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Monday, May 10, 2021

QUESTION OF THE WEEK 05-10-2021

 

"The straw that broke the camel's back" Have you had "last straw" experiences in your life?



One of my first bosses, a horrible man, yanked a document out of my typewriter.  I was working on it for another bank officer. "I complete the documents in the order received." I told him. This VP cursed me loudly and told me "You always have to complete my work first!"  I got up, said "I quit" and walked out. Later that day the bank president called me at home and asked me to return and talk about the issue because "something wasn't handled properly".  He said, and "you are a valuable employee." I ended up working for them several years launching a 32 year banking career.

Sunday, May 09, 2021

SUNDAY STORY - SHELF GNOMES

 SHELF GNOMES CONTINUED by Granny Annie

PT. 2 - INTRODUCING JOSH

A STAR IS BORN

Maxine wonders if she should tell Fred who she found in the garden last Sunday. She has named him Josh. 

 

Josh is such a tiny baby.  How can they care for him.  If Fred doesn't want him, what will they do with this tiny baby? We must keep him and love him and hug him and cuddle and feed him until we find his parents. 

"I better clean Josh up before I show him to Fred." Maxine says to herself.  She looks around the book shelf and finds a small, vintage eye wash cup.  "Perfect!" she exclaims.

Scrub a dub, dub, Josh in the Tub/cup.

 Maxine is so happy to have Josh with her on Mother's Day. She hopes all nurturing, child-caring, loving parents are having as wonderful a day.

 

Next week FRED MEETS JOSH


Wednesday, May 05, 2021

WORDS FOR WEDNESDAY 05-05-2021 AND WORDLESS WEDNESDAY

 

 
 Messymimi is providing the prompts on her blog for May 2021.
 
 

This week's prompts are:


parallel

fox

bell

pace

funeral

negotiation


and/or


soap

rare

consolidate

say

road

injection

 

BEWARE PREDATORS by Granny Annie

 

I watched the fox move parallel to the fence.  He matched his pace to that of our young goat and listened to the bell the kid was wearing. If this predator tried a negotiation with the large billy goat, he knew it would be his funeral so he moved with stealth.


The baby goat was approaching the road which was a rare thing.  I screamed and injected a bad word.  It was a word that to, say in my youth, would have caused my mother to get out a bar of soap. Our large Billy and I consolidated our efforts and managed respond together and  frighten the fox away.


Let me add this for WORDLESS WEDNESDAY




Tuesday, May 04, 2021

HAPPY TUESDAY TIME 05-04-2021

 

Want to hear a roof joke? The first one's on the house.

 Why don't koalas count as bears? They don't have the right koalafications.

 A cement mixer and a prison bus crashed on the highway. Police advise citizens to look out for a group of hardened criminals.

Some people eat snails. They must not like fast food.

 I couldn't figure out why the baseball kept getting bigger. Then it hit me.

 






 


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Sunday, May 02, 2021

SUNDAY STORY -- SHELF GNOMES

TALES OF FRED AND MAXINE, SHELF GNOMES by Granny Annie


Maxine said to Fred, "Dear, we are not house gnomes.  We are garden gnomes.  Let's move outside."
  


"Well, this cozy" Fred said, "but I am a bit afraid of 
critters."   



Maxine agreed and added, "I think we are too close to the road, don't you?" Fred decided to rest and think on it, so he fell asleep.

Fred woke up to find Maxine missing.  He jumped on the golf cart to go look for her.  Sadly, he did not know how to drive.  He began his quest on foot.

Fred ran into HENreyetta first and inquired, "Have you seen my wife Maxine?".  "No" HENretta replied,
"but I have seen Granny Annie.  She runs NOL-NOC Estates.  Maybe she can help."  Fred was sure Granny had gone to town.  This left the search in his hands alone.


Fred climbed up the tree stump and jumped on BYR (Big Yard Rooster) for transportation.  BYR was happy to take Fred on his journey. 
Fred's first encounter in the back pasture was Vincent.  Fred approached Vincent with caution.  "Have you seen my wife Maxine?"  Vincent replied that he had not but ask Fred to search for his hair, hat, coat and boots in his travel.  Fred said that he would.
 
"Please BYR, will you return me to the house?"  Maybe Maxine is back inside."  
Once back inside, Fred found their shelf empty.  But he did see their neighbor white squirrel.  "Have you seen Maxine?"  White squirrel replied sadly that he had not.


Fred ran into Pink Cat.  "Have you seen Maxine?"  "Not today" Pink Cat said, didn't you both move outside?" "That wasn't a good move" Fred responded, "so Maxine ran away."
"Oh no I didn't!" came a loud noise from the den, "I am in here."  It was his beloved Maxine.  Fred ran to the den.




"Silly man," Maxine said, "I left you a note.  It must have blown away.  I decided that a book garden was safer than an outside garden.  Let's stay Shelf Gnomes, okay".  "Absolutely," said a happy Fred. "it is much safer."  He kissed Maxine and she poured him some tea.









Saturday, May 01, 2021

REFLECTIONS

 Sent to me in an email by my friend Judy of justaskjudy

Charlie Chaplin lived 88 years
He left us 4 statements:
(1) Nothing is forever in this world, not even our problems.
(2) I love walking in the rain because no one can see my tears.
(3) The most lost day in life is the day we don't laugh.
(4) Six best doctors in the world...:
1. The sun
2. Rest
3. Exercise
4. Diet
5. Self-respect
6. Friends
Stick to them at all stages of your life and enjoy a healthy life...
If you see the moon, you will see the beauty of God...
If you see the sun, you will see the power of God...
If you see a mirror, you will see God's best creation. So believe it.
We are all tourists, God is our travel agent who has already identified our routes, bookings and destinations... trust him and enjoy life.
Life is just a journey! Therefore, live today!
Tomorrow may not be.

 


Thursday, April 29, 2021

WORDS FOR WEDNESDAY (on Thursday) 04-29-2021

 


This month, the prompts have been provided by WiseWebWoman.    She has done a great job giving us word and picture prompts.  ThanksπŸ’“



This week, the words are:


Congregate

Impulse

Market

Peasant


and/or


Wine

Surging

Light

Hazard


and/or the following image




NO HELP by Granny Annie

Alice was returning from work and the market when Jerry handed her another bag.  It held his success of the wasted day...a large, plump pheasant.


"Cook this for our dinner tonight Alice!" Jerry demanded.  Her mean, unemployed husband then headed for the pub to congregate with his friends and brag about his hunt. He did not bother to offer helping carry the bags into the house for her.


Alice stood in her kitchen feeling an impulse to throw everything on the floor. She knew that Jerry would fill himself up with wine and then invite half the bar to come for dinner. She also knew if the meal was not ready on time, a hazard would ensue.  


A beautiful light dawned on Alice and a smile crossed her face.  A strong surging strength filled her heart and she knew what to do. She placed the bloody bird in the center of the table along with a note that read, "Here is your dinner.  Enjoy." and she walked out the door for good.


Tuesday, April 27, 2021

HAPPY TUESDAY

 

                      Hosted weekly by Sandee of Comedy Plus

 

Men are like bank accounts. The more money, the more interest they generate.

Mark Twain

 

Let us be thankful for the fools. But for them the rest of us could not succeed.

Mark Twain

 

Politicians and diapers must be changed often, and for the same reason.

Mark Twain









 

Saturday, April 24, 2021

THE GUEST ROOM

My family members have rarely complained about the bed in my guest room.  My poor brother, who had a bad back,  once went out to try and find a new bed that could be delivered during their visit.  He could not find a place. Now when they visit, they stay in a nearby hotel. They only come here once every couple of years, so I did not believe the purchase of a new bed was a priority.

The kids and grandkids have managed the bed with little concern (I thought).  Sometimes on awakening guests could be found sleeping on the living room couch or den couch. My assumption was that they fell asleep watching TV. A new bed didn't seem like a major priority as long as I fed them well. As a child my memories were of sleeping anywhere when visiting grandparents.

This weekend my daughter and son-in-law were here.  They took the bed apart and put it on the floor and said they slept very well.  Guess they were having a problem.πŸ˜€πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜„ 


 

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

WORDS FOR WEDNEDAY 04-21-2021

 


This month, the prompts are being provided by WiseWebWoman.

From "A Moveable Feast" by Ernest Hemingway. Photo from front cover of book. (an annual read for me)


Colourless*

Slaughter*

Moustache*

Jockey*



Eliminate*

Whiskey*

Thermometer*

Wickedness*

 

 

WHAT WAS SHE DOING by Granny Annie

 

Was she picking her nose?  Too much whiskey seemed to have 

loosened her up.  The picture taken could only eliminate the true 

celebration and turn it into shameful wickedness.  The fellow

next to her with the moustache seemed to be a thermometer for 

the group.  He tried to jockey the photographer

 away before this gathering would slaughter the joyful occasion

 into a colorless party of slander. Now the man across from her 

was considering picking his nose too.

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

HAPPY TUESDAY FUNNY TUESDAY

 

“My mother always used to say: The older you get, the better you get, unless you’re a banana.”
—Rose (Betty White), The Golden Girls

“Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way when you criticize them, you are a mile away from them and you have their shoes.”
—Jack Handey

“When your mother asks, ‘Do you want a piece of advice?’ it is a mere formality. It doesn’t matter if you answer yes or no. You’re going to get it anyway.”
—Erma Bombeck
 

 


 









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