Friday, November 28, 2008

Friday After Thanksgiving

A few Thanksgiving Day Pictures
Dad and Bethany
The Table Spread
Sylvia, Mavis, & Roy
Mary, Lesley, Kevin
Jim & Beverly
The Whole Gang


Gratitude for Our Parents
This following is a good example about how we change out opinion about our parents as we get older. You may have seen this before, but it's good to read again.

Just think, I'm almost 70 and I still have my Dad. I appreciate that I have had the privilege of having my Dad to help and advise me all these years. He is a wise man.

Remembering Dad
When I was:
  • Four years old: My daddy can do anything.
  • Five years old: My daddy knows a whole lot.
  • Six years old: My dad is smarter than your dad.
  • Eight years old: My dad doesn’t know exactly everything.
  • Ten years old: In the olden days, when my dad grew up, things were sure different.
  • Twelve years old: Oh, well, naturally, Dad doesn’t know anything about that. He is too old to remember his childhood.
  • Fourteen years old: Don’t pay any attention to my dad. He is so old-fashioned.
  • Twenty-one years old: Him? My Lord, he’s hopelessly out of date.
  • Twenty-five years old: Dad knows about it, but then he should, because he has been around so long.
  • Thirty years old: Maybe we should ask Dad what he thinks. After all, he’s had a lot of experience.
  • Thirty-five years old: I’m not doing a single thing until I talk to Dad.
  • Forty years old: I wonder how Dad would have handled it. He was so wise.
  • Fifty years old: I’d give anything if Dad were here now so I could talk this over with him. Too bad I didn’t appreciate how smart he was. I could have learned a lot from him.


Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
I'm thankful that I still have my Dad.

Quote of the Day
My father used to play with my brother and me in the yard. Mother would come out and say, "You're tearing up the grass." "We're not raising grass," Dad would reply. "We're raising boys."
~Harmon Killebrew

Joke of the Day
An optometrist was instructing a new employee on how to charge a customer: “As you are fitting his glasses, if he asks how much they cost, you say ‘$125.’ …”

“If his eyes don’t flutter, say, ‘For the frames. The lenses will be $110.’…”

“If his eyes still don’t flutter, you add … ‘Each.’”

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BlueRidge Boomer said...

I am blessed to still have my parents with me also.....they live up the hill and i find myself resorting to the role of "daddy's little girl" even at age 58!!!!

a corgi said...

what a great looking family you have!! you all are so blessed!!! so neat to be able to spend the holiday with them all and to have your dad still with you!!

enjoy the day ahead :)


Brush Strokes said...

Proud to be a part of that good looking family! Wish we were closer. Love - your cuz.