Monday, September 7, 2009

Labor Day

Many people will have a day of rest today, since it is a holiday. When you retire you will every week filled with 6 Saturdays and 1 Sunday. It took me 5-10 minutes to get used to being retired. There’s never a lack of something to do. I think it is very important to have a hobby or some strong interests when you retire. I am seldom bored.

Sometimes I get the idea to go outside and work. I have found that the best thing to do then, is to lie down until that thought goes away.

Happy Labor Day!

Today is Also a Special Day
This is the day we are celebrating Dad’s Birthday. It was only last Wednesday that Dad had his 96st birthday. Since it was midweek we decided to have the celebration today. We’ll have a gang of family meeting at a local restaurant in Knoxville today. At last count we will 19 people there where we will join in celebrating Dad’s birthday.

Tomorrow I hope to have a picture or two to show you. After lunch we’re all going to Dad’s home for the traditional cake and ice cream. Do you think Dad will be able to blow out 96 candles? Maybe we should have the fire department standing by. Ha!

Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
Try not to let your worries control you. One thing that has helped me is to say, “Will this matter in 100 years?”

Quote of the Day
One of the best ways to persuade others
is with your ears—by listening. 
~ Dean Rusk

Joke of the Day

Three newly arrived candidates for Heaven arrived at the Pearly Gates. Saint Peter asked the first gentlemen what he did on earth, and was informed by said gentleman that he was a doctor who had saved many lives, and had devoted his life to the good of mankind.St. Peter told him to enter thru the Pearly Gates.

He directed the same question to the 2nd Heaven applicant and was told that he was a social worker who did only good for the poor and homeless...and he, too, was told to go in and was welcomed by the angels.

St. Peter then asked the third man what his job was on earth and was advised that the man had served as the administrator for a large HMO plan. St. Peter told him that he, too, could enter the Pearly Gates
.........But.......he could only stay for three days!!!!

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1 comment:

Adirondackcountrygal said...

I missed Dad's birthday! Oh no, I better get over there now and say Hi!