Monday, June 09, 2008

Our lovely day out.

Post 463 ~ ~ ~ Monday, 9th June, 2008.

Hi Everyone ~~ Another week begun, and it
has been a holiday in Victoria for the Queen's
birthday. So most folk got the day off work
today. This doesn't make much difference to
me and we have had some light rain, so I have
been indoors most of the day.

Today, the 9th June is Big Dave's wife Wendy's
birthday. I hope she has a lovely day and enjoys
her special day.

Well I think my son had a good birthday. We had
a lovely day out starting out at 8 am, we traveled
to the Market at Albury, NSW, just over the border.

The actual market is held weekly and therefore is
not as good as the monthly ones. It was very bright
in the outside stalls, and inside a parking area, it
was a little dim, so with my eyes, I didn't get to see
very much detail. There were lots of vegetables
which I usually buy, but we have a law about taking
fruit and vegetables over the border, so that was out.

Next we went to a Commercial Club in Albury, for
lunch, but were too early so we had to play the
pokies for a half hour. Neither John or I were lucky
and I don't know much about them at all. John's
friend fared better and won $50, Well done Heather.

Then upstairs (in an elevator) for our meal and it
was really great. The food good and you could go
back for seconds or even thirds. We met up with
some friends and we all sat together and chatted,
so we all enjoyed that. I had some roast pork,
roast veggies and some lasagna with lovely thick
gravy. Later I had some pavlova, which I love,
and can't have very often. Yummy.

After a lengthy lunch, we found our way to my old
friends' house where luckily they were home. John
and Heather dropped me off and went looking about
Wodonga. (Sister city to Albury) It was lovely to see
Merle and Sean.

My friend Merle is in a wheel-chair and Sean looks
afer her and lifts her, cooks and does everything for her.
She has the onset of Alzheimers so that was sad to see.
One of the things she said made me feel very sad, she
said, "some people die slowly" as she has several health
problems. I was glad she knew me. and we talked.

I forgot my camera unfortunately. We have been
friends since our kids were small. I minded hers when
she went to hospital for the next two. After John, mine
were adopted so no hospital stays for me. Sean was best
man when I was married, and my husband was his best
man. He is nearing 79 so does a great job looking after
his wife. He had a wonderful swiveling seat built into
his car and it turns right around by a lever. A big help.
They have enjoyed a few trips out lately, which is good.
Thank you John for a lovely day out.

Well after that long winded beginning, I will find us
some jokes.

Some Funny Signs. Thank you Patty .

Sign over a Gynecologist's office:
Dr. Jones at your cervix.

In a Podiatrist's office:
Time wounds all heels.

On a Septic Tank truck:
Yesterday's Meals on wheels.

At a Proctologist's door:
To expediate your visit, please back in.

On a Plumber's truck:
We repair what your husband fixed.

On another Plumber's truck:
Don't sleep with a drip. Call your plumber.

On a Church's Billboard:
7 days without God makes one weak.

At a tire shop in Milwaukee:
Invite us to your next blowout.

At a Towing company:
We don't charge an arm and a leg. We want tows.

On an Electrician's truck:
Let us remove your shorts.

In a Non-smoking area:
If we see smoke, we will assume you are on fire and
take appropriate action.

On a Maternity Room door:
Push. Push. Push.

At an Optometrist's Office:
If you don't see what you're looking for, you've
come to the right place.

On a Taxidermist's window:
We really know our stuff.

On a Fence:
Salemen welcome. Dog food expensive.

At a Car Dealership:
The best way to get back on your feet - miss a car

Outside a Muffler shop:
No appointment necessary. We hear you coming.

In a Veterinarian's waiting room:
Be back in 5 minutes, Sit. Stay.

At the Electric Company:
We would be delighted if you send in your payment.
However, if you don't, you will be. (delighted)

In a Restaurant window:
Don't stand there and be hungry. Come in and
be fed up.

In the front yard of a Funeral Home:
Drive carefully. We'll wait.

At a Propane Filling Station:
Thank heaven for little grills.

And don't forget the sign at a Chicago Radiator Shop:
Best place in town to take a leak.

Only Great Minds can read this. This is weird but

fi yuo cna raed tihsm yuo hvae a sgtrane mnid too,

Cna yuo raed tihs? Olny 55 people out of 100 can.

I cdnuoit blveiee taht I cluod aulacity uesdnatnrd
wahy I was rdanieg. The phaonmneat pweor of
the hmuan mnid, aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at
Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it dseno't mtaetr in waht
oerdr the ltteres in a wrod are, the olnt iproamtnt
tihng is taht the frsit and lsat ltteer be in the rghit
pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll
raed it whotuit a pboerlm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn
mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod
as a wlohe. Azanmig huh? yaeh and I awlyas tghuhot
slpeling was ipmorantt !!!
This was sent by a couple of people. Thanks. Typing
that was a lot of fun !!

A cowboy applied for an insurance policy. "Have
you ever had any accidents?" asked the agent.

"Nope," said the cowboy, "though a horse did kick in
two of my ribs last year, and a couple of years ago, a
snake bit my ankle."

"Wouldn't you call those accidents?" replied the agent.
"No,: the cowboy said, "they did it on purpose."

At a party the hostess served a guest a cup of punch
and told him it was spiked. Next, she served the minister.
"I would rather commit adultery than allow liquor to
pass my lips," he shouted.

Hearing this, the first man poured his punch back and
said, "I didn't know we had a choice."
~ ~ ~ Darrell B. Thompson.

An elderly woman was nervous about making her first
flight in a plane, so before take-off she went to speak
to the captain about her fears.

"You will bring me down safely, won't you" she anxiously

"Don't worry, madam," was his friendly reply.
I haven't left anyone up there yet."
~ ~ ~ Colleen Burger.

The driving instructor was giving lessons to an
extremely nervous student who panicked whenever
another car approached on a particular two-lane road.
One day, however, they got to the same stretch of road,
and she remained completely calm.

"This time you're doing fine." exclaimed the instructor.
"Yes," the novice driver agreed. "Now when I see
another car coming, "I shut my eyes." M. Herbrink.

A man was applying for a job as a prison guard.
The warden said, "Now these are real tough guys in
here. Do you think you can handle it?"

"No problem," the applicant replied, If they don't
behave, out they go." ~ ~ ~ Joey Adams.

Our son came home from university for the week-
end and I asked him, "How are things going?"
He said, "Good."
I said, "And the professors?"
He said, "Good."
I said, "They've always had a strong football
team there, How do you think they'll go this year?"
He said, "Good."

I said, "Have you decided on your optional course yet?"
He said, "Yes."
I said, "What is it?"
He said, "Communications."

That is it for tonight, my friends. Time to write a list
for shopping in the morning. I hope the week goes
well for you all. Be kind to each other and enjoy your
lives. Love and best wishes to you all. Cheers, Merle.

Post 463 ~ ~ ~ Monday, 9th June, 2008.


Peter said...

You should do more "long winded" posts Merle, they are always interesting.

Big Dave T said...

That is sooooooooo sweet of you to remember my wife's birthday. You obviously have a better memory than mine as I don't remember mentioning her birthday to you.

I had to look up "playing the pokies" as it's a phrase I'm unfamiliar with. Sounds like they use it more over there than here to describe a type of slot machine, eh.

Funny jokes, as always. BTW, my father once gave a tour director your site as a good spot to find jokes they could use to entertain passengers on long bus trips.

PEA said...

Hello dear Merle:-)

Happy belated Birthday to your son John! Sounds like you all had a wonderful time out that day and how lovely that you were also able to visit your friend Merle. It truly is sad what Alzheimer's will do to a person but luckily she recognized you.

I giggled so much at all those funny about a play on words! lol Enjoyed all the jokes as well:-) Isn't it unbelievable how we can read that whole paragraph even though the letters are all jumbled? You must have an even greater mind for typing it all like that! lol

Have a lovely week and take care, my friend. xoxo

LZ Blogger said...

Merle ~ "At a Proctologist's door:
To expediate your visit, please back in."
~ WOW! THAT HURTS! ^te he^ I hope all is well! ~ jb///

Bear Naked said...

Cute signs.
What is pavlova?
I have never heard of that.

Old Lady Lincoln said...

Good evening, a little tired tonight, I mowed the lawn early, and then we had our 8 year old Granddaughter stay the night last night and all day today. She's a joy to have around. I'm afraid she probably gets a little bored with us. It was way too hot to go out and do anything today. But she likes to watch the Disney Channel and also the Nick Channel, these are for children channels on TV. Then she took a little nap. You see, Grandma lets her stay up late when she visits, something she likes to do but doesn't get to very often, since her Mother has to get her up early to be dropped off at day care. If we lived closer, she could stay here each day through the summer. Like the hostess joke, the minister and the other gentleman saying he didn't know he had a choice. Sleep well, I'm sure I will. LOL This coming Sunday being Father's Day, we will celebrate it and also our oldest daughter's Birthday, even though it was June 1st. Her husband has to work every other week-end, so it's hard to get everyone together it seem. Then on the 29th. of June will be doing two other daugthers BD's one is actually June 27th and one is July 5th. More later, Love, Patty

Janice said...

Hi Merle,

Happy Birthday to John.

Great post, and I liked the "real signs" the best.


linda may said...

G'Day Merle,
I haven't been for a visit here with you for a while.
I am glad you enjoyed your Albury Wodonga visit, I know that area fairly well, I especially like the lake. It is my son's birthday on 17th June, no plans as yet, maybe we will go somewhere for lunch. I actually identify with the communications joke, Lol.

Hootin' Anni said...

What a wonderful post Merle!! I love the story about your friends and how you got a chance to visit with them. AT the age of 79 and still giving care for his loved one makes my heart soar!! What a delight. Sad situation of course, but to read about the love and devotion is so endearing and loving. Good 'long winded' post on that part. I'm glad to hear that you got a chance to visit with them.

The jokes? You know I love coming here. Yesterday's meals on wheels? For a septic truck? Too, too funny.

Now, I want to know just what pavlova is?!!!!! Being American, I guess, LOL---I've never heard of it. Inquiring minds want to know!!

Hope your day has treated you well my friend.

mreddie said...

I enjoyed the description of the comings and goings of your day out and the glimpse into your life - thanks. ec

Gledwood said...

Hi Merle
Sorry not to have been in touch for a while I am OK now tho & posted again today...

Anonymous said...

This was a wonderful read Merle, It's fair to say I think you had a great time.
I'm loving your virtual cat too! How cute. Love n hugs

Lady Di Tn said...

So glad you had a wonderful day with John. Seeing old friends is always nice and it sounds like Sean is a very good caretaker. I wish John had gotten a picture of you playing the pokies.
We worked hard and played hard and then just floated around last week so I am trying to catch up on my favorite blogs. Peace be with you.

Jim said...

Hi Merle, I sure are glad you enjoyed your outing celebrating John 's birthday. I don't suppose you ever sneaked a little of those fruit and vegatables over the border.

Your stories were nice today. I can relate to several, first I have taught several young ladies to drive (they aren't young any more). Two of them I taught to take their hands off the stearing wheel when crossing the railroad tracks. One of them's father gave her the theird degree about that!

I also did have a horse did kick me. She kicked me about 15 feet and hurt my back pretty badly.

Renie Burghardt said...

Dear Merle,

I am so glad your outing was so enjoyable, and that John had a good birthday. Your lunch sounded delicious. And I'm glad you got to visit with your old friend Merle. You two share so many good memories, and your visit made her happy, I'm sure, though it made you a bit sad. It's hard to see dear friends having health problems.

Enjoyed the funny stories as always. The signs were hilarious, and I had no problem reading the Great Minds thing! But like you, I would have had a problem typing that. lol.

As always, my visits with you are a delight, dear Merle. You are such an inspiration. Take good care, and God bless!

Love and Hugs,


Jeanette said...

Hi Dear Merle~.Pleased you had a lovely day out with John, was the market near the causeway.
The commercial club is nice to go upstairs and have a meal Alan and I used go there often when we were in Albury ,last friday we had a nice meal there on Friday I had Salmon patties and salad downstairs, the eye specialist opposite car park...
Hehehe had a giggle at the signs.. Take care love Jan..

deborah wilson said...

Only Great Minds is a good one. I could read it but had to look twice on a few of the words. So much for spelling!

audrey` said...

I'm so happy that you had a wonderful day with John, Heather, Merle and Sean =)