Monday, December 10, 2012

Being Green.

Post 890 ~ ~ ~Sunday, 9th December, 2012. Hello Dear Friends ~ ~It is nice to be back with you again. And a very Big Thank You to the faithful friends who left comments. I will try to answer them tomorrow. I just was about to Publish and the entire post went wherever posts go to when they get lost. So here goes again at 10 to 11 Sunday night.

It has been busy around here the last few days. I had Archie the Builder (Bob the Builder was busy). They built me a wonderful ramp from the front porch to the ground in 2 easy stages - walk down one have a rest if necessary, then down another ramp. It is so easy after the steep one I had before. Wish I had this 6 months ago. But once again, I am very grateful to D.V.A.

 I hope you are all happy with your lives and as well as can be.

 MountainWings. Being Green Checking out at the store, the young cashier suggested to the older woman, that she should bring her own grocery bags because plastic bags weren't good for the environment.

 The woman apologized and explained, "We didn't have this green thing back in my earlier days." The young clerk responded, "That's our problem today. Your generation did not care enough to save our environment f or future generations." She was right -- our generation didn't have the green thing in its day .

Back then, we returned milk bottles, soda bottles and beer bottles to the store. The store sent them back to the plant to be washed and sterilized and refilled, so it could use the same bottles over and over. So they really were truly recycled. But we didn't have the green thing back in our day.

 Grocery stores bagged our groceries in brown paper bags, that we reused for numerous things, most memorable besides household garbage bags, was the use of brown paper bags as book covers for our schoolbooks. This was to ensure that public property, (the books provided for our use by the school) was not defaced by our scribblings. Then we were able to personalize our books on the brown paper bags. But too bad we didn't do the green thing back then.

We walked up stairs, because we didn't have an escalator in every store and office building. We walked to the grocery store and didn't climb into a 300-horsepower machine every time we had to go two blocks. But she was right. We didn't have the green thing in our day. Back then, we washed the baby's diapers because we didn't have the throwaway kind. We dried clothes on a line, not in an energy-gobbling machine burning up 220 volts -- wind and solar power really did dry our clothes back in our early days. Kids got hand-me-down clothes from their brothers or sisters, not always brand-new clothing. But that young lady is right; we didn't have the green thing back in our day.

 Back then, we had one TV, or radio, in the house -- not a TV in every room. And the TV had a small screen the size of a handkerchief (remember them?), not a screen the size of the state of Montana. In the kitchen, we blended and stirred by hand because we didn't have electric machines to do everything for us. When we packaged a fragile item to send in the mail, we used wadded up old newspapers to cushion it, not Styrofoam or plastic bubble wrap. Back then, we didn't fire up an engine and burn gasoline just to cut the lawn. We used a push mower that ran on human power. We exercised by working so we didn't need to go to a health club to run on treadmills that operate on electricity. But she's right; we didn't have the green thing back then.

We drank from a fountain when we were thirsty instead of using a cup or a plastic bottle every time we had a drink of water. We refilled writing pens with ink instead of buying a new pen, and we replaced the razor blades in a razor instead of throwing away the whole razor just because the blade got dull. But we didn't have the green thing back then.

Back then, people took the streetcar or a bus and kids rode their bikes to school or walked instead of turning their moms into a 24-hour taxi service. We had one electrical outlet in a room, not an entire bank of sockets to power a dozen appliances. And we didn't need a computerized gadget to receive a signal beamed from satellites 23,000 miles out in space in order to find the nearest burger joint. But isn't it sad the current generation laments how wasteful we old folks were just because we didn't have the green thing back then?

Please forward this on to another selfish old person who needs a lesson in conservation from a smartass young person.

The Nude Clock. Hope it works. -------- Original Message ------- The Nude Men Clock (and it is NOT X-rated)........ how clever. Somebody has way too much time on their hands! Be sure to click on the clock to make it digital.
It's actually the correct time even counting the seconds !!! What kind of computer engineer mind thinks of these things ? Yipes! This is extremely clever and it does actually work, in BOTH formats!!!! Digital and Analog, and it's actually on YOUR correct time. Click anywhere in the clock and it becomes digital, another click and it returns to analog – The digital one is where the action really is – the joints really jumping there ;

Thank you Dear Jan for this one.

On his 74th birthday,a man got a gift certificate from his wife. The certificate paid for a visit to a medicine man living on a nearby reservation who was rumored to have a wonderful cure for erectile dysfunction.
After being persuaded, he drove to the reservation, handed his ticketto the medicine man and wondered what he was there for. The old man handed a potion to him, and with a grip on his shoulder, warned,"

This is a powerful medicine. You take only a teaspoonful and then say “1-2-3. When you do, you will become more manly than you have ever been in your life and you can perform as long as you want." The man was encouraged. As he walked away, he turned and asked, "How do I stop the medicine from working?" "Your partner must say “1-2-3-4,”  he responded."But when she does, the medicine will not work again until the next  full moon."

 He was very eager to see if it worked so he went home, showered, shaved, took a spoonful of the medicine and then invited his wife to join him in the bedroom.When she came in, he took off his clothes and said, "1-2-3!"

Immediately, he was the manliest of men. His wife was excited and began throwing off her clothes and then she asked "What’s the 1-2-3 for?"    And that, boys and girls, is why we should never end our sentences with a preposition, because we could end up with a dangling participle.




To those of us who have children in our lives,
whether they are our own,




or students...

here is something to make you chuckle.

Whenever your children are out of control,

you can take comfort from the thought that

even God's omnipotence did not extend

to His own children.

After creating heaven and earth,

God created Adam and Eve.

And the first thing he said was

! "
"Don't what ?"
Adam replied.
Don't eat the forbidden fruit."
God said.
Forbidden fruit ?
We have forbidden fruit
Hey Eve..we have forbidden fruit

No Way !"  

"Yes way! "  
"Do NOT eat the fruit ! "
said God.

  "Because I am your Father and I said so! "
God replied,
wondering why He hadn't stopped
creation after making the elephants.

A few minutes later,

God saw His children having an apple break
and He was ticked

"Didn't I tell you not to eat the fruit
? "
God asked.

"Uh huh,"
Adam replied.
"Then why did you ? "
said the Father.

"I don't know,"
said Eve.

"She started it ! "
Adam said.
"Did not ! "
"Did too ! "
"DID NOT ! "
Having had it with the two of them,
God's punishment was that Adam and Eve
should have children of their own.
 Well enough for tonight my friends.  Look after yourselves and each other.
My love and best wishes to you all.  Cheers, Merle.

Post   890 ~ ~ ~ Sunday, 9th December,  2012.



Granny Annie said...

1-2-3-4 LOL

Patty said...

Good morning Merle, good to see you're back on line. Also glad to know you're perking along pretty good. Same with Abe and me. Anymore if I can stand up straight when I first get up in the mornings, I find that an accomplishment. LOL Hang in there and take care. Love, Patty

jel said...

glad ya are good!

huggs :)

audrey` said...

Good Morning, Merle! It's so good to know that Archie built the ramp for you. It's so much more convenient for you now.

So sorry to hear about the missing blog post. Yes, Blogger has been very naughty lately. So is Facebook. They like to play tricks with us.

Take care, my dear friend (((HUGS))) and much love too :)

Lady Di Tn said...

Love the story about not being green. LOL about 123 for. Glad you have some nice ramps to use. Peace and Wishing you enough.

Dave said...

One of your funniest posts yet Merle!

On the other hand, I never knew you were a closet pervert with those naked men! *LOL*

Lee said...

HI there Merle...I hope you've written your letter to has to be posted by Friday so it can reach the North Pole in time! ;)

Take care...Hugs!

Gina E. said...

It is so good that you finally have a ramp to replace the steep access to your house. Occasionally the powers-that-be show some sign of common sense when it comes to looking after the needs of seniors! I love the piece about being green; think I've seen it before but never saved it, so I'll be saving this!
Thank you for your comment about my family 'reunion' - it's comforting when other people understand these things.
Ken turns 70 next week, and one week later it is Christmas Day. Silly Season Plus for us this year!

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Big Dave T said...

Nice post, Merle. My boss and I were just talking about how our parents would recycle old Holsum bread bags, instead of buying plastic bags separately.

Boy, one of your radio shows got into some trouble I hear. I didn't know they had those kind of radio shows over there. The Brits take their royals seriously, too seriously sometimes I think.

Hope you have a wonderful holiday with family and friend.

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