Saturday, December 15, 2007

Thinking of Mom

In loving memory of my Mother
The above picture shows my Mom and Dad

My Mother would be celebrating her birthday today if she were still with us. She passed away in 1974. In memory of my Mother I would like for you to click the link below. Here you will see a beautiful poem written by my sister, Mary. Here's the link:

Much Appreciation to Boyd Anthony (South Carolina) who designed this web page to show his love and admiration for Ray White (Dad) and Family. Thanks Boyd!


My Birthday is today, too. I was born in 1938, and it was on my Mother's birthday. What a present she got! Well you don't have to calculate it, I'll tell you. I'm 69 years old today.

Quote of the Day
Our main business is not to see what lies dimly in the distance,
but to do what lies clearly at hand.
~ Thomas Carlyle

Joke of the Day
A fellow stopped at a rural gas station and, after filling his tank, he paid the bill and bought a soft drink. He stood by his car to drink his cola and he watched a couple of men working along the roadside. One man would dig a hole two or three feet deep and then move on. The other man came along behind and filled in the hole. While one was digging a new hole, the other was about 25 feet behind filling in the old. The men worked right past the fellow with the soft drink and went on down the road. "I can't stand this," said the man tossing the can in a trash container and heading down the road toward the men.

"Hold it, hold it," he said to the men. "Can you tell me what's going on here with this digging?"

"Well, we work for the county government, " one of the men said.

"But one of you is digging a hole and the other is filling it up. You're not accomplishing anything. Aren't you wasting the county's money?"

"You don't understand, mister," one of the men said, leaning on his shovel and wiping his brow. "Normally there's three of us--me, Rodney and Mike. I dig the hole, Rodney sticks in the tree and Mike here puts the dirt back."

"Yea," piped up Mike. "Now just because Rodney's sick, that don't mean we can't work, does it?"
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Lisa said...

Happy Birthday Jim!!! Hope you have a wonderful day. You're mother was a beautiful woman and I know she got the best present possible when she had you on her day.
Hugssss, Lisa

Anonymous said...

Hey Jim,
Just a quick note to wish you a happy birthday. I am friends with Dad and Mary and some little bird mentioned it was your birthday...I hope you have a good one! It must be bittersweet to share your mom's birthday, but what a gift it must have been for her!
Best Wishes,
Vicki in Birmingham

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Jim. I know on your birthdays it makes you really think of your mom. Makes for good thoughts and memories of her.
That joke was cute.

Anonymous said...

That is a good post Jim, keep them comming I enjoy them each day, this one today brings back a lot of sweet memories to me. DAD