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.