GOANNA2's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=GOANNA2 GOANNA2's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ Piano Lessons http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6332211 TRUE STORY...PLEASE DO NOT DELETE, RETURN IF YOU CAN'T FORWARD TO AT LEAST ONE PERSON!!! <BR> <BR> At the prodding of my friends I am writing this story. My name is Mildred Honor. I am a former elementary school Music Teacher from Des Moines, Iowa. <BR> <BR> I have always supplemented my income by Teaching Piano Lessons...Something I have done for over 30 years. During those years, I found that Children have many levels of musical ability, and even though I have never had the p... Mon, 13 Mar 2017 07:52:31 EST Beautiful Queensland - where I live. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6328344 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c2518ed5-b7de-4a66-abde-12204b3c2eb0.jpg">Last week's brilliant sunset <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/930608d1-0442-45bc-96fa-5e0507df273f.JPG">This view is overlooking the Broadwater at practically the same time as the above photo. <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/82454dbb-f8e4-4f29-bd7b-a31fafdf884d.jpg">A beautiful sea anemone which you don't normally see but the tide was out, my walk along the for... Sun, 5 Mar 2017 19:26:02 EST Puns for Educated Minds http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6327542 Puns for Educated Minds <BR> <BR> <BR> 1.The fattest knight at King Arthur's round table was Sir Cumference. He <BR> acquired his size from too much pi. <BR> <BR> <BR> 2.I thought I saw an eye-doctor on an Alaskan island, but it turned out to <BR> be an optical aleutian . <BR> <BR> <BR> 3. She was only a whiskey-maker, but he loved her still. <BR> <BR> <BR> 4.A rubber-band pistol was confiscated from an algebra class, because it was <BR> a weapon of math disruption. <BR> <BR> <BR> 5... Sat, 4 Mar 2017 05:38:27 EST Time for laughter! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6320586 Don't Mess With Seniors <BR> A retired older couple returned to the Mercedes dealership where the salesman <BR> has just sold the car they were interested in to a beautiful, leggy, busty drop dead <BR> gorgeous blonde in a tight mini-skirt and a halter top. <BR> <BR> The old man appeared to be visibly upset. He spoke to the salesman quite sharply. <BR> "Young man, I thought you said you would hold that car till we raised the $55,000 aski... Thu, 23 Feb 2017 22:37:58 EST Just jokes. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6318660 <BR> · Today I was in a store that sells sunglasses, and only sunglasses. A young lady walks over to me and asks, "What brings you in today?" <BR> I looked at her, and said, "I'm interested in buying a refrigerator.” She didn't quite know how to respond. <BR> Am I getting to be that age? <BR> <BR> · I was thinking about how a status symbol of today is those cell phones that everyone has clipped onto their belt or purse. <BR> I can't afford one. So I'm wearing my garage d... Mon, 20 Feb 2017 07:09:19 EST Remembering the 50s! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6306557 Subject: Take a deep breath and go back in time <BR> <BR> THE American version!!!! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Many memories watching this. <BR> 1955 was <BR> over 60 years ago. Yikes!! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> https://safeshare.tv/x/FEDEwZHZXu Sat, 28 Jan 2017 05:32:14 EST Just joking! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6306057 An old widow bought an antique from a shop and brought it home. <BR> As she was polishing it up, a genie burst from it and said, <BR> "You have awakened me from my slumber. I shall grant you three wishes." <BR> <BR> The widow asked for a cottage in the country. The genie nodded his head, <BR> and suddenly she found herself holding the deed to a little place out of town. <BR> <BR> The widow then asked for enough money to be wealthy for the rest of her days. <BR> The genie nodded and suddenl... Fri, 27 Jan 2017 07:26:33 EST Gotta hand it to those Brits. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6302731 <BR> <BR> In a train from London to Manchester, an American was berating the Englishman sitting across from him in the compartment. <BR> <BR> "The trouble with you English is that you are too stuffy. You set yourselves apart too much. You think your stiff upper lip makes you above the rest of us. Look at me... I'm me! I have a little Italian in me, a bit of Greek blood, a little Irish and some Spanish blood. What do you say to that?" <BR> <BR> The Englishman lowered his newspaper... Sat, 21 Jan 2017 20:54:36 EST Avoid this bank! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6299073 <BR> Subject: FW: ANZ Bank -this is brilliant <BR> <BR> Note to self: 'Cancel credit cards prior to death! <BR> Be sure and cancel your credit cards before you die! This is so priceless <BR> and so easy to see happening - customer service, being what it is today! <BR> <BR> A lady died this past January, and ANZ bank billed her for February and <BR> March for their annual service charges on her credit card, and <BR> Then added late fees and interest on the monthly charge The balance h... Mon, 16 Jan 2017 07:39:02 EST The week that was. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6297725 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5745d4f7-dbba-452d-8d95-b9c41f7928ab.jpg"> <BR> Friday, Celebrating a friend's 70th at a High Tea. <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6a1d5bff-8feb-480a-899e-9df3f9b76c8a.jpg"> <BR> Saturday, Epiphany celebrations. <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4387cfc2-06ee-40ed-905d-05694bb4d3d7.jpg"> <BR> Monday, went to the beach but too rough for swimming. <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/bead... Sat, 14 Jan 2017 00:49:36 EST Just for laughs. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6295782 A cowboy, who just moved to Wyoming from Texas, walks into a bar and orders three mugs of beer. He sits in the back of the room, drinking a sip out of each one in turn. When he finishes them, he comes back to the bar and orders three more. <BR> <BR> The bartender approaches and tells the cowboy, “You know, a mug goes flat after I draw it. It would taste better if you bought one at a time.” <BR> <BR> The cowboy replies, “Well, you see, I have two brothers. One is in Arizona; the other is in ... Wed, 11 Jan 2017 05:58:40 EST Time for laughter http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6293037 Two men were sitting next to each other in Murphy's Pub in London. <BR> After a while, one bloke looks at the other and says, <BR> "I can't help but think, from listening to you, that you are from Ireland." <BR> <BR> The other bloke responds proudly, "Yes, that I am!" <BR> <BR> The first one says, "So am I! And where about from Ireland might you be?" <BR> <BR> The other bloke answers, "I'm from Dublin, I am." <BR> <BR> The first one responds, "So am I!" <BR> <BR> "Mother Mary and begora.... Sat, 7 Jan 2017 07:24:48 EST Facts about reindeers! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6284595 REMEMBER THIS AT CHRISTMAS TIME According to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, while both male and female reindeer grow antlers in the summer each year, male reindeer drop their antlers at the beginning of winter, usually late November to mid-December. Female reindeer retain their antlers till after they give birth in the spring. Therefore, according to EVERY historical rendition depicting Santa's reindeer, EVERY single one of them, from Rudolph to Blitzen, had to be a girl. We should'v... Fri, 23 Dec 2016 17:18:43 EST Just joking! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6281446 A man had checked into a hotel room. There was a computer in his room <BR> so he decided to send an email to his wife. <BR> <BR> He accidentaly typed the wrong email address and without realising, he sent <BR> the email to a widow who had just returned from her husband's funeral. <BR> <BR> The widow decided to check her email, expecting condolence messages from <BR> relatives and friends. <BR> <BR> After reading the first message she fainted. Her son rushed into the room and <BR> found his... Thu, 15 Dec 2016 20:48:13 EST Just for laughs. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6280748 WHAT RELIGION IS YOUR BRA? <BR> A man walked into the ladies department and shyly walked up to <BR> the woman behind the counter and said, <BR> 'I'd like to buy a bra for my wife. ' <BR> ' What type of bra?' asked the clerk. <BR> 'Type?' inquires the man, 'There's more than one type?' <BR> ' Look around,' said the saleslady, as she showed a sea of bras in every shape, size, color and material imaginable. <BR> 'Actually, even with all of this variety, there are really only four types of bras t... Wed, 14 Dec 2016 07:40:18 EST A.A.A.D.D. - Age Activated Attention Deficit Disorder. Don't laugh just yet! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6274532 A.A.A.D.D. - Age Activated Attention Deficit Disorder. <BR> <BR> This is how it manifests: <BR> <BR> I decide to water my garden. <BR> As I turn on the hose in the driveway, <BR> I look over at my car and decide it needs washing. <BR> <BR> As I start toward the garage, <BR> I notice mail on the porch table that <BR> I brought up from... Wed, 30 Nov 2016 21:47:41 EST My photos of the Super Moon on the Broadwater. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6266539 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8c36afc3-e2c5-48f4-afb0-49686d0c5389.JPG"> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c6948166-0b46-4190-9bfd-3f8fd7eca9b8.JPG"> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/624a7282-afcf-4550-95f0-8ef6a5675a04.jpg"> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/228d231a-a4d7-45e9-8422-2911faeb259f.JPG"> Mon, 14 Nov 2016 04:33:18 EST Lest we forget http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6264898 Monday, November 11, 2013 <BR> "This poem was written as a response to those who protest at soldiers funerals." <BR> <BR> For all the Aussie Digger's soldiers all over the world who lost their lives <BR> <BR> Taking a Stand <BR> <BR> I ask you to stand with me <BR> For both the injured and the lost <BR> I ask you to keep count with me <BR> Of all the wars and what they cost <BR> I ask you to be silent with me <BR> Quietly grateful for our lot <BR> As I expect you're as thankful as me <BR> ... Thu, 10 Nov 2016 17:06:26 EST What the...some people don't get it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6262609 My daughter and I went through the McDonald's driveway window and I gave the cashier a $5 bill. <BR> Our total was $4.25, so I also handed her 25c. <BR> She said, 'you gave me too much money.' <BR> I said, 'Yes I know, but this way you can just give me a dollar coin back.' <BR> She sighed and went to get the manager who asked me to repeat my request. <BR> I did so, and he handed me back the 25c, and said 'We're sorry but we don’t do that kind of thing.' <BR> The cashier then proceeded to give... Sun, 6 Nov 2016 03:47:32 EST For those of my generation who don't use or comprehend Facebook. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6257605 I'm trying to make friends outside of Facebook while applying <BR> some principles. <BR> <BR> So, every day I walk down the street and tell passers by what <BR> I have eaten, how I feel at the moment, what I did the night before, <BR> what I'll do later and with whom. <BR> <BR> I show them pictures of my family, my dog, (other dogs and cats), <BR> 'selfies' of me, standing in front of landmarks, having lunch, and <BR> doing what anybody and everybody does every day. <BR> <BR> I also list... Wed, 26 Oct 2016 20:45:50 EST Joke time. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6255276 Husband made a snide remark about his wife’s weight and her response is absolutely perfect <BR> <BR> One evening a husband, thinking he was being funny, said to his wife, “Perhaps we should start washing your clothes in Slim Fast. Maybe it would take a few inches off of your butt!” <BR> <BR> His wife was not amused, and decided that she simply couldn’t let such a comment go unrewarded. <BR> <BR> The next morning the husband took a pair of underwear out of his drawer. “What the Hell is this... Sat, 22 Oct 2016 07:31:15 EST Just for laughs http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6238896 A man who had been stranded on a desert island for 10 years all alone sees an unusual speck on the horizon. “It’s certainly not a ship,” he thinks to himself. As the speck gets closer he rules out the possibility of a small boat, then even a raft. <BR> <BR> Suddenly emerging from the surf walking towards him comes a drop-dead gorgeous woman wearing a wetsuit and scuba gear. She approaches the stunned guy and asks, “How long has it been since you’ve had a cigarette?” <BR> <BR> “Ten years,” h... Tue, 20 Sep 2016 06:23:40 EST Joke of the week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6236756 There was an elderly couple who in their old age noticed that they were getting <BR> a lot more forgetful, so they decided to go to the doctor. <BR> <BR> The doctor told them that they should start writing things down so they don't forget. <BR> They went home and the old lady told her husband to get her a bowl of ice cream. <BR> "You should write it down," she said. <BR> The husband said, "No, I can remember that you want a bowl of ice cream." <BR> She then told her husband she wanted a bowl... Fri, 16 Sep 2016 08:43:10 EST Some information about Fraser Island. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6224498 The trip started at 6.30 am from Brisbane and we drove to Noosa to pick up more passengers <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/41ea1dac-2387-4835-8345-5957996836c4.png">This is the starting point. <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6ae836e5-ae00-43df-b912-7624b36e0a75.png">Fraser lies off the East Coast of Queensland (Australia) <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/cd3e4f64-d18e-4482-bbe0-06b62b17ae54.jpg">Maheno Ship wreck <BR> <BR> The grand... Thu, 25 Aug 2016 19:48:44 EST Fraser Island 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6224210 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/40ec7905-8d6f-4481-a08f-734f156e9dce.jpg"> More of the flora on the island. <BR> We woke up early and watched the sun come up over the ocean.The colours were amazing. <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/69f5513a-5d28-48bd-b149-cf6c9a655098.JPG">From this to the beautiful colours of the following photos. <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/bd4e9583-bf7e-4e2d-bab6-6b7dbb80b317.jpg"> <img src="http://photosaws.s... Thu, 25 Aug 2016 09:03:03 EST Trip to Fraser Island. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6223505 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/03507181-21cb-4317-9740-3abe3a496f70.jpg">World heritage listed Fraser Island is the largest sand island in the world. Georgia and I were in a 4 wheel drive jeep and as you can see, we were driving right along the water's edge. <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/37d2893e-8b59-4918-a1cd-1d5790054f29.jpg">The coloured cliffs. Our guide told us there could be as many as 8 colours. <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com... Wed, 24 Aug 2016 04:29:23 EST Cruise, Part 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6215380 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/41d020d5-076d-4bcc-bbf2-c9a3869423cd.jpg"> <BR> Parliament House in Suva, Fiji <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/12fbe189-9008-445b-8fd0-93825b8e232f.JPG"> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a0943ef4-fcd6-47f3-abc0-fd934f42e639.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/89b2d564-97ea-41af-b2b1-43f074b6767a.jpg"> <BR> (1), A view from the beautifully renovated Grand Pacific Hotel and a (2),... Wed, 10 Aug 2016 07:42:08 EST A few pictures from my South Pacific cruise last month. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6213051 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/623d067d-d390-4489-8dd4-6ca449ac5c52.jpg">My friend Suzanne and I on our first night at the Dragon Lady restaurant on board P & O's Pacific Aria. <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1e292948-8aa4-4dd2-ad73-c42e8853b44d.jpg">Beautiful sunset on the high seas. <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/afe6f95c-50a7-444b-99fd-bdef88dfccb7.jpg"> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6ae353e4-ed0f-40c6-8de7-0... Sat, 6 Aug 2016 03:30:27 EST CHILDREN HAVE A WAY OF TELLING IT LIKE IT IS. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6182595 RETARDED GRANDPARENTS <BR> CONTRIBUTED BY SUSAN CAPP <BR> <BR> After summer vacation, a teacher asked her young pupils how <BR> they spent their holidays away from school. One child wrote the following: <BR> <BR> We always used to spend our summers with Grandma and Grandpa. <BR> They used to live in a big brick house, but Grandpa got retarded and <BR> moved to Florida. They go to a building called a wrecked center, but they <BR> must have got it fixed because it is all okay now, and... Tue, 14 Jun 2016 09:02:35 EST Joke of the week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6180649 A group of elderly couples get together every week to talk about life and <BR> have a good time. <BR> <BR> One of the men, Harry, started talking about this fantastic restaurant <BR> he went to a few nights earlier with his wife. <BR> <BR> "Really?", one of the men said, "what's it called?" <BR> <BR> After thinking for a few seconds, Harry said, "What are those good smelling flowers <BR> called again?" <BR> <BR> "Do you mean a rose?" the man questioned. <BR> <BR> "Yes, that's it!" he ex... Sat, 11 Jun 2016 02:10:41 EST Joke of the week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6174186 Marvin Was in hospital on his death bed. The family called Marvin's Preacher <BR> to be with him in his final moments. As the preacher stood by the bed, <BR> Marvin's condition seemed to deteriorate, and Marvin motioned for someone <BR> to quickly pass him a pen and paper. <BR> The Preacher quickly got a pen and paper and lovingly handed it to Marvin. <BR> But before he had a chance to read the note, marvin died. <BR> The Preacher, feeling that now was not the right time to read it, put the ... Wed, 1 Jun 2016 05:48:54 EST LAUGH for the day with no intended offense to any group. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6168553 Subject: Squirrels in Church <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> There were four churches and a synagogue in a small town: a <BR> Presbyterian church, a Baptist church, <BR> a Methodist church, a Roman Catholic church and a Jewish synagogue. <BR> Each church and the synagogue <BR> had a problem with squirrels. <BR> <BR> <BR> The Presbyterians called a meeting to decide what to do about their <BR> squirrels. After much prayer and <BR> consideration they determined the squirrels were pre-destine... Mon, 23 May 2016 06:58:19 EST On this day - 20th May http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6165416 1310 Shoes were made for both right and left feet. <BR> <BR> 1609 Shakespeare's Sonnets are first published in London, perhaps illicitly, <BR> by the publisher Thomas Thorpe. <BR> <BR> 1861 Kentucky proclaims its neutrality in Civil War. <BR> <BR> 1873 Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis patent first blue jeans with copper rivets. <BR> <BR> 1930 The first airplane is catapulted from a dirigible. <BR> <BR> 1939 pan American Airways starts the first regular passenger service acros... Wed, 18 May 2016 08:51:59 EST Joke of the week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6162529 A man goes to join an order of monks. The head monk says to the man, <BR> "This is a silent order. You will only be allowed to speak once, every 15 years." <BR> the man says "Okay" and so begins his time with the silent order. <BR> <BR> 15 years pass and the man is sitting in the refectory when the head monk <BR> approaches and says to the man, <BR> "It has been 15 years. What would you like to say brother?" <BR> the man responds, "The porridge could do with a little ore sugar." <BR> The hea... Sat, 14 May 2016 01:24:17 EST A beautiful day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6154274 I hope this beautiful link works for everybody. <BR> Have a happy May. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link> https://www.youtube.com/embed/SN5c-m45fxs </link> Sun, 1 May 2016 20:50:31 EST Joke of the week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6152583 A LIFE IN THE CIRCUS <BR> > <BR> > A couple who work at the circus go to an adoption agency. <BR> > Social workers there raise doubts about their suitability. <BR> > The couple produce photos of their 50 foot motorhome, which is <BR> > equipped with a beautiful nursery <BR> > The social workers then are doubtful about the education that the <BR> > child would get. <BR> > "We've arranged for a full-time tutor who will teach the child all <BR> > the <BR> > usual subjects along with French, Man... Fri, 29 Apr 2016 04:47:53 EST Truths about growing old - by Julie Andrews http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6152008 Julie Andrews Turning 79 - this is hysterical! <BR> To commemorate her birthday , actress/vocalist, Julie Andrews made a special appearance at Manhattan's Radio City Music Hall for the benefit of the AARP. One of the musical numbers she performed was 'My Favorite Things' from the legendary movie 'Sound Of Music'. Here are the lyrics she used: <BR> (Sing It!) - If you sing it, its especially hysterical!!! <BR> Botox and nose drops and needles for knitting, <BR> Walkers and handrails and new... Thu, 28 Apr 2016 08:53:52 EST Joke of the week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6147695 An elderly man lay dying in his bed. While suffering the agonies of impending death, <BR> he suddenly smelled the aroma of his favourite Anzac bickies wafting up the stairs. <BR> He gathered his remaining strength, and lifted himself from the bed. <BR> <BR> Leaning on the wall, he slowly made his way out of the bedroom, and with even <BR> greater effort, gripping the railing with both hands, he crawled downstairs. <BR> <BR> With laboured breath, he leaned against the door-frame, gazing into... Fri, 22 Apr 2016 05:21:02 EST Interesting facts about the ANZACS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6147084 * ANZAC is an abbreviation for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps <BR> <BR> * ANZACS were all volunteers <BR> <BR> * AIF is an abbreviation for Australian Imperial Force <BR> <BR> * April 25, Anzac Day, was the day the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps <BR> landed on the Gallipoli Peninsula <BR> <BR> * The first dawn service on an ANZAC Day was in 1923 <BR> <BR> * The ANZACS were only on the Gallipoli Peninsula for only 8 months, where <BR> around 8,000 of them died <BR> <BR>... Thu, 21 Apr 2016 08:42:53 EST Queenslanders never brag...!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6137591 A Queenslander is drinking in a West Australin Pub when he gets a call <BR> on his mobile phone and as he listens to the call he starts grinning from ear <BR> to ear. Once he disconnects he shouts to the barman that he wants to buy <BR> everyone in the bar a drink. the barman starts serving the drinks and the people <BR> start to crowd around, keen to know what they are celebrating. <BR> <BR> "Well," he announces, "My wife's just produced a typical Queensland baby boy <BR> weighing 25 pound... Fri, 8 Apr 2016 05:17:53 EST Feeling blessed http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6133782 Today is my last in the 6th decade. <BR> As I enter the 7th decade tomorrow, I feel blessed that I am alive and <BR> able to do many things and enjoy life. <BR> <BR> Last night I found out that another close friend has aggressive breast cancer <BR> and I was feeling really sad. <BR> <BR> Too many of my friends are having to fight this terrible disease. <BR> <BR> I went out to celebrate turning 70 and decided that I am blessed that apart from <BR> a few aches and pains, I am really very lu... Sun, 3 Apr 2016 08:21:32 EST A joke to end the month with. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6131431 There once was a man and a woman who had been married for more than 60 years. They talked about everything. They kept no secrets from each other… except that the old woman had a shoe box in the top of her closet that she cautioned her husband never to open it or ask her about it. <BR> <BR> For all these years he had never thought about the box, but one day the little old woman got very sick and the doctor said she would never recover. <BR> <BR> In trying to sort out their affairs the little... Thu, 31 Mar 2016 04:25:06 EST What to do if you are alone and have symptoms that might be a heart attack. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6122535 <BR> Everyone can send this on as it is really important for <BR> Everyone to know! <BR> <BR> 1. Let's say <BR> it's 7:25pm and you're going home (alone of course) <BR> After an unusually hard day on the job. <BR> <BR> 2. You're <BR> Really tired, upset and frustrated. <BR> <BR> 3. <BR> Suddenly you <BR> Start experiencing severe pain in your chest that starts to <BR> Drag out into your arm and up in to your <BR> Jaw. <BR> <BR> You are only <BR> About five km from the... Fri, 18 Mar 2016 22:16:16 EST North Queensland cruise - part 2. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6108258 After leaving the Gondola, we took a historic train ride back to Cairns and <BR> went back to the port. It was so hot even though it was raining. too humid <BR> for me and I couldn't live up there. <BR> Well, we lined up for the tender to take us out to the ship and what a scary <BR> experience.The trip back to the ship took us over an hour, it usually takes <BR> 10 -15 minutes. the weather was rough and the waves were very high and <BR> the people sitting near the open window got drenche... Tue, 1 Mar 2016 06:46:46 EST Cruise to the Great Barrier Reef. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6106521 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/38dd31a2-c209-493c-8066-91a899b8219a.JPG"> <BR> I had an amazing week on the Sun Princess. It seemed as though <BR> it was a lot longer because we did so much. Every day was different <BR> and we had 3 ports where we did something different. In Yorkey's Knob <BR> which is the port of Cairns, we went on a plane trip over the Reef and saw <BR> the wonderful Whitsundays. The famous Whitehaven Beach is there and <BR> has jsut been named Australia... Sun, 28 Feb 2016 05:18:47 EST LEXOPHILIA Who makes these up anyway? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6105083 <BR> LEXOPHILIA - Who on earth dreams these up! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> · How does Moses make tea? Hebrews it. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> · Venison for dinner again? Oh deer! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> · A cartoonist was found dead in his home. Details are sketchy. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> · I used to be a banker, but then I lost interest. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> · Haunted French pancakes give me the crêpes. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> · England has no kidney bank,... Fri, 26 Feb 2016 02:04:57 EST Joke of the Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6097936 A new bride goes into the chemist and hands over a repeat prescription <BR> for sleeping pills. <BR> "I don't know what I would do without them," she tells the pharmacist. <BR> "I would never get any sleep." <BR> <BR> "Be careful that you don't take too many," cautioned the pharmacist. <BR> <BR> "Me?"says the bride. <BR> :Oh I never use them. I give them to my husband." <BR> <BR> Wed, 17 Feb 2016 07:42:28 EST Just for laughs. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6091478 Joe's wife bought a new line of expensive cosmetics guaranteed <BR> to make her look years younger. After a lengthy time sitting <BR> before the mirror applying the 'miracle' products, she asked, <BR> "Darling, honestly, what age would you say I am?" <BR> <BR> Looking at her carefully, Joe said, <BR> "Judging from your skin, 20, your hair 18 and your figure 25." <BR> <BR> "Oh, you flatter," she gushed. <BR> <BR> "Wait a minute, I haven't added them all up yet!" <BR> <BR> ----------------... Tue, 9 Feb 2016 02:14:55 EST Joke of the Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6089097 A man was complaining to a friend about the state of his life. <BR> <BR> "I had it all," the man told his mate." <BR> "I had money, a beautiful house and a flash car. I even had the love <BR> of a beautiful woman, then Pow!!! Overnight it was all gone and I <BR> never knew what hit me." <BR> <BR> "What happened?" asked his friend. <BR> <BR> "My wife found out." Sat, 6 Feb 2016 08:18:08 EST Just joking! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6078428 The local news station was interviewing an 80 year old lady because <BR> she had just married for the fourth time. The interviewer asked her <BR> questions about her life, about what it felt like to be marrying again <BR> at 80, and then about her new husband's occupation. <BR> <BR> "He's a funeral director," she answered. <BR> <BR> "Interesting," the newsman thought... <BR> <BR> He then asked her if she wouldn't mind telling him a little about her first <BR> 3 husbands and what they d... Mon, 25 Jan 2016 05:53:11 EST