Sunday, August 16, 2009

Great Way to Live..

Extra note on Monday 17th. August, 2009

Hi Everyone ~~ The computer appears to be all well again
thank goodness. I will get a new light tomorrow, for here.

A very Happy Birthday to my friend Dave on the 18th.
Have a great day with very Best Wishes, and some presents.
Go on over folks to wish Dave a Happy Birthday.

I'll be back in a day or so my friends. Cheers, Merle. (Monday)

Post 623 ~ ~ ~ Sunday, 16th August, 2009.

Hello again Friends~~ Just in case my computer has to leave home
for a while, tomorrow, I thought I had better do another post.
I hope all is well with all of you and things are going well. Enjoy
the coming week as I hope to do too.

This is a very old photo, taken at Dixons Creek, near Yarra Glen, Victoria.
From Left -- Merle 3 1/2, Our Mother, Peter 1 1/2, our half brother Jack
who was about 12 at that time. He died at age 15 from TB in 1940.
We all looked pretty good then, and Jack hadn't become ill at the time.

This is a picture of a few ornaments on top of an AC. My granddaughter, Bec
bought the two outer ones, I bought the swing, which actually moves when
there is a breeze.

The first article tonight was sent by my long time friend, Barbara. Thank you.

Great Ways to Live a Happy Life.
Today is a gift, that's why it's called a present.


We all need to read this one over and over until it becomes part
of who we are.


1. Try everything twice. On Madam's tombstone (of Waylon and
Madam) she wanted this epitaph: "Tried everything twice ......
Loved it both times."

2. Keep only cheerful friends. The grouches pull you down. (Keep
this in mind if you are one of those grouches.)

3. Keep learning : Learn more about the computer, crafts, and
gardening, whatever. Never let the brain get idle. 'An idle
mind is the devil's workshop.' And the devil's name is Alzheimers.

4. Enjoy the simple things.

5. Laugh often, long and loud. Laugh until you gasp for breath. . . .
and if you have a friend who makes you laugh, spend lots and
lots of time with HIM/HER.

6. The tears happen: Endure, grieve, and move on. The only person
who is with us our entire life, is ourselves. LIVE while you are alive.

7. Surround yourself with what you love: whether it's family, pets,
, music, plants, hobbies, whatever. Remember your
home is your refuge.

8. Cherish your health: If it is good, preserve it. If it is unstable

improve it. If it is beyond what you can improve, get help.
You are worth it.

9. Don't take guilt trips. Take a trip to the mall, even to the next
county, in a foreign country, but not to where the guilt is.

10. Tell the people you love that you love them at every opportunity.

11. Forgive now those who made you cry. You might not get
a second chance.

Lost time can never be found . . . so make sure . . .you can find
time to love unconditionally.

First joke tonight came from my good friend Sharon. Thank you.

Working people frequently ask retired people what they do to make
their days interesting.
Well for example, the other day the wife and I went to town and
went into a shop. We were only in there for about 5 minutes.

When we came out, there was a cop writing a parking ticket.
We went up to him and I said, Come on, man, how about giving
a senior citizen a break?"

He ignored us and continued writing the ticket. I called him a
Dumb a**. He glared at me and started writing another ticket for
having worn tires. So Mary called him a s***h**d. He finished the
second ticket and put it on the windshield with the first.

Then he started writing a third ticket.This went on for about 20 minutes.
The more we abused him, the more tickets he wrote.

Just then, our bus came.

We try to have a little fun each day now we are retired.
It's important at our age.

Some advantages of being a woman . . . .

If we forget to shave, no one has to know.

We can congratulate our team=mate without touching her behind.

If we have a zit, we know how to conceal it.

We never have to reach down every so often to make sure we're
still there,

If we're dumb, some people will find it cute.

We have the ability to dress ourselves.

If we marry someone 20 years younger, we're aware we look like an

There are times when chocolate really can solve all your problems.

We never regret piercing our ears.

We can fully assess a person just by looking at their shoes.

We know which glass was ours by the lipstick mark.

We have enough sense to realize that the easiest way to get out of
being lost is to ask for directions.

My friend, Lorraine sent me the next one. Thanks Lorraine.

I thought these were pretty cool. Don't laugh, they're all true.
Perks of being over 50, 60, or even 70.

01. Kidnappers are not very inyerested in you.

02. In a hostage situation, you are likely to be released first.

03. No one expects you to run . . . . anywhere.

04. People call at 9 pm and ask "Did I wake you?"

05. People no longer view you as a hypochondriac.

06. There is nothing left to learn the hard way.

07. Things you buy now won't wear out. (scary)

08. You can eat supper at 4 pm.

09. You can live without sex but not your glasses.

10. You get into heated arguments about pension plans.

11. You no longer think of speed limits as a challenge.

12. You quit trying to hold your stomach in no matter who walks into
the room.

13. You sing along with elevator music.

14. Your eyes won't get much worse.

15. Your investment in health insurance is finally beginning to pay off.

16. Your joints are more accurate meteorologists than the national
weather service.

17. Your secrets are safe with your friends because they can't remember
them either.

18. Your supply of brain cells is finally down to manageable size.

19. You can't remember who sent you this list.
And you notice they are in
Big Print for your convenience.

20. Never, under any circumstances take a sleeping pill and a laxative
on the same night.

I will close for tonight as my desk lamp gave up in sympathy with the
laptop, so I am finding it hard to see well. Take great care my friends
and enjoy your lives. Love and best wishes to you all.
Cheers, Merle.

Post 623 ~ ~ ~ Sunday, 16th August, 2009.


Bob said...

Hi Merle, I love the old picture, I think you've weathered okay. I hope you get your computer fixed soon. They are great machines but can be so frustrating when they don't work properly. I'm sure it'll be nothing too serious and you will be back in action soon. Bob.

Joy Des Jardins said...

Hi my sweet Merle...

Oh how I love that picture! Seeing you and Peter as little kids...and your mum...very special.

I hope your computer won't be gone long sweetie. Will you feel lost? Yeah, so would I. But it will come back like new and ready to go again. If I had to pick who's wearing out faster between my computer and comuter would be winning Merle. How about you?

Thinking of you with love....


Margaret Cloud said...

I liked your picture, I like the olden clothes that the grown ups ware. I know when I was a kid I had a few cousins doe of TB and diphtheria. My sisters husband was always scratching himself, I thought he had crabs, ha, ha, he would do it right in front of us. I can relate to #13 and 17. Hope you are having a great Sunday. Take care friend and be safe.

Jeanette said...

Dear Merle.. Your old ptoto looks in good condition,Its nice to look back on old photo's and Memories .

Nice ornaments like the little bear, on the swing Good quotes "how to stay young".

Take care Dear Merle Love Jan

LZ Blogger said...

Merle ~ I love this quote! "Lost time can never be found... so make sure... you can find time to love unconditionally." ~ jb///

Patty said...

Dear Merle, once again, you have a lot of funnies. The thing I like best is the family photo. I don't know about you, but when I see photos of myself so small, it's hard to believe that could possibly be me.

I really like this one and it is so true. (We never have to reach down every so often to make sure we're still all there)

Glad the computer is A-OK. Have a good few days off. See you later. Love, Patty

Puss-in-Boots said...

Hi Merle. Hope your computer problems are all over soon.

I lived the How to Stay Young and can say that I do live by those tenets now, but it took me 60 odd years to figure it out.

As for the perks of being over 60, etc...oh-h I can relate to those...sad isn't!

Have a good week and may your computer never let you down again...

Linda said...

Hi Merle,

Love all of your stories and funnies as usual and I LOVE the old photo of you and your siblings. So sweet. :)

Blessings to you always,
Linda in Illinois

LZ Blogger said...

Merle ~ PS ~ I forgot to mention that I loved the shot of you and Peter as kids. ~ jb///

Rosezilla said...

Hello, Merle, I've just been catching up with your funnies. I've been gone to our son's wedding. Lovely! Great picture that you posted - what a cute little thing you were!

audrey` said...

Is your PC ok now, Merle?

The pic of you and Peter as kids is so nice.

We'll laugh and laugh to stay young ^grin^

Take care, Merle.

Sharon's Cottage Quilts said...

I'm so happy that you are back!! What a lovely picture Merle! Your mama is just you! Blessings for a wonderful day friend-you put the sunshine in mine!

Big Dave T said...

You kinda resemble Shirley Temple in that old picture. Good jokes and stories as always. But I do need my glasses AND the other thing too.

Don't know what happened to Trucker Bob. I think he gave up on virtual reality and is living completed outside the internet these days.

audrey` said...

How are you feeling now, Merle?
Fortunately your son was around.
Take care.
Praying for you (((HUGS)))