Saturday, November 01, 2008


Post 528 ~ ~ ~ Saturday, 1st November, 2008.

Hello Everyone ~~ Busy day today with a couple of visitors and more cooking. I think Peter and Warren are leaving on Sunday, from Brisbane so they should get here on Monday, afternoon unless they decide to look around somewhere along the way.

John finally collected his little dogs this morning. He has been busy cutting lawns and paying bills etc etc. I will miss those two little faces at my back door. They will miss
having someone at home all the time. John goes back to work on Monday so they will see him in the mornings and after work. Luckily they have each other for company.

Tonight's story is called "Wings." Author Unknown.

An article in National Geographic several years ago provided a penetrating picture of God's wings.

After a forest fire in Yellowstone National Park, forest rangers began their trek up a mountain to assess the inferno's damage.

One ranger found a bird literally petrified in ashes, perched statuesquely on the ground at the base of a tree, Somewhat sickened by the eerie sight, he knocked over the bird with a stick. When he struck it, three tiny chicks scurried from under their dead mother's wings,

The loving mother, keenly aware of impending disaster, had carried her offspring to the base of the tree and gathered them under her wings, instinctively knowing that the toxic smoke would rise. She could have flown to safety but had refused to abandon her babies.
When the blaze had arrived and the heat had scorched her small body, the mother had remained steadfast, Because she had been willing to die, those under her wings would live . . . . .

"He will cover you with his feathers, and under His wings you will find refuge . . . .
Psalm 91:4.

First jokes came from my friend Robyn of Puss in Boots. Thank you Robyn.
They are about New Zealand Policemen and are called Good, Better, Best.

Good. A cop from NZ Police was watching for speeders, but wasn't getting many. Then he discovered the problem -- a 12 year old boy was standing up the road with a hand painted sign which read "Radar Trap Ahead." The officer then found a young accomplice down the road with a sign reading "TIPS"and a bucket full of money.
(And we used to just sell Lemonade.)

Better. A motorist was mailed a picture of his car speeding through an automated radar post in the Manawatu with a fine of $160 included.

Being cute, he sent the police department a picture of $160.

The police responded with another mailed photo of Handcuffs.

Best. A young woman was pulled over for speeding. As a NZ Policeman walked to her car window flipping open his ticket book. She said, " I bet you are going to sell me a ticket to the Policeman's Ball."

He replied, "New Zealand Policemen don't have balls." There was a moment of silence while she smiled, and he realized what he had just said. He then closed his book, got back in his patrol car and left.

She was laughing too hard to start her car.

This old fisherman would go out in his boat every morning and come back about an hour later with a cooler filled with fish. The game warden got suspicious as to how the old guy always caught so many fish in such a short time. So he invited himself to go fishing with the old guy.

They went to the middle of the lake, the old guy pulls out a stick of dynamite and throws it overboard. Boom. Fish start floating to the surface and the old guy starts scooping
them up in his net.

The game warden says, :You can't do that. It's illegal..

The old guy quietly lights another stick of dynamite, hands it to the Game Warden and says, "You gonna talk or are you gonna fish?"

My friend Linda L sent me the next ones, called "You Just Can't fix Stupid." Thanks Linda.

Recently, when I went to McDonld's I saw on the menu that you could have an order of 6, 9, or 12 Chicken McNuggets. I asked for half a dozen nuggets. "We don't have half dozen nuggets," said the teenager behind the counter. "You don't?" I replied.
"We only have six, nine or twelve," was the reply. "So I can't order a half dozen nuggets, but I can order six?" "That's right. So I shook my head and ordered six McNuggets,
I was just checking out the local Wal-mart with just a few items, and the lady behind me put her things on the counter. I picked up one of those divider things so we wouldn't get mixed. After the girl had scanned my things, she picked up the divider looking all over it for the bar-code, so she could scan it. Not finding the bar-code., she asked if I knew how much this is. I said to her, "I've changed my mind. I don't think I'll buy that today. She said, "OK." and I paid her for my things and left. She had no clue to what had just happened.
A lady at work was seen putting
a credit card into her floppy drive and pulling it out very quickly. When I inquired as to what she was doing, she said she was shopping on the internet and they kept asking for a crdit card number, so she was using the ATM
I recently saw a distraught young lady weeping beside her car. "Do you need some help?"
I asked. She replied, "I knew I should have replaced the battery to this remote door
unlocker. Now I can't get into my car. Do you think they (pointing to a distant convenience store) would have a battery to fit this?" "Hmmm, I dunno. Do you have an alarm too?" I asked. "No, just this remote thingy," she answered, handing it and the keys to me, As I took the key and manually unlocked the door, I replied, "Why don't you
drive over there and check about the batteries? It's a long walk."
Dirty Magazines.

Soon after being transferred to a new duty station, my Marine husband called home to tell me he would be late - again. He went on to say that dirty magazines had been discovered in the platoon's quarters and they had to discipline the whole squad.

I launched into a tirade, arguing that many men had pictures hanging in their quarters at our previous post, so the new platoon should not be penalized for something trivial.

My husband calmly listened to my gripes and then explained, "Honey, dirty magazines :
the clips from their rifles had not been cleaned."

Time to call it a day. I hope you all had a great time for Halloween and lots of lovely food.
Take good care of yourselves and each other. Love and best wishes to you all.
Cheers, Merle.

Post 528 ~ ~ ~ Saturday, 1st November, 2008.


Gattina said...

Halloween is not so much celebrated in Brussels, only for the kids, it just starts since a few years. But this time I had 8 little witches, devils and pumpkins at my door asking for treats, lol !

Christina said...

NIce story about the bird, LOL @ "policemen's ball"! Thanks for another lovely post. Happy Halloween!!

Lady Di Tn said...

Oh, I needed a tissue after the Wings story. But then you put a smile on my face with those funny jokes. I agree you cannot fix stupid. LOL Peace

Old Lady Lincoln said...

Loved the dirty magazine story. Cute. I would have probably thought the same thing.

Just got the clocks turned back, they say do it after midnight, but I'll be asleep and I don't want to mess with them in the morning. One I can't reach so it will have to wait till morning for Abe to do.

Had a very nice visit with my Mother today. Daughter and her friend went also, in fact they drove, then my one brother stopped over, another daughter and her husband and their son, plus Audrey who is now living here. Our oldest daughter and her family picked Audrey up to take her to their house for the night, Audrey's Mom was going to a Halloween party and Audrey didn't want to stay here, she wanted to visit her Aunt Angela, who spoils her rotten. LOL In fact Angela treats her like her own when she has her and Audrey at age 8 eats that up. In fact this is her blog,
I'm sure she'll be posting some photos of the evening, Audrey says she's staying up all night. Right. LOL She'll probably last till around 10pm.

Have a great evening, sleep well and have a wonderful Sunday.

Renie Burghardt said...

Dear Merle,

Oh, yes you will miss the two little faces. And visitors are always nice, aren't they?

What a touching story Wings was. And a beautiful, comforting passage from Psalm 91:4.

Funny jokes about New Zealand policemen. The last one was the funniest. I think I will send that to my older son Joe, who is an American policeman. He'll get a kick out of them. And you sure can't fix stupid, can you? Hahaha. Those were pretty funny.

Well, I really enjoyed the chuckles today, dear Merle. I missed you! Have a wonderful Sunday, or I should say Monday by now. See you again, soon.

Love and Hugs,


Pearl said...

Hello Merle,
Wonderful as usual, the first story was very moving, & the jokes help to lighten one's feelings, so funny. Thank You. :)

Hootin' Anni said...

Oh my goodness!! Merle that story about the mother bird and the little chicks...just made me bawl...what devotion, what be burned to save her babies!!! Wow.

Hope you're doing well. Enjoy the long weekend holiday.

audrey` said...

Dearest Merle

"Wings" is so encouraging. The sacrificial love of all mothers =)

Thank you so much for your prayers for Bel's exams =)


Gramma Ann said...

Hi Merle,

The Wings story was moving... and the jokes always make me chuckle and put a smile on my face.

You will miss your two cute little visitors. Our furry animals can be company with their little antics they pull. So much fun to watch them at play.

I hope you have a nice week.

desert dirt diva said...

omg your posts always make me laugh so hard, i have not posted lately but will try tonight, love the atm joke the best...

Janice said...

Hi Merle,

The wing story was very touching, but I don't know what was funnier the "Police man's ball" or the "Dirty magazine?" LOL.

I just had to run around the house and make sure our clocks were all turned back.

Take care,

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