Saturday, October 25, 2008

Birthdays and Award.

Post 525 ~ ~ ~ Saturday, 25th October, 2008.

Hello Everyone ~~ A hot day here today, 30 C which is 86 F. We get much hotter later on. I hope all is going well for you all. as it is with me. Change of plans with Geoff and Jo ~~ They got halfway here when their son Scott rang to say his car had broken down, so they turned around and went and sorted that out for him. Nothing too serious, thankfully. As a result, Geoff rang from work today and they are coming early
tomorrow for the day. Rang Kathy and she had a good birthday. I can't believe my baby is 47 years old.
Geoff and Jo are going to Port Douglas for a week next weekend so they will enjoy that. It is a long way north of even Peter at Gympie and my other daughter, Julie at Gladstone. They are flying, of course.

Today is our blogger friend Trucker Bob 's birthday. I hope he has a wonderful day, but hasn't been blogging lately because of no signal where he is. Also it is Abe Lincoln's birthday today. I hope you have a great day Abe. He is the husband of my good friend Patty Lincoln. Hi Patty. Two days until yours.

I am sorry to have been so long acknowledging this lovely award from Joy. Thank you so very much dear Joy and also thank you to Bear Naked for also passing this one on to me.
The Million Dollar Friend Award comes with the following rules :

1. Only five people allowed.

2. Four have to be dedicated followers of your blog.

3, One has to be someone new or recently new to your blog and live in another part of the world.

4. You must link back to who gave you the award.

With these rules in mind . . . I bestow The Million Dollar Friend Award to the following friends :

Hootin Anni ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Gramma Ann ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Rosezilla ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Gina ~ ~ ~ ~

And the recent new reader~ ~ ~ Winifred

I hope you all enjoy the award and pass it on. Thanks again Joy and Bear Naked.

Next photo is of my son John with his Motorcycle and Trailer. He puts everything but the kitchen sink in that trailer. I hope he is well on the way home by now. I don't expect him for another few days.

I will miss the two dogs when they go back home.

This is a picture of the last litter they had. Very cute little doggies. All sold.

I came across a nice little card with a verse on it. It is called "A Smile."

There's something you may give,
To a friend or stranger, too.
It seems that when you give it,
It's given back to you.

This gift is worth a million,
But doesn't cost a cent.
It's lasting in effect,
But doesn't take much time.

This simple little gesture
Can make the day worthwhile.
It's just as good as sunshine ~~
It's just a little friendly smile.
Now to find some jokes ~ ~ ~

"To gain self-confidence, you must avoid using negative words such as Can't and not,"
the counsellor advised the young woman. "Do you think you could do that?"
"Well. I can't see why not."

Question :What's the difference between a hunter and a fisherman?
Answer : A hunter lies in wait, while a fisherman waits and lies.

My family and I were eating in an expensive restaurant, when I overheard the gentleman at the next table ask the waitress to pack the leftovers for their dog. It was then his young son exclaimed loudly, " Whoopee! We're gonna get a dog."

Mike had stopped off at a small-town tavern and made his way to the bar when there was a commotion outside. A man at the door shouted, "Run for your lives. Big Jake's coming." As everyone scattered, an enormous man burst through the door, threw tables and chairs aside and strode up to the bar. "Gimme a drink." he ordered.

Left alone at the bar, Mike quickly handed him a bottle of whiskey. The huge man downed it in one gulp, then ate the bottle. Paralysed with fear, Mike stammered,
"Can I get you ano-ther?"

"Nope, I gotta go," grunted the giant. "Didn't you hear? Big Jake's coming."
During a lecture, the chemistry professor was demonstrating the properties of various acids. "Now I;m dropping this silver coin into this glass of acid. Will it dissolve?"

"No, sir," a student called out. "No?" queroed the professor. "Perhaps you can explain why the silver coin won't dissolve?"

"Because if it would, you wouldn't have dropped it in."

While Milgrom waited at the airport to board his plane, he noticed a machine that would give your weight and tell your fortune. He dropped a coin in the slot, and the computer screen displayed: "You weigh 195 pounds, you're married, and you're on your way to San Diego," Milgrom stood there completely dumbfounded.

Another man put his money in and the computer read " You weigh 184 pounds, you're divorced and 'You're on your on the way to Chicago."

Milgrom said to the man, "Are you divorced and on the way to Chicago?"
"Yes," came the reply.

Milgrom was amazed. Then he rushed to the men's room, changed his clothes and put on dark glasses. He went to the machine again. The computer read : "You still weigh 195 pounds, you're still married, and you just missed your plane to San Diego!"

A man appeared before St. Peter at the Pearly Gates. "Have you ever done anything
during your lifetime on earth of particular merit ?" St. Peter asked "Well. I can only think of one thing," the man offered.

"On a trip to the Black Hills out in South Dakota, I came upon a gang of bikers, who were threatening a young woman. "I directed them to leave her alone, but they would not listen. So I approached the largest and most heavily tattooed biker and smacked him on the head, kicked his bike over, ripped off his nose ring, and threw it on the ground. :I yelled, Now back off."

St. Peter was impressed. "When did this happen?" he asked.

"Couple of minutes ago !!"

That is it for tonight, my friends. Take great care of yourselves and each other.
Be kind to someone, who needs a smile or kind word. My love and Best Wishes to you all. Cheers, Merle.

Post 525 ~ ~ ~ Saturday, 25th October, 2008.


Gramma Ann said...

Hi Merle,

You always know how to make me smile. Your son looks like quite a character, standing at attention next to his motorcycle and gear. What a happy carefree life he must live.

I liked the joke about the parents asking for a doggy bag, and the youngster thinking they were getting a dog. "Out of the mouth of babes"

Merle thanks again for thinking of me with your wonderful award. Now you have a nice week-end enjoying your nice warm weather... ;)

Gramma Ann

Old Lady Lincoln said...

Dear Merle,
Looks like your son has a nice outfit to travel around in and with. Yes when the doggies go home, you will miss them.

Thank you for mentioning Abe's Birthday.

Loved the hunter and fisherman joke.

86 now that sounds a little warm, but it's been really chilly here and it rained all day yesterday. I hate to think about winter coming. I love temp about 75 and dry.

Have a nice evening and Sunday.


Winifred said...

Thank you for this Merle.
It's my first!

Mountain Mama said...

Hello Merle. Sorry I haven't been to visit lately but I have been consumed in prayer for my niece who is in the hospital with blood clots.
I sure wish it were warmer here, It's in the 50s today and believe and feels it too. I'm wearing wool sox!

Your son sure looks proud of his bike. I chuckled when you said he puts so much in his trailer. When I used to go camping I took so much with me that it was like I was moving!

I love your fisherman, hunter joke.
What kind of puppies are those in the picture? They are just adorable, I never met a puppy I didn't love. LOL
Thank you for your continued prayers for my niece Teresa. When I get an update on her I'll post it on my blog.
Love, Hugs & Prayers

Lady Di Tn said...

I always save your blog to read last as I want to keep that smile you put on my face as long as possible. Have a good visit with your family. I love the difference between the hunter and fisherman. LOL Peace

Christina said...

LOL at that last joke! Too funny.

Puss-in-Boots said...

hahaha! Liked that last joke, Merle...

Obviously John is a well organised person...he has it all down to a fine art with his travelling, it looks a very neat set up. I bet he's had a great time and is now looking forward to getting home.

Keep cool and enjoy your visitors.


Puss-in-Boots said...

hahaha! Liked that last joke, Merle...

Obviously John is a well organised person...he has it all down to a fine art with his travelling, it looks a very neat set up. I bet he's had a great time and is now looking forward to getting home.

Keep cool and enjoy your visitors.


Jeanette said...

Hi Dear Merle, Jon looks very proud Standing next to his well looked after machine..and well packed trailer..
the puppies are real cute bundles of fluff they look just like Penny..
Have a wonderful visit with your family today. I can just see your table laden with food.
Great jokes, HEHEHE to the Pearly gates and the and the Doggy bag,poor little kid thinking he getting a dog.. Take care enjoy your family... Love Janxxxx

Janice said...

Hi Merle,

The man at the pearly gates sounds like he should have a free pass.


audrey` said...

Hi Merle

Have a blessed time with Geoff =)

John's trailer is very useful.

Take care.
30C is very hot.


Hootin' Anni said...

G'day my dear Merle!! This is ironic!---I've come over here to tell you that I have a Halloween Treat for you [I know it's October and you are not having Autumn...but, in any case, it's just a 'treat'] ---and you have passed on the award to ME!!! We were both thinking of each other today! That's super.

Thank you, thank you, so very much for the award. I will get it up on my blog today. You're the best.

I LOVE the restaurant/doggie bag story. That's so like a child, isn't it? It made me giggle!!

Hugs to you dear lady!
Hope this finds you doing well.

linda may said...

G'Day Merle, I love your blog. Especially Kevin from a few days back.Those little doggies are gorgeous. Smiles to Jon who is growing old disgracefully.:) I love the Ulysees club motto.

Renie Burghardt said...

Dear Merle,

I've had my son and granddaughter here for a few days, so haven't been blogging. I missed you and have really enjoyed visiting you again. Congratulations on the nice award!

Love the adorable puppies! Oh, if I had been closer, I would have bought one. LOL. And what a nice picture of John!

A Smile is a lovely poem, and yes, it's a nice thing to give away as often as possible.

The jokes made me chuckle and smile. I especially enjoyed the one about the machine telling the weight and fortune.

Well, I have to scoot and get ready for church soon. Have a lovely Sunday, dear Merle.

Love and blessings,


Gina E. said...

Hi Merle,
Here I am just as I promised, 15 minutes ago! Thank you for the Million Dollar Friend award but I'm afraid you've got the wrong person here. I don't have a million dollars - ha ha!
Actually I won 5th Div on Lotto last night - the grand total of $34.50 which to me right now is very useful. But a million bucks would have been a whole lot more useful ;-(
Love your photos - the puppies are as cute as my chickens! What kind of bike does your son John have? I couldn't tell in the photo, but it must be a big mother, to be able to haul that trailer around.

Gill - That British Woman said...

popped in from Winifed's blog, what an entertaining person you are. I love your jokes, nothing smutty.

It was a pleasure reading your blog,

Gill in Canada

Susie said...

Hello dear Merle,
Loved catching up on your news and seeing pictures too! Those puppies are adorable. No wonder they all sold. Congratulations on your well-deserved award.
Thanks for sharing the jokes and the verse "The Smile"
I always enjoy my visits here. Hope the heat isn't too unbearable for you. It's just nice pleasant sunshine here in CA!

Pear tree cottage! said...

Merle, hello from a storm filled sky here in Central Victoria. I am sure the power will go off it always does so I am typing here as fast as I can to tell you it has been far too long since I last visited but love LOVE!! always your posts filled with great stories and laughter.

Your son I hope is having a wonderful time as I am sure he that is a bike you could see coming! (smiles)

love always Lee-ann

(and yes I have joined your blog watchers if that is ok!.)

Rinkly Rimes said...

Well, you certainly found some goodies!

Dave said...

My goodness Merle, those puppies are SO DARN CUTE!!!! Good thing they weren't here.. I'd have bought one and I don't want a dog! *LOL*

Have a wonderful week Merle!

Rosezilla said...

Hi, Merle! Thank you so much for the cute award - I'm touched. I'm especially honored that you consider me your friend! I will post the lovely award just as soon as I can, and come back and read this post properly as well! As soon as things calm down a little and I've earned a break.

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