Post 775 ~ ~ ~ Sunday 1st April, 2012.
Hello again dear friends ~~ I hope that all is going well for you
and your lives are happy. I am doing Ok myself ~ the leg is much
better, but now my blood pressure is too low - 115/58 so I have
been put on a supplement - Ensure which is like Sustagen, only
it tastes better. Dr. wants me to put on some weight and so do I.
I still weigh 49 kilos which is what I came home from hospital
nearly 3 months ago. Enough about me. Sorry to bore you.
I will start today with a very funny forward from my friend Gina.
Thank you so much and happily it doesn't fit your husband.
Support Your Partner. Sent by my friend Gina. Thank you,
It is important for men to remember that, as women grow older, it becomes harder for them to maintain the same quality of housekeeping as when they were younger. When you notice this, try not to yell at them. Some are over-sensitive, and there's nothing worse than an over-sensitive woman.
My name is Ron. Let me relate how I handled the situation with my wife, Carol. When I retired a few years ago, it became necessary for Carol to get a full-time job, along with her part-time job, both for extra income and for the health benefits that we needed. Shortly after she started working, I noticed she was beginning to show her age. I usually get home from the golf club about the same time she gets home from work
Although she knows how hungry I am, she almost always says she has to rest for half an hour or so before she starts dinner. I don't yell at her. Instead, I tell her to take her time and just wake me when she gets dinner on the table. I generally have lunch each day in the Men's Grill at the Golf Club, so eating out is not an option in the evening. I'm ready for some home-cooked grub when I hit that door. She used to do the dishes as soon as we finished eating. But now it's not unusual for them to sit on the table for several hours after dinner.
I do what I can by diplomatically reminding her several times each evening that they won't clean themselves. I know she really appreciates this, as it does seem to motivate her to get them done before she goes to bed.
Another symptom of aging is complaining, I think. For example, she will say that it is difficult for her to find time to pay the monthly bills during her lunch hour. But, boys, we take 'em for better or worse, so I just smile and offer encouragement. I tell her to stretch it out over two, or even three days. That way, she won't have to rush so much. I also remind her that missing lunch completely now and then wouldn't hurt her any (if you know what I mean). I like to think tact is one of my strong points.
When doing simple jobs, she seems to think she needs more rest periods... She had to take a break when she was only half-finished mowing the front lawn. I try not to make a scene. I'm a fair man.. I tell her to fix herself a nice, big, cold glass of freshly squeezed lemonade and just sit for a while. And, as long as she is making one for herself, she may as well make one for me, too.
I know that I probably look like a saint in the way I support Carol. I'm not saying that showing this much patience & consideration is easy. Many men will find it difficult. Some will find it impossible! Nobody knows better than I do how frustrating women get as they get older. However, guys, even if you just use a little more tact and less criticism of your aging wife because of this article, I will consider that writing it was well worthwhile. After all, we are put on this earth to help each other.
Ron died suddenly on January 31 of a perforated rectum. The police report says he was found with a Calloway extra-long 50-inch Big Bertha Driver II golf club up his rear end The all-woman jury took only 10 minutes to find her "Not Guilty", accepting her defence that Ron, somehow without looking, accidentally sat down on his golf club..
He wouldn't have lived so long had he been my hubby. He'd have been out the door.
Now to find some other jokes for you.
This one was sent by both of my friends, Gina and Lady Di Thank you both.
An Arab enters a taxi . . . . . .
Once he is seated he asks the cab driver to turn off the radio
because he must not hear music as decreed by his religion and
in the time of the prophet, there was no music, especially
Western music which is music of the infidel's and certainly no
So the cab driver politely awitches off the radio, stops the cab
and opens the back door.
The Arab asks him : "What are you doing man?"
The cabby answers: "In the time of the prophet there were no
taxis. So get out and wait for a bl**dy camel.
Another from Gina. Thank you for :Trip To Australia.
A young Portsmouth woman was so depressed that she decided
to end her life by throwing herself into the sea. Just before she
could throw herself from the wharf, a handsome young man
"You have so much to live for ," said the man. I'm a sailor, and
we are off to Australia tomorrow. I can stow you away on my
ship. I'll take care of you, bring you food every day, and keep
With nothing to lose, combined with the fact that she had always
wanted to go to Australia, the woman accepted.
That night the sailor brought her aboard and hid her in a small
but comfortable compartment in the hold. From then on every
night he would bring her three sandwiches, a bottle of red wine,
and make love to her until dawn. Two weeks later, she was
discovered by the captain during a routine inspection.
"What are you doing here?" asked the captain.
"I have an arrangement with one of the sailors," she replied.
He brings me food and I get a free trip to Australia."
"I see," the captain says.
Her conscience got the best of her and she added, "Plus he's
"He certainly is," replied the captain. "This is the Isle of Wight
One my son John sent me a while ago. Thanks John.
Thought for the Day.
Everything you need to know about life, you can learn from
Noah's Ark. ~ ~ ~ ~
One: Don't miss the boat.
Two: Remember we are al in the same boat
Three: Plan ahead: It was raining when Noah built the Ark.
Four: Stay Fit, When you're 6oo years old someone may ask
you to do something really big.
Five: Don't listen to critics, just get on with the job that needs
to be done.
Six: Build your future on high ground.
Seven: For safety's sake, travel in pairs.
Eight: Speed isn't always an advantage. The snails were on board
with the cheetahs.
Nine: When you are stressed, float a while.
Ten: Remember the Ark was built by amateurs, the Titanic by
One from Mountain Wings called "A Rabbi, A Hindu and a Lawyer."
A Rabbi, A Hindu and a Lawyer were driving late at night in the
country when their car expired. They set out to find help and came
to a farmhouse. When they knocked on the door, the farmer
explained that he had only two beds and one of them had to sleep
in the barn with the animals. The three quickly agreed.
The Rabbi said he would sleep in the barn and let the other two have
the beds. Ten minutes later there was a knock on the door. The Rabbi
entered exclaiming "I can't sleep in the barn, there is a pig in there. It
is against my religion to sleep in the same room as a pig."
The Hindu said he would sleep in the barn as he had no problem with
pigs. However, about 5 minutes later the Hindu burst through the
bedroom door saying "There's a Cow in the barn. I can't sleep in the
same room as a cow. It's against my religion.
The lawyer, anxious to get to sleep said he'd go to the barn as he had
no problem sleeping with animals.
In two minutes, the bedroom door burst open and the pig and the
One from my good friend Linda in Canberra. Thank you for
"Never Argue With a Woman. An oldie but a goody.
One morning the husband returns after several hours of fishing
and decides to take a nap. Although not familiar with the lake
the wife decides to take the boat out. She motors out a short
distance, anchors, and reads her book.
Along comes a Game Warden in his boat and pulls alongside the
woman and says, "Good Morning Ma'am. What are you doing?"
"Reading a book," she replies, (thinking isn't obvious?"
"You're in a Restricted Fishing Area" he informs her.
"I'm sorry officer,but I'm not fishing. I'm reading."
"Yes, but you have all the equipment. For all I know you could
start at any moment. I'll have to take you in and write you up."
"If you do that, I'll have to charge you with sexual assault." says
"But I haven't even touched you" says the Game Warden.
"That's true, but you have all the equipment. For all I know you
could start at any moment"
"Have a nice day ma'am," and he left.
Moral: Never argue with a woman who reads. It's likely she can
Lastly today is a lovely Celtic Prayer sent by my good friend
Sometimes Saintly Nick. Thank you Nick/
Deep peace of the running waves to you
Deep Peace of the flowing air to you
Deep Peace of the quiet earth to you
Deep peace of the shining stars to you
Deep peace of the Son of Peace to you.
I think we all need a little peace, especially at the end of the day.
I hope there are many peaceful days ahead of us all. Look after
yourselves and each other. Be Happy. My love and best wishes
to you all my friends. Cheers, Merle.
Post 775 ~ ~ ~ Sunday, 1st April, 2012.