Friday, November 7, 2008

Cherokee Lake

A Nice Day on the Lake
Doug, Ralph and I went fishing yesterday on Cherokee Lake in East Tennessee. It was a beautiful day on the lake. Now I want to show you 4 pictures that illustrate the reasons I like to go fishing.

Reason 1 - The scenery.

Reason 2 - A flock of Wild Turkeys

Reason 3 - A deer drinking from the cool lake waters.

Reason 4 - A few fish
The six bass
weighed 20 pounds. They were either striped bass or the hybrid bass... we were not sure. The pictures in the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency's Fishing guide were not clear in the distinction. We think they were hybrids.

The largest weighed 4 pounds and 12 ounces. A nice stringer, a nice day, wonders of nature, the warm sun, the cool breeze, the gentle waves on the lake,... what more could you ask for.

All these pictures were taken yesterday while we were on the water.

Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
I believe you must control your attitude,
or it will control you.
May we always be kind in all our dealings with others.

Quote of the Day
The best doctor in the world is the veterinarian. He can't ask his patients what is the matter-he's got to just know.
~Will Rogers

Joke of the Day
A married couple is driving along a highway doing a steady forty miles per hour. The wife is behind the wheel.

Her husband suddenly looks across at her and speaks in a clear voice. “Darling,” he says. “I know we’ve been married for twenty years, but I want a divorce.”

The wife says nothing, keeps looking at the road ahead but slowly increases her speed to 45 mph.

The husband speaks again. “I don’t want you to try and talk me out of it,” he says, “because I’ve found another woman I love more than you.”

Again the wife stays quiet, but grips the steering wheel more tightly and slowly increases the speed to 55.

He pushes his luck.. “I want the house,” he says insistently.

Up to 60 mph.

“I want the car, too,” he continues.

65 mph.

“And,” he says, ”I’ll have the bank accounts, all the credit cards and the boat.”

The car slowly starts veering towards a massive concrete bridge. This makes him a wee bit nervous, so he asks her: “Isn’t there anything you want?”

The wife at last replies - in a quiet and controlled voice. “No, I’ve got everything I need.” she says.

“Oh, really?” he inquires, “So what have you got?”

Just before they slam into the wall at 75 mph, the wife turns to him and says “The airbag.”

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