Monday, June 30, 2008

Marilyn Monroe

Another Picture Puzzle
Is this Albert Einstein or Marilyn Monroe? Well, right here it sure looks like Albert. Now I want you to move away from your computer screen and look at the picture (5 or 6 steps should be enough). Now look at the picture. It's Marilyn, not Albert!
I wonder when this will be used in a court of law to discredit the identification of someone by a witness. I wonder, can we be sure of what we see? Many thanks to Betty P. who sent this picture to me.

Fishing Report
Doug S and I went back to S. Holston Lake last Friday. We caught 10 trout all total, but since we could only keep 4 Lake Trout, we only brought home 6 fish. The 6 fish were 4 Lake Trout and 2 Rainbow Trout. The Lake Trout were not as large as what we had been catching. But the two Rainbow Trout were good size fish. The Rainbows are the 2 large ones on your right.

We're still using the Deeper Divers to get the lures down to the cool water where the trout hang out.

Quote of the Day
I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that
I may learn how to do it.
~Pablo Picasso

Joke of the Day
Little Harold was practicing the violin in the living room while his father was trying to read in the den.

The family dog was lying in the den, and as the screeching sounds of little Harold's violin reached his ears, he began to howl loudly. The father listened to the dog and the violin as long as he could.

Then he jumped up, slammed his paper to the floor and yelled above the noise, "For Pete's sake, can't you play something the dog doesn't know?"

~ A Big Thank You to Duke O. for the above joke!

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Saturday, June 28, 2008

Going Down Memory Lane

Take a gander at this list. If you have some age on you, it'll take you back to days of yore. A lot of things that were said, are just not said anymore, because things have changed so much. Thanks Betty, for forwarding this to me. I hope the rest of you will enjoy the memories...

  • Be sure to refill the ice trays, we're going to have company.
  • Watch for the postman, I want to get this letter to Willie in the mail today .
  • Quit slamming the screen door when you go out!
  • Be sure and pull the windows down when you leave, it looks like a shower is coming up.
  • Don't forget to wind the clock before you go to bed.
  • Wash your feet before you go to bed, you've been playing outside all day barefooted.
  • Why can't you remember to roll up your britches legs? Getting them caught in the bicycle chain so many times it's tearing them up.
  • You have torn the knees out of that pair of pants so many times there is nothing left to put a patch on.
  • Don't you go outside with your school clothes on!
  • Go comb your hair; it looks like the rats have nested in it all night.
  • Be sure and pour the cream off the top of the milk when you open the new bottle.
  • Take that empty bottle to the store with you so you won't have to pay a deposit on another one.
  • Put a dish towel over the cake so the flies won't get on it.
  • Quit jumping on the floor! I have a cake in the oven and you are going to make it fall if you don't quit!
  • Let me know when the Fuller Brush man comes by, I need to get a few things from him.
  • You boys stay close by, the car may not start and I will need you to help push it off.
  • There's a dollar in my purse, get 5 gallons of gas when you go to town.
  • Open the back door and see if we can get a breeze through here, it is getting hot.
  • You can walk to the store; it won't hurt you to get some exercise.
  • Don't sit too close to the TV. It is hard on your eyes.
  • If you pull that stunt again, I am going to wear you out!
  • Don't lose that button; I'll sew it back on after awhile.
  • Wash under your neck before you come to the table, you have beads of dirt and sweat all under there.
  • Get out from under the sewing machine; pumping it messes up the thread!
  • Be sure and fill the lamps this morning so we don't have to do that tonight in the dark.
  • Here, take this old magazine to the toilet with you when you go, we are almost out of paper out there.
  • Go out to the well and draw a bucket of water so I can wash dishes.
  • Don't turn the radio on now, I want the battery to be up when the Grand Ole Opry comes on.
  • No! I don't have 10 cents for you to go to the show. Do you think money grows on trees?
  • Eat those turnips, they'll make you big and strong like your daddy.
  • That dog is NOT coming in this house! I don't care how cold it is out there, dogs don't stay in the house.
  • Sit still! I'm trying to get your hair cut straight and you keep moving and it is all messed up.
  • Hush your mouth! I don't want to hear words like that! I'll wash your mouth out with soap!
  • It is time for your system to be cleaned out. I am going to give you a dose of castor oil tonight.
  • If you get a spanking in school and I find out about it, you'll get another one when you get home.
  • Quit crossing your eyes! They will get stuck that way!
  • Soak your foot in this pan of kerosene so that bad cut won't get infected.
  • When you take your driving test, don't forget to signal each turn. Left arm straight out the window for a left turn; left arm bent up at the elbow for a right turn; and straight down to the side of the door when you are going to stop.
  • It's: 'Yes Ma'am!' and 'No Ma'am!' to me, young man, and don't you forget it!
  • Y'all come back now, ya hear!
Bring back any memories? It sure did for me!


Did you ever just wonder? ... If corn oil is made from corn, and vegetable oil is made from vegetables, then what is baby oil made from?


Quotes of the Day
"Prepare and prevent, don't repair and repent."

"Safety doesn't happen by accident."

"Safety means first aid to the uninjured."

~Authors Unknown

Joke of the Day
Once in a men’s locker room of a golf course a mobile rang, every body stopped to listen. The man picked up the phone and on line was a lady "Darling i saw a very beautiful dress Its only for $5,300 can I buy it?"

Man: Sure darling

Lady: And I saw a very elegant gold set for a $54,000

Man: Buy it sweetheart

Lady: And a decorative painting for our room how about that only $75,000?

Man: Of course, sweetie.

Lady: Thank you, I love you!

Everyone in locker started staring at the man.
After sometime the man shouted "Does anyone know the owner of this phone?"

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Friday, June 27, 2008

Lake Erie Walleye

Our good friend Celia gave me a magazine for me to read recently. It was the June, 2008 issue of the New York State Conservationist. There was a very interesting article in this issue titled, "Wall to Walleye in Lake Erie". The article talks about the recovery of the Walleye Pike in Lake Erie. Catch rates are higher than they have been in many years as a result of the high walleye populations which is estimated to be in millions. I was interested in this article, because it was last year I went on a fishing trip to Lake Erie and we fished for Walleye. We did good on that trip, thanks to our guide Captain Matt. You can see our pictures from that trip on my Lake Erie Fishing Trip Album.

Something Else In Lake Erie
A few days ago I received this picture of a Sturgeon t
hat was caught on Lake Erie on 11/19/2007. The fish was still alive in the photo and was turned loose after the photo. It was reported that it weighed over 1,000 pounds... and it was a little over 11 feet long. They said it took 4 guys taking turns over 6 hours to bring the fish to the boat.
I hope this fish survived.

Sturgeon in Tennessee
Sturgeon are a primitive fish and are long lived, reaching a life span of maybe 150 years. In Tennessee there has been a restoration project to return Sturgeon to the F
rench Broad and Holston Rivers. If you catch one of these fish in Tennessee you should record the approximate length and location and report it to TWRA (Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency). The fish should be returned to the water immediately. It is illegal to possess one of these fish. In Tennessee they are "State Endangered".


Quotes of the Day
All men should strive
to learn before they die
what they are running from, and to, and why.
~James Thurber

Joke of the Day
About Alimony...

"Mr. Quinn, I have reviewed this case very carefully," the divorce court judge said. "And, I have decided to give your wife $775 a week."

"That's very fair, your honor," the husband said. "And every now and then, I'll try to send her a few bucks myself."

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Thursday, June 26, 2008


A good friend sent me the following a few days ago. It's a letter that might express the thoughts of OPEC if they were to write the USA a letter. It would be a letter of thanks, I think. Here's the letter:

"We are at war with you infidels. Have been since the embargo in the 1970s. You are so arrogant and egotistical you haven't even recognized it. You have more missiles, bombs, and technology; so we are fighting with the weapon we have and are extracting on a net basis about $700 billion/year from your economy. We will destroy you! Death to the infidels!

I would like to thank you for the following: Not developing your 250-300 year supply of oil shale and tar sands. We know if you did this, it would create millions of jobs for US citizens, expand your engineering capabilities, and keep the wealth in the U.S. instead of sending it to us to finance our war against you.

Thanks for limiting your Defense Dept. purchases of oil sands from your neighbors to the north. We love it when you confuse your allies.

Thanks for over regulating every segment of your economy and thus delaying, by decades, the development of alternate fuel technologies.

Thanks for limiting drilling off your coasts, in Alaska, and anywhere there is a bug, bird, fish, or plant that might be inconvenienced. Better that your people suffer! Glad to see our lobbying efforts have been so effective.

Corn based Ethanol. Praise Allah for this sham program! Perhaps you will destroy yourself from the inside with theses types of policies. This is a gift from Allah, praise his name! We never would have thought of this one! This is better than when you pay your farmers NOT TO GROW FOOD. Have them use more energy to create less energy, and simultaneously drive food prices through the roof. Thank you U.S. Congress!!!!

And finally, we appreciate you letting us fleece you without end. You will be glad to know we have been accumulating shares in your banks, real estate, and publicly held companies. We also finance a good portion of your debt and now manipulate your markets, currency, and economies to our benefit.


I don't know the source. and you may not agree, but it is food for thought. But it is obvious that we need a US Congress that tackles the energy crisis.

Quotes of the Day
In my day, we didn't have self-esteem, we had self-respect,
and no more of it than we had earned.
~ Jane Haddam

Joke of the Day
A filthy rich man decided that he wanted to throw a party & invited all of his buddies & neighbors. He also invited Buford, the only redneck in the neighborhood. Buford was having a good time drinking, dancing, eating & flirting with all the women.

At the height of the party, the host said, "I have a 10ft man-eating gator in my pool & I'll give a million dollars to anyone who has the nerve to jump in."

The words were barely out of his mouth when there was a loud splash & every-one turned around & saw Buford in the pool!

Buford was fighting the gator & kicking its tail! Buford was jabbing the gator in the eyes with his thumbs, throwing punches, head butts & choke holds, biting the gator on the tail & flipping the gator through the air like some kind of Judo Instructor. The water was churning & splashing everywhere. Finally Buford strangled the gator & let it float to the top like a dime store goldfish. Buford then slowly climbed out of the pool.

Everybody was just staring at him in disbelief.

Finally the host says, "Well, Buford, I owe you a million dollars."

"No, that's okay. I don't want it," said Buford.

The host said, "Come on, I insist on giving you something. That was amazing. How about a new Porsche, a Rolex & some stock options?"

Again Buford said no.

Confused, the rich man asked, "Well, Buford, then what do you want?"

Buford said, "I want the name of the jerk who pushed me in the pool!"

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Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Magic Trick

I thought this trick was amazing. It is a man cut in half magic and then put back together. I think you will enjoy the trick. It's a good one!

No, I don't know how he did it? Do you?

Quotes of the Day
An inability to stay quiet is one of the most
conspicuous failings of mankind.
~ Walter Bagehot

Joke of the Day
Three contractors are bidding to fix a broken fence at the White House in D.C. -- one from New Jersey, another from Tennessee and the third, from Florida. They go with a White House official to examine the fence.

The Florida contractor takes out a tape measure and does some measuring, then works some figures with a pencil. "Well", he says, "I figure the job will run about $900: $400 for materials, $400 for my crew and $100 profit for me."

The Tennessee contractor also does some measuring and figuring, then says, "I can do this job for $700: $300 for materials, $300 for my crew and $100 profit for me."

The New Jersey contractor doesn't measure or figure, but leans over to the White House official and whispers, "$2,700"

The official, incredulous, says, "You didn't even measure like the other guys! How did you come up with such a high figure?"

The New Jersey contractor whispers back, "$1000 for me, $1000 for you, and we hire the guy from Tennessee to fix the fence."

"Done," replies the government official.

And that, my friends, is how it all works!

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Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Magic of Corn Starch & Water

This is worth watching if you have never seen it. What happens in this YouTube video clip borders on amazing.

Did you know that? I didn't know that. That was neat. We learn something new every day.

More Mixing Things Together
What would happen if you mix South Holston Lake, some Deeper Divers, some spoons, Tennessee Granddaddy and a couple of his fishing buddies? We tried this "mixture" yesterday (6/23/2008).

Well, this picture shows the result. We caught six really nice Lake Trout. The big one weighed 4 pounds and 3 ounces. The four largest weighed a total of 12 pounds and 4 ounces. A nice catch, but no Rainbow Trout.

Thanks, Doug and Sue!
Beverly and I had a wonderful supper last evening with our good friends, Doug and Sue B. Doug cooked pork loins on the grill along with a vegetable mix. We also had mashed sweet potatoes, a fruit salad, and a brownie with ice cream for dessert. It was all very delicious. And the time together was even more wonderful. I am thankful that we have such good and true friends.


Quotes of the Day
Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.

Joke of the Day
Morris and his wife Esther went to the state fair every year, and every year Morris would say, "Esther,I'd like to ride in that helicopter." Esther always replied, "I know Morris, but that helicopter ride is fifty dollars, and fifty dollars is fifty dollars."

One year Esther and Morris went to the fair, and Morris said, "Esther, I'm 85 years old. If I don't ride that helicopter, I might never get another chance."

To this, Esther replied, "Morris that helicopter ride is fifty dollars, and fifty dollars is fifty dollars."

The pilot overheard the couple and said, "Folks I'll make you a deal. I'll take the both of you for a ride. If you can stay quiet for the entire ride and not say a word, I won't charge you! But if you say one word, it's fifty dollars."

Morris and Esther agreed and up they went. The pilot did all kinds of fancy maneuvers, but not a word was heard. He did his daredevil tricks over and over again, but still not a word.

When they landed, the pilot turned to Morris and said, "By golly, I did everything I could to get you to yell out, but you didn't. I'm impressed!"

Morris replied, "Well, to tell you the truth, I almost said something when Esther fell out, but you know, fifty dollars is fifty dollars."

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Monday, June 23, 2008

The State Flowers

The State Flowers
This is good. Here's a link for you see all the state flowers from all 50 of the United States of America. And be sure to turn your sound on, so you can hear America the Beautiful. Click here....

Tennessee's state flower is the beautiful Iris shown here.


I hope you have a wonderful week.

Support Our Troops.

Get your needed rest.

Laugh a Little and Smile

Pray Always


Cabin in the Woods
Here's some pretty art work that was sent to me the other day by a good friend. It is said to be a Thomas Kincaid painting, but it has been modified to show flowing water.

Note to Karen & Pat: There's no "For Sale" sign on this cabin, but there's a lot of cabins like this one in East Tennessee.

I'm almost sure I saw a rainbow trout jump!

Quote of the Day
Try not to become a man of success,
but rather try to become a man of value.
~Albert Einstein

Joke of the Day
A woman went into her kitchen to find a burglar loaded down with a bunch of stuff he was stealing from her kitchen. Not having any kind of weapon to scare him off, she raised her hand and said "Acts 2:38," and proceeded to quote scripture.

The burglar froze in place and didn't move. The woman called 911; the police arrived and were amazed to find the burglar still frozen where he stood.

"What did you say to him that kept him from moving?" they asked the woman.

She told them that she had simply said Acts 2:38 and quoted scripture.

The police chuckled and escorted the burglar out to the patrol car. "Why did the woman's quoting scripture scare you so much?" they asked.

"Scripture?" said the burglar, "I thought she said she had an ax and two 38's!

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Saturday, June 21, 2008

Over 50?

Getting Older has its Perks...
  1. Kidnappers are not very interested in you.
  2. In a hostage situation you are likely to be released first.
  3. No one expects you to run--anywhere.
  4. People call at 9 pm and ask, " Did I wake you?"
  5. People no longer view you as a hypochondriac.
  6. There is nothing left to learn the hard way.
  7. Things you buy now won't wear out.
  8. You can eat dinner at 4 pm.
  9. You can live without a lot of things, but not your glasses.
  10. You enjoy hearing about other people's operations.
  11. You get into heated arguments about pension plans.
  12. You no longer think of speed limits as a challenge.
  13. You quit trying to hold your stomach in no matter who walks into the room.
  14. You sing along with elevator music.
  15. Your eyes won't get much worse.
  16. Your investment in health insurance is finally beginning to pay off.
  17. Your joints are more accurate meteorologists than the national weather service.
  18. Your secrets are safe with your friends because they can't remember them either.
  19. Your supply of brain cells is finally down to manageable size.
  20. You can't remember where you saw this list.

And you notice the above are all in Larger Print for your convenience.


I hope you're having a wonderful weekend!


Quote of the Day
There are always three speeches, for every one you actually gave. The one you practiced, the one you gave, and the one you wish you gave.
~Dale Carnegie

Joke of the Day
A young couple was on their way to get married when they had an accident and died. Now they were in front of St. Peter and the young lady asked if they could get married. St. Peter told them, he would have to get back to them with an answer.

Around 30 days later St. Peter returns and tells the couple that they can get married in heaven. The young lady then asks St. Peter, “If things just don't work out can we get a divorce?"

St. Peter looks at her and replies, "Lady it took me 30 days to find a preacher up here do you really think I am going to find a lawyer?!"

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Friday, June 20, 2008

Natural Enemies

Dog, Cat, & Rat
Gregory Pike has a dog, cat, and rat that are very good friends. While they are natural enemies, they sure don't act like it. You might be interested in watching how these three animals react to each other.

Fishing Report
Doug, Ralph, and myself were on South Holston Lake yesterday. We were trolling for trout and anything else that might be enticed by our lures. We used small spoons behind "Deeper Divers" and were fishing down to around 40 feet. We only caught 7 trout. The first one we caught was a good one. It weighed 5 pounds 3 ounces, and it was 24 inches long. As you can tell by the picture, I was happy about our catch.

We caught 6 Lake Trout which was the limit, but only 1 Rainbow Trout. I wonder where the rainbows went?

Quotes of the Day
The time to relax is when you don't have time for it.
~Attributed to both Jim Goodwin & Sydney J. Harris

Joke of the Day
There was once a young man who, in his youth, professed his desire to become a great writer.

When asked to define "great" he said, "I want to write stuff that the whole world will read, stuff that people will react to on a truly emotional level, stuff that will make them scream, cry, howl in pain and anger!"

He now writes error messages for Microsoft Corporation.

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Thursday, June 19, 2008

Another Dog?

Good Morning!
I've had a good week so far. I've done a little work, too. I've mowed the yard, and trimmed shrubbery. I mowed the yard myself. That's easy. But I needed help on trimming the shrubs. Many thanks to my wonderful wife, Beverly, who helped me. (I told her it had to be done... it was either trim the shrubs back or build new sidewalks to the front door. Ha!)

Today, I have planned another day of fishing up on South Holston Lake. I was really excited about our luck in fishing last week using the Deeper Divers and small spoons. If you want more information on the Deeper Divers: Click Here. I'll let you know tomorrow if we had any luck. By the way, I ate some of those trout the other night. I put a couple of them on my new gas grill and cooked them. I added some salt, pepper, and some spices. They were delicious!

This picture today shows me right after I caught my first ever Lake Trout. It weighed 3 Pounds and 9 oz. We caught 3 more about the same size. The largest was a little over 4 pounds.

Another Note: I have something to share with you later. Right now it is not funny. But as time goes by I will be able to laugh about it. It happened today. Maybe I can share it by next week.

Dancing Dog
Someone sent me the a YouTube link to another smart dog. It's amazing how animals can be trained. These creatures not only have talent but they have some "smarts". If you want to watch this dancing dog that was in an English talent show, Click here: Dog Has Talent.

Understanding Matrimony
Marriage is a relationship in which one person is always right,
and the other is a husband.


Quote of the Day
Teamwork divides the task and multiplies the success.
~Author Unknown

Joke of the Day
A Polish immigrant went to the DMV to apply for a driver's license. First, of course, he had to take an eye sight test The optician showed him a card with the letters: 'CZWIXNOSTACZ.' 'Can you read this?' the optician asked.

'Read it?' the Polish guy replied, 'I know the guy.'

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Wednesday, June 18, 2008

New Sheep Farmer

Close to where I live, there is a small farm that I drive by on most days. I enjoy seeing some cattle, the hay bales in the fields, and all the other farm scenes that we enjoy. Just a few weeks ago, I noticed something new. He has added a pasture of sheep.

Here's a picture I snapped last week of some of his flock. You'll see that they really enjoy the shade of this tree that is close to the road. When I got out of the car, and walked toward them they got a little excited.

A friend
told me that these are Hair Sheep. You can learn a little about them here at Sheep101.

This second picture is another Hair Sheep called a "Shedding" Sheep. This sheep was also in his pasture. I thought this was interesting.

My friend also told me that he had heard that the farmer is raising them for meat that is sold to Food City. I have not verified this. But I don't like the thought of these creatures being slaughtered... they are just too gentle and innocent.


I heard
that a state trooper pulled over a pickup on I-40 in Knoxville the other day.

The trooper asked, "Got any I. D.?"

The driver replied, "Bout whut?"


Quotes of the Day
Don't wait for your ship to come in - swim out to it.
~Author Unknown

Joke of the Day
A little girl was talking to her teacher about whales.

The teacher said it was physically impossible for a whale to swallow a human because even though they were a very large mammal their throat was very small.

The little girl stated Jonah was swallowed by a whale.

The teacher reiterated a whale could not swallow a human; it was impossible.

The little girl said, "When I get to heaven I will ask Jonah."

The teacher asked, "What if Jonah went to hell?"

The little girl replied, "Then you ask him."

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Tuesday, June 17, 2008

A Real Fish Story

This is supposed to have happened in Saskatchewan, Canada. Thanks to my friend Bill S for sending it to me... (left click on the pictures for a larger view)

"A guy who lives at Round Lake (50 miles South of Yorkton), saw a ball bouncing around kind of strangely in the lake and went to investigate.

It turned out to be a Flathead catfish who had obviously tried to swallow a basketball which became stuck in its mouth!!

The fish was totally exhausted from trying to dive, but unable to because the ball would always bring him back up to the surface.

The guy tried numerous times to get the ball out, but was unsuccessful. He finally had his wife cut_the ball in order to deflate it and release the hungry catfish. "

This would be hard to believe without seeing the pictures. It sure looks real enough to me.


Quote of the Day
A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil
with a desire to learn is hammering on cold iron.
~Horace Mann

Joke of the Day
An older lady gets pulled over for speeding...

Older Woman: Is there a problem, Officer?
Officer: Ma'am, you were speeding.
Older Woman: Oh, I see.
Officer: Can I see your license please?
Older Woman: I'd give it to you but I don't have one.
Officer: Don't have one?
Older Woman: Lost it, 4 years ago for drunk driving.
Officer: I see...Can I see your vehicle registration papers please
Older Woman: I can't do that.
Officer: Why not?
Older Woman: I stole this car.
Officer: Stole it?
Older Woman: Yes, and I killed and hacked up the owner.
Officer: You what?
Older Woman: His body parts are in plastic bags in the trunk if you want to see

The Officer looks at the woman and slowly backs away to his car and calls for back up. Within minutes 5 police cars circle the car. A senior officer slowly approaches the car, clasping his half drawn gun.

Officer 2: Ma'am, could you step out of your vehicle please! The woman steps out of her vehicle.
Older woman: Is there a problem sir?
Officer 2: One of my officers told me that you have stolen this car and murdered the owner.
Older Woman: Murdered the owner?
Officer 2: Yes, could you please open the trunk of your car, please.
The woman opens the trunk, revealing nothing but an empty trunk.
Officer 2: Is this your car, ma'am?
Older Woman: Yes, here are the registration papers.
The officer is quite stunned.
Officer 2: One of my officers claims that you do not have a driving license.
The woman digs into her handbag and pulls out a clutch purse and hands it to the officer.
The officer examines the license. He looks quite puzzled.
Officer 2: Thank you ma'am, one of my officers told me you didn't have a license, that you stole this car, and that you murdered and hacked up the owner.
Older Woman: Bet the liar told you I was speeding, too!!!!

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Monday, June 16, 2008

A Good Father's Day

In Knoxville
We went down to Knoxville yesterday afternoon to see my Dad on Father's Day. We had a good visit. I had the opportunity of seeing the tomato garden and seeing how much they had grown. Here's a picture of me with my Dad as we were resting and talking about the tomatoes.

Check yesterday's post about my Dad.

The second picture shows Dad behind one of his tomato plants. It's hard to believe that the vine that started out so small and has grown so large. Dad's tomato plants are covered with blooms and small green tomatoes. It won't be long now!

It was a good day for me!
Bethany sent me a nice card, and a gift certificate from BassPro for Father's Day, and she called me yesterday, too! She's always so thoughtful. Like her Mother! Kevin, Lesley, Kara and Zachary came over last night with cards and gifts for me. I also got hugs from Kara and Zachary! Mandy called me yesterday to wish me a happy Father's Day! I have wonderful children and grandchildren.

A Question
If a man yells in the woods and no woman hears him, is he still wrong?

Quote of the Day
The greatest gift I ever had Came from God;
I call him Dad!
~Author Unknown

Joke of the Day

"I have 2 large dogs, and was buying a large bag of Purina at Wal-Mart and was in line to checkout. The woman behind me asked if I had a dog? Duh? (is she kidding???). On impulse, I told her no I didn't have any dogs, I was starting The Purina Diet again. Although I probably shouldn't because I'd ended up in the hospital the last time. But I'd lost 50 pounds before I awakened in an intensive care ward with tubes coming out my nose and mouth, and IVs in both arms.

"I told her that it was essentially a perfect diet and that the way it works is to load your pants pockets with Purina nuggets and simply eat one or two every time you feel hungry. The food is nutritionally complete so I was going to try it again. I have to mention here that practically everyone in line was now enthralled with my story, particularly a tall guy who was standing behind her.

"Horrified, she asked if I ended up in intensive care because the dog food poisoned me? I told her no, I'd been sitting in the road scratching myself behind the ear with my hind leg and a car hit me. I thought the guy standing behind her was going to need help as he staggered to the door laughing."

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Sunday, June 15, 2008

Father's Day

You know I don't post on Sunday... but here I go again. Why? Because it is a special day! It's Father's Day. And today it would not be right if I did not dedicate this special post to my wonderful Dad...
Ray F. White

I don't know who wrote the following poem, but it sure fits my Dad.

Father Is A Source of Strength

A father is a source of strength,
A teacher and a guide,
The one his family looks up to
With loving trust and pride...
A father is a helper
With a willing hand to lend,
A partner, an adviser,
And the finest kind of friend

Dad, Happy Father's Day!!!

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Quotes of the Day
He didn't tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.
~Clarence Budington Kelland

Dad, you're someone to look up to no matter how tall I've grown.
~Author Unknown

Joke of the Day
Two bowling teams, one of all blondes and one of all brunettes, charter a double-decker bus for a weekend bowling tournament in Atlanta.

The brunette team rides on the bottom of the bus. The blonde team rides on the top level.

The brunette team down below is partying having a great time, when one of them realizes she doesn't hear anything from the blondes upstairs.

She decides to get up and investigate. When the brunette reaches the top, she finds all the blondes frozen in fear, staring straight ahead at the road, and clutching the seats in front of them with white knuckles.

The brunette asks, "What's going on up here? We're having a great time downstairs!"

One of the blondes looks up at her, swallows hard and says, "YEAH, BUT YOU'VE GOT A DRIVER!"

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Saturday, June 14, 2008

Today is Flag Day

Flag Day, June 14, 2008
There is an oath of loyalty to our great United States of America... It is called the Pledge of Allegiance to the United States flag. Congress opens sessions with the recitation of the Pledge, and as you know, the Pledge is recited at many public events. The pledge reads as follows:

"I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."

The following is from Wikipedia; "It should be recited by standing at attention facing the flag with the right hand over the heart. When not in uniform men should remove any non-religious headdress with their right hand and hold it at the left shoulder, the hand being over the heart. Persons in uniform should remain silent, face the flag, and render the military salute."

Watch my flag video and listen to our National Anthem...

Quotes of the Day
You're the emblem of
The land I love.
The home of the free and the brave.
~George M. Cohan

The whole inspiration of our life as a nation flows out from the waving folds of this banner. ~Author Unknown

Joke of the Day
A man was driving down a country road one day at 45 miles per hour when suddenly he noticed a 3-legged turkey running at the same speed beside his truck. Though he thought this odd, the man decided to speed up so he wouldn't cause an accident with the turkey.

The man sped up to 55 miles per hour, but low and behold, so did the 3-legged turkey.

The man then sped up to 65 miles per hour only to again be equaled in speed by the 3-legged turkey.

As the man watched in amazement, the turkey suddenly made a sharp left turn and took off down a side road toward a small farm.

The man quickly also made the left turn and followed the turkey to the small farm, parking out front.

Looking around the man found the farmer around back in the midst of many 3-legged turkeys.

After greeting the farmer, the man asked him why he was raising 3-legged turkeys.

"Well we figure," said the farmer, "that with an average family of 3 people, only 2 can have a turkey leg with an average turkey. But with a three legged turkey, each member of the family can enjoy a turkey leg for of their own on Thanksgiving."

"That's pretty wise," said the man, who then asked "Well how do your 3-legged turkeys taste?"

"I don't know," said the farmer. "We've never been able to catch one."

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Friday, June 13, 2008

Friends and True Friends

Fishing Report
Ralph and I went to South Holston Lake yesterday. We had an excellent day. We caught 13 trout, and brought home 12 nice fish. Four of our trout were Lake Trout, and the Lake Trout were all big. The largest weighed a tad over 4 pounds, and the smallest weighed 3 pounds and 7 oz. The remaining fish were Rainbow Trout, a few of them were small. If you count the fish in the picture you will only find 9. We kept fishing for a while after we took the picture and caught 3 more. Why didn't we bring home 13 fish. The limit on lake trout is only 2 per day per person. Since we caught 5 we had to toss one back.

Note: We used Deeper Divers set to zero, and had them out with 150 feet of 17 pound test braided line. It seemed to put our lures (medium size spoons) at the right place... around 38-40 feet deep.


Someone sent me this a few days ago. I think you could replace the word "Southern" with "True". There's a big difference between "friends" and "true friends".


FRIENDS: Never ask for food.
SOUTHERN FRIENDS: Always bring the food.

FRIENDS: Will say 'hello'.
SOUTHERN FRIENDS: Will give you a big hug and a kiss.

FRIENDS: Call your parents Mr. and Mrs.
SOUTHERN FRIENDS: Call your parents Mom and Dad

FRIENDS: Have never seen you cry.

FRIENDS: Will eat at your dinner table and leave.
SOUTHERN FRIENDS: Will spend hours there, talking, laughing, and just being together.

FRIENDS: Know a few things about you.
SOUTHERN FRIENDS: Could write a book with direct quotes from you.

FRIENDS: Would knock on your door.
SOUTHERN FRIENDS: Walk right in and say, 'I'm home!'

FRIENDS: Will visit you in the hospital when you're sick
SOUTHERN FRIENDS: Will cut your grass and clean your house then come spend the night with you in the hospital and cook for you when you come home

FRIENDS: Have you on speed dial
SOUTHERN FRIENDS: Have your number memorized

FRIENDS: Are for a while.

What kind of friend are you?
You don't have to be from the South to be a Southern Friend.


Happy Birthday to My Aunt Helen in Knoxville
Happy Birthday Helen Weals!!!


*** *** Reminder *** ***
Tomorrow is Flag Day

Quote of the Day
It's so hard when I have to, and so easy when I want to.
~Annie Gottlier

Joke of the Day
The local sheriff was looking for a deputy, so a blonde went in to try out for the job.

"Okay, honey," the sheriff drawled, "What is 1 and 1?"

"Eleven," she replied.

The sheriff thought to himself, "That's not what I meant, but she's right." Then the sheriff asked, "What two days of the week start with the letter 'T'?".

"Today and Tomorrow," she replied.

He was again surprised that the blonde supplied a correct answer that he had never thought of himself. "Now, listen carefully, who killed Abraham Lincoln?", asked the sheriff.

The blonde looked a little surprised herself, then thought really hard for a minute and finally admitted, "I don't know."

The sheriff replied, "Well, why don't you go on and work on that one for a while?"

So, the blonde wandered over to the beauty parlor, where her buddies were waiting to hear the results of the interview.

The blonde was overjoyed. "It went great! First day on the job and I'm already working on a murder case!"

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