Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Evacuation and Email

My friend Charles who was evacuated last week for the arrival of Hurricane Ike, is back in his apartment in Aransas Pass, TX. He says "It was six days of hell." He was evacuated to San Antonio, TX when it came time yesterday to go back, he said his paper work was all messed up, but eventually they put him in a cab and he got a cab ride home..160 miles...our government at work at it's finest. There was no damage in his area of Texas.

The email was very welcome news for me, he is safe.. as well as sound..well that changes from day to day, being older with Alzheimer's. I try to send him email jokes everyday, something to stimulate his brain, he has good days and bad days, some days I think they have him over medicated. He didn't say where he was at in San Antonio, but there was a Nurse there that he argued with, so maybe a Hospital or a Nursing home or a evacuation center with health care workers. Anyway he is safe, and is busy reading six days of jokes!

I have a "core group" of about ten people that I receive jokes from and send jokes to, and some on the fringes that like jokes only occasionally. If it weren't for these people keeping me supplied with jokes, I would have to be out there on the Internet searching for jokes to send to Charles. I used to get jokes from Charles but in the last year he has gone down hill, I can tell he has had a good day when he forwards a joke to me, or responds with a "You cracked me up!"

I try to be neat and orderly when I forward jokes, removing all the unnecessary info, like a hundred names and email addresses. I send the email to myself and then Blind Carbon Copy it to who I think would enjoy it. It is an ongoing struggle for me to read all my incoming mail, today I have 96 messages in my inbox...but hey a week ago I had 150, so I am making progress. On Sunday when I sat down for awhile and send out about twenty, I am sure there were some people who said...oh my gosh..when will she stop. I do try to listen, if someone says "hold the emails" I do, and I won't send them anything until I hear they want back on the list again. I try to be polite, like the time I had to call the neighbor and tell her "Your email box is full, I can't send you anymore jokes, you are full."

So to anyone who emails me jokes, I thank you, you make three people smile everyday, Me, Far Guy and Charles!

Recently I got a cute one!

When I was younger I hated going to weddings. It seemed that all of my Aunt's and the Granny types used to come up to me, poke me in the ribs and cackle telling me "Your next." They stopped that crap after I started doing the same thing to them at Funerals!

Humor..something I enjoy everyday, thanks to my friends :)


Unknown said...

I'm behind on reading blogs and watching the news (electricity has been out and you know the rest of the story with my stepfather) so I'm just now finding out how bad things got down south. Charles story reminds me that I don't have it so bad. Thanks for sharing and I love the joke...I needed a good laugh!

Peggy said...

thanks for stopping by my blog. I have enjoyed reading some of your posts and will be back to read more soon!

Far Side of Fifty said...

Milah, Glad I could make you laugh! I am thinking of you:)

Peggy, Thanks for stopping by!