Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Dad is Ninety-Six Today

Dad’s Birthday

happy-birthdayIMG_1676-1Today makes 96 birthday celebrations for my Dad. You may know him as Dad of Dad’s Tomato Garden Journal, America’s oldest blogger, Ray White, the retired businessman, or that fellow that is so kind and gentle to everyone.

Since it is in the middle of the week, we will not be having the actual celebration today. But we will have one, and the plans now are to meeting in Knoxville on Labor Day to celebrate Dad’s 96st birthday. We’ll be sharing pictures and more about the celebration later.

In the meantime… Dad, we want you to have a great birthday and save some energy for the big celebration on September 7, 2009. If you wish you can send Dad a birthday greeting at

Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
I’m glad I have my Dad.

Quotes of the Day
The greatest gift I ever had
Came from God; I call him Dad!
~Author Unknown

They say that age is all in your mind.  The trick is keeping it from creeping down into your body.
~Author Unknown


Jokes of the Day

An F-4 was flying escort with a B-52 and generally making a nuisance of himself by flying rolls around the lumbering old bomber. The message for the B-52 crew was, "Anything you can do, I can do better."

Not to be outdone, the bomber pilot announced that he would rise to the challenge. The B-52 continued its flight, straight and level, however.

Perplexed, the fighter pilot asked, "So? What did you do?"

"We just shut down two engines."


Back during the Clinton administration, a little boy wanted $100 so badly that he prayed for two weeks. However, nothing happened. So he decided to write God a letter asking for the money.

When the postal authorities received the letter addressed to "GOD, USA", they decided, as a joke, to send it to President Clinton. Bill was so impressed, touched, and amused, that he instructed his secretary to send the boy a $5 bill.

The little boy was delighted with the $5, and sat down to write a thank you note to God, which read; "Dear God, Thank you very much for sending me the money. However, I noticed that for some reason you had it sent through Washington, DC, and as usual, those sorry guys deducted $95."

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