Saturday, May 31, 2008

The Narrow House

Ever Feel Cramped?
While I was looking at my Mexico pictures recently I came across this picture of the "World's Narrowest House" according to the Guinness Book of Records. I took the picture from the street under bad conditions--I was facing into the sun. But I think you will get a pretty good idea of the size of this house. The house is located in Uruapan, Michoacan, Mexico.

The house appears to be 4 stores high, but very narrow. It is actually 4 feet 7 inches wide but is a little over 25 feet deep. Could you live there? No, not me! That would be worse than a travel trailer... and you've got lots of steps!

Here's a couple of links you mig
ht want to check out:
  1. Uruapan
  2. The Real Mexico


Check this picture of Jade! On Wednesday she went to a tea with Beverly at Sue B's home. A hat was required. Here's her picture. Cute, huh?

Jade's time with us is getting short. She flies out Tuesday. It's going to be very lonely around this old house when she leaves.

Quote of the Day
When you lose, don't lose the lesson.
~Author Unknown


Joke of the Day
There were three fathers to be in a hospital waiting room, waiting for their babies to be born.

The first nurse comes out and tells the first father, "Congratulations you're the father of twins!" He says, “Great! I am the manager for the Minnesota Twins.”

The second nurse comes out and tells the second father, "Congratulations you're the father of triplets”! He says, "That's cool! I work for the 3M Company."

The third father opens the window and jumps out.

The third nurse comes out, and asks, “Where's the third father?"

One of the other fathers said, "Oh he jumped out the window.”

The nurse asks, "Why?"

He replied, "He works for Seven Up!"

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Friday, May 30, 2008

Hotel Mansion del Cupatitzio

A Beautiful Hotel
Back in 2002-3, I was doing some part-time work for Eastman that took me to Uruapan, Michoacan, Mexico. While working there I had the opportunity of staying in a wonderful hotel. It was named Hotel Mansion Del Cupatitzio.

Recently I was reviewing some of my pictures, and I put together a slide show of pictures I took around this beautiful hotel. I hope you enjoy these pictures because I certainly enjoyed the memories they brought back to me.

Quote of the Day
While seeking revenge, dig two graves - one for yourself.
~Doug Horton

Joke of the Day
This is the true story of George Phillips of Meridian, Mississippi, who was going to bed when his wife told him that he'd left the light on in the shed. George opened the door to go turn off the light but saw there were people in the shed in the process of stealing things.

He immediately phoned the police, who asked "Is someone in your house?" and George said no and explained the situation. Then they explained that all patrols were busy, and that he should simply lock his door and an officer would be there when available.

George said, "Okay," hung up, counted to 30, and phoned the police again.

"Hello, I just called you a few seconds ago because there were people in my shed. Well, you don't have to worry about them now because I've just shot them all."

Then he hung up. Within five minutes three squad cars, an Armed Response unit, and an ambulance showed up. Of course, the police caught the burglars red-handed.

One of the policemen said to George: "I thought you said that you'd shot them!"

George said, "I thought you said there was nobody available!"

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Thursday, May 29, 2008

Remote Control

New Remote Control Truck
A few days ago, Beverly and I went shopping for Zachary's 7th Birthday. We found a nice remote control vehicle that was a Toyota Tundra. We thought that would be great since Kevin drives a real Toyota Tundra. On Saturday we gave him the gift, and this following video shows some pictures and clips of Zachary with his new toy.

Quote of the Day
Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joy.
~Leo Buscaglia

Joke of the Day
A mechanic was removing the cylinder heads from the motor of a car when he spotted a famous heart surgeon in his shop who was standing off to the side, waiting for the service manager to come take a look at his car.

The mechanic shouted across the garage, “Hello Doctor! Please come over here for a minute."

The famous surgeon, a bit surprised, came over to the mechanic.

The mechanic straightened up, wiped his hands on a rag and asked argumentatively, “So doctor, look at this. I also open hearts, take valves out, grind ‘em, put in new parts, and when I finish this will work as a new one. So how come you get the big money, when you and me is doing basically the same work?”

The doctor leaned over and whispered to the mechanic “Try to do it when the engine is running.”

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Wednesday, May 28, 2008


Dad's Roses
I took these pictures on Monday, Memorial Day. Dad is having some beautiful roses this year.

Visit Dad's Tomato Garden Journal.


Visit my public gallery of slide shows:
Tennessee Granddaddy's Slide Shows

Quote of the Day
“You can complain because roses have thorns,
or you can rejoice because thorns have roses”
~ Ziggy (in the comics)

Joke of the Day
A young man finds the woman of his dreams and asks her to marry him. He tells his mother he wants her to meet his fiancee, but he wants to make a bit of a game out of it. He says he'll bring the girl over with two other women and see if his mother can guess which is the one he wants to marry. His mother agrees to the game.

That night, he shows up at his mother's house with three beautiful young ladies. They all sit down on the couch, and everyone has a wonderful evening talking and getting to know each other.

At the end of the evening, the young man asks his mother, "OK, Mom, which one is the woman I want to marry?"

Without any hesitation at all, his mother replies, "The one in the middle."

The young man is astounded. "How in the world did you figure it out?"

"Easy," she says. "I don't like her."

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Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Jade's Graduation Pictures

Here's a slide show pictures from Jade's graduation May 23, 2008.

You can also click to go look at the pictures or see the slide show on line.

Quote of the Day
Never miss an opportunity to make others happy,
even if you have to leave them alone in order to do it.
~Author Unknown

Joke of the Day
A Doctor dies and goes to hell. The devil greets him and tells him that since he was doctor, and did some good that he could choose his eternity.

The devil opens the first door, there are doctors hanging from their ankles being whipped by demons. "Oh my Goodness, I don't want that", the doctor replies.

The devil opens a second door to reveal doctors on fire being chased by huge beasts. "That one is even worse!" says the doctor, getting more nervous. The devil opens a third door to reveal doctors in lounge chairs being served tropical drinks by gorgeous, scantily clad nurses.

"Sign me up for that eternity!" the doctor states. The devil then slams that door and says,"You can't go there, you weren't supposed to see that." The doctor states why can't I go there? The devil replies, "Well.... that's nurse hell."

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Monday, May 26, 2008

Memorial Day

Today is Memorial Day--a day for remembering those who have died serving our country. Here's a good link from for information about Memorial Day. While this is a day of remembrance of our fallen veterans, it would also be a good time to think of those on battlefields today. Remember, Support Our Troops!

Great Weekend
We had a wonderful weekend which included Jade's graduation, Zachary's 7th birthday, a visit from Mandy & Alex, and a visit from David Goss. David was Jade's English teacher in Vietnam. I've got lots of pictures, and I plan to share some of them in the coming weeks.

The picture I am showing today was taken by David before he left on his long drive back to Denver. Front Row: Mandy, Jade, Kara, Zachary. Second Row: Jim, Beverly, Kevin, Lesley, Alex.

I want to thank all of our friends and neighbors which have helped make this a wonderful weekend for Jade. I know this year in Tennessee and her graduation will bring very special memories to her from now on.

Quote of the Day
A mother's happiness is like a beacon,
lighting up the future but reflected also on the past
in the guise of fond memories.
~ Honore de Balzac

Joke of the Day
An elderly gent was invited to an old friends' home for dinner one evening. He was impressed by the way his buddy preceded every request to his wife with endearing terms such as: Honey, My Love, Darling, Sweetheart, Pumpkin, etc.

The couple had been married almost 70 years and, clearly, they were still very much in love.

While the wife was in the kitchen, the man leaned over and said to his host, "I think it's wonderful that, after all these years, you still call your wife those loving pet names."

The old man hung his head. "I have to tell you the truth," he said, "Her name slipped my mind about two years ago and I'm scared to death to ask her what it is!"

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Saturday, May 24, 2008

Congratulations, Jade!

Jade graduated last night from Sullivan South High School.

Here's a picture of Jade with Nana and Papa. It was taken just after the ceremony. We're all happy and smiling!

Mandy and Alex
Mandy and Alex arrived last night. Today we have a big picnic in honor of Jade's graduation at noon today, and a Birthday Celebration for Zachary tonight. We're ready. We haven't had this much fun in a long time!!!

Ladies-Check This Out!
There are summer classes available for men at the Adult Learning Center. My wife has already signed me up for 3 of the courses. There are 14 different courses available. Check out Summer Classes for Men.

Quotes of the Day
We cannot always build the future for our youth,
but we can build our youth for the future.
~ Franklin D. Roosevelt

When you get to the end of your rope,
tie a knot and hang on.
~ Franklin D. Roosevelt

Joke of the Day
A woman gets on a bus with her baby. The bus driver says: “That’s the ugliest baby that I've ever seen. Ugh!”

The woman goes to the rear of the bus and sits down, fuming. She says to a man next to her: “The driver just insulted me!”

The man says: “You go right up there and tell him off – go ahead, I’ll hold your monkey for you.”

Granddaddy says that joke is so old it has whiskers. But it reminded me of the lady that got on the bus with a baby sat down next to a little boy named Jimmy and his mother.

Little Jimmy blurts out to the lady, "Hey lady, your baby looks like a monkey!",

Jimmy's Mother says, "Jimmy, that not nice! You apologize to that lady right now!"

Jimmy says, "Lady, I'm sorry your baby looks like a monkey!"

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Friday, May 23, 2008

Zachary's Birthday Today

Zachary celebrates his 7th birthday today. He's having a little party with some of his school friends today. The Grandparents party with Zachary will be tomorrow night after supper.

Zachary is a fine young man. He is a Cub Scout. He also plays sports. This past year he played in a T-ball League, and Upward Bound Basketball league. This baseball season he will be playing in a league where they use a pitching machine. Here's a picture of Zachary with his Dad that was taken last month. I'll try to have a good birthday picture of him in this blog soon.
Big Event
Tonight we have Jade's graduation from high school and a celebration meal afterwards. David Goss, her English teacher in Vietnam, is in the states at the present time. So we invited him to our home for a visit and he plans to attend her graduation.

Quote of the Day

Be sincere; be brief; be seated.
~ Franklin D. Roosevelt

The Quote Above is Good Advice

I remember when Sam McC. told us at a special meeting one time, that it took 3 things to make a good speech: A good beginning, a good ending, and keep'em close together! That was good advice, too.


Joke of the Day
An old, tired-looking dog wandered into the yard. I could tell from his collar and well-fed belly that he had a home.

He followed me into the house, down the hall, and fell asleep on the couch. An hour later, he went to the door, and I let him out. The next day he was back, resumed his position on the couch and slept for an hour. This continued for several weeks. Curious, I pinned a note to his collar: 'Every afternoon your dog comes to my house for a nap.'

The next day he arrived with a different note pinned to his collar: "He lives in a home with four children -- he's trying to catch up on his sleep. Can I come with him tomorrow?"

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Thursday, May 22, 2008

My Ha Nguyen to Graduate!

Jade graduates tomorrow on May 23. She graduating from Sullivan South High School. Here's one of her graduation pictures. We've enjoyed having her live with us this past year.

She's a brave and smart girl. She's brave to come to the USA not knowing where she would live and who would care for her. She's brave to come her Senior year and study in her second language (English). She's also very intelligent. She made a 4.0 average for her senior year. That's quite an accomplishment. She's a smart girl to have handled all her business in getting ready to comeback to college in this country this Fall.

On June 3 she will be leaving the USA to fly to California and then on to N. Vietnam. We're going to miss her greatly. You miss, when someone you love, leaves. When she returns this fall it will be out west, so we don't know when we will see her again.

I thought this little doggie was cute. I wanted to share him with you today. It makes you want to reach out and pet this puppy on the head.

I hope you have a great day! Remember....Having someone to love is family. Having somewhere to go is home. Having both is a blessing.

Quote of the Day
Take it from Richard, poor and lame,
what's begun in anger ends in shame.
~ Benjamin Franklin


Joke of the Day
A man goes to the doctor and tells him that he hasn't been feeling well.

The doctor examines him, leaves the room and comes back with three different bottles of pills. The doctor says, "Take the green pill with a big glass of water when you get up. Take the blue pill with a big glass of water after lunch. Then just before going to bed, take the red pill with another big glass of water."

Startled to be put on so much medicine the man stammers, "Jeez doc, exactly what's my problem?"

The Doctor says, "You're not drinking enough water."

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Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Bristol Train Station

We've being driving to Bristol, TN/VA the last couple of weeks to attend our Gospel Meetings. We pass by a beautiful building that has recently been restored. It is the Bristol Train Station. We stopped one night last week and I took this picture...

Quote of the Day
Who is wise? He that learns from every One.
Who is powerful? He that governs his Passions.
Who is rich? He that is content.
Who is that? Nobody.
~ Benjamin Franklin


Joke of the Day
A visitor to the graveyard couldn't help noticing a man kneeling in front of a gravestone, clasping his hands and sobbing. The visitor went a bit closer and could hear what the man was saying.

"Why did you have to die?" he was repeating, "Why did you have to die?"

Feeling he ought to do something, the visitor laid his hand on the man's shoulder. "It must of been someone you loved very much?" he asked gently.

The man looked up at him and said, "No, I never met him, he was my wife's first husband."

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Tuesday, May 20, 2008

The Help Desk

I have a friend who helps me from time to time with my computer problems. His name is Jason Miller and he owns and operates his own company, Unbound Digital. I recommend his expertise if you live in my area and need computer and network assistance. It is so easy to work with Jason. Nothing like calling a help line and being put on hold, or talking to someone who you can't understand and who can't understand you.

Sometime ago I ran across this spoof on the help desk, but just recently I saw it with English subtitles which makes it more understandable. It's a help desk in
medieval days when a new product had come on the market -- the book was replacing scrolls. Just watch this and I know you'll get some good laughs!

Jade's Last Day of School
Yesterday was Jade's last day of school. She has to go back on Thursday for graduation rehearsal. Then on Friday night she graduates. Mandy and Alex are coming up Friday night. They'll miss the graduation but will be here for our celebration picnic on Saturday. Here's picture of Jade just before she left for her last day of school.
Quote of the Day
A slip of the foot you may soon recover,
but a slip of the tongue you may never get over.
~ Benjamin Franklin

Joke of the Day
Momma mouse was getting food in the kitchen with her baby when the cat pounced in.

Snatching up the kid Momma ran for the mouse hole but it was obvious she wasn't going to make it. Finally in desperation she whipped around and shouted "Bark, Bark" at the cat.

The cat skidded to a halt and ran away.

Momma mouse turned to her baby and said, "You see how important it is to learn a foreign language!"

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Monday, May 19, 2008

New Slide Shows

Four More PowerPoint Shows
I have just added 4 PowerPoint Slide Shows to my Favorite Slide Shows Web Page. You can download them to your computer. Each show contains beautiful photographs. Here's a sample picture from each of the newly added slide shows.

The Flowers of Keukenhof
A beautiful flower garden in Holland.

Pictures from Parks
Just good pictures from some parks around the world, with both animals and scenery.

Insects, Flowers & Small Animals
Some striking photography including some closeups of insects.

Birds and Sayings
Some real nice pictures of birds from the wild. Each picture is framed with a nice saying.


Quote of the Day
The motto of chivalry is also the motto of wisdom;
to serve all, but love only one.
~ Honore de Balzac


Joke of the Day
A man recently took a job in the city. Since the commute was long, passing through a congested tunnel, and gas prices high, he started a ride sharing initiative. Things went well for about a week or so. Then, he started to get severe pain in his wrists.

Oddly, this only happened when he was driving through the tunnel. After a few days, he went to his doctor and described his symptoms. The doctor told him he had a common ailment: carpool tunnel syndrome.

Granddaddy's Comment: I'm sure there was a big cornfield that he drove past on his way to work. How else could this joke be so corny?

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Saturday, May 17, 2008

Armed Forces Day

Today is Armed Forces Day. Go to this Department of Defense Link to learn more about Armed Forces Day.

Controlled Chaos

Chain Reaction
Have you ever tried to set up a chain reaction, like with dominoes? If you have, then you know it is not easy. Just imagine the amount of work that went the chain reaction I am showing you today.

Look what happens in this print shop when someone throws something in the wastebasket. It sets up a chain reaction that reminds us of a "Rube Goldberg" contraption.

If you're interest in some of the behind the scenes work in developing the above video, click on this YouTube link: Behind the Scenes

Also, if you enjoy this sort of thing, check out this Honda Accord commercial. They say it took 600 times to get it to work completely correctly.

Rube Goldberg? Who was that? Check Wikipedia: Rube Goldberg.

Quote of the Day
The rarest thing in the world is
a woman who is pleased with photographs of herself.
~Elizabeth Metcalf


Joke of the Day
When NASA first started sending up astronauts, they quickly discovered that ballpoint pens would not work in zero gravity.

To combat the problem, NASA scientists spent a decade and $12 billion to develop a pen that writes in zero gravity, upside down, underwater, on almost any surface including glass and at temperatures ranging from below freezing to 300 C.

The Russians used a pencil.

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Friday, May 16, 2008


This Tops Them All
Today we live in a world where winning is the most important thing. It's win at all costs! Someone said, "Show me a good loser and I'll show you a loser." Even parents get in fights at little league games. There are many examples of poor sportsmanship. That's why what I am sharing with you impressed me so much!

I have never seen a better example of true sportsmanship than what is shown in this YouTube video. It's unbelievable....


sports·man·ship: noun : conduct (as fairness, respect for one's opponent, and graciousness in winning or losing) becoming to one participating in a sport

Good sports are winners!

Health Update
I got that CT Scan yesterday, but won't know anything for a few days... Probably Monday. I've decided it's not a kidney stone, but I don't know what it is.

It started on my left side and in the back with terrible pain that made it difficult to move. That was on Monday. Then by late Tuesday the pain was in my chest and ribs, like a bad pulled muscle. Then Wednesday it went to my back on the right side, and Thursday I just felt some general soreness in my chest on the right side and in my rib cage. The pain was like a stabbing knife anytime I moved, especially when I would try to lie down. If I didn't know better, I would have guessed I had been run over by dump truck
across my chest. I feel pretty good now. Just one pain pill yesterday.

Quote of the Day
Worry often gives a small thing a big shadow.
~Swedish Proverb


Jokes of the Day
Advice: Never trust a computer you can't throw out the window
How Come? Why is it that doctors call what they do "practice"?
A Plus: The best thing about Alzheimer’s is : You can hide your own Easter eggs.
Procrastinate now, don't put it off.
Advice: If at first you don't succeed, destroy all evidence that you tried.

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Thursday, May 15, 2008

Tennessee Valley Authority Fish Survey

Today: TVA Fish Survey
(I wonder how they get the fish to fill out those questionnaire forms?)

Today's the day for one of the fish surveys at Douglas Lake. I was scheduled to go, but had to cancel due to my CT scan that is scheduled for this morning. My friend, Ralph Jones, is going this year and I know he will take lots of pictures to share with me. He'll be going out in a TVA boat equipped with an electric-shocking device so that the health of the game fish population can be checked. The shocking of the fish does not cause an permanent damage, and allows the fish to be dipped up and placed in a large tank. Then later they are all weighed, measured, and checked for disease or parasites. We'll be interested to learn if the drought of the past couple of years (low lake levels during spawning) have hurt the fish population.

I was certainly looking forward to going along to learn and hopefully help the TVA crew with their job. One of the first things they tell you is to not place your hands in the water while in the boat. You could be seriously shocked, perhaps fatally, if the water was being charged with current. Ralph, keep your hands out of the water! The picture shows one of the TVA boats that was used last year. Check the pictures from last year's survey here...

Quotes of the Day
Do not anticipate trouble or worry about what may never happen.
Keep in the sunlight.
~Benjamin Franklin

The more one judges, the less one loves.
~ Honore de Balzac


Joke of the Day
A geezer walks up to a really beautiful woman in a shopping mall.

"Excuse me" he says "But I've lost my wife here somewhere and I can't find her. Could you please help me?"

"What do you need me to do?" asks the woman.

"Just stand here and talk to me" the man replies.

"How's that going to help?" she asks.

"No idea really...but every time I talk to a woman as pretty as you, my wife appears out of nowhere!!"

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Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Turn the Lights Down Low...

In the Shadow
Ever tried to make shadow images on the wall using your hands and a flashlight. It's not easy. But what I'm sharing with you today is amazing.

Raymond Crowe is from Australia. He does what looks to be impossible by using his hands to project shadows on a screen. He's truly outstanding. You'll be amazed!
Turn your sound on, too.

Quotes of the Day
The greatest wealth is health.

It is easy to sit up and take notice,
What is difficult is getting up and taking action.

~ Honore de Balzac

Joke of the Day
A blind man is walking down the street with his seeing-eye dog one day. They come to a busy intersection, and the dog, ignoring the high volume of traffic zooming by on the street, leads the blind man right out into the thick of traffic. This is followed by the screech of tires and horns blaring as panicked drivers try desperately not to run the pair down.

The blind man and the dog finally reach the safety of the sidewalk on the other side of the street, and the blind man pulls a cookie out of his coat pocket, which he offers to the dog.

A passer-by, having observed the near fatal incident, can't control his amazement and says to the blind man, "Why on earth are you rewarding your dog with a cookie? He nearly got you killed!"

The blind man turns partially in his direction and replies, "To find out where his head is, so I can spank his rear end."

Granddaddy's thought on the above joke... Everyone that rewards you may not have your best intentions in mind.

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Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Funny Website

Watch This
Click on this link and just watch what happens. It looks like a standard online catalog for selecting items to purchase. But wait... something unusual happens. You just have to see this.

Click on

Be careful today...
Friday the 13th came on Tuesday this month!

Kidney Stone Pain
Late Saturday evening I started getting a little pain in my left side toward the back. Sunday evening the pain got much worse, and on Sunday night it was bad I had difficulty sleeping. So yesterday morning, I saw my doctor. He checked me over and did a urine test and agreed that it is probably a kidney stone. I'll have a CT scan on Thursday to clarify the diagnosis, and in the meantime, I'm suffering a little and taking some pain pills.

We knew I had some kidney stones for the past couple of years, but they had not been causing any problems. Now it sounds like they are stirring up some trouble for me. The last x-rays showed they were too large to pass.

It could be worse! Much worse!
It's never too late to live happily ever after.

Quote of the Day
I'm a great believer in luck, and I find
the harder I work the more I have of it.
~Thomas Jefferson


Joke of the Day
A duck walks into a feed store and asks, ''Got any duck feed?''

The clerk tells him, ''No, we don't have a market for it it so we don't carry it.''

The duck says, ''Okay'' and leaves. The next day, the duck walks in to the feed store and asks, ''Got any duck feed?''

Again the clerk says no and the duck leaves.

Next day, the duck walks in, and asks, ''Got any duck feed?''

The clerk says, ''I've told you twice, we don't have duck feed, we've never had duck feed and we never will have duck feed. If you ask me again, I'll nail your feet to the floor.''

The duck leaves.

The next day, the duck walks in and asks, ''Got any nails?''

''No,'' comes the reply.

''Got any duck feed?'' asked the duck.

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Monday, May 12, 2008

Mother's Day

It was Mother's Day. My wife, Beverly, is a wonderful Mother and Grandmother. I don't deserve her as my wife, but I'm very thankful for her.

We had a good and restful day. Beverly enjoyed the flowers, and a meal out, and the phone calls. Here's a picture of Beverly with the beautiful petunias that Sylvia, Mandy and Alex sent her for Mother's Day. Kevin & Lesley treated us all for nice Mexican meal last night at La Carreta. We had a great time!

Ten Commandments

My next door neighbor sent this to me a few days ago, and I wanted to share with my other readers. It's about the 10 commandments...

"Some people in Tennessee have trouble with all those "shall's" and "shall not's" in the Ten Commandments. Folks just aren't used to talking in those terms. So, some folks in middle Tennessee got together and translated the "King James" into "East Tennessee" language..... no joke, read on... The Hillbilly's Ten Commandments
  1. Just one God
  2. Put nothin' before God
  3. Watch yer mouth
  4. Git yourself to Sunday meetin'
  5. Honor yer Ma & Pa
  6. No killin'
  7. No foolin' around with another fellow's gal
  8. Don't take what ain't yers
  9. No tellin' tales or gossipin'
  10. Don't be hankerin' for yer buddy's stuff
Now that's kinda plain an' simple, don't ya think? Y'all have a nice day."


Live simply.
Love generously.
Care deeply.
Speak kindly.

Leave the rest to God!

Quote of the Day
Sweater, n.: garment worn by child when its mother is feeling chilly.
~Ambrose Bierce


Joke of the Day
A guy stood over his tee shot for what seemed an eternity, looking up, looking down, measuring the distance, figuring the wind direction and speed... driving his partner nuts.

Finally his exasperated partner says, "What is taking so long? Hit the stupid ball!"

The guy answers, "My wife is up there watching me from the clubhouse. I want to make this a perfect shot."

His partner replied, "Give me a break! You don't stand a chance of hitting her from here."

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Sunday, May 11, 2008

Happy Mother's Day

A special post for all Mothers, no matter where you are. I want to wish you a very happy Mother's Day.

Being a full-time mother is one of the highest salaried jobs...
since the payment is pure love.
~Mildred B. Vermont

The sweetest sounds to mortals given
Are heard in Mother, Home, and Heaven.
~William Goldsmith Brown

Saturday, May 10, 2008


A Good Catch
We had a pretty good day on Douglas Lake yesterday. In spite of the wind we did catch some fish. Around 3 PM we had 4 or 5 crappie in the live well, and the wind was terrible. We had trouble controlling the boat and our 15 lines that we were trolling. We were just about ready to call it a day and go to the house.

But I thought about that big cove behind Swann's Marina and that it would be protected from the wind. So there we went. And we had a nice place to fish. The wind was not a problem for us and with a few hours we had caught some more fish. We came home with 13 real pretty crappie. Some of them were within 1/4 inch of being 14 inches long. Here's a picture of our stringer. As you can see, I'm smiling!

Narrow Escape

I just had to share this short video clip I found on YouTube. It shows a couple of fishermen in a boat taking it easy. Then it happens. A large seaplane nearly crashes into them. Just watch...

Now, that was scary and funny. I think it was probably made to be funny.

Quote of the Day
God's gifts put man's best dreams to shame.
~Elizabeth Barrett Browning


Jokes of the Day

Matrimony isn't a word, it's a sentence.


Don't marry for money...You can borrow it cheaper.


Last weekend my credit card was stolen
but I decided not to report it because
the thief is spending less than my wife does.

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