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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, October 26, 2012

Fun Friday with a little help from my friends.

Grandson's teacher wrote me a note yesterday - thanks for volunteering for the field trip.  Please be at the school at 8.  I don't remember volunteering!!! It is an all day re-enactment of the civil war.  With gun noises and police have been notified.  How did I do this - guess I will be there!



                              One  year, I decided to buy my
mother-in-law a cemetery plot as
                   a Christmas gift...

                              The next  year, I didn't buy her a gift.

                              When she asked  me why, I replied,

                              "Well, you still haven't used the gift
I bought you last year!"

                              And that's how the fight started.....

Thank you Sharon

Thank you Kelly ( a teacher).

The right side of your brain.   An eye, brain trick.
   You will enjoy this if you are using the right side of your brain. Stare at this pic carefully and you will see this man turn his face.

I did - did you?  Thank you Monica at Chicken Wrangler


Does this remind you of anything you did in your lifetime?
Thank you Fran!

There is a factory in Essex which makes the Tickle Me Elmo toys.. The toy laughs when you tickle it under the arms.

Well, Shelley is hired at The Tickle Me Elmo factory and she reports for her first day promptly at 8:00 am.
The next day at 8:45 am there is a knock at the Personnel Manager's door. The Foreman throws open the door and begins to rant about the new employee. He complains that she is incredibly slow and the whole line is backing up, putting the entire production line behind schedule. 

The Personnel Manager decides he should see this for himself, so the 2 men march down to the factory floor. When they get there the line is so backed up that there are Tickle Me Elmo's all over the factory floor and they're really beginning to pile up.
  At the end of the line stands Shelley surrounded by mountains of Tickle Me Elmo's. She has a roll of plush Red fabric and a huge bag of small marbles.

The 2 men watch in amazement as she cuts a little piece of fabric, wraps it around two marbles and begins to carefully sew the little package between Elmo's legs.
The Personnel Manager bursts into laughter. After several minutes of hysterics he pulls himself together and approaches Shelley.
'I'm sorry,' he says to her, barely able to keep a straight face, 'but I think you misunderstood the instructions I gave you yesterday...'

'Your job is to give Elmo two test tickles.

Thank you Jerry at AstheCrackerHeadCrumbles

Thank you Jeannie.

The Three Little Pigs Eat Dinner

Three Little Pigs went out to dinner one night.

The waiter comes and takes their drink order. "I would like a Sprite," said the first little piggy. "I would like a Coke," said the second little piggy. "I want water, lots and lots of water," said the third little piggy.

The drinks are brought out and the waiter takes their orders for dinner.

"I want a nice big steak," said the first piggy. "I would like the salad plate," said the second piggy. "I want water, lots and lots of water," said the third little piggy.

The meals were brought out and a while later the waiter approached the table and asked if the piggies would like any dessert.

"I want a banana split," said the first piggy. "I want a root beer float," said the second piggy. "I want water, lots and lots of water," exclaimed the third little piggy.

"Pardon me for asking," said the waiter! to the third little piggy, "but why have you only ordered water all evening?" 

 You're gonna LOVE me for this.... Hold on to your seat.

At the risk of you never coming back here ever again........

The third piggy says - "Well, somebody has to go 'Wee, wee, wee, all the way home!" 

 Thank you Calamity Jane!
I want all my beautiful friends to have a great weekend!

“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.” 

Elizabeth K. Ross



Jill said...

Bless your heart! I hope the field trip goes well. I'm glad I am not the only one that forgets what I'm supposed to do. Love all of today's funnies!

Debbie said...

I'll bet I know who did volunteer you... And I think that is just the cutest thing ever.

My favorite of all this week is the little ditty about Halloween on Wednesday. LOL That is SO TRUE!!

TexWisGirl said...

as always, thanks for the laughs!

i like the designated wee-er. :)

Betty WSch. said...

Love the jokes. You made me smile today!

Sandra said...

cool brain trick and on this one i did see it which i usually don't. and that is me in the how mothers see it, my brain screams danger danger when they would walk up to something high. so maybe you are having a senior moment OR the teacher is tricking you into helping. i vote for the second one.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

OK I am laughing and smiling all the way home! Hugs, Linda

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Too much fun going on here today!!
Thanks for the laughs. Have a super weekend. xoxo

Gloria Hood said...

Oh gosh! I don't know which I liked best today!!! But I sure am laughing! Thanks!

BECKY said...

all great and funny, as always! happy weekend to you, too!

Lynn said...

How was the field trip? :)

Sr. Ann Marie Slavin said...

Oh my gosh! Even before I finished reading your comment about the position of the man's face, I saw the two positions! I know I'm very right brained, but wow!
I love the bit about your grandson's trip--that's the thing about grandmas--you know they'll be there when you need them!

andy said...

I love fun Friday! !!! Have a great day

Anonymous said...

Have a great weekend,and I enjoyed every word.
Hey Sandie on the right side of the brain thingy,we were suppose to stare at it until the guy's face turned forward,what's wrong with me,cause that's what I saw and had to look real hard for the side view,I crazy like that.

Say What? said...

The face pic ... freaky!

EM Illustrator said...

I love the face pic - that's so cool!
Love the jokes as usual!
Enjoy your weekend too!

Michaele said...

I just love your Fun Friday posts. I really did have to stare for awhile - but sure enough I saw it. We both posted about pigs today :@)

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

It's amazing but I did see that face turn sideways. Just goes to show us to take time and really see what's going on. I think we miss a lot racing through life. Hope you enjoy your volunteer day. It's raining here and I just spent lots of money and 3 hours at the car dealership having what was supposed to be a simple oil change and tire rotation....

Betsy Adams said...

Wee Wee Wee, huh????? ha ha ---Funny!!!

Did your grandson 'volunteer' you???? Hope you enjoy it!!!!!

Cute jokes and I always enjoy the left brain/right brain stuff...


Grandma Bonnie said...

I need to use that speeding excuse the next time I get pulled over for speeding. Lol, I get distracted when I drive and tend to drive with a heave foot. That tickle me Elmo joke had me in tears! I hope you have a great weekend.

Recovering Church Lady said...

Thanks for the laughs! What a great collection!

Dee said...

I love the quote at the end of your post...beautiful people do not just happen :) Thank you for some really funny jokes to carry into the weekend and it is good to knowthe right side of my brains works so well :)

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Bet you had a great time on the field trip!! Civil War reenactment is wonderful for the kids and for you!!
I saw they guy turn his head too!!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Love the Halloween on Wed one and yep, I saw the trick too:@)

Ms. A said...

Great Friday Funnies! Love the video, too.

SweetMarie said...

Thanks for the laughs! I agree with the "beautiful people" and you are one of them. :)
I think the teacher knows how helpful you are and needs you!

Happy weekend!

That corgi :) said...

You are a good grandmother for going on that field trip! It does sound like a loud adventure but a learning one too!! LOL with the pig joke and the Elno one too! I did see the guy moving his face too!

have a great weekend!


Paula said...

Like all the jokes.

Ann said...

I saw it, I really saw it. I saw the guy turn his face. That is really cool.
Hope the field trip went well. Can't wait to hear about it

Sue said...

I found that picture of that man very interesting to look at....

Crystal Mary said...

You always put a smile on my face, a string in my step, and a glow in my heart... Much love Crystal
(I am still with my son...and will start the drive home next Tuesday after his 44th birthday.. ) xx

Susan said...

Loved every one of these, Sandie. Got a real chuckle from this Friday's post.

Now I'm off to drink a big glass of water! Uh Oh! Susan

jack69 said...

Ah ha, sounds like a grand son has volunteered Grandma. Shirl did that to my Dad once.

Love the entry, talk about entertainment tonight, this was it. Thanks bunches. Loved the video.

Oh and the head turning man I have never seen that one before, good one!

Love from NC>
Jack & Sherry

Fiona said...

Have a great weekend Sandie.

You made me smile this morning!


Shoshana said...

What an adorable grandson you must have. My 6 years old tend to forget to ask me before he volunteers me for service at his school. Cute.

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Funny post today Sandie- thanks for the laughs.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Well you got a smile out of me over the MIL joke ;-) said...


My son had this book it in Art school. He had to draw from it.

I tried it. It was in his room.

I had to draw the person which was an old man.

You start at the bottom work up.

It was easier then drawing a person a normal way a sketch.

You can get book from Library.

I bet your Grandson could do it.

Drawing from the Left Side of Your Brain
August 25, 2008 by Hsachs is the one I did back then.

Drawing from the Left Side of Your Brain
By Howard Sachs, MD, PhD

I’m sure that you’ve all read or heard of the book called “ Drawing from the Right Side of Your Brain.”with images, art and beauty, and also matters of kindness and compassion.

However, the two sides are connected

If you look close up to the picture you poated. You can see it change but really it has not.


People who have had a strokes can draw with the left side of the brain.


Renae said...

Awesome Friday fun! I just viewed it this morning on Saturday, but its still fun!!!!! Love to you Sandie, today and always. YAY!

val's alentejo said...

Thank you for leaving your comments over my side Sandie,
This next week is a big week for the American's.. you celebrate Halloween...
Here its the day of the dead. To remember our families that have passed on.
wish you a happy week

Pondside said...

That right-brained exercise is so weird! I loved your Friday laugh- thanks!

Mary said...

Haaa..thanks for the laughs. I borrowed you Halloween quote that you found from another teacher. It so speaks for me!

Sharon said...

A civil war reenactment?? Do you have to dress up?

Yes, I did see the man turn his face! Does that mean I'm in my *right* brain at least part of the time?

LOVED the Elmo story...will pass that on to my sons, who appreciate that kind of humor (I do, too).

And I would comment on the three pigs story, but I have a sudden urge to wee, wee, wee...


Jim said...

Thanks, Sandie. We are having a neat weeking in Dubrovnik, Croatia. Our daughter wanted to go so we went, Karen, KP, Mrs. JIm, and me.

You have a nice weekend. I hope the field trip went well. I have been volunteered to be the 'mystery guest reader' in KP's class on Tuesday. They have had Fall Break last week and a teacher's inservice off day Monday.

Maggie Ann said...

That was interesting about using the right side of your brain...yes, I saw his profile. Once you see it though...I can see how its done. Wishing you a blessed Sunday!

Miss Debbie said...

Cute stuff...thanks for the laugh!

Sarah (Nikki) said...

you never fail to keep me in these and you chatty crone. Your funny fridays is the best. Hugs to you bud.

Betty Manousos said...


quirky, funny stuff as always!
loved the quote about beautiful people too.

have a great rest of the weekend and thanks for the laughs!:))

Rebecca said...

I was a total failure on field trips. I took Adrienne's class to the OKCITY Will Rogers Museum and we FORGOT to eat lunch. WHAT?

Were you volunTOLD?


Thanks for the giggles.

Love, Rebecca

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

oh YEAH, very right brained here! :)
I really love coming here..I needed a place like this in my life..

Rob-bear said...

Seems you have survived the volunteer bit. I survived the week. I guess that makes both of us winners.

Hope your weekend has gone well.

Blessings and Bear hugs.

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

That's probably how the teacher gets all her volunteers. Smart teacher.

Had a few minutes this evening and now I'm concerned. You didn't post Saturday or Sunday. Are you OK? I hope so. I'll probably be gone for a while with all the house stuff going on.

Annmarie Pipa said...

thanks for the laughs!! here in Pa is only Sandi...

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

Thank you for another very honorable mention!!!

Annesphamily said...

Chatty you are a barrel of great fun! Always making us laugh or smile!

Come to my blog soon. I have a double giveaway going on! Woo Hoo!

Have a good week! Hope you volunteering will be a good time with the grandson!

SquirrelQueen said...

I am going to be laughing about the Tickle Me Elmo joke for quite a while, that is cute. And the little piggy....too funny.

I hope the field trip went well.

Nancy Claeys said...

Haha! You know you want to spend all day doing this. Lol.

The turning face thingy freaked me out a little. Just sayin'.


I can't get past the mother in law last year's Christmas gift. What a hoot. If I could turn back time, that would've been me if I thought of it. roflmao

Stephanie said...

I found you through Deb at Skyes Of Blue!
I can't get over how that super sneaky teacher is getting volunteers! OH MY! LOL Hope you have a good time1

Bev said...

Cute Cute Cute!!! I'm a bit behind...I've been away all weekend...

The Café Sucré Farine said...

You make me smile!

Ida said...

What a fun way to start a Monday morning! - How was the Field Trip!

Tricia said...

I just love your posts! I must share the mother-in-law gift idea with my new daughter-in-law - she will laugh! How are things with the weather - is Sandy giving Sandie any trouble? We're getting the rain and winds now. Just saw a bird outside my second story office window trying to fly - it looked like a scene from The Wizard of Oz - he was there for a moment then swept away on a gust. Such fun!

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

LOL to the cemetery gift!

mare ball said...

Wow, that turning the face guy picture is weird! So interesting!

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Many thanks for the chuckles and thank God that young man has such good manners!

Journeyin' Lady... said...

Your blogs are always so fun!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

I'm guessing your dear GS may have "volunteered" you, Sandie! LOL! Hope you enjoyed your Civil War Re-enactment! So glad you are able to support your GS at his school. A wonderful thing. Thanks for the chuckles. And, one of my favorite quotes at the end. ;) blessings ~ tanna

Dolores said...

You're such a good grandmother......even if you did forget volunteering..... lol!

Love your smiles for the day!

Empress Bee (of the high sea) said...

thanks for visiting me! you are in kennesaw? i used to live in blairsville!

smiles, bee

BlueShell said...

Hi dear! You are So special...Love you!
Yes...I say the other face of the man...and that little movie...awesome!!!

can't stop laughing!!!