Post 526 ~ ~ ~ Monday, 27th October, 2008.
Hello My Friends ~~ Another week begins and at the end of it, October goes and in comes November. It is less than 2 months to Christmas, and any day now the stores will start telling us how many days it is. I have done quite a lot of my shopping. Because I do not drive any more, I send for quite a few things over the year from Mail Order companies.
Today, the 27th is Patty Lincoln's birthday. Won't you join me in wishing her a great day
with lots of surprises and gifts etc. Happy Birthday, dear friend.
I am expecting John back in a couple of days. He rang last night but was still in South Australia. He was able to visit three of his four cousins along the way and also his Auntie Jacqui (Peter's first wife). I imagine he will be tired, not sure when he goes back to work.
My other son Geoff came up early Sunday on his own, Jo was tired and getting things ready for their holiday week. They will only be away a week. Geoff spent all morning working in my garden and trimmed, tidied and weeded most of it, for which I am most
grateful. It looks better naturally. We made a quick trip to Bunnings (No sign out Robyn) and bought some strawberry plants and a couple of others.
My friend in the UK Dreadnought mentioned a growing bag. A plastic bag to grow things in. Another friend Jim in the US suggested a bag of potting mix would work as well. Lots of drainage holes in the bottom of it and then holes in top to plant some
strawberries in it. So thanks for the ideas Bob and Jim. See how it goes.
Tonight I have a poem and an alphabet about friends. This was sent by my friend Vicki
So thank you Vicki.
I wake up in the morning, And can hardly wait to see
If I've received a mailing, Addressed from you and me.
I get my 'puter running And much to my delight,
Your poems, jokes and other things Come quickly into sight.
Please keep those e-mails coming, They are so enjoyable you see
Funny things, friendly things Those things you mail to me.
But most of all the fun of it, Is knowing that they came,
From you, my friend, The one I need not name.
A Friend does most or all of these things . . . .
(A)ccepts you as you are
(B)elieves in 'you'
(C)alls you just to say 'Hi'
(D)oesn't give up on you
(E)nvisions the whole of you (even the unfinished parts)
(F)orgives your mistakes
(I)nvites you over
(J)ust 'be' with you
(K)eeps you close at heart
(L)oves you for who you are
(M)akes a difference in your life
(P)icks you up
(Q)uiets your fears
(R)aises your spirits
(S)ays nice things about you
(T)ells you the truth when you need to hear it
(W)alks beside you
(X)-plains things you don't understand
(Y)ells when you won't listen and
(Z)aps you back to reality.
Time for some jokes ~ ~ ~ My cousin Bill sent me some good ones today. Thanks Bill.
The Title of the first ones is "Kids are Quick."
Teacher : Maria, go to the map and find North America.
Maria : Here it is.
Teacher : Correct. Now class, who discovered America?
Class : Maria.
Teacher : John, why are you doing your math multiplication on the floor?
John : You told me to do it without using tables.
Teacher : Glenn, how do you spell crocodile?
Glenn : K-R-O-K-O-D-I-A-L
Teacher : No, that's wrong.
Glenn : Maybe it is wrong, but you asked me how I spell it.
Teacher : Donald, what is the chemical formula for water?
Donald : H I J K L M N O.
Teacher : What are you talking about?
Donald : Yesterday you said it was H to O.
Teacher : Glen, why are you always so dirty?
Glenn : Well, I'm a lot closer to the ground than you are.
Teacher : Millie, give me a sentence starting with 'I.'
Millie : I is . . . .
Teacher : No, Millie . . . . Always say, 'I am.'
Millie : All right . . . I am the ninth letter of the alphabet.
Teacher : Now Simon, tell me frankly, do you say prayers before eating?
Simon : No, sir, I don't have to. My Mom's a good cook.
Teacher : Clyde, your essay on 'My Dog' is exactly the same as your brother's. Did you
Clyde : No, sir. It's the same dog.
Teacher : Harold, what do you call a person who keeps talking when people are no longer
Harold : A teacher.
This one is a puzzle ~ ~ ~ Thanks Bill.
You are driving in a car at constant speed. On your left side is a drop-off', (the ground is
18-20 inches, below the level you are travelling on) and on your right side a fire engine travelling at the same speed as you. In front of you is a galloping horse, which is the same size as your car and you cannot overtake it. Behind you is a galloping zebra.
Both the horse and zebra are also travelling at the same speed as you. What must you do to safely get out of this highly dangerous situation??
Get off the mery-go-round ~ ~ ~ you're drunk.
Two little girls were discussing their respective families. "Why does your grandmother
read her Bible so much ?" asked one of them.
The other replied, "I think she's cramming for her finals."
An Incredible Story. Thank you again Bill.
In 1986, Peter Davies was on holiday in Kenya after graduating from Northwestern
On a hike through the bush, came across a young bull elephant standing with one leg raised in the air. The elephant seemed distressed, so Peter approached it very carefully.
He got down on one knee, inspected the elephant's foot, and found a large piece of wood deeply impedded in it. As carefully and as gently as he could, Peter worked the wood out with his knife, after which the elephant gingerly put down his foot. The elephant turned to face the man and with a rather curious look on it's face, stared at him for several tense
moments. Peter stood frozen, thinking of nothing else but being trampled. Eventually the elephant trumpeted loudly, turned and walked away. Peter never forgot that elephant
or the events of that day.
Twenty years later, Peter was walking through the Chicago zoo there with his teen-aged son. As they approached the elephant enclosure, one of the creatures turned and walked over to near where Peter and his son Cameron were standing. The large bull elephany stared at Peter, lifted its front foot off the ground, then put it down. The elephant did that several times, then trumpeted loudly, all the while staring at the man.
Remembering the encounter in 1986, Peter could not help wondering if this was the same elephant. Peter summoned up his courage, climbed over the railing, and made his way into the enclosure.He walked right up to the elephant and stared back in wonder.
The elephant trumpeted again, wrapped its trunk around one of Peter's legs and slammed him against the railing, killing him instantly.
Probably wasn't the same elephant.
Well that is it for tonight, I can hardly keep my eyes open, so off to bed very soon.
Be kind to everyone and have a great week. Love and best wishes to you all.
Post 526 ~ ~ ~ Monday, 27th October, 2008.