Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Beautiful Photography

By Miguel Lasa
Click on the following picture to go to Miguel Lasa’s web site for some beautiful wildlife photography.

MiguelLasaAlso, you may want to check out a special slide show available from Miguel Lasa.

Click Here for Slide Show

This pictures are beautiful and exciting, showing a lot of split second action photos.


!!! Important Correction !!!

Please look at my post from yesterday and see that I have removed the video on how to survive a automobile crash into water.

I have replaced the video with the correct method. I was advised that the video was faulty in some areas and could lead to death instead of survival.

So, what are you waiting for, scroll on down and read the corrected material.


Fishing Today 
crappieWhen you read this I hope to be heading toward Douglas Lake or be on the lake doing a little fishing. The  redbuds are blooming in East Tennessee and the dogwoods are getting ready to pop out. So those luscious crappie are moving around and getting ready to spawn. This is a good time to fish and we hope to bring a few home. We always leave some for seed. That is never a problem.

Big Week
We are expecting 16 of our preachers to be at our home tomorrow for lunch and a visit. Then they will be visiting all of our church friends in the NE Tennessee area the rest of the week. Our annual spring meeting services are scheduled for this Sunday, when we will have two meetings. We are looking forward to the visits and the services.

Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
It’s not what we say we’re going to do that matters, but it what we actually do while being led by God.

Quote of the Day
One good mother is worth a hundred schoolmasters.
~George Herbert

Joke of the Day

Two blond men were working on a house. The one who was nailing down siding would reach into his nail pouch, pull out a nail and either toss it over his shoulder or nail it in.

The other guy, figuring this was worth looking into, asked, "Why are you throwing those nails away?"

The first explained, "If I pull a nail out of my pouch and it's pointed TOWARD me, I throw it away 'cause it's defective. If it's pointed toward the HOUSE, then I nail it in!"

The second got completely upset and yelled, "You MORON!!! The nails pointed toward you aren't defective! They're for the OTHER side of the house!!"

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Monday, March 30, 2009

Be Safe, Enjoy Springtime!

From time to time I run across a video related to safety that I like to share with my friends and family. Today I have such a video from YouTube.

The following video could help save your life if your car ever went into the water. The video is only 2 minutes long and tells you how to escape a car that is sinking in deep water.

I think that everyone should learn how to swim, at least to the point that they are not afraid of water.

I have removed the video that was because I have learned the information I shared is faulty, and could cause you to lose your life. See the comment today from Grandmother of a Victim, and it copied below:

The Internet is filled with faulty information. Do not assume that this video is accurate. It has some good points, but it also has some inaccurate and possibly deadly information. Experts agree that POGO is the best method, but experts also agree that you can't break out a window with your elbow or shoe. If you'd like to see a video produced by the Indiana State Police Dive Team using a real car in a real lake, with real people, go to www.wthr.com/global/story.asp?s=9532933. Otherwise I recommend you remove this video before you get someone killed. I've contacted the authors, and they are "taking my recommendation under advisement." My web site has more information on this deadly situation which kills 300 people each year. I know how these victims' families feel. My teenage grandson drowned, trapped in his vehicle, as it sank into a lake. Help us save lives by sharing accurate information: http://sites.google.com/site/getoutaliveorg/. Grandmother of a victim

Thanks to you Grandmother, for sharing such helpful information!

Check the news article on Surviving a Crash in Water for the correct way to deal with this situation.

Also please see the Get Out Alive web page.

In summary, the key to survival is POGO:

Pop/release Seatbelt(s); release children from restraints and bring them close to an adult who can assist in their escape.

Open or break windows.

Get Out—children should be pushed out of the window first, and followed immediately (climb atop the car and then call for help or get to shore).


A few pictures from the backyard

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Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
I used to eat a lot of natural foods until I learned that most people die of natural causes.

Quote of the Day
Man's heart away from nature becomes hard.
~Standing Bear

Joke of the Day

A blonde bought two horses, and could never remember which was which.

A neighbor suggested that she cut the tail of one horse and that worked great until the other horse got his tail caught in a bush. It tore just right and looked exactly like the other horse's tail and our friend was stuck again.

The neighbor suggested she notch the ear off one horse. That worked fine until the other horse caught his ear on a barbed wire fence. Once again our friend couldn't tell them apart.

The neighbor suggested she measure the horses for height. When she did, she was very pleased to find that the white horse was 2 inches taller than the black.

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Saturday, March 28, 2009

The Scripture

The Holy Bible
I’ve recently received two Emails that involved looking up verses in the Bible.

  • Birthday Verse
    BibleOpenThis link takes you to a page where you enter your birth date (Month and Day) and it returns a special verse for that particular birthday.
  • Scripture Tree
    This link takes you to a flowering tree where you can click on a flower and it will return to you a special verse from the Bible.

You might enjoy those links, but there is no substitute for reading the Bible. You may even like an electronic version of the Bible to have on your computer. I found a free version a while back that I use to for reference and for looking up verses. The search capabilities are powerful and fast.

The program I use is called e-Sword. While I do some reading of the Bible on the computer screen, I still prefer to hold my Bible in my hands when I read.

Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
Attitudes are said to be contagious.
Is yours worth catching?

Quote of the Day
Pleasure is the bait of sin.

Joke of the Day

Three boys are in the schoolyard bragging of how great their fathers are.

The first one says:"Well, my father runs the fastest. He can fire an arrow, and start to run, I tell you, he gets there before the arrow".

The second one says:"Ha! You think that's fast! My father is a hunter. He can shoot his gun and be there before the bullet".

The third one listens to the other two and shakes his head. He then says:"You two know nothing about fast. My father is a civil servant. He stops working at 4:30 and he is home by 3:45!!"

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Friday, March 27, 2009


birdHere’s another beautiful slide show and music by Great Dane. It’s called Life. Just click on the picture to the right.

It’s all about life, with some beautiful pictures, music, and thoughts.

Life is beautiful.

I wanted to go fishing yesterday, but we decided not to try it because of the weather. Thursday was rainy and cool with no sunshine… So I think we picked a pretty good day to not go fishing. (I went to the gym instead, and then did some errands in the afternoon.)

Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
Remember that JOY means…
Jesus first.
       Others second.
     Yourself last.

Quote of the Day
Don't be discouraged.  It's often the last key in the bunch that opens the lock.
~Author Unknown

Joke of the Day

A young man saw an elderly couple sitting down to lunch at Burger King. He noticed that they ordered one meal, and an extra drink cup. As he watched, the gentleman carefully divided the hamburger in half, then counted out the fries. One for him, one for her, until each had half of them. Then he poured half of the soft drink into the extra cup, and set it in front of his wife. The old man began to eat, and his wife sat watching, with her hands folded in her lap.

The young man decided to ask if they would allow him to purchase another meal for them so that they didn't have to split theirs.

The old gentleman said, "Oh, no. We've been married 50 years, and everything has always been and will always be shared, 50/50."

The young man than asked the wife if she was going to eat, and she replied, "Not yet. It's his turn using the teeth."

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Thursday, March 26, 2009

Keeping the Grandchildren

We’ve had a nice couple of days keeping Kara and Zachary while Kevin and Leslie took a little get-a-way trip to North Carolina.

IMAGE_146Kara & Zachary 
Here’s nice picture Kevin took of Kara and Zachary a few days ago. They were on a hike at Bays Mountain Park in Kingsport, TN. I like the waterfall in the background.

Check out the Bays Mountain Park website.



Something New
Have you seen this new toy called the EZY Roller? Well, if you haven’t, I think you think it’s pretty neat. Nana and Papaw (Leslie’s parents) bought one for Kara and Zachary. Watch this short video to see how it works.

Just when I think they’ve invented every toy that can be invented, they come up with something new!

Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
How long has it been since you climbed through a barbed wire fence? Do you remember? Ever tear your clothes getting through?

Quote of the Day
One moment of patience may ward off great disaster.  One moment of impatience may ruin a whole life.
~Chinese Proverb

Joke of the Day

A farm boy accidentally overturned his wagonload of wheat on the road. The farmer that lived nearby came to investigate.

"Hey, Willis," he called out, "forget your troubles for a while and come and have dinner with us. Then I'll help you overturn the wagon."

"That's very nice of you," Willis answered, "but I don't think Dad would like me to."

"Aw, come on, son!" the farmer insisted.

"Well, OK," the boy finally agreed, "but Dad won't like it."

After a hearty dinner, Willis thanked the host. "I feel a lot better now, but I know Dad's going to be real upset."

"Don't be silly!" said the neighbor. "By the way, where is he?"

"Under the wagon," replied Willis.

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Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Spring Flowers

Your Flower Garden
It may be a little early to go out and plant spring flowers, but click on this link and you can enjoy a garden of flowers on your computer screen.flowerGardenJust click on the picture above, and when you see the black window, just click your mouse to create a flower, or you can hold the button on your mouse and drag it. This will create your Flower Garden. Enjoy!

Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
Some people say the grass is greener on the other side of the fence. But I’ve noticed the grass is greener right under the fence.

Quote of the Day
One moment of patience may ward off great disaster.  One moment of impatience may ruin a whole life.
~Chinese Proverb

Joke of the Day

A small boy was looking at the red ripe tomatoes growing in the farmer's garden. "I'll give you my two pennies for that tomato," said the boy pointing to a beautiful, large, ripe fruit hanging on the vine.

"No," said the farmer, "I get a dime for a tomato like that one."

The small boy pointed to a smaller green one, "Will you take two pennies for that one?"

"Yes," replied the farmer, "I'll give you that one for two cents."

"OK," said the lad, sealing the deal by putting the coins in the farmer's hand, "I'll pick it up in about a week."

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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

A Bank Account for Old Age

It’s About Being Happy
I received the following in an email a few days ago. It’s good advice. I wish I could be like that. Read on…

elderly_man A 92-year-old, petite,  well-poised and proud man, who is fully dressed each morning by eight o'clock,  with his hair fashionably combed and shaved perfectly, even though he is legally  blind, moved to a nursing home today His wife of 70 years recently passed away,  making the move necessary. After many hours of waiting patiently in the lobby of  the nursing home, he smiled sweetly when told his room was ready.

As he  maneuvered his walker to the elevator, I provided a visual description of his  tiny room, including the eyelet sheets that had been hung on his window.

'I love it,' he stated with the enthusiasm of an eight-year-old having  just been presented with a new puppy.

'Mr. Jones, you haven't seen the room; just wait.'

'That doesn’t have anything to do with it,' he replied. 'Happiness is something you decide on ahead of time. Whether I like my  room or not doesn't depend on how the furniture is arranged. It's how I arrange  my mind. I already decided to love it. 'It's a decision I make every morning when I wake up. I have a choice; I can spend the day in bed recounting the difficulty I have with the parts of my body that no longer work, or get out of bed and be thankful for the ones that do.’

Each day is a gift, and as  long as my eyes open, I'll focus on the new day and all the happy memories I've  stored away. Just for this time in my life

Old age is like a bank account. You withdraw from what you've put in.

So, my advice to you would be to deposit a lot of happiness in the bank account of memories! Thank  you for your part in filling my Memory bank. I am still depositing.' Remember  the five simple rules to be happy:

  1. Free your heart from hatred.
  2. Free your mind from worries.
  3. Live simply.
  4. Give more.
  5. Expect less. 
Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
Faith begins right where our understanding stops.

Quote of the Day
Bring the past only if you are going to build from it.
~Doménico Cieri Estrada

Joke of the Day

Two men were in the Bahamas on a vacation. The first one said I had a fire at my business and I came down here on what I received from the insurance.

The second man said, "Well, that's kind of like me. I'm here on insurance money because my plant got hit by a flood."

The first man looked at him real serious like, and whispered, "How do you start a flood?"

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Monday, March 23, 2009

Not For Sale

A Sign on Interstate 81
If you’re going south on Interstate 81 in Tennessee, look to your right between mile markers 7 & 6 and you will see a sign hanging to a fence that says, “NOT FOR SALE”.

P1050259There is some very good farm land behind that sign, so I’ve been thinking about what this person’s intent is by having this sign.

  • Perhaps the owner has been bothered by people requesting to buy his property. And they hope this sign will deter interest.
  • Or maybe the owner is using reverse psychology in an attempt to get people interested is his land.
  • Maybe people have been trying to buy the fence (grass, tree, or something else in the field) and not the land, and the owner is discouraging inquiries.
  • Knot for Sale?
    knotSince this is the route some might take traveling to Douglas lake to do some fishing, perhaps the person with the sign is trying to sell instructions on how to tie a new type of fishing KNOT (but they don’t know how to spell “knot” correctly).

Do you know the purpose of the sign or have a better idea for its purpose? If so let me know.

PS – I’m really not crazy, I just act like it sometimes.

Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
Some people MAKE things happen, some people LET things happen and some people WONDER what happened!

Quote of the Day
If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins.
~Benjamin Franklin

Joke of the Day

A farmer was driving along the road with a load of fertilizer. A little boy, playing in front of his house, saw him and called, "What've you got in your truck?"

"Fertilizer," the farmer replied.

"What are you going to do with it?" asked the little boy.

"Put it on strawberries," answered the farmer.

"You ought to live here," the little boy advised him. "We put sugar and cream on ours."

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Saturday, March 21, 2009


A Great Flight Attendant
This flight attendant is David Holmes and he wants you to "sit back, relax, and have a good time" on Southwest Airlines. It the most interesting and novel preflight instructions you will ever see.

America By Air
And you may find the following of interest. It’s a great sight for those who are interested in aviation. It has everything from the history of early aviation to the current jet age.

America By Air

Also, you should check out my Dad’s Airplane Flying Days. He recently recorded some of his memories of flying when he was a young man.

Dad’s Airplane Days

Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
Someone once said that,
“Life is composed of Choice, Chance & Consequences”
…While we can’t control chance we can control our choices which impact the consequences.

Quote of the Day
Never be afraid to sit awhile and think.
~Lorraine Hansberry

Joke of the Day

Bobby was driving down a country lane in his pickup when suddenly a chicken darted into the road in front of him. He slammed on his brakes, but realized that the chicken was speeding off down the road at about 30 miles an hour. Intrigued, he tried to follow the bird with his truck, but he couldn't catch up to the accelerating chicken.

Seeing it turn into a small farm, Bobby followed it. To his astonishment, he realized that the chicken had three legs. Looking around the small farm, he noticed that ALL of the chickens had three legs.

The farmer came out of his house, and Bobby said, "Three-legged chickens? That's astonishing!"

The farmer replied, "Yep. I bred 'em that way because I love drumsticks."

Bobby was curious. "How does a three-legged chicken taste?"

The farmer smiled. "Dunno. Haven't been able to catch one yet."

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Friday, March 20, 2009

The First Day of Spring

April 20, 2009
P1030012The first day of Spring, Ahh! It’s here at last! It’s official now.

It says, “Shake off your winter blues with a trip through Tennessee’s springtime wonders.” Click here to read more about Springtime in Tennessee.

But you can get rid of those winter blues no matter where you are. Just get outside and walk, go to a park, go fishing, go for a hike, plant some flowers, just get out side and enjoy the the wonders of nature in the spring.

Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
Some things I like about Springtime:
The flowers blooming.
The birds singing.
The time for fishing.
The smell of cut green grass.
The warm sunshine.
The taste of fresh fruit & vegetables.
The night time sounds.
The beauty of the heavens in a night sky.

Quote of the Day
Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.
~William Shakespeare

Joke of the Day

Judi tried to sell her old car. She was having a lot of problems selling it, because the car had 250,000 miles.

One day, she told her problem to a friend she worked with at a salon. Her friend told her, "There is a possibility to make the car easier to sell, but it's not legal."

"That doesn't matter," replied Judi, "if only I can sell the car."

"Okay," said Judi's friend. "Here is the address of a friend of mine. He owns a car repair shop. Tell him I sent you and he will turn the counter in your car back to 50,000 miles. Then it should not be a problem to sell your car anymore."

The following weekend, Judi made the trip to the mechanic. Two weeks later the friend asked Judi, "Did you sell your car?"

"No," replied Judi, "why should I? It only has 50,000 miles on it!"

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Thursday, March 19, 2009

Fishing Catalogs

IMG_0978I’ve gotten a lot of fishing catalogs this spring. Some from Bass Pro Shops, Jann’s Netcraft, Mr. Twister, Cabela’s, etc. It was the last catalog from Cabela’s that got my attention… it’s the 2009 Master Fishing Catalog.

I took my attention off the bass in that picture and I looked at the man holding the fish. And he looks like my cousin Don. Now many of you do not know Don Johnson, but if you do, I wonder if you agree with me and say that this fellow on the catalog reminds you of Don. Of course, in Don’s younger days.

It’s FUN
The Fishing Catalogs are fun to look at on those cold and rainy early spring days when the weather is too bad to get on the lake. I really enjoy ordering a few things from these catalogs.

Then I can’t wait for the delivery. I’m like a kid tearing open the box and looking at what I ordered. Then comes the anticipation of using that special lures, and you can’t wait to get on the lake and show it to your fishing buddies and some fish.

Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
Read theP1030935

For Wisdom & Understanding

Quote of the Day
Truth only reveals itself when one
gives up all preconceived ideas. 

Joke of the Day

A man was speeding down the highway, feeling secure in a group of cars all traveling at the same speed; however, as they passed a speed trap, he got nailed with an infrared speed detector and was pulled over.

The officer handed him the citation, received his signature and was about to walk away when the man asked, "Officer, I know I was speeding, but I don't think it's fair - there were plenty of other cars around me who were going just as fast, so why did I get the ticket?"

"Ever go fishing?" the policeman asked.

"Uhhh, yeah..." the startled man replied.

The officer grinned and added, "Ever catch ALL the fish?"

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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Fishing Report & Marriage

Fishing Report
We had a fairly good day on Douglas Lake yesterday. We caught lots of fish, including 17 crappie (3 were less than 10 inches), 25-30 stripers, 5-6 bluegill and one little largemouth bass. We had a fun day, but it was not without some difficulties. First we had a dense fog on the lake that lasted until 11:30 AM, Second, we had lots of floating debris on the lake (logs, tree limbs, etc). Lastly, we had a strong wind to hamper our fishing in the mid afternoon. Even so, we had a great day!

Here’s the fish we brought home: 14 crappie and 1 striped bass.

The stringer weighed 15 pounds, so the fish averaged one pound each.

They are on ice now, and I will filet them later today. There’s some really good eating in those crappie.
This shot out the side of the boat shows the dense fog and the debris floating in the water. The debris caused many hang ups and tangles with our fishing tackle. (click on the picture for a better view)

A picture down the lake showing some other fishermen as the fog is lifting off the lake. P1050228

Here’s some funny stuff I ran across about marriage. It’s all in fun!


  • To be happy with a man, you must understand him a lot and love him a little.
  • To be happy with a woman, you must love her a lot and not try to understand her at all.


  • Any married man should forget his mistakes, there's no use in two people remembering the same thing.


  • A woman marries a man expecting he will change, but he doesn't.
  • A man marries a woman expecting that she won't change, and she does.


  • There are 2 times when a man doesn't understand a woman - before marriage and after marriage.

Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
I believe that sometimes you have the right to be angry, but that doesn't give you the right to be cruel.

Quote of the Day
A wise man can see more from the bottom of a well than a fool can from a mountain top. 
~Author Unknown

Joke of the Day

A policeman pulled over a car, walked up to the driver's window, and asked the man if he knew why he was pulled over.

"No," the man replied.

"You failed to stop at the stop sign," the cop explained.

"But I did slow down!" the guy argued.

The cop shook his head. "You are required to stop. That's why they're called stop signs."

The man started to get belligerent. "Stop, slow down -- what's the difference?"

The cop pulled out his baton. "I can show you. I'm going to start hitting you with my baton. You tell me if you want me to stop or slow down."

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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Saint Patrick’s Day

March 17, 2009 
shamrock You are supposed to wear a little green today in honor of St. Patrick’s Day.  I have to admit that I don’t know a lot about this “holiday”, but we could learn a little from the following links:

The Air Traffic Flow
Have you every wondered how many flights were in the air during a day, and what the flow of air traffic looked like. Well, even if you haven’t, you’ll be amazed at this 72 second video that shows all the air traffic in a typical 24 hour time period. Each yellow dot represents an airplane.

After watching that, you may wonder how air travel is the safest way to travel. But isn’t that a a great visual method of showing lots of data in a meaningful graphical manner!?

Gone Fishing
GoneFishing2 I called Swann’s Marina yesterday and heard a good fishing report. So I decided that today might be a good day to head back to Douglas Lake for some fat crappie. The weather looks accommodating with mostly sunny skies, high around 70, with light winds. I’ll let you know tomorrow if we do any good.

A bad day of fishing is better
than a good day of work.

Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
Be the first to smile at people you see today.
You’ll get repaid with a nice smile in return, I bet.

Quote of the Day
Be not angry that you cannot make others
as you wish them to be, since you cannot
make yourself as you wish to be. 
~Thomas à Kempis

Joke of the Day

Doctor Bloomfield, who was known for extraordinary treatment of arthritis, had a waiting room full of people when a little old lady, almost bent over in half, shuffled in slowly, leaning on her cane.

When her turn came, she went into the doctor's office, and, amazingly, emerged within 5 minutes walking completely erect with her head held high.

A woman in the waiting room who had seen all this rushed up to the little old lady and said, "It's a miracle! You walked in bent in half and now you're walking erect. What did that doctor do?"

"Gave me a longer cane."

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Monday, March 16, 2009

This is Going to be a Good Week

The Indian Springs Redskins
Kara’s basketball team played their final game of the season last night. They played in the tournament for the championship but lost to Sullivan. It was a good game.

This picture shows the team waiting for the trophies to be presented. They received 2 trophies, 1 for runner-up in the tournament and 1 for 2nd place in league play. IMG_0970

Here’s what the Redskins looked like when they ran onto the basketball court last Saturday night…
(18 second video)

Gin, the Dancing Dog
Here’s a cute video to get your week started off on a high note. It’s a border collie that dances.

Have a Good Week
irish-shamrock-2 I hope you all have a great day and week. Tomorrow is St. Patrick’s Day. So maybe we’ll have the luck of the Irish with us this week. And don’t forget the green that comes with the first day of spring on Friday of this week.

Guest Book
If you haven’t done so, I would like for you to sign my guest book this week. Dad’s getting ahead of me.

Sign Guestbook

Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
Life. Only once we can live it.
It gives one a solemn thought.

Quote of the Day
Let us be of good cheer, remembering that
the misfortunes hardest to bear are those
which will never happen. 
~James Russel Lowell

Joke of the Day

While my friend was working as a receptionist for an eye surgeon, a very angry woman stormed up to her desk. "Someone stole my wig while I was having surgery yesterday," she complained.

The doctor came out and tried to calm her down. "I assure you that no one on my staff would have done such a thing," he said. "Why do you think it was taken here?"

"After the operation, I noticed the wig I was wearing was cheap-looking and ugly."

"I think" explained the surgeon gently, "that means your cataract operation was a success."

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Saturday, March 14, 2009

Going to School

A Cool Ride
Somewhere in Columbia, South America, there is a death defying cable ride that children ride to get to school. If you haven’t seen this, it is worth watching.

I Traded My old Truck
On this past Thursday I made a trade of my old 1986 Ford F150 pickup truck. I did not trade for another vehicle, I traded for a lawn mower.

I have a lady friend that recently called my old pickup truck, “homey”. (That got me! Don’t people know you are not to criticize a man’s truck!) Anyway, I decided it was time to get rid of my old F150. Now I have a new Snapper tractor-riding mower with a big 20 HP engine.

Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
If at first you do not succeed,
then skydiving is not for you.
Enjoy the weekend and stay safe!

Quote of the Day
He who doesn't fear death dies only once. 
~Giovanni Falcone

Joke of the Day

A lawyer read the will of a rich man to the deceased's family:

"To my loving wife Rose, who stood by me in rough times, as well as good, I leave the house and $2 million."

The lawyer continued, "To my daughter Jessica, who looked after me in sickness and kept the business going, I leave the yacht, the business and $1 million."

The lawyer concluded, "And, to my cousin Dan, who hated me, argued with me, and thought that I would never mention him in my will - well you are wrong: Hi Dan!"

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Friday, March 13, 2009

Inside the Space Station

I always wondered what it would feel like to be in space. I’m sure it would be a strange sensation; and maybe it would be a little difficult to adapt.

Someone recently sent me this video clip showing the astronauts inside the space station. I thought it was awesome and I thought you might like to enjoy. I think you’ll like this 2.5 minutes preview of what it’s like inside the space station.


It’s Friday the 13th Again 
Be careful today, it’s Friday the 13th. We just had one of these in February and now here it is again. The next one will be in November.

My Guestbook
Thanks to all who have signed my guestbook. If you haven’t done so, I would appreciate you signing in.

My Guestbook

The Weather
I guess we should expect the abrupt weather changes this time of the year. It was so warm and beautiful on Tuesday when we went fishing, and now it’s cold again. It went down around 34 degrees last night, and the high today is only supposed to reach 44.

The change is the weather reminded me of the little weather poem:

Whether the weather be fine
Or whether the weather be not
Whether the weather be cold
Or whether the weather be hot
We'll weather the weather
Whatever the weather
Whether we like it or not.

I’m happy no matter what the weather does. There’s no need to worry about something we cannot change.

Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
Good Advice:
Happy moments, PRAISE GOD.
Difficult moments, SEEK GOD.
Quiet moments, WORSHIP GOD.
Painful moments, TRUST GOD.
Every moment, THANK GOD.

Quote of the Day
It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare. 
~Mark Twain

Joke of the Day

A man died and went to The Judgment. St. Peter met him at the Gates of Heaven and said, "Before you meet with God, I thought I should tell you -- we've looked at your life, and your really didn't do anything particularly good or bad. We're not at all sure what to do with you. Can you tell us anything you did that can help us make a decision?"

The newly arrived soul thought for a moment and replied, "Yeah, once I was driving along and came upon a woman who was being harassed by a group of bikers. So I pulled over, got out my tire iron, and went up to the leader of the bikers. He was a big, muscular, hairy guy with tattoos all over his body and a ring pierced through his nose. Well, I tore the nose ring out of his nose, and told him he and his gang had better stop bothering the woman or they would have to deal with me!"

"I'm impressed," St. Peter responded, "When did this happen?"

"About two minutes ago," came the reply.

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