Sunday, August 17, 2008

Legend of the Cherokee Indian.

Post 496 ~ ~ ~ Sunday, 17th August, 2008.

Hello My Friends ~~ I hope all is well with you in
your corner of the world. And not too hot or too
cold. I am fine, have had a few visitors and phone
calls, so missed out on posting last night. I will see
how we go tonight. I guess you have seen that my
brother, Peter has a new HoltiesHouse blog going.

We have a couple of birthdays to mention. A
friend and ex-blogger Val had her birthday on
Saturday. Hope you had a great day Val.
And a blogging friend, Dave has his on Monday.
I hope you have a terrific day Dave and many
more to come. I hope your MIL enjoyed hers
today. Please visit Dave to say Happy Birthday.

My friend Barbara sent me the first article tonight
called The Legend of the Cherokee Indian. Thanks.

Do you know the legend of the Cherokee Indian
youth's rite of Passage? His father takes him to the
forest, blindfolds him and leaves him alone. He is
required to sit on a stump the whole night, and not
remove the blindfold until the rays of the morning
sun shine through it. He cannot cry out for help to

Once he survives the night, he is a MAN.

He cannot tell the other boys of this experience,
because each lad must come into Manhood on his own.
The boy is naturally terrified. He can hear all kinds
of noises. Wild beasts must surely be all around him.
Maybe even some human might do him harm. The
wind blew the grass and earth, and shook his stump,
but he sat stoically, never removing his blindfold.
It would be the only way he could become a man.

Finally after s horrific night the sun appeared and
he removed his blindfold. It was then that he
discovered his father sitting on the stump next to him.
He had been at watch the entire night, protecting his
son from harm.

We, too. are never alone. Even when we don't know it,
God is watching over us, sitting on the stump beside
us. When trouble comes, all we have to do is reach out
to Him. If you liked this story, pass it on. If not,
you took off your blindfold before dawn.

Moral of this story : Just because you can't see God,
doesn't mean He is not there.

For we walk by Faith, not by Sight.

Thank you Pauline for the first joke tonight.

A married couple is driving along a highway
doing a steady 60 miles per hour. The wife is
behind the wheel. Her husband suddenly looks
across at her and speaks in a clear voice, "I know
we have been married for twenty years, but I
want a divorce."

The wife says nothing, and keeps looking at the road
ahead, but slowly increases her speed to 65 mph.
The husband speaks again, "I don't want you to try
to talk me out of it." he says, "Because I've been
having an affair with your best friend. And she's a
far better lover than you are."

Again the wife stays quiet, but grips the steering wheel
more tightly and slowly increases the speed to 75 mph.
He pushes his luck, "I want the house," he says insistently.

Up to 80 mph. "I want the car too," he continues.

85 mph. "And,: he says, "I'll have the bank accounts, all
the credit cards and the boat."

The car slowly starts veering towards a massive concrete
bridge. This makes him nervous, so he asks her, "Isn't there
anything you want?"

The wife at last replies in a quiet and controlled voice, "No,
I've got everything I need," she says.
"Oh, really," he inquires, "so what have you got?"

Just before they slam into the wall at 85 mph, the wife
turns to him and smiles, "The airbag."

Moral of the story : Women are crazy.
Don't mess with them.

Thank you Lady Di for the next ones.
Ever wondered what happens when Hallmark
writers are having a bad day . . . .?

Mt tire was thumping. I thought it was flat
When I looked at the tire. . .I noticed your cat.

Heard your wife left you, how upset you must be,
But don't fret about it . . .She moved in with me.

Looking back over the years that we've been together,
I can't help but wonder . . .What the hell was I thinking?

Congratulations on your wedding day.
Too bad no one likes your husband.

How could two people as beautiful as you
Have such an ugly baby?

I've always wanted yo have someone to hold,
Someone to love.
After meeting you . . I've changed my mind.

I must admit, you brought Religion into my life,
I never believed in Hell until I met you.

Congratulations on your promotion. Before you go . . .
Would you like to take this knife out of my back?
You'll probably need it again.

Happy Birthday Uncle Dad.

Happy Birthday. You look great for your age.
Almost life-like.

When we were together, you always said you'd die for me
Now we have broken up, I think it's time you kept
your promise.

I am so miserable without you ,
it's almost like you're here.

We have been friends for a long time . . let's say we stop?

Congratulations on your new bundle of joy.
Did you ever find out who the father was?

So your daughter's a hooker, and it spoiled your day.
Look at the bright side, It's really good pay !!

Thank you Sioux
for explaining Death in a wonderful way.

A sick man turned to his doctor as he was preparing to
leave the examnation room and said,
"Doctor, I am afraid to die. Tell me what lies on the
other side."

Very quietly, the doctor said, "I don't know."
"You don't know? You a Christan man. Do you not know
what is on the other side?"

The doctor was holding the handle of the door. On the
other side came a sound of scratching and whining. So he
opened the door, a dog sprang into the room and leaped
on him with an eager show of gladness.

Turning to the patient, the doctor said, "Did you notice
my dog? He has never been in this room before.
He didn't know what was inside.
He knew nothing except that his master was here and when
the door opened, he sprang in without fear.

I know little about what is on the other side of Death,
But I know one thing . . .

I know my Master is there and that is enough.

A few funnies from my friend Patty. Thank you.

A thief fell and broke his leg in wet cement.
He became . . . a hardened criminal.

Thieves who steal corn from a garden could ne
charged with . . . stalking.

We will never run out of math teachers because
they will . . .multiply.

What do you see when the smog lfts in Los Angeles . . .
. . . U C L A.

The professor
discovered that her theory of
earthquakes was . . . . on shaky ground.

The dead batteries were given out . . .Free of charge.

A dentist and a manicurist fought . . .tooth and nail.

What is the definition of a will? . . .It's a dead giveaway.

Policeman in witness box: "This woman came up to me
when I was in plain clothes and tried to pass off this
five pound note, m'lud."

Judge : "Counterfeit?"

Policeman in witness bos : "Yes, m'lud, she had two."
Late last night a large hole was made in the walls
surrounding Sunnyview Nudist Camp.

Police are looking into it.

Joe got a letter from his wife today. It read, "Dear Joe,
I missed you yesterday. Please come home as soon as
possible and let me have another shot."

"Have you had a busy day at the office?" a young woman
asked her husband when he arrived home late.

"Terrible." he replied, " The computer broke down in
the middle of the afternoon and we all had to think."

Our dustman got married last week. He carried the
bride over the threshold and dropped half of her
on the path.

Mrs. Smith : "Why have you come today? You were
meant to come yesterday to repair the door-bell."
Electrician : I did come yesterday, but after I rang three
times and got no answer, I thought you must be out."

Phone answering machines for the rich and famous--

Sylvester Stallone. . . "Yo. You, Message. Now."

Sally Field:. . "If you like me--really like me-- leave
your name and number after the beep.

Clint Eastwood . . , "Go ahead. Leave a message.
Make my day."

Shirley MacLaine . . . "I already know who you are and
what you are calling about. Simply leave a brief
description of your present incarnation."

Time to say Bye for now, See you next time.
I hope the week ahead will be a great one for us all.
Love and best wishes to you all. Cheers, Merle.

Post 496 ~ ~ ~ Sunday, 17th August, 2008.


Gwen said...

Hi Merle.
Loved the jokes as always,hope all is well with you.
well it's finally here our visit time, so will see you on Wed 20th.
Stay Well Dear Merle xx

Old Lady Lincoln said...

Loved the jokes as always. I noticed you weren't on for several days, hope you've not been ill. By the way I am feeling so much better. And our weather has been near perfect. Hope you Sunday was a good day for you.

raccoonlover1963 said...

Hello Merle. Great post. Sorry I haven't visited. I am such a bonehead! When I saved your blog to my favorites, I accidentally saved it to that particular post! I kept going back and the post never changed. I thought you had stopped posting. That's what I get for thinking! LOL I finally scrolled way down and saw "newer posts". DUH! Forgive my ignorance, yours is the only blog that has happened with for me.

Puss-in-Boots said...

I liked that story of the Cherokee Indian boy, Merle.

You're one very popular lady, always having visitors and getting phone calls. That's lovely for you.

Have a nice week and let's hope the weather starts warming up. It's pretty bleak and overcast here today.


Lady Di Tn said...

Glad you enjoyed your visitors. Thanks for sharing the funnys. I always smile when I land here. Prince had a John Deere weekend and finally got the tractor going and mowed the back yard. It will probably turn brown as the front has since we have not had rain on the hill. We have had wonderful weather for August. 80-60. What a gran gift from God. Peace

Jeanette said...

Hi Dear Merle,Lovely to see you having company .
nice Indian story and great jokes with lots of laughter to hard to pick a favorite...
Take care dear Merle 20th is ok with the girls hoping it still suits you..Look forward to seeing you Janxxxxx

audrey` said...

Dearest Merle

"Hallmarks writers' bad days" jokes are so funny.

Have a fabulous Wednesday with your blogger friends =)
Enjoy yourself, dear Merle.


Dave said...

Wow... I loved the story of the Cherokee Indian Merle! ~S~

And thank you... it's a wonderful day already because of friends like YOU!

Susie said...

Hi Merle,
Loved all your jokes of course, but I especially enjoyed the legend of the Cherokee Indian. Beautiful lesson there!
Take care my dear friend..
love and ((hugs))

deborah wilson said...


I've heard that Cherokee passage many times over the years. From all that I can tell, some say it is folklore, others say it is sometimes a real passage for the younger boys. I enjoyed reading it again, it is as good as the lore of the little people. Native American folktales and real beliefs tend to always focus on the spirit and bonding with nature.


Diane said...

Great posts and funny jokes, as usual. When I need a jolt of laughter, I can always count on you!


mreddie said...

I found the Cherokee Indian legend very meaningful. The car air bag can prevent many hurts. :) ec

Nancy said...

I loved the Cherokee Indian story!!! That one I would like to borrow, if you don't mind, and send to me email friends.

Your jokes always make my day!!! You get so many, and I'm so glad you share them with all of us!!!

(((((( HUGS ))))))

Mountain Mama said...

I love the Legend Of The Cherokee story. Isn't it the truth!!

Mountain Mama said...

I love the Legend Of The Cherokee story. Isn't it the truth!!

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