Sunday, December 23, 2012

Remember this lady

Post 812, Sunday, 23 December 2012

 Hello My dear friends, ~~

Back again after a couple of falls 3 days apart.
 Apart from the bruise still on my face, I am quite OK, Doctor thinks it is
too much calcium in my body, and cheerfully says I will have more falls
until we can reduce it. So I am hanging on to my walker and the rails in
my home like grim death, so here's hoping. actually he wasn't joking, he
was quite concerned as it can be dangerous with my low blood pressure
 So that is all that over with.

 How are you all faring ?~~ better than me
I hope and all ready for the big day. I have one son coming on Christmas
Eve and the other for dinner together. on THE day. I forgot to say that
I cannot get up when I fall, so poor John has had two calls and isn't game
turn off his mobile phone.

 I wish each and everyone a wonderful Christmas and a very Happy,
Healthy and Prosperous New Year in 2013. I hope it is great for you all.
And thank you for your comments, I am getting through my replies, but
do appreciate them all and your support and Loyalty, We are in for a
VERY hot day tomorrow ~~39 C which is 103 F, so I won't be outside
 Better get on to this, as the time goes so quickly.

First one is the story of a wonderful woman and came from my
good friend Lee. Thank you Lee.

Subject: Fwd: Remember this lady

Irena Sendler Died: May 12, 2008 (aged 98) Warsaw, Poland During WWII,
Irena, got permission to work in the Warsaw ghetto, as a Plumbing/Sewer
specialist. She had an ulterior motive. Irena smuggled Jewish infants out
in the bottom of the tool box she carried. She also carried a burlap sack in
 the back of her truck, for larger kids. Irena kept a dog in the back that
she trained to bark when the Nazi soldiers let her in and out of the ghetto.
The soldiers, of course, wanted nothing to do with the dog and the barking
covered the kids/infants noises.
During her time of doing this, she managed to smuggle out and save 2500
kids/infants. Ultimately, she was caught, however, and the Nazi's broke
both of her legs and arms and beat her severely.
Irena kept a record of the names of all the kids she had smuggled out,
In a glass jar that she buried under a tree in her back yard.

 After the war, she tried to locate any parents that may have survived and
tried to reunite the family. Most had been gassed. Those kids she helped
got placed into foster family homes or adopted.

 In 2007 Irena was up for the Nobel Peace Prize. She was not selected.
Al Gore won, for a slide show on Global Warming.
Later another politician, Barack Hussein Obama, won for his work as a
community organizer for ACORN.

In MEMORIAM - 65 YEARS LATER I'm doing my small part by forwarding
this message. I hope you'll consider doing the same. It is now more than
65 years since the Second World War in Europe ended.
This e-mail is being sent as a memorial chain,
In memory of the six million Jews, 20 million Russians, 10 million
Christians and 1,900 Catholic priests Who were murdered, massacred,
raped, burned, starved and humiliated!
Now, more than ever, with Iran , and others, claiming the HOLOCAUST
to be 'a myth', It's imperative to make sure the world never forgets,
Because there are others who would like to do it again. This e-mail is
intended to reach 40 million people worldwide! Join us and be a link in
the memorial chain and help us distribute it around the world.

Please send this e-mail to people you know and ask them to continue
the memorial chain.
Please don't just delete it.
It will only take you a minute to pass this along.

That was quite long but she deserved it, saving so many babies and small


 Next on is called Ed and Norma. Thank you Jeanette for this.
 Subject: Ed and Norma.

Ed and his wife Norma go to the state fair every year,
And every year Ed would say, " Norma, I'd like to ride in that helicopter "
 Norma always replied, " I know Ed , but that helicopter ride is fifty bucks,
And fifty bucks is fifty bucks! "
One year Ed and Norma went to the fair,
and Ed said, " Norma, I'm 75 years old. If I don't ride that helicopter,
I might never get another chance"
To this, Norma replied, " Ed, that helicopter ride is fifty bucks, and fifty
bucks is fifty bucks"
The pilot overheard the couple and said, " Folks I'll make you a deal.
I'll take the both of you for a ride. If you can stay quiet for the entire
ride and don't say a word I won't charge you a penny! But if you say one word
it's fifty dollars.
 Ed and Norma agreed and up they went.
The pilot did all kinds of fancy maneuvers, but not a word was heard.
He did his daredevil tricks over and over again, But still not a word...
When they landed, the pilot turned to
Ed and said, " By golly, I did everything I could to get you to yell out, but
you didn't. I'm impressed! " Ed replied, " Well, to tell you the truth I
almost said something when Norma fell out, But you know, Fifty bucks is
fifty bucks! "

Another from Jeanette.

While I sat in the reception area of my doctor's office, a woman rolled an
elderly man in a wheelchair into the room. As she went to the receptionist's
desk, the man sat there, alone and silent. Just as I was thinking I should
make small talk with him, a little boy slipped off his mother's lap and walked
over to the wheelchair.
 He said, I know how you feel. My Mom makes me ride in the stroller too..'


 As I was nursing my baby, my cousin's six-year-old daughter, Krissy, came
into the room. Never having seen anyone breast feed before, she was
intrigued and full of all kinds of questions about what I was doing. After
mulling over my answers, she remarked, 'My mom has some of those, but
I don't think she knows how to use them..'

 Out bicycling one day with my eight-year-old Granddaughter, Carolyn,
I got a little wistful. 'In ten years,' I said, 'you'll want to be with your
friends and you won't go walking, biking, and swimming with me like you
do now. Carolyn shrugged. 'In ten years you'll be too old to do all those
things anyway.'

 Working as a pediatric nurse, I had the difficult assignment of giving
immunization shots to children.. One day, I entered the examining room
to give four-year-old Lizzie her needle. 'No, no, no!' she screamed.
'Lizzie,' scolded her mother, 'that's not polite behavior.' With that,
the girl yelled even louder, 'No, thank you! No, thank you!

On the way back from a Cub Scout meeting, my grandson innocently said
to my son, 'Dad, I know babies come from mommies' tummies, but how
do they get there in the first place?' After my son hemmed and hawed
awhile, my grandson finally spoke up in disgust, 'You don't have to make
up something, Dad It's okay if you don't know the answer.'

Just before I was deployed to Iraq , I sat my eight-year-old son down
and broke the news to him. 'I'm going to be away for a long time,' I told
him. 'I'm going to Iraq ..' 'Why?' he asked. 'Don't you know there's a
war going on over there?'

 Paul Newman founded the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp for children
stricken with cancer, AIDS, and blood Diseases. One afternoon, he and is
wife, Joanne Woodward, stopped by to have lunch with the kids. A
counselor at a nearby table, suspecting the young patients wouldn't know
Newman was a famous movie star, explained, that's the man who made this
camp possible. Maybe you've seen his picture on his salad dressing bottle?'
Blank stares. 'Well, you've probably seen his face on his lemonade carton.'
 An eight-year-old girl perked up. 'How long was he missing?'

 ***** .

.. And my personal favorite ..
 God's Problem Now: His wife's graveside service was just barely
finished, when there was a massive clap of thunder, followed by a
tremendous bolt of lightning, accompanied by even more thunder rumbling
in the distance. The little, old man looked at the pastor and calmly said,
"Well, she's there."

 A smile - is a sign of joy. A hug - is a sign of love. A laugh - is a sign of
happiness. And a friend like me?-Well that's just a sign of good taste!
We'll be friends until I am senile. Then we'll be NEW friends.
 Next one is from my friend, Warren in Qld.
Thanks Mate for the Harley.

The inventor of the Harley-Davidson motorcycle, Arthur Davidson, died
and went to heaven. At the gates, St. Peter told Arthur. Since you've been
such a good man and your motorcycles have changed the world, your reward
is, you can hang out with anyone you want to in heaven.'
Arthur thought about it for a minute and then said, "I want to hang out
with God.'
 St. Peter took Arthur to the Throne Room, and introduced him to God.
God recognized Arthur and commented, 'Okay, so you were the one who
invented the Harley-Davidson motorcycle?
Arthur said, 'Yeah, that's me...'
God commented: 'Well, what's the big deal in inventing something that's
pretty unstable, makes noise and pollution and can't run without a road?'
Arthur was a bit embarrassed, but he finally spoke,
'Excuse me, but aren't you the inventor of woman?'
 God said, 'Ah, yes.'
'Well,' said Arthur, 'professional to professional, you have some major
design flaws in your invention.

 1. There's too much inconsistency in the front-end suspension

 2. It chatters constantly at high speeds

 3. Most rear ends are too soft and wobbles about too much
 4. The intake is placed way too close to the exhaust

 5. The maintenance costs are outrageous!!!! '

Hmmmmm, you may have some good points there,' replied God, 'hold on.'
 God went to his Celestial supercomputer, typed in a few words and waited
for the results. The computer printed out a slip of paper and God read it.
 'Well, it may be true that my invention is flawed,' God said to Arthur,
'but according to these numbers, more men are riding my invention than yours'.


 I will close with this Pearly Gates one. A woman was waiting in the check-out
line at a shopping center. Her arms were laden with a mop and broom and
other cleaning supplies. By her actions and deep sighs, it was obvious she was
in an extreme hurry and was not happy about the slowness of the line. When
the cashier called for a price check on a box of soap, the woman remarked
indignantly, "Well, I'll be lucky to get out of here and home before Christmas!"
 "Don't worry, ma'am," replied the clerk. "With that wind kicking up out there
and that brand new broom you have there, you'll be home in no time.


Do you know what my beautiful grand-daughter did for me for Christmas,
she sent a donation to The McGrath Foundation, which is for the research
for Breast Cancer and help and support for those now going through breast
cancer. Thank you so much Bec, that meant a lot to me. There was also a nice
letter and card.

 Well my Friends, it is time for me to get off to bed, so until next week
I'll say Bye for now.


audrey` said...

Ouch! I'm so sorry to hear about your falls. The bruise will disappear soon. Please take very good care, my dear friend Merle. Lots of love and (((HUGS)))

Lee said...

My dear Merle...I, too, was upset to learn about your falls. Please take things very easy...very steady...particularly with that horrendous heat about you. Just rest, rest and more rest.

I wish you a very Merry Christmas, Merle; I hope you enjoy your time with your sons. Please don't overdo things; don't try to do too much...don't try to do anything!

And I hope 2013 treats you more kindly. You're in my thoughts. Hugs. :)

Granny Annie said...

You have an inspirational ability to bounce back:) We are all pulling for your speedy recovery.

jel said...

sorry to hear of your falls too,
should they tie balloons on ya so ya wouldn't fall?

ya asked how we are faring? I guess I need to get new glasses, cause, I thought ya ask how we are farting? (sorry) ;)

I do hope ya have a GRand Christmas

Peter said...

Good advice... Take it easy and take more water with it!!!!

Meow (aka Connie) said...

Oh Merle, I am sorry to hear about your falls ... I hope you can get it sorted soon, and be back to your usual self. Hope you have a very merry Christmas and a safe and Happy New Year. With love and hugs from Connie, Baron & Elisabeth xxx

Lady Di Tn said...

Sorry about the falls, maybe we can get you some football gloves as they have great grips on them. Pleas do take care and thing about each movement before you make it. I love the Harley joke and must try to remember it. But the last one about the broom is hysterical. Peace

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Jim said...

Hi Merle, I too am sorry about your falls. The too much calcium? I didn't know what that would do. I have too much in my arteries and not enough in my blood.

I liked the medical series tonight, Merle. The first one was best for me, the little boy in his stroller and the older man in the wheel chair.

Your grand-daughter is nice. Of course John is too with the help he is. I am glad you can call him when you are down.
BTW, I am shutting down until some time after mid January. I could perhaps sneak a peek, comment, or even a post once in a while until then. I hope there are good reports about you by then.

Winifred said...

Hope you're recovering well Merle & have a great Christmas & New Year in 2013.

I did like the story of Irena Sandler, a wonderful woman who was so brave. However to be fair Al Gore didn't get the Nobel Peace prize for a side show on global warming it was awarded jointly to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change & Al Gore for their work on raising awareness about man made climate change. Quite important in the grand scheme of things.

I loved the Norma & Ed story, very funny.

Gina E. said...

Sorry to hear about your falls, Merle. It is quite frightening when that happens. I've had a couple, and my doc says it may have something to do with the osteopenia I have, which is a shortage of calcium, not too much!
Hope your Christmas has been happy and peaceful. Ken's mum has gone downhill rapidly in the last week; I doubt if she will see her 100th birthday.

Mountain Mama said...

Hello Merle and late Merry Christmas wishes. I'm so sorry about your falls and hope you don't repeat them. Enough! Do take care. I enjoyed your jokes, and especially love things about kids. We never know what they will come up with. LOL
I packed up all the decorations yesterday and today and have my house back in order. I had some family here a few days before Christmas. We had a nice time visiting and watching the little ones decorate gingerbread men. On Christmas day I went to my youngest daughter's where she and her husband had invited the family for dinner. Another wonderful time watching the little ones enjoy their gifts.

I hope to do more blogging this coming year. It seems facebook is taking a lot of my time these days, not to mention life in general.

Hugs to you dear friend

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Dave said...

I'm hoping everything is well with you Merle! Happy New Years!

Our Christmas was wonderful, and I'm hoping for a great 2013.

Do take care dear friend!