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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, December 07, 2012

Fun Friday with a little help from my friends.


“Laughter is the fireworks of the soul.”
Josh Billings (1818-1885)
Something I'd like to clear up.  Many thought those red pandas were raccoons.  I had no idea.  My friend Mommy Dearest looked it up and sure enough there are red pandas!  Thanks MD.

In a convent in Ireland , the 98-year-old Mother Superior lay dying.
The nuns gathered around her bed trying to make her last journey comfortable.
They tried giving her warm milk to drink but she refused it.
One of the nuns took the glass back to the kitchen.
Then, remembering a bottle of Irish Whiskey that had been received as a gift the previousChristmas, she opened it and poured a generous amount into the warm milk.

Back at Mother Superior's bed, they held the glass to her lips.
The frail nun drank a little, then a little more and before they knew it, she had finished the whole glass down to the last drop.

As her eyes brightened, the nuns thought it would be a good opportunity to have one last talk with their spiritual leader..

"Mother," the nuns asked earnestly, "Please give us some of your wisdom before you leave us."

She raised herself up in bed on one elbow, looked at them and said: ""DON'T SELL THAT COW."

(Thank you Sharon.)   This is for my friend Sister Ann - hope you liked it.

 Ed and his wife Norma go to the state fair every year,
And every year Ed would say, " Norma, I'd like to ride in that helicopter "
 Norma always replied, " I know Ed , but that helicopter ride is fifty bucks, And fifty bucks is fifty bucks! "
One year Ed and Norma went to the fair, and Ed said, " Norma, I'm 75 years old.
If I don't ride that helicopter, I might never get another chance"
To this, Norma replied, " Ed, that helicopter ride is fifty bucks, and fifty bucks is fifty bucks"  
The pilot overheard the couple and said,
" Folks I'll make you a deal. I'll take the both of you for a ride. If you can stay quiet for the entire ride and don't say a word I won't charge you a penny!
But if you say one word it's fifty dollars."

Ed and Norma agreed and up they went.
The pilot did all kinds of fancy maneuvers, but not a word was heard.
He did his daredevil tricks over and over again,
But still not a word...
When they landed, the pilot turned to Ed and said,
" By golly, I did everything I could to get you to yell out, but you didn't.   I'm impressed! "
Ed replied,
 " Well, to tell you the truth I almost said something when Norma fell out, but you know, Fifty bucks is fifty bucks! "  

 (Thank you Fran.)

And my hubs just might do that to me!

Two little old ladies, Doris and Jackie, were sitting on a park bench outside the local town hall where a flower show was in progress. The short one, Jackie, leaned over and said, 'Life is so boring We never have any fun any more.  For $10, I'd take my clothes off and streak through that stupid, boring flower show!' 

'You're on!' said Doris, holding up a $10 bill.

So Jackie slowly fumbled her way out of her clothes and, completely naked, streaked (as fast as an old lady can) through the front door of the flower show.  Waiting outside, her friend soon heard a huge commotion inside the hall, followed by loud applause and shrill whistling.  Finally, the smiling Jackie came through the exit door surrounded by a cheering, clapping crowd.

'What happened?' asked her waiting friend.

'I won $1,000 as 1st prize for 'Best Dried Arrangement .... !' 

Life is short!  Break the rules! 
(Thank you Jenn at Three Graces)

1. You can't count your hair.
2. You can't wash your eyes with soap.
3. You can't breathe when your tongue is out.
Put your tongue back in your mouth, you silly person.
10 Things I know about you.
1) You are reading this.
2) You are human.
3) You can't say the letter ''P'' without separating your lips.
4) You just attempted to do it.
6) You are laughing at yourself.
7) You have a smile on your face and you skipped No. 5.
8) You just checked to see if there is a No. 5.
9) You laugh at this because you are a fun loving person and
Everyone does it too.
(Thank you Cousin Jeannie)



Susan said...

Oh, Sandie. That was a hilarious post. Sooooo cute. Thanks for the chuckles on an overcast, very busy Friday morning!

Have a happy day. Susan

Shelly said...

Oh, I needed a laugh this morning- thank you!

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

you can do breathe with your tongue out ... i just did it. you find the greatest funnies online. thanks for my morning laughs!! i'm trying to stop crying (tears of laughter) because i can believe i am not the only one trying to breathe with my tongue out ... ha. ha!! i can't be the only one ... right??!

can't wait to see what you come up with next. ( :

Pondside said...

You are a sweetie for sending this early-morning laugh every week! I always end up forwarding at least one of your items every Friday - spreading the smiles around!

Sandra said...

I like the everyone is online. since i live on line most of the day. and ha ha on the don't sell the cow.

Inger said...

Oh, I fell for all those little tricks, but it was a lot of fun. Thanks for this. I won't have time to come by every day as my new computer just arrived and I have to deal with a gazillion files in my old one for the next -- however long that will take. I love the thought though.

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

A good laugh is always appreciated and I do thank you for sharing some of yours with us.Christmas in all is glory is worth celebrating every day of December for sure! Hope you have a fantastic Friday!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I loved these stories! I especially loved the Impossibilities in the World :)

Cranberry Morning said...

Sandie, you gave me a great laugh this morning. Thanks!! I needed it. :-)

renae said...

Yay! FUN FRIDAY!!!! Sandie! i too love the reason for the season. it is early for me. i have a job interview today. more info on that later and camera is DIVINE!!!! so grateful for it.

Paula said...

The red panda is pretty and the jokes are good. Thanks for everything.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I love a good laugh and look forward to Fun Friday. Thanks, Sandie!

jack69 said...

Thanks for a good laugh this morning. Sometimes things just hit you right, I sat laughing at the "Looks like Everyone is Online!"
Good one, I love the random snow flakes!!!!
Hugs from down here in Wildwood.

Anonymous said...

Sandie have a great fun weekend!
I got the silly giggles..enjoyed them all.



Melanie said...

So funny, Sandie. You make my day! :)

SweetMarie said...

Love your Fun Fridays! Sooo funny!

TexWisGirl said...

i like that 50 bucks one! :)

Auntie sezzzzzz... said...

YES it is work, looking for those kinds of blogging items!

And I'm glad you are enjoying doing so.

Happy, happy!!!

Beth said...

I loved them all and laughed a lot!

Munir said...

LOL! Sandie, you probably made a day for several people who needed a laugh!

Sweet Posy Dreams said...

Oh my goodness. Best dried arrangement.

Ms. A said...

Love the one about the nuns. Thanks for the smiles!

Annmarie Pipa said...

oh I love these light fun filled posts!! our lives need more!!

nancygrayce said...

I don't know where you find this stuff, but it's great!

But, FYI I actually CAN breathe with my tongue out! :) So of course I tried and looked for number 5 and laughed myself silly!


DearHelenHartman said...

Thanks for the laughs - a great way to kick off the weekend!

Jocelyn said...

Oh this made me laugh so hard! :) Thank you for making my dreary day brighter!

Ginny said...

Of course I stuck my tongue out!!! I love the nun joke the best!!! Rock on, Sandie!

barbara l. hale said...

LOL. Fifty bucks is fifty bucks! Nice laughs today. Thanks! BTW, I think I can breathe with my tongue out.

Arkansas Patti said...

I had seen it before and I STILL stuck out my tongue. Cheesh.
Loved the nun and the cow.
You always make Fridays better. Thanks.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Our little local zoo has red pandas - they are cute little critters!

Jackie said...

I am so glad I made it over here before my kids get here.

This is just wonderful today and so funny!

You brightened my day and that's a blessing!!

Happy weekend!!:-)

Sandy said...

Love these, especially the one about poor Norma!
Just noticed you're in Kennesaw. A couple of my nephews went to Kennesaw College and live close by in Marietta.
Have a good weekend!

Dee said...

Good grief..I have heard the tongue one before and still fell for it the nun one. Thank you for placing joy in our day.:)

Sweet Tea said...

Fifty bucks is fifty bucks!! LOL!!

Sarah (Nikki) said...

My favorite are the birds and everyone's online. You know you always get me out of my head and make me smile. hugs to you lady.

EM Illustrator said...

Just loved it! You've done it again my friend - big smile here while reading. It's nearly midnight here and brrrrr cold. Have a lovely day!
Eva x

Shug said...

I'm happy that I dropped by today...Lots of laughter...

Kim said...

Hahaha excellent list! I fell for the tricks too

That corgi :) said...

I loved the birds online, LOL; and the helicopter joke!

Happy weekend!


Merlesworld said...

Well I enjoyed that, I was feeling a bit off this morning and that post cheered me up a lot thanks .

Ann said...

Lots of fun ones here today. That dog in the first picture is so darn cute. I like the birds online too

The Boston Lady said...

Oh Sandie, this made me smile and laugh - especially the helicopter and flower show story. And of course I did everything on the list! So funny! Have a great weekend. Ann

P.S. Love your Christmas header!

Blondee said...


I like the new layout! Looks great!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Happy Friday!

Betsy Adams said...

Laughed and laughed at the 'dried arrangement' one.... HILARIOUS..

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Sandie - fun stories .. great to make people laugh .. enjoyed reading them and probably telling a few ..

Cheers Hilary

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Thank for sharing the joy!