Post 713 ~ ~ ~ Thursday, 18th November, 2010.
Hello again my friends ~~ I hope your lives are going well and life is good.
I finally got the results, after 2 weeks, CT scan to check on my aneurysm.
It showed a slight increase, so I am relieved and can cope with that, and
quite likely have another scan in 6 months. The weather has been very
pleasant which makes one feel good also, if only it would stay like this -
20s C up to 30 C -- about 70s F up to 87 F. More than that is too hot for me.
I took some photos of my garden this morning to share with you.
I love Pelargoniums - a pretty one.
My favorite rose --Double Delight.
Left - Madonna Peace Lily.
Centre - Wheelbarrow of Pansies.
R. More Pelargoniums.
Left - More Pelargoniums.
Right. - A pretty pink Pelargonium.
I have a few more for another post.
First item tonight comes from Mountain Wings called "Anyway."
People are often unreasonable,
Illogical and self centered.
Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind,
People may accuse
You of selfish motives;
Be kind anyway.
If you are successful,
You will win some false friends
And some true enemies;
If you are honest and frank,
People may cheat you;
Be honest and frank anyway.
What you spend years building,
Someone could destroy overnight;
If you find serenity and happiness,
They may be jealous;
Be happy anyway.
The good you do today,
People will often forget tomorrow;
Do good anyway.
Give the world the best you have,
And it may never be enough;
Give the world your best you have anyway.
You see, in the final analysis,
It is between you and God.
It never was between you and them anyway. ~~Keith M. Kent.
Note: This is often attributed to Mother Teresa. It was posted on
the wall of her children's home, but was actually written by Mr. Kent.
Another from Mountain Wings called "A Grave Tragedy."
A man placed some flowers on the grave of his dearly departed mother
and started back toward his car when his attention was diverted to
another man kneeling at a grave. The man seemed to be praying with
profound intensity and kept repeating, "Why did you have to die? Why
did you have to die?"
The first man approached him and said, "Sir, I don't wish to interfere
with your private grief, but this demonstration of pain is more than I
have ever seen before. For whom do you mourn so deeply? A child?
The mourner took a moment to collect himself, then replied . . . . .
"My wife's first husband."
My dear friend, Lady Di sent me the following list, called "ADVANTAGES
OF LIVING AFTER 50." Thank you Dianne.
Perks of reaching 50, or being over 60 and heading for 70!!
1....Kidnappers are not very interested in you.
2....In a hostage situation, you are likely to be released first.
3....No one expects you to run anywhere.
4....People call at 9pm and ask, "Did I wake you?"
5....People no longer view you as a hypochondriac.
6....There is nothing left to learn the hard way.
7....Things you buy now will not wear out.
8....You can eat supper at 4 pm.
9....You can live without sex but not without your glasses.
10...You get into intense 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 the room.
13...You sing along with elevator music.
14...Your eyes will not get much worse.
15...Your investment in health insurance is finally beginning to pay off.
16...Your joints are more accurate than the meteorologist's national weather
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 cannot remember who sent you this list.
20...In addition, you notice these are all in Big Print for your convenience.
21...Never, under any circumstances, take a sleeping pill and a laxative on the
22...Forward this to everyone you can remember right now.
Next one was sent by my friends in the U.K. Sue and Bob. Thank you.
It is called "Did I read that sign right?"
TOILET OUT OF ORDER. PLEASE USE FLOOR BELOW.
In a Laundromat: AUTOMATIC WASHING MACHINES - Please remove all your
clothes when the light goes out.
In an office: Woulld the person who removed the step ladder yesterday
please return it, otherwise further steps will be taken.
In a London department store: BARGAIN BASEMENT UPSTAIRS.
In an office: After tea break staff should empty the teapot and stand upside
down on the draining board.
Outside a secondhand shop: We exchange anything. - bicycles, washing
machines, etc. Why not bring your wife along and get a wonderful bargain?
Notice in a Health Food Shop: Closed due to illness.
Spotted in a safari park: ELEPHANTS PLEASE STAY IN YOUR CAR.
Seen during a conference: For anyone who has children and doesn't know
it, there is a day care on the 1st Floor.
Notice in a farmer's field: The farmer allows walkers to cross the field for free,
but the bull charges.
Message on a leaflet: If you cannot read, this leaflet will tell you how to
On a shoe repair shop: We can repair anything. (Please knock hard on the door-
the bell doesn't work.)
In a phone box in Birmingham: If this phone is out of order please ring 151.
Last one tonight was sent by my son Geoff, who will be visiting tomorrow
night. Thanks Geoff - good one - called "Sick Leave."
I urgently needed a few days off work, but I know the Boss would not
allow me to take leave.
I thought that maybe if I acted 'Crazy" then he would tell me to take a
few days off.
So I hung upside down on the ceiling and made funny noises.
My co-worker (who is blonde) asked me what I was doing.
I told her that I was pretending to be a light bulb so that the Boss might
think I was "Crazy" and give me a few days off.
A few minutes later, the Boss came into the office and asked, "What are
I told him I was a light bulb.
He said, "You are clearly stressed out, Go home and recuperate for a couple
I jumped down and walked out of the office....
When my co-worker (the blonde) followed me, the Boss asked her, "And
where do you think you are going?"
You are gonna LOVE this...
She said, "I'm going home, too. I can't work in the dark."
Well that is it for this post, I hope you got a chuckle or two. Enjoy your
lives and be kind to each other. Love and best wishes to you all.
Post 713 ~~~ Thursday, 18th November, 2010.