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.
FLORIDA COURT SETS ATHEIST HOLY DAY.
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
"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
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 improve 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.