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Friends, the sayings and quotes from this page were compiled from
a variety of different sources.

Then was our mouth filled with laughter... Psalms 126:2a
A merry heart doeth good like a medicine... Proverbs 17:22a
A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance... Proverbs 15:13a
To everything there is a season, and a time to every
purpose under the heaven:... and a time to laugh... Ecclesiastes 3:1 & 3:4b


November 2006

I used to eat a lot of natural foods until I learned that most people die of natural causes.

Gardening Rule: When weeding, the best way to make sure you are removing a weed and not a valuable plant is to pull on it. If it comes out of the ground easily, it is a valuable plant.

The easiest way to find something lost around the house is to buy a replacement.

 Never take life seriously. Nobody gets out alive anyway.

There are two kinds of pedestrians: the quick and the dead.

Health is merely the slowest possible rate at which one can die.

The only difference between a rut and a grave is the depth.

Health nuts are going to feel stupid someday, lying in hospitals dying
of nothing.

Have you noticed since everyone has a camcorder these days no one talks about seeing UFOs like they used to?

Whenever I feel blue, I start breathing again

All of us could take a lesson from the weather. It pays no attention to
criticism.

In the 60's, people took acid to make the world weird. Now the world is weird and people take Prozac to make it normal.

Why is it one careless match can start a forest fire, but it takes a whole box to start a campfire?

Why is there a light in the fridge and not in the freezer?

If Jimmy cracks corn and no one cares, why is there a song about him?

Do illiterate people get the full effect of Alphabet Soup?

Did you ever notice that when you blow in a dog's face, he gets mad at you, but when you take him on a car ride, he sticks his head out the window?

Why doesn't glue stick to the inside of the bottle?


TOP 10 SIGNS YOU'RE AT A BAD BAPTISM SERVICE

10. The Coast Guard is involved.

9. The service is held at Splash Mountain Water Parks.

8. Pastor wears scuba gear.

7. As the baptism begins the organist plays the theme from "Jaws."

6. The preacher uses a "Billy the Bass" singing "Take Me to the River" instead of the traditional "Shall We Gather at the River?".

5. You keep hearing the pastor saying, "Oops! Honestly, sister; I didn't know about that drop-off!"

4. The pastor can't get the rather large person being baptized back up out of the water and calls for help.

3. The deacon board shows up with fishing gear.

2. Just as the choir starts to sing, Paul Hogan jumps out of the water and wrestles the preacher into submission.

AND THE NO. 1 SIGN YOU'RE AT A BAD BAPTISM SERVICE

1. Two Words: Alka Seltzer


YARD WORK - AS VIEWED FROM HEAVEN
(Overheard in a conversation between God and St. Peter)

 (God) Peter, you know all about gardens and nature; what in the world is going on down there in the U.S.?  What happened to the dandelions, violets, thistles and the stuff I started eons ago? I had a perfect no-maintenance garden plan.  Those plants grow in any type of soil, withstand drought, and multiply with abandon.  The nectar from the long-lasting blossoms attracts butterflies, honeybees, and flocks of songbirds.  I expected to see a vast garden of color by now.  All I see are patches of green.  

(St. Peter) It's the tribes that settled their, Lord.  They are called the Suburbanites.  They started calling your flowers "weeds" and went to great lengths to kill them and replace them with grass.  

(God) Grass?  But it is so boring; it's not colorful.  It doesn't attract butterflies, bees or birds, only grubs and sod worms. It's temperamental with temperatures.  Do these Suburbanites really want grass growing there?  

(St. Peter) Apparently not, Lord.  As soon as it has grown a little, they cut it.... sometimes two times a week.  

(God) They cut it?  Do they bale it like hay?  

(St. Peter) Not exactly, Lord.  Most of them rake it up and put it in bags. 

(God) They bag it?  Why?  Is it a cash crop?  Do they sell it? 

(St. Peter) No sir, just the opposite.  They pay to throw it away. 

(God) Now let me get this straight...they fertilize it to make it grow and when it does grow, they cut it off and pay to throw it away? 

(St. Peter) Yes, sir. 

(God) These Suburbanites must be relieved in the summer when we cut back on the rain and turn up the heat.  That surely slows the growth and saves them a lot of work. 

(St. Peter) You aren't going to believe this Lord, but when the grass stops growing so fast, they drag out hoses and pay more money to water it so they can continue to mow it and pay to get rid of it.

(God) What nonsense!  At least they kept some of the trees. That was a sheer stroke of genius, if I do say so myself. The trees grow leaves in the spring to provide beauty and shade in the summer.  In the autumn they fall to the ground and form a natural blanket to keep the moisture in the soil and protect the trees and bushes.  Plus, as they rot, the leaves become compost to enhance the soil.  It's a natural circle of life. 

(St. Peter) You'd better sit down, Lord.  As soon as the leaves fall, the Suburbanites rake them into great piles and pay to have them hauled away. 

(God) No way!  What do they do to protect the shrubs and tree roots in the winter to keep the soil moist and loose?

(St. Peter) After throwing the leaves away, they go out and buy something-called mulch.  They haul it home and spread it around in place of the leaves. 

(God) And where do they get this mulch?

(St. Peter) They cut down the trees and grind them up to make mulch. 

(God) Enough!  I don't want to think about this anymore. Saint Matthew, you're in charge of the arts.  What movie have you scheduled for us tonight? 

(St. Matthew) "Dumb and Dumber," Lord.  It's a really stupid movie about....  

(God) Never mind--I think I just heard the whole story from Saint Peter!


 

 

MARRIAGE FUNNIES

A WOMAN'S REVENGE

"Cash, check, or charge?" I asked, after folding items the woman wished to purchase. As she fumbled for her wallet, I noticed a remote control for a television set in her purse. "So, do you always carry your TV remote?" I asked. "No," she replied, "but my husband refused to come shopping with me, so I figured this was the most legal evil thing I could do to him."

 UNDERSTANDING WOMEN (A MAN'S PERSPECTIVE)

 I know I'm not going to understand women. I'll never understand how you can take boiling hot wax, pour it onto your upper thigh, rip the hair out by the root, and still be afraid of a spider.


MARRIAGE SEMINAR 

While attending a marriage seminar dealing with communication, Tom and his wife Grace listened to the instructor say, "It is essential that husbands and wives know the things that are important to each other." He then addressed the men: "Can you describe your wife's favorite flower?"
Tom leaned over, touched his wife's arm gently, and
whispered, "It's Pillsbury, isn't it?"

The rest of the story gets rather ugly, so I'll stop right here.


WORDS

 A husband read an article to his wife about how many words women use a day: 30,000 to a man's 15,000. The wife replied, "The reason has to be because we have to repeat everything to men."

The husband then turned to his wife and asked, "What?"


Age Activated Attention Deficit Disorder.

This is how it manifests:

I decide to water my garden.

As I turn on the hose in the driveway, I look over at my car and decide my car needs washing.

As I start toward the garage, I notice that there is mail on the porch table that I brought up from the mailbox earlier.

I decide to go through the mail before I wash the car.

I lay my car keys down on the table, put the junk mail in the garbage can under the table, and notice that the can is full.

So, I decide to put the bills back on the table and take out the garbage first.

But then I think, since I'm going to be near the mailbox when I take out the garbage anyway, I may as well pay the bills first.

I take my checkbook off the table, and see that there is only one check left.

My extra checks are in my desk in the study, so I go inside the house to my desk where I find the can of Coke that I had been drinking.

I'm going to look for my checks, but first I need to push the Coke aside so that I don't accidentally knock it over.
I realize the Coke is getting warm, and I decide I should put it in the refrigerator to keep it cold.

As I head toward the kitchen with the Coke, a vase of flowers on the counter catches my eye--they need to be watered.

I set the Coke down on the counter, and I discover my reading glasses that I've been searching for all morning.

I decide I better put them back on my desk, but first I'm going to water the flowers

I set the glasses back down on the counter, fill a container with water and suddenly I spot the TV remote. Someone left it on the kitchen table.

I realize that tonight when we go to watch TV, I will be looking for the remote, but I won't remember that it's on the kitchen table, so I decide to put it back in the den where it belongs, but first I'll water the flowers.

I pour some water in the flowers, but quite a bit of it spills on the floor.

So, I set the remote back down on the table, get some towels and wipe up the spill.

Then I head down the hall trying to remember what I was planning to do.

At the end of the day:

The driveway is flooded, the car isn't washed, the bills aren't paid, there is a warm can of Coke sitting on the counter, there is still only one check in my check book, I can't find the remote, I can't find my glasses, and I don't remember what I did with the car keys.

Then when I try to figure out why nothing got done today, I'm really baffled because I know I was busy all day long, and I'm really tired.

I realize this is a serious problem, and I'll try to get some help for it, but first I'll check my e-mail.

Do me a favor, will you? Forward this message to everyone you know, because I don't remember to whom it has been sent.

Don't laugh -- if this isn't you yet, your day is coming!

















 
 
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