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
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.
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
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
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
Pedal powered wheel chairs
Waterproof tea bags
Zero proof alcohol
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.