Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Giving Gifts

Shopping for Gifts
Gift I’m not a good gift selector. At birthdays and Christmas I am always at a loss to know what gifts to buy for my wife and relatives. I think the reason it is hard for me is that I don’t enjoy shopping for gifts. I enjoy giving, but I dislike shopping for gifts to give. I usually opt for a gift card or cash.

Recently I ran across some gifts that we can give throughout the year. They don’t cost anything, and people will enjoy them.

But you must REALLY listen. No interrupting, no day dreaming, no planning your response. Just listening.

Be generous with appropriate hugs, kisses, pats on the back and handholds. Let these small actions demonstrate the love you have for family and friends.

Clip cartoons. Share articles and funny stories. Your gift will say, "I love to laugh with you."

It can be a simple "Thanks for the help" note or a full sonnet. A brief, handwritten note may be remembered for a lifetime, and may even change a life.

A simple and sincere, "You look great in red," "You did a super job" or "That was a wonderful meal" can make someone's day.

Every day, go out of your way to do something kind.

There are times when we want nothing better than to be left alone. Be sensitive to those times and give the gift of solitude to others.

The easiest way to feel good is to extend a kind word to someone, really it's not that hard to say, Hello or Thank You.

Friends are a very rare jewel, indeed. They make you smile and encourage you to succeed. They lend an ear, they share a word of praise, and they always want to open their hearts to us.


Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
When your children were young,
they were on your lap.
Now they’re older,
and they’re on our minds.

Quote of the Day
The poetry of the earth is never dead.
~John Keats

Joke of the Day

A man is dining in a fancy restaurant and there is a gorgeous redhead sitting at the next table. He has been checking her out since he sat down, but lacks the nerve to talk with her.

Suddenly she sneezes, and her glass eye comes flying out of its socket toward the man. He reflexively reaches out, grabs it out of the air, and hands it back.

'Oh my, I am so sorry,' the woman says as she pops her eye back in place.

'Let me buy your dinner to make it up to you,' she says.

They enjoy a wonderful dinner together, and afterwards they go to the theatre followed by drinks. They talk, they laugh, she shares her deepest dreams and he shares his. She listens.

After paying for everything, she asks him if he would like to come to her place for breakfast in the morning. They had a wonderful, wonderful time.

The next morning, she cooks a gourmet meal with all the trimmings. The guy is amazed. Everything had been SO incredible! 'You know,' he said, 'you are the perfect woman. Are you this nice to every guy you meet?'

'No,' she replies. . .

She says: 'You just happened to catch my eye.'

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Monday, August 30, 2010

The Week’s Chores

A New Week
In the old days there was a main chore to do on each day of the week. I found this the other day, and thought we could all learn something from it. But it seems to me that I need to do all those chores every day.

Monday - Wash Day
Lord, help me wash away all my selfishness and vanity so I may serve you with perfect humility through the week ahead. Ironing

Tuesday - Ironing Day 
Dear Lord, help me iron out all the wrinkles of prejudice I have collected through the years so that I may see the beauty in others.

Wednesday - Mending Day
My God, help me mend my ways so I will not set a bad example for others

Thursday - Cleaning Day
Lord Jesus, help me to dust out all the many faults I have been hiding in the secret corners of my heart.

Friday - Shopping Day
Dear God, give me the grace to shop wisely so I may purchase eternal happiness for myself and all others in need of love.

Saturday - Cooking Day
Help me, my Savior, to brew a big kettle of brotherly love and serve it with clean, sweet bread of human kindness.

Sunday - The Lord's Day
My God, I have prepared my house for you. Please come into my heart so I may spend the day and the rest of my life in your presence.

Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
I’ve noticed that the only time in life when someone does not want advice is when they are young.
And that’s when they need it the most.

Quote of the Day
Fear is a darkroom where negatives develop.
~Usman B. Asif

Joke of the Day

You’re Drinking Too Much Coffee When:

  • You speed walk in your sleep.
  • You answer the door before people knock.
  • You sleep with your eyes open.
  • You just completed your third sweater today, and you don’t know how to knit.
  • You grind your coffee beans in your mouth.
  • You have to watch videos in fast-forward.
  • The only time you’re standing still is in an earthquake.
  • You lick your coffee pot clean.
  • Your eyes stay open when you sneeze.
  • The nurse needs a scientific calculator to take your pulse.
  • You can type sixty words a minute with your feet.
  • You don’t sweat, you percolate.
  • People get dizzy just watching you.
  • People can test their batteries in your ears.
  • Your birthday is a national holiday in Brazil.
  • Your Thermos is on wheels.
  • You can outlast the Energizer Bunny.
  • You don’t even wait for the water to boil anymore.
  • You don’t tan, you roast.
  • You soak your dentures in coffee overnight.
  • You think CPR stands for “Coffee Provides Resuscitation.”

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Saturday, August 28, 2010

The Wonders of the World

Here’s a good story I heard years ago…

A group of students were asked to list what they thought were the present "Seven Wonders of the World." Though there were some disagreements, the following received the most votes:

  1. 01_khafre_northEgypt's Great Pyramids
  2. Taj Mahal
  3. Grand Canyon
  4. Panama Canal
  5. Empire State Building
  6. St. Peter's Basilica
  7. China's Great Wall

While gathering the votes, the teacher noted that one student had not finished her paper yet. So she asked the girl if she was having trouble with her list.

The girl replied, "Yes, a little. I couldn't quite make up my mind because there were so many."

The teacher said, "Well, tell us what you have, and maybe we can help."

The girl hesitated, then read, "I think the 'Seven Wonders of the World' are:

  1. to see
  2. to hear
  3. to touch
  4. to taste
  5. to feel
  6. to laugh
  7. and to love."

The room was so quiet you could have heard a pin drop.

The things we overlook as simple and ordinary and that we take for granted are truly wondrous! A gentle reminder - that the most precious things in life cannot be built by hand or bought by man.

Packing Luggage
A young man packing his bag for a journey said to a friend, "I have nearly finished packing. All I have to put in are a guidebook, a lamp, a mirror, a microscope, a telescope, a volume of fine poetry, a few biographies, a package of old letters, a book of songs, a sword, a hammer, and a set of books I have been studying." "But you can't put all that into your bag," objected the friend. "Oh, yes," said the young man. "Here it is." And he placed his Bible in the corner of the suitcase and closed the lid.

Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
Saying something nice to someone
is never going to hurt your tongue.

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

Jewish woman wants to take her dog to Israel, so she goes to the travel agent to find out how. He says, "It's easy. You go to the airline, they give you a kennel, you put your dog in it, when you get off at Tel Aviv go to the luggage rack, and there's your dog.

So she does, gets off at Tel Aviv, goes to the luggage rack, no dog. She goes to the lost and found, says, "Where's my dog?" They look all over the airport for it, and find the dog in another terminal. Only the dog is dead.

"Oh, my Gosh, they say, we killed this woman's dog. What are we going to do?"

Then one says, "Wait a minute, it's a cocker spaniel. They're common dogs.

There's a pet shop across the street from the airport. We'll get the same size, shape, color, sex. She'll never know the difference."

They bring the woman the other dog and she says, "That's not my dog." Laughingly and making light of it they say, "What do you mean that's not your dog?"

And she says, "My dog's dead. I was taking it to Israel to bury it."

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Friday, August 27, 2010

New: Google Books GooReader

Here’s something new from Google, and it’s free. GooReader is a desktop application that gives you the capability to search, download, and read books and magazines available on Google Books. Click here to go to the free download page: Free GooReader Download

When you install and run GooReader you will get an interface like this:reader

I have enjoyed looking at some of the old Life magazines. Both the articles and advertising are interesting.

Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
Your reputation is like a balloon;
but it will burst if you blow it up yourself.

Quote of the Day
I was seldom able to see an opportunity until
it had ceased to be one.
~Mark Twain

Joke of the Day

A prince had a curse put on him when he was a little boy. He could only speak two words every year. But, if he didn't speak for a whole year, he would then be able to speak 4 words the next year and so on.
One day he met a princess named Josie and he wanted to say "My Princess".

The next year he saw her he wanted to say "My princess, I love you".

The third year he saw her he wanted to say "My princess I love you, will you marry me?" But, the young prince, now growing older knew he would have to wait a couple more years.

So, on the fifth year, excited to finally present his question, he visited the princess.

He approached her respectfully and asked, "JOSIE, MY PRINCESS, I LOVE YOU. WILL YOU MARRY ME?"

And the princess said, "Pardon?"

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Thursday, August 26, 2010

More Signs of the Times

Grin a Little
Hope these signs get you started off with a chuckle and a smile today. Try to bring a little joy wherever you go.

  • Worries_kill_you On a Maternity Room door: "Push. Push. Push."
  • At an Optometrist's Office: "If you don't see what you're looking for, you've come to the right place."
  • On a Taxidermist's window: "We really know our stuff"
  • At a Car Dealership: "The best way to get back on your feet - miss a car payment."
  • Outside a Muffler Shop: "No appointment necessary. We hear you coming."
  • In a Veterinarian's waiting room: "Be back in 5 minutes. Sit! Stay!"
  • At the Electric Company "We would be delighted if you send in your payment. However, if you don't, you will be."
  • In a Restaurant window: "Don't stand there and be hungry, Come on in and get fed up."
  • In the front yard of a Funeral Home: "Drive carefully. We'll wait."
  • Chicago Radiator Shop: "Best place in town to take a leak”
Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
Figures don’t lie, but liars figure.

Quote of the Day
Give thanks for what you are now,
and keep fighting for what you want to be tomorrow.
~Fernanda Miramontes-Landeros

Joke of the Day

Two sisters, one blonde and one brunette, inherit the family ranch. Unfortunately, after just a few years, they are in financial trouble. In order to keep the bank from repossessing the ranch, they need to purchase a bull from the stockyard in a far town so that they can breed their own stock.

They only have $600 left. Upon leaving, the brunette tells her sister, 'When I get there, if I decide to buy the bull, I'll contact you to drive out after me and haul it home.'

The brunette arrives at the stockyard, inspects the bull, and decides she wants to buy it. The man tells her that he will sell it for $599, no less. After paying him, she drives to the nearest town to send her sister a telegram to tell her the news. She walks into the telegraph office and says, 'I want to send a telegram to my sister telling her that I've bought a bull for our ranch. I need her to hitch the trailer to our pickup truck and drive out here so we can haul it home.'

The telegraph operator explains that he'll be glad to help her, then adds, 'It's just 99 cents a word.' Well, after paying for the bull, the brunette only has $1 left. She realizes that she'll only be able to send her sister one word.

After a few minutes of thinking, she nods and says, 'I want you to send her the word 'comfortable.'

The operator shakes his head. 'How is she ever going to know that you want her to hitch the trailer to your pickup truck and drive out here to haul that bull back to your ranch if you send her just the word 'comfortable?'

The brunette explains, 'My sister's blonde. The word's big. She'll read it very slowly ... com-for-da-bull.'

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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Signs of the Times

Interesting Signs
Maybe these funny signs will help you have a good day.

  • This-sign-has Anesthesiologist business card: When you care enough to sleep with the very best.
  • In a Podiatrist's office: "Time wounds all heels."
  • On a Plumber's truck: "We repair what your husband fixed"
  • On another Plumber's truck: "Don't sleep with a drip. Call your plumber.."
  • On a Church's Billboard: "7 days without God makes one weak."
  • At a Tire Shop in Milwaukee : "Invite us to your next blowout."
  • At a Towing company: "We don't charge an arm and a leg. We want tows."
  • On an Electrician's truck: "Let us remove your shorts."
  • In a Nonsmoking Area: "If we see smoke, we will assume you are on fire and take appropriate action."
Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
It’s hard to make ends meet these days,
especially when someone keeps moving the ends.

Quote of the Day
If things go wrong, don't go with them. 
~Roger Babson

Joke of the Day


Why the sun lightens our hair,
but darkens our skin?

Why women can't put on mascara
with their mouth closed?

Why don't you ever see the headline
'Psychic Wins Lottery'?

Why is it that doctors call what
they do 'practice'?

Why is lemon juice made with
artificial flavor, and dish washing
liquid made with real lemons?

Why is the man who invests all
your money called a broker?

Why is the time of day with the
slowest traffic called rush hour?

Why do they sterilize the needle
for lethal injections?

Why don't sheep shrink when it rains?

Why are they called apartments
when they are all stuck together?

If con is the opposite of pro, is
Congress the opposite of progress?

If flying is so safe, why do they call
the airport the terminal?

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Tuesday, August 24, 2010


An Amazing Trick
If you have any idea how this trick is accomplished I would like to know. The magician’s name is Murray, and he’s just getting started on his road to fame. Watch this, and you won’t believe your eyes.

Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
To admit you are wrong,
does not show how weak you are.
It shows how strong you are.

Quote of the Day
When you have only two pennies left in the world, buy a loaf of bread with one, and a lily with the other. 
~Chinese Proverb

Joke of the Day

(One of Granddaddy’s Favorite Jokes)

jollyleft Once there was a retired pirate so he decides to live with his brother. The pirate walks up to his brothers house and knocks on the door and his brother answers the door and says, "Oh my gosh, what happened to your hand!?!"

The pirate said, "I lost me hand in a sword fight, but now I have this here hook."

Then the brother said, "What about your leg?"

The pirate said, "A cannonball hit me leg hard, mate, but now I have a peg leg."

Then the brother said, "Well , what about your eye?"

The pirate said, "I was looking up to the crows nest and this sea gull flew over, and he pooped, … it hit straight in me eye."

The brother said, "Oh me. I didn’t know bird poo could put out your eye.”

Then the pirate said, "Oh, It wasn’t the bird poo… It was me first day with me hook!”

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Monday, August 23, 2010

A Special Birthday

animated-birthday1 For My Daughter, Bethany
Bethany, I hope you have a wonderful birthday. We look forward to seeing you later this week!

  • A daughter is a day brightener and a heart warmer.
  • A daughter is a gift of love.
  • A daughter may outgrow your lap, but she will never outgrow your heart.

Interesting Roads
A friend sent me some nice pictures of a few unusual and pretty roads. I will share some of them with you today.

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3 4
2 6

Whatever road you are on, whatever your destination, be careful today.

It’s important to have a destination. Otherwise, it doesn’t matter which road you are on, or which direction you are going.

Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
Every time you give someone a piece of your mind,
remember, you leaving an empty place up there.

Quote of the Day
The average pencil is seven inches long, with just a half-inch eraser - in case you thought optimism was dead. 
~Robert Brault
But… who uses a pencil these days. Really… when was the last time you used a #2 pencil with an eraser?

Joke of the Day

A cop stops a guy for running a stop sign.

The driver immediately protests "Oh come on, I slowed down! Stop, slow down, what's the difference?"

The cop politely says, "Step out of the car please", and then proceeds to hit the driver with his nightstick.

While swinging away, the cop asks "Sir, would you like me to stop or slow down?!"

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Saturday, August 21, 2010

Flying High

The Blue Angels
A wonderful video showing the expert flying skills and execution of some of the best NAVY pilots.

The Deck of Cards
You might want to read about the deck of cards this evening. Whether true or not it makes a good read…

cards During the North African Campaign, a bunch of soldier boys had been on a long hike and they arrived in a town called Casino. The next morning, being Sunday, several of the boys went to church. A sergeant commanded the boys in church and after the chaplain had read the prayer, the text was taken up next. Those of the boys who had a prayer book took them out, but his one boy had only a deck of cards, so he spread them out. The sergeant saw the cards and said, “Soldier, put away those cards.”

After the services were over, the soldier was taken prisoner and brought before the provost marshal.
The marshal said, “Sergeant, why have you brought this soldier here?”

“For playing cards in church, sir.”

“And what do you have to say for yourself, son?”

“Much, sir,” replied the soldier.

The marshal said, “I hope so, for if not I shall punish you more than any man was ever punished.”

The soldier said: “Sir, I have been on the march for about six days. I have neither Bible nor prayer book, but I hope to satisfy you with the purity of my intentions.”
And with that the boy started his story.

“You see, sir, when I look at the Ace, it reminds me that there is one God, and the Deuce reminds me that the Bible is divided into two parts, the Old and the New Testaments. When I think of the Three, I think of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. And when I see the Four, I think of the four evangelists who preached the Gospel-there was Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. And when I see the Five, it reminds me of the five wise virgins who trimmed their lamps, there were ten, but only five were wise and were saved, five were foolish and were shut out. When I see the Six, it reminds me that in six days God made this great Heaven and Earth. When I see the Seven, it reminds me that on the seventh day God rested from His great work. And when I see the Eight, I think of the eight righteous persons God saved when He destroyed this earth-there was Noah, his wife, their sons and their wives. When I see the Nine, I think of the lepers the Lord saved, nine out of the ten didn’t even thank Him. When I see the Ten, I think of the Ten Commandments God handed down to Moses on a tablet of stone. When I see the King, it reminds me that there is but one King of Heaven, God Almighty. And when I see the Queen, I think of the Blessed Virgin Mary, who is the Queen of Heaven. The Jack of knave is the devil. When I count the number of spots on a deck of cards, I find there are 365, the number of days in a year. There are 52 cards, the number of weeks in a year. There are four suits, the number of weeks in a month. There are 12 picture cards, the number of months in a year. There are 13 tricks, the number of weeks in a quarter.

So, you see, sir, my pack of cards serves as a Bible, Almanac, and prayer book.”

Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
You’re as old as you feel,
I am told.
And better to be 80 years young,
than 40 years old.

Quote of the Day
I know not what the future holds,
but I know who holds the future.
~Author Unknown

Joke of the Day

A newly married man asked his wife, 'Would you have married me if my father hadn't left me a fortune?'

'Honey,' the woman replied sweetly, 'I'd have married you, NO MATTER WHO LEFT YOU A FORTUNE!'

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Friday, August 20, 2010

The Ultimate Blender

Blendtec The Blendtec
This is an amazing blender that sells for around $400 and higher. It will blend just about anything. Part of the company’s advertising is to blend unusual items to show its power and versatility. I saw a video where they blended a bag of marbles that came out of the blender as powder.

The following video is disturbing and amazing, especially for Apple and computer fans. Blendtec attempts to blend a perfectly good Apple iPad. Ouch, this hurts me a little too.


Billy Pittard launched the NewSeniors blog earlier this year. The blog has been developed to serve the senior members of our society, and share the wisdom and experience to those 65+.

As Billy described in his email to me, “Our blog consists of 2 main areas: the Journal and the Neighborhood. The Journal contains a variety of articles written strictly by people 65+. The Neighborhood is sort of like "best of the Internet" and contains videos, jokes, and other content we believe will be appreciated by our audience.”

I think you will want to check it out at:


Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
You’re going to get out of life
just about what you put into it.

Quote of the Day
Right is more precious than peace.
~Woodrow Wilson

Joke of the Day

A man goes to see the Rabbi. 'Rabbi, something terrible is happening and I have to talk to you about it.'

The Rabbi asked, 'What's wrong?'

The man replied, 'My wife is poisoning me.'

The Rabbi, very surprised by this, asks, 'How can that be?'

The man then pleads, 'I'm telling you, I'm certain she's poisoning me, what should I do?'

The Rabbi then offers, 'Tell you what. Let me talk to her, I'll see what I can find out and I'll let you know.'

A week later the Rabbi calls the man and says, "I spoke to her on the phone for three hours. You want my advice?'

The man said yes and the Rabbi replied, 'Take the poison' 

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Thursday, August 19, 2010

Time Lapse Photography

Check out some nice time lapse photography made by Tom Lowe. And there are some more time lapse photography by Tom available. On some you can feel the movement of the earth. His work is very interesting and enjoyable.


Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
Faults are many when love is skinny.
Kissing don’t last, but cooking does.

Get fat on love, and stay skinny on the cooking.

Quote of the Day
If you can find a path with no obstacles,
it probably doesn't lead anywhere. 
~Frank A. Clark

Joke of the Day

I’m afraid it’s true: “Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.”

---------------- and ---------------

John was on his deathbed and gasped pitifully. 'Give me one last request, dear,' he said.

'Of course, John,' his wife said softly.

'Six months after I die,' he said, 'I want you to marry Bob.'

'But I thought you hated Bob,' she said.

With his last breath John said, 'I do!'

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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

America in Color, 1939-1943

A Beautiful Gallery
I think you would enjoy these photographs taken during 1939-1943 by photographers of the Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information. Click here. Here’s an example…oA

You might also enjoy pictures of American Cities Pre-1950. It’s also interesting. Click here.

I enjoy looking a pictures that show what things used to be like… or pictures of time gone by. I enjoy seeing old pictures, and hearing about adventures of long ago. My Dad tells us about driving from Knoxville to Chattanooga when he was a young man. It was a all day trip. They would have several flat tires along the way, and would have to patch them before they could continue. I think life in the old days is interesting.

Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
I know that the God is not going to let anything come my way, that God and I can’t handle together.

Quote of the Day
He who cannot forgive, breaks the bridge
over which he himself must pass.
~George Herbert

Joke of the Day

Because they had no reservations at a busy restaurant, an elderly neighbor and his wife were told there would be a 45-minute wait for a table.

'Young man, we're both 90 years old, ' the husband said ..'We may not have 45 minutes.'

They were seated immediately.


The reason Politicians  try so hard to get re-elected is that they would 'hate' to have to make a living under the laws they've passed. 

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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Birds and Music

Birds on the Wires
Ever notice birds on the wires? Jarbas Agnelli saw a picture in a newspaper of birds on the electric wires. Then the photo was made into music. Just watch this video…

That’s interesting and quite unique.

Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
Do you worry? Some people say it doesn’t do you any good, but I think it does. Because most of what I worry about never happens.

Quote of the Day
Patience is also a form of action.
~Auguste Rodin

Joke of the Day

Tom was in the ten item express lane at the store quietly fuming.  Completely ignoring the sign, the woman ahead of him had slipped into the check-out line pushing a cart piled high with groceries.

Imagine Tom’s delight when the cashier beckoned the woman to come forward looked into the cart and asked sweetly, 'So which ten items would you like to buy?'

Wouldn't it be great if that really happened? Maybe people would learn. 

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Monday, August 16, 2010

Old Trucks

From the 1950s
I ran across an interesting website a few days ago. It’s the John Jurkowski Collection of pictures of different trucks which were in use in the 1950s. If you like old autos and trucks you’ll like looking at John’s collection.

Here’s a sample…Jurkowski

Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
Maybe you are not able to exercise for health of body. But no matter your condition you can exercise your mind and your prayer life. And always exercise caution.

Quote of the Day
A promise is a cloud; fulfillment is rain.
~Arabian Proverb

Joke of the Day

Wife: 'You always carry my photo in your wallet.  Why?'

Hubby: 'When there is a problem, no matter how great, I look at your picture and the problem disappears.'

Wife: 'You see how miraculous and powerful I am for you?'

Hubby: 'Yes! I see your picture and ask myself what other problem can there be greater than this one?'

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Saturday, August 14, 2010

Is Good Enough, Good Enough?

Good Enough
I’ve heard myself say this word several times in the past few weeks. I’ve had a friend helping do some work around this house. And I remember saying, “That’s good enough.”

When I was employed at Eastman, you had to be careful that you were not a perfectionist. You had to get the 90% and let the 10% go, or you would not get anything accomplished due to deadlines, etc.

But when we think about our spiritual life, good enough is not good enough. We’ve got to give the 100%. Here’s the poem I read that caused me to be thinking about “good enough”.

Good Enough

My son beware of " good enough,"
It isn't made of sterling stuff;
It's something any man can do,
It marks the many from the few,
It has no merit to the eye,
It's something any man can buy,
It's name is but a sham and bluff,
For it is never " good enough ".

With " good enough " the shirkers stop,
In every factory and shop;
With " good enough " the failures rest,
And lose to men who give their best;
With " good enough " the car breaks down,
And men fall short of high renown.
My son, remember and be wise,
In " good enough " disaster lies.

With " good enough " have ships been wrecked,
The forward march of armies checked,
Great buildings burned and fortunes lost;
Nor can the world compute the cost,
In life and money it has paid,
Because at " good enough " men stayed.
Who stops at " good enough " shall find,
Success has left him far behind.

There is no " good enough " that's short,
Of what you can do and you ought.
The flaw which may escape the eye,
And temporarily get you by,
Shall weaken underneath the strain,
And wreck the ship or car or train,
For this is true of men and stuff-
Only the best is " good enough"

~ Edgar Guest


Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
When you stop to think,
don’t forget to start up again.

Quote of the Day
Do not repeat anything you will not sign your name to.
~Author Unknown

Joke of the Day

A young couple moved into a new neighborhood

The next morning while they were eating breakfast the young woman saw her neighbor hanging the wash outside. 'That laundry is not very clean,' she said. 'She doesn't know how to wash correctly. Perhaps she needs better laundry soap.'

Her husband looked on, but remained silent.

Every time her neighbor would hang her wash to dry, the young woman would make the same comments.

About one month later, the woman was surprised to see a nice clean wash on the line and said to her husband, 'Look, she has learned how to wash correctly. I wonder who taught her this.'

The husband said, 'I got up early this morning and
Cleaned our windows.'

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Friday, August 13, 2010

Friday the 13th

13th Unlucky Day?
BlackCat When Friday the 13th comes on Friday, you better watch out. Be careful today. Be extra safe. Watch out for black cats, don’t walk under ladders, and be extra kind to everyone.

Just kidding. I am not superstitious. Are you? Friday the 13th is just another day to me, but I read where approximately 20 million people in the United States are affected by Friday 13th. Some are so paralyzed by fear of this day that they avoid their normal routines.

We can’t avoid it. It will occur at least once each year and sometime as many as three times a year.

I hope you have some luck today. Good Luck! 
Happy Friday the 13th!

Fish Tale
Doug and I went fishing yesterday to South Holston Lake in search of some Lake Trout. We left home around 6:45 am and made a brief stop at McDonalds for a breakfast sandwich, before getting on the lake around 8:00 am.

We had not been fishing very long before we had hits on two rods simultaneously. We’re both cranking in fish while we try to steer the boat and net the fish. We lost one and got one of these in the cooler. By 10:00 am we had our limit of 4 nice lake trout. The largest was over 4 pounds. We also released 3 or 4 smaller fish. We came home early. 

Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
A good thought: Learning is for the mind,
like food is for the body.

Quote of the Day
Do not repeat anything you will not sign your name to.
~Author Unknown

Joke of the Day

A minister waited in line to have his car filled with gas just before a long holiday weekend.  The attendant worked quickly, but there were many cars ahead of him.  Finally, the attendant motioned him toward a vacant pump.  'Reverend,' said the young man, 'I'm so sorry about the delay.  It seems as if everyone waits until the last minute to get ready for a long trip.'  The minister chuckled, 'I know what you mean.  It's the same in my business.'


People want the front of the bus, the back of the church, and the center of attention.

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Thursday, August 12, 2010

Why? Just Bored Maybe

Funny GIF files
A good friend sent me some funny GIF files that have no purpose except maybe to get a chuckle. Why were they created. Don’t know. But maybe some computer experts got bored.

A dog yo-yos.


Watch the following one closely…


When will he run out of gas? Van 

Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
Life can be very happy and enjoyable if we have something interesting to do, someone to love, and something to look forward to.

Quote of the Day
The devil takes a hand in what is done in haste.
~Turkish Proverb

Joke of the Day

'Somebody has said there are only two kinds of people in the world. There are those who wake up in the morning and say, 'Good morning, Lord,' and there are those who wake up in the morning and say, 'Good Lord, it's morning.'


A minister parked his car in a no-parking zone in a large city because he was short of time and couldn't find a space with a meter.  Then he put a note under the windshield wiper that read: 'I have circled the block 10 times.  If I don't park here, I'll miss my appointment.  Forgive us our trespasses.'  

When he returned, he found a citation from a police officer along with this note 'I've circled this block for 10 years.  If I don't give you a ticket I'll lose my job.  Lead us not into temptation.' 

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