Friday, September 08, 2006

This was sent to me by a friend

"Just because someone doesn't love you the way you want them to, doesn't mean that they don't love you with all they have.

Jim and Edna were both patients in a mental hospital. One day while they were walking past the hospital swimming pool, Jim suddenly jumped into the deep end. He sank to the bottom of the pool and stayed there.

Edna promptly jumped in to save him. She swam to the bottom and pulled Jim out. When the Head Nurse Director became aware of Edna's heroic act, she immediately ordered her to be discharged from the hospital as she now considered her to be mentally stable.

When she went to tell Edna the news, she said, "Edna, I have good news and bad news. The good news is you're being dischared. Since you were able to rationally respond to a crisis by jumping in and saving the life of another patient, I have concluded that your act displays sound- mindedness.

The bad news is that Jim, the patient you saved, hanged himself in the bathroom with his bathrobe belt right after you saved him. I am so sorry dear, but he's dead."

Edna replied, "He didn't hang himself, I put him there to dry. How soon can I go home?"

Monday, September 04, 2006

Vedder River Run - Part Two- Dogs and All!

Well, some other people had discovered our "secret swimming hole" so i guess it is not much of a secret anymore. With my underwater camera safely strapped to my wrist, i quickly snapped this photo of them as the current carried me past them. (i'm in the water heading West down the river, and i think i'm facing South)

then, as i reached the end of the beach, to the left of this group, the river forks right and left, if one stayed right one would continue on down the river, where it starts to flow a lot faster, but we veered right, and it was from here that i took the photo that you see below. That is Lucy's daughter, standing beside the little tent i had erected, and i'm looking at the mountains in the East.

Managed to snap this photo of Lucy before she drifted past me! (i'm facing East in this photo, heading West down the river)

It seems like ages since i was last at the river in Yarrow. Four adults, 2 dogs and 2 little boys. Weather - perfect! Hot hot hot and sunny - then we had to wade through waist high water to get to our "secret swimming hole" - yikes, i thought i might have a heart attack. " COLD.... COLD....COLD....VERY COLD...was all i could say, what i really wanted to do was holler out loud, but i did not want my companions, way ahead of me and almost on the other side, to think i was drowning. The contrast from walking in the hot sun, then the icy cold water on one's midriff --- you know the cold that takes your breath away? - Whew!

Well, it only took us a few minutes to reach our distination....and i set up my camp with some drift wood branches and my batik cotton sarong (shade for the container of lemonade that Lucy had brought along)....and then we lounged, got very hot, cooled down (fast) in the river and dried out instantly in our beautiful surroundings. Later on in the day we were entertained by a man an his dogs - all five of them - one of them took a fancy to one of young women in our group, he came over to where she was lying on her towel on the beach, promptly sat down next to her, then proceeded to roll around on top of her, this great big St. Bernard, it was hilarious. She sat up laughing. The dog then returned to the water for a brief swim, but no sooner had she lay down again but he was there rolling all over her and covering her with mud and water. Too
bad i was not fast enough to get a picture of it, but i was laughing too hard. You can see one of the St. Bernard dogs in the right of this photo.

I was facing South, i think(??) when i took this photo

Make sure you check in the post below for Part One of the River Run!