Post 640 ~ ~ ~ Sunday, 1st November, 2009.
Hello my Friends ~~ I hope you enjoyed Halloween for the folks
who celebrate it, and hope you survived it, and didn't have to eat
too many sweets that were left over. I hope the weather is a
little of what you want. We have suddenly got quite warm in
Victoria - around 34 ,C and up to 37C which is 98F so it has begun
a bit early and so suddenly. The air conditioner has been on all week.
John came on Monday and climbed on my roof to clean and start
the ducted air conditioner. And later that day, I had to turn it on.
So thanks John. Today he put a new globe in my outdoor porch light.
My younger son, Geoff and his wife Joanne came up from Melbourne
on Friday night and on Saturday, we took the usual trip to Bunnings
where I bought some plants etc, which Geoff proceeded to plant for
me as well as general tidying up things. Thanks Geoff. It was almost
3 months since they visited, so saw a few little changes, in the garden.
It has been looking great lately with sweet peas over the top of the
fence and lovely pelagoniums blooming madly. Looking great.
First item tonight was sent to me by my good friend Sharon. Thank you.
LITTLE GIRL PRAYING.
Please send some clothes for all the ladies on Daddy's computer. Amen.
A lovely hanging basket, I got from Bunnings. It is a petunia called
Raspberry Blast. Everyone likes it, it's very pretty.
Now to find some jokes . . . . .The first 3 are from my good friend
Linda - thank you so much once again.
The first isn't really a joke, but is interesting.
Question: What is the truest definition of Globalization?
Answer: Princess Diana's death.
Question: How come?
An English Princess with an Egyptian boyfriend crashes in a French tunnel,
driving a German car with a Dutch engine, driven by a Belgian who
was drunk on Scottish whisky, followed closely by Italian Paparazzi
on Japanese motorcycles, treated by an American doctor, using
This is sent to you by a South African using American Bill Gates's
technology and you're probably reading this on your computer, that
uses Taiwanese chips and a Korean monitor, assembled by
Bangladeshi workers in a Singapore plant, transported by Indian
truck drivers, hijacked by Indonesians, unloaded by Sicilian longshoremen
and trucked to you by Mexican illegals . . . . .
That, my friends is Globalization!!!
Proving once again how dangerous it is when the Federal Government
joins forces with the environmental whackos. The same combination
explains why we import over 50% of our oil instead of exploiting the
vast reserves we have. The Sierra Club and the U.S. Forest Service
were presenting an alternative to Wyoming ranchers for controlling
the coyote population. It seems that after years of the tried and true
methods of shooting and/or trapping the predators, the tree-huggers
had a more humane solution.
What they proposed was for the animals to be captured alive. The
males would then be castrated and let loose again. Therefore the
population would be controlled. This was ACTUALLY proposed to the
Wyoming Wool and Sheep Grower's Association by the Sierra Club
and the USFS.
All of the ranchers thought about this amazing idea for a couple of
minutes. Finally an old guy in the back of the conference room stood
up, tipped his hat back and said, "Son, I don't think you understand
our problem. Those coyotes ain't screwing our sheep - they're
eatin' 'em." There was a roar of laughter.
A lovely Australian Poem called "Goodbye Granddad."
Poor old Granddad's passed away, cut off in his prime.
He never had a day off crook - gone before his time.
We found him in the dunny (old word for outdoor toilet) collapsed
there on the seat,
a startled look upon his face, his trousers around his feet.
The doctor said his heart was good - fit as any trout.
The Constable had his say, 'foul play' was not ruled out.
There were theories at the inquest of snakebite without trace,
Of redbacks (spiders)quietly creeping and death from outer space.
No-one had a clue at all - the judge was in some doubt.
When Dad was called to have his say as to how it came about,
"I reckon I can clear it up," said Dad with trembling breath,
"You see, it's quite a story - but it could explain his death."
"This here exploration mob had been looking at our soil,
and they reckoned that our farm was just the place for oil.
"So they came and put a bore down and said they'd make some trials.
They drilled a hole as deep as hell, they said about three miles.
"Well, they never found a trace of oil and off they went, post haste.
And I couldn't let a hole like that go to flaming waste.
"So I moved the dunny over it -- real smart move I thought,
I'd never have to dig again - I'd never be 'caught short'
"The day I moved the dunny, it looked a proper sight,
But I didn't dream poor Granddad would pass away that night/
"Now I reckon what has happened - poor Granddad didn't know,
The dunny was re-located when that night he had to go.
"And you'll probably be wondering how poor Granddad did his dash--
Well, he always used to hold his breath - until he heard the splash!!!"
A little girl asked her mother if she could take the dog for a walk
around the block. Mum replies, "No, because she's on heat."
"What's that mean?" asked the child.
"Go ask your father. I think he is in the garage."
The little girl goes to the garage and says, Dad, may I take the dog
for a walk around the block and Mum said the dog was on heat."
Dad says, "Bring Belle over here." He took a rag and soaked it in
petrol, and scrubbed the dog's backside with it and said, Okay, that
should take care of that problem. You can go now, but keep Belle
on the leash and only go once around the block."
The little girl left and returned a few minutes later with no dog on
the leash. Surprised, Dad asked, "Where's Belle?"
The little girl said, "She ran out of petrol about halfway round the
block, so another dog is pushing her home."
Just a few quotes to close tonight. . . .
Forgiving means to pardon the unpardonable.
Faith means believing the unbelievable,
And hoping means to hope when things are hopeless.
~ ~ ~ G. K. Chesterton.
Miracles happen to those who believe in them.~~Bernard Berenson.
Oh God. Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to
distinguish the one from the other. ~ ~ Reinhold Niebuhr.
It is wonderful how much time good people spend fighting the devil.
If only they would expend the same amount of energy on loving
their fellow men, the devil would die of ennui in his own tracks.
~ ~ ~ Helen Keller.
He who loses money, loses much;
He who loses a friend, loses much more;
He who loses faith, loses all. ~ ~ ~ Eleanor Roosevelt.
Time to say Goodnight my friends. Take good care of yourselves
and each other. Enjoy your lives and have a great week ahead.
My love and best wishes to you all. Cheers, Merle.
Post 640 ~ ~ ~ Sunday, 1st November, 2009.