A Sticky Communication Problem

The staff at an old people’s home were puzzled when one of their residents suddenly began gargling with an antiseptic mouthwash. They asked her why but all she would say was that something had happened at the post-office.

This is what actually occurred: 

The old lady, who rarely ventured out, had visited the post office to post a letter.

She bought a stamp, and since there was a long line of customers behind her, she stepped aside. She put her change in her purse, licked the stamp and put it on her letter. Despite pressing and thumping and licking it again, the stamp failed to stick.

“Excuse me, this stamp won’t stick,” said the old lady.

“You need to peel the paper off the back,” explained the clerk.

The old lady put on her spectacles, fiddled for a few seconds to peel off the backing paper – and then licked the stamp again.

“It still won’t stick,” interrupted the old lady again.

“It’s a self-stick stamp,” said the assistant.

“Well this one isn’t sticking at all – there’s something wrong with it,” demanded the Continue reading

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Pass me the Fruitcake!

Happy National Fruitcake Day! Yes – today is another holiday of the yuletide season. Albeit ~ a rather strange one from my perspective. And although many people may agree that there are a few fruitcakes in congress, this one is not an official “National” holiday. For it to be one it would require an act of congress… (I’m not commenting on this!) 😉

So, you may be asking yourself, just what is this stuff? Does it really exist? And if it does, does anyone ever really eat it? How to discern this holiday treat from the other mounds of foods presented on that laden holiday table? Here is a list of some of the most well-known characteristics:

  1. It weighs a ton.
  2. You usually only see it around Christmas.
  3. Once it is made, it’s pretty indestructible.
  4. It seems to last forever.
  5. You look upon it and wonder…If I eat it, what will it do to me?
  6. Maybe the better question …is it even edible?
  7. Finally, those of us in the “older” generation know it all too well. But younger generations will often mistake it as a holiday door stop. 

If it fits this description, then it certainly must be a…..Fruitcake!!!

Wiki says: In Great Grandma’s day, fruitcakes were as popular during the Christmas season, as ribbon candy. Okay, you don’t know about ribbon candy either, huh!?! Well, as the Christmas holiday neared, Grandma went to work in the kitchen. She lovingly took out all the dried fruits and nuts that she had so painstakingly harvested and dried during the summer months. These precious and sought after fruits, and lord knows what Continue reading

They Went Before Us to Show Us the Way ~ George Wiltshire in Hell

George Wiltshire in Hell

GEORGE WILTSHIRE, of the Philadelphia Conference, was a naive personality, and was so much beloved as a minister that he became widely known by the affectionate title, “Father Wiltshire.”

The most powerful force on earth is the human soul on fire.

Much of the evangelistic preaching of that day was colored with vivid and elaborate descriptions of hell and its burning lake, coupled with warnings upon the eternal consequences of sin and exhortations to seek salvation without delay. Many of the preachers in their flights of imagination would vie with Dante in picturing the horrors of the nether world. Perhaps there was more of the love of God than the fear of hell in the sermons of the gentle George Wiltshire. Nevertheless, hell was a sulphuric reality to him, and never more so than on his railroad journey back to Philadelphia from Harrisburg, where the Methodist Conference had been held in the spring of 1853.

His brethren in the car were laughing over some funny reminiscences they were exchanging, while he alone in his seat was making an inventory of the treasures in his carpetbag. Whether his conscience was disturbed by the levity of the conversation he overheard or by the pride he was taking in his possessions, that tender Continue reading

All I Want for Christmas …

Do you remember Christmas without snow? I do! (and I lived next door to Santa Claus ~ more on this later…) How about a palm tree as your Christmas tree? Santa coming to your house in a convertible?

All I want for Christmas
is my two front teeth,
my two front teeth,
see my two front teeth.

Gee, if I could only
have my two front teeth,
then I could wish you
“Merry Christmas!”

I grew up in Ft. Myers, FL (went to high school at Cypress Lake ~ if anyone knows of it!!!) and I have some fond memories of that time. So, starting tomorrow, tune in here, check out those stories of teenage angst and the gifts that were ‘oh so important’ to a teen girls heart. ❤

In the meantime, be thinking about your favorite Christmas gift you received as a teenager (or the one you are still waiting to have Santa bring to you!) and let’s share our stories this holiday season. 😀