Monday, January 14, 2008

The Penny and Two More Birthdays.

Post 394 ~ ~ ~ Monday, 14th January, 2008.

Hello Everyone ~~ I hope you are all doing well and the week ahead
will be a good one for you. All OK here and it has been a little cooler.
Only 30 C today, back up to 36 C tomorrow. 30C is 86 F; 36 is 96.8F.

UPDATE ~~ Our friend Margaret is back on line again.
She has had a lot of problems, but let us hope they are
all over now, Margaret. You have been missed.

Two More Birthdays, Folks on the 14th January. Please pop over
to my blogger friends Joy and Jerry, the Lazy Blogger and wish them
a happy day. I hope you both have a wonderful day Joy and Jerry.

It has been a very noisy day as the lady next-door had a large tree
removed by professional tree removalists. So we both have more
light in our yards an no more sweeping up the things it used to shed.
Round prickly balls.

I had a nice day yesterday, as it was cooler, my son John came and
climbed on a ladder and cut the dead flowers off my Protea tree.
They were too high for me to do them.

Then he took me to get a few things I wanted from the shops.
I planted some Portulaca seedlings. They do well when it is hot.
I also bought a Garth Brooks package of 2 CD s and a DVD,
which I thoroughly enjoyed playing later.

The first item tonight was sent to me by a dear friend of
long standing, Thank you Barbara. Hope you enjoy it.

That Little Penny in the Parking Lot.

Remember this every time you pass that little penny
in the parking lot.
I always thought it was for good luck, but I like this
version better.

I found a penny today
laying on the ground.
But it's not just a penny,
this little coin I found.

Found pennies come from heaven,
that's what my Grandpa told me.
He said Angels toss them down.
Oh, how I loved that story.

He said when an Angel misses you,
they toss a penny down;
Sometimes just to cheer you up,
to make a smile out of your frown.

So don't pass by that penny
when you're feeling blue.
It may be a penny from heaven
that an Angel's tossed to you.

So now pass this on to people you care about
and who you feel are Angels to you.
I just did ~ ~
An Angel is now watching over you.

Joke time now ~ ~ ~ First one from Jim Thanks Jim.

A tour bus driver is driving a bus load of seniors down a
highway when he is tapped on the shoulder by a little old lady.

She offers him a handful of peanuts, which he gratefully eats.

About 15 minutes later, she taps him on the shoulder again
and she hands him another handful of peanuts.
She repeats this gesture about five more times.

When she is about to hand him another batch, he asks the little
old lady, "Why don't you eat the peanuts yourself ?"

"We can't chew them because we have no teeth, " she replied.
The puzzled driver asks, "Why do you buy them then ?"
The old lady replied, "We just love the chocolate around them."

My neighbour and friend Lorraine contributed this one.
Send this to the Seniors in your life. I'm sure they will like it.

We went to breakfast at a restaurant where the "seniors" special
was two eggs, bacon, hash browns and toast for $1.99.

"Sounds good," my wife said, "But I don't want the eggs."
"Then I will have to charge you two dollars and forty-nine cents
because you're ordering a la carte," said the waitress.

"You mean I'd have to pay for not taking the eggs?" my wife
asked increduiously.
" YES !!" stated the waitress.

"I'll take the special then," my wife said.
"How do you want your eggs?" the witress asked.

"Raw and in the shell," my wife replied.
She took the two eggs home.

DON'T MESS WITH SENIORS !!! We've been around
the block more than once !!.

I'M TIRED. (Thanks Helen.)

For several years I've blamed it on middle age, lack of
vitamins, air pollution, saccharin, obesity, dieting,
body odour, yellow wax build-up and dozens of other
maladies that make you wonder if life really is worth
But I found out that isn't that. I'm tired because I'm

The population of this country is 17 million.
7 million are retired -- that leaves 10 million to do the work.

There are 3 million in school -- that leaves 7 million to do
the work.
1.5 million are unemployed and 1.5 million are employed
by the government -- that leaves 4 million to do the work.

3 million are employed by country councils -- that leaves
1 million to do the work.

620, 000 are in hospital and 379,998 are in prison - that
leaves 2 people to do the work.

You and Me.

And you're sitting on your backside reading this.

No wonder I am tired !!!

The warm summer air drifted into the Red Lion as Fred and
his boozing pal Alf sat by the open window to take advantage
of the afternoon breeze. Most things had been discussed
whilst downing the landlord's best bitter, from the state of
the country, the doping of race horses, to the state of

:They don't teach them the same as they did when we went to
school." said Fred.
"I blame the teachers," offered Alf. "I think that I have the
thickest lad in this town." he went on.

"He can't be as thick as my boy. Dense isn't the word," said Fred.
"Look," said Alf, "They will be coming out of school any minute.
Let's call them in and ask them something daft. See if they swallow it."

The church clock struck the hour and out poured those little bundles
of noisy energy. Alf's son was the first to appear in front of the pub
window, so his father called him in. He pushed a 50 cent piece into
the lad's hand and told him to go to the te;evision shop in High Street
and buy a television. Without asking anything the lad took the money
and went from the pub.

Fred peered through the window until he caught sight of his son and
called for him to come in. He came through the door and stood before
his father wondering what he had done wrong. "See this ?" Fred asked
him, producung a pound coin. I'm going to ask you to do something."
The boy looked blank but accepted the gift.

"I want you," went on Fred, "to run down to the British Legion and see
if I am in."

The boy scratched his head and made for the door, leaving the two
adults doubled up with laughter.

Opening the door he saw Alf's son sitting on the steps of the pub.
"I think my Dad is thick !" said the lad. "He's just given me 50 cents
to buy a TV and he didn't say what make he wanted."

"He's not as thick as my Dad," said his friend. "My Dad has given
me a pound to see if he's in the British Legion --- and ha could
have used the pub's phone for less than that."

If my husband ever had any get-up -and- go, it got
up and went before I met him.

My wife insists she's not fat -- just that she's three feet too short
for her body.

Angry Employer, berating his sweet young secretary :
"Who told you that you could have the morning off just
to go shopping? And now you have the cheek to ask for a salary
increase -- merely because you came with me as my assistant
to the conference in Brussels last weekend ! Who gives you
encouragement for such fantastic ideas ?"

Secretary : "My legal adviser, sir."

Fred : My secretary is a biblical secretary.
John : A biblical secretary ? What's that ?"
Fred : One who believes in filing things according to the Bible

saying : "Seek and ye shall find."

Just one Quote tonight ~ ~

Happy moments ~~ PRAISE GOD.
Difficult moments ~ ~ SEEK GOD.
Quiet moments ~ ~ WORSHIP GOD.
Painful moments ~~ TRUST GOD.
Every moment ~ ~ THANK GOD.

Enough for tonight, my friends. Have a great week and be
kind to one another. Give someone a smile who hasn't got one.
Love and best wishes to you all. Cheers, Merle.

Post 394 ~ ~ ~ Monday, 14th January, 2008.


Lady Di Tn said...

Glad it is cooler and John came and helped. Ah, since the sycamore was cut you have more SKY. I feel that way when all the leaves fall.
Lol about 'I'm tired".
Thank you for entertaining us all.
Peace be with you dear one.

Margaret said...

Dear Merle have enjoyed reading your post, not one drop out did I have so far. My computer was connected by cable today to modem,it seems to be really working better Here's hoping.
I was unable to email or blog because of this problem, so, will be thrilled if it does keep on working well.
Love Margaret

LZ Blogger said...

Merle ~ Thanks for the B-Day greetings... Lady Di stopped by at your urging and gave me B-day wishes too. NICE! It makes getting older not seem SO BAD! (It sure beats the alternative!

I loved these:
Happy moments ~~ PRAISE GOD.
Difficult moments ~ ~ SEEK GOD.
Quiet moments ~ ~ WORSHIP GOD.
Painful moments ~~ TRUST GOD.
Every moment ~ ~ THANK GOD.

~ jb///

Pearl said...

Hello there my friend,
Hope you are doing well. Glad you enjoyed your new cd of Garth Brooks. My cd's right now are mostly jazz and old songs. I just bought one by Puppini Sisters. I am listening to some of my favorites named Sisters, Java Jive
and Jeepers Creepers.

Take good care of yourself. All the best to you.

Patty said...

Dear Merle,
Glad it is some what cooler for you. It is extremely chilly this morning, at 10:50 am, it's only 26 above zero. That's pretty chilly. We have a very light snow falling.

Like the one of the two men in the pub who paid their (thick) sons to run an errand. They say the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. Hope you sleep well tonight. I did for a change. Good night my friend.

Joy Des Jardins said...

Oh Merle, you are such a sweetheart.....thank you so much for your warm wishes. You are a very special lady...and a dear, dear friend.... Much love, Joy

Gledwood said...

Feelin' hot-hot-HOT!

Glad you're getting a bit of a cool snap at least for today...

(is 80F "cool"?)

surely you must live between various fans and airconditioning set-ups...(?)

Gledwood said...

ps I could do with a few pennies from heaven myself!!


{that's a man with a double chin and a long beard wearing a funny hat}

audrey` said...

Good Morning Merle!!!
How are you today?

I like the article on the penny from Heaven.
I pick them up too ^grin^

Take care and much love to you.

JunieRose2005 said...


Funny jokes- :) I like that one about the breakfast special for seniors!

And liked the 'Penny' thing a lot too.

Take care,


Janice said...

Hi Merle,

I loved the penny's from heaven or was that penny's from angles? Any way it was really sweet.

I have one:
See a penny pick it up,
and all day long
you'll have good luck.


linda may said...

G'Day Merle,
My god! where do you find so many good jokes? Keep up the good work.
Love Linda.

Renie Burghardt said...

Dear Merle,

I'm glad you had a little break from the hot weather and that your son came to help you cut the dead flowers of your Protea tree. Sons come in handy, don't they? I know mine do. :-)

Nice little poem about pennies. I found 2 of them just the other day in the parking lot.

Eew on the little old lady and the peanuts. LOL. And funny on the eggs! One smart lady. Well, lots of chuckles again today. And I love the quote! I leave you with a big smile, dear Merle. :-)

Love and Blessings,


Jeanette said...

Hi Dear Merle. I bet the noice was worthwhile once you saw the tree gone, More light less mess.
Loved the Little Penny from Heaven.
Ill have eggs and bacon please Hahaha. All Great jokes.and lovely Quote... Take care More hot weather on its way Janxxx
We had 35c today.Heard on the news Perth had 49c hottest on record hope it cools before it gets here Phewwwwwwww

Gledwood said...

49C man that is HOT!

What was I going to say... about pennies from heaven.. why on earth do they say that? Never in my LIFE have I witnessed a coin falling from the sky!

Hey it is 1/4 to 5 and dark already I thought the evenings would draw out faster than that... o well!

The Ramblin Irishman said...

Merle, you have made me very nervous of little old ladies. Being a bus driver I will now be extremely careful when they offer me something. Loved your comments like always.

mreddie said...

Found myself wondering what kind of tree your neighbor had taken down - if it had been in our area, the prickly balls would have said it was a Sweet Gum. I too enjoy Garth Brooks on occasion - always does a show up well. ec