Tuesday, April 20, 2010

The Airplane Service Station

I Was Always Excited
When I was a young boy and we passed through Powell, Tennessee, I always had my nose to the car window when we passed by the novel Airplane Service Station. It was a gasoline service station for automobiles that was built in the shape of an airplane. Here’s a crop of a picture taken by G.S. Nighbert …


color_pap_designI don’t remember ever stopping to buy gasoline, but I  always wanted to get a good look when we passed by. This relic is still standing today, but in need of restoration. There’s an active effort underway to save the plane by restoring it to it’s original design. For more information and pictures of the service station click on the “Save the Plane” logo.

Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
Do you have to be busy all the time? Can you sit down and just think? It’s good to rest and meditate and not be busy every minute of every day.

Quote of the Day
May you always have work for your hands to do.
May your pockets hold always a coin or two.
May the sun shine bright on your windowpane.
May the rainbow be certain to follow each rain.
May the hand of a friend always be near you.
And may God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you.
~Irish Blessing

Joke of the Day

When the store manager returned from lunch, he noticed his clerk's hand was bandaged, but before he could ask about the bandage, the clerk said he had some very good news for him.

"Guess what, sir?" the clerk said. "I finally sold that terrible, ugly suit we've had so long!"

"Do you mean that repulsive pink-and-blue double-breasted thing?" the manager asked.

"That's the one!" "That's great!" the manager cried, "I thought we'd never get rid of that monstrosity! That had to be the ugliest suit we've ever had! But tell me. Why is your hand bandaged?"

"Oh," the clerk replied, "after I sold the guy that suit, his guide dog bit me."

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