Thursday, September 8, 2005

Thursday Afternoon

Well, I had a day off from work today and I managed to finally get out of the house about 1pm.  (TV was really good this morning).

  I had to go to the Dollar Store and get a couple paint brushes to do some touch up painting on my porch.  I was using black paint and I've discovered it's very difficult to wash out of a paint brush, so decided to get "throw away" paint brushes at the Dollar Store.  Anyway I got the painting done, deheaded my roses and hanging baskets and now there's a sprinkler going in the front & back yard.   I think it's been about 8 weeks since we've had any measurable rain. Plus everday we seem to have a little breeze and I think that causes everything to dry out faster.

So my chores are done for the day and tomorrow it's back to work.  Tomorrow, our Western Washington Fair starts it's 21 day run in Puyallup (pew-all-up).  I haven't missed opening day in years but I let it slip up on me this year and forgot to ask for the day off.   So while thousands are out there looking at the cows & pigs and eating scones and greasy fair burgers & curly fries.  I'll be at work.  :(

I want to include a little story I got from my friend Claire.  Enjoy.......Until next time, Linda

                                    MAMA'S BIBLE
Four brothers left home for college, and they became successful doctors and lawyers and prospered.

Some years later, they chatted after having dinner
together. They discussed the gifts they were able to give their elderly mother who lived far away in another city.

The first said, "I had a big house built for Mama."

The second said, " I had a hundred thousand dollar
theater built in the house."

The third said, "I had my Mercedes dealer deliver an
SL600 to her."

The fourth said, "You know how Mamma loved reading the Bible and you know she can't read anymore because she can't see very well. I met this preacher who told me about a parrot that can recite the entire Bible. It  took twenty preachers 12 years to teach him. I had to pledge to contribute $100,000 a year for twenty years to the church, but it was worth it. Mamma just has to name the chapter and verse and the parrot will recite it."

The other brothers were impressed.

After the holidays Mom sent out her Thank You notes.
She wrote:
"Milton, the house you built is so huge I live in
only one room, but I have to clean the whole house. Thanks anyway."

"Marvin, I am too old to travel. I stay home, I have
my groceries delivered, so I never use the Mercedes. The thought was good. Thanks."

"Michael, you gave me an expensive theater with
Dolby sound, it could hold 50 people, but all of my friends are dead, I've lost my hearing and I'm nearly blind. I'll never use it. Thank you  for the gesture just the same."

"Dearest Melvin, you were the only son to have the
good sense to give a little thought to your gift. The chicken was delicious. Thank you."

Luv Ya, Mama

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