Friday, May 29, 2009

Hi -- I am back again.

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?
A. Honey.

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
washing machine?"

"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 world.:

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?" G
od 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


Patty said...

Good morning Merle, Hope your favorite team won. Like the Why's of men, some sound so true. LOL And talking to yourself isn't so bad, what better company then yourself. Now if you start answering yourself, that might be another story. LOL Enjoy your company while she's there. Have a great week-end. Almost lunch time here, don't know yet what I will fix. Mowed the front yard while it was still cool outside. Love, Patty

Puss-in-Boots said...

I find that sometimes talking to myself is the only time I can have an intelligent conversation, Merle. Nothing wrong with that, is there?

What a lovely family you have and how nice it has been for you to have them arrive to help you celebrate 75 years. It's such good news about Rex, too. What a great birthday present that is.

Hope it's not too cold for you. I didn't have the heating on this morning it was so mild and today, the sun is shining and there is a gentle breeze, good for drying the sheets.

Have a lovely weekend. Hugs.

Beth E. said...

I'm so glad you've had such a wonderful time celebrating your birthday! I love your pictures. You outfits are very look lovely in them!

Have a great weekend...

Margaret Cloud said...

I really enjoyed the pictures of your family, they are very nice. It probably will be lonesome when your family goes, thank goodness you have your computer. Your friend Robyn had quite a list, liked all of them. Have a nice weekend friend, be safe.

Jack K. said...

Glad to know all is well.

Great pics.

Be careful what you wish for, you just might get it. Oh, crap. snerx.

Mountain Mama said...

Your Birthday just seemed to go on and on. How wonderful for you. There's nothing like having family and friends around to help celebrate.
Loved your funnies.

Jeanette said...

Hi Dear Merle,
Love all your photo's of the family.I enlarge your photo to see your birthday outfit you look lovely and very smart as always.
Your zygo is lovely and full of colour mines just comming into flower also i love the unusual colour,,
Great jokes as always gave me quiet a laugh . Men. Take care dear Merle gotta go Carols Calling me. oopps a friend has just called in . Love Janxxxxxx

Joy Des Jardins said...

More great pics...I love them Merle. Whew...what a week. It will feel funny when everyone's gone, but you manage to keep busy sweetie....just like I do. You look so cute in those pictures certainly are loved young lady. I'm sending you my share too.... Love, Joy

linda may said...

G'Day Merle,
I like that velvet shirt, it looks good on you.
Hey don't worry about talking to yourself unless you answer back! He he.
I liked the "Didn't recognize you" joke.
My zygocactus doesn't flower for me and gets bitten badly by the frost here in Canberra, but I keep it because it is special. It was a piece from one my grandmother grew and she died when I was 6 yrs old.

Susie said...

Hi Merle,
Looks like you had a wonderful birthday. So happy for you.
I enjoyed all the jokes, but esp the 54 yr old woman. Too cute!

Janice said...

Happy Birthday Merle,

It looks like you had a lot of company and you have a very good looking family. You must be real proud of them.

I like the lest of Why's of Men, lol.

Take care and have a great week.

LZ Blogger said...

Merle ~ Great looking family pictures! Thanks for sharing them with us! ~ jb///

Linda said...

This is my first time visiting your blog and it's wonderful! I enjoyed the family photos ~ glad you had a wonderful Birthday!

I look forward to reading more here.

Kind regards,
Linda in Illinois

audrey` said...

Wow! The photos are so lovely, Merle =)