Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Kiss In a Box.

Post 451 ~ ~ ~ Wednesday, 14th May, 2008.

Hi Everyone ~~ I hope the world is treating you nicely
wherever you are. All well here, another sunny day and
my Lawn Mower man came and cut the lawns. They are
not growing as fast as they do in the Spring-time.

I have been cooking today, a microwave chicken and
lots of roast veggies, including Cauliflower & Broccoli
cooked and then put into an oven proof dish. Made white
sauce and poured over, sprinkle with cheese an bake in oven.

I have a nice story tonight, sent to me by my blogging friend
Dave. Thank you Dave, a nice story.

Kiss in a Box.

The story goes that some time ago, a man punished his three
year old daughter for wasting a roll of gold wrapping paper.
Money was tight and he became infuriated when the child
tried to decorate a box to put under the Christmas tree.

Never the less, the little girl brought the gift to her father
the next morning and said, "This is for you Daddy."

He was embarrassed over his earlier over-reaction, but his
anger flared again when he found the box empty. He yelled
at her, "Don't you know that when you give someone a
present, there's supposed to be something inside it?"

The little girl looked up at him with tears in her eyes and
said, " Oh Daddy, it is not empty. I blew kisses into the box.
All for you, Daddy."

The father was crushed. He put his arms around his little
girl, and begged her to forgive him. It is told that the man
kept that little gold box by his bed for years and whenever
he was discouraged, he would take out an imaginary kiss
and remember the love of the child who had put it there.

In a very real sense, each of us as humans have been given
a gold container filled with unconditional love and kisses
from our children, family and friends. There is no more
precious possession anyone could hold.
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The Young Bible Class. This was sent to me by Lady Di.
Thank you Dianne.

The Twelve Opossums.
One of our favorite jobs has been leading junior church.
We aim to give them a solid background in biblical history.
At the end of each year, we give them pencils and paper
and ask them to chronicle what they have learned. This
assignment never fails to elicit some intriguing responses.

In case you are a little foggy on your biblical history, let our
junior church students help you with this complete over-
view of the Bible, compiled from their essays. :

In the beginning, which occurred near the start, there was
nothing but God, darkness, and some gas. The Bible says,
"The Lord thy God is one." but I think He must be a lot older
than that. Anyway, God said, "Give me a light," and some-
one did. Then God made the world. He split the Adam and
made Eve.
Adan and Eve were naked, but they weren't embarrassed
because mirrors hadn't been invented yet. Adam and Eve
disobeyed God by eating one bad apple, so they were driven
from the Garden of Eden. Not sure what they were driven
in though, because they didn't have cars.

One of the most important people was Noah, who was a
good guy, but one of his kids was kind of a ham. Noah built
a large boat and put his family and some animals on it. He
asked some other people to join him, buy they said they
would have to take a rain check.

Adam and Eve had a son,Cain, who hated his brother as
long as he was Abel. Pretty soon all of the early people
died off, except for Methuselah, who lived to be like a
million or something.

After Noah came Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Jacob was
more famous than his brother, Esau because Esau sold
Jacob his birthmark in exchange for some pot roast. Jacob
had a son named Joseph who wore a really loud sports coat.

Another important Bible guy is Moses, whose real name was
Charlton Heston. Moses led the Israel Lights out of Egypt
and away from the Pharoah after God sent ten plagues on
Pharoah's people.
These plagues included frogs, mice, lice, bowels, and no
cable. God fed the Israel Lights every day with manicotti.

Then He gave them His top ten commandants. These include
don't lie, cheat, smoke, dance, or covet your neighbor's
bottom (the Bible uses a bad word for bottom that I'm not
supposed to say. But my Dad uses it sometimes when he talks
about the President.) Oh yeah, I just thought of one more :
Humor thy father and your mother.

One of Moses' best helpers was Joshua, who was the first Bible
guy to use spies. Joshua fought the battle of Geritol and the
fence fell over on the town. After Joshua, came David. He got
to be king by killing a giant with a sling-shot. He had a son
named Solomon who had about 300 wives and 500 Porcupines.
M teacher says he was wise, but that doesn't sound very wise to me.

After Solomon, there were a bunch of major league prophets.
One of these was Jonah, who was swallowed by a big whale and
then barfed up on the shore. There were some minor league
prophets, but I guess we don't have to worry about them.

After the Old Testament, came the New Testament. Jesus is the
star of the New Testament. He was born in Bethlehem in a barn.
( I wish I had been born in a barn, too, because my Mom is always
telling me, "Close the door! Were you born in a barn?" It would
be nice to say, "As a matter of fact, I was.")

During his life, Jesus had many arguments with sinners like the
Pharisees and the Republicans. Jesus had twelve opossums.
The worst one was Judas Asparagus. Judas was so evil that
they named a terrible vegetable after him

Jesus was a great man. He healed many leopards and even
preached to some Germans on the mount. But the Republicans
and all those guys put Jesus on trial before Pontius the Pilot.
Pilot didn't stick up for Jesus. He just washed his hands instead.
Anyways, Jesus died for our sins, then came back to life again.
He went up to Heaven, but will be back at the end of the
Aluminum. His returnis foretold in the book of Revolution.

There! Now you understand it.
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Some from the paper. How dumb are you quiz. ??

1. What do you put in a toaster?
The answer is "bread." If you said toast, then give up
now and go 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? The answer is cows drink water. If you said,
:milk: please do not attempt the next question. Your
brain is obviously over stressed and may even over-
hrat. Maybe that you need to content yourself with
reading something more appropriate, such as
"Children's World. If you said "water" proceed to No. 3.

3. If a red house is made from red bricks, and a blue
house is made from blue bricks; and a pink house is
made from pink bricks and a black house is made from
black bricks; what are greenhouses made from.

Answer : Green houses are made from glass. If you
said, "green houses", what the heck are you still doing
here reading these questions. If you said "glass" go to
the next question.
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4.Twenty years ago, a plane is flying at 20,000 feet
over Germany. If you recall, Germany 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. Unfortunately, the engine
fails before he has time and the plane crashes smack in
the middle of "no man's land Where would you bury
the survivors- East or West or no man's land?

Answer : You don't of course, bury survivors. If you
said ANYTHING else, you are a real dunce and you
must NEVER try to rescue anyone from a plane crash.
Your efforts would not be appreciated

5. Without using a calculator. You are driving a bus
from London to Milford Haven in Wales. In London,
seventeen people get on the bus. In Reading, six people
get off and nine more get on. In Swindon,two people
get off and four get on. In Cardiff, eleven get off and
sixteen get on. In Swansea, three people get off and
five get on. In Carmathen, six get off and three get on.
You then arrive at Milford Haven. What was the name
of the bus driver?

Answer : Oh, for Heaven sake !! It was YOU. Read the
first line !!!
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I took a few photos ~ ~ ~


This is one of the fairies that Geoff and Jo brought for Mother's Day.



This is the other one with two little cherubs faces.



My fairy garden needs some new bright flowers in it.




This is my next door neighbor's beautiful Japanese Maple tree with it's
Autumn coat on . It looks lovely.
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Well, I have to close as I am battling to keep my eyes open, Better luck
next time. Take care and be kind to each other. Love and best
wishes to you all. Cheers, Merle.

Post 451 ~ ~ ~ Wednesday, 14th May, 2008.
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10 comments:

Old Lady Lincoln said...

Dear Merle,
Hope you slept well. It's chilly and raining here (again. Hopefully tomorrow it will dry off enough I can mow.

Love the fairies. I also have a few angels sitting around.

Your friend,
Patty

daffy said...

The Japanese Maple is gorgeous. My dad is nurturing one at home but without the climate I think he is going to struggle. Your fairy garden is looking wonderful!
.
Oh Merle, The Kiss In a Box made me cry! :o)
Hope you are ok.
Take care
Love
xxxx

Janice said...

Hi Merle,

That Japanese Maple tree was lovely. Our trees are all leafed out for summer, and I need to mow my lawn. Can I borrow your guy?

I actually did pretty well on the question until the last one, LOL I was driving the bus.

Take care,
Janice~

Alice said...

Your fairy garden is so cute, Merle, and your neighbour's Japanese Maple is stunning.

Loved your stories, too.

megz_mum said...

Hi Merle, love those cherubs and fairies!
And love the quiz from the newspaper!

Dave said...

I have an almost TWIN to that Japanese red maple in my front yard!!! I'll have to take a picture of it for you.

Glad you liked "Kiss in a Box".. it's one of my favorites... *S*

Jeanette said...

Hi Dear Merle, Im Home again off again saturday.
Very heart wrenching "Kiss in the box"story.
your fairy garden looks lovely with the new additions, and the colour of the Maple is gorgeous.
Take care Merle sounds like were in for a wet weekend keep warm, im off to have early night Love Janxxx

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