Sunday, January 29, 2012


Post 765 ~ ~ ~ Sunday 29th January, 2012.

Hello again my dear Friends~~ I hope that all is well with you all and
that life is good for you. I am doing OK and gradually getting stronger,
one day at a time and I am managing on my own. I have friends and
relatives who visit and help at times. I have enjoyed the soup that
Bec made me. She left a list for you Big Dave T on last post.
Thanks Vivienne for your comment and good wishes.

Well I got a surprise yesterday when my son Geoff and his wife Joanne
were expected and came a bit later. A car pulled in with a boat on top
and it was their son Scott and his girlfriend Ally, and Michelle and Ryan
who were married on the 7th and have been to New Zealand for their
honeymoon. So we all chatted and I gave them their Christmas gifts
a bit late, but I wasn't with it at Christmas. Apparently I was near a
coma due to the pain patches they kept putting on me.
The four kids had been camping for a few days near a lake. They all
get on so well which is terrific.

Anyway we all had a great time and went and had Red Rooster
chicken for lunch. Then came home and Geoff and Jo pulled weeds
and cut back dead fronds from my ferns, which I hope will come
back - we are supposed to get rain later today. They all hopped
in and helped= sweeping paths and the verandah etc etc.
Jo had brought me some lovely meals, Sweet and Sour my fave
and a new one chicken and mushrooms -very nice and so good of
her. My freezer is looking good. Many thanks to you all Family.
I love you all.

Well the first item today is called Memory and has been posted
before, but it's a good one. It is from Mountain Wings.

An 80 year old couple was having trouble remembering things,
so decided to go to their doctor to see nothing was wrong.

They explained to the doctor about the problems they were
having with their memory. After checking them out the doctor
said that they were physically OK, but might want to write
things down to help them remember. They thanked the doctor
and left.

Later that night, while watching TV the man got up from his
chair and his wife asked "Where are you going?"
He replied, "To the kitchen."

She asked, "Will you get me a bowl of ice cream?"
He replied, "Sure."

She then asked him, "Don't you think you should write it down
so you can remember it?"
He said, "No. I can remember that."

She then said, "Well I would like some strawberries on top. You
better write it down because I know you'll forget that."

He said, "I can remember you want a bowl of ice cream with
She replied, "Well I would also like some whipped cream on
top. I know you will forget that. You better write it down."

With irritation in his voice, he said, "I don;t need to write it
down. I can remember that." He then fumes into the kitchen.

After about 20 minutes he returned and handed her a plate of
bacon and eggs. She stared at the plate for a moment and
said angrily, " I TOLD you to write it down. You forgot my toast."

Another from Mountain Wings called "Half Price."

He was a good man but a bit stingy. He would bargain and
haggle on a price, never paying the price asked. He especially
hated his medical fees.

One day while eating fish, a bone became stuck in his throat
and within minutes he could scarcely breathe. His wife
frantically called the family doctor, who arrived just as the
patient was turning blue. The physician quickly removed
the bone with a pair of forceps.

When he was again breathing normally, although overwhelmed
with gratitude to the doctor for saving his life, the doctor's
fees were a bit worrisome to him.

Trying his best to keep his costs down,, he turned to the good
doctor and asked, "How much do I owe you for this small two
minute job?"

The doctor, who knew his patient's miserly habit too well, replied
"Just pay me half of what you would have when the bone was
still stuck in your throat."
One from my friend, Gina called Tender Moment. Thanks.

A woman's husband had been slipping in and out of a coma for
several months, yet she had stayed by his bedside every single day.

One day when he came to, he motioned her to come nearer.

As she sat by him, he whispered, eyes full of tears. "You
know what? You have been with me through all the bad times.

When I got fired, you were there to support me.

When my business failed, you were there.

When I got shot, you were by my side.

When we lost the house, you stayed right here.

When my health started failing, you were still by my side...

You know what Martha?"

"What dear," she gently asked, smiling as her heart began
to fill with warmth.

"I'm beginning to think you're really bad luck...:

A short one from my friend Lady Di- thanks Dianne.
Old Guy Joke.

I pointed to two old drunks sitting across the bar from us
and told my friend, "That's us in 10 year's time."

He said, "That's a mirror, dip-stick."

Some Famous Quips sent by my dear friend Jeanette.
Thank you Jan. I hope you are OK. I am so so.

"Sometimes when I look at my children, I say to myself,
"Lillian, you should have remained a virgin."
Lillian Carter mother of Jimmy Carter.

I had a rose named after me and was very flattered.
But I was not pleased to read the description in the
catalogue: "No good in bed, but fine up against a wall"
Eleanor Roosevelt.

The secret of a good sermon is to have a good beginning
and a good ending and to have the two as close together
as possible. George Burns.

Santa Claus has the right idea, Visit people only once a year,
Victor Borge.

Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint.
Mark Twain.

By all means marry. If you get a good wife, you'll become happy
If you get aa bad one, you'll become a philosopher.Socrates.

I was married by a judge, I should have asked for a jury.
Groucho Marx.

My wife has a slight impediment in her speech. Every now and
then she stops to breathe. Jimmy Durante.

I have never hated a man enough to give his diamonds back.
ZSA ZSA Gabor.

My luck is so bad that if I bought a cemetery, people would
stop dying. Rodney Dangerfield.

Money can't buy you happiness, but it does bring a more
pleasant form of misery. Spike Milligan.

I never drink water because of the disgusting things fish do
in it. W. C. Fields.

Don't worry about avoiding temptation,, as you grow older
it will avoid you. Winston Churchill.

By the time a man is wise enough to watch his step, he's too
old to go anywhere. Billy Crystal.

Well time to close this post. I have had to type most of it again
because i Pushed Publish and it wouldn't and in spite of many many
times pressing SAVE it only did abhe first page which I found
in EDIT pOSTS. I am now too scared to press publish = if it goes
to the page that says "Start a blog - it's free" I 'll scream.

Anyway take good care of yourselves my friends, life is too short.
Love and best wishes to you all. Merle.

Post 765 ~ ~ ~ Sunday, 29th January, 2012.


Ava said...

Hi Merle!

Enjoyed your post once again. It was good to hear about the visit with your family.

Enjoyed the stories and quotes!

Thank you!

Granny Annie said...

Look at again. WooHoo!!! Your family has certainly taken care of your meals for a while. What a great bunch of folks. Sorry you had to re-post your blog. I will type my post in Word and save as I go along then copy and paste it into my blog so I don't lose the whole thing. Sometimes I even prepare comments that way to keep from losing them. Loved all the jokes and quotes!

Meow (aka Connie) said...

Glad to see you are gradually getting better and stronger, Merle. It is so lovely that your family do all those wonderful things for you ... families are just great !! Take care, dear friend, and continue to get well. Love and hugs xxx

Joy Des Jardins said...

It's always good to hear about your family are so loved Merle. So you've been doing more on your own huh? That's really good news sweetie...just do things at your own pace; you'll be back to yourself before you know it. Lots of love, Joy

Mountain Mama said...

Hi dear Merle. It's so good to be reading your blog again. Golly I missed you! Sounds like you are getting lots of company. Good!!! I could use more visitors myself.
Love your jokes too.
Take good care of your sweet self.

Patty said...

Dear Merle, so good to see you on here again.

I must say I haven't been doing a very good job on keeping up with my favorite blogs. I don't know what my problem has been. I do try to post something on mine each day, but I spend more time on Facebook it seems. That way I can see what my kids are posting. LOL

The way my body is aching tonight the weather must be going to change. Well it's time to do a little reading and catch something (I hope good) on TV plus call my Mom and then try to get to bed early, since tomorrow I will have to be up, dressed and ready to take Granddaughter to school by 7:40.

Again I am so happy you are improving. Keep up the good work.

Liked the one of the two men sitting at the bar and him calling the other a dipstick.

Have a good week, Patty

Jim said...

Hi Merle ~~ Looks like you are about up to speed again! Your family surely is nice to you. This time they kept you with plenty of food and worked over your garden. I do hope you get some rain.

I liked your quotes today. I hadn't heard any of those that I could remember. The jokes were all good too. I think I remember the one about the forgetful couple. For sure 'half price' was new to me.

BTW, when I was in the Army stationed at El Paso, Texas, I had my first taco. This was at the Red Rooster drive in restaurant.

:) Oh yes, still don't overdo things. Time is on your side now. Cheers,

Lady Di Tn said...

Remember the turtle won the race so take it easy on your road to recovery. I enjoyed hearing about how your family has been so attentive and now it seems all you need is a little rain for your garden. Thanks for sharing the jokes and quotes with us out here in blog land. WISHING YOU ENOUGH MY DEAR FRIEND. PEACE

Rosezilla said...

I can't tell you how happy I am to see you on your blog once again! I've missed you so much. Thanks for letting my know you were back, and you've even got the great jokes again. Thank God for families, eh?

Kila said...

So good to hear from you. Prayers for healing and strength and peace and joy.

Anonymous said...

great post's so good to have you home again! I laughed at all the jokes...good stuff! The one about eggs bacon and toast really got me LOL! I hate it when blogger doesn't work right...happy you got your post published! Love and hugs, Theanne in Florida!

Sue @ Not the Good Scissors! said...

Hi Merle. I am so happy to see you are feeling better. Please take it easy and let your wonderful family take care of you.

Love your post.
Hugs, Sue

Dave said...

Great post as always, loved the jokes Merle!

I've said it before, but you have THE most wonderful family... I envy you! *S*

Big Dave T said...

Thanks to Bec for printing out those meals. No offense, but her cooking sounds nearly as good as the meals you've blogged about in the past here. Even had to share the list of meals she prepared with my wife, who agreed they sounded delicious. We don't know anybody here who could find so many uses for pumpkin. They only put it in pie here in Michigan.

I enjoyed your jokes as always. Glad to hear you're continuing on the mend too.

Everytime I put in a comment Google asks me if I want to start a new blog.

audrey` said...

Dearest Merle :) It's so good to know that you're stronger each day. To God be the glory! Take care, my dear friend. Love and (((HUGS)))

Deborah Wilson said...

Merle, It sure does feel good to come here and see that you are posting again - you were really missed.

Try not to be impatient - getting stronger will take time - but you will get there and be strong before you know it.

You have a wonderful family - the meals sound so delicious! Sweet and sour is also one of my favorite's! Sometimes my boys cook for me, they are wonderful cooks, and it is so appreciated. I'm glad that you have family who also cook for you and make sure that you have good food to eat.

I guess that I'm guilty too of staying on Facebook so much...I wouldn't go there and create an account for the longest time...but I found out my little brother had an account, I couldn't resist, I've kept up with him more in the past year than I have for the past 10 years! lol

God bless and keep the faith of his healing powers...