Thought for the Day

Lying around, pondering the problems of the world, I realized that, at my age, I don’t really give a rat’s ass anymore.

If walking is good for your health, the postman would be immortal.

A whale swims all day, only eats fish, and drinks water, but is still fat.

A rabbit runs, and hops, and only lives 15 years, while a tortoise doesn’t run, and does mostly nothing, yet it lives for 150 years. And they tell us to exercise? I don’t think so.

Now that I’m older, here’s what I’ve discovered:

  1. I started out with nothing, and I still have most of it.
  2. My wild oats are mostly enjoyed with prunes and all-bran.
  3. Funny, I don’t remember being absent-minded.
  4. Funny, I don’t remember being absent-minded.
  5. If all is not lost, then where the heck is it?
  6. It was a whole lot easier to get older, than it was to get wiser.
  7. Some days, you’re the top dog, some days you’re the hydrant.
  8. I wish the buck really did stop here; I sure could use a few of them.
  9. Kids in the back seat cause accidents.
  10. Accidents in the back seat cause kids.
  11. It is hard to make a comeback when you haven’t been anywhere.
  12. The world only beats a path to your door when you’re in the bathroom.
  13. If God wanted me to touch my toes, he’d have put them on my knees.
  14. When I’m finally holding all the right cards, everyone wants to play chess.
  15. It is not hard to meet expenses…they’re everywhere.
  16. The only difference between a rut and a grave is the depth.
  17. These days, I spend a lot of time thinking about the hereafter…I go somewhere to get something, and then wonder what I’m “here after”.
  18. Funny, I don’t remember being absent-minded.
  19. It is a lot better to be seen than viewed.
  20. Have I sent this message to you before…or did I get it from you?


Smiling - in rueful agreement.
Lee said…
I love it, Vest,,,and so very true..and applies to me, too! :)

Great to have you back...keep taking good care of yourself. :)
Travel said…
Rejoice in getting old, it is a privilege denied to far too many.
Vest said…
EC. Not all of that guy's problems apply to me.
Vest said…
LEE. Hello nice person. Despite your possible aging problems, you will never lose your aptitude for kindness.
Vest said…
Travel. I have just returned from your website, very interesting. While in the British Navy I travelled to 76 different Countries-some several times. I have resided in England, Australia, Malaysia, Singapore and Hong Kong. I also have an aversion to Bang Clang So-called music. Thanks for calling.
Hi Uncle Les. We are all well thank you?
I and Salina are fine, be glad when everything is back to normal?

Brother Steve, Grace and Elisabeth are well, as are Sister Christine, Steve, David and Kristian?

Hope you Chris and family are too?
Take Care and give our love to everyone
Nigel and Salina

On 30 May 2020 22:47, Les Bowyer wrote:

Christine. said…
Hi Uncle Les,
Yes, we’re all good here thank you 😊 I hope you are too.
I’ve moved since I last spoke to you, I have a ground floor flat and it’s very nice, I’m very happy with it.
I’ve only just got my internet working properly, I’ve had a few problems with it and have only had my mobile data from my phone which can be pricey if you’re not careful.
I’ll send Chris my new address and hopefully will speak to you both on Skype soon.
In the meantime look after yourself and stay away from that nasty virus 🦠
Sending lots of love as always Christine xoxo
Lee said…
Wow! I just had a flashback from the way distant past. I was reading your list of favourite books...and I see you list "Coral Island" as one!

I've not thought about that book/story in years and years. It, too, was a favourite of mine...and of my now late, older brother Graham. It sat proudly on our bookshelves throughout out childhood.

Thanks for the memories! :)
Edward Jones. said…
Good Morning Les
Hope you are well. I am ok. It's like breaking up from school. We can all go out tomorrow. Don't really agree there is a lot more dying to do. Our prime minister has handled it badly. the health experts don't agree with him. He s a clown. we will all know if he is right in about 10 days time. I put a photo of myself when I was at WATTS . in Trafalgar square my cousin. HAD OVER 300 HITS iTS called Memories of London. just bang my name in and the photo comes up. I told ZENA I was having trouble contacting you
Vest said…
Lee. Coral Island By R M Ballantyne. Remember it well. Mentions a favourite menu for ancient Kiwis; Islanders and possibly Queensland'ers. Anyone for a slice of Long Pig,, The ingredient being a deceased tribal enemy. Enjoy.
Steven Coleman. said…
Hi Les, we are all good at the moment, all heathy & well
Hope you’re keeping safe & well
Best wishes
Steve, Grace & Elisabeth
Vest said…
Edward. Pleased to know all is well. I too have memories of London although not too nice but a trifle better than those at Watts Naval Training School, my regards to Zena.
Vest said…
Hello Steven. Pleased to hear from you and your siblings. I hope the worst is over; the pandemic has upset the applecart worldwide, but most of the restrictions are disappearing fast here in orstrayer. Stay well; call more often.
Vest said…

Hello Nigel. Pleased to know all is well. All of your siblings have turned up on my blog today. Stay safe . would like to hear from you more often.
Jane Stokes- Honour said…
All good this end thanks. Old Blighty is in a very bad way and is quite scary at times. It helps having a garden and virtually 10 weeks of solid sunshine. The warmest since records began. Long may it last. Hope all okay your end.

With lots of love Jane xxxxx
Vest said…
Hello Jane. Thanks for your Info. Officially our sunshine is turned off as from today; It is, our first day of winter, Australia is not totally bathed in sunlight unless you live in Banana land er Queensland. Tasmania in the far south has an English type climate, but with many different types of flora and flora. Glad you are ok, love Uncle
Debbie said…

Hi Uncle Les, hope this finds you as well as can be expected. Everyone here is thankfully fine at present. Very scary time we are all living in isn't it! We haven't been out of the house apart from 2 hospital visits since early March and as John is classed as extremely vulnerable, we won't go out until we are told otherwise by his doctor. I cannot believe how utterly stupid and irresponsible some people here are being, l seriously wonder if we are going to be in for a second hit from the virus. How is the situation over there?
Dad is OK, but obviously getting frailer and it breaks my heart that l haven't been able to visit or physically help him with anything, thank goodness l have been able to set up an online account with a supermarket, so l order all his shopping for him once a week. Even when the risks are reduced, l think l shall still be concerned for some time to come. On the plus side, it has been so lovely not seeing planes constantly in the sky, not hearing so much traffic and amazing to see the difference lockdown has had on nature. Unfortunately, l suspect it will all too quickly go back to how it was before.
You take very good care of yourself and stay safe
With love
Deb xxx
TIM.B said…
In regards to COVID 19 I haven’t had the test I should be right, how are you ok
Xo Tim
Vest said…
Hi Debbie. Thank you for your reply.Your letter I found to be a trifle sad. It seems our country Australia has been more luckier than most other countries. Stay strong, love you all. Uncle
Vest said…
TIM. Get yourself tested if possible. I was in hospital recently and my test was mandatory to enter the premises.
Pam Prior. said…

Yes we are fine thank you. Hope you are too.

Malcom Prior. said…
Good morning Les & Chris,
Yes we are all OK here. I have still been working at the weekends on my driving job, all of the place that I go to have put in extra measures to keep all the workers and drivers safe and distanced from others.
June is not getting any better, and I am not able to get her out for a walk very often. She just stays in bed or sits in the conservatory. It is a battle to get her out of the house for a bit of fresh air and exercise. We are hoping to start her on a different medication soon, so I am hoping that it will have an effect on her mood.
How are you managing with the isolation? Are you managing to get out on your buggy still Les? Have they started to ease your lockdown yet? It is starting to be eased here, I just hope that everyone keeps to the distancing measures to prevent another spike in the infection rate.
Love to all,

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