Change My Mind
When you get old, there is one thing you have the right to do. And that’s to change your mind about something.
Yes, I have changed my mind about seeing an orthopedic specialist about my knees. You may recall that last week I saw my arthritis doctor who x-rayed my knees and said I needed knee replacements. At that time I thought I might wait until next year to see a specialist. I decided it might be best to go ahead and see the specialist now as there might be some interim treatment that might delay knee replacement surgery. I have a 2:00 PM appointment today.
(And with the government planning to take over our health care, I thought it might be good to get with a specialist now. The government may decide that I am too old and not deserving of knee replacements, and I might need to act fast.)
Ralph and I were on South Holston lake yesterday, trolling some spoons & plugs, and drowning a few night crawlers. We had a great day! We brought home 11 fish: 6 walleye, 4 lake trout, and 1 rainbow trout. The 6 walleye weighed a total of 28 pounds, and the largest was a little over 7 pounds. All the fish together weighed a little over 40 pounds.
When was the last time you had a child fall asleep in your arms? Now that is peaceful!
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
Joke of the Day
Three strings walk into a bar. The first string walks up to the bartender and says, "Gimme a drink."
The bartender replies, "Sorry, we don't serve strings here."
The second string thinks if he asks nice, he will get a drink, so he goes up to the bartender and says, "Please, Sir, if it is not too much trouble may I have a drink?"
The bartender replies, "Can't you hear? We don't serve strings!"
The third string goes into the bathroom and pulls himself into a loop and messes up his hair. He goes up to the bartender.
The bartender says, "Are you a string?"
"Sorry, Sir, I am a frayed knot."