Thursday, May 20, 2010

I’m Fine… How Are You?

A Funny Poem, That’s Makes Sense!
A friend sent me this poem the other day. You can find it on this web site: Wanda’s Country Home

Here it is if you don’t wish to go to the website:

I’m Fine….How Are You?

There's nothing the matter with me, elderly_lady6
I'm just as healthy as can be,
I have arthritis in both knees,
And when I talk, I talk with a wheeze.
My pulse is weak, my blood is thin,
But I'm awfully well for the shape I'm in.

All my teeth have had to come out,
And my diet I hate to think about.
I'm overweight and I can't get thin,
But I'm awfully well for the shape I'm in.

And arch supports I need for my feet... elderly_mancane
Or I wouldn't be able to go out in the street.
Sleep is denied me night after night,
But every morning I find I'm all right.
My memory's failing, my head's in a spin...
But I'm awfully well for the shape I'm in.

Old age is golden I've heard it said,
But sometimes I wonder, as I go to bed.
With my ears in a drawer, my teeth in a cup,
And my glasses on a shelf, until I get up.
And when sleep dims my eyes, I say to myself,
Is there anything else I should lay on the shelf?

The reason I know my Youth has been spent,
Is my get-up-and-go has got-up-and-went!
But really I don't mind, when I think with a grin,
Of all the places my get-up has been.

I get up each morning and dust off my wits,
Pick up the paper and read the obits.
If my name is missing, I'm therefore not dead,
So I eat a good breakfast and jump back into bed.

The moral of this as the tale unfolds,
Is that for you and me, who are growing old....
It is better to say "I'm fine" with a grin,
Than to let people know the shape we are in.

Author: Diamond C Aloes

Fishing Today
LakeTrout We’re planning on our first day of trout fishing for 2010 today. Doug, Ralph, and I are going to South Holston Lake to troll for the trout, especially the Lake Trout (see picture).

As you may know, last year someone stole all my fishing tackle, so we will be trying out new Deeper Divers, new lures, etc. Fortunately we’ll we’ll be using the same rods and reels, as the
thief(s) only stole the lighter rods and reels. But I do have new line on all the reels. This year I’m going with 50 pound test braid, with 20 pound test leaders.

So you might say we’re testing the waters today. But I have high hopes!  Maybe I’ll have a good report tomorrow.

Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
I used to like to tell the joke about a fat man that got on the elevator. One other person was on the elevator, a scrawny, skinny fellow that looked malnourished. The fat man said, “Hey fellow, you’re so skinny you look like you’ve been in a famine.” The skinny man didn’t hesitate when he said, “You look like you caused one!”

Quote of the Day
Inside some of us is a thin person struggling to get out, but they can usually be sedated with
a few pieces of chocolate cake. 
~Author Unknown

Joke of the Day


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