Wednesday, August 05, 2009

The Brick.

Post 620 ~ ~ ~ Wednesday, 5th August, 2009.

Hello again My Friends ~~ I hope the world is treating you nice this week.
All OK here, with some activity next door to me. I woke yesterday to the
sound of a chainsaw, and was happy to see two huge trees being cut down.
They were enormous Lilly Pilly trees and robbed my yard and garden of a
lot of light etc. So now I am hoping that everything will appreiate it and
grow and thrive. One was in the front and the other in the back yard.
I have some broad beans half grown and hope they really grow and have a
lot of broad beans. One of my favorite vegetables, which are so much nicer
than the frozen ones.

My son, John had a 5 day motorbike ride to the border of Western Australia
and South Australia. So I was happy when he rang Monday afternoon to
say he was home safely. He had called to see his cousin, Vicki (Peter's
daughter) and she was looking much better than the last time he called. He
didn't see Rex, but both are going well, thankfully. John rode over 4,000 kms.
He enjoys it, and then went to play Darts that night in a nearby town, Benalla.

Shopping went well yesterday and I really like the new Home Care lady,
Cheryl. It is always nice to see the cupboards and fridge and freezer stocked
up for the next fortnight. I plan to make a big slow cooker of Pea and Ham
soup, later tonight. And a big casserole tomorrow, with dumplings.

My deaar friend for well over 50 years, Barbara sent me the first item. It is
headed, "Police Warning--Watch out for this Scam" Thank you Barbara.

Police say the gang is usually comprised of four members, one adult and three
younger ones.

While the three younger ones, all appearing sweet and innocent, divert their
victim with a show of friendliness, the fourth, --the eldest-- sneaks in from
behind the person's back to expertly rifle through his or her pockets and
purses or bags for any valuables being carried.

The picture below shows the gang in operation. . . .


My titled story tonight was sent to me by my late friend, dear Gwen and is nice.

The Brick.
A young and successful executive was traveling down a neighborhood street,
going a bit too fast in his new Jaguar. He was watching for kids darting out from
parked cars and slowed down when he thought he saw something. As his car
passed, no children appeared. Instead a brick smashed into the side of Jag's side
door. He slammed on the brakes and backed the Jag up to the spot the brick had
been thrown.

The angry driver then jumped out of the car, grabbed the nearest kid and pushed
him up against the car, shouting, "What was that all about, and who are you?
Just what the heck are you doing? That's a new car and that brick you threw is
going to cost money. Why did you do it?"

The young boy was apologetic, "Please mister....please, I'm sorry but I didn't know
what else to do. He pleaded, "I threw the brick because no one else would stop......"
With tears dripping down his face and off his chin, the youth pointed to a spot just
around a parked car, "It's my brother," he said, "He rolled off the curb and fell out
of his wheelchair and I can't lift him up."

Now sobbing, the boy asked the stunned executive, "Would you please help me get
him back into his wheelchair? He's hurt and he's too heavy for me."

Moved beyond words, the driver tried to swallow the rapidly swelling lump in his throat.
He hurriedly lifted the handicapped boy back into his wheelchair, then took out a linen
handkerchief and dabbed at the fresh scrapes and cuts. A quick look told him everything
was going to be okay. "Thank you and may God bless you," the grateful child told the
stranger. Too shook up for words, the man simply watched the boy push his wheelchair-
bound brother down the sidewalk towards their home.

It was a long slow walk back to the Jaguar. The damage was very noticeable, but the
driver never bothered to repair the dented side door. He kept the dent there to remind
him og this message : "Don't go through life so fast that someone has to throw a brick
at you, to get your attention." God whispers in our souls and speaks to our hearts .
Sometimes when we don't have time to listen, He has to throw a brick at us.
It's our choice to listen or not.

God didn't promise days without pain, laughter without sorrow, sun without rain, but
He did promise strength for the day, comfort for the tears, and light for the day.

One from my Queensland friend, Margaret who has a birthday on the 7th. Have a great
birthday, Margaret and thanks for the joke.

There are teachers and there are educators. Lipstick in school.

According to a news report, a certain private school in Sydney's Eastern Suburbs was
recently faced with an unusual problem. A number of the girls were beginning to use
lipstick and would put it on in the bathroom. That was fine, but after they put on their
lipstick they would press their lips to the mirror leaving dozens of little lip prints.

Every night the maintenance man woud remove them and next day the girls put them
back. Finally, the Headmistress decided that something had to be done. She called all
the girls to the bathroom and met them there with the maintenance man.
She explained that all these lip prints were causing a major problem for the custodian
who had to clean the mirrors every night. (You can just imagine the yawns from the
little princesses.)

To demonstrate how difficult it had been to clean the mirrors, she asked the maintenance
man to show the girls how much effort was required. He took out a long -handled
squeegee, dipped it in the toilet bowl, and cleaned the mirror with it.

The silence was broken by a large number of gasps, a few girls vomited and apparently
someone fainted. Since then there have been no lip prints on the mirrors.

New Inventions by Blondes. . . . . . .

The Water-proof towel.

Glow in the dark sunglasses.

Solar powered flashlights

Submarine screen doors

A book on how to read

Inflatable dart boards

A dictionary index

Pen sharpeners

Powdered water

Pedal powered wheel chairs

Waterproof tea bags

Zero proof alcohol

Skinless bananas

Reusable ice cubes

Do it yourself road map

Rolls Royce pick-up truck

Helicopter ejecter seat.

Bubba was sitting in the back row at the revival. When the minister finished his
sermon, he invited anyone that needed a special prayer to come forward.
Bubba got in line and when his turn came, the minister asked what he needed a
special prayer for. Bubba said that he needed a special prayer for his hearing.

The minister placed one finger in Bubba's ear and the orger hand on Bubba's head
and prayed. When he had finished, he asked Bubba if that helped his hearing.

Bubba said he didn't know yet because his hearing wasn't until next week.

A 50-ish woman was at home happily jumping on her bed and squealing with
delight. Her husband watches her for a while and asks, "Do you know how
ridiculous you look? What's the matter with you?"

The woman continues to bounce on the bed and says, "I don;t care. I just came
from a mammography and the doctor said I had the breasts of an 18-year-old."

The husband said, "What did he say about your 55-year-old ar** ?"
"Your name never came up, dear." she replied.

A few garden quotes . . . . . .
What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered.
~ ~ ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson.

A man should never plant a garden larger than his wife can take care of.
~ ~ ~ T. H. Everett.

God made rainy days so gardeners could get the housework done. ~~Unknown.

Give weeds an inch and they'll take your yard. ~ ~ Anonymous.

We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn
bushes have roses. ~ ~ ~ Abraham Lincoln.

Gardening requires a lot of water --- most of it in the form of perspiration.
~ ~ ~ Lou Erickson.

Gardens are not made by sitting in the shade. ~ ~ Rudyard Kipling.

Enough for this post tonight. Look after yourselves, my friends, and each other.
And have some fun and happiness in your lives. My love and best wishes to you
all. Cheers, Merle.

Post 620 ~ ~ ~ Wednesday, 5th August, 2009.


Puss-in-Boots said...

Hi Merle. I'm so glad you like your new home care lady. I guess they're picked especially for their rapport with people and their compassion. Not anyone could do that type of work.

Thanks for the jokes...I love the blonde inventions...powdered

The weekend is almost here again and our weather is warming up at long last. I could have worn summer clothes today, it was so lovely and warm.

Take care. Hugs.

Dave said...

Great post Merle... loved the "Brick" story!

Also glad you like your new home care lady. I know it must be tough to find one that really fits! *S*

Take care my friend... and I wish I could have some of that pea and ham soup!

Sharon's Cottage Quilts said...

Dearest Merle, what a delightful post! I loved each and every story and joke! Where do you get them all??
I'm so happy that you like your new helper, and especially that you now have more light! Let the sunshine in!!!
I hope that you have a wonderful sounds like it got off to a great start!! Bless you Sweetheart!! Sharon
P.S. Loved the Arthritis joke!! Too funny! Often I read your blog I just giggle and giggle all day long! I am still laughing at the Irishmen who wanted to beat up France!! (smiling now!) (((Hugs Friend)))

Patty said...

Dear Merle, So thankful your son made it safely home. Happy you like the new home care lady. That makes shopping more enjoyable if you're with someone you like and get along with. Personally I dislike shopping, no matter who I am with. LOL

Once more I liked everything you posted. especially the 50-ish lady jumping on her bed. Serves him right for his remark. LOL

I may just have to steal and copy the garden quotes. I've never seen these before.

Glad your week is going well and everything is A-OK with you. Have a good rest of the week.
Love, Patty

A Stitch In Thyme said...

Oh Merle, what a fun post this was. I love the scam!! Too funny and as always the jokes and such a hoot. Have a wonderful day.

Beth65 said...

Loved all your blog, glad you have restocked cupboard, loved the jokes, now I want some dumplings. But will probably settle for pasta in some form.

Jack K. said...

The Brick is a wonderful story and message. Thanks for sharing.

I'd seen the lipstick story before. It is still funny, and a great way to stop the girls from messing up the mirrors. Then it's back to using Windex or some other appropriate glass cleaner. lol

Bob said...

Hi Merle, Trees can be nice but a real pain if growing in the wrong place. I hope your garden is better for their removal. I love pea and ham soup. Bob

Margaret Cloud said...

Glad your son had a safe trip. It is always nice to like the people that help us. That is such a cute picture of duck and babies. I really enjoye the Jaguar story. Now the lipstick was a good one. Very good as usual, take care friend and be safe.

Jeanette said...

Gday Dear Merle, Pleased to hear John arrived home safely after his long trip..Ohh I bet your very happy to get those big trees cut down and give your garden more light and sunshine those broad beans will light the extra sunshine,oh yes and I love fresh BBeans,Paulines hubby grows then and I get quite a few feds of fresh Bbeans from them ooohh so yummy ..A little tear trickled down my face when I read "Gwen "but then a smile as I read the brick, Good jokes and Quote, A little for everyone to smile about.
Take care Dear Merle.. Love Janxxxxx

Lady Di Tn said...

I love the blonde inventions and the 50 yr old lady jumping on the bed and then Bubba hearing. What a hoot these were.
I hope I do not go through life too fast and get a brick thrown at me a peeble in the windshield was enough of a start.
Have a wonderful weekend. We are to have the hottest one this summer. I may be a house kitty today. Peace

Christina said...

Good stories and jokes tonight. LOL at the Bubba hearing and Blonde inventions.

I'm glad you like Cheryl and that you are getting along well.

Gramma Ann said...

Hi Merle,
You put a smile on my face again today. I loved the quotes, and like Patty they are new to me, I don't recall reading them before.

Have a nice week-end and hope Spring gets there and along with it warmer weather. But, that means my summer is about over, Oh No! ;)

Janice said...

Hi Merle,

I hope you and your garden enjoy the sun.


audrey` said...

I'm so glad that your new homecare lady, Cheryl, is an efficient person =)

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