Friday, January 8, 2010

Square Watermelons

A Clever Idea
wm2 I’ve heard of this before, but had never seen pictures until I got these in an email from a friend. The idea is to place the watermelon in a square case while they are growing on the vine so they will conform to the shape of the case.

This idea is being used by smart Japanese farmers promote watermelons that take up less room in a refrigerator.

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Now, why didn’t I think of that? I guess we all say that when we see something new that has been invented that solves a problem or makes life a little easier for us.

“Necessity is the mother of invention.” No truer words were ever spoken. If we have a need, we can usually find solutions. I noticed that when Beverly and Sharon were making candy, that they came up with several changes to the process that made things work better. It’s in our nature to want to improve things and make things better.

Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
Be careful these cold January days. Watch your step and don’t fall down. Slow down when your drive so you can avoid a mishap.

I’m already looking forward to the warm sunshine of springtime. Yes, indeed.

Quote of the Day
A man begins cutting his wisdom teeth the
first time he bites off more than he can chew.
~Herb Caen

Joke of the Day

A man was being tailgated by a stressed out woman on a busy boulevard. Suddenly, the light turned yellow, just in front of him. He did the right thing, stopping at the crosswalk, even though he could have beaten the red light by accelerating through the intersection.

The tailgating woman had to slam on her brakes. As her tires screeched to a sudden stop, she hit the horn. Then she started screaming in frustration over her missed chance to get through the intersection, dropping her cell phone and makeup in the process. As she was still in mid-rant, she heard a tap on her half-open window. She stopped her cursing and looked up into the face of a very serious police officer.

The officer ordered her to exit her car with her hands up. He took her to the police station where she was searched, finger printed, photographed, and placed in a holding cell. After a couple of hours, a policeman approached the cell and opened the door. She was escorted back to the booking desk where the arresting officer was waiting with her personal effects.

He said: "I'm very sorry for your experience. You see, I pulled up behind your car while you were blowing your horn, flipping off the guy in front of you, and cussing a blue streak at him. I noticed the 'Choose Life' license plate holder, the 'What Would Jesus Do?' bumper sticker, the 'Follow Me to Sunday-School' bumper sticker, and the chrome-plated Christian Fish emblem on the trunk."

"Obviously I made a mistake, but for some reason I assumed you had stolen the car."

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