Tuesday, May 12, 2009


Learning to Swim
When our children were growing up, we made sure they knew how to swim. Every summer we scheduled them for swimming lessons, usually through the Red Cross. Each of our children took lessons for 5 years.

Mandy our Granddaughter would come to stay with us each summer for 2 full weeks. So when she came to visit in the summers we scheduled her for swimming lessons, and she took for maybe 5 years.

Now we’re taking Kara and Zachary to swimming lessons. I believe this is our 3rd year to take them to swimming lessons. Last Friday I took the camera to the pool to capture some of the highlights of their swimming lesson. If you wish you can watch them…

Be sure that you learn to swim and be sure your children learn to swim. Not only is it enjoyable and good exercise, it may save your life.

Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
Someone said that opportunity only knocks occasionally, but temptation rings the door bell constantly.
(I should disconnect the door bell.)

Quote of the Day
What a wonderful life I've had!
I only wish I'd realized it sooner.

Joke of the Day

For all of us who feel only the deepest love and affection for the way computers have enhanced our lives, read on.

At a recent computer expo (COMDEX), Bill Gates reportedly compared the computer industry with the auto industry and stated, "If GM had kept up with technology like the computer industry has, we would all be driving $25.00 cars that got 1,000 miles to the gallon".

In response to Bill's comments, General Motors issued a press release stating: If GM had developed technology like Microsoft, we would all be driving cars with the following characteristics:

  1. For no reason whatsoever, your car would crash twice a day.
  2. Every time they repainted the lines in the road, you would have to buy a new car.
  3. Occasionally your car would die on the freeway for no reason. You would have to pull over to the side of the road, close all of the windows, shut off the car, restart it, and reopen the windows before you could continue. For some reason you would simply accept this.
  4. Occasionally, executing a maneuver such as a left turn would cause your car to shut down and refuse to restart, in which case you would have to reinstall the engine.
  5. Macintosh would make a car that was powered by the sun, was reliable, five times as fast and twice as easy to drive - but would run on only five percent of the roads.
  6. The oil, water temperature, and alternator warning lights would all be replaced by a single "This Car Has Performed An Illegal Operation" warning light.
  7. The airbag system would ask "Are you sure?" before deploying.
  8. Occasionally, for no reason whatsoever, your car would lock you out and refuse to let you in until you simultaneously lifted the door handle, turned the key and grabbed hold of the radio antenna.
  9. Every time a new car was introduced car buyers would have to learn how to drive all over again because none of the controls would operate in the same manner as the old car.
  10. You'd have to press the "Start" button to turn the engine off.

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