after lunch again. I like to go early in the morning and be leaving when most people start arriving, Don't have to contend with so many other shoppers, and can always find a parking spot.

Have a good week. Glad your check up at the doctors went so well, hope the spot on your nose doesn't give you any problems.

Gina E. said...

Conform and be dull - LOL! I don't think I've ever conformed - always been up on a soapbox about something worth fighting for! See my latest cause on P's Other Place - I'm sure you'll support this cause!
Love all the other items here as usual - you really are/have a bottomless pit of goodies!

Renie Burghardt said...

Dear Merle,

Oh, love the information on candy canes. Never knew that. Thank you for sharing it.

Hahaha, the Dementia Test was funny. I failed some of the questions. Uh-oh! And the jokes were hilarious! And I must say that I'm a noncomformist.

I always enjoy my visits with you, Merle. Have a lovely Wednesday, and stay cool.

Warm regards,


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Susie said...

Hi Merle,
Great story on the candy canes, and also the signs of strokes. As always I enjoy all your jokes and words of wisdom. Can't imagine how you find so many day after day!
You're an inspiration to us all!

audrey` said...

Good Morning Merle

The joke on Mabel and Arthur is so funny.

Could our friend Corry copy the beauty tips by Audrey Hepburn onto her blog?

Thank you so much, Merle =)

Have a very blessed day ahead.
Take care.

Patty said...

Good evening Merle, my husband said to go to his site, and you will see some photos of the store we went shopping in yesterday. It's a Krogers that just opened around Oct. 2nd. They then tore down the old store and will make a huge parking lot. Here is his site. http://brookvilledailyphoto.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2007-10-31T05%3A53%3A00-04%3A00&max-results=15
scroll down to archives and click Kroger Market Place. You might enjoy seeing it.

Have a great night, sleep well.

Patty said...

Gooe evening,
Me again. Here is his web site. Copy and past in your browser.
http://brookvilledailyphoto.blogspot.com/ Once there scroll down to Archives and pick Kroger Market Place.
Again, sleep well tonight.

Jim said...

I hope you're ok. Just checking in. :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-)

Puss-in-Boots said...

Hi Merle, just a quick pop in to say g'day. Been working in the city the last two days and it wears me out.

Talk soon.

Hugs xoxo