The Friday Post ~ Edumacation for 23rd February

Not sure if you noticed this, so draw your attention to it  . . .   I finally managed to work out how to get my ‘Edumacation‘ word into the title of this regular Friday Post.  It’s only taken me FOREVER to work out how to make it short and to the point.  (But then … we all know that I don’t use one word when 20 will do). lol

Before we get into this weeks Edumacation, I’m going to take this moment to get a couple of moans out of the way:

  • WORDPRESS :  pin back your lugholes WordPress!   One of my much loved followers comments are suddenly now going into the Spam folder.  Sometimes it has taken days before I’ve noticed them, and that makes me feel just awful.  Please could you sort out why her comments are going straight to spam, and stop it from doing that?
  • LAWS OF GRAVITY ….  Kindly bu&&er off when you see me falling over.  Yes, I’ve said it and I swore in saying it.  Instead of  you,  I would like a kindly Angel or two to catch me and soften the fall for me.  I’m not asking for someone to lift me up, or make me float, I’m simply asking for someone to help me NOT land [on my knees] like a SACK OF POTATOES being dropped from a hi-rise building!  My latest fall happened two weeks ago tomorrow, and I am still in much pain with my poor feet (my toes got bent too far – ouch!);  my knees – I can barely stand up from the chair, and when I do, I can’t walk more than about ten little bent over shuffles.;  the bend of my leg at the top of my thigh – arrrrrrrrgh!;  my hips – I swear my knees were pushed up to my hips when I landed;  and finally ….  my back.  Oh.  My.  Goodness!  I had more than enough problems there in the first place – but now there’s this new lorry load of pain to deal with on top of the original stuff!   Laws of Gravity, please step out and instruct a couple of Angels to help on the next falling over.

(dearest reader  – this fall wasn’t due to alcohol in any way.  I rarely drink alcohol.  Christmas, weddings – and then only a small glass.  I’m just not over-struck with alcohol.  It tastes weird and I prefer to drink plain Tonic Water with ice).

Ok … those two moans will do for now because, well, you’re here for your Edumacation lesson, so . . .   without further ado, shall we begin?

23rd February

On this Day in History

1455 – Traditional date for the publication of the Gutenberg Bible, the first Western book printed from movable type.

1836 – The Battle of the Alamo begins in San Antonio, Texas.
1839 In Boston, MA, William F. Harnden organised the first express service between Boston and New York City.  It was the first express service in the U.S.
1861 – President-elect Abraham Lincoln arrives secretly in Washington, D.C., after the thwarting of an alleged assassination plot in Baltimore, Maryland.
1874 Walter Winfield patented a game called “sphairistike.” More widely known as lawn tennis.
1886 –  London Times publishes world’s 1st classified ad.

1898 – Émile Zola is imprisoned in France after writing “J’accuse,” a letter accusing the French government of Antisemitism wrongfully placing Captain Alfred Dreyfus in jail.

J’accuse (“I accuse”) was an open letter published on January 13, 1898, in the newspaper L’Aurore by the influential writer Émile Zola.

J accuse

The letter was addressed to President of France Félix Faure, and accused the government of Antisemitism and the unlawful jailing of Alfred Dreyfus, a French General Staff officer sentenced to penal servitude for life for espionage. Zola pointed out judicial errors and lack of serious evidence. The letter was printed on the first page of the newspaper, and caused a stir in France and abroad. Zola was prosecuted and found guilty of libel on February 23, 1898. To avoid imprisonment, he fled to England, returning home in June 1899.

Other pamphlets proclaiming Dreyfus’s innocence include Bernard Lazare’s A Miscarriage of Justice: The Truth about the Dreyfus Affair (November 1896).

As a result of the popularity of the letter, even in the English-speaking world, J’accuse! has become a common generic expression of outrage and accusation against a powerful person.

1905 – Chicago attorney Paul Harris and three other businessmen meet for lunch – form the Rotary Club, the world’s first service club.

Rotary International is an organisation of service clubs known as Rotary Clubs located all over the world. It is a secular organisation open to all persons regardless of race, colour, creed or political preference. There are more than 32,000 clubs and over 1.2 million members world-wide. The members of Rotary Clubs are known as Rotarian’s. The stated purpose of the organisation is to bring together business and professional leaders to provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world. Members usually meet weekly for breakfast, lunch or dinner, which is a social event as well as an opportunity to organise work on their service goals.

Rotary’s best-known motto is “Service above Self”, and its secondary motto is “They profit most who serve best”.

1940 Walt Disney’s animated movie “Pinocchio”, released.


Pinocchio is a wooden marionette (a puppet that is manipulated with wires) and not a hand puppet (directly controlled from inside by the puppeteer’s hand). But the piece of wood from which he is derived is animated, and so Pinocchio moves independently. Basically good, he often gets carried away by bad company and is prone to lying. His nose will become longer and longer once he starts lying to others.  Because of these characteristics he often finds himself in trouble, from which, however, he always manages to get out. Pinocchio undergoes transformations during the novel: he promises The Fairy with Turquoise Hair to become a real boy, flees with Candlewick to the Land of Toys, becomes a donkey, joins a circus, and becomes a puppet again. In the last chapter, out of the mouth of The Terrible Dogfish with Geppetto, finally stops being a puppet and becomes a real boy (thanks to the intervention of the Fairy in a dream).

In the novel, Pinocchio is often depicted with a pointy hat, a jacket and a pair of coloured, knee-length pants. In the Disney version, the appearance is very different, and the character is dressed in Tyrolean style, with Lederhosen and a hat with a feather.

Pinocchio’s nose is his best-known characteristic. It grows in length when he tells a lie.

The nose only appears a couple of times in the story, but it reveals the Blue Fairy’s power over Pinocchio when he acts disobediently. After struggling and weeping over his deformed nose, the Blue Fairy summons woodpeckers to peck it back to normal.

1941 – Plutonium was first produced and isolated by Dr. Glenn T. Seaborg. Plutonium is a rare transuranic radioactive element. It is an actinide metal of silvery-white appearance that tarnishes when exposed to air, forming a dull coating when oxidised. It reacts with carbon, halogens, nitrogen and silicon.


When exposed to moist air, it forms oxides and hydrides that expand the sample up to 70% in volume, which in turn flake off as a powder that can spontaneously ignite. It is also a radio-logical poison that accumulates in bone marrow. These and other properties make the handling of plutonium dangerous, although its overall toxicity is sometimes overstated.

1945 – World War II: During the Battle of Iwo Jima, a group of United States Marines and a commonly forgotten U.S. Navy Corpsman, reach the top of Mount Suribachi on the island and are photographed raising the American flag.  The photo would later win a Pulitzer Prize and become the model for the national USMC War Memorial.

raising the flag

1954 – The first mass vaccination of children against polio began in Pittsburgh, PA.

1963 – Peter Hicks, a farmer from Sussex in England, who electrified his car to ward off traffic wardens in London’s Convent Garden, found out he may be able to evade the law. Read more of this story here: – Peter Hicks   (opens in new window for you). 

1963 – The Chiffons’ He’s So Fine was released.

1970 – Holy Eucharist given by women for 1st time in Roman Catholic service
1972 – Elvis and Priscilla Presley separated.
1974 – Columbia Records released Billy Joel’s “Piano Man.”

1998In central Florida, tornadoes killed 42 people and damaged and/or destroyed about 2,600 homes and businesses.
1998 – Osama bin Laden publishes a fatwa declaring jihad against all Jews and “Crusaders;” – the latter term is commonly interpreted to refer to the people of Europe and the United States.

2010 – Unknown criminals pour more than 2.5 million litres of diesel oil and other hydrocarbons into the river Lambro, in northern Italy, sparking an environmental disaster.

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Born on this Day

1592 – Balthazar Gerbier, Dutch painter (d. 1663)

1633 – Samuel Pepys – of London England, navy expert/composer (Diary, Memoirs)

1685 – George Frideric Handel, German-English organist and composer (d. 1759)

1817 – George Watts London, painter & sculptor

1947 – Shakira Caine Guyana, actress (Man Who be King) – Miss Guyana (1967) wife of Michael Caine

1952 – Brad Whitford, – American musician (Aerosmith)

1959 – Linda Nolan, Irish singer and actress – (The Nolan Sisters)

1964 – Dana Katherine Scully fictional character (X-Files)

1983 – Emily Blunt, English actress

1994 – Dakota Fanning, American actress

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Died on this Day (and remembered here)

1821 – John Keats, English poet (b. 1795)

1931 – Nellie Melba, Australian soprano and actress (b. 1861)

1934 – Edward Elgar, English composer and academic (b. 1857)

1965 – Stan Laurel comedian (Laurel & Hardy), died in California of heart attack at 74

1976 – LS Lowry,  English artist (b. 1887)

1995 – Melvin Franklin, American singer (The Temptations) (b. 1942)

1995 – James Herriot,  English writer (b. 1916)

2000 – Stanley Matthews,  English footballer (b. 1915)

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Playtime Bell Rings!  ~

These are the jokes folks!

Knock knock.

Who’s there?

Yoda lady.

Yoda lady who?

wow, Great yodeling!

if you didn’t ‘get it’  – say it all over again, only this time out loud.

Apparently taking a day off is not something you should do when you work for a calendar company.

What’s the biggest pan in the world?

What do snowmen do in their spare time?  Chill.

Vegans believe meat eaters and butchers are gross.
But those who sell you fruits and vegetables are grocer.

I’ve seen this show about beavers last night – best dam documentary I’ve ever seen!

Why does Peter Pan fly all the time? …   Neverlands!

Should pregnant women actually be called … body builders?

What did the blonde girl say when she saw Cheerios? …  “Donut seeds!”

I hope when I inevitably choke to death on gummy bears people just say I was killed by bears and leave it at that.

I hate when I’m running on the treadmill for half an hour and look down to see it’s been 4 minutes.

I entered what I ate today into my new fitness app  and it just sent an ambulance to my house.

My kids are at an age now where they are beginning to understand embarrassment. This is my time to shine.

I’m not saying your perfume is too strong. I’m just saying the canary was alive before you got here.

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Ahh …. and now we’ve reached coffee time,  and a moment of contemplation. . . 

Cup of Coffee

Thought for the Day

“Father, into your hands I commend my spirit.”  …..  Those are said to be the last words spoken by Jesus Christ, and they have inspired a number of people, both great and small.  And … they inspire me every morning … for they aren’t my last words, they are my first with the dawn of every new day.

I can think of no better person to take care of my living spirit, than my Father.  For while He’s taking care of ‘stuff’, I can get on with all the other stuff.

Give it a try.  Let Him take care of stuff, while you go off and enjoy your day doing the ‘stuff’ you’re meant to be doing.

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Well … that was a great read today, wasn’t it!  I learned so much …  sadly, my one and only brain cell has developed a leak.  On windy days it makes a gentle sound which goes:  shhhhhhrupppp.  On rainy days it makes a sound like:  [insert long wet raspberry noise here].

I’m guessing that the gentle shhhhhrupppp noise is actually the brain cell telling me to ‘shut up’.  The long wet raspberry noise – well I’m not really sure I know what it’s telling me when it makes that noise, but it worries me greatly that others might hear it and think that I’ve ….  well …. you knoweek!  :/

Thank you so much for coming.  I so enjoy your company.  I take this opportunity to say hello to new friends too.  Please new people, don’t be shy.  Everyone here is a total delight and you’ll soon get to know them all.  Say hello, in a comment, and before you know it people will be replying to your comments when they begin to recognise your name.  And … if you have a blog yourself, you’ll no doubt gain some followers too!

Have a truly wonderful Friday, all.  And remember …   as far as anyone knows, we are all nice, normal people here!

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41 thoughts on “The Friday Post ~ Edumacation for 23rd February”

  1. Hello my friend Mrs. Cobs. It was a great read.. My favorite joke is now about Peter Pan.. I laughed outloud =) I told it to several people who laughed too! =) The Gutenberg Bible. I have seen that in person. It is on display at the Huntington Library. Sometimes I wish i could post pics in the comments lol. So instead I posted a few pics at the end of my latest post for you. Thank you again for the lovely coffee and chatting with me… xoxoxox my friend. Have a fabulous weekend. ❤ ❤ ❤

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    1. Hello Tam 😀
      I *think* you can post pictures .. at last – I think you can post links to pictures. If you find an image on the internet, and get the image ‘address’ and then place it into the comment.

      I shall try it right here, right now, to see if what I’m saying works or if I’m talking out of my rear end ….

      OK … lets see if that one shows up here. (If it doesn’t – there will just be a blank space between the last paragraph and this one).

      Thrilled you enjoyed the jokes, and were able to share the joy with others. I love it when the laughs are spread around. 🙂

      I’m off to have a peep at your last post now. I don’t want to miss those pictures.

      Thanks for coming Tam. Love seeing you here.
      Heaps of love ~ Cobs. xxx

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      1. Ah…. the picture didn’t show up – but the link is there to click on. So at least that works. (It’s ok to click the link – it’s only a link to a photograph that I shared on the blog here a while back, so I know it’s safe!) 🙂


      2. Ohhhhh Thank you for the information. I will have to try that next time -) I really hope you start feeling better soon. Falls are so jarring. We can not take them like we did when we were kids. I feel for you. Feel better soon my friends… XOXOXOXO ❤

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  2. Good morning dear Cobs and what a pleasure it is to read your Edumacation…mine’s been sadly lacking recently…😸

    But please! Don’t fall over! Sending fairies to help…oh yes and witch hazel compresses on the knees will help for the pain.

    I remember having my polio vaccine on a sugar lump when I was a little girl in the ’70’s…hehe..don’t think they would do that now!

    Love your thought for the day, filled with comfort and love. Have a wonderful day 😺💕xxx

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    1. Ohh, can you imagine the UPROAR which would happen if they suggested that we should go back to giving the Polio Vaccine on a Sugar Lump?!! *GASP*

      People would turn blue with outrage.
      (and I’d sit here shaking my head, wondering at what point in time we all began blaming someone else for the general c£ap we bring into our own lives. (I’m carrying more weight than I’d like to be, but I’m not blaming The Government; Tesco; Hotel de Chocolat; or Easter, for dogs sake!!) grrrr.

      Oooo… I didn’t know about the witch hazel compress for pain …. I may ask Mr.C if he’d take a wee walk around the corner to the pharmacy and buy some witch hazel for me.

      Thank you for that tip, Samantha. ❤ 😺 💕 xxx

      I shall wait and watch out for the Fairies, and when they arrive, I'll serve them cake and fruit drinks.
      Sending love and many squidges, just for you ~ Cobs. xxx ❤ 🙂


  3. Morning cobs! So sorry to hear about your ouchies 😦 Get well soon my lovely ❤ Pinocchio always creeped me out, but I like the fish (was she called Chloe?) and Figaro the cat 🙂 Awesome birthdays today everyone from Pepys (will tell the history-buff teenager, she'll be impressed) to Emily Blunt! Quite a variety. And what you said about The Father was just beautiful, I absolutely agree. Squidges always, Anna x

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    1. Morning Anna 🙂
      Thank you for your good wishes for the ouchies. Bless you.

      Pinocchio I didn’t mind too much because he was on film (TV) – but real puppets – especially wooden ventriloquist dummy puppets …. I would burst into instant, panic attack, all out fearsome tears if someone put me in the same room as one of those. They totally blew my brain apart. (and they still give me a bit of a panic today too – but I keep it ‘real’, as the young things like to say! lol)

      So thrilled you enjoyed todays offering Anna, and that the ‘Thought for the Day’ touched your heart. I had a feeling that it would speak to you, Anna, as I was writing it.

      Sending much Friday love; Weekend good wishes, and, obviously, plenty of squidges too. 😀 ~ Cobs. xxx


    1. Hello Dinos.Donkey and …..
      Great to see you here, and tickled pink that you enjoyed the Peter Pan joke.

      The spam folder – you too, eh? I’m glad I’m not alone in that problem. But it’s a real pain in the you know what.

      Thanks for coming and especially for taking the time to leave a comment.
      Sending you love and squidges ~ Cobs. xxx

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  4. I did notice you underlined the word normal.Wonder what that is any way.I hope it is better than being average which is the best of the worse and worse of the best..
    Good reminders in your edumacation today. It is so easy to forget some of these things we once knew or maybe we didn’t know and should have.
    Now Mrs. Cob…I am so sorry you are having trouble getting over this unfortunate fall. Good grief life can bring surprises at the most odd times. Mr. Cob is taking good care of you I’m sure but he probably wants you to get up and get going my dear.Men can carry on only for so long then they get antsy.
    This has been one of THOSE seek around here. Plumbing problems down the hill at Hope End.( my parents)Fixed now but the ‘loo’ needs to work properly and when it doesn’t ( in this case both) things get really backed up. I know,I know.
    Do take care and have a good weekend. We expect more rain but the last couple of days have been to good to have spent them taking care of plumbing problems. Would much rather been out side in the problem garden. Love you. Xoxo

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    1. ‘Normal’ … we are all ‘nice, normal’ people… Bev …. as far as visitors are concerned. LOL.
      We have to put on a good show, don’t we. lol

      Aw, don’t you worry about Mr.Cobs, he’s doing the sorts of stuff he likes doing. Sawing, sanding, hammering, drilling, making, and taking the trash(rubbish) out just as usual.

      We run a tight ship here in Cobweb Towers, and neither of us is adverse to taking on an extra job or two when the other is laid up or off doing something else. We’ve always worked as a team, and because of this if someone isn’t well enough then there’s none of that silly “I’ll do this as a favour to you” stuff.
      No one here expects ‘thank you for loading the dishwasher’ or …
      ‘thanks for stacking that pile of wood.’

      We were a team when we got married almost 37 years ago, and we’re still a team now. Working together just comes naturally to us.

      I’m sorry to hear about your plumbing problems. Sounds like a nightmare situation. A backed up loo isn’t something I could happily live with. I’d be out of there and booked into a hotel until it was safe to go back home! eeeek!

      Hoping that your weather there gives you plenty of chances to get outside in your garden and do some sorting out.

      Have you thought about getting a gardener to come (say) once a month/six weeks to help in the garden Bev? There’s a lot of heavy work needed there and you’re such a slightly built young lady that I fear you taking on too much and giving yourself a medical problem of some sort.
      Too many people rely on you to be *there*, so perhaps getting some help every few weeks could be an option? Maybe?

      The postman arrived here 😀 [big smiley face]. I’ll drop you an email. ~ Cobs. xxx


      1. Glad the mail arrived.Hope it is in one piece and not smushed.
        Working as a team is the only way .We did and that is why we were together for 50+ years. It is the only way to make things work out for the best. Just keep at it .

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  5. We had lots of snow Wednesday night and on into the morning hours. Snow! Really, now it’s not fair that here when typically it rains for the most of February, we got snow. My daffy’s and friends are not going to know what the heck is going on now. It is cold and gray and yucky out there. I am so done with winter, come on Spring. There is still snow on the ground but a lot has melted away leaving it extremely slippery so I do not want to fall. I have such a fear of falling cause I know something will snap and that will be that, crippled. 😦 I know bones mend but mine would take some time to heal. No falling is not on my list. Wish I could have been there to put pillows down for you.
    I did try to drag and drop a photo onto this reply but it didn’t work. It would be nice if we could include photo’s in our reply. Mmmm, there must be a way.
    Thanks for the history lesson, you are a wealth of information and of course the jokes.
    Well, I must get on with the morning, before it suddenly becomes afternoon and I haven’t accomplished anything. Time just goes too fast.
    Have yourself a glorious weekend and sending healing light your way. ❤

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    1. Hello lovely Soozy.
      The snow … I know your feelings only too well. The weatherman here has warned that we may have a re-visit of snow next week sometime . . . and … as I type, the weathergirl is on the TV after the early evening news, telling us that it will feel like -1 in some places tonight, and at best freezing cold.

      Putting pillows down for me …. awww, this tickled the heck out of me, for my bestest friend (who fully knows my health problems) actually suggested to me last night, when speaking to her on the phone, that perhaps we needed to buy some cheap mattresses and pad out the walls and furniture here in our cottage, to give me a fighting chance when I fall. LOLOL. You and she both think alike!

      The photo thing in replies … I began to give this some thought earlier on and I’m guessing that perhaps WordPress don’t let that happen in case spammers try to load mahoosive pictures onto someones blog, which would probably break the internet (or at least crash some computers and require folks to re-boot their machines).

      Thank you so much for coming for a visit Soozy. Love to see you here.
      Have a truly blessed rest of your day and a wonderful weekend ahead of you.
      Love and squidges ~ Cobs. xxx

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  6. Happy Friday to you! Hope your aching spots feel better soon. Darned Gravity!

    Love the jokes and the info – brilliant man electrifying his car. Yoda lady who to you too!

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    1. Hello Salpal!
      Gravity … it sucks! (actually … I’m starting to wonder if it really just does suck me downwards and that’s why I fall over!! lol).

      Like you I LOVE, LOVE, LOVED the chap who electrified his car. Ohhhhh to have such a great ‘Off the Chart’ thinker as a dad. Can you imagine? LOLOL. (I’d have loved to have filmed what happened when they tried to put a parking ticket on his car. LOLOL)
      Ok, I know I perhaps shouldn’t be laughing like this, but it tickled me in just the right spot.

      Great to hear you yodelling – even from this great distance too! 🙂
      Thanks for coming for a visit! Sending squidges ~ Cobs. x

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  7. Happy Friday Cobs! Uggh, I’m sorry to hear about your fall😩 Prayers being said for you daily dear friend! Thank you for the edumacation! Love ❤️ the jokes and 💕❤️The thought for the day! Have a healing and Blessed weekend! XX

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    1. Hello Ruthie.
      Yet again, WordPress sent your comment to the spam folder.
      At least it gets me to check on it regularly, but I wish it wouldn’t do it.

      Thank you for your prayers, dear friend. Bless you.
      Thrilled you liked the jokes, and that you loved the thought for the day.
      Sending you much love.
      Have a wonderful weekend, and a terrific week to come. ❤ ~ Cobs. xxx

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  8. I am so sorry to hear that you took a fall Cobs! I will be praying that you heal quickly and that the pain is bearable.
    Now to those jokes….I read some of them aloud to Chicken Granddad……the beaver one – he looked at me cause he thought I was swearing at him…..then he “got it” and we both laughed like hyenas. (You knew we would!) The pregnant lady….I am goning to pass that on to my weight lifting sons! Loved the gummy bear joke. (I think because I can see me choking on a gummy bear…..just saying) Running on the treadmill—-been there—-sucking wind is how my sons explained my lack of oxygen in that endeavor. And then there is the “time to shine” when embarrassing our children. Yes, Yes Yes. I told them that all the time when they were in high school I told them they had their turn when they were in grade school and after that it was our turn.
    Keep up the edumacationizing……I always learn something!
    And keep on healing from that fall!

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    1. Hello Chicken.
      Do you know …. I thought about you and Mr. Chicken, all the way through tapping out those jokes. I try to guess which joke will hit your chuckle muscle the most, and this week I couldn’t decide. I thought they were all very ‘you’. LOL.

      We have a sense of humour in common – we like the silly; the gentle fun; the none sweary; and in particular we both seem to like those funnies which take just a second for the penny to actually drop.

      Basically … we both have chuckle muscles which are just waiting for the funny stuff to turn up.
      (Sadly – I do have a tendency to laugh and smile at inappropriate moments. Won’t go into detail but suffice to say – I’ve learnt to dig my finger nails into the palms of my hand disguised as a clenched fist – in order to get myself out of a situation. eeeek!)

      The Gummy Bears … like you – I’m pretty sure that I’m going to choke on one of those one day.

      I believe that they (Gummy Bears) have a hit list, and I’m on it. They get stuck in my throat and cause me a few moments of panic, 😦 so I try my hardest to get out of taking one if offered by a child (or adult), in order to preserve my life for a few extra days.

      (Goodness knows what they’ll try next when they realise that choking me to death isn’t going to work! EEEEK!!)

      Thank you for your good wishes and prayers regarding the fall. I’m actually now wondering if I might have broken something in my foot – as I tried to walk a little more normally yesterday evening – (I’m SO bored in the house) – but within ten minutes of trying, all my toes on my one foot were swollen up and looked like bruised, shiny skinned, plump little sausages. Not their most attractive look, I admit. yuk.

      Tickled that you enjoyed the read, the jokes and the edumacation.
      Sending BIG hugs and love ~ Cobs. xxx ❤

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      1. Your foot sounds like when my son did that years ago with his ankle. He messed around with it for a month….swelling, pain, limping and then we finally made him go in. Small fracture along his growth plate….a cast and a month later…good to go.

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        1. I’m actually starting to think that perhaps I should have gone and had it checked out when I did it – or at the very least within a few days. What a dope I am! tsk tsk

          I’ll see what it’s like on Monday and if no better, I’ll make an appointment and let my doc. check it over to see what he thinks.
          Love you Chicken. xxx

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  9. Oh my, I hope you are feeling better!! I think the older we get the harder we fall….and hurt! Yuck! Thanks for the education this week! And those jokes! LOL! I’m still chuckling. What great words to wake up to and live by! 🙂

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    1. ‘lo Nancee 🙂
      It seems to me that the older I get he MORE I fall. tsk tsk. lol.

      Glad you enjoyed a little edumacation, and liked the jokes. Laughing is good for the soul – so I tend to do it as often as possible.

      Thanks for coming Nancee, and for the lovely comment.
      Sending squidges ~ Cobs. xxx


  10. Dear Cobs I am so sorry to read you ate having these falls. Have you found out why? I hope there is some help available.
    I enjoyed your edumacation as always. It is great to know that The Rotary Club do such wonderful work but why on earth would others deliberately pollute our dear planet?
    I cannot fathom it…

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    1. Hello Daisies – aw it’s so lovely to see you. 🙂

      The Rotary Club … I think my most favourite thing of the Club is the ‘Four-Way Test’. I reckon that it should be made World Law that everyone HAS to comply with in life:

      1. Is it the truth?
      2. Is it fair to all concerned?
      3. Will it build goodwill and better friendships?
      4. Will it be beneficial to all concerned?

      Can you imagine how much life and the world in general, would improve for everyone, if everyone had to adhere to those four little laws?
      [ok… stepping down off soap-box and packing it away in her case] lol

      The falls …. well there are some ‘interesting’ thoughts about me keeping on falling over, teamed with the dizzy spells and a handful of neurological problems which flare up from time to time and seem to be getting worse. But for now … they’re just ‘thoughts’ – as some of the tests are ones I don’t want to be put through – so at the moment I’m living with it until I no longer can. Some of the tests I’ve already had once – but for a definite diagnosis on those, it needs them to be done more than once – and I had such a bad time of the original tests it’s made me not want to repeat them until I feel able to go through them again. ugh.
      …. like a never ending Merry Go-Round!

      Thanks for coming Daisies and for the lovely comment. I’m thrilled that you like the Rotary Club and their work. Few people know about them, which is a shame.

      As for the pollution of the planet … that ‘happening’ (2010) made me SO angry that I think it’s a good job that I’m sat here in my corner – because I swear to Dog that had I been in Italy, I’d have got hold of those ‘unknown criminals’ and broken all their teeth so they were only able to eat soup for the rest of their lives.

      Pollution of the Planet is something that is on my Radar – and there are some places in the world (who shall remain nameless, as I don’t want to go down the political arguments road) who need bloomin’ shaking up and waking up.

      Oh dear …. someone needs to hide my soap box from me, urgently! LOLOLOL

      Thank you so much for coming Daisies, and for taking the time to chat.
      Sending love and squidges ~ Cobs. xxx ❤

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      1. Sometimes it is better to leave those tests alone. I have put my foot down on several occasions now. The stress of them was more than I could bare and it made my condition worse…
        Long live your soap box Cobs xx

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        1. We are of one mind Daisies. The stress of all these tests can make a difficult situation far worse. I support you wholeheartedly in you putting your foot down. Sometimes we have to use our right to say ‘no thank you’.

          Sending you much love, Daisies – from me in my corner to you in yours. ~ Cobs. xxx ❤

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  11. Yet more thought provoking stuff, you are so very good at that. Many times I’ve just had to have faith that it will all be ok and that there is a plan, I just don’t know about it yet. Ooh the jokes, I’m glad I don’t have broken ribs or I’d be in a lot of pain. I like the cheerios one, when I was a proper teacher my class used them to make elf donuts to sell at the Christmas fair. The teaching assistants cursed me as we tried to add icing and sprinkles. Everyone had sticky fingers by the end of that afternoon! Hope you’ve had a lovely weekend x x

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    1. Actually laughed out loud as I visioned the whole class with hands covered in more lovely sticky icing than landed on the ‘Doughnuts’ LOL. Aww, I bet you were all a sight for sore eyes by the end of the day. PHOTO’S!!! That would have been a brilliant photograph opportunity. Do you have some? Aww, what a great blog post, accompanied by photographic proof, that would be! LOLOLOL!! ❤

      Glad you enjoyed the post and in particular the jokes. Laughing is such a great thing for the soul.

      As for the faith that there's a plan …
      … you don't have to know about it Mrs.C … you just have to know there is one. But – you can change the direction of that plan by simply choosing the right things in each day.
      e.g. Choose moody, miserable and black moods and life will echo that feeling.
      BUT … choose upbeat, happy and cheerful moods and life suddenly become more joyous. More sun filled. More (almost) shiny.

      We're allowed 'moments' of blue or dark grey, but we're not supposed to allow that dark grey to take over our life or allow too much of that colour to be sewn into our tapestry of life.

      Obviously we need some of the darker colours – to show the shades and shadows in our tapestry picture. Just as we need the lighter, brighter, whiter colours, to show how the sunlight and brightness has shone upon our lives.

      To me …. you are the colours of the suns rays. Yellows, warm whites, creamy buttercups, deep ambers. All different shades but with blended tone so that the all the shades mix and run together beautifully.

      Yes … definitely … you are absolutely all the colours of the Suns rays.

      Hoping your weekend has been a good one, and that the coming week leaves you filled with joy and contented.
      ~ Cobs. xxx ❤

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  12. Dear Cobs, your spiritual conclusions are so very moving. You have inspired me again. This one especially-hope you saw I mentioned you in my last post-as you inspired me then too. Now I am sooo sorry about the fall-I have been wondering how you were doing. I can not bear thinking of you having a bruise even!! love your rabbit

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    1. Hello fabulous Rabbit ❤
      I haven't seen your latest post yet, I'm a tiny bit behind, but catching up and I think I'll be there later today! 🙂

      The fall . . . aw I wish I could put it down to too much champagne – but I can't. It was the demon Throw on the end of the bed. It reached out and grabbed me by the foot and then threw me to the floor in a violent way. The throw is on the naughty step now, having a long hard think about it's behaviour.

      Aw, thank you for coming for a visit Rabbit. I love seeing your name pop up here. It gives me such a warm, wriggly feeling.
      Sending love and squidges ~ Cobs. xxx

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      1. You are not going to believe it-but I have the most awful time with blankets too! Why I can not get clear of them without getting snagged is a mystery. Now dear friend, rest and heal. Alreadysaid a prayer for you! xoxox Michele

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  13. Sorry, Cobs, I’m only four days late for this week’s Edumacation; and I’ve also forgotten my lines.
    At least I now know that it was all the London Times’ fault that we now get bombarded by advertising. Grrr.
    I’ve asked my Angels to have a word with your Angels for the next time you take a downward step, so they can be there to either ease you down or lift you back up ickety split.
    And I now have an urge to yodel…

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    1. Thank you for the adding of your Angels. I’d like to think they won’t be needed, but I’ve learned the hard way about false hope. lol.

      If you’re yodelling – I’ll open the window so that I can hear you. Somehow I think it would be a whole lot of delighfulness. 😀

      Right young man …. what am I going to do about your tardiness? Four Days Late? I’m going to have to think of a new punishment because making you do Lines doesn’t seem to be working. tsk tsk. you naughty little scoundrel. I think I’m going to have to write a letter to your parents, asking them to come and see me after school one day next week.


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