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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, March 09, 2012

Fun Friday - with a little help from my friends!!!


The Bottle of Wine
Mary was driving home from one of her business trips in Northern Arizona, when she saw an elderly Navajo woman walking on the side of the road.
As the trip was a long and quiet one, she stopped the car and asked the Navajo woman if she would like a ride.
With a silent nod of thanks, the woman got into the car. Resuming the journey, Mary tried – in vain – to make a bit of small talk with the Navajo woman. The old woman just sat silently, looking intently at everything she saw, studying every little detail, until she noticed a brown bag on the seat next to Mary.
“What in the bag?” asked the old woman.
Mary looked down at the brown bag and said “It’s a bottle of wine. I got it for my husband.”
The Navajo woman was silent for another moment or two, then, speaking with the quiet wisdom of an elder, she said: “Good Trade.....”
Monica Changes in the Wind


“And what do you think is the best thing about being 104?” the reporter asked.
She simply replied, “No peer pressure.”
Monica Changes in the Wind


Bob Hill and his new wife, Betty were vacationing in Europe near Transylvania. They were driving in a rental car along a rather deserted highway. It was late and raining very hard. Bob could barely see the road in front of the car. Suddenly the car skids out of control! Bob attempts to control the car, but to no avail! The car swerves and smashes into a tree.

Moments later, Bob shakes his head to clear the fog. Dazed, he looks over at the passenger seat and sees his wife unconscious, with her head bleeding! Despite the rain and unfamiliar countryside, Bob knows he has to get her medical assistance. Bob carefully picks his wife up and begins trudging down the road. After a short while, he sees a light. He heads towards the light, which is coming from a large, old house. He approaches the door and knocks. A minute passes. A small, hunched man opens the door. Bob immediately blurts, "Hello, my name is Bob Hill, and this is my wife Betty. We've been in a terrible accident, and my wife has been seriously hurt. Can I please use your phone?"

"I'm sorry," replied the hunchback, "but we don't have a phone. My master is a doctor; come in and I will get him!" Bob brings his wife in.

An older man comes down the stairs. "I'm afraid my assistant may have misled you. I am not a medical doctor; I am a scientist.. However, it is many miles to the nearest clinic, and I have had a basic medical training. I will see what I can do. Igor, bring them down to the laboratory."

With that, Igor picks up Betty and carries her downstairs, with Bob following closely. Igor places Betty on a table in the lab. Bob collapses from exhaustion and his own injuries, so Igor places Bob on an adjoining table.

After a brief examination, Igor's master looks worried. "Things are serious, Igor. Prepare a transfusion." Igor and his master work feverishly, but to no avail. Bob and Betty Hill are no more.

The Hills' deaths upset Igor's master greatly. Wearily, he climbs the steps to his conservatory, which houses his grand piano.

For it is here that he has always found solace. He begins to play, and a stirring, almost haunting melody fills the house.

Meanwhile, Igor is still in the lab tidying up. His eyes catch movement, and he notices the fingers on Betty's hand twitch, keeping time to the haunting piano music.. Stunned, he watches as Bob's arm begins to rise, marking the beat! He is further amazed as Betty and Bob both sit up straight!

Unable to contain himself, he dashes up the stairs to the conservatory.

He bursts in and shouts to his master:

"Master, Master! ..... The Hills are alive with the sound of music!"

(I'm soooooo sorry...... But you really should've seen that one coming)

Deb at Just Breathe


Inner Peace: This is so true

If you can start the day without caffeine,

If you can always be cheerful, ignoring aches and pains,

If you can resist complaining and boring people with your troubles,

If you can eat the same food every day and be grateful for it,

If you can understand when your loved ones are too busy to give you any time,

If you can take criticism and blame without resentment ,

If you can conquer tension without medical help,

If you can relax without a glass of wine,

if you can sleep without the aid of drugs,

...Then You Are Probably

...The family dog!!
Thank you Jerry...

This will drive you crazy! Keep at it 'cause it is possible.. This is one way to keep your mind sharp! Here is a little 'test' that is (supposedly) part of a second grade Computer class in China . Some figure it out right away. Others report having to work on it for a week (or more) to solve it. Have fun and don't forget to forward to your kids/grandchildren.


Thought for the day:

"That woman speaks eight languages and can't say no in any of them." ~ Dorothy Parker


Shelly said...

Great laughs! My heart is merry today. Thank you!

lailani said...

Perfect for this Friday!! Thank you!

TexWisGirl said...

the link for the frog test didn't work for me. but i loved the hills!!!

Lynn said...

Well heck - I wanted to take that test, but it goes to some page saying it's not available.

Thank you for the Friday laughs!

SweetMarie said...

Very funny! The link for the frog test didn't work for me, but I'll try again later. :)

Happy weekend Sandie!!!

Rae said...

Always a great visit on Fridays for some fun stuff. The wine trade was my favorite.

Sandra said...

what a great idea, i am off to buy a bottle of wine.. LOL

Kim said...

I love your fun Friday posts. Always full of giggles. The Hills.....LOL

laurie said...

you always make me smile, I tried to do the frog leap test but it said error, so I'll try later

Nezzy said...

Oh darlin' what a bright spot in my day this was!!! Heehehehehhe!!!

Ya always leave me laughin'!

God bless ya sweetie and have a fantastic weekend!!!

Remington said...

Thanks for the smile! I really needed that today!

Anna Smith said...

I think I wana be a dog. A cute fluffy one that doesn't slobber though! :)

Universal Gibberish

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

Hi Sandie,

Cute jokes! I could use the bottle of wine after the visit to my dentist.


Eva Ason said...

Happy Friday my friend :)
Funny jokes, thank you for the smiles ^_^
Big hugs


Thisisme. said...

Such good funnies to end the week with. The Hills are alive indeed, and, NO, I didn't see it coming! LOL! I loved the one about swapping the husband for the bottle of wine. Sounds like a good deal to me!! Another great photo for us today, the volcano. Have a super weekend my friend.

Grammy Goodwill said...

Thanks for the laughs. I couldn't do the frog test either. Have a great weekend.

Pat MacKenzie said...

Good stuff today Cathy. I loved the story of the old Navajo woman and the one of the Hills - didn't see that coming! Have a lovely weekend.

Walking on Sunshine... said...

So funny! Thanks for the laughs! The link didn't work! Enjoy your weekend!

Wanda's Wings said...

A good chuckle.

Linda O'Connell said...

Sandie, I can always depend on you for a hearty laugh.

Nancy Claeys said...

Nope. Didn't see that one coming, sadly. But loved it anyway! :)

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Thanks for the chuckles! I love the bottle of wine trade:@)

BECKY said...

Funny stuff, Sandie! I can picture you being a Stand Up comic!! :D

Melissa Ann Goodwin said...

Thank heavens it's Friday so I could come over here for some chuckles - which I needed this week! xo

Jill said...

Darn it..the link didn't work for me. :(

Love that photo of the clouds! Amazing!

Jeanie said...

I could be the family dog except I have to have my coffee in the morning (well, there might have been a couple of ways I don't qualify).

Ann said...

Good laughs today. I tried to check out the leap frog test but the link didn't work

Belle said...

Love, love the jokes. The sound of music really cracked me up.

Michaele said...

You really do have the best jokes Chatty - and I really mean it. Now if I can just remember them : )

dr momi said...

....You're probably the family dog, too funny!

Susan said...

Ha ha ha ha ha That was a fun and funny post, Sandie. Loved the one with the bottle of wine, especially. Your header photographs have been soooo awesome. Hope you have a terrific weekend. Susan

Crystal Mary said...

If I want to be uplifted and to have a good laugh, all I need do is come here.. Good onya Sandie.. Love ya. xx

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Happy Friday to you!!!!
And happy weekend!

Grandma Bonnie said...

Thank you for the wonderful laugh today.

Rob-bear said...

With friends like those who needs . . . other friends?

Debbie said...

Love the one about the family dog the best!

Arkansas Patti said...

I had seen some but all were worth another giggle.
Thank you so much for stopping by TNS. I was so surprised by the Cracker Crumbles shout out.
You are right, we do know a lot of the same people.

Granny Annie said...

There is always something wrong with the Hills.

Sandie, your have some good blog friends providing you such neat stories. If I knew any stories I would share them but most that I know come from you:)

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

Thank you for another very honorable mention! By the way, I love that image of a lava flow.

Nancy said...

You are just too much girlfriend...These are hilarious....You always keep us up and laughing and I so appreciate that about you....

Blondee said...

LOL!! What a fun post!

Sharon said...

Without fail, you give me the best guffaws!!

But seriously, the Hills are alive...

...still chuckling!