Saturday, May 10, 2008

Happy Mother's Day.

Post 449 ~ ~ ~ Saturday, 10th May, 2008.

Hi Everyone ~~ I hope you are all doing well and
things are a lot better around here too, thank
goodness. I would like to wish all the Mothers and
Grandmothers a very Happy Day on Sunday for
Mother's Day.

I had my son Geoff and his wife Joanne come today
from Melbourne and they worked in my garden for
a couple of hours, so that was great. They then took
me out for a meal and that was a nice change. I had
Lemon chicken which is a favourite of mine.

They also brought me two lovely fairy ornaments
for my fairy garden. They are really nice ones.
Tomorrow I will take some photos.

Then tomorrow, John and his girlfriend are taking
me to the market we went to a month ago. So, it's
all happening here, which has given me a lift, as I
have been down a little lately.
Mother's Day is always sad for me, as my mother
has been gone for 31 years, but you always miss your

Jo and Geoff gave me a lovely book called "A Mother
is Love." many many years ago, so I will find a few
verses from it. Thank you both for a good day and for
the gifts you brought me Geoff and Jo.

Hundreds of stars in the pretty sky,
Hundreds of shells on the shore together,
Hundreds of birds that go singing bt,
Hundreds of birds in the sunny weather.

Hundreds of dewdrops to greet the dawn,
Hundreds of bees in the purple clover,
Hundreds of butterflies on the lawn,
But only one mother the wide world over.
Author Unknown.

Who ran to me when I fell,
And would some pretty story tell,
Or kiss the place to make it well?
My Mother. ~ ~ ~ Ann Taylor.

God made a wonderful mother,
A mother who never grows old;
He made her smile of the sunshine,
And he molded her heart of pure gold;

In her eyes He placed bright shining stars,
In her cheeks, fair roses you see;
God made a wonderful mother,
And he gave that dear mother to me.
~ ~ ~ Pat O'Reilly.

A few jokes from the paper ~ ~ ~
Real Classified Ads ~ ~

Lost : small apricot poodle. Reward. Neutered.
Like one of the family.

Dinner Special - Turkey $2.35; Chicken or Beef
$2.25; Children $2.00.

For sale :an antique desk suitable for lady with
thick legs and large drawers.

Foe Sale : Dog for sale, eats anything and is fond
of children.

Sheer stockings. Designed for fancy dress, but are
so serviceable that lots of women wear nothing else.

Our bikinis are exciting. They are simply the tops.

Stock up and save. Limit : one.

Used cars : Why go elsewhere to be cheated? Come
here first!!

Mixing bowl set designed to please a cook with
round bottom for efficient beating.

There is a picture of Don Rickles and says he
invented the insult roast.
Quotes and insults ~ ~ ~

A guy with your IQ should have a low voice too.

I've only got one nerve left, and you're getting
on it.

I've seen people like you, but I had to pay admission.

Look, don't go to a mind reader; go to a palmist; I
know you have a palm.

Make a mental note . . .oh, I see you are out of paper.

Make somebody happy. Mind your own business.

Are you always this stupid or is today a special
occasion ?

Are your parents siblings.

As an outsider. what do you think of the human race ?

Did you hear about the insomniac, dyslexic agnostic ?
He stayed up all night wondering if there really was a dog.
~ ~ ~ Daniel J, Klaiman.

After being laid off from five different jobs in four
months. Arnold was hired by a warehouse. But one day
he lost control of a forklift truck and drove it off the
loading dock. Surveying the damage, the owner shook
his head and said he'd have to withhold 10% of Arnold's
wages each month to pay for the repairs. "How long will
that take?" asked Arnold. "About four years," said the
owner. "What a relief," exclaimed Arnold. "I've finally
got job security. ~ ~ David E. Sees.

Irving was boasting to a fellow fisherman about a
20 pound salmon he had caught. "Twenty pounds huh?"
remarked the other guy with scepticism. "Were there
any witnesses?"

"Of course," said Irving. "Otherwise it would have
weighed thirty pounds." ~ ~ Joey Adams.

"What are you so happy about?" a woman asked
the 98 year old man.
"I broke a mirror," he replied
"But that means seven years of bad luck."
"I know," he said, "Isn't it wonderful?"
~ ~ ~ Bob Monkhouse.

One day a man spotted a lamp by the roadside, He
picked it up and rubbed it vigorously and a genie
appeared. "I'll grant you your fondest wish," the
genie said.. The man thought for a moment, then
said, "I want a spectacular job -- a job no man has
ever succeeded at or has ever attempted to do."

"Poof," said the genie. "You're a housewife."
~ ~ ~ Nicole Burke.

A traffic cop pulled over a speeding motorist and
asked, "Do you have any ID?"
The motorist replied, "About what ?"
Martha B. Roberts.

You don't see me at Vegas or the track throwing my
money around any more." says Bob Hope. "I've got
a government to support.

John teaching his parrot to talk : "Repeat after me,
"I can walk." Parrot: "I can walk."
John : "I can talk." Parrot : "I can talk."
John : "I can fly." Parrot : "That's a lie."
~ ~ ~ Fateh Zung Singh.

A few sayings to finish with ~ ~ ~

If you want something done right, do it yourself.
~ ~ ~

In a crisis , give help first and then advice. ~~Aesop.

Keep your friends close and your enemies even closer.
~ ~ ~ Sun Tzu.

It's better to be thought a fool, than to open your
mouth and remove all doubt. ~ ~ ~ Bible.

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we
take, but by the moments that take our breath away.
~ ~ ~ Unknown.

Ok Folks, that's it for tonight. Enjoy the rest of your
weekend and have some fun. Love and best wishes to
you all. Cheers, Merle.

Post 449 ~ ~ ~ Saturday, 10th May, 2008.


Joy Des Jardins said...

I'm glad you have had visitors around you at this time when you have had your mom on your mind Merle. It's inevitable that your thoughts are there....mine too.

I hope you have a truly beautiful Mother's Day my sweet and generous friend.....may love surround you every day...... ~Joy xo

deborah wilson said...

Dear Merle,

It is good that you are surrounded by family and friends on this special weekend. I wish you a Happy Mother's Day!

Janice said...

Hi Merle,

Our Mother's day is tomorrow.

I loved Pat O'Reilly poem.

Happy Mother's day.

Jim said...

Happy Mother's Day, Merle!

It is nice to have the kids and family visiting on special holidays like Mother's Day. They make you feel special, don't they!
(Of course you are, even I know that.)

Renie Burghardt said...

Dear Merle,

I'm glad things are going well around there and your sons have been with you for Mother's Day. Love the poems you shared from the book.

The Classified Ads are funny! Don Rickles quotes are good. My favorite is Make somebody happy. Mind your own business. Funny about the genie making the man into a housewife! A fun post as usual.

We had some storms again last night, and this morning it's very windy. I am also being treated to a nice dinner today by my son who lives the closest to me. He is also treating Eileen and another friend who has no family. My other two children will call later, as always, and have sent some nice cards and gifts. But I usually feel a bit down on Mother's Day as well.

Dear Merle, I hope you have/had a wonderful Mother's Day. I look forward to pictures of your fairy garden. I have to go. Time flies on a Sunday morning, and my church service is early.

Take care, my friend, and enjoy your day.

Love and Blessings.


Lady Di Tn said...

Another grand post. I am so happy the boys and their girls came with them.
My Mother has been gone ten years this September and I miss her every day.
Like the little child asking for One More, I do wish I had just one more from Mom.
Have a wonderful day. Love and Prayers

audrey` said...

Happy Mother's and Grandmother's Day, Merle =)

Granny said...

Happy Mother's Day, Merle. I'm sending you an email you may already have received from Diane.

Old Lady Lincoln said...

Glad you had some company and will ahve more visitors tomorrow. One verse I have always liked is "A Mother Is Someone Who Can Take The Place Of All Others, But Whose Place No One Else Can Take."

Happy Mother's Day to you.

PEA said...

Happy Mother's Day dear Merle! I do hope your day was a wonderful one. I'm so glad that Geoff and Joanne were able to come visit you, as well as take you out for dinner:-) I can imagine how much you still miss your's the same way I miss my dad, even after 29 years.

Loved the jokes, quotes and stories as know how to put a smile on my face every time I come visit you:-) xoxo

Susie said...

Dear Merle,
Happy Mother's Day! As I was having dinner with my Australian sister in law last night, she was planning the time to call her Mum in Sydney to wish her a Happy Mother's Day!
So glad you had time with your boys and did some fun things together.
Sorry you've been feeling a bit down. I do understand, as I get that way around this time each year.
You always brighten the days of your many blogging friends.
love and ((hugs))

Alice said...

Sorry you've been feeling a bit down, Merle. You always manage to give us such a lift with your jokes and words of wisdom.

I hope you stay well and warm this winter.

Pearl said...

Hello my dear friend,
I am so sorry you have been feeling blue. Wish I could give you a hug. You are so wonderful to always have such things to make me smile on your blog....I hate to think you might be blue and I can't say or do something to make you feel better.
Hope the future days to come this week will be brighter for you.

Your meal of lemon chicken sounds wonderful...It is one of my favorites too!

Take care of yourself.

Dave said...

I hope you had a wonderful Mothers Day Merle! *S*

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