For 2018

"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Friday, May 13, 2011


The screen is going to fade to black; have your glasses on, and follow the instructions below.
You'll be pleasantly surprised with this one... Type the year only!! Then click the question (?) mark! Sit back and enjoy!!

Thank you Susan at

Year of your birth

Do you see 4 people?

The Coat Hanger

A woman was at work when she received a phone call that her small daughter was very sick with a fever. She left her work and stopped by the pharmacy to get some medication. She got back to her car and found that she had locked her keys in the car.

She didn't know what to do, so she called home and told the baby sitter what had happened. The baby sitter told her that the fever was getting worse. She said, "You might find a coat hanger and use that to open the door."

The woman looked around and saw an old rusty coat hanger that had been left on the ground, possibly by someone else who at some time had locked their keys in their car.

She looked at the hanger and said, "I don't know how to use this." She bowed her head and asked God to send her help.

Within five minutes a beat up old motor cycle pulled up, with a dirty, greasy, bearded man who was wearing an old biker skull rag on his head.

The woman thought, "Is this what you sent to help me God?" But, she was desperate, so she was also very thankful.

The man got off of his cycle and asked if he could help. She said, "Yes, my daughter is very sick. I stopped to get her some medication and I locked my keys in my car. I must get home to her. Please, can you use this hanger to unlock my car?

He said, "Sure." He walked over to the car, and in less than a minute the car was opened. She hugged the man and through her tears she said, Thank You So Much! You are a very nice man."

The man replied, "Lady, I am not a nice man. I just got out of prison today. I was in prison for car theft and have only been out for about an hour."

The woman hugged the man again and with sobbing tears cried out loud,

"Oh, thank you God! You even sent me a Professional!"

Is GOD good - or what?

Famous Mothers

"I don't care what you've discovered,
you still could have written!"

"Can't you paint on walls like other children?
Do you have any idea how hard it is to
get that stuff off the ceiling?"

"All right, if you aren't hiding your report card
inside your jacket, take your hand out of
there and show me."

"Again with the stovepipe hat? Can't you just
wear a baseball cap like the other kids?"

"I'm not upset that your lamb followed you to school,
but I would like to know how he got a
better grade than you."

"The next time I catch you throwing money across
the Potomac, you can kiss your allowance good-bye!"

"Of course I'm proud that you invented the
electric light bulb. Now turn it off and get to bed!"

"I don't care where you think you have to go,
young man, midnight is past your curfew."

"But it's your senior picture.
Can't you do something about your hair?
OY! Styling gel, mousse, something...?"

Blogger must have had one last night! lol (Sorry couldn't resist!)

Do you ever feel like this? I think I just did and failed!

"Nothing happens unless we dream." Carl Sandburg

Here’s to a great and happy day so that tonight you have good dreams…

Love, Chatty


Karen Lange said...

Starting the weekend right with a chuckle! Thanks, Sandie!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi There, HOW FUNNY... Great post---especially after the LONG BLOGGER PROBLEM.... Glad we are back though... Hope that is the END of the problems. I lost my blog yesterday and all comments and had to republish it. The comments are all GONE.

Thanks for a cute blog today.

Marydon said...

Another fabulous share, Sandie. You are such a bright light in this world.

Have a beautiful weekend.

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Sandra said...

we are BACK, now that i see the dog fart that is the one you sent me that i did not look at. it is funny and fits to a tee today. i did see all 4 people this time

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I'm so glad you got a post up! Now I'll go try! Love the story about he car thief! Happy Friday. Linda

Knitty said...

Wouldn't you know, I had plenty of time this morning to post a blog entry and then blog hop, leaving comments but Blogger foiled that!

I'm hoping they'll be able to return the missing posts, not so much because my content was so valuable but because I'd like to visit those who left me comments.

I love the birth year thing! I've seen that before but not with it personalized. How did you enter the line about your blog not existing yet?

Kim said...

Lots of great laughs in today's post. The blogger glitch was ruining my sense of humor!

Thisisme. said...

Lots to smile about on today's post, Chatty. Let's hope that Blogger has sorted its problems, but quite a lot of stuff seems to have gone missing. Oh well! Have a great weekend x

Doris Sturm said...

I think you may have had that one before with our birth years, unless someone else did that - it's interesting!

I saw 4 people right away - I never realized we had a blogger problem, but I keep reading it from regular, more diligent bloggers. Glad it's been fixed.

Have a very happy and lucky Friday the 13th and enjoy your Greek Festival!

Ginny said...

This is all way cool! I love the birth year thing. I have a book about what happened the year I was born, but this takes you through the years. I actually sent this link to several people. I love the locked car thing! and the Mothers! I am going to copy those!

Susan said...

Oh, Sandie...SO GLAD to see your post and ALL the bloggers' posts! Yours was funny. That coat hanger story was a double hoot. Take care. Susan

blueviolet said...

I bust out laughing over the dog cartoon! I absolutely did see the 4 people in that one too!

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Have a fabulous weekend, Chatty o xx o

Melanie said...

I liked the coat hanger story and the quotes from famous mothers. Too cute.
I hope Blogger's issues are fixed. I lost all my comments from yesterday. Thankfully I was able to re publish my post. I hope to get the comments back too.
Have a great weekend!

Ann said...

Oh brother, so true about blogger and just now I typed a comment hit publish and it said service not available. This is getting crazy. Can't even remember what my original comment said

Jeanie said...

Lots of fun today, Sandie. A great way to start the weekend and to overcome the symptoms of blog withdrawl.

Nancy's Notes said...

Love your blog sweet Sandie! Wow, what a post, thank you!


Angela said...

Blogger :( They really messed things up didn't they! :( Most are saying they lost their comments. I did too! I also noticed that your Thursday post isn't coming up for me to look at it either.

The biker was really funny!

Happy Friday 13th!

Sharon said...

Thanks for the chuckle, Sandie!

It was good to finally be able to jump into Blog Land again - missed everyone. (Blogger: Me thinketh thou stinketh...)

I found all the facts about...ahem...1954 very interesting!

And yes, I saw four people. (Unless the woman had a baby in her arms - then it would be 5)

As always, thanks for the :)

Jennifer said...

Have I told you lately that I love you? That I'm thinkin' of you? Not a teacher... a nurse, Jenn

That corgi :) said...

Loved that birth year thingy! too cute when they mentioned your name in it! liked the biker/key story!!

terrible day indeed for Blogger yesterday!!

have a great weekend!


Changes in the wind said...

Don't know what the blogger problem was but guess we all experienced it. Loved the keys locked in the car story!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Thanks for the smiles (memories) and laughs -- Happy Weekend.

Annesphamily said...

I need to get to bed and yet here I am laughing over at your blog! I better get with Edison's mother and turn the light off and get to bed! Hee Hee