Tuesday, September 22, 2009

1961… What a Year!

Many Significant Events
What a Year! I graduated from the University of Tennessee, Beverly graduated from Hawesville High School (Kentucky), and we got married on June 8, 1961. (1961 was the first "upside-up" year, that is, a year in which the numerals that form the year look the same as when the numerals are rotated upside down, since 1881, and the last until 6009.)

Our Florida Honeymoon
A few days ago a high school girl friend of Beverly’s mailed us a copy of a letter Beverly had written to her some days after we had returned to Knoxville from our honeymoon in Florida. Included in the letter was the original post card Beverly had sent her in 1961 showing the place we stayed on our honeymoon. Here’s pictures of the King’s Bay Lodge post card from Crystal River, Florida. (Please click on the pictures for a larger view.)

cardfrnt.jpgAnd here’s the back of the post card.
 Cardbk.jpg If you enlarge the pictures you will notice it says to use a 4 cent stamp. And in Beverly’s hand written note she says it’s really nice, air conditioning, etc. Yes, in those days it was really nice. The week we spent  at King’s Bay Lodge was a wedding gift from Alex A. Shafer who owned the lodge and a prominent insurance agency in Knoxville, Tennessee. Shafer Insurance Agency is still operating a successful business today.

It is interesting that King’s Bay Lodge is still operating in 2009 in Crystal River, Florida. When we looked at the pictures on King’s Bay web site, Beverly and I looked at each other and almost in unison said, “When are we going back?”. We’re going to put that on our list of things to do within the next year!

Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
Think about the following and how true it is:
"What you do for yourself, dies with you; what you do for others will live forever."

Quote of the Day
Health is a state of complete physical,
mental and social well-being,
and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.
~World Health Organization

Joke of the Day

Four little boys had been arrested. The policeman had caught them in Mr. Blodgett's cherry tree.

The judge was a kindly man and he gave the boys a spiel on the evils of stealing and then asked 'em who their fathers were and what they were going to do to keep out of trouble in the future.

"My father is a doctor," the first boy said, "and I'm going to remember that eating stolen cherries can make me sick."

The second boy said, "My father is a banker and I'm going to remember that stealing cherries is as bad as stealing money."

"My father is a preacher," said the third boy, "and I am going to pray for strength to resist temptation."

"My father is a lawyer," said the fourth little boy, "and I'm going to sue Mr. Blodgett because I tore my pants on his tree!"

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1 comment:

Mandy said...

Thanks for sharing! I love to hear about the "old" days. Haha! Sorry; I didn't mean that in a bad way! :)