Wednesday, December 15, 2010

29 Staples

A Prime Number
The number of staples that they removed from my knee yesterday was 29. And 29 is a prime number. Any significance to that? I don’t think so.

I feel better having the staples removed and I think it will give me more flexibility for my rehab exercises. Michel, my therapist comes today, so we’ll see what happens.

Mexico Memories
Each year around Christmas time we arrange a meal at a local Mexican restaurant with some of the Expats that we worked with in Mexico. It’s a great time to renew friendships, catch up on the latest news, tell old stories, and dine on some delicious food. last evening we met at the La Campina Mexican Grill on Broad Street in Kingsport, TN.

Our gracious waitress was kind enough to take the following picture…


Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
Today is my birthday. I was born on December 15, 1938, and it was on my Mother’s birthday. It must have been quite a birthday present for her. I remember as a boy the privilege of celebrating our birthdays together.

Now here I am at 72 years of age, and I don’t feel old. But I thought Dad was old when he turned 40. Funny about that, huh?
Now at 72 I feel young in my thoughts, my ideas, my desires, etc. But at 72 I do feel old when I climb the stairs, do some work around the house, etc.
Here’s a few interesting quotes about age:

Age is an issue of mind over matter. 
If you don't mind, it doesn't matter. 
~Mark Twain

Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional.  ~Chili Davis

Do not regret growing older. 
It is a privilege denied to many. 
~Author Unknown

A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams. 
~John Barrymore

How old would you be
if you didn't know how old you were?
~Satchel Paige


Quote of the Day
Grace isn't a little prayer you chant before receiving a meal.  It's a way to live.
~Attributed to Jacqueline Winspear

Joke of the Day

John bought Bertha a piano for her birthday. A few weeks later, a friend inquired how she was doing with it.

"Oh," said John, "I persuaded her to switch to a clarinet."

"How come?," asked the friend. "Well," Ole answered, "because with a clarinet she can't sing."

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Mimi/Susan said...

Happy Birthday! In my mind you are still the young man that brought his beautiful new bride to Madisonville for conv shortly after getting married. To me (impressionably at eleven years younger) you two were Ken and Barbie!

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday!!! I'll call soon with birthday wishes, but wanted to leave some here as well. Love you tons -- and you're still not old. :)
Love you!

Karen A. Cooke said...

Happy Birthday, Cuz'! Love ya! Karen