Monday, April 16, 2007

Say Hi to Lavern & Shirley For me

Ole and Sven were drinking buddies who worked as aircraft mechanics in
Minneapolis. One day the airport was fogged in and they were stuck in
the hangar with nothing to do.

Ole said, "I vish ve had somethin ta drink!" Sven says, "Me too.
Y'know, I've hear you can drink dat yet fuel an get a buzz. Ya vanna try
it?"

So they pour themselves a couple of glasses of high octane hooch and got
completely smashed.

Next morning Ole woke up and is surprised at how good he feels. In fact
he feels GREAT! NO hangover! NO bad side effects. Nothing!

The phone rang. It was Sven who asks "How iss you feelin dis mornin?"

Ole says, "I feel great. How bout you?"

Sven says, "I feel great, too. Ya don't have no hangover?"

Ole says, "No dat yet fuel iss great stuff -- no hangover, nothin. Ve
oughta do d is mor e often."

Sven agreed."Yeah, vell, but dere's yust vun ting."

Ole asked, "Vat's dat?"

Sven questioned, "Haff you farted yet?"

Ole stopped to think. "No "

"Vell, DON'T, 'cause I'm in Milvaukee"


Gail sent me this joke from her post in Tanzania...Here's what she's doing over there....

AM DOING WONDERFULLY, AND AM WORKING SO HARD ADVOCATING FOR THE CHILDREN AT NKOARANGA.......TRYING TO GET THE TANZANIAN DSS TO GET THESE LITTLE ONES ADOPTED. SO MANY ARE NOT BEING ADOPTED AND MY HEART GROWS HEAVIER SEEING THIS PROBLEM EACH DAY.
I AM GOING TO TRY TO ESTABLISH A VERY SMALL ORPHANAGE OF MY OWN UPON MY RETURN IN AUGUST (AM PLANNING ON RETURNING STATESIDE SOMETIME IN MAY, PROBABLY TOWARD THE END) THIS ORPHANAGE WOULD BE FUNDED BY OUR "FUND", AND I WOULD ONLY BE ABLE TO TAKE IN 2 BABIES AT A TIME AND THAN WORK HARD FOR THEIR ADOPTION. I WILL HAVE TO INVESTIGATE RENTING A SMALL PLACE, WHICH THANK THE LORD, HERE IS VERY INEXPENSIVE, AND OF WHICH 2 WONDERFUL FRIENDS HAVE GIVEN ME A CONTACT FOR. THE WORK WILL NEVER CEASE HERE, AND HOW I WOULD LOVE ALL OF U TO COME OVER AND HELP ME, IF ONLY FOR A SHORT TIME. YOUR LIVES WOULD BE FOREVER CHANGED.!!!!
THE POWER OF ONE CAN NEVER BE UNDERESTIMATED, AND THIS I WITNESS DAILY......AND THE CRY FOR MEDICAL PERSONNEL IS SO IMMEDIATE THAT IF U OR ANYONE U KNOW WOULD CONSIDER VOLUNTEERING AT THE NKOARANGA HOSPITAL, IN ANY MEDICAL CAPACITY, IT WOULD BE A MIRACLE FOR THEM. THE PRESENT STAFF IS SO OPEN TO NEW KNOWLEDGE, THEY THRIST FOR IT. THE CONDITIONS HERE AT THE HOSPITAL ARE SUB-SUB-STANDARD ACCORDING TO OUR WESTERN STANDARDS, BUT THIS STAFF WORKS TIRELESSLY AND LOVINGLY TO GIVE THE BEST THAT THEY THEMSELVES HAVE TO OFFER. IT WARMS ONES HEART.
WILL KEEP U POSTED ON ALL THE HAPPENINGS HERE......AND CARRY U ALL IN MY HEART EACH DAY AND NIGHT--OH, SAD NEWS----OUR COW DIED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (THEY SAID SHE ATE SOME POISONOUS GRASS!!!!)......OH WELL....THIS IS AFRICA!!!!!! MUST RUN....OFF TO THE ORPHANAGE.....I LOVE U ALL AND AS ALWAYS, THE GRATITUDE FOR YOUR CARING AND COMPASSION FOR THESE PEOPLE OVERWHELMS ME, AND FOR THE ZILLIONITH TIME--THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU..............MAY HUGS EMBRACE YOU AND JOY FILL YOUR HEART ON THIS VERY WONDERFUL AND NEW DAY........YOUR AFRICAN QUEEN!!!

If you would like to make a Donation towards Gail's efforts in Tanzania
Send Check made out to Tanzanian Hope Fund
PO Box 872, Gloucester MA 01930



5 comments:

toes said...

Gail is one in a million. How she deals with heartbreaking situations every day and still maintains her sense of humor is a inspiration.

Tom--remember to put the zip code on that Gloucester address!!!

TOM said...

Thanks for the proof reading TOES, I've put the zip code in!!

eastcoastlife said...

I am taking Gail as my idol. I'm going to open an orphanage for girls in China. Wish me luck.

TOM said...

Eastcoast, good luck, as Gail says in her letter this "work" has changed her life forever and for the better!

choochoo said...

ROTFL!

Maybe I'll drink jet fuel the next time I feel like traveling