Monday, March 12, 2007

Great Weekend

Hello everyone, just a very quick post. I have been away for the most glorious weekend to Gympie.
It was for a surprise birthday party for my good friend Ken, ( Jackie and Ken) blog site Fergie's Fab Photos.
I was very honoured to be on the guest list for this very special celebration and had a ripping good time of it. For the entire weekend I might add.
I arrived back home today to join the real world, Ho Hum.

With St Patrick's Day coming up I thought I would explain that the maraird in my email address is meant to read mairead which is Gaelic for Margaret pronounced M'red. The mis-spelling was the brain child of my isp, it was too much of a drama to have it changed hence the maraird. The mairead was meant as a tribute to my dear mother who was Irish, she passed away at the grand age of 99 several years ago .

An American decided to write a book about famous churches around the world.

So he bought a plane ticket and took a trip to Orlando, thinking that he would start by working his way across the USA from South to North.

On his first day he was inside a church taking photographs when he noticed a golden telephone mounted on the wall with a sign that read "$10,000 per call".

The American, being intrigued, asked a priest who was strolling by what the telephone was used for. The priest replied that it was a direct line to heaven and that for $10,000 you could talk to God.

The American thanked the priest and went along his way. Next stop was in Atlanta. There, at a very large cathedral, he saw the same golden telephone with the same sign under it. He wondered if this was the same kind of telephone he saw in Orlando and he asked a nearby nun what its purpose was. She told him that it was a direct line to heaven and that for $10,000 he could talk to God. "O.K., thank you," said the American.

He then travelled to Indianapolis, Washington DC, Philadelphia, Boston and New York. In every church he saw the same golden telephone with the same "$10,000 per call" sign under it.

The American, upon leaving Vermont decided to travel to AUSTRALIA to see if Australians had the same phone.

He arrived in Australia, and again, in the first church he entered, there was the same golden telephone, but this time the sign under it read "40 cents per call."

The American was surprised so he asked the priest about the sign. "Father, I've travelled all over America and I've seen this same golden telephone in many churches. I'm told that it is a direct line to Heaven, but in the US the price was $10,000 per call. Why is it so cheap here?"

The priest smiled and answered, "You're in Australia now, son - it's a local call".



Tammy said...

Sounds like you had a great time...I wish we bloggers could get together for a real party...don't you know that would be a hoot??

JunieRose2005 said...

hahaha- I like that joke , Margaret!!

...and I'm so happy to hear you had a great weekend!


Lee said...

Aha! So you had a great weekend in my old hometown of Gympie, Margaret. It sounds like you had a wonderful time, and that's great. :)

Meow said...

Sounds like a great weekend ... like all weekend's should be, I reckon !!
Hope you are well.
Have a great week.
Take care, Meow

Leann said...

I love the was nice you were able to get out nd enjoy your self.I was able to go for a ride.I sure needed to get out.God bless have a great week.

Britmum said...

Wow I am so glad that you had a fab time.

I love the bit about the golden telephone. How cool would that be? I would love to come to Austrailia one day.

My husband lived in Austraila when he was a kid. His sister was born there.

Take care and hugs xx

Jeanette said...

Hi Margaret.
So pleased your out and about again, Sounds like you had a great time at the party. Take care have fun ((((hugs))))

Jim said...

Hi Margaret. I'm sorry you were doing punky for a while. I read that between the lines of your buddies there. It seems you are better now, good!
It's nice that your calls on that golden phone are local where you are. That is always nice.

Gwen said...

Hi Margaret..
Sounds like your weekend was a good one.
And you sound like your old self
stay well xx

Merle said...

Hi Margaret ~~ I thought I had left a comment here, as I really liked that
joke. Thanks for your comments ~~ I am fine again which is just as well as Peter will be here any day now.
Take care, my friend, Love, Merle.

HORIZON said...

Great to hear you had a good time Mairead ;)
Hope you had a good St. Patrick's Day too.
l was expecting to wake up to some snow this morn but nothing! It is snowing now but just lightly- you never know. Are your temps cooling down a bit now? Have been thinking of you. In fact when l read a poem l think, 'bet Margaret would like this one!' Bests xx

HORIZON said...

Dear Margaret.
l did not go into detail on my blog about all the
family from Ireland but my dad's side was Malley from
Dublin- they came to settle in the Glasgow area. :)
Maggie O'Malley from Dublin- lol
You never know ;)
Thanks for the mail

DellaB said...

Hi Margaret, I know the name Mairead, and a little bit of the Irish. Husband No#3 was born near Belfast, and we spent a lot of time with his sisters and their families in Adelaide and Canberra.

Very warm people, it is a time I remember with fondness.

Thank you for leaving me good wishes on my 1st Blogiversary post, very much appreciated..

Peter said...

Hi Margaret, I'm home at last and have caught up on my sleep, now just have a couple of hundred blog entries to catch up on!!! thank you for not being one of the "post every dayers" (but you could post a little more often!!)

Christina said...

Glad you had a good weekend. Love the golden phone joke - great!!!