Tuesday, October 5, 2010

We’re Getting Older

And Forgetting the Past
A good friend sent me a neat web link the other day. It provides a way to go back in time to get a feel for what things were like the year of your birth. You’ve seen other links about this subject, but this one is different. Click on

What Happened in My Birth Year?

This site was created by Philipp Lenssen in 2010. He has also developed a site that has numerous Games for the Brain. Just click on Philipp’s logo:


Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
Anyone who thinks old age is golden must not have had
a very exciting youth. Hal Ketron used to say, “It’s not the golden years, it’s the rusty years.”

Quote of the Day
If you can't write your idea on the back of my calling card, you don't have a clear idea.
~David Belasco

Joke of the Day

We had a hot summer in Tennessee this year. In Florida it was worse!You know it's summer in Florida when:

  • Hot water comes out of both taps.
  • You find out that a seatbelt buckle makes a pretty nice branding iron.
  • The trees are whistling for the dogs.
  • You find out that you can get sunburned through your car window.
  • The birds need to use potholders to pull worms out of the ground.
  • You burn your hand opening the car door.
  • The temperature drops below 95 and you put on a sweater.
  • You can make instant sun tea.
  • Shade determines the best parking space, not distance.
  • Farmers feed their chickens crushed ice to keep them from laying hard boiled eggs.
  • When you step outside at 7:30 a.m., you break into a sweat.
  • Potatoes cook underground. This is convenient because all you have to do is pull one out and add salt, pepper and butter.
  • You discover that asphalt has a liquid state.
  • You realize that it only takes two fingers to steer your car.

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Mandy said...

You are pretty sneaky! How did you get your website URL in the "What Happened in my Birth Year" page? :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Jim,
I just came back from a trip to the year I was born. It was a grand voyage. Thanks. Aloha, Sara's aunt