Saturday, June 28, 2008

New School Prayer.

Post 472 ~ ~ ~ Saturday, 28th June, 2008.

Hello Everyone ~~ I hope the weekend is going well for you
all. Going well here, my football team had another win this
afternoon, so that was good. Had a few callers during the day
which is always nice.

The very best news is from Peter's blog where he told us that
his daughter, Vicki got very good results from her doctors
and they are hoping for a full recovery. I do hope so and that
the pain she has been having will be eased with medication.
She has had a very hard time with it all. Peter should be home
tomorrow (Sunday.) He has been staying with Warren for a few
days. He was in South Australia for nearly 3 months.

Yesterday was my Dad's birthday and I still miss him lots. He
passed away in January, 2oo2, aged 90 1/2.

Tonight's story was sent to me by my dear friend, Margaret
Thank you Margaret. It is called "Outlawed" and was written
by a 15 year old school kid in Geelong, Victoria.

Since the Pledge of Allegiance and The Lord's Prayer are not
allowed in most public schools anymore because the word

God is mentioned.

A Kid in Geelong, Vic wrote the attached :-

NEW School prayer :

Now, I sit me down in school
Where praying is against the rule
For this great nation under God
Finds mention of Him very odd.

If Scripture now the class recites,
It violates the Bill of Rights.
And anytime my head I bow
becomes a Federal matter now.

Our hair can be purple, orange or green,
That's no offence - it's a freedom scene.
The law is specific, the law is precise.
Prayers spoken aloud are a serious vice.

For praying in a public hall
Might offend someone with no faith at all.
In silence alone we must meditate,
God's name is prohibited by the state.

We're allowed to cuss and dress like freaks,
And pierce our noses, tongues and cheeks.
They've outlawed guns, but FIRST the Bible.
To quote the Good Book makes me liable.

We can elect a pregnant Senior Queen,
And the "unwed daddy," our Senior King.
It's "inappropriate" to teach right from wrong,
We're taught that such "judgments" do not belong.

We can get our condoms and birth controls,
Study witchcraft, vampires and totem poles.
But the Ten Commandments are not allowed,
No word of God must reach this crowd.

It's scary here I must confess,
When chaos reigns the school's a mess.
So, Lord, this silent plea I make:
Should I be shot; My soul please take !!! Amen.

If you aren't ashamed to do this, please pass it on.

Jesus said, "If you are ashamed of me,
I will be ashamed of you before my Father."
This one is funny, so no eating or drinking
while you read it. Be warned.

Several people have sent me this one -- "AAADD."
Know the symptoms - - please read on:

Thank goodness there's a name for this disorder.
Somehow I feel better, even though I have it.!!

Recently, I was diagnosed with A.A.A.D.D. --
Age Activated Attention Deficit Disorder,
This is how it manifests itself :

I decide to water my garden.

As I turn on the hose in the driveway,
I look over at my car and decide it needs washing.

As I start toward the garage, I notice mail on the
porch table that I brought up from the mail box earlier.

I decide to go through the mail before I wash the car.

I lay my car keys on the table, put the junk mail in the
garbage can under the table, and notice that the can is full.

So, I decide to put the bills back on the table and take out
the garbage first.

But then I think, since I'm going to be near the mailbox
when I take out the garbage anyway, I may as well pay
the bills first.

I take my cheque-book off the table,and see that
there is only one cheque left.

My extra cheques are in my desk in the study,
so I go inside the house to my desk where I
find the can of Coke I'd been drinking.

I'm going to look for my cheques, but first I
need to push the Coke aside so that I don't
accidentlly knock it over.

The Coke is getting warm, and I decide to put
it in the refrigerator to keep it cold.

As I head toward the kitchen with the Coke,
a vase of flowers on the counter catches my eye --
they need water.

I put the Coke on the counter and discover my
reading glasses that I've been searching for all morning.

I decide I better put them back on my desk, but
first I'm going ro water the flowers.

I set the glasses back down on the counter, fill a
container with water and suddenly spot the TV
remote, Someone left it on the kitchen table.

I realize that tonight when we go to watch TV, I'll be
looking for the remote, but I won't remember that
it's on the kitchen table, so I decide to put it back in the
lounge where it belongs, but first I'll water the flowers.

I pour some water in the flowers, but quite a bit of it
spills on the floor.

So, I set the remote back on the table, get some towels
and wipe up the spill.

Then, I head down the hall trying to remember
what I was planning to do.

At the end of the day :

the car isn't washed,

the bills aren't paid

there is a warm can of Coke sitting on the counter

The flowers don't have enough water

there is still only one check in my cheque book,

I can't find the remote,

I can't find my glasses,

and I don't remember what I did with the car keys.

The, when I try to figure out why nothing got done today,

I'm really baffled because I know I was busy all damn day,
and I'm really tired.

I realize this is a serious problem,
and I'll try to get some help for it,
but first I'll check my e-mail . . . .

Do me a favor. Forward this message to everyone you know,
because I don't remember who the hell I've sent it to.

Don't laugh ~~ If this isn't you yet, your day is coming.

Do you know what would have happened if the three
wise men had been women instead?

They would have asked directions, arrived on time,
helped deliver the baby, cleaned the stable, made a
casserole, and brought practical gifts.


Of course I love ya darlin', you're a bloody top notch bird --
Andwhen I say you're gorgeous, I mean every single word.

So ya bum is on the big side, I don't mind a bit of flab,
It means that when I'm ready, there's something there
to grab.

Now ya belly isn't flat no more, I tell ya I don't care --
As long as when I cuddle ya, I can get my arms round

No sheila who is your age, has nice round perky breasts --
They give in to gravity, but I know you did your best.

I'm tellin' ya the truth now, I never tell ya lies --
I think it's very sexy that you've got dimples in your thighs.

I swear on me Nana's grave now, the moment that we met--
I thought you was as good as I was evr gonna get.

No matter what ya look like, I'll always love you Dear--
Now shut-up while the footy's on, and get another beer.!!

<><>Fortunately that is not too typical !!!

Q : Why is psychoanalysis a lot quicker for men than
A : When it's time to go back to their childhood,
they're already there.

John, having completed a course of analysis with his
psychiatrist, to friend : "I always thought I was

Friend : "And now?"
John : "I'm not so sure."

Shortly after arriving in prison, an inmate had to have
three teeth extracted. Later he had a finger cut off in a
kitchen brawl.

When his appendix was removed, one of the wardens
confided to a colleague: "Better keep an eye on that
chap. I think he is trying to escape bit by bit."

Did you hear about the cat who gave birth in a Singapore
street? It got fined for littering.

"How's your new job at the factory?" one man asked
"I'm not going back there."
"Why not ?"
"For many reasons," he answered. The sloppiness,
the shoddy workmanship, the awful language - - -
they just couldn't put up with it."

Wise sayings found on Church Marquees :

Exposure to the Son may prevent burning.
The best vitamin for a Christian is B 1.
Under same management for over 2000 years.
Soul food served here.
Tithe if you love Jesus, Anyone can honk.
Beat the Christmas rush, come to church Sunday.
Don't wait for the hearse to take you to church.
Don't give up. Moses was once a basket case.
Wal-Mart isn't the onlly saving place.
Prevent truth decay. Brush up on your Bible.
It's hard to stumble when you are on your knees.

Ok Folks, that is it for tonight. Enjoy the rest of
the weekend and I hope your weather is just right,
not too hot and not too cold. Love and best wishes
to you all. Bye until next time. Cheers, Merle.

Post 472 ~ ~ ~ Saturday, 28th June, 2008.


Bear Naked said...

"Do me a favor. Forward this message to everyone you know,
because I don't remember who the hell I've sent it to."

Now that is funny.
Have a good weekend.

audrey` said...

Dearest Merle

Yeah! I'm so happy for Vicki =)

Our Lord is very good all the time.
Praise him.


linda may said...

Oh Dear! I think I have A.A.A.D.D. too. Self analysis is fun isn't it.

Old Lady Lincoln said...

Dear Merle,
LOL they're all good, but I like the Aussie Poem. Had more rain today and it looks like it's going to pour again. We're to have a cook out tomorrow, well actually we grill out the meat and eat indoors in the AC. Will be celebrating two daughter's birthdays. More later. Hope you slept well last evening.
Love, Patty

Lady Di Tn said...

I think we miss our parents no matter how old we are. Good news about Vicki. Also, glad to hear your team is winning. Love the stories but the jokes were first class. Have a good nights rest and we will see y'all tomorrow. Peace

Lucy Stern said...

Good news for your family, about Peter's daughter.....

Your dad lived to be an old man, 90 1/2 is a lot of years. I know that you miss him.

I love reading the church marquees, they come up with some really good stuff.

GrandmaK said...

Thanks for the humor and giggles!! Cathy

Robyn said...

Hi Merle, what great news about Vicki! I'm so glad this is having a happy ending, it's been a worrying three months for you all.

That prayer was an eye-opener. I never realised things were that bad that prayers were never said in school. Different from our school years, but the world was a different place, too.

Thanks for the jokes...the AADD one is a T!

Enjoy the new week.


Jim said...

Hi Merle -- You are doing good on the jokes tonight. I don't have a favorite, I suppose the AAAADD would be if there was a favorite.

Renie Burghardt said...

Dear Merle,

It seems I'm always late these days. But I'm always glad when I get here.

I am glad to hear the good news about Vicki. And it doesn't matter how long they have been gone, we miss our loved ones.

School Prayer is right on! I will pass it on! And A.A.A.D.D. is funny allright! Hahaha, they must have been writing about me. And that Aussie love poem is funny, too. Loved the Church Marquees as well.

Dear Merle, it's Sunday here and soon it's time for me to get ready for church. We have an early service. My son has cut the grass again and used the weed eater, so everything looks so nice for another week or so. The weather has turned cooler, so it will be a pleasant day. I hope you're having a pleasant day as well, my friend.

Love and Blessings,


Pearl said...

So very happy to hear Peter's daughter is doing better. I bet that was a total sigh of relief.

Happy Birthday to your dad. I am sure all the angels are celebrating along with him.
It is nice to think that maybe my dad is at his party...

Thanks for being such a wonderful blogging friend.
All the best.

mreddie said...

That was a very good weekend - Vicki's good results, your team won and having visitors! Good for you. ec

Dave said...

I always love coming here for a great big smile Merle, and you ALWAYS deliver! *S*

Jeanette said...

Hi Dear Merle
AWWWWWWWw congrats The Blues beat the Tigers.GRRRRr. So pleased to hear
Great news about Vicki.

Good jokes with plenty of laughter.. im of to watch the tennis, Stay in front of that heater sounds like some icy weather on its way. love Jan.

LZ Blogger said...

Merle ~ GREAT NEWS about Vicki! ~ jb///

Janice said...

Hi Merle,

I think I have that A.A.A.D.D. or whatever thing too.

My daughter and I laughed over the Aussie love poem.

Janice & Sarah~

Susie said...

Hi Merle,
What good news about your niece!
I know exactly what you mean about missing our dear loved ones. It's seems ever sadder on special days we celebrated together.
I found lots of truths in your story "Outlawed" I remember when we were allowed to begin each day with the Lord's Prayer in public schools. How times have changed..
I enjoyed all your jokes as usual.
Take care my friend!
love and ((hugs))