Tuesday, December 16, 2008

A Wonderful Birthday

I had a wonderful birthday thanks to my family and friends. Thanks for all the birthday card, phone calls, emails and blog comments I’ve received the past few days. I’ve learned that reaching 70 is not very painful. In fact, it has been just plain enjoyable! Here’s a few examples that illustrate my reasons for having such a happy birthday. There would not be any happiness without love.

Dec 14, 2008
We had a nice visit with Bobby & Sharon. We enjoyed a wonderful birthday supper that Sharon had prepared!
Dec 15, 2008
I was surprised by a bunch of birthday posters that Bethany had made and mailed back to Beverly. This picture was taken during a visit from our wonderful  neighbors, Kenneth & Helen. they surprised me with a gift and a birthday card.

Mandy, Kevin, Bethany, Dad, Mary, Jade and many others have called me today. Kara & Zachary also called and sung a special Happy Birthday greeting. It was neat!
Dec 15, 2008
Our good friend Sue showed up at the house this evening with this dish of homemade sugar cookies. And she also brought me some corn chowder. Both are delicious!

The following is here because I love each of you.
This may help keep you safe in the days to come.

Cruise Control & Wet Roads
I received this the other day and thought it was worth sharing. If you don’t have time to read the following, just remember

Do Not Use Cruise Control
When the Roads are Wet or Icy.

Here’s the email:

”A 36 year old female  had an accident several weeks ago and totaled her car.  It was raining, though not excessively, when her  car suddenly began to hydro-plane and literally flew through the air. She was not seriously injured but  very stunned at the sudden occurrence! When she  explained to the highway patrolman what had happened

wet roads

Wet Roads –
Don’t Use Cruise Control

he told her something that every driver should know - NEVER  DRIVE IN THE RAIN WITH YOUR CRUISE CONTROL ON. She  thought she was being cautious by setting the cruise  control and maintaining a safe consistent speed in the  rain.

”But the highway patrolman told her that if the  cruise control is on when your car begins to hydro-plane  and your tires lose contact with the pavement, your car will accelerate to a higher rate of speed making you  take off like an airplane. She told the patrolman that was  exactly what had occurred.

”The patrolman said this  warning should be listed, on the driver's seat sun-visor: NEVER USE THE CRUISE CONTROL WHEN THE PAVEMENT IS WET  OR ICY, along with the airbag warning. We tell  our teenagers to set the cruise control and drive a safe  speed - but we don't tell them to use the cruise control  only when the pavement is dry.”

It’s True! Check this out on Snopes.

Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
Don't ignore the panhandler who asks you for a dime for a cup of coffee. Give it to him. Then follow him and find out where they still sell coffee for a dime.

Quote of the Day
Those who think they have not time
for bodily exercise will sooner or later
have to find time for illness.
~Edward Stanley

Joke of the Day

A man went into a bar after work and ordered a drink. As he started drinking his beer, he heard a female voice saying, 'You've got nice hair'.

The man looked all around him but couldn't see where the voice came from. A minute later he heard the same voice saying, 'You are a handsome man.'

CornThe man was really puzzled by this so he asked the bartender what was going on.

The bartender replied, 'It's the nuts - they're complimentary.'

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a corgi said...

that last joke about the nuts was funny!

so glad you had a nice birthday and that people "loved" on you on your special day! those cookies looked delicious!!

thanks for the info about the cruise control; I didn't know that. I rarely drive with cruise control, but will pass that on to my hubby who does

enjoy your day


Kelly said...

70???? I had no idea!!! You don't look seventy! I am glad you had a really nice birthday. Have a good rest of the week. :) Hugs, Kelly

Adirondackcountrygal said...

So glad you were here for your 70th birthday! Happy belated birthday! Linda