Monday, December 1, 2008

December Already?

My, my… this year has really flown by. Here it is December 1. Thanksgiving 2008 is now in the history books.

Sylvia, Mandy and Alex left on Saturday to drive back to Lebanon. We really enjoyed having them here with us the past few days. We had a wonderful time. Here’s a few pictures we took on Saturday morning.

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Mandy sent us her Thanksgiving 2008 pictures yesterday in this Picasa Web Album: Thanksgiving 2008

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Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
If your outgo exceeds your income,
your upkeep becomes your downfall.

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Quote of the Day
To poke a wood fire is more solid enjoyment
than almost anything else in the world. 
~Charles Dudley Warner

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Joke of the Day

It was autumn, and the Indians on the remote reservation asked their new Chief if the winter was going to be cold or mild.

Since he was a new Indian Chief in a modern society, he had never been taught the old secrets, and when he looked at the sky, he couldn't tell what the weather was going to be. Nevertheless, to be on the safe side, he replied to his tribe that the winter was indeed going to be cold and that the members of the village should collect wood to be prepared. But also being a practical leader, after several days he got an idea. He went to the phone booth, called the National Weather Service and asked,

"Is the coming winter going to be cold?"

"It looks like this winter is going to be quite cold indeed," the meteorologist at the weather service responded.

So the Chief went back to his people and told them to collect even more wood in order to be prepared. A week later he called the National Weather Service again.

"Is it going to be a very cold winter?"

"Yes," the man at National Weather Service again replied, "it's going to be a very cold winter."

The Chief again went back to his people and ordered them to collect every scrap of wood they could find. Two weeks later he called the National Weather Service again. "Are you absolutely sure that the winter is going to be very cold?"

"Absolutely," the man replied. "It's going to be one of the coldest winters ever."

"How can you be so sure?" the Chief asked.

The weatherman replied, "The Indians are collecting wood like crazy!"

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2 comments:

madcobug said...

Great pictures. Mandy's are good also. I liked the one where Dad was asleep LOL. I used to like to poke into the fire in a fireplace or campfire. The Indian joke was cute. Glad that you all had a great Thanksgiving. Helen

a corgi said...

you are so right; this year has flown by!! I can't believe we are so close to the year 2009! remember all the concern about the year 2000? seems like yesterday to me!

very nice pictures! so glad you had a nice time with your visiting family :)

betty