Post 602 ~ ~ ~ Friday, 29th May, 2009.
Hello Everyone I am back again to show off more pics of my family. Unfortunately there are no pics of Geoff, Joanne and Scott. John took a couple at the Lunch Restaurant, but said they were very dark and he hasn't been able to send them, for some reason. He just collected Bec, to help fix something on his computer and will bring her back later tonight. She leaves for
home tomorrow and starts work on Monday. John will take her to Melbourne and her
flight leaves about 3 pm. It has been great having her here and she as always is such a help.
This was on Sunday night after Kathy and girls arrived. This is what I wore on my birthday, it has
a long skirt and they are velvet. L to R Kristen 16, Merle 75, Bec 28, Jorja 11, and Kate 21.
John, Kathy, Bec. and Kate, Kathy's eldest.
John took this of me, talking as usual. Probably telling him how to use the new camera.
This lovely Cyclamen plant in a nice purple pot, got halfway here for Mother's Day, when Geoff had
to return home and help clean up a burst water hose. Happily the insurance company came to the
party and saw it all fixed up. The Blues sign is my football team, Carlton in the Aust. Football League. They are playing John's team tonight, so one of us will be disappointed.
This is a huge Pot Plant with a fern surrounding a Zyco-cactus which is a salmon color and it is
really beautiful. This was a gift from Joanne and Geoff. I love it. It's really lovely.
Enough birthday talk for today. I have had a wonderful week. Soon be back to just me.
So I will have to talk to myself I guess. So will find a few jokes for you.
I do hope you are all doing well and enjoying your lives, as much as I am.
Thanks to all my family and friends and for greetings from Blogging friends for making
this such a special time for me.
Thank you to my good friend Robyn for the Trivia we can't live without.
In the 14oo's a law was set forth in England that a man was allowed to beat his wife with a stick no thicker than his thumb. Hence, we have 'the rule of thumb.'
Many years ago in Scotland, a new game was invented. It was ruled "Gentlemen Only...
Ladies Forbidden"... and thus the word GOLF entered the English language.
The first couple to be shown in bed together on prime time TV were Fred and Wilma
Every day more money is printed for Monopoly than the US Treasury.
Men can read smaller print than women can. Women can hear better.
Coca-Cola was originally green.
It is impossible to lick your elbow.
Intelligent people have more Zinc and copper in their hair.
The first novel ever written on a typewriter : Tom Sawyer.
The San Francisco Cable cars are the only mobile National Monuments.
Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from history. Spades - King David. Hearts - Charlemangne. Clubs - Alexandra the Great. Diamonds-Julius Caeser.
111,111,111 X 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654, 321.
If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front legs in the air, the person
died in battle. If the horse has one front leg in the air, the person died as a result of wounds received in battle, If the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died
of natural causes.
Most boat owners name their boats. What is the most popular boat name requested?
Answer -- Obsession.
If you were to spell out numbers, how far would you have to go until you find the letter "A"
A. One thousand.
What do bulletproof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers and laser printers have in common?
A. All were invented by women.
Q. What is the only food that doesn't spoil?
At least 75 % of people who read this will try to lick their elbow.
A few from my good friend Linda L. Thanks Linda.
Why's of Men.
Why do men become smarter during sex?
(because they are plugged into a genius.)
Why don't women blink during sex?
(they don't have enough time.)
Why does it take a million sperm to fertilize one egg?
(they don't stop and ask directions.)
Why did God make men before women?
(you need a rough draft before you make a final copy.)
How many men does it take to put a toilet seat down?
(don't know ..... it never happened.)
One day my housework-challenged husband decided to wash his sweat-shirt. Seconds
after he stepped into the laundry room, he shouted to me, "What setting do I use on the
"It depends," I replied, "What does it say on your shirt?"
He yelled back, "University of Oklahoma."
And they say blondes are dumb.....
A couple is lying in bed. The man says, "I am going to make you the happiest woman in
The woman replies, "I'll miss you..."
A 54 year old woman had a heart attack and was taken to the hospita While on the
operating table, she had a near death experience, Seeing God, she asks, "Is my time
up?" God said, "No, you have another 43 years, 2 months and 8 days to live."
Upon recovery, the woman decides to stay in hospital and have a face-lift, liposuction, breast implants and a tummy tuck She even had someone come in and change her
hair colour and brighten her teeth.
Since she had so much more time to live, she figured she might as well make the most
of it. After her last operation, she was released from hospital. While crossing the street
on her way home, she was killed by an ambulance.
Arriving in front of God, she demanded, " I thought you said I had another 43 years
Why didn't you pull me out of the path of the ambulance?"
God replied, " I didn't bl***y recognize you."
An Englishman, an Irishman and a Scotsman are walking when they see something shining at the top of a building. They go up to see what it is and they find a lamp.
The Englishman picks it up and rubs it and a genie appears and says there is a sllide at the
top of that building. When you slide down it whatever you say you land in a pit of it at the bottom.
The Englishman says money. He lands in a pit of money.
The Irishman slides down and says beer. He landsin a pit of beer.
The Scotsman gets to the top of the slide, trips and says "Oh, crap."
Well Bec is back and the footy is about to start. Go Blues!! Take good care of each
other and yourselves. I heard a quote this morning, "May the rest of your life be the
best of your life." My bove and best wishes to you all. Cheers, Merle.
Post 602 ~ ~ ~ Friday, 29th May, 2009