Story/Joke/ Grandma Poem / Norwegian Photos.

... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... David (Lou's Dad ) - Showing off !

... ... ... ... ... ... ... Me trying to concentrate on keeping upright - while smiling !

Hi Folks,

It was just a dull, dismal, ordinary Thursday and Harry and his daughter were walking home from the shops. Heading across a patch of waste ground seven-year-old Amy grabbed her Dad's arm. A young deer stood on the path ahead of them. It met their gaze for a long moment then bounded off into a nearby wood.

Harry had seen deer before, but for Amy this was her very first time. It was a beautiful creature, she had seen pictures and drawings of them but this one had stopped right in front of her, as if to say hello!

Arriving home a bright-eyed Amy stopped at the doorstep. "Dad," she said, "I'll remember that for the rest of my life!" They then went into the house to tell everyone else about it. "So much for a dull, ordinary day," Harry said to me. "You never know what's around the corner, do you?" And that, Harry, is what makes life worth living.

I found the foregoing story in my Friendship Book and when I originally read it, I could clearly remember the very first time I saw reindeer wandering freely about in the park which was just across the road from where we stayed on Hundvag near Stavanger in Norway. The house we stayed in had a huge picture window which faced the park and I could spend hours just watching the reindeer. It was a magical experience and although it was over twenty years ago I shall never forget it.

Here's another couple of funnies from emails I received from my B-i-Law in Dumfries Enjoy !

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Four friends, who hadn't seen each other in 30 years, reunited at a party After several drinks, one of the men had to use the rest room. Those who remained talked about their kids. The first guy said, 'My son is my pride and joy. He started working at a successful company at the bottom of the barrel. He studied Economics and Business Administration and soon began to climb the corporate ladder and now he's the president of the company. He became so rich that he gave his best friend a top of the line Mercedes for his birthday.'

The second guy said, 'Darn, that's terrific! My son is also my pride and joy. He started working for a big airline, went to flight school to become a pilot. Eventually he became a partner in the company, where he owns the majority of its assets He's so rich that he gave his best friend a brand new jet for his birthday.'

The third man said: 'Well, that's terrific! My son studied in the best universities and became an engineer. Then he started his own construction company and is now a multimillionaire. He also gave something very nice and expensive to his best friend for his birthday: A 30,000 square foot mansion.' The three friends congratulated each other just as the fourth returned from the restroom and asked: 'What are all the congratulations for?'One of the three said: 'We were talking about t he pride we feel for the successes of our sons. ..What about your son?'

The fourth man replied: 'My son is gay and makes a living dancing as a stripper at a nightclub.' The three friends said: 'What a shame... what a disappointment.' The fourth man replied: 'No, I'm not ashamed. He's my son and I love him. And he hasn't done too bad either. His birthday was two weeks ago, and he received a beautiful 30,000 square foot mansion, a brand new jet and a top of the line Mercedes from his three boyfriends.'

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The computer swallowed Grandma, Yes, honestly its true ! She pressed 'control' and 'enter' and disappeared from view. It devoured her completely - the thought just makes me squirm ! She must have caughts a virus - or been eaten by a worm ! I've searched through the recycle bin and files of every kind, I've even used the Internet, but nothing did I find. In desperation, I asked Jeeves by searches to refine . The reply from him was negative, not a thing was found 'online'. So, if inside your 'Inbox' - my Grandma you should see,

Please 'copy', 'scan' and 'paste' her and send her back to me !

This is a tribute to all the Grandmas who have been fearless and learned to use the Computer.... They are the Greatest ! We do not stop playing because we grow Old! We grow Old because we stop playing !

Cheers from the land of the Tartan, Love Kate xxx.