Sunday, September 25, 2011


Post 755 ~ ~ ~ Sunday, 25th September, 2011.

Hello My Friends ~~ How is the world treating you -- all well I hope.
I am going OK and the weather is sunny but not overly warm yet,
The washing gets dry which is great, but I have to water my plants.
I cooked a big casserole overnight in my Slow cooker and this morning
made some dumplings to cook in the top of it, Nice and tasty and
I have some for John when he calls in later.

My friend, Warren fron Queensland sent me a nice e mail with the
picture and title of "Snapdragons". Thanks Mate !!!

Nice patch of pretty Snapdragons.

I just wanted you to know that I have reached the snapdragon part of my life.
Part of me has snapped and the rest is dragging.

Here is the plan: send these flowers to four people you want to have a great day.
I picked you. If you don't have 4 friends, then don't bother sending any.

This is so positive and there is nothing attached . . . . . Let's continue to send this
along. Have a bright sunny day.

A friend is someone who thinks you're a good egg, even though you're
slightly cracked. Or Sometimes slightly scrambled.

May you always have Love to share.
Health to spare and
Friends who care.

From one of your slightly cracked friends.
One written by B. J. Morbitzer.

May you always have :

Enough happiness to keep you sweet,

Enough trials to keep you strong,

Enough sorrow to keep you human,

Enough hope to keep you happy

Enough failure to keep you humble,

Enough success to keep you eager,

Enough friends to give you comfort.

Enough wealth to meet your needs,

Enough enthusiasm to look forward,

Enough faith to banish depression.

Enough determination to make each day better than yesterday.

A Pearly Gates item. Six Days in Jail.

An 80 year old woman was arrested for shoplifting.
When she went before the judge, he asked her, "What did you steal?"
She replied, "A can of peaches."

The judge asked her why she had stolen them and she replied that she was
hungry. The judge asked her how many peaches were in the can.
She replied, " Six."

The judge then said, "I will give you 6 days in jail."
Before the judge could actually pronounce the punishment, the woman's
husband spoke up and asked the judge if he could say something.

The judge said, "What is it?"
The husband said, " She also stole a can of peas."

I had a really nice story to post today about a dog named Daisy who
supposedly rescued nearly 1000 people from the 9/11 disasters, but
found out it was a hoax. So I am going to re-post an oldie but a goody.

CURTAIN RODS; sent by Linda in Canberra, as was the Daisy story.

She spent the first day packing her belongings into boxes, crates and
suitcases. On the second day she had the movers come and collect
her things.
On the third day, she sat down for the last time at their beautiful dining
room table by candlelight, put on some soft background music, and
feasted on a pound of shrimp, a jar of caviar, and a bottle of spring-water.

When she had finished, she went into each and every room and deposited
a few half eaten shrimp shells dipped in caviar into the hollow of the
curtain rods.

She then cleaned up the kitchen and left. When the husband returned with
his new girlfriend, all was bliss for a few days.
Then slowly, the house began to smell. They tried everything; cleaning,
mopping and airing the place out.

Vents were checked for dead rodents and carpets were steam cleaned. Air
fresheners were hung, everywhere. Exterminators were brought in to set
off gas canisters, during which they had to move out for a few days and
in the end they even paid to replace the expensive wool
Nothing worked.

People stopped coming over to visit. Repairmen refused to work in the house.
The maid quit.

Finally, they could not take the stench any longer and decided to move.
A month later, even though they had cut their price in half, they could not
find a buyer for their stinky house.

Word got out and eventually even the local realtors refused to return their
Finally they had to borrow a huge sum of money from the bank to purchase
a new place.
The ex -wife called the man and asked how things were going. He told her the
saga of the rotting house. She listened politely and said that she missed her old
home terribly and would be willing to reduce her divorce settlement in
exchange for getting the house back.

Knowing his ex-wife had no idea how bad the smell was, he agreed on a price
that was about one tenth of what the house had been worth, but only if she
were to sign the papers that very day.

She agreed and within the hour, his lawyers delivered the paperwork.

A week later the man and his girlfriend stood smiling as they watched the
moving company pack everything to take to their new home........

And to spite the ex-wife, they even took the curtain rods !!!



1. More Vegetables - Less Meat
2. More Vinegar -- Less Salt
3. More Fruits - - Less Sugar
4. More Chew - - - Less Food
5. More Walk - - - Less Ride
6. More Sleep - - - Less Worry
7. More Smile = = Less Frown
8. More Practice -- Less Thinking
9. More Praise - - Less Blame
10. More Charity -- Less Greed

From the Mago Cafe, Korean Health restaurant in Sedona, AZ.

Another one from Warren - - - Thank you.

A cowboy appeared before St. Peter at the Pearly Gates.

"Have you ever done anything of particular merit?" St Peter asked.
"Well. I can think of one thing," the cowboy offered.

"On a trip to the Black Hills out in South Dakota, I came upon a gang of bikers
who were threatening a young woman. I directed them to leave her alone,
but they wouldn't listen.

So I approached the largest and most tattooed biker and smacked him in the
face, kicked his bike over, ripped out his nose ring, and threw it to the ground.
I yelled, "Now back off or I'll kick the crap out of all of you."

St. Peter was impressed, "When did this happen?"

"Couple of minutes ago."

A few quotes to finish with tonight - - - -

No man can be wise on an empty stomach. ~ ~ George Eliot.

Dance alone and you can jump all you wish. ~ ~Greek Proverb.

Noise proves nothing. Often a hen who has merely laid an egg cackles as if
she has laid an asteroid. ~ ~ ~ Mark Twain.

One half of the world cannot understand the pleasures of the other.
~ ~ ~ Jane Austen.

Happiness is not perfected until it is shared. ~ ~ ~ Jane Porter.

Life is much too important a thing ever to talk seriously about it.
~ ~ ~ Oscar Wilde.

With mirth and laughter let the old wrinkles come. ~~ William Shakespeare.

Well it's time to say goodnight my friends, Enjoy tour lives and be kind to
one another. Love and best wishes. C heers, Merle.

Post 755 ~ ~ ~ Sunday, 25th September, 2011.


jel said...

thanks for the laughs Merle


Big Dave T said...

Always more smiles, less frowns when I come here. I liked that story about the ex-wife and the curtain rods. Pretty cute. We came home from our two-week trip to find that big sunflowers had bloomed around our yard. I didn't plant them and don't know where they came from. I guess I'm a better gardner when I'm gone.

Have a great week.

Rob said...

Hi Merle I'm glad to hear the weather is picking up for you. The Snapdragons look good they are bright and cheerful.

Granny Annie said...

Glad to hear your washing is getting dry.

"She also stole a can of peas" just cracked me up!

Dave said...

As always Merle, a wonderful post!

It's good to see the warm weather is coming for you... but that means the cold weather is coming for me.

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Rosezilla said...

Very nice post today, mixture of funny and poignant. Loved the quotes at the end - esp. the Shakespeare one.

Margaret Cloud said...

That is very funny about the Snapdragon of your life, love the saying. What a rat fink that husband was. The Curtain Rod one was very funny she got him back in the end. They were all very good. Have a nice week.

Lady Di Tn said...

LOL Greed and spite often smells, thus the curtain rods. Great stories. Peace and I wish you enough. love

Jim said...

Hi Merle ~~ Glad you can do the cooking for John when he comes. Enjoy your visit.

Your curtain rod joke wzx olc but good. Same for the peas joke. They were tied for my enjoyment.

HORIZON said...

Loved this post- so much l'd love to borrow and use myself - if okay with you Merle??
I use my slow cooker loads and often top the stews with dumplings- it helps take the stew that extra mile to feed a family and my big son has been living back at home this past year- he takes a lot of feeding!! ;)
Well the UK had great weather this week except for us here in Argyll- scream!! Overcast but at least mild- l got some washings put out on the line and the wind blew them dry- more wind than sun ;)
Lots of love to you Merle- have a lovely weekend.
sarah xx

audrey` said...

It's so nice of your friend Warren to share the lovely photo with us :)