Thursday, December 13, 2007

You're My Friend.

Post 381 ~ ~ ~ Thursday 13th December, 2997.

Hello Everyone ~~ I hope all is well with you as we come
towards the end of yet another week. I have been cooking
and sorting out my Christmas gifts, as the time is getting
very close. My son Geoff and his wife Joanne are coming
from Melbourne tomorrow for an overnight stay, which is
always nice.

My daughter Kathy rang today and said she will be here
the following Friday to pick me up for Christmas. We will
leave on Saturday morning which is the 22nd, so not too
many sleeps till Santa comes!! I hope all your plans are
coming together, like mine are.

My grandson, Joh, who joined the Army a few months ago
is home for about three weeks over Christmas, so it will be
nice to see him and hear all about it, first hand. He likes it.
And Kathy and Ard will have all their family home, and
Grandma too. What more could they ask ???

I received a very unusual and lovely gift from my friend
Lorraine, and took a photo to show you, sorry it's a bit
blurry. It is a square plate, with half a styrene ball in the
shape of a Christmas pudding, painted brown. Then she
has pinned a heap of Red Tulip after dinner mints to it
in rows, and it looks so nice and we will all enjoy that.
Lorraine said that only Red Tulip wrap their chocolates
which is necessary. I thought some of you crafty ladies
might like to copy it.

The finished product ~ ~ Yummy!!

My next door neighbor gave me 5 lovely lilies, but 2 had faded.

My dear friend Jeanette sent me a nice e mail that I would like to share with you.
Thank you Jan. It is called "You are my friend." Enjoy.

You're . . . .
My friend,
My companion,
Through good times and bad.
My friend,
My buddy,
Through happy or sad,
Beside me you stand,
Beside me you walk,
You're there to listen;
You're there to talk,
With happiness,
With smiles,
With pain and tears,
I know you'll be there, throughout the years !

You are all good friends to me and I am grateful to you.

Remember, no man or woman is a failure who has a friend !
If I could sit on the porch with God, the first thing I would do
is thank Him for you . . .
Author unknown.

Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some
sort of battle . . . . Author Unknown.

Joke time. My friend Gledwood will like this one I think.

The children begged for a hamster, and after the fervent vow
that they alone would care for it, they got one. They named it
Danny. Two months later, when Mom found herself responsible
for cleaning and feeding the creature, she located a prospective
new home for it.

The children took the news of Danny's imminent departure quite
well, though one of them remarked, "He's been around here a
long time. We'll miss him."

"Yes," Mom replied, "But he's too much work for one person, and
since I'm that one person, I say he goes."

Another child offered, " Well, maybe if he didn't eat so much and
wouldn't be so messy, we could keep him."

But Mom was firm, "It's time to take Danny to his new home now,"
she insisted. "Go and get his cage."

With one voice and in tearful outrage the children shouted,
"Danny ? We thought you said Daddy !!"

A friend enclosed a couple of jokes with her Christmas card.

A little boy was doing his math homework. He said to himself,
Two plus five, that son of a bitch is seven. Three plus six, that
son of a bitch is nine. . . " His mother heard what he was
saying and gasped, "What are you doing ?"

The little boy answered, "I'm doing my math homework, Mom."
"And is this how your teacher taught you to do it ?" she asked.
"Yes." he answered.
Infuriated, the mother went to see the teacher.
"What are you teaching my son in math ?"
The teacher replied, "Right now, we are learning addition."
The mother asked, "And are you teaching them to say, two plus
two, that son of a bitch is four ?"

After she stopped laughing, she answered, "What I taught
them was two plus two, THE SUM OF WHICH is four.

A teacher noticed that a little boy at the back of the class was
squirming around, scratching his crotch, and not paying
She went back to find out what was going on. He was quite
embarrassed and whispered that he had recently been
circumcised and he was quite itchy. The teacher told him to
go down to the principal's office.

He was to telephone his mother and ask her what he should
do about it.. He did it and returned to class.
Suddenly there was a commotion at the back of the room.
She went back to investigate only to find him sitting at his
desk with his penis hanging out.

"I thought I told you to call your mom, " she said.
"I did," he said, And she told me that if I could stick it our
till noon, she'd come and pick me up from school."

A father watched his precious 6 year old daughter playing
in the garden. He smiled as he reflected on how sweet and
innocent his little girl was. Suddenly she stopped and stared
at the ground. He went over to her and noticed she was
looking at two spiders mating.

"Daddy, what are those two spiders doing?" she asked.
"They're mating," her father replied.
"What do you call the spider on top, Daddy?" she asked.
"That's a Daddy Longlegs," her father answered.
"So the other one is a Mummy Longlegs? she asked.
"No," said her father, "Both of them are Daddy Longlegs."

The little girl thought for a moment, then took her foot
and stomped them flat.
"Well, we;re not having any of that queer stuff in our garden."

Three retirees, each with a hearing loss, were playing golf
one fine warm day.
One remarked to the other, "Windy, isn't it ?"
"No, " the second man replied, "it's Thursday."
And the third man chimed in, "So am I. Let's have a beer."

One day, a blonde's neighbor goes over to her house, sees
the blonde crying, and asked what happened. The blonde
said her mother had passed away.

The neighbor made her some coffee and calmed her down a
little and then left. The next day, the neighbor went back to
her house and found the blonde crying again. She asked why
she was crying this time.

"I just got off the phone with my sister, her mother died too."

Just a few quotes ~ ~ ~

No man likes to have his intelligence or good faith
questioned, especially if he has doubts about it himself.
~ ~ ~ Henry Brooks Adams.

Insanity is hereditary; you can get it from your children.
~ ~ ~ Sam Levenson.

When you don't have an education, you've got to use
your brains. ~ ~ ~ Anonymous.

There are no uninteresting things, there are only uninterested
people. ~ ~ ~ Gilbert K. Chesterton.

Many a true word is spoken in jest. ~ ~ ~ English proverb.

That is it for tonight folks, Take care of yourselves and
each other. Spread some sunshine smiles around.
Love and best wishes to you all. Cheers, Merle.

Post 381 ~ ~ ~ Thursday, 13th December, 2007.


Lady Di Tn said...

Another good one. Thanks. Have fun with your son and DIL. Also, have a good trip to your daughter's and what a present for all Joh is home and can be with you all. That my dear will be Priceless.
Take care of the bumper bruise or as we will now call it the BB bang. I must caution you to be more careful.
Peace to you Sweet Tater.

Gledwood said...

Dear me! That poor hamster! Did you know I have a quite ordinary POT PLANT that is considerably harder to care for than my clutch of FOUR (3 robos, 1 Chinese)...! But that was an entertaining joke though...

... guess what happened with the plant? It was in a blown glass bowl thing that dried it all out terribly (actually 3 plants mangled together...)... 1 died so I took them out and repotted them in a plastic bottle with holes punched underneath. Still they didn't do TOO good, though they did better...

... at long last I nearly gave in and plonked it down by the side of my kitchen sink (purely for decoration) and guess what these ultra-dry plants obviously come from swamps as they are thriving and putting out long new trailers thanks to all that stray water!!!

Do have a Merry Christmas and a Highly Entertaining New Year Merle and keep well!


Patty said...

Sounds as though you have a busy schedule for the next couple of weeks. Enjoyed the hamster named Danny joke. Have a nice time with your Son and Daughter.

Jim said...

Hi Merle, those were all good.
I'm glad you are going to your daughter's home for Christmas time. And that Joh will come home too. He hasn't been gone very long.
And whatever you do over at Kathy's home, please don't eat too much or be too messy. Or someone may confuse you with one of the varmints.

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

Merle, I’m sure it will be wonderful to spend time with Joh and hear about his adventures. May your time with your family bring you many blessings.

Jeanette said...

Hi Dear Merle,Christmas is fast approaching 10 days, have a lovely evening with Geoff and Joanne and pleased to hear your going to Kathy's for xmas and a bonus having Joh home also... great jokes and quotes plenty of laughter,,,Get plenty of rest u have a busy time ahead.
Ps. seen my specialist today got a good report and in febuary i have to go have ct scan, and ultra sounds, just making sure everything is going well inside. and colonoscopy May 2... love Jan

Renie Burghardt said...

Dear Merle,

It's always nice to spend Christmas with family, isn't it? Have a wonderful time with yours.

The photo of the lilies is beautiful!

I love "You Are My Friend." Friends are blessings from God.

Funnies, fun and inspiration abound at your place, dear Merle. Thank you for all of it. Have a blessed Friday.

Warmest regards,


Leann said...

have a great time with faimly.I leave the 21 and wont be back till the 24th or so.Ill see you when I get the picturs.
God bless you and yours merry Christmas.

Mary said...


I'm sorry it's been so long since I've visited with you. Things are very hectic at this time of year, as you know.

I am so glad your grandson is home for Christmas and that you will be with family.

I enjoyed my visit, as always.

Many Christmas blessings to you and yours.


audrey` said...

You're my friend too, Merle.

Please have a very blessed Christmas with Kathy and your grandchildren =)