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.
LIVE WHILE YOU'RE ALIVE.
We all need to read this one over and over until it becomes part
of who we are.
HOW TO STAY YOUNG.
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,
keepsakes, 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
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
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
17. Your secrets are safe with your friends because they can't remember
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.
Post 623 ~ ~ ~ Sunday, 16th August, 2009.