Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Decisions, what decisions????

Remember from my last Blog about Decisions? Decisions? Decisions?
(If you can't remember, have a look now and then read on......)
(If you can remember, read the jokes below until everyone else has caught up!!!)

Making decisions:
An American fighter plane was flying over Afghanistan when he noticed a flying carpet on each side of his plane, both with a machine gunner on board. Sensing danger he made a decision to shoot them down. Back at base he got a right telling off – apparently they were Allied Carpets

I was driving to work this morning when I saw an RAC van parked up. Curious, I made the decision to go over to the van and saw that the driver was sobbing uncontrollably and looked very miserable. I thought to myself ‘that guy’s heading for a breakdown’.

The government has made a decision and have announced that for the new school curriculum, boys are going to study the workings of the female mind. The lessons, however, will be changed on an hourly basis!

Back to my Blog:

I needed to make a decision about adding to my Family Tree, information regarding my great great grandfathers possible parents, brothers and sisters. This was because I could only presume that the information was correct and not fully prove it.

I also needed to make a decision about planting out the seedlings from the greenhouse to the outside areas of the allotment, due to the very cold weather we were having at that time.

Well the decisions were made for me as life was turned on edge when we were informed (after 5 years of applying) that we had been approved for emigration to Australia.

  • I need to start the process of adding the new members of my family to the Family Tree as it would be easier, and cheaper, to purchase documents etc. whilst in England.
  • In the allotment the seedlings will need to be planted out as I would be giving up the allotment by the end of the year, and after a month, here is the result below.
The right decision, everything is growing really well.

More about the allotment later in the Blog.

Making decisions:
A married couple was celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary. At the party everybody wanted to know how they managed to stay married so long in this day and age. The husband responded "When we were first married we came to an agreement. I would make all the major decisions and my wife would make all the minor decisions. And in 60 years of marriage we have never needed to make a major decision."

The decision about adding to the Family Tree.

Who is now going to be added?

My new great, great, great grandparents:
Charles Nickisson (1771-1852) married (1799) to Elizabeth Stubbs (c1775-1850), .

Their children:
Henry Nickisson (already in the Family Tree)
Sarah Nickisson (1802-?)
Charles Nickisson (1805-1864) married (1832) to Elizabeth Oseland (c1805-?)
George Nickisson (1811-1842)
William Nickisson (1816-1866) married (1842) to Mary Ann Parkes (1823-1904
Mary Ann Nickisson (1821-1840)

Their children:
Robert Nickisson (1837-1880)
Charles Edwin Nickisson (1845-1871) married (1865) to Mary Elizabeth Hallam (1846-1905)
Alfred Parkes Nickisson (1840-?) married (1874) Harriet Frances Hancox (1854-?)
Ellen Nickisson (1845-?) married (1866) Edwin Willis (1842-?)
Elizabeth Nickisson (1847-1891) married ( 1871) Carl Casper Franklin (?)
Frederick Nickisson (1857-1941)
Louisa Nickisson (1863-1875)

Their children:
Charles Edwin Nickisson (1869-1870)
Polly Nickisson (1866-?)
Alice Jane Nickisson (1867-?) married (1906) James Howard Small (1860-1915)
Fanny Emily Nickisson (1871-1910) married (1892) John Harvey (?)
Joseph Arthur Nickisson (1876-?)
Frederick W Nickisson (1878-1878)
Herbert S Nickisson (1879-?)
Alice Eva H Nickisson (1882-1882)
Louisa Nickisson-Corbett (1884-?)
Carl Frederick Franklin (1872-1936)
Mary Louisa Franklin (1874-1875)
Ellen Elizabeth Franklin (1878-1931)
William Edward Franklin (1876-1937)

Lots to add to the Nickisson Family Tree.
Will keep you up to date with how its going and more about their families

Correct decision:
Two men applied for the same position. They had the same qualifications. In order to determine which to hire, the applicants were asked to take a test. Both men missed only one of the questions. The manager said to the first applicant, “Thank you for your interest, but we’ve decided to give the job to the other applicant.”
“But why? We both answered 9 out of the 10 questions correctly,” said the rejected applicant.
“We based our decision not on the correct answers, but on the question you missed,” said the manager. “Your fellow applicant put down for question 5, ‘I don’t know the answer.’ You put down, ‘Neither do I.’

Now the decision about planting out into the allotment, it went really well.

We didn't lose any plants to the weather although it took sometime for
the vegetables to really get growing. But its going really well now.

We have already picked some Turnips, Lettuce, Cabbage, Rhubarb, Radish, Peas and our first Cauliflower.
We still have Runner Beans, Brussels Sprouts, Beetroot, Carrots, Leeks, Broccoli, Sweetcorn, Broad Beans & Courgettes to pick when they are ready.
We have also had plenty of Strawberries to pick.

In the greenhouse we have,
Tomatoes, Peppers, Cucumber, Lettuce and the Grape vine.

And finally. a smart decision:
Two gas servicemen, a senior training supervisor and a young trainee, were out checking gas meters. They parked their van at the end of the road and worked their way to the other end. At the last house a woman looking out her kitchen window watched the two men as they checked her gas meter. Finishing the meter check, the senior supervisor challenged his younger colleague to a race down the road back to the van to prove that the older guy could outrun a younger one. As they came running up to the van, they realized the lady from that last house was huffing and puffing right behind them. They stopped and asked her what was wrong. Gasping for breath, she replied, "When I see two gas men running as hard as you two were, I figured I'd better run too!"

See you soon

Decisions? Decisions? Decisions? What decisions???