Sunday, January 17, 2010

Remember Sam the Koala.

Post 657 ~ ~ ~ Sunday, 17th January, 2010.

Hello Everyone ~~ I have really appreciated the few cooler days and even
did a few jobs in the garden today, as well as catching up on things that
needed doing inside. I hope all is well at your place and life is good.

Do you remember Sam the loala who was burned in last February's fires
and the picture below which I think went right around the world? She
had burned feet and was so traumatized that she allowed the fire-
fighter to give her a drink and splash water on her feet. He took her to
a shelter for injured animals and she recovered well, but died later of
an illness that koalas get, probably caused by the fire and trauma etc.

David Tree, Country Fire Authority firefighter, feeding Sam the Koala water after she
was burned and he rescued her. A good man and CFA representative.

Well, she has been stuffed and put on display at the Melbourne Museum
where she is proving very popular and a great attraction as well as a reminder
of the awful February 7th Black Saturday fires.

David Tree, CFA with the 'new' Sam the Koala after her 'restoration' at the Museum.

Even David looks better. Also on display at the Museum is the racehorse
Pharlap and he has been on display for 70 years there.

Now for some jokes . . . . .

"Judge's Ruling" was sent to me by my dear friend Patricia. Thank you.
A proper judgement for a change.


In Florida, an atheist created a case against the Upcoming Easter and
Passover days. He hired an attorney to bring a discrimination case
again Christians, Jews and observances of their holy days. The
argument was that it was unfair that atheists had no such recognized
days. The case was brought before a judge. After listening to the
passionate presentation by the lawyer, the judge banged his gavel
declaring, "Case Dismissed."

The lawyer immediately stood objecting to the Ruling, "Your Honor,
how can you possible dismiss this case ? The Christians have Easter
and Christmas and others. The Jews have Passover, Yom Kipper
and Hanukkah, yet my client and all other atheists have no such holidays."

The judge leaned forward in his chair saying, "But you do. Your client,
Counsel, is woefully ignorant."

The lawyer said, "Your Honor, we are unaware of any special observance
or holiday for atheists."

The judge said, "The calendar says April 1st is April Fool's Day. Psalm 14:1
states, "The fool says in his heart, there is no God, then he is a fool.
Therefore, April 1st is his day. Court is adjourned."

You gotta love a JUdge that knows his scripture!!

The will of God will never take you . . . where the Grace of God will not
protect you.

"Acts of God" -- another Mountain Wings story.

There was a minister whose wife was expecting a baby. The minister
went to the congregation and asked for a raise.

After much consideration and discussion, they passed a rule that when
the minister's family expanded, so would his pay-check.

After 5 or 6 children, this started to get expensive. The congregation
decided to hold a meeting again to disuss the minister's pay situation.

You can imagine there was much yelling and bickering.
Finally, the minster got up and spoke to the crowd, "Having children is
an Act of God.

In the back of the room, a little old man with a full beard stood up, and
in his frail voice said . . . .

"Snow and Rain are also "acts of God," but when we get too much, we
wear rubbers."

Last one tonight is called "On Call."

A well respected surgeon was relaxing on his sofa one evening just
after arriving home from work. As he was tuning in to the evening
news, the phone rang.

The doctor finally answered it and heard a familiar voice of a colleague
on the other end of the line. "We need a fourth for Poker," said the friend.

"I'll be right over," whispered the doctor.

As he was putting his coat on, his wife asked, "Is it serious?"

"Oh, yes, quite serious," said the
doctor gravely, "In fact, three doctors
are there already."

A few quotes to finish with . . . .

If God wanted us to fly, He would have given us tickets. ~ ~ Mel Brooks.

If you don't know where you are going, any road will take you there.
~ ~ ~ Lewis Carroll.

The traveller sees what he sees, the tourist sees what he came to see.
~ ~ ~ G. K. Chesterton.

Wherever you go, go with all of your heart.~ ~ ~ Confucius.

Airplane travel is Nature's way of making you look like your Passport
photo. ~ ~ ~ Al Gore.

There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to
find the ways in which you, yourself have altered. ~~Nelson Mandela.

Well, it is that time again, my friends to call it a day. It is great to see
some relief getting to those poor folks in Haiti and I hope and pray that
things will im
prove for them very soon. It is so sad to see their misery.
Take care of yourselves and each other. Love and Best Wishes, Merle.

Post 657 ~ ~ ~ Sunday, 17th January, 2010.


Jack K. said...

Merle, it is always a delight to read your blog. I particularly liked the judge's ruling. Pomposity deserves to be found out and "rewarded".

As for your "offensive" offering from Sue, Bob and Gina, I think that covers just about everyone. Although I couldn't help but notice that Australians got a free pass. Chuckle.

Glad to know that things are going so well for you.

Patty said...

Dear Merle, once again you have posted some really good ones. Love that judge, don't you? Not dressed yet at 10am, have to get that done so I can run to the pharmacy to pick up a few items. Have a great week.

What looks like a little sock on the bears one foot? So sorry the little fellow didn't make it.

More later. Patty

Dave said...

Great post as always Merle.... though, I'm not sure how I feel about stuffing the little koala....

Have a great week!

Pearl said...

I remember that little bear. His memory needs to be honored.
Hope you are doing well.
Glad you are having some cooler weather.
Sending you hugs,

Margaret Cloud said...

That is a nice tribute to Sam and a reminder of the fires. Liked the Judge one, ministers should know too much indulgent is a sin. Good post as usual, have a nice day. I feel sad that Sam did not make it.

Joy Des Jardins said...

That's a very nice way to pay tribute to Sam I think Merle.

Oh by the way, I just gave you an award on my blog. Come and read my post and check it out sweetie. Take care my dear friend.
Love, Joy

Lady Di Tn said...

Another good one. Liked the April fools joke. Glad Sam is on display and not forgotten. Peace