Wednesday, February 10, 2010

I Wrote Your Name.

Post 663 ~ ~ ~ Thursday, 11th February, 2010.

Hello my Friends ~~ I hope you are all doing well and enjoying your lives.
My doctor told me today that I have Congestive Heart Failure - or in other
words, my heart is not pumping enough blood to work properly which has
caused the swelling in my feet, legs etc and shortness of breath etc.

The good news is he has given me an extra tablet which we hope will do
the trick and get it working right again. I see him again next Thursday to
check on the results of the extra tablet, so here's hoping it does.

Thank you to all my blogging friends for your care and concern and even
prayers. I thank you all most sincerely, and hope to be here for quite
some time yet. I have had 75 and a half years of life, some good, some
bad and some wonderful, so if the worst happens, on the whole it has
been great and I have particularly enjoyed the last few years with you,
my blogging friends.

The first item tonight was sent to me by my dear friend, Barbara, so
many thanks, it is lovely. I dedicate it to all my blogging friends who have
shown concern about my health of late. I appreciate you all, more than you
know. It's called "I wrote your Name."

I wrote your name on a piece of paper, but by accident I threw it away.

I wrote your name on my hand, but it washed away.

I wrote your name in the sand, but the waves whispered it away.

I wrote your name in my heart, and forever it will stay.


I believe in angels, the kind that heaven sends.
I'm surrounded by angels, but I call them friends.


For something different, my friend Linda L, sent me this puzzle. It is
called Lateral Thinking. Scroll down slowly and be honest to yourself.
Think like a wizard.

Q1. man


Ans. = man overboard.
Okay let's see if you've got the hang of it.

Q.2 stand

Ans. = I understand. OK . . . . . Got the drift?

Q.3 . . . . /r/e/a/d/i/n/g/

Ans. Reading between the lines.

Q.4 r

Ans = cross road

Q5. cycle


Ans. = tricycle

Q6 ---------------

Ans. = two degrees below zero. C'mon give it a little thought.

Q 7 knee
- ------------

Ans. = neon light. You can prove you are smart if you get the next one. I did.

Q 8 ground
- - - - - - - - - - -
feet feet feet feet feet feet

Ans = six feet underground

Q9. he's X himself

Ans = he's by himself

Q 10 ecnalg

Ans = backward glance

Q 11 death - - - - - life

Ans Life after death

OKAY last chance - - - -


Ans = think big

Q 13 last one ababaaabbbaaaabbbbababaabbaaabbbb

Ans = long time no 'C'


A short joke from my friend Margaret in Queensland. Thank you.

I've forgotten what it was . . . .

Some interesting facts from my friend Gina - - Thank you.

It takes food seven seconds to get from your mouth to your stomach.

One human hair can support 3 kg (6.6 lb).

The average man's penis is two times the length of his thumb.

Human thighbones are stronger than concrete.

A woman's heart beats faster than a man's.

There are about one trillion bacteria on each of your feet.

Women blink twice as often as men.

The average person's skin weighs twice as much as the brain.

Your body uses 300 muscles to balance itself when you are standing still.

If saliva cannot dissolve something, you cannot taste it.

Women reading this will be finished now.

Men are still busy checking their thumbs.


Another joke from Gina called "Moral Dilemma."

This test will only take one minute and only has one question, but it's a very
important one. By giving an honest answer, you will discover where you stand
The test features an unlikely, completely fictional situation, in which you will
have to make a decision.
Remember your answer needs to be honest, yet spontaneous.
Please scroll down slowly and give due consideration to each line.


You are in Queensland -- Brisbane to be specific.

There is chaos all around you, caused by a cyclone, with severe flooding.

This is a flood of biblical proportions.

You are a photo-journalist working for a major newspaper, and you're caught
in the middle of this epic disaster.

The situation is nearly hopeless. You're trying to shoot career-making photos.

There are houses and people swirling around you, some disappearing into the water.

Nature is unleashing all of its destructive fury

Suddenly you see a man in the water. He is fighting for his life, trying not to get
taken down with the debris.

You move closer . . . somehow, the man looks familiar . . . . You suddenly realise
who it is. It's Kevin Rudd :

You notice that the raging waters are about to take him under.
You have two options :

1. You can try to save his life; or . . .

2. You can shoot a dramatic Pulitzer Prize winning photo, documenting the death
of one of the country's most powerful men.


Here's the question - and please give an honest answer . . .

Would you select high contrast color film, or would you go with the classic
simplicity of black and white?

One from my good friend Patty called "Retirement at 65."

Upon reaching 65, I decided to retire. After having me under her feet for a few
months, my wife became very agitated with me being at her feet all the time.

Today she suggested I go and do something to occupy my time, like join a club or
get a hobby. I obliged and left the house for a couple of hours.

When I got home my wife asked about my day and I replied, "Oh I just went down to
the park and hung out with the guys. And . . oh yeah, I joined a parachute club."

"What? Are you nuts? You're 65 years old and you're going to start jumping out of

"Yeah, look I even got a membership card."

"You crazy old coot, where's your glasses. This is a membership to a Prostitute Club,
not a Parachute Club."

"Oh, great ! Now what am I going to do? I signed up for 5 jumps a week !"


Last one for this post . . . . from Sue and Bob. Thank you for this one.

A guy is driving around the back woods of Montana and he sees a sign in front of
a broken down shanty -style house. "Talking Dog for Sale." He rings the bell and
the owner tells him the dog is in the back-yard.

The guy goes into the backyard and sees a nice looking Labrador retriever sitting
there. "You talk?" he asks.

"Yep," the Lab replies.

After the guy recovers from the shock of hearing a dog talk, he says,
"So what's your story?"

The Lab looks up and says, "Well, I discovered I could talk when I was pretty
young. I wanted to help the government, so I told the CIA. In no time at all they
had me jetting from country to country, sitting in rooms with spies and world
leaders, because no one figured a dog would be eavesdropping."

"I was one of their most valuable spies for eight years running, But the jetting
around really tired me out,and I knew I wasn't getting any younger, so I decided
to settle down.I signed up for a job at the airport to do some under-cover security,
wandering near suspicious characters and listening in. I uncovered some
incredible dealings and was awarded a bunch of medals. I got married and had
a mess of puppies and now I'm just retired. " The guy is amazed.

He goes back and asks the owner what he wants for the dog.
"Ten dollars," the guy says..

"Ten dollars? This dog is amazing. Why on earth are you selling him so cheap?
"Because he's a bl**dy liar. He never did any of that stuff."

I will close with three quotes about marriage . . . as it nears Valentine's Day.

Have a wonderful Valentine's Day everyone. And especially a very
Happy Birthday to my friend Nick of the Sometimes Saintly variety.
Have a happy day Nick on your special day. 14th February.

A marriage without conflicts is almost as inconceivable as a nation without
crises. ~ ~ ~ Andre Maurois.

Keep your eyes wide open before marriage, and half-shut afterwards.
~ ~ ~ Benjamin Franklin.

All men make mistakes, but married men find out about them sooner.
~ ~ ~ Red Skelton.

Well that is it for this post, my friends. Enjoy your lives and be kind to each
other. Take great care. Love and Best Wishes to you all, Cheers, Merle.

Post 663 ~ ~ ~ Thursday, 11th February, 2010.


Peter said...

First commenter!!!!!
Hope the extra medication kicks in quickly Merle.

Sharon's Cottage Quilts said...

Dearest Merle, I will keep you in my prayers, and I too hope that the extra medication gets your horses up and running again! I'll be thinking of always.
Big Hugs~Sharon

Margaret Cloud said...

I am sorry to hear about your heart, hope the medicine helps, I am saying a prayer that it does. The writing of the name was touching, God Bless you also. That was funny about old age, fits me to a tee. I would definitely save the man, he is worth more than any picture, you can;t put a price on ones soul. Very funny jokes. You take care my friend and let us know how you are doing.

Joy Des Jardins said...

Merle I hope your new pill helps a great deal and makes you feel much better sweetie. I'll be keeping you in my thoughts...and always in my heart dear friend. Just don't worry...and let us know how you are doing.

Here in the states we are getting hit with a lot of snow....almost everywhere. We just got quite a bit a couple of days ago here in the midwest, and the east coast has been brutally hit twice and I don't think we're done. The weather has just been insane Merle.

Take care my dear friend...I'll be back to see how you're doing. Much love to you.... ~Joy

LZ Blogger said...

Awesome quote Merle ~ "I believe in angels, the kind that heaven sends. I'm surrounded by angels, but I call them friends." Very nice! ~ jb///

Pamela said...

yes.. hope that medicine kicks in!!!

Gledwood said...

Surely you can get pills for that heart condition..?

As for several other things you printed, I will only say "!" ~!!

China said...

I hope you will feel better with the new medicine.

Lee said...

Keep positive, Merle and positive things will occur...and remember to take those pills!

My best thoughts and wishes go out to you, my dear. :)

Patty said...

Dear Merle, hope that extra pill works wonders. Did they say anything about cutting down or cutting out salt? Hope you feel better soon.

I got my shot in the knee this morning and it's feeling great now. Hope tomorrow it will feel even better.

Take care, loved all the jokes you have posted today.
Your friend, Patty

Beth E. said...

I'm so sorry you haven't been feeling well! I'll be praying for you, my sweet friend.

Thanks so much for sharing the poem, jokes, puzzles, and stories. I always get a smile when I visit your blog! :)


Lady Di Tn said...

Hears wishing the new meds will do the trick. Thanks for sharing the laughs. Peace

Gina E. said...

Hi Merle,
I'm so pleased that your doctor was on the ball and has prescribed medication for your heart. Ken has the same condition, but his is complicated by lung disease as well, so the solution is not as simple, but hey, he is still getting up in the mornings and going to work, so one of those pills must be working!
I loved that joke about the talking dog! But I hope my joke about our esteemed leader didn't offend too many of your readers...funny how people could make jokes about little Johnnie, but don't like jokes about little Kev!

Puss-in-Boots said...

I was a bit alarmed to hear about your healths problems, Merle. Thank heavens you have a good doctor and he was on the ball. Fingers crossed that the extra med does the trick for you.

It's a bit of a bugger getting older when this sort of thing happens, isn't it? Still, as I keep telling my mother...only the good die young. She's 90...

Take care and look after yourself. Hugs.

Mountain Mama said...

Your jokes had me laughing really good tonight Merle!

Sorry to hear about the diagnosis and I pray the new med will take care of it.
Take care.

Deborah Wilson said...

Dear Merle,

Stopping by to wish you a Happy Valentine's Day. I hope that the medicine works quick and you start to feel better soon. Keep us up to date - but most importantly, take care of yourself.

I've been so busy this past 6 months, taking care of my Mom and other sick people, I barely have enough time to post on my blog or get by to visit other blogs - but know that I'm thinking of you and I'll be back soon to check on you.

Dave said...

Excellent post as always Merle... even though I have no clue who Kevin Rudd is! *chuckling*