Friday, 12 June 2009

This Brought Tears To My Eyes - It Will Yours Too!

A farmer had some puppies he needed to sell. He painted a sign advertising the four pups, and set about nailing it to a post on the edge of his yard. As he was driving the last nail into the post, he felt a tug on his overalls. He looked down into the eyes of a small boy.

'Mister', he said, I want to buy one of your puppies.' 'Well,' said the farmer, as he rubbed the sweat off the back of his neck, 'These puppies come from fine parents and cost a good deal of money.'
The boy dropped his head for a moment. Then reaching deep into his pocket, he pulled out a handful of change. 'I've got thirty-nine cents. Is that enough to take a look?'

'Sure,' said the farmer, and with that he let out a whistle. 'here, Dolly!' he called. Out from the doghouse and down the ramp ran Dolly followed by four little balls of fur. The little boy pressed his face against the chain link fence. His eyes danced with delight. As the dogs made their way to the fence, the little boy noticed something else stirring inside the doghouse. Slowly another little ball appeared, this one noticeably smaller. Down the ramp it slid. Then, in a somewhat awkward manner, the little pup began hobbling towards the others, doing its best to catch up ........

'I want that one,' the little boy said, pointing to the runt. The farmer knelt down at the boy's side and said, 'Son, you don't want that puppy. He will never be able to run and play with you like these other dogs would.' With that the little boy stepped back from the fence, reached down, and began rolling up one leg of his trousers. In doing so he revealed a steel brace running down both sides of his leg attaching itself to a specially made shoe, Looking back at the farmer, he said, 'You see sir, I don't run too well myself, and he will need someone who understands.' With tears in his eyes, the farmer reached down and picked up the little pup.

Holding it carefully he handed it to the little boy. 'How much?' asked the little boy. 'No charge.' answered the farmer, 'There's no charge for love.'

The world is full of people who need someone who understands. Please make sure you're there to help!

Petrol Going Up Again

Ever Wondered Why?

Why Doctors call what they do 'practice'?
Why you have to click on start to turn off your computer?
Why lemon juice is made with artificial flavour,
while dish washing liquid is made with real lemons?
Why the man who invests all your money is called a broker?

Blankney Pictures

Blankney Golf Club House
Ground floor - Restaurant and Kitchens
First Floor - Locker Rooms and Office
(Click image to enlarge)

Definitions (Medical)

What you be after you be eight.

The study of paintings.

Back door to cafe.

What doctors do when patients die.

Maxine's World

Who Am I?

Time to put on your detective hat again and try to solve our 'Who Am I?' puzzle. Just consider the ten clues below and try to work out the name of our mystery famous celebrity.

o1 I was born in County Cork, Ireland.
02 I am 46 years old.
03 My real name is Graham Walker.
04 My first ambition was to be a journalist.
05 I am openly gay.
06 I appeared in the 'Father Ted' series.
07 I eventually moved to Channel 4.
08 In 2003 I was listed in the Observer, as one of the top 50 best comedy acts.
09 In 2004 I took my show to America.
10 On return from America I signed a huge contract with the BBC.

Can you guess who we are talking about?
Answer in tomorrows Journal.