Here I Am
We’re still in Dandridge, TN and it is really quiet here at the cabin. It’s just Beverly and me. We really miss our family that were with us in the past several days.
But now we’re sleeping late enjoying the quietness and beauty of nature around us. There are not many boats on the lake, but there’s a few ducks and a blue heron that hangs around. And we see deer almost every day.
l enjoyed the pool yesterday doing some floating, swimming, and relaxing in the warm rays of the sun. We also drove to Newport yesterday to visit a bait shop that I used to frequent some years ago. I was saddened to learn that the lady that ran the bait & tackle store had died about 2 years ago. The shop has now been taken over by her daughter and son-in-law. It was good to meet them.
No pictures today. This dial up connection is as slow as cold molasses on a frosty morning. We’re going home tomorrow and will then get back to our regular grind.
If you have a loving family you are rich indeed.
Do I love you because you're beautiful,
Or are you beautiful because I love you?
~Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II
Joke of the Day
A young girl who was writing a paper for school came to her father and asked, "Dad, what is the difference between anger and exasperation?"
The father replied, "It is mostly a matter of degree. Let me show you what I mean." With that the father went to the telephone and dialed a number at random. To the man who answered the phone, he said, "Hello, is Melvin there?"
The man answered, "There is no one living here named Melvin. Why don't you learn to look up numbers before you dial them?"
"See," said the father to his daughter. "That man was not a bit happy with our call. He was probably very busy with something and we annoyed him. Now watch...." The father dialed the number again. "Hello, is Melvin there?" asked the father.
"Now look here!" came the heated reply. "You just called this number and I told you that there is no Melvin here! You've got a lot of nerve calling again!" The receiver slammed down hard.
The father turned to his daughter and said, "You see, that was anger. Now I'll show you what exasperation means."
He dialed the same number, and when a violent voice roared, "Hello!" the father calmly said, "Hello, this is Melvin. Have there been any calls for me?"