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"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, August 05, 2011

Fun Friday - with a little help from my friends.

My ex-wife started taking flying lessons about the time our divorce started and she got her license shortly before our divorce was final, later that same year.

Yesterday afternoon, she narrowly escaped injury in the aircraft she was piloting when she was forced to make an emergency landing in Southern Tennessee because of bad weather. Thank God our kids were with me at the Beach House this weekend.

The NTSB issued a preliminary report, citing pilot error: Judy was flying a single engine aircraft in IFR (instrument flight rating) conditions while only having obtained a VFR (visual flight rating) rating.

The absence of a post-crash fire was likely due to insufficient fuel on board. No one on the ground was injured.

Photographs below were taken at the scene show the extent of damage to her aircraft.

She was very lucky.

Subject: Joke of the Day

A Grave Tragedy

A man placed some flowers on the grave of his dearly departed mother and started back toward his car when his attention was diverted to another man kneeling at a grave.The man seemed to be praying with profound intensity and kept repeating, "Why did you have to die? Why did you have to die? Why did you have to die? Why did you have to die?"

The first man approached him and said, "Sir, I don't wish to interfere with your private grief, but this demonstration of pain is more than I've ever seen before. For whom do you mourn so deeply? A child? A parent?"

The mourner took a moment to collect himself, then replied... "My wife's first husband."

God helps those who persevere.

Laughter is inner jogging.
-Norman Cousins

A must read for all Grandparents..
(Those who aren't will love it, too.)

At one point during a game, the coach called one of his 9-year-old baseball players aside and asked, 'Do you understand what cooperation is? What a team is?' The little boy nodded in the affirmative.

'Do you understand that what matters is whether we win or lose together as a team?' The little boy nodded 'yes'.

'So,' the coach continued, 'I'm sure you know, when an out is called, you shouldn't argue, curse,attack the umpire, or call him a pecker-head. Do you understand all that?' The little boy nodded 'yes' again.

He continued, 'And when I take you out of the game so another boy gets a chance to play, it's not good sportsmanship to call your coach 'a dumb ass' is it?' The little boy shook his head 'NO'.

'GOOD', said the coach.

'Now go over there and explain all that to your grandmother.'

How Hot is it here?

With time, women gain weight because we accumulate so much information and
wisdom in our heads that when there is no more room, it distributes out
to the rest of our bodies. So we aren't heavy, we are enormously cultured,
educated and happy.
Beginning today, when I look at my butt in the mirror I will think,
“Good grief, look how smart I am!”

Must be where “Smart Ass” came from! (Sorry but it was so cute.)

"One Bad Day"

There was this little guy sitting inside a bar, just looking
at his drink. He didn't move for a half-an-hour. Then,
this big trouble-making truck driver stepped up right
next to him, took the drink from the guy, and just
drank it all down. The poor man started crying.

The truck driver turned and said: "Come on man, I was
just joking. Here, I'll buy you another drink. I just can't
stand to see a man crying."

"No, it's not that. Today is the worst day of my life. First,
I overslept and was late for an important meeting. My
boss became outraged and fired me. When I left the
building to my car, I found out that it was stolen. The
police said they could do nothing. I then got a cab to
return home, and after I paid the cab driver and the
cab had gone, I found that I left my wallet in the cab.

I got home only to find my wife was in bed with the
gardener. I left home depressed and came to this bar.
And now, when I was thinking about putting an end
to my life, YOU show up and drink my poison."

You've got to continue to grow, or you're just like last night's cornbread--stale and dry.
- Loretta Lynn

Good bye!
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Michaele said...

LOVED the Friday funnies! I didn't know there was a male Maxine - but that is brilliant! Great jokes also. I always look forward to Friday with you.

Remington said...

Beth here! Oh my! I love it! I can't stop laughing! Thanks for the smiles! Have a great weekend, my friend!

Nancy said...

You are on a roll funny

Pat MacKenzie said...

It took me awhile to get through this post! I found the patchwork game so relaxing - I kept playing. And I enlarged the picture and found all 11 faces. And I loooved The Lion Sleeps Tonight - played it twice. Thanks for a great start to my day.

TexWisGirl said...

loved the broom. and the shivery-lipped hippo. :)

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Love that laughter is inner jogging :-)

Sharon said...

There are just some things in life you can count on - the sun rising in the morning, the sun setting at night - and a good chuckle with Chatty on Friday!


Angela said...

Great Friday Funnies Sandie! Love the new male Maxine! I also seen the 11 faces in the picture. I had to enlarge it though. Hope that wasn't cheating! lol

Happy Friday!

Sush said...

What a happy way to start the weekend! I'm gonna go laugh myself into Saturday...

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Well this "enormously cultured" woman says thanks for the laughs! Happy Weekend:@)

Cheri said...

LOVE these...I think I will contribute weight gain to knowing and having too much for me. LOL

Sandra said...

I am ROFL at that PLANE. how ever did you get them to take a photo of your BROOM??? LOL LOVE IT. not expected at all.
great chuckles here today. made me smile out loud. can you see all those teeth?

Sweet Tea said...

I really needed a smile today - so glad I came her. Lots of FUN!!
Love the first one especially!! The broom is a hoot!

A Quiet Corner said...

Being very observant, I noticed and enjoyed your picks for making us all smile. Too many good ones to pick just one!...:)JP

Ginny said...

You must have had ten cups of coffee this morning, ha ha!!!! Hope you have a great weekend, Sandie!!

Knitty said...

I always love the jokes and cute clips. Do you post games just to distract me though? I was only going to sit here for a few minutes...and that was an hour ago!!!

Sally said...


Love them all.

Have a wonderful day, Sandie.

Thanks for the laughs.


Melanie said...

SO funny, Sandie!! I especially liked the grave joke! HA! :)

The Boston Lady said...

Sandie, you made me feel absolutely brilliant today as I was able to see 10 faces. I also loved the corn cobs, I think just about the whole country can relate to them. Love the Male Maxine - his underwear is to die for! As always you have brightened our day, made us think, made us smile. Thanks! Ann

Jeanie said...

Thanks for the full-of-fun Friday.
It is great knowing that what I am carrying around my waist is knowledge.

Belle said...

Great jokes! My favorite is the woman flier.

Chris Graham said...

I always look forward to them dear lady.Have a fun filled Saturday.

Susan said...

Hi Sandie...This post was a hoot and a holler. HilARIOUS. Loved it. Susan

Flora said...

I enjoyed it all...WONDERFUL!! Have a great weekend!

Wanda's Wings said...

Thanks for the laughs. I will have to try the book you suggested on my blog. Thanks. Wanda

BECKY said...

All good stuff, Chatty!! Love the quote by Loretta!!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Sandie, thanks for the laughs today... We're on our way home after a fabulous birthday weekend.

I didn't know there was a male Maxine... How funny!!!!

Love that quote about laughter being inner jogging.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Funny stuff even on Saturday. Enjoyed your post on going to the show taping -- the title ofthat post kind of alarmed me when I saw it on my Reader. Glad it wasn't your family feud ;>)

Ann said...

I'm a little late getting to this but it sure did make me laugh. Hope you're having a good weekend