During a lecture on Essential
Oils, they told us how the foot soles can absorb oils. Their example: Put
garlic on your feet and within 20 minutes you can 'taste' it.
Some of us have used Vicks
Vapour rub for years for everything from chapped lips to sore toes and many
body parts in between. But I've never heard of this. And don't laugh, it
works 100% of the time, although the scientists who discovered it aren't
sure why. To stop night time coughing in a child (or adult as we found out
personally), put Vicks Vapour rub generously on the bottom of the feet at
bedtime, then cover with socks. Even persistent, heavy, deep coughing will
stop in about 5 minutes and stay stopped for many, many hours of relief.
Works 100% of the time and is more effective in children than even very
strong prescription cough medicines. In addition it is extremely soothing
and comforting and they will sleep soundly.
Just happened to tune in A.M. Radio and picked up this guy talking about why
cough medicines in kids often do more harm than good, due to the chemical
makeup of these strong drugs so, I listened. It was a surprise finding and
found to be more effective than prescribed medicines for children at
bedtime, in addition to have a soothing and calming effect on sick children
who then went on to sleep soundly.
My wife tried it on herself when she had a very deep constant and persistent
cough few weeks ago and it worked 100%! She said that it felt like a warm
blanket had enveloped her, coughing stopped in a few minutes and believe me,
this was a deep, ( incredibly annoying!) every few seconds uncontrollable
cough, and she slept cough-free for hours every night that she used it.
If you have grandchildren,
pass this on. If you end up sick, try it yourself and you will be absolutely
amazed at how it works.
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from the 14th Century
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The next time you are washing your hands and complain because
the water temperature isn't just how you like it, think about how things
used to be. Here are some facts about the1500s:
Most people got married in June because they took their
yearly bath in May and still smelled pretty good by June. However, they were
starting to smell, so brides carried a bouquet of flowers to hide the body
odour. Hence, the custom today of carrying a bouquet when getting married.
Baths consisted of a big tub filled with hot water. The man
of the house had the privilege of the nice clean water, then all the other
sons and men, then the women and finally the children. Last of all the
babies. By then the water was so dirty you could actually lose someone in
it. Hence the saying, don’t throw the baby out with the Bath water.
Houses had thatched roofs-thick straw-piled high, with no
wood underneath. It was the only place for animals to get warm, so all the
cats and other small animals (mice, bugs) lived in the roof. When it rained
it became slippery and sometimes the animals would slip and fall off the
roof. Hence the saying; It's raining cats and dogs.
There was nothing to stop things from falling into the house.
This posed a real problem in the bedroom where bugs and other droppings
could mess up your nice clean bed. Hence, a bed with big posts and a sheet
hung over the top afforded some protection. That's how canopy beds came into
The floor was dirt. Only the wealthy had something other than
dirt. Hence the saying, dirt poor. The wealthy had slate floors that would
get slippery in the winter when wet, so they spread thresh (straw) on floor
to help keep their footing. As the winter wore on, they added more thresh
until, when you opened the door, it would all start slipping outside. A
piece of wood was placed in the entrance way. Hence the saying a thresh
In those old days, they cooked in the kitchen with a big
kettle that always hung over the fire. Every day they lit the fire and added
things to the pot. They ate mostly vegetables and did not get much meat.
They would eat the stew for dinner, leaving leftovers in the pot to get cold
overnight and then start over the next day. Sometimes stew had food in it
that had been there for quite a while. Hence the rhyme, Peas porridge hot,
peas porridge cold, peas porridge in the pot nine days old.
Sometimes they could obtain pork, which made them feel quite
special. When visitors came over, they would hang up their bacon to show
off. It was a sign of wealth that a man could "bring home the bacon". They
would cut off a little to share with guests and would all sit around and
chew the fat..
Those with money had plates made of pewter. Food with high
acid content caused some of the lead to leach onto the food, causing lead
poisoning death. This happened most often with tomatoes, so for the next 400
years or so, tomatoes were considered poisonous.
Bread was divided according to status. Workers got the burnt
bottom of the loaf, the family got the middle, and guests got the top, or
the "upper crust".
Lead cups were used to drink ale or whiskey. The combination
would sometimes knock the imbibers out for a couple of days. Someone walking
along the road would take them for dead and prepare them for burial. They
were laid out on the kitchen table for a couple of days and the family would
gather around and eat and drink and wait and see if they would wake up.
Hence the custom of holding a wake.
England is old and small and the local folks started running
out of places to bury people. So they would dig up coffins and would take
the bones to a bone-house, and re-use the grave. When re-opening these
coffins, 1 out of 25 coffins were found to have scratch marks on the inside
and they realized they had been burying people alive. So they would tie a
string on the wrist of the corpse, thread it through the coffin and up
through the ground and tie it to a bell. Someone would have to sit out in
the graveyard all night (the graveyard shift.) to listen for the bell; thus,
someone could be saved by the bell or was considered a dead ringer.
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WD-40 . . . Who would have guessed??? (Believe if you
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I had a neighbour who had bought a new pickup. I got up very early one
Sunday morning and saw that someone had spray painted red all around the
sides of this beige truck (for some unknown reason).
I went over, woke him up, and told him the bad news. He was very upset and
was trying to figure out what to do probably nothing until Monday morning,
since nothing was open. Another neighbour came out and told him to get his
WD-40 and clean it off. It removed the unwanted paint beautifully and did
not harm his paint job that was on the truck. I'm impressed! WD-40 who knew?
Water Displacement #40. The product began from a search for a rust
preventative solvent and degreaser to protect missile parts. WD-40 was
created in 1953 by three technicians at the San Diego Rocket Chemical
Company. Its name comes from the project that was to find a 'water
displacement' compound. They were successful with the fortieth formulation,
thus WD-40. The Corvair Company bought it in bulk to protect their atlas
Ken East (one of the original founders) says there is nothing in WD-40 that
would hurt you.
When you read the 'shower door' part, try it. It's the first thing that has
ever cleaned that spotty shower door. If yours is plastic, it works just as
well as glass. It's a miracle! Then try it on your stove top ... Voila! It's
now shinier than it's ever been. You'll be amazed.
Here are some of the uses:
1) Protects silver from tarnishing.
2) Removes road tar and grime from cars.
3) Cleans and lubricates guitar strings.
4) Gives floors that 'just-waxed' sheen without making it slippery.
5) Keeps flies off cows.
6) Restores and cleans chalkboards.
7) Removes lipstick stains.
8) Loosens stubborn zippers.
9) Untangles jewellery chains.
10) Removes stains from stainless steel sinks.
11) Removes dirt and grime from the barbecue grill.
12) Keeps ceramic/terra cotta garden pots from oxidizing.
13) Removes tomato stains from clothing.
14) Keeps glass shower doors free of water spots.
15) Camouflages scratches in ceramic and marble floors.
16) Keeps scissors working smoothly.
17) Lubricates noisy door hinges on vehicles and doors in homes
18) It removes black scuff marks from the kitchen floor! Use WD-40 for
those nasty tar and scuff marks on flooring. It doesn't seem to harm the
finish and you won't have to scrub nearly as hard to get them off. Just
remember to open some windows if you have a lot of marks.
19) Bug guts will eat away the finish on your car if not removed quickly!
20) Gives a children's play gym slide a shine for a super fast slide.
21) Lubricates gear shift and mower deck lever for ease of handling on
22) Rids kids rocking chairs and swings of squeaky noises.
23) Lubricates tracks in sticking home windows and makes them easier to
24) Spraying an umbrella stem makes it easier to open and close.
25) Restores and cleans padded leather dashboards in vehicles, as well as
26) Restores and cleans roof racks on vehicles.
27) Lubricates and stops squeaks in electric fans.
28) Lubricates wheel sprockets on tricycles, wagons, and bicycles for easy
29) Lubricates fan belts on washers and dryers and keeps them running
30) Keeps rust from forming on saws and saw blades, and other tools.
31) Removes splattered grease on stove.
32) Keeps bathroom mirror from fogging.
33) Lubricates prosthetic limbs.
34) Keeps pigeons off the balcony (they hate the smell).
35) Removes all traces of duct tape.
36) Folks even spray it on their arms, hands, and knees to relieve arthritis
37) Florida's favourite use is: 'cleans and removes love bugs from grills
38) The favourite use in the state of New York WD-40 protects the Statue of
Liberty from the elements.
39) WD-40 attracts fish. Spray a LITTLE on live bait or lures and you will
be catching the big one in no time. Also, it's a lot cheaper than the
chemical attractants that are made for just that purpose. Keep in mind
though, using some chemical laced baits or lures for fishing are not allowed
in some states.
40) Use it for fire ant bites. It takes the sting away immediately and stops
41) WD-40 is great for removing crayon from walls. Spray on the mark and
wipe with a clean rag.
42) Also, if you've discovered that your teenage daughter has washed and
dried a tube of lipstick with a load of laundry, saturate the lipstick spots
with WD-40 and re-wash. Presto! Lipstick is gone!
43) If you sprayed WD-40 on the distributor cap, it would displace the
moisture and allow the car to start.
P. S. The basic ingredient is FISH OIL.
P. P. S. I keep a can of WD-40 in my kitchen cabinet over the stove. It
is good for oven burns or any other type of burn. It takes the burned
feeling away and heals with NO scarring
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The perfect man
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A guy walks out to the street and catches
a taxi just going by. He gets into the taxi, and the Cabbie says, 'Perfect
timing. You're just like Frank.'
Cabbie: 'Frank Feldman. He's a guy who did everything right all the time.
Like my coming along when you needed a cab, things happened like that to
Frank Feldman every single time.'
Passenger: 'There are always a few clouds over everybody.'
Cabbie: 'Not Frank Feldman. He was a terrific athlete. He could have won the
tennis Grand-Slam. He could golf with the pros. He sang like an opera
baritone, danced like a Broadway star and you should have heard him play the
piano. He was an amazing guy.'
Passenger: 'Sounds like he was something really special.'
Cabbie: 'There's more... He had a memory like a computer. He remembered
everybody's birthday. He knew all about wine, which foods to order and which
fork to eat them with. He could fix anything. Not like me. I change a fuse,
and the whole street blacks out. But Frank Feldman, he could do everything
Passenger: 'Wow, some guy then.'
Cabbie: 'He always knew the quickest way to go in traffic and avoid traffic
jams. Not like me, I always seem to get stuck in them. But Frank, he never
made a mistake, and he really knew how to treat a woman and make her feel
good. He would never answer her back, even if she was in the wrong; and his
clothing was always immaculate, shoes highly polished too - He was the
perfect man! He never made a mistake. No one could ever measure up to Frank
Passenger: 'An amazing fellow. How did you meet him?'
Cabbie: 'Well, I never actually met Frank, he died. I married his widow.'
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Blokes. Take a look at this!!!!
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In the beginning God created day and night. He created day
for footy matches, going to the beach and BBQ's. He created night
for sleeping and BBQ's and God saw that it was good.
On the Second Day, God created water - for surfing, - swimming and BBQ's
on the beach and God saw that it was good.
On the Third Day God created the Earth to bring forth plants to
provide malt and yeast for beer and wood for BBQs and God saw that it was
On the Fourth Day God created animals and crustaceans for chops,
sausages, steak and prawns for BBQ's and God saw that it was good.
On the Fifth day God created a Bloke - to go to the footy, enjoy the beach,
drink the beer and eat the meat and prawns at BBQ's, and God saw that it was
On the Sixth Day God saw that the Bloke was lonely and needed someone to go
to the footy, surf, drink beer, eat and stand around the barbie with So God
created Mates, and God saw that they were good Blokes, and God saw that it
On the Seventh Day God looked around at the twinkling barbie fires, heard
the hiss of opening beer cans and the raucous laughter of all the Blokes. He
smelled the aroma of grilled chops and sizzling prawns and God Saw that it
was good Well. . Almost good.
He saw that the Blokes were too tired to clean up and needed a rest. So God
created Sheilas - to clean the house, to bear children, to wash, to cook and
to clean the Barbie, and then God saw that it was not justgood. It was
better than that, it was ------ Awesome!
IT WAS AUSTRALIA!!!!!
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One day I met a sweet gentleman and fell in love. When it
became apparent that we would marry, I made the supreme sacrifice and gave
Some months later, on my birthday, my car broke down on the way home from
work. Since I lived in the countryside I called my husband and told him that
I would be late because I had to walk home. On my way, I passed by a small
diner and the odour of baked beans was more than I could stand. With miles
to walk, I figured that I would walk off any ill effects by the time I
reached home, so I stopped at the diner and before I knew it, I had consumed
three large orders of baked beans. All the way home, I made sure that I
released all the gas.
Upon my arrival, my husband seemed excited to see! me and exclaimed
delightedly: "Darling I have a surprise for dinner tonight."
He then blindfolded me and led me to my chair at the dinner table. I took a
seat and just as he was about to remove my blindfold, the telephone rang. He
made me promise not to touch the blindfold until he returned and went to
answer the call.
The baked beans I had consumed were still affecting me and the pressure was
becoming most unbearable, so while my husband was out of the room I seized
the opportunity, shifted my weight to one leg and let one go. It was not
only loud, but it smelled like a fertilizer truck running over a skunk in
front of a pulpwood mill. I took my napkin from my lap and fanned the air
around me vigorously.
Then, shifting to the other cheek, I ripped off three more. The stink was
worse than cooked cabbage.
Keeping my ears carefully tuned to the conversation in the other room, I
went on like this for another few minutes. The pleasure was indescribable.
When eventually the telephone farewells signalled the end of my freedom, I
quickly fanned the air a few more times with my napkin, placed it on my lap
and folded my hands back on it feeling very relieved and pleased with
My face must have been the picture of innocence when my husband returned,
apologizing for taking so long. He asked me if I had peeked through the
blindfold, and I assured him I had not.
At this point, he removed the blindfold, and twelve dinner guests seated
around the table chorused: "Happy Birthday!"
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A 1st grade school
teacher had twenty-six students in her class. She presented each child in
her classroom the first half of a well-known proverb and asked them to come
up with the remainder of the proverb.
It's hard to believe these were actually done by first
graders. Their insight may surprise you. While reading, keep in mind that
these are first-graders, 6-year-olds, because the last one is a classic!
change horses, until they stop running.
while the, bug is close.
always darkest before, Daylight Saving Time.
underestimate the power of, termites.
can lead a horse to water but, How?
bite the hand that looks dirty.
news is, impossible
is as good as a, Mr.
can't teach an old dog new, Math
all, trust, Me.
pen is mightier than the, pigs.
idle mind is, the best way to relax.
there's smoke there’s, pollution.
the bride who, gets all the presents.
penny saved is, not much.
company, three is, the Musketeers.
put off till tomorrow what, you put on to go to bed.
and the whole world laughs with you, cry and, You
have to blow your nose.
are none so blind as, Stevie Wonder.
Children should be seen and not, spanked or
first you don't succeed, get new batteries.
get out of something only what you, See in the
picture on the box
the blind lead the blind, get out of the way.
in the hand, is going to poop on you.
late than, Pregnant
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An Irish woman of advanced age visited her physician to ask his advice
in reviving her husband's libido.
'What about trying Viagra?' asked the doctor.
'Not a chance', she said. 'He won't even take an aspirin.'
'Not a problem,' replied the doctor. 'Give him an 'Irish Viagra'. It's when
you drop the Viagra tablet into his coffee. He won't even taste it...
Give it a try and call me in a week to let me know how things went.'
It wasn't a week later when she called the doctor, who directly inquired as
to her progress. The poor dear exclaimed, 'Oh, faith, bejaysus and begorrah!
T'was horrid! Just terrible, doctor!'
'Really? What happened?' asked the doctor.
'Well, I did as you advised and slipped it in his coffee and the effect was
almost immediate. He jumped straight up, with a twinkle in his eye and with
his pants a-bulging fiercely! With one swoop of his arm, he sent the cups
flying, ripped me clothes to tatters and took me then and there passionately
on the tabletop! It was a nightmare, I tell you, an absolute nightmare!'
'Why so terrible?' asked the doctor, 'Do you mean the sex your husband
provided wasn't good?'
'Feckin jaysus, 'twas the best sex I've had in 25 years! But sure as I'm
sitting here, I'll never be able to show me face in Starbucks again!'
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A woman was flying
from Seattle to San Francisco .. Unexpectedly, the plane was diverted
to Sacramento along the way. The flight attendant explained that there
would be a delay, and if the passengers wanted to get off the aircraft
the plane would re-board in 50 minutes.
Everybody got off
the plane except one lady who was blind. The man had noticed her as he
walked by and could tell the lady was blind because her seeing-eye dog
lay quietly underneath the seats in front of her throughout the entire
He could also tell
she had flown this very flight before because the pilot approached her,
and calling her by name, said, 'Kathy, we are in Sacramento for almost
an hour. Would you like to get off and stretch your legs?'
The blind lady said,
'No thanks, but maybe Buddy would like to stretch his legs.'
All the people in
the gate area came to a complete standstill when they looked up and saw
the pilot walk off the plane with a seeing-eye dog! The pilot was even
wearing sunglasses. People scattered. They not only tried to change
planes, but they were trying to change airlines!
True story... Have a
great day and remember....
THINGS AREN'T ALWAYS
AS THEY APPEAR
WITHOUT LAUGHTER IS A DAY WASTED!!!
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