Wilena's Witty Writings
Saturday, February 18, 2006
Sunday, July 10, 2005
  Two letter word
The word "UP" has more meanings than any other two letter word.

It's easy to understand UP, meaning toward the sky or at the top of the list, but when we awaken in the morning, why do we wake UP? At a meeting, why does a topic come UP? Why do we speak UP and why are the officers UP for election and why is it UP to the secretary to write UP a report?

We call UP our friends, and we use it to brighten UP a room, polish UP the silver, we warm UP the leftovers and clean UP the kitchen. We lock UP the house and we fix UP the old car. At other times the little word has real special meaning. People stir UP trouble, line UP for tickets, work UP an appetite, and think UP excuses. To be dressed is one thing but to be dressed UP is special.

And this UP is confusing: A drain must be opened UP because it is stopped UP. We open UP a store in the morning but we close it UP at night.

To be knowledgeable about the proper uses of UP, look the word UP in the dictionary. In a desk-sized dictionary, it takes UP 1/4 of the page and can add UP to about thirty definitions.
If you are UP to it, you might try building UP a list of the many ways UP is used. It will take UP a lot of your time, but if you don't give UP, you may wind UP with a hundred or more.

One could go on and on, but I'll wrap it UP because it's time for me to shut UP.........

Oh...........one more thing, what is the first thing you do in the morning..............you get UP.

OK, OK I'll shut UP!!!

"A person who aims at nothing has a target he can't miss".
Monday, July 04, 2005
Happy 4th of July to all. We went down to the riverfront last night and enjoyed the fireworks. Since I am handicapped and have to use a powerchair and my husband also has medical problems that prevents him from walking very far We always watch them from a distance but you really can't hear them good and we never get to see the low ones. Anyway I told hubby this year I wanted to go down and see them up close. Of course as usual he said we probably couldn't get in because there is so many people down there. When he says this I always say I don't think two more will really make that big of difference. Anyway he finally agreed to try it first and if
we couldn't get in we could always watch them at our usual spot.

We went down at 7:30 and the display didn't start until 9:30. When we got there of
course it was packed I drove up and down the rows of cars looking for a space with him telling me I told you so..................LOL. I saw some people heading to their car and ask if they were leaving and where they were parked and we got their spot (a perfect location).

We unloaded my powerchair and his scooter and headed to the park. We were at the back entrance of the park but it is easier with our scooters and I was so glad we went in that way because that was the end where the carnival was. It was great being in that atmosphere again, it brought back memories of when the kids were little riding the rides etc. and of course the funnel cake is one of my favorite things.

We had to wait in line for awhile but it was worth it. After eating our funnel cake and looking at all the game booths that we use to try to win the prizes for the kids (and sometimes we did) it was almost time for the display. We had the perfect spot to watch the display. It was great being able to be that close to it and see the beautiful low displays that we could never see before. It was fantastic (as it should have been because I read in the paper where the city spent $95,000.00 on the displays.)

After it was over we found a good place just to sit and watch the kids on the rides etc. until about 40,000 people exited the park. It was a perfect evening.

Guess what after hubby didn't want to go last night but did anyway...........to please me he came in and said you know we could go back to the park tonight and finish seeing the other end of the park that we didn't get to last night. The weather looked a little unsettled so we didn't go but last night was enough until next year.
Wednesday, June 08, 2005
  English is a crazy language
Let's face it - English is a crazy language.
There is no egg in eggplant, nor ham in hamburger; neither apple or pine in pineapple.

If the plural of tooth is teeth, why isn't the plural of booth, beeth?

One goose, two geese. So I guess it should be one moose, 2 meese.

If teachers taught, why doesn't preachers praught?

You recite at a play but play at a recital.

Ship by truck and send cargo by ship.

How can a slim chance and a fat chance be the same.

English muffins weren't invented in England or French fries in France.

"Keep your words sweet...You never know when you'll have to eat them"
Tuesday, June 07, 2005
Advice from my dad

My dad never had an education, he could not read or write but he was wiser beyound words. Some of the things he came up with were amazing.

One was when we were teenagers his advice was this...................Watch who you associate with..........choose your friends wisely. An example he gave us was, take a bushel of apples and let there be one rotten one in the basket and before long they are all rotten.......but take that same basket of rotten apples and put a good one in it and it never works to make them good again. Also he would say if you find your friends doing things that are against your morals get out fast before it overtakes you. I always told my children this and also that they only had one reputation and they were the only one that could keep it clean.

"An apple never falls far from the tree"
Wednesday, May 25, 2005
  Same word, Different meaning
The English language is strange how so many words have different meaning.

The bandage was wound around the wound.

The dump was so full that it had to refuse more refuse.

We must polish the Polish furniture.

He could lead if he would get the lead out.

Since there is no time like the present, he thought it was time to present the present.

A bass was painted on the head of the bass drum.

When shot at, the dove dove into the bushes.

I did not object to the object.

The insurance was invalid for the invalid.

The wind was too strong to wind the sail.

Upon seeing the tear in the painting I shed a tear.

Take care of your character & your reputation will take care of itself”
Tuesday, May 17, 2005
  The key that wouldn't fit
My hubby......bless his heart......has had kind of a bad week. We have a pontoon boat and he decided to go down one day earlier in the week and do some cleaning and see if the battery would crank over or if we would have to get a new one.

Well he got his key out and tried and tried but he couldn’t get the key in to start the motor......now let me tell you this isn’t all his fault. It is the boat manufacture who put the key hole underneath the dash board and you have to reach way down and under to feel around and find the key hole and than maneuver your fingers around to get the key in. Anyway he finally laid down on the floor of the boat trying to see what the problem was.......at this angle he could now see the key hole but the key still wouldn’t go in......now he is not a man that will easily give up so he was up and down on that floor several different times thinking it will work this time......but to no avail.

He has some health problems that makes him bruise very easily so needless to say with all his maneuvering around he came home with his arms black and blue and was not in a very good mood.

Saturday we decided to go down and try again......the key still didn’t work so he walked up to the marina office where they have a spare key of ours and while he was gone I remembered the key ring we used last year had 3 keys on it and the key ring he was using had only one key on it........now at this time it dawned on me that something wasn’t right........and as I turned around he was coming down the walkway with a smile on his face and said guess what this key is to ............... and I said don't tell me I know...........its to the glove box…………….We had quite a laugh and after all that............ guess what, we found out we do have to get a new battery.

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