Post 739 ~ ~ ~ Sunday, 12th June, 2011.
Hello again Everyone ~~It is nice to be back with you again. It is nice to be
anywhere I guess. I am doing fine and have the day off next week. So it
is to be fortnightly visits to the Physio. She can see that I am improving
and doing the exercises, so that makes it worthwhile to get some praise.
I hope your lives are going well too and you are all as well as you can be. I hear
via blogs from the Northern Hemisphere that the weather is nice and warm.
over there and even too hot in some places. We have been having quite cold days
and early mornings VERY cold, so I stay in bed longer, and indoors most of the time.
We have had a few nice days mixed in with the others.
The first item is called "The Shoebox" and was sent to me from my friend
in Canberra Linda. Thank you so much for this one.
A man and woman had been married for more than 60 years. They had shared
everything and talked about everything. They had kept no secrets from each
other, except that the little old woman had a shoebox on the top of her closet that
she had cautioned her husband never to open it or ask her about it.
For all those years. he had never thought about the box, but one
day the little old woman got very sick and the doctor said she
would not recover.
In trying to sort out their affairs, the little old man took down the
shoebox and took it to his wife's bedside. She agreed it was time
he should know what was in the box. When he opened it, he found
two crocheted dolls and a stack of money, totaling $95,000.
He asked her about the contents.
"When we were married," she said, "my grandmother told me the
secret of a happy marriage was to never argue. She told me If I
ever got angry with you, I should just keep quiet and crochet a doll."
The little old man was so moved; he had to fight back tears. Only
two precious dolls were in the box, She had only ever been
angry with him in all those years of living and loving. He almost
burst with happiness.
"Honey," he said, "that explains the dolls, but what about all of this
money? Where did it come from?"
"Oh," she said, "that's the money I made from selling the dolls.."
Dear Lord, I pray for Wisdom to understand my man;
Love to forgive him; and Patience for his moods;
Because Lord, if I pray for strength, I'll beat him to death,
Because I don't have time to crochet.
Next one is from Mountain Wings and is called "The Secret
"Sir, what is the secret of your success?" a reporter asked
a bank president.
"And sir what are they?"
"And how do you make the right decisions?"
"And sir, what would that be?"
"And how do you get experience?"
"And sir, what are they?
Next ones were sent by my son John. Thanks John.
Interesting facts for those who think they know everything.
If you are right handed, you will tend to chew your food on the
right side of your mouth. If you are left handed, you will tend
to chew your food on the left side of your mouth.
To make half a kilo of honey, bees must collect nectar from over
2 million flowers.
Heroin is the brand name of morphine once marketed by Bayer.
People in nudist colonies play volleyball more than any other
Tourists visiting Iceland should know that tipping at a restaurant
is considered an insult.
Albert Einstein was offered the presidency of Israel in 1952 but
Astronauts can't belch - there is no gravity to separate liquid
from gas in their stomachs.
Ancient Roman, Chinese and German societies often used urine
as a mouthwash.
The Mona Lisa has no eyebrows. In the Renaissance era, it was
the fashion to shave them off.
Because of the speed at which the Earth moves around the Sun,
it is impossible for a solar eclipse to last more than 7 minutes and
The night of January 20th is "Saint Agnes's Eve," which is regarded
as a time when a young woman dreams of her future husband.
Google is actually the common name for a number with a million
It takes glass one million years to decompose, which means it
never wears out and can be recycled an infinite amount of times.
Gold is the only metal that doesn't rust, even if it's buried in the
ground for thousands of years.
Your tongue is the only muscle in your body that is attached at
only one end.
If you stop getting thirsty, you need to drink more water. When
a human body is dehydrated, it's thirst mechanism shuts off.
Each year 2,000,000 smokers either quit smoking or die of
tobacco related diseases,
Kites were used in the American Civil War to deliver letters and
Zero is the only number that cannot be represented by Roman
The song, Auld Lang Syne, is sung at the stroke of midnight in
almost every English speaking country to bring in the New Year.
Drinking water after eating reduces the acid in your mouth by
61 per cent.
Peanut oil is used for cooking in submarines because it doesn't
smoke unless it is heated above 450 F.
The roar we hear when we place a sea-shell next to our ear is
not the ocean, but rather the sound of blood surging through
the veins in the ear.
Nine out of every 10 living things live in the ocean.
Some of those are very interesting, especially the last one.
I thought that was enough for now, have more for another time.
A rather risque joke from my cousin in New Zealand.
Thanks Karyn. I think.
Next time you use a pair of latex gloves, you're gonna
think about this and smile.
A dentist noticed that his next patient, a little old lady,
was nervous, so he decided to tell her a little joke as he
put on his gloves.
"Do you know how they make these gloves?" he asked.
"No, I don't." she replied.
"Well said the dentist, "there's a building in Canada with
a big tank of latex, and workers of all hand sizes walk up
to the tank and dip their hands in, let them dry, then peel
off the gloves and throw them into boxes of the right size."
She didn't crack a smile.
But five minutes later, during a delicate portion of the
procedure, she burst out laughing.
"What's so funny?" He asked.
"I was just envisioning how condoms are made."
(Gotta watch those little old ladies. Their minds are
Next one is from Linda in Canberra. Thanks my friend.
It is good to have one friend in Canberra.
HOW TO CALL THE POLICE WHEN YOU ARE OLD AND
DON'T MOVE FAST ANYMORE.
George Phillips, an elderly man, from Meridian,
Mississippi, was going up to bed, when his wife told
him he had left the light on in the garden shed, which
she could see from the bedroom window. George opened
the back door to go turn it off, but saw that there were
people in the shed stealing things.
He phoned the police,who asked, "Is someone in your
house?" He said "No, but some people are breaking
into my garden shed and stealing things from me."
Then the police dispatcher said, "All patrols are busy.
You should lock your doors and an officer will be along
when one is available." George said, "Okay."
He hung up the phone and counted to 30. Then he
phoned the police again.
"Hello, I just called you a few seconds ago because there
were people stealing things from my shed. Well, you don't
have to worry about them because I just shot and killed
them both, the dogs are eating them up right now."
And he hung up.
Within five minutes, six Police cars, a SWAT team, two
fire trucks, a Helicopter, a Paramedic, and an Ambulance
showed up at the Phillips residence and caught the burglars
One of the Policeman said to George, "I thought you said
that you shot them."
George said, "I thought you said there was nobody available."
(True story) Don't mess with old people.
Lastly a nice one from Mountain Wings. It is called
"Tell Them Now."
If with pleasure you are viewing
any work a man is doing, If you like him or you
love him, tell him now.
Don't withhold your approbation. 'till the parson
makes oration. And he lies with snowy lilies on his brow.
For no matter how you shout it, he really won't care about
it. He won't know how many teardrops you have shed.
So if some praise is due him, now's the time to slip it
to him. For he cannot read his tombstone when he's
More than fame and more than money is the comment
kind and sunny and the hearty warm approval of a
friend, For it gives to life a savor. And it makes you
stronger, braver, And it gives you heart and courage
to the end.
If he earns your praise, bestow it. If you like him,
let him know it. Let the words of true encouragement
be said. Do not wait 'till life is over
and he's underneath the clover. For he cannot read
his tombstone when he's dead. ~~Berton Braley.
Time to close and say Goodnight, and get me off to
bed and my electric blanket. Take good care of each
other and yourselves my friends.
I had a phone call from Peter to say he was flying down
to Victoria to his son Marcus' 50th birthday and was coming
to see me also which was wonderful news. BUT most of
the airports have cancelled most flights because of the
volcanic ash over New Zealand Sydney and Melbourne.
So I hope it clears up and flights will return.
Love and Best wishes to you all, Cheers, Merle.
Post 739 ~ ~ Sunday, 12th June, 2011.