Post 743 ~ ~ ~ Sunday, 3rd July, 2011.
Hello My Friends ~~A very Happy 4th July to my American friends.
I hope all is well with you and life is good for you all. I am doing
better with my walking I think. I will see if the Physio agrees on
Wednesday when I go to see her again. I didn't think I would ever
do so many exercises in my life, but as I do want to get stronger and
back to where I was, I know I have to. They are not too bad either.
I had a surprise visit today when my Deniliquin, N.S.W. grandkids
came to see me and brought lunch with them and some for me.
It was lovely to see Kate and Scott and Joh. Kate and Scott are
in the process of buying a house with 6 acres of land on the edge
of town. Kate found it on the computer and it looks great, and
she will eventually bring her horse from her parent's place. They
each have a dog, so they will have plenty of room.
Kate's restaurant is doing very well. She only has Sundays off.
Tonight I have a nice piece called "My Vitamin F' which was sent
to me by my dear friend, Karen. Thank you so much my friend.
Why do I have a variety of friends who are all different in
Some of them can be considered marginal friends even?
How do I get on with them all?
I think that each one helps to bring out a "different"part of me.
With one of them I am a polite, nice person.
I joke with another friend.
I sit down and talk about serious matters with one of them.
With another I giggle at every silly thing.
I listen to one friend's problems and give her advice.
Then I listen to another advising me.
They are all like pieces of a jigsaw.
When completed they form a treasure box.
A treasure of friends.
They are my friends who understand me better than myself
who support me through good days and bad days.
Real Age doctors tell us that friends are good for our health.
Dr. Oz calls them Vitamin F (for Friends) and counts the
benefits of friends to our well being.
Research shows that people in strong social circles have less
risk of depression and terminal strokes.
If you take Vitamin F constantly you can be up to 30 years
younger than your real age. The warmth of friendship stops
stress and even in your tense moments, it decreases the
chance of cardiac arrest or stroke.
I am so thankful that I have a good supply of Vitamin F.
My cousin David sent me the next one"At The Law School"
A young law student, having failed his Law exam, goes up to his
crusty old professor, who is renowned for his razor-sharp legal
Student: " Sir do you really understand everything about this
Professor: "Actually, I probably do. Otherwise I wouldn't be a
professor, would I?"
Student: " OK So I'd like to ask you a question. If you can give
me the correct answer , I will accept my marks as it is. If you can't
give me the correct answer, however you'll have to give me an "A".
Professor: "Hmmmm, alright. So what's the question?"
Student: "What is legal but not logical, logical but not legal, and
neither logical nor legal?"
The professor wracks his famous brain, but just can't crack the
answer. Finally he gives up and changes the student's failing mark
into an "A" as agreed, and the student goes away very pleased.
The professor continues to wrack his brain over the question all
afternoon, but still can't get the answer. So finally he calls in a
group of his brightest students and tells them he has a really
tough question to answer. "What is legal but not logical, logical
but not legal,and neither logical nor legal?"
To the professor's surprise (and embarrassment) all the students
immediately raise their hands.
"All right" says the professor and asks his favorite student to answer.
"It's quite easy sir," says the student, "You see, you are 75 years
old and married to a 30 year old woman which is legal, but not logical.
Your wife has a 22 year old lover which is logical but not legal. And
your wife's lover failed his exam but you just gave him an "A"
which is neither legal nor logical."
Things Never to say to a Cop.
1. I can't reach my licence unless you hold my beer.
2. Sorry Officer, I didn't realize my radar detector wasn't plugged in.
3. Aren't you the guy from the Village People?
4. Hey you must have been doing about 125 mph to keep up with
me. Good job.
5. Are you Andy or Barney?
6. I thought you had to be in relatively good physical condition to
be a police officer.
7. You're not gonna check the trunk are you?
8. I pay your salary.
9. Gee officer, that's terrific. The last officer only gave me a
10. Do you know why you pulled me over? OK, just so one of us
11. I was trying to keep up with the traffic. Yes, I know there are
no other cars around. That's how far ahead of me they are.
12. When the officer says, "Gee your eyes look red, have you been
drinking?" You probably shouldn't respond with "Gee Officer, your
eyes look glazed, have you been eating doughnuts?"
There was this teacher who said, Jimmy look out the window
He looked. Do you see that tree outside? Jimmy said Yes.
The teacher asked Does it exist? Jimmy said Yes.
Then the teacher told Jimmy to go outside and look at the sky.
He returned in a couple of minutes ad she asked, Did you see the
sky. Jimmy said Yes. The teacher asked Does it exist?
Jimmy said Yes.
The teacher asked Did you see God? Jimmy said No.
The teacher said Exactly, that's because he doesn't exist.
A little girl raised her hand -- Jimmy do you see the tree outside?
Jimmy said Yes. Then the little girl asked Did you see the sky
when you went outside? Jimmy said Yes.
Then the little girl said Did you see the teacher's brain?
Jimmy said No.
Then the little girl said That's because it doesn't exist.
A joke from one of my Joke Books.
A man lives with his elderly mother and his cat and he loves them
dearly but he wanted to go on a holiday so he needed to find
someone to look after them. So he asked his friend. The friend
So the man went on holiday and as soon as he got there, he rang
to see if his cat was all right. "How's my cat doing?" he asked.
"Well actually," the friend explained, "She's dead."
How did that happen?" asked the man. "Well she was playing on
the roof with a ball of string and she fell."
"Oh, that's horrible..? he said, "Well, how's my mother?"
"She was on the roof playing with a ball of string as well."
A couple of quotes to finish with.
If life hands you lemons ... throw them back at life and say --
I WANT CHOCOLATE.
If you can't hold your friends in your arms . . .hold them in
That is it for tonight, my friends, I hope you found something
of interest. Look after yourselves and each other.
My love and best wishes to you all. Cheers, Merle.
Post 742 ~ ~ ~ Sunday, 3rd June, 2011.