Post 566 ~ ~ ~ Thursday, 29th January, 2009.
Hello my Friends ~~ I hope you are more comfortable wherever you are than we are here
in Australia. We had 41C today which is 105.8 F and tomorrow will be 43C ~~109.4 F.
Melbourne had that today and over in Adelaide where my brother Peter and niece Vicki are
at present it was 45 C which is 113 F. And there is more ahead of us all.
My dear friend Jeanette has passed on this lovely award to me. Thank you Jan and I added your name to the Friends award as well.
I would like to pass this on to the following friends ~ ~ ~
Patricia at Old Lady Lincoln
Gramma Ann at Anns Quotes and Things
Audrey at Marvellous
Gattina at Writers Cramps
Nick at Sometimes Saintly Nick
Carole at Peas Corner
Linda at Linda May
Jeanette also tagged me to give 6 random things about me. I recently did 10 things about me
so will leave that one for tonight. Maybe later. Thanks Jan. I noticed your first one and also my
first one were both about cancer. It does seem to have that effect on our lives. B/C before cancer etc.
My story tonight is called "The Pink Dress." It was sent by my dear friend, Robyn.
Thank you so much Robyn.
There was this little girl sitting by herself in the park. Everyone passed by her and never
stopped to see why she looked so sad. Dressed in a worn pink dress, barefoot and dirty, the girl just sat and watched the people go by.
She never tried to speak. She never said a word. Many people passed by her, but no one would stop. The next day I decided to go back to the park in curiosity to see if the little girl
would still be there.
Yes, she was there, right in the very spot where she was yesterday, and still with the same sad look in her eyes. Today, I was to make my own move and walk over to the little girl.
For as we all know, a park full of strange people is not a place for young children alone.
As I got closer I could see the back of the little girl's dress. It was grotesquely shaped.
I figured that was the reason people just passed by and made no effort to speak to her.
Deformities are a low blow to our society and, heaven forbid if you make a step toward
assisting someone who is different. As I got closer, the little girl lowered her eyes slightly to avoid my intent stare.
As I approached her, I could see the shape of her back more clearly. She was grotesquely
shaped in a hunched over form. I smiled to let her know it was OK. I was there to help and to talk. I sat down beside her and opened with a simple 'Hello.'
The little girl acted shocked, and stammered a 'Hi' after a long stare into my eyes.
I smiled and she shyly smiled back. We talked until darkness fell and the park was completely empty. I asked the girl why she was so sad.
The little girl looked at me with a sad face and said, "Because, I'm different."
I immediately said, "That you are." and smiled.
The little girl acted even sadder and said, "I know."
"Little girl," I said, "you remind me of an angel, sweet and innocent." She looked at me
and smiled and then slowly, she got to her feet and said, "Really?"
"Yes, you're like a little Guardian Angel sent to watch over all the people walking by."
She nodded her head yes, and smiled. With that she opened the back of her pink dress
and allowed her Wings to spread, then she said, "I am."
"I'm your Guardian Angel," with a twinkle in her eye. I was speechless - - sure I was seeing things.
She said, "For once you thought of someone other than yourself. My job here is done."
I got to my feet and said, "Wait, why did no one stop to help an Angel?"
She looked at me and smiled, and said, "You're the only one that could see me," and then she was gone. And with that, my life changed dramatically.
So when you think you're all you have, remember, your angel is always watching over you
Pass this on to everyone who means anything at all to you. Let your friends know you're glad they care about you. Like the story says, we all need someone. . .
And everyone of your friends is an Angel in their own way.
The value of a friend is measured by the heart.
I hope your Guardian Angel watches over you always.
First jokes tonight came from Sue and Bob. Thank you for these.
The Wisdom of a Retiree. I've often been asked,
"What do you old folks do now that you're retired?"
"Well, I'm fortunate enough to have a few friends who have chemical engineering backgrounds, and one of the things we enjoy most is turning beer, wine, bourbon and
martinis into urine.
And, we're pretty damn good at it too."
New study of Obesity looks for larger test group. Weren't they fat enough?
Kids make Nutritious snacks. Do they taste like chicken?
Typhoon rips through cemetery. Hundreds dead.
Hospitals are sued by 7 Foot doctors. Boy are they tall?
Next one from my good friend Patty called Senior Lovemaking.
1. Wear your glasses. Make sure your partner is actually in the bed.
2. Set timer for 3 minutes, in case you doze off in the middle.
3. Set the mood with lighting. (Turn them ALL OFF.)
4. Make sure you put 911 on your speed dial before you begin.
5. Write partner's name on your hand in case you can't remember.
6. Keep the polygrip close by so your teeth don't end up under the bed.
7. Have Tylenol ready in case you actually complete the act.
8. Make all the noise you want. The neighbors are deaf too.
9. If it works, call everyone you know with the good news.
10. Don't even think about trying it twice.
Thank you Lady Di for the next one - - The Geography of a Woman.
Between 18 and 22, a woman is like Africa, half discovered, half wild, fertile and
Between 23 nd 30, a woman is like Europe - well developed and open to trade
especially for someone with cash.
Between 31 and 35, a woman is like Spain, very hot, relaxed and convinced of her own beauty.
Between 36 and 40, a woman is like Greece, gently aging but still a warm and desirable
place to visit.
Between 41 and 50 a woman is like Great Britain - with a glorious and all conquering past.
Between 51 and 60 a woman is like Israel, has been through war and doesn't make the same mistakes twice, takes care of business.
Between 61 and 70 a woman is like Canada, self preserving but open to meeting new people,
After 70 she becomes Tibet, wildly beautiful, with a mysterious past and the wisdom of the ages . . . only those with an adventurous spirit and a thirst for spiritual knowledge visit there.
THE GEOGRAPHY OF A MAN.
Between 1 and 70, a man is like Iran, ruled by nuts ....
From my local paper. 20 Things to Ponder.
1. Why ask Why.
2. What hair color do they put on the driver's licenses of bald men? How do they check?
3. What WAS the best thing before sliced bread?
4. If it's zero degrees outside today and it is supposed to be twice as cold tomorrow,
how cold is it going to be?
5. Since Americans through rice at weddings, do Orientals throw hamburgers?
6. Why are they called apartments when they are all stuck together?
7. Why is a carrot more orange than an orange?
8. Why could Superman stop bullets with his chest, but he always ducked when someone
threw a gun at him?
9. If it was a 3 hour cruise, why did Mrs. Howell have so many clothes with her?
10. Why is lemon juice mostly artificial ingredients BUT dishwashing liquid contains real
11. Why buy a product that takes 2000 flushes to get rid of?
12. Why do we wash bath towels? Aren't we clean when we use them?
13, Why do we put suits in a garment bag, and garments in a suitcase?
14. Why doesn't glue stick to the inside of the bottle?
15. What do little birdies see when they get knocked unconscious?
16. If instead of talking to your plants, you yelled at them, would they still grow, only be
troubled and insecure?
17. When you open a bag of cotton balls, is the top one meant to be thrown away?
18. Why isn't there mouse-flavored cat food?
19. What should you do when you see an endangered animal eating an endangered plant?
20. Is it possible to be totally partial?
"Business" Quotes :
When you need to knock on wood is when you discover the world's composed of vinyl
If you ask your husband to get five items at the store, and then add one more as an after-thought, he will forget two of the first five.
We should refrain from making harsh judgments of people just because they happen to be dirty, no good s.o.b.s.
Keep up with the Johnsons . . . you'll never make enough to keep up with the Joneses.
Nothing motivates a man more than to see his boss putting in an honest day's work.
When all else fails, read the instructions.
Two Irish brothers Mick and Paddy have made a promise to their uncle Seamus who was a great maritime gent all his life that when he died, they would bury him at sea.
Of course, he did die and the boys remembered to keep their promise, so off they set with Uncle Seamus all stitched up in a burial bag loaded on to their rowing boat. After a while Mick said, "Do you think this is far enough out Paddy?"
Without a word, Paddy slips over the side only to be standing in water up to his knees.
"This will never do, Mick, let's row some more." After a bit more rowing, Paddy slips over the side again but the water is only up to his belly, so on they row.
Again Mick asks Paddy, "Do you think this is far enough out?" Once again Paddy slips over the side and almost immediately says,"No, this will never do," with the water up to his chest. So on and on and on they row, when Paddy slips over the side and disappears.
Quite a bit of time goes by and poor Mick is really getting himself in a state when suddenly Paddy breaks the surface gasping for breath.
"Well Paddy, is it deep enough for you yet?"
"Aye, it is. Hand me the shovel."
Bill meets Doug at the mall and sees that he has a small gift wrapped box
"It's my wife's birthday tomorrow," Doug said. "Last week I asked her what she wanted for her birthday?" "And?" Bill asked.
"Well she said 'Oh I don't know, just give me something with diamonds in it."
"So, what did you get her?" asked Bill.
"I bought her a deck of cards."
Time to call it a day my friends. I am off to have a shower before going to bed as that
helps me get some sleep in the heat. I have an overhead fan on most of the night.
I hope you are enjoying your lives and looking forward to a happy weekend ahead of us.
Happy Birthday again Pearl and I hope you have a lovely day. Take care folks and my love and best wishes to you all. Cheers, Merle.
Post 566 ~ ~ ~ Thursday, 29th January, 2009.