Thursday, June 05, 2008

A Little Bit More Continued

Saying for the day: If you don't get everything you want, think of the things you don't get that you don't want. ~Oscar Wilde

For those of you who have wished it was Thursday already so that you could read the rest of the Elf tale we began last week:

As you have wished so it now is.

For those of you who wished that I would quit telling silly elf takes and explain the science of parallel universes in a language you can understand :

You had better do more good deeds and wait for an elf to make your wish come true.

In any case last week we started the story of Roger and Fred who were neighbors. Fred was never happy because Roger always had a little more than him.
Then the elf came and Fred wished from that time on he would have a little more than Roger.
So it happened that right after the elf came , which is where we ended last week, and said his magic words Fred came into a large inheritance.
Then he
Bought the house on the other side of Roger which was just a little bigger than Roger’s.
He bought a little bigger car.
He bought a little bigger camper.
He filled his new house with furniture that was a little better than Roger’s.
He got a new store front in the mall on the other side of Roger and four stores down that was a little bigger than Roger’s.
He now had everything he had ever dreamed of and so one would assume that he was happy.
One would be wrong.
Why? Because Roger never seemed to notice. Roger was as happy as ever..
So he invited Roger and his family to dinner. To his surprise they came. They enjoyed themselves. They didn’t even seem bothered by the fact that everything Fred had was a little bit better. In fact Roger even said that the Shrimp Rockefeller Stuffed Mushrooms with Parmesan Crumbs that Fred’s wife served were a little better than his mother used to make and his mother’s were very good.
Fred was devastated. That’s when the other things began to happen.
It hailed , huge hail. The hail dented Roger’s car but it dented Fred’s a little bit more.
Thieves broke into the mall at night and stole a lot of Roger’s merchandise but they stole a little more of Fred’s.
Roger came down with the flue and was sick. Fred got the flue and was just a little sicker.
From that time on poor Fred lived in terror that Roger would get something like cancer.
He would never be happy again.
Now there are three morals to this story.
1. Getting what you wish for doesn’t always make you happy.
2. If your going to wish for wealth then wish for wealth.
3. Be happy with what you have. Never mind what others have.

*#### News from Pigeon Falls-The little town in my basement where the trains still run, dragons fly, and life is back to normal .Last night the people who were downtown Pigeon Falls were treated to a special show. The town dragons flew over but each of the little dragons did a roll. It was beautiful to watch. The last little dragon, the smallest of the bunch, was a little off on its timing and looked for a minute like it was going to crash but it pulled up at the last moment. Mama dragon looked like she was very proud of her little ones and was showing the town what they could do.
The big school picnic will be held this afternoon at the Lake of the Loon’s. It marks the end of the school year and three months of freedom for the students. Tommy UK is happy because it will give him and the Tommy Club more time to work on the latest mystery which Tommy UK is determined to solve.
Tommy TW has come to the point of writer’s block in working on his new book which is now titled “ Murder by Ghost”. He hasn’t written a word in two weeks. Of course, part of that time he was wherever the vanished people of Pigeon Falls were. He doesn’t remember that at all and it is just lost time. He is thinking of spending another night in the museum to see if that would kick start the process..

Today's Link-Enter the Laughter- She sits on the floor at Wal Mart
A very good day today. In the morning we set up a picture system for the latest eBay items and Betty weighed them. I watched TV. Then we went to the basement and I think (hope) packed up the end of the G scale material. I then read a bit before talking on the task of putting seven items up for sale on eBay which tpook forever. Was suprised by an e-mail from a long lost friend. Now I need a breathing treatment.


Blogger Melli said...

I do hope Fred learned his lesson... I knew it would be bad for him. *sigh*...

I'm going to need to plan a vacation to Pigeon Falls... I really want to see those little dragons! They are sO clever!

Ah! Tommy UK will now have the whole summer to solve this riddle! YAY! He's such a smart boy - I know he'll figure it all out. And Tommy TW probably needs a VACATION! A memorable one - time to forget about his story ... which will bring ideas to mind!

6:32 AM  
Blogger Lori's Minute said...

I wonder if Donald Trump knows the moral of this story?

8:19 AM  
Blogger Jill said...

Ah, Fred... never learned the meaning of "Be careful what you wish for"

9:02 AM  
Anonymous quilly said...

When my step-mom saw something she liked she would say: "I wish I had that and he had a great big wart on the end of his nose." A great big wart grew on the end of her nose. After the painful removal process she began to say, "I wish I had that and they had something just a little better."

9:13 AM  
Blogger Janvangogh said...

I think Tommy TW needs to write a "Vanished in a Small Town" novel.

9:56 AM  
Anonymous noble pig said...

Ha-Ha! I've heard about those Rockefeller shrimp, they're awesome!!!!!

10:29 AM  
Blogger Mountain Mama said...

Fun story and great moral. Be happy with what you have and I'd add, bloom where you're planted.

12:59 PM  
Blogger dmarks said...

Looks like Oscar Wilde was writing his version of a famous Rolling Stones song.

6:10 PM  
Blogger kimber the wolfgrrrl said...

Loved the story of Fred & Roger!

6:15 PM  
Blogger The Unlikely Conversationalist: said...

I'm tagging you for a meme.
thanks for making me laugh about roger and fred. I especially thought the hail was appropriate, it had an almost biblical (Exodus) sort of feel



6:26 PM  
Blogger jmb said...

I could see this coming. Luckily that elf doesn't really exist.

Oscar had it right so many times. A true treasure.

10:04 PM  
Blogger Dragonstar said...

Poor unhappy Fred. If only he'd been content with the success he had.

3:44 AM  
Blogger Cindy said...

I kind of had to laugh at Quilly's comment.
A very insightful elf tale.

3:08 PM  

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