Saturday, February 27, 2010

Spring is Coming!

Many Visitors
We had many visitors a few days ago. They were everywhere. There was a 100 or so of them flying around our house and buzzing around the yard and trees. They had come to tell me spring is on the way. Here’s a couple of pictures of our visitors.

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Fishing Report for Douglas Lake - Here’s the fishing report that was in yesterday’s newspaper. Things are looking up!!!Douglas02.26.2010

Late Birthday Dinner
We had been wanting for just the 2 of us to go out and celebrate Beverly’s January birthday. But it seems that many different things made it impossible. So last night we took off to have a lovely dinner at Outback Steakhouse. This is one of Beverly’s favorite places because they have a gluten free menu, and on that menu they have a wonderful dessert that they call Chocolate Thunder from Down Under!

Here’s a picture of Chocolate Thunder I found on the web. It a gluten free brownie, topped with ice cream and hot chocolate syrup, covered with a delicious scoop of whipped cream and chocolate slices. Yum yum! CTFDU


Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
I’m thankful that God is a God of Second Chances.  There’s never a time we cannot start over in our life.

Quote of the Day
The walls we build around us to keep sadness out
also keeps out the joy.
~Jim Rohn

Joke of the Day

A Texas farmer was talking with a farmer from Tennessee.

Texan: "How big is your farm?"

Tennessean: " Oh, its big! Better than a thousand acres."

Texan ( not to be outdone) " Let me tell you about my farm! I can get into my pickup at sunup, head west, and by sundown I'm still on my land!"

Tennessean: " You know, I had a pickup like that once! "

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Friday, February 26, 2010

Our Amaryllis

Second Year
In November, 2008, we were given an Amaryllis by Sylvia, Mandy and Alex. It was absolutely beautiful that first year.

We read about the care of these beautiful flowers and learned that you can enjoy them in successive years with the proper care. Click here to learn how. Here’s a couple of pictures of what the plant looks like in its second year. Thanks again for a gift that keeps on giving!

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Flowers are the way the earth smiles.

My Health 
I saw my family doctor yesterday, and I got a report that made me smile. First, let me tell you why I went to the doctor.

It all started Wednesday afternoon. I shaved. Oops! I cut myself. The blood was pouring out of this little small cut beside my nose. I went ahead and took a shower, and it bled all through my shower. Then I dabbed a styptic solution in the cut, bandaged it up and put pressure on it and three hours later it was still bleeding. It had showed down a little, but it was really bleeding. Beverly bandaged it up good for me and I went to bed and forgot about it. Yesterday morning after breakfast I decided to take the bandage off and put on something smaller like a band aid. Guess what? It was still bleeding. (I’m on blood thinners and I have low platelets.)

So I called my doctor and saw him at 10:30 yesterday and he was able to stop the bleeding. He said I had likely cut a blood vessel close to the surface. So now I just have one of those small round band aids.

Then the doctor explained more about the blood clots in my leg, and said that now they have been stabilized by the medications. Now I am free to resume normal activity and exercise. He placed no limits on my exercise, but said no contact or dangerous sports. No football, hockey, or skiing, but fishing is approved. I am very happy.

Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
It’s a good thing to go through life believing that everything happens for a reason.

Quote of the Day
Every vice has its excuse ready.
~Publilius Syrus

Joke of the Day

An Australian travel writer at the beginning of a 6-month tour of Canada was checking out of the Vancouver Hilton, and as he paid his bill said to the manager, asked, "By the way, what's with the Indian chief sitting in the lobby? He's been there ever since I arrived."

"Oh that's 'Big Chief Forget-me Not'," said the manager.
"The hotel is built on an Indian reservation, and part of the agreement is to allow the chief free use of the premises for the rest of his life.He is known as 'Big Chief Forget-me Not' because of his phenomenal memory He is 92 and can remember the slightest detail of his life."

The travel writer took this in, and as he was waiting for his cab decided to put the chief's memory to the test.
"'ello, mate!" said the Aussie, receiving only a slight nod in return. "What did you have for breakfast on your 21st birthday?"

"Eggs," was the chief's instant reply, without even looking up, and indeed the Aussie was impressed.

He went off on his travel writing itinerary, right across to the east coast and back, telling others of Big Chief Forget-me Not's great memory. (One local noted to him that 'How' was a more appropriate greeting for an Indian chief than ''ello mate.')

On his return to the Vancouver Hilton six months later was surprised to see 'Big Chief Forget-me Not' still sitting in the lobby, fully occupied with whittling away on a stick.

"How?" said the Aussie to the Chief, who again did not stop to look up.

"Scrambled," said the Chief.

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Thursday, February 25, 2010

Think I Saw That…

Often we see things every day in passing, but do not remember much about them because they are common things in our life. Joe Black has an interesting quiz to test how well you are at remember thing you have observed.

Test your Power of Observation in a fun but simple quiz. Just click anywhere in the box below and it will take you to a web page where you can start the quiz. There are 25 questions, and the average person gets only 7 correct. See if you can beat me. I got 20 correct.


Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
It’s never to late to
become what you might have been.

Quote of the Day
In youth we learn; in age we understand.
~Marie Ebner-Eschenbach

Joke of the Day

A store manager overheard a clerk saying to a customer, "No, ma'am, we haven't had any for some weeks now, and it doesn't look as if we'll be getting any soon."

Alarmed by what was being said, the manager rushed over to the customer who was walking out the door and said, "That isn't true, ma'am. Of course, we'll have some soon. In fact, we placed an order for it a couple of weeks ago."

Then the manager drew the clerk aside and growled, "Never, never, never, never say we don't have something. If we don't have it, say we ordered it and it's on its way.

Now, what was it she wanted?"


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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Model Cars

I have never seen such realistic model cars in my life. Michael Paul Smith, shown in the picture below, is sharing a slide show of some of his work. The model cars will amaze you, and they will take you back in time.
 Model cars

Just click on the link below to start viewing the flickr slide show:

Michael Paul Smith’s Model Cars

Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
The worst lie you can tell, is the lie you tell yourself.
Honesty starts with being honest with yourself.

Quote of the Day
There is no failure except in no longer trying.
~Elbert Hubbard

Joke of the Day

A little girl asked her mother, 'How did the human race appear?'

The mother answered, 'God made Adam and Eve and they had children and so all mankind was made.'

Two days later the girl asked her father the same question. The father answered, 'Many years ago there were monkeys from which the human race evolved.'

The confused girl returned to her mother and said, 'Mom, how is it possible that you told me the human race was created by God and Dad said they all developed from monkeys?'

The mother answered, 'Well, dear, it is very simple. I told you about my side of the family and your father told you about his.'

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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Glimpse of the Future

Flexible Laptop
Check out the following video to see what laptops of the future might be like. Tennessee Granddaddy has a name for this technology. I was going to call it “Flexnology”. I thought I had invented a new term. WRONG! I Googled  it and found there are websites dedicated to flexnology.

Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
Dreams! You want them to come true?
Then wake up and get busy!

Quote of the Day
We ask a simple question
And that is all we wish:
Are fishermen all liars?
Or do only liars fish?
~William Sherwood Fox

Joke of the Day

One morning a woman said to her husband, "I bet you don't know what day this is today."

"Of course I do!" the husband indignantly replied as he went out the door.

At 11:00 that day the doorbell rang and when the woman answered it she was handed a box full of long stemmed red roses with a card that said: " From your loving husband."

At 1:00 again the doorbell rang and she was handed a foil wrapped box of her favorite chocolates with another card stating " May this be the sweetest day of your life" from your loving husband.

Later that afternoon, a boutique delivered a designer dress to her. The woman was so ecstatic she could hardly wait for her husband to come home.

When he walked in the door she ran up to him and said " Oh honey! First the flowers, then the candy and then the beautiful dress! Thank you so much! I have never had a more wonderful Groundhog Day in my whole life!"

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Monday, February 22, 2010

World’s Fastest Computer

Oak Ridge, Tennessee
Tennessee now has the world’s number 1 computer. See the headlines from the Knoxville News-Sentinel from one day last week.

petaflops Then I noticed how they measure the speed…

in Petaflops?

Now I don’t know about you, but I would have thought petaflops had something to do with footwear like this…

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I might have guessed that a petaflop is when the flip flop hits the ground with a “wop wop” sound. Or that  petaflops were flip flops for your pet. Or who knows what? That just goes to show you that I don’t know so much.

Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
Being green is fine… but keep in mind that you cannot recycle wasted time.

Quote of the Day
Eliminate physical clutter. 
More importantly, eliminate spiritual clutter.
~D.H. Mondfleur

Joke of the Day

John went to visit his 90 year old grandfather in a very secluded, rural area of Saskatchewan

After spending a great evening chatting the night away, the next morning John's grandfather prepared breakfast of bacon, eggs and toast.

However, John noticed a film like substance on his plate, and questioned his grandfather asking,

'Are these plates clean?'

His grandfather replied,

'They're as clean as cold water can get em. Just you go ahead and finish your meal, Sonny!'

For lunch the old man made hamburgers.

Again, John was concerned about the plates, as his appeared to have tiny specks around the edge that looked like dried egg and asked,

'Are you sure these plates are clean?'

Without looking up the old man said,

'I told you before, Sonny, those dishes are as clean as cold water can get them. Now don't you fret, I don't want to hear another word about it!'

Later that afternoon, John was on his way to a nearby town and as he was leaving, his grandfather's dog started to growl, and wouldn't let him pass.

John yelled and said, 'Grandfather, your dog won't let me get to my car'.

Without diverting his attention from the football game he was watching on TV, the old man shouted!

'Coldwater, go lay down now, yah hear me!'

Meet Coldwater…


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Saturday, February 20, 2010


The Sky Before Katrina Struck...     
I got these in an email from an old high school friend who lives in California. Whoever took these pictures did an awesome job. And whoever said Katrina was 'awesome and terrifying' is telling the truth.

It was said that these pictures were made by a man in Magee, MS where the eye of the storm passed through. Magee is 150 miles North of Waveland, Mississippi where the Hurricane made landfall.

They are very dramatic... I’m glad I wasn’t there to witness this first hand.

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Funeral Service Today for Our Friend Hal Ketron
Today will be a sad day.

Hal will be laid to rest at East Lawn Memorial Park. That’s where our son Greg is buried.

Click on the following to read Hal’s Obituary.


Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
Life is really pretty simple,
but it is not always easy.
It is truly joy and sorrows interwoven.
We are thankful for memories of loved ones,
and for the hope we have through Jesus.

Quote of the Day
Bravery is being the only one who knows you're afraid.
~Franklin P. Jones

Joke of the Day

I have proof below of water on Mars.


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Friday, February 19, 2010

We Were In-Laws

Hal and Me
They called us in-laws. Friends would be a better word. He was Papaw and I was Granddaddy.

Hal died a couple of days ago and that makes me sad. I will miss him. It was always pleasant to be around Hal. He just had a way about him that made you feel good. I will miss his kindness, his helpfulness, his gentleness, his love and his friendship. He left a good example of what a Papaw or Granddaddy should be.

Attached is a copy of Hal Ketron’s obituary. You can click on it to get a larger, more readable view.

Hal Ketron


Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
Life is a gift of God. Our days are uncertain.
We need to live each day as if were our last day.
And live unselfishly doing for others while we can.
Let us strive to be kind and gentle
to all of God’s creation.

Quote of the Day
The purpose of life is a life of purpose.
~Robert Byrne

Joke of the Day

No Joke today.

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Thursday, February 18, 2010

Great Art

Using Crayola Crayons
I am amazed by the artwork of Don Marco who does his work with Crayola crayons. Just take a look at the examples below and imagine that being done crayons!

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DonMarcoHere’s the amazing artist. Visit his website:

Don Marco
The Master Crayon Artist


Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
Be true to your word. It’s the one thing you can give and still  keep.

Quote of the Day
Envy is ignorance.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Joke of the Day

An elderly couple had been experiencing declining memories, so they decided to take a power memory class where one is taught to remember things by association.

A few days after the class, the old man was outside talking with his neighbor about how much the class helped him.

"What was the name of the Instructor?" asked the neighbor.

"Oh, ummmm, let's see," the old man pondered. "You know that flower, you know, the one that smells really nice but has those prickly thorns, what's that flower's name?"

"A rose?" asked the neighbor.

"Yes, that's it," replied the old man. He then turned toward his house and shouted, "Hey, Rose, what's the name of the Instructor we took the memory class from?"

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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

New Rod Holder

Using PVC Pipe
I just finished making a new rod holder that will hold a lot of my fishing rods and reels. This one will hold 20 fishing rods and reels.


A few years ago I made a different style rod holder out of PVC pipe as shown to the right. I decided to try a new design(above) so I could get more rods into less space. I don’t have plans for my new design, but you can go to one of my fishing pages to get plans for the old design. Click here.

Old Design


We are filled with sadness this morning
because we just learned that Lesley’s Dad,
Hal Ketron, passed away last night.

The Lord is our Shepherd.

We feel a deep loss, and our thoughts and prayers go out to Sue, Lesley, Julia and all the family.

Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
The heaviest thing you can carry is a grudge.
Let go of it and life will be better.

Quote of the Day
Too many people overvalue what they are not
and undervalue what they are.
~Malcolm S. Forbes

Joke of the Day

A man walks into a restaurant with a full-grown ostrich behind him. The waitress asks them for their orders.

The man says, 'A hamburger, fries and a coke,' and turns to the ostrich, 'What's yours?'

'I'll have the same,' says the ostrich.

A short time later the waitress returns with the order 'That will be $9.40 please,' and the man reaches into his pocket and pulls out the exact change for payment.

The next day, the man and the ostrich come again and the man says, 'A hamburger, fries and a coke.'

The ostrich says, 'I'll have the same.'

Again the man reaches into his pocket and pays with exact change.

This becomes routine until the two enter again. 'The usual?' asks the waitress.

'No, this is Friday so I will have a steak, baked potato and a salad,' says the man.

'Same,' says the ostrich.

Shortly the waitress brings the order and says, 'That will be $32.62.'

Once again the man pulls the exact change out of his pocket and places it on the table.

The waitress cannot hold back her curiosity any longer. 'Excuse me, sir. How do you manage to always come up with the exact change in your pocket every time?

'Well,' says the man, 'several years ago I was cleaning the attic I found an old lamp. When I rubbed it, a Genie appeared and offered me two wishes. My first wish was that if I ever had to pay for anything, I would just put my hand in my pocket and the right amount of money would always be there.'

'That's brilliant!' says the waitress. 'Most people would ask for a million dollars or something, but you'll always be as rich as you want for as long as you live!'

'That's right. Whether it's a gallon of milk or a Rolls Royce, the exact money is always there,' says the man..

The waitress asks, 'What's with the ostrich?'

The man sighs... pauses and answers, 'My second wish was for a chick with long legs and who agrees with everything I say.'

(Be careful what you wish for)

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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Winter… It’s Time for you to Leave

I’m Ready for an Early Spring
I’m plain tired of winter. This picture shows my feelings… Ha!


Don’t get Discouraged. I have proof that spring is on the way. Someone send me a picture of some springtime deer. Just look at these deer frolicking in the backyard.


prayerI’m looking forward to the warm days of spring and  even to those hot and humid days of summer. I’m thinking about getting the boat ready, putting the finishing touches on my new fishing tackle, and heading to the lake to go after those early spring crappie.


I love the USA.

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Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
Of all the things you wear,
your expression is the most  important.

Quote of the Day
I ran up the door, opened the stairs,
said my pajamas and put on my prayers -
turned off my bed, tumbled into my light,
and all because he kissed me good-night!
~Author Unknown

Joke of the Day

A mature (over 50) lady gets pulled over for speeding . . .

Older Woman:  Is there a problem, Officer?
Officer:  Ma'am, you were speeding.
Older Woman:  Oh, I see.
Officer:  Can I see your license please?
Older Woman:  I'd give it to you but I don't have one.
Officer:  Don't have one?
Older Woman:  Lost it, 4 years ago for drunk driving.
Officer:  I see . . . Can I see your vehicle registration papers please? Older Woman:  I can't do that.
Officer:  Why not?
Older Woman:  I stole this car.
Officer:  Stole it?
Older Woman:  Yes, and I killed and hacked up the owner.
Officer:  You what?
Older Woman:  His body parts are in plastic bags in the trunk if you want to see.

The Officer looks at the woman and slowly backs away to his car and calls for back up.  Within minutes 5 police cars circle the car.  A senior officer slowly approaches the car, clasping his half drawn gun.

Officer 2:  Ma'am, could you step out of your vehicle please!  The woman steps out of her vehicle.
Older woman:  Is there a problem sir?
Officer 2: One of my officers told me that you have stolen this car and murdered the owner.
Older Woman:  Murdered the owner?
Officer 2:  Yes, could you please open the trunk of your car, please..

The woman opens the trunk, revealing nothing but an empty trunk.
Officer 2:  Is this your car, ma'am?
Older Woman:  Yes, here are the registration papers.
The officer is quite stunned.
Officer 2: One of my officers claims that you do not have a driving license.

The woman digs into her handbag and pulls out a clutch purse and hands it to the officer.
The officer examines the license.  He looks quite puzzled.

Officer 2:  Thank you ma'am.  One of my officers told me you didn't have a license, that you stole this car and that you murdered and hacked up the owner.

Older Woman:  Bet the liar told you I was speeding, too.

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Monday, February 15, 2010

Cheetos in the Yard

Squirrel Food?
We had some outdated Cheetos to get rid of. So instead of throwing them in the trash, we decided to put them outside for the birds and wildlife. The birds may have eaten some, but the cheese snack seemed to be a favorite for the squirrels. Look closely at the following picture and you will see Mr. Squirrel enjoying a Cheetos snack.


Valentine’s Day
Yesterday was cupid’s day. I hope you remembered your sweetheart with a note, card, gift or something so they would feel loved. I made a little card for my Sweetheart. See below… 

 To Beverly, On Valentine’s Day

BeMtValentineFrom Jim


Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
They say… Love puts the fun in together, the sad in apart, and the joy in a heart.

Quote of the Day
For you see, each day I love you more
Today more than yesterday and less than tomorrow.
~Rosemonde Gerard

Joke of the Day

I was having trouble with my computer. So I called Eric, the 11 year old next door, whose bedroom looks like Mission Control and asked him to come over. Eric clicked a couple of buttons and solved the problem.

As he was walking away, I called after him, 'So, what was wrong?  He replied, "It was an ID ten T error."

I didn't want to appear stupid, but nonetheless inquired, "An, ID ten T error? What's that? In case I need to fix it again."

Eric grinned.... "Haven't you ever heard of an ID ten T error before?"

"No," I replied.  "Write it down," he said, "and I think you'll figure it out."

So I wrote down: I D 1 0 T

I used to like Eric.............

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Saturday, February 13, 2010

National Geographic

Photography Unmatched
I have always like looking through the National Geographic magazines because of the beautiful photography, that often makes you look twice. Here’s a example…


I think those are zebras and their shadows. You can enjoy lots of interesting stories and photography online at the

National Geographic Website

Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
There’s an old  story about a native American Indian grandfather talking to his grandson. He told him he felt like he had two wolves fighting in his heart. One wolf is vengeful, angry, and violent. The other wolf is loving and compassionate. The grandson asked him which wolf will win the fight in his heart. The grandfather answered, “The one I feed.”

Be careful today.
Friday the 13th came on Saturday this month.

BeMyValentine Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day.
Don’t forget your Sweetheart.

Quote of the Day
Be not angry that you cannot make others
as you wish them to be, since you cannot
make yourself as you wish to be.
~Thomas à Kempis

Joke of the Day

Cards offering used textbooks for sale are posted on the college notice board at the beginning of each semester.

One read: "Introduction to Psychology, $8, never used." The card was signed, "Must sell Mel."

The next day a note had been added: "Good price. Are you sure it's never been used?" Signed, "Prospective buyer."

Below in a different hand was: "Positive!" Signed, "Professor who graded his exam."

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Friday, February 12, 2010

Home Safety

Funny Fire Alarm
It’s always important to practice safety at home as well as on the job. Here’s fire alarm that can be purchased at a very reasonable price from most grocery stores as well as Wal-Mart.

A Redneck Fire AlarmFire Alarm

I thought the above was funny. But true home safety is no laughing matter. I hope you have REAL SMOKE DETECTORS in your home and that you change the batteries every six months.

Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
The smallest deed is better than the grandest intention. And when you go the extra mile, you’ll be free of any traffic jams.

Quote of the Day
Adopt the pace of nature:  her secret is patience.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Joke of the Day

After the Great Britain Beer Festival, in London, all the brewery presidents decided to go out for a beer.

The guy from Corona sits down and says, "Hey Señor, I would like the world's best beer, a Corona."

The bartender dusts off a bottle from the shelf and gives it to him.

The guy from Budweiser says, "I'd like the best beer in the world, give me 'The King Of Beers', a Budweiser."

The bartender gives him one.

The guy from Coors says, "I'd like the only beer made with Rocky Mountain spring water, give me a Coors."

He gets it.

The guy from Guinness sits down and says, "Give me a Coke."

The bartender is a little taken aback, but gives him what he ordered.

The other brewery presidents look over at him and ask, "Why aren't you drinking a Guinness?"

The Guinness president replies, "Well, I figured if you guys aren't drinking beer, neither would I."


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Thursday, February 11, 2010

The Global Hawk

An Amazing Aircraft
This is a photo of the Global Hawk UAV that returned from the war zone recently under its own power. It is a remotely-piloted aircraft.
It flew back to the US by itself by a pilot who was in a warm control panel at Edwards AFB.

It can taxi, take off, fly a mission, return, land and taxi on its own. No blackouts, no fatigue, no relief tubes, no ejection seats, and best of all, no dead pilots and no POWs.

Global Hawk

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Read more about this Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) at



Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
I read once that you should never argue with a fool because someone watching might not be able to tell the difference. That’s good advice.

Quote of the Day
The night sky is a miracle of infinitude.
~Noelani Day

Joke of the Day

When at work:

When I take a long time, I am slow.
When my boss takes a long time, he is thorough.

When I don't do it, I am lazy.
When my boss doesn't do it, he is too busy.

When I do something without being told,
I am trying to be smart.
When my boss does the same, that is initiative.

When I please my boss, I am brown-nosing.
When my boss pleases his boss, he is co-operating.

When I do good, my boss never remembers.
When I do wrong, he never forgets.

When I make a mistake, I am an idiot.
When my boss makes a mistake, he's only human.

When I am out of the office, I am wandering around.
When my boss is out of the office, he's on business.

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Wednesday, February 10, 2010


 World’s Foremost Outfitters

This is one of my favorite places to shop online. I wish we had one of their retail stores in our area. That would be great. Maybe someday… Cabelas

Click on the logo above to go to the Cabela’s Web Site

I must tell you about a free gift that I received from Cabela’s a few days ago. The package was heavy! I opened it up and I found a book. A book? Well not just any old book, it was a hard bound catalog. I had never seen a hard bound catalog before. You probably can’t read the smaller print on the picture of the catalog book below, but it says:

Thank You – To A Very Special Customer

2010-02-07 16.15.26

What makes me a special customer? I think I know the answer. I’ve been replacing the fishing gear that I lost in the robbery I had last November. So when you place an order for around $700 it gets someone attention.

Thanks Cabela’s! You are one top notch company!

Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
The more you know, the less you need to show. My Dad taught me to be a good listener. He said not to tell everything you know, because then the other guy would know all he knows plus what you know.

Quote of the Day
Jumping at several small opportunities may
get us there more quickly than waiting
for one big one to come along.
~Hugh Allen

Joke of the Day

An old man lived alone in Ireland. He wanted to spade his potato garden, but it was very hard work.

His only son, who would have helped him, was in Long Kesh Prison. The old man wrote a letter to his son and mentioned his predicament.

Shortly, he received this reply, "For HEAVEN'S SAKE Dad, don't dig up that garden, that's where I buried the GUNS!"

At 4 A.M. the next morning, a dozen British soldiers showed up and dug up the entire garden, without finding any guns.

Confused, the old man wrote another note to his son telling him what happened, and asking him what to do next.

His son's reply was: "Now plant your potatoes, Dad; It's the best I could do from here."

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Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Big Dog

Now this is one Big Dog
A friend sent me some pictures of this big dog. It’s a blue Great Dane. Now I’ve seen some big dogs in my life, but never, never have I ever seen one this big.

His Name is Giant George


He’s 7ft-long and about 43 inches tall; weighs 245 lbs. He could be the world’s new tallest dog.

George's owners, David and Christine Nasser, are awaiting confirmation from Guinness World Records to see if he has achieved the lofty heights. He's 42.625 inches at the shoulder,' said David. 'He's very, very unique.'  

According to the owners, George consumes 110 lbs. of food every month, and sleeps alone in his own Queen Size Bed.  

David and Christine raised George from when he was 7 weeks old, but never expected him to grow so big!  

Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
I think it’s better to get up late and be wide awake than to get up early and be asleep all day. They say the early bird gets the worm, but who wants a worm. I use artificial bait.

Quote of the Day
A pessimist is one who makes difficulties of his opportunities and an optimist is one who makes opportunities of his difficulties.
~Harry Truman

Joke of the Day

A blonde, wanting to earn some money, decided to hire herself out as a handyman-type and started canvassing a wealthy neighborhood. She went to the front door of the first house and asked the owner if he had any jobs for her to do. "Well, you can paint my porch. How much will you charge?" The blonde said, "How about 50 dollars?" The man agreed and told her that the paint and ladders that she might need were in the garage. A short time later, the blonde came to the door to collect her money.

"You're finished already?" he asked.

"Yes," the blonde answered, "and I had paint left over, so I gave it two coats."

Impressed, the man reached in his pocket for the $50.

"And by the way," the blonde added, "that's not a Porch, it's a Ferrari."

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