Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Mexico Bridge Collapse

Just last Friday a bridge collapsed in Mexico on the border between the states of Veracruz and Tabasco. The bridge was over the Tonala River outside the city of Agua Dulce. I’ve seen varying reports on the number of fatalities from 3-8.

Hearing about that brought back memories of the few years Beverly and I lived in Mexico. We went to our Sunday Morning Church meeting in Agua Dulce. While we didn’t pass over the bridge on our trips to Agua Dulce, we did go over it about one a month when we would take a 2 plus hour trip to Villahermosa, Tabasco. The purpose of of monthly trip was to visit a Sam’s Club so we could stock up on grocery items we could not find locally.

Here’s a few pictures of the bridge that collapsed.


Beverly and I feel fortunate to have lived in Mexico for nearly 3 years and not have experienced a bad accident or serious health issue while there. It is my opinion that life has more risk associated with in in Mexico.

Fishing Today 
I hope to be on the lake today. Ralph and I are going to float the boat in South Holston again and try for some of those trout. walleyeWe may start by fishing for walleye (see picture). It would sure be nice to learn how to catch the walleye by trolling in South Holston. Unfortunately Doug cannot go with us today, so unless someone shows up while we are loading up this morning, it will just be the two of us.

Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
Always take the time to be kind,
whether it be to an old person or a young child.
Or any living creature.

Quote of the Day
Never miss an opportunity to make others happy, even if you have to leave them alone in order to do it. 
~Author Unknown

Joke of the Day

Writing Advice:

  • Avoid alliteration. Always.
  • Prepositions are not words to end sentences with.
  • Avoid clichés like the plague. (They're old hat.)
  • Parenthetical remarks (however relevant) are unnecessary.
  • Contractions aren't necessary.
  • Foreign words and phrases are not apropos.
  • One should never generalize.
  • Comparisons are as bad as clichés.
  • Don't be redundant; don't use more words than necessary; it's highly superfluous.
  • Be more or less specific.
  • One-word sentences? Eliminate.
  • Analogies in writing are like feathers on a snake.
  • Go around the barn at high noon to avoid colloquialisms.
  • Even if a mixed metaphor sings, it should be derailed.
  • Who needs rhetorical questions?
  • Exaggeration is a billion times worse than understatement.

Don’t you wish you could show this to your English teacher?

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