Post 559 ~ ~ ~ Saturday, 17th January, 2009.
Hello Everyone ~~ I hope all is well with you. I am doing fine and got good results from the Ultra Sound I had a week ago. All good news, so I am very thankful for that. We have
another very hot day predicted for Monday 39 C which is just over 102 F. I hope it will not get hotter than that, but at least I should be ready with the cooler this time. I have
been putting off this first award because I had to write 10 Honest things about myself.
I am honest, but was a bit stumped. The result follows.
The first award is called the Honest Scrap Award, and was given to me by two friends - -
Rhi and Christina. I thank you both very much and these are the rules
List 10 honest things about myself
Post the award on your post and blog
Put a link to the person/persons who you received the award from.
Nominate at least 7 blogs which show "honest scrapness"
Be sure to link to your nominees in your post.
Let them know they have received this award by commenting on their blogs.
My 10 honest things about myself :
!. I am 74 years old, reasonably healthy and content with my life.
2. I had breast cancer 30 years ago and have been very fortunate not to have it return
and since then I worry less about the "small stuff."
3. I have 4 wonderful children, three of whom are adopted and I love them all equally and
dearly. They take good care of me, now as I am older and more frail.
4. I have 12 wonderful grandchildren, 8 girls and 4 boys, from ages 10 to 31 and love
them all dearly. We keep in touch through e mails and phone calls etc.
5. I also have 3 lovely great granddaughters, who all live too far away to see them often but e mail
and photos keep them close. They are aged 9, 5, and 3 months.
6. I enjoy blogging and have made some wonderful friends and we have a close friendship although
most of us will never meet.
7. I love my garden, but cannot do very much in it anymore, but my sons come to my rescue.
8. I have always been a late night person and 2 am still happens more often than it should. I try
to retire about midnight these days, but don't always make it.
9. I love and appreciate my family, my friends and blogging friends more, the older I get.
10. I am happier now than in my earlier years. CONTENT is a good word for me.
The 7 blogs I nominate :
Audrey at Marvellous
Bev at Mountain Mama
Gledwood in the UK
Janice at Lady Janice
June at Junies place
Lisa at Raccoon Lover
Nancy at Nancy's Nonsense
The second award is called the "noblesse oblige" and it was given to me by my friend
Robyn Thank you Robyn. I will try to follow the rules.
The rules are :
The Blogger manifests exemplary attitude, respecting the nuances that pervade amongst different
cultures and beliefs.
The Blog contents inspire; strive to encourage and offer solutions
There is a clear purpose at the Blog; one that fosters a better understanding on Social, Political, Economic, the Arts, Cultures and Sciences and Beliefs.
The Blog is refreshing and creative.
The Blogger promotes friendship and positive thinking.
The Blogger who receives this award will need to follow the following steps :
1. Create a post with a mention and link to the person who presented the Noblesse Oblige award.
2. Display the award conditions on the post.
3. Write a short article about what this blog has thus far achieved - preferrably citing a post to support.
4. The blogger must present the Noblesse Oblige Award in concurrence with the Award conditions.
5. The blogger must display the Award on their blog.
The five blogs I choose to receive this award are :
Lady Di at Kitty Justice
Patty at Old Lady Lincoln
Renie at Renie burghards world
Linda at Lindy Lou
Jim at Jimmies Little Blog
I feel that these five bloggers do fit with the conditions of this award. They have great blogs that
are of great interest to all who visit them.
My story tonight and the first joke, came from my friend Linda L, Thank you Linda.
An eye witness account from New York City, on a cold December day some years ago. A little boy, about 10 years old, was standing before a shoe store on the
roadway, bare-footed, peering through the window, and shivering with cold.
A lady approached the young boy and said, "My. but you're in such deep thought staring in that window."
"I was asking God to give me a pair of shoes," was the boy's reply.
The lady took him by the hand, went into the store, and asked the clerk to get half a dozen pairs of socks for the boy. She then asked if he could give her a basin of water and a towel. He brought them to her quickly.
She took the little fellow to the back part of the store and, removing her gloves, knelt down, washed his little feet, and dried them with the towel.
By this time the clerk had returned with the socks. Placing a pair upon the boy's feet, she
purchased him a pair of shoes.
She tied the remaining pairs of socks and gave them to him. She patted him on the head and said, "No doubt you will be more comfortable now."
As she turned to go, the astonished kid caught her by the hand, and looking up into her face, with tears in his eyes, asked her, "Are you God's Wife ?"
Whenever I'm disappointed with my spot in life, I stop and think of little Jamie Scott.
Jamie was trying out for a part in the school play. His mother told me he'd set his heart on being in it, though she feared he would not be chosen.
On the day the parts were awarded, I went with her to collect him after school. Jamie rushed up to her, eyes shining with pride and excitement. "Guess what, Mom," he shouted
and then said those words that will remain a lesson to me . . . ."I've been chosen to clap and cheer."
My friend Margaret sent me this next one. Thank you so much Margaret.
GOTTA LOVE LITTLE BOYS!!
Two young boys walked into a pharmacy one day, picked out a box of tampons and proceeded to the checkout counter. The man at the counter asked the older boy," Son how old are you?" "Eight," the boy replied.
The man continued, "Do you know what these are used for?"
The boy replied, "Not exactly, but they aren't for me. They're for him. He's my brother. He's four. We saw on TV that if you use these, you would be able to swaim and ride a bike and right now, he
can't do either one."
A few short ones from my friends Sue and Bob. Thank you.
Japanese scientists have created a camera with a shutter speed so fast. They now can photograph a woman with her mouth shut.
A boy asked his granny, "Have you seen my pills, they were labelled LSD ?"
"Never mind the pills, have you seen the purple dragons in the kitchen?"
Little Billy asks his Dad for a telly in his room. Dad reluctantly agrees.
Next day Billy comes downstairs and asks, "Dad, what's love juice?"
Dad looks horrofied and tells Billy all about sex.
Billy just sat there with his mouth open in amazement.
Dad says, "So, what were you watching?"
Billy says, "Wimbledon."
A woman standing nude in front of a mirror, says to her husband, "I look horrible, I feel
fat and ugly, pay me a compliment."
He replies, "Your eyesight is perfect."
Wife gets naked and asks hubby, "What turns you on more, my pretty face or my sexy body?" Hubby looks her up and down and replies, "Your sense of humour."
The YEAR'S BEST (actual) HEADLINES :
Red Tape holds up New Bridge, You mean there is something stronger than duct tape?
Something went wrong in Jet crash. Expert says, "No, really?"
Police Begin Campaign to Run Down Jaywalkers. Now that's taking things a bit far.
Panda Mating Fails; Veterinarian Takes Over. What a guy.
Miners Refuse to work after Death. Those good for nothing lazy so and sos.
Juvenile Court to try shooting defendant. See if that works any better than a fair trial.
War dims hope for Peace. I can see where it might have that effect.
If strike isn't settled quickly, it may last awhile. Ya' think ?
Cold wave linked to Temperatures. Who would have thought?
Enfield couple slain; Police suspect Homicide. They may be on to something.
Man struck by lightning: Faces battery charge. He probably IS the battery charge.
A very posh lady sitting in a Longreach pub suddenly began to cough. After a few seconds
it became apparent that she was in real distress, and two locals, Bluey and Bazza sitting at the next table turned to look at her.
"Ken you swallow?" asked Bluey. The woman signalled "No" by shaking her head.
"Ken you breathe?" asked Bazza. The woman shook her head, "No."
With that Bluey walked behind her, lifted up the back of her dress, yanked down her knickers and run his tongue down the crack of her butt.
This shocked the woman into such a violent spasm that the obstruction flew out of her mouth and she began to breathe again.
Bluey swaggered back to his table and took a deep swig of his beer.
Bazza said in admiration, "Ya know, Bluey, I'd heard of that bloody Hind Link
Manoeuvre, but that's the first time I've ever seen somebody do it."
Time to say Goodnight my friends. Enjoy your lives and be kind to each other.
My love and best wishes to you all. Cheers, Merle.
Post 559 ~ ~ ~ Saturday, 17th January, 2009.