Monday, 3 August 2009


Proud mum and dad take baby for his first
swim at Nanny Sara's weekend pool party.

Equally proud sisters, uncles and aunts gather around
to cheer on Baby Noah's great achievement

While great-grandad OG tries to slope off in
case someone tries to drag him into the pool

"Get in that house and wash up Grandad Seth."
"Oh, Nanny Sara, do I have to?"

While others held their breaths, yawned and
tried to act nonchelant in case she demanded
they help him too.

And finally ...A woman was at her hairdresser's getting her hair styled for a trip to Rome with her husband.. She mentioned the trip to the hairdresser, who responded:

"Rome? Why would anyone want to go there? It's crowded and dirty you're crazy to go to Rome. So, how are you getting there?"

"We're taking Continental," was the reply. "We got a great rate!"

"Continental?" exclaimed the hairdresser. " That's a terrible airline. Their planes are old, their flight attendants are ugly, and they're always late. So, where are you staying in Rome?"

"We'll be at this exclusive little place over on Rome's Tiber River called Teste"

"Don't go any further. I know that place. Everybody thinks its gonna be something special and exclusive, but it's really a dump.”

"We're going to go to see the Vatican and maybe get to see the Pope."

"That's rich," laughed the hairdresser. You and a million other people trying to see him. He'll look the size of an ant. Boy, good luck on this lousy trip of yours. You're going to need it."

A month later, the woman again came in for a hairdo. The hairdresser asked her about her trip to Rome .

"It was wonderful," explained the woman, "not only were we on time in one of Continental's brand new planes, but it was overbooked, and they bumped us up to first class. The food and wine were wonderful, and I had a handsome 28-year-old steward who waited on me hand and foot. And the hotel was great! They'd just finished a $5 million remodelling job, and now it's a jewel, the finest hotel in the city. They, too, were overbooked, so they apologized and gave us their owner's suite at no extra charge!"

"Well," muttered the hairdresser, "that's all well and good, but I know you didn't get to see the Pope."

"Actually, we were quite lucky, because as we toured the Vatican, a Swiss Guard tapped me on the shoulder, and explained that the Pope likes to meet some of the visitors, and if I'd be so kind as to step into his private room and wait, the Pope would personally greet me. Sure enough, five minutes later, the Pope walked through the door and shook my hand! I knelt down and he spoke a few words to me."

"Oh, really! What'd he say?"

He said: "Who f*cked up your hair?"


Bella said...

ha! too funny! loved it!

Bella said...

the joke I mean! Sounds like you have a houseful at any given time. I only have two grandchildren and 3 children, the youngest, 17. Nice to meet you.

Granny on the Web said...

What a punch-line!

Lovely snaps of the pool, all seem to be enjoying it.

Love Granny

Maggie May said...

Lovely little bathing scenes!
Looks like you are having fun!

Funny joke!

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

Great post RAC - good to see the family enjoying the summer weather, especially for baby's first swim. You may have been a bit quiet lately but you seem to be back on form now! A x

Mr. Nighttime said...

Lovely grandchild you have! Do you get to show him off often? that joke was a freakin' scream!

Retiredandcrazy said...

Thank you so much for visiting Bella. Nice to meet you too.

Retiredandcrazy said...

It was a great afternoon Granny. All our children love swimming.

Retiredandcrazy said...

Nothing so satisfying as seeing the children enjoy themselves is their Maggie?

Retiredandcrazy said...

I'm actually going to be quite for a while again Anne. I'm off to Switzerland to buy a chalet (maybe)!

Retiredandcrazy said...

I loved the joke too Mr Nighttime. I have to give credit to DogLover. He sends me great jokes.

Sarah said...

You won't normally get me to form words before 9am- laughed out loud! And, thank you for the comment, R&T.

Bella said...

and thanks for stopping over! It was a pleasant surprise to my day.

jay said...

The pool party looks a lot of fun! Love OG sloping off! LOL!

The joke is priceless! ;)

Anonymous said...

Loved the pictures. It's getting hard to recognize some of those grandsons...growing up way to fast. LOL at the hairdresser. Flagmaker

rosiero said...

Lovely joke!

Sandi McBride said...

LMAO!!! You really know how to spin a yarn!

Retiredandcrazy said...

Sloping off is OG's forte Jay!

Retiredandcrazy said...

I know. They grow up too quick don't they Flagmaker?

Retiredandcrazy said...

Glad you liked the joke Rosiero. A good laugh does us all the world of good.

Retiredandcrazy said...

Thanks Sandi, but don't hug me too hard.

aims said...

That is a great joke! Can I pass it on?

Comedy Goddess said...

That is priceless!!

Very good!