Post 721 ~ ~ ~ Thursday, 20th January, 2011.
Hello again Everyone ~ ~ Thank you all for your concern and prayers for
Australia during the recent floods. They are still on-going in many places
although the worst seems to be over. There are still towns flooded in and
roads cut and people still being evacuated in Victoria. I am safe here I
think. I hope that your lives are good and life is a joy.
I am tired as I have been out 3 days this week, Doctor on Monday and most
of my tests were really good, one not so good. Shopping Tuesday and that
knocks me around -- by the time I out away a fortnight's shopping, I am
ready to sleep the rest of the day. Then yesterday I had to have a CT scan
as the Dr. thinks I may have kidney stones again. So today, here I am and
not stepping outside the gate.
The first item today is called "Don't Quit" by Edgar A Guest.
When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,
When the road you're trudging seems all uphill,
When the funds are low and the debts are high,
And you want to smile, but you have to sigh,
When care is pressing you down a bit,
Rest, if you must, but do not quit.
Life is queer with it's twists and turns,
As every one of us sometimes learns,
And many a failure turns about,
When he might have won had he stuck it out;
Don't give up though the pace seems slow--
You may succeed with another blow.
Often the goal is nearer than,
It seems to a faint and faltering man.
Often the struggler has given up,
When he might have captured the victor's cup,
And he learned too late when the night slipped down,
How close he was to the golden crown.
Success is failure turned inside out --
The silver tint of clouds of doubt,
And you can never tell how close you are,
It may be near when it seems so far.
So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit --
It's when things seem worst that you must not quit.
This could apply to so many flood victims mostly in
Queensland who have lost everything - their homes and
livelihood, farms and stock and all they own. And in some
cases loved ones. I felt so sorry for the mother and 2 boys
sitting on top of a car, and the younger boy was saved, but
the mother and elder son were washed away and drowned.
Now a lot of them find their Insurance companies will not
pay up -- apparently a flood isn't a flood in many cases.
First 2 jokes were sent by my friend Warren in Q'ld (and safe)
A self explanatory cartoon. Thanks Warren.
Second one from Warren is called "An Old Nun,"
An old nun who was living in a convent next to a construction
site noticed the coarse language of the workers and decided
to spend some time with them to correct their ways.
She decided she would take her lunch, sit with the workers and
talk to them. She put her sandwich in a brown bag and walked
over to the spot where the men were eating.
She walked up to the group and with a big smile said, "and do
you men know Jesus Christ?" They shook their heads and
looked at each other very confused. One of the workers looked
up into the steelworks and yelled out, "Anybody up there
know Jesus Christ?" One of the steelworkers yelled, "Why?"
The worker yelled back, "Cos his wife is here with his lunch."
My Canberra friend sent a new 2011 prayer. Thank you.
Dear God, All I ask is a big fat bank account and a slim body
please and don't mix them up like you did last year. Amen.
One from my friend Gina, "Thank heaven for little girls."
A little girl comes from play for her Tea one evening and
says to her mummy, "Mummy Carl and Jimmy keep trying
to get me to do somersaults and handstands."
"Oh my, " Mummy says, "They are just trying to see your
knickers." "That's all right then," says the little girl,
"Cus I put them in my pocket."
A few that were sent from my cousin Bill, Thank you Bill.
I was driving with my three young children one warm
summer evening when a woman in the convertible ahead of
us stood up and waved. She was stark naked. As I was reeling
from the shock, I heard my 5 year old shout from the back
seat, "Mom, that lady isn't wearing a seat belt."
On the first day of school, a first-grader handed his teacher
a note from his mother, It read, "The opinions expressed
by this child are not necessarily those of his parents."
A woman was trying hard to get the ketchup out of the jar.
During her struggle the phone rang so she asked the 4 year
old daughter to answer the phone. "Mommy can't come to
the phone to talk to you right now. She's hitting the bottle."
A little boy got lost at the YMCA and found himself in the
women's locker room. When he was spotted, the room burst
into shrieks, with ladies grabbing towels and running for
cover. The little boy watched in amazement and then asked,
"What's the matter, haven't you ever seen a little boy before?"
While taking a routine vandalism report at an elementary school,
I was interrupted by a little girl about 6 years old, looking up
and down my uniform. She asked, :Are you a cop?" "Yes," I
answered and continued writing the report.
"My mother said if I ever needed help, I should ask the police.
Is that right?" "Yes, that's right," I told her.
"Well then,," she said, as she extended her foot toward me,
"Would you please tie my shoe?"
It was the end of the day when I parked my police van in
front of the station. As I gathered my equipment, my K-9
partner, Jake was barking and I saw a little boy staring at
me. "Is that a dog you got back there?" "It sure is." I
replied. Puzzled the boy looked at me and then towards
the back of the van. Finally, he said, "What'd he do?"
Well, it is time for me to close this post. Stay well, my
friends and enjoy your lives. Share a smile where there
aren't any. Love and best wishes to you all. Cheers, Merle.
Post 721 ~ ~ ~ Thursday, 20th January, 2011.