Friday, June 26, 2009

Picnic Today

Picnic3 Our second picnic of the year is planned for this afternoon. We have a couple of good friends coming to visit us this afternoon, and they will be going to the picnic with us and spending the weekend with us.

Fishing Yesterday 
P1050972 Beverly and I took Nancy and Sheila for a boating and fishing outing on South Holston Lake. We had a picnic on the water and we did some fishing for trout.

This picture shows Sheila and I holding the stringer. We had 6 nice trout, 5 were Lake Trout and 1 was a Rainbow Trout. The largest was a 3 lb 10 oz Lake Trout that Sheila caught. The stringer weighed 15 pounds.

Common Sense?
A good friend sent me the follow a couple weeks ago. He said it would be useful for my blog:

Everyone concentrates on the problems we're having in this country lately -- illegal immigration, hurricane recovery, alligators attacking people in Florida .
.... not me -- I concentrate on solutions for the problems -- it's a win-win situation.

  • Dig a moat the length of the Mexican border.
  • Send the dirt to New Orleans to raise the level of the levees.
  • Put the Florida alligators in the moat along the Mexican border.

Any other problems you would like for me to solve today?  Think about this:

1. Cows
2. The Constitution
3. The Ten Commandments   

Is it just me, or does anyone else find it amazing that during the mad cow epidemic our government could track a single cow, born in Canada almost three years ago, right to the stall where she slept in the state of Washington? And, they tracked her calves to their stalls. But they are unable to locate 11 million illegal aliens wandering around our country. Maybe we should give each of them a cow.  

They keep talking about drafting a Constitution for Iraq .... why don't we just give them ours? It was written by a lot of really smart guys, it has worked for over 200 years, and we're not using it anymore.   

The real reason that we can't have the Ten Commandments posted in a courthouse is this -- you cannot post 'Thou Shalt Not Steal' 'Thou Shalt Not Commit Adultery' and 'Thou Shall Not Lie' in a building full of lawyers, judges and politicians ... it creates a hostile work environment.

Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
Having a good friend is like having a treasure.

Quote of the Day
Invest a few moments in thinking. 
It will pay good interest.
~Author Unknown

Joke of the Day

A bum, who obviously has seen more than his share of hard times, approaches a well dressed gentleman on the street. "Hey, Buddy, can you spare two dollars?" The well-dressed gentleman responds, "You are not going to spend in on liquor are you?"

"No, sir, I don't drink," retorts the bum.

"You are not going to throw it away in some crap game, are you?" asks the gentleman.

"No way, I don't gamble," answers the bum.

"You wouldn't waste the money at a golf course for greens fees, would you?" asks the man.

"Never," says the bum, "I don't play golf."

The man asks the bum if he would like to come home with him for a home cooked meal. The bum accepts eagerly. While they are heading for the man's house, the bum's curiosity gets the better of him. "Isn't your wife going to be angry when she sees a guy like me at your table?"

"Probably," says the man, "but it will be worth it. I want her to see what happens to a guy who doesn't drink, gamble or play golf."

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1 comment:

Adirondackcountrygal said...

That is a nice stringer of fish! Good job! Great comments and jokes as always! Linda