Monday, April 7, 2014

Chuckles and Chortles

Good morning, everyone. I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. Saturday we drove to Montreal to attend my deceased brother’s three-year (and final) memorial that my mother hosted at the church she attends. It wasn’t the happiest reason to go, but it was nice to see my family, particularly my older daughter who met us there. We spent a few hours with everyone, and returned home later that evening.

Yesterday we had the most glorious day in my lovely city. It truly felt like spring with the pleasant temperatures and the abundance of much-needed sunshine. Hubby and I were both beat from the previous day’s trip, and we didn’t have the required energy to run around town and truly enjoy it. But we didn’t want to miss out completely either, so we rested up in the afternoon, and headed out for a nice walk later in the day. I have faith that winter is finally over. Fingers crossed!

Now, let’s get to the reason we’ve all gathered here...the humour...










A beautiful day to all of you!

32 comments:

  1. If I ever try to swallow a hanger someone needs to take the rum away from me.

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  2. Goog ones as always Martha, think I will shave my legs today.

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  3. I honestly laughed out loud at the last one. That's pretty darn good stuff.

    Rain and snow over the weekend for us, but nothing major. Sunday was spring-like. Glad you got to see your oldest daughter, sounds like all in all a good weekend.

    Why three years in a row? Does three signify something?

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    1. You can do as many memorials as you like, but usually people choose significant years. 40 days after a loved one has passed, everyone does a memorial, because in our religion on the 40th day the soul departs this earth for the after world. For 40 days they roam the earth visiting loved ones and saying goodbye. Most people do another memorial after the first year because...well...because it's been a full year. Then you can do one every year to remember a loved one and get together with friends and family. But my mother only does three: the 40 days, the first year and the third year. The third year is significant because it represents the three most important things in our faith: the father, the son and the holy spirit. Anyhow, I hope that explains it. Maybe I'll write a post about this one day. I'm not religious like my mother, I'm more into spirituality, but because I was raised in that faith, I understand some of the workings.

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  4. Good morning, Martha ;) .... yeah, the clown one is hysterical ... nice family visit and YAY spring is upon you! nothing like sunshine ... gray and cloudy and rainy here today as was yesterday and the day before and will be the day after...

    always something... ! AND I shaved my legs a couple of weeks ago ... prolly need to mow again

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    1. Can you imagine a clown like that showing up at a child's party? Hahahaha... HOLYMOLY!

      I always enjoy getting together with my family. We always have a great time together.

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  5. The Vintage Social Networking one is hilarious and right on!

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  6. A busy weekend for you both....good that you listened to your bodies and rested.

    Do people really use hedge trimmers? lol

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  7. Lol! Yep. Pass me the hedge trimmers!

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    1. Clowns are kind of creepy to begin with, so this one really freaks you out!

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  9. Nice collection of funnies there Martha! A great way to start off the week! Glad to hear spring has arrived in your area, it finally got here yesterday and thankfully melted most of the snow! Yippee!

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    1. I think spring is truly here. It'll be nice to see some colour again!

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  10. That's one barbie I adore.
    Love the hanger jokes too.

    Keep a smile, Martha.
    xoRobyn

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    1. That's what Barbie REALLY does! LOL...

      I wonder who caused that hanger warning...hahaha...

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  11. I have never heard of three memorials. However, I can see that it would be very beneficial for closure.

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    1. In our faith you can do as many memorials as you'd like. See my comment to The Happy Whisk above. There is a lot of symbolism in this religion, and perhaps I'll write about it one day.

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  12. Ha, ha, ha!! Love your funnies. What did we ever do before there was Pinterest?

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  13. Funny series. Thank you for posting them.

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  14. always love your Monday funnies, thanks for the laughs, Martha.
    I am sure it was good to see your family again at the memorial for your brother.
    Sorry for your loss .

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    1. Glad you enjoyed, Margie! Thank you for the condolences. I miss him, but it's much easier after all this time.

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  15. I say clowns anytime of the day or night are scary and not funny!

    I think it is lovely that your mom has a memorial for your brother. What a wonderful tribute. (I didn't know you lost a brother, Martha. xo)

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    1. I agree with you, Birdie; clowns are pretty creepy!

      It's been three years since my brother passed, and although I miss him all the time, it's much easier now. Thank you, Birdie :)

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  16. Sorry about your brother, Martha more than anything I think he would appreciate you taking time for photos and making others laugh....you are very special, and I shared the new Barbie's vision of what real food is...hazelnuts are just so good for you, you're amazing, thanks for the beauty and laughter

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    1. You bet, Lorraine. He was a really cool guy, and I miss him. But time has passed, and it is easier now.

      Yes, this Barbie is what it's all about! hahaha

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