Monday, February 28, 2011

I’m Not Really Sure What That Means

QmarkThe following came from my next door neighbor, Ken. I thought I would share with you today. (I took the liberty to omit some of the items.)

For Those Who Love The Philosophy Of Ambiguity, As Well As The Idiosyncrasies Of English: The Philosophy of Ambiguity

  • Don't sweat the petty things and don't pet the sweaty things.
  • One tequila, two tequila, three tequila, floor.
  • Atheism is a non-prophet organization.
  • If man evolved from monkeys and apes, why do we still have monkeys and apes?
  • I went to a bookstore and asked the saleswoman, "Where's the self- help section?" she said if she told me, it would defeat the purpose.
  • What if there were no hypothetical questions?
  • If a deaf child signs swear words, does his mother wash his hands with soap?
  • If someone with multiple personalities threatens to kill himself, is it considered a hostage situation?
  • Is there another word for synonym?
  • Where do forest rangers go to "get away from it all?"
  • What do you do when you see an endangered animal eating an endangered plant?
  • Would a fly without wings be called a walk?
  • Why do they lock gas station bathrooms? Are they afraid someone will clean them?
  • If a turtle doesn't have a shell, is he homeless or naked?
  • Can vegetarians eat animal crackers?
  • If the police arrest a mime, do they tell him he has the right to remain silent?
  • Why do they put braille on the drive-through bank machines?
  • How do they get deer to cross the road only at those yellow road signs?
  • What was the best thing before sliced bread?
  • One nice thing about egotists: they don't talk about other people.
  • How is it possible to have a civil war?
  • If you ate both pasta and antipasto, would you still be hungry?
  • If you try to fail, and succeed, which have you done?
  • Whose cruel idea was it for the word 'lisp' to have 's' in it?
  • Why is it called tourist season if we can't shoot at them?
  • Why is there an expiration date on sour cream?
  • If you spin an oriental person in a circle three times, do they become disoriented?
  • Can an atheist get insurance against acts of God?
Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
My wishes for you today are enough luck to make you feel good, enough trials to help you remain strong, a few tears to remain human, and enough hope to keep you happy.

Quote of the Day
Between saying and doing many
a pair of shoes is worn out.
~Italian Proverb
Joke of the Day

A man placed some flowers on the grave of his departed mother and started back for his car, parked on the cemetery road. His attention was diverted to a man kneeling at a grave.

The man seemed to be praying with profound intensity, and kept repeating, "Why did you die? Why did you die?"

The first man approached him and said, "Sir, I don't want to interfere with your private grief, but this demonstration of hurt and pain is more than I've ever seen before. For whom do you mourn so deeply? Your Child? A parent? Who, may I ask, lies in that grave?"

The mourner answered, "My wife's first husband! ... Why did you die? Why did you die?"

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Saturday, February 26, 2011

Privacy Warning

GPS Issues
The fact that these smart phones have GPS info which is included with any picture you take. If you post that picture on the web (Facebook, Twitter, or a blog) anyone can find out exactly where the picture was taken.

For example, say you are a fisherman and you buy a new bass boat that you are proud of… so you post a picture of it on Facebook. Now some lowlife sees that picture and decides he would like to steal it. He just goes to your house (because the location is stored with the picture) and hooks up your new boat up and pulls off with it. You may have told him on Facebook when you would be leaving home, and this makes it easier for him. Get the idea? Be careful out there!

Watch this video to get more information. And. many thanks to Faye for sending me this warning.

Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
There’s lots of bad guys out there trying to take advantage of honest people. Be careful. Protect your family. Put safety first in everything you do.

Quote of the Day
It takes 8,460 bolts to assemble an automobile,
and one nut to scatter it all over the road.
~Author Unknown
Joke of the Day

One day, a cowboy rode into a Wild, Wild West town. The people in the town love to play jokes on visitors. After tying his horse to the pole outside a bar, the cowboy went in. "A cup of milk please." he said to the bartender.

After drinking, he went out, only to find his horse missing. Knowing that the villagers did it, he went back into the bar and said to everybody," I am going to have another drink and when I finish it, I want to see my horse outside! Or else, I will have to do what I did in Texas - HERE!"

The people were very frightened. When he finished his drink, he went outside and saw his horse. The villagers had put it back. Curious, the bartender asked the cowboy,” What did you do in Texas?"

The Cowboy replied, "Well, I had to walk home.”

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Friday, February 25, 2011

Where Is Our Money?

Federal Oversight?
When I was young I was gullible. I used to think the government knew what is was doing. Here's an eye opener, watch this.

House Democrat Alan Grayson is a former prosecutor. The lady he is questioning is Elizabeth Coleman, Inspector General of the Federal Reserve.

The issue is oversight pertaining to the ever-expanding out of balance sheet of the Fed.  You will be absolutely stunned  by this short video clip!

Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
I thought this was funny. Good Old Maxine:
Last night, my kids and I were sitting in the living room and I said to them, "I never want to live in a vegetative state, dependent on some machine and fluids from a bottle . If that ever happens,
just pull the plug ."

They got up, unplugged the Computer, and threw out my Pepsi .
They are SO on my list  . . .
Yeah, that’s funny. Just remember that everyone needs a living will.

Quote of the Day
If Columbus had an advisory committee he would probably still be at the dock.
~Arthur Goldberg
Joke of the Day

Judge: Haven’t I seen you before?

Man: Yes, Your Honor. I taught your daughter how to play the drums.

Judge: Twenty years!


“Have you got any kittens going cheap?” Asked a customer in a pet shop.

“No, sir,” replied the owner. “All our kittens go “Meow.”

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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Knee Update

X-Rays Show Before & After
I’ve go some interesting pictures to show you today. The following are photos of X-rays of my left knee. The “After” X-rays were made on January 19, 2011. The “Before” X-rays were made sometime prior to November, 2010.

Before Knee Replacement

After Knee

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I go back to see the surgeon in 6 months, and at that time we will set a date for surgery of my right knee.

Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
It pays to keep an eye out for some adventures in life that await you. They might be just around the corner. Enjoy every adventure and remember that life is beautiful and precious.

Quote of the Day
Don't think you're on the right road
just because it’s a well-beaten path.
~Author Unknown
Joke of the Day

John received a free ticket to the Super Bowl. Unfortunately. John's seat was in the last row in the corner of the stadium. He was closer to the Goodyear Blimp than the stadium. He noticed an empty seat 10 rows up from the 50-yard line. He decides to make his way to the empty seat.

As he sits down he asks the man next to him if anyone is sitting there. The man told him no, it was empty. John is very excited to have a seat like this at a Super Bowl and asks why in the world no one is using it?

The man replied that it was his wife's seat but she passed away. He said this was the first Super Bowl that they have not attended together since they were married in 1968.

John said that it was really sad and asked if he couldn't find someone, a relative or a close friend to take the seat?

"No" replied the man, "They're at her funeral!"

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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

New Army AAI Rifle

Good For Our US Troops
NewHere’s picture of a new rifle that is supposed to be a “game changer”. It’s being deployed in Afghanistan to help in the war on terror.

bulletIt has a range of 2,300 feet and shoots smart bullets that have the force of a hand grenade. You can shoot it in a window and have it explode 1 meter inside the window. The bullets look like this second picture, but have tremendous force and cost less than $16 to produce, much cheaper than a missile. Read here for more info:

Last Weekend 
Last Friday night we had visitors. Mandy and Alex came for a skiing trip to NC. They stayed with us over the weekend. Sylvia came with them, and a couple of Mandy’s friends (Lori and Janice) joined them at our house. We had a great time. We were having 60 degree days but they were still making snow at Sugar and Beech Mountains. Janice has a blog, and thought it was interesting what she wrote on Monday about Grandmother and Granddaddy:

Good Ol Southern Living

I hope you check it out.

Knee Update 
I’ll tell you without hesitating my total knee replacement (left knee) was a 100% success. I have now officially completed physical therapy, having reached full range of motion and 100% strength. I’m happy, but I wish the other knee was already replaced. Today I go back to my knee surgeon. I suspect he will release me, but we will talk about my right knee. I would like to get it done in October.

Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
Pray for the world leaders
and for our troops that are in harms way.

When seconds count,
the cops are just minutes away.


Quote of the Day
Man is the only kind of varmint sets his own trap,
baits it, then steps in it.
~John Steinbeck
Joke of the Day

A married couple was celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary. At the party everybody wanted to know how they managed to stay married so long in this day and age.

The husband responded "When we were first married we came to an agreement. I would make all the major decisions and my wife would make all the minor decisions. And in 60 years of marriage we have never needed to make a major decision."

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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Terrific Illusion

This is Awesome
I’ve always enjoyed magicians and their illusions. The one I’m sharing with you today is one of the top 2-3 that defy all logic. I hope you enjoy. If you have any idea on how they accomplish this, let me know.

In North East Tennessee
We’re having more warm weather this week. It is supposed to be in the mid to high 50s each day, but looks like some rain on Thursday & Friday. Maybe winter is over?

Don’t forget to go check on my Dad at Dad’s Tomato Garden Journal. He’s 97 and has a mind like a steel trap.

Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
The devil shows us lots of temptations,
but never in the light of eternity.

Quote of the Day
Trust your own instinct.  Your mistakes might as well be your own, instead of someone else's.
~Billy Wilder
Joke of the Day

A good laugh, even if you’re NOT over 50!

When I bought my Blackberry I thought about the 30-year business I ran with 1800 employees, all without a cell phone that plays music, takes videos, pictures and communicates with Facebook and Twitter. I signed up under duress for Twitter and Facebook, so my seven kids, their spouses, 13 grandkids and 2 great grand kids could communicate with me in the modern way. I figured I could handle something as simple as Twitter with only 140 characters of space.

That was before one of my grandkids hooked me up for Tweeter, Tweetree, Twhirl, Twitterfon, Tweetie and Twittererific Tweetdeck, Twitpix and something that sends every message to my cell phone and every other program within the texting world.

My phone was beeping every three minutes with the details of everything except the bowel movements of the entire next generation. I am not ready to live like this. I keep my cell phone in the garage in my golf bag.

The kids bought me a GPS for my last birthday because they say I get lost every now and then going over to the grocery store or library. I keep that in a box under my tool bench with the Blue tooth [it's red] phone I am supposed to use when I drive. I wore it once and was standing in line at Barnes and Noble talking to my wife and everyone in the nearest 50 yards was glaring at me. I had to take my hearing aid out to use it, and I got a little loud.

I mean the GPS looked pretty smart on my dash board, but the lady inside that gadget was the most annoying, rudest person I had run into in a long time. Every 10 minutes, she would sarcastically say, "Re-calc-ul-ating."  You would think that she could be nicer. It was like she could barely tolerate me. She would let go with a deep sigh and then tell me to make a U-turn at the next light. Then if I made a right turn instead…well, it was not a good relationship.

When I get really lost now, I call my wife and tell her the name of the cross streets and while she is starting to develop the same tone as Gypsy, the GPS lady, at least she loves me.

To be perfectly frank, I am still trying to learn how to use the cordless phones in our house. We have had them for 4 years, but I still haven't figured out how I can lose three phones all at once and have run around digging under chair cushions and checking bathrooms and the dirty laundry baskets when the phone rings.

The world is just getting too complex for me. They even mess me up every time I go to the grocery store. You would think they could settle on something themselves but this sudden "Paper or Plastic?" every time I check out just knocks me for a loop. I bought some of those cloth reusable bags to avoid looking confused, but I never remember to take them in with me.

Now I toss it back to them. When they ask me, "Paper or Plastic?" I just say, "Doesn't matter to me. I am bi-sacksual."  Then it's their turn to stare at me with a blank look.

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Monday, February 21, 2011

Budget Cuts

Just How Much is $100 Million
A young man puts things in perspective. Watch this video to see what a $100 Million budget cut means. It will surprise you.

Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
The days are getting longer. The daffodils are up about 2 inches in the back yard. We’ve having some warm days. These are some of nature’s hints that Spring time is not far away. That’s good news.
BUT we’re likely to some a big snow or two, and some really cold weather before Spring. Don’t worry, it is coming and we will enjoy the beauty and warmth of another Spring soon.

Quote of the Day
There is a very easy way to return from a casino with a small fortune:  go there with a large one. 
~Jack Yelton
Joke of the Day

A doctor made it his regular habit to stop off at a bar for a hazelnut daiquiri on his way home. The bartender knew of his habit, and would always have the drink waiting at precisely 5:03 p.m.

One afternoon, as the end of the work day approached, the bartender was dismayed to find that he was out of hazelnut extract. Thinking quickly, he threw together a daiquiri made with hickory nuts and set it on the bar.

The doctor came in at his regular time, took one sip of the drink and exclaimed, "This isn't a hazelnut daiquiri!"

"No, I'm sorry," replied the bartender. "It's a hickory daiquiri, Doc."

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Saturday, February 19, 2011

Getting Older

Don’t Worry, Keeping Going!
Here’s a most interesting video that may change your perspective of old age. As we age we are not supposed to just quit. Keep going. Do what you enjoy. Do not become a couch potato… Watch this…

Okay, now let’s get started, gang!

Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
Life at most is very brief. Make the most of your time. Remember the BIBLE…
it means Basic Instruction Before Leaving Earth.

Quote of the Day
Men talk of killing time, while time quietly kills them. 
~Dion Boucicault
Joke of the Day

The new army recruit was serving his first guard duty. He did his best for a while but about 5 a.m. she went to sleep. When he opened his eyes he found the day officer standing before him.

Remembering the stiff penalty for being asleep on guard duty, this clever young man kept his head bowed for another moment, then looked upward and reverently said, “A-a-a-men!”

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Friday, February 18, 2011

Photos from Space

Beautiful Photos
My friend Allen in Florida send me a nice link to view some photos taken from the International Space Station. They are truly incredible. Enjoy by clicking on the picture below:


Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
We’re looking forward to having some family visit us this weekend. Mandy and Alex are coming to stay with us while they do some skiing in North Carolina.
Sylvia is coming with them, and some friends from
Washington DC are also going to be with us.
We’ll have a grand time!!!

Quote of the Day
The only way to make a man trustworthy is to trust him.
~Henry L. Stimson
Joke of the Day

Two guys are hiking in the forest when they suddenly come across a big Grizzly bear! The one guy takes off his hiking boots and puts on some running shoes!

His friend says to him "You're crazy! There's no use, do you know how fast Grizzlies are, you'll never be able to out run it!" and the guy says, "I only have to out run you!"

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Thursday, February 17, 2011

Check Yourself

A Man in the Beans
Here’s the deal. The idea is to find the man in the coffee beans as soon as you can. Here’s a picture of a bunch of coffee beans. See if you can find him. image001

The following was included in the email that was sent to me with the picture: “Doctors have concluded that if you find the man in the coffee beans in 3 seconds, the right half of your brain is better developed than most people. If you find the man between 3 seconds and 1 minute, the right half of the brain is developed normally. If you find the man between 1 minute and 3 minutes, then the right half of your brain is functioning  slowly and you need to eat more protein. If you have not found the man after 3 minutes, the advice is to look for more of this type of exercise to make that part of the brain stronger!!!”

And, yes, the man is really there!!

Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
It pays to keep your brain as well as your body active. We must exercise in order to have health. Exercise for the brain is just as important as exercise for the body. For the brain play games and work puzzles. For the body, walk or ride an exercise bike. Keep those brain cells, arms and legs moving. You’ll be glad you did.

Quote of the Day
The trouble about man is twofold.  He cannot learn truths which are too complicated; he forgets truths which are too simple. 
~Rebecca West
Joke of the Day

A policeman brought four boys before a judge. 
"They were causing an awful lot of commotion at the zoo, your Honor," he said.

"Boys," said the judge sternly, "I never like to hear reports of juvenile delinquency. Now I want each of you to tell me your name and what you were doing wrong."

"My name is George," said the first boy, "and I threw peanuts into the elephant pen."

"My name is Pete," said the second boy, "and I threw peanuts into the elephant pen."

"My name is Mike," said the third boy, "and I threw peanuts into the elephant pen."

"My name is Peanuts," said the fourth boy.

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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Warning! New Way to Pick Your Pocket

New Ways to Rob
As technology progresses so does the techniques used by thieves  and crooks. Information on our computer and cell phones is at risk. Now someone can walk close to you and steal your credit card information. You should watch this video to better understand what they can do to you.

I Like the Weather Forecast

For this week the weather forecast for NE Tennessee is much to my liking. Each day is supposed to close to 60 degrees or a little warmer. How about that?

Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
Be careful out in this cruel world.
There are people trying to take advantage of you and steal your money and/or possessions.

Take precautions with your valuables, but remember your life and the lives of your loved ones are your most valuable possessions.

Quote of the Day
We can be Knowledgeable with other men's knowledge, but we cannot be wise with other men's wisdom. 
~Michel de Montaigne
Joke of the Day

A funny true story…

One day my mother was out and my dad was in charge of me. I was maybe 2 1/2 years old and had just recovered from an accident.

Someone had given me a little 'tea set' as a get-well gift and it was one of my favorite toys.

Daddy was in the living room engrossed in the evening news when I brought Daddy a little cup of 'tea',  Which was just water. After several cups of tea and lots of praise for such yummy tea, my Mom came home. My Dad made her wait in the living room to watch me bring him a cup of tea, because it was 'just the  Cutest thing!'    

My Mom waited, and sure enough, here I come down the hall with a cup of tea for Daddy and she watches him drink it  up. 

Then she says, (as only a mother would know), “Did it ever occur to you that the only place that baby can reach to get water is the toilet?”

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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

The 1950s

A Wonderful and Simple Time Period
I received a 1950s E-Mail. I have no idea who put this together, but it is wonderful!! Read on and think back to the good old days…

The Land That Made Me, Me

Long ago and far away, in a land that time forgot, Before the days of Dylan , or the dawn of Camelot. There lived a race of innocents, and they were you and me, 01

For Ike was in the White House in that land where we were born, Where navels were for oranges, and  Peyton Place was porn.


We learned to gut a 02muffler, we washed our hair at dawn, We spread our crinolines to dry in circles on the lawn..

We longed for love and romance, and waited for our Prince, And Eddie Fisher married Liz , and no one's seen him since.

04We danced to 'Little Darlin,' and sang to 'Stagger Lee' And cried for Buddy Holly in the Land That Made Me, Me.

Only girls wore earrings then, and 3 was one too many, And only boys wore flat-top cuts, except for Jean McKinney.

05And only in our wildest dreams did we expect to see A boy named George with Lipstick, in the Land That Made Me, Me.

We fell for Frankie Avalon , Annette was oh, so nice, And when they made a movie, they never made it twice..

08We didn't have a Star Trek Five, or Psycho Two and Three, Or Rocky-Rambo Twenty in the Land That Made Me, Me.

Miss Kitty had a heart of gold, and Chester had a limp, And Reagan was a Democrat whose co-star was a chimp.

We had a Mr. Wizard, but not a Mr. T, And Oprah couldn't talk yet, in the Land That Made Me, Me. We had our share of heroes, we never thought they'd go, At least not Bobby Darin, or Marilyn Monroe.

12For youth was still eternal, and life was yet to be, And Elvis was forever in the Land That Made Me, Me.

We'd never seen the rock band that was Grateful to be Dead, And Airplanes weren't named Jefferson, and Zeppelins were not Led.

18And Beatles lived in gardens then, and Monkeys lived in trees, Madonna was Mary in the Land That Made Me, Me.

We'd never heard of microwaves, or telephones in cars, And babies might be bottle-fed, but they were not grown in jars.

20And pumping iron got wrinkles out, and 'gay' meant fancy-free, And dorms were never co-ed in the Land That Made Me, Me.

22We hadn't seen enough of jets to talk about the lag, And microchips were what was left at the bottom of the bag.

And hardware was a box of nails, and bytes came from a flea, And rocket ships were fiction in the Land That Made Me, Me.

23Buicks came with portholes, and side shows came with freaks, And bathing suits came big enough to cover both your cheeks.

And Coke came just in bottles, and skirts below the knee, And Castro came to power near the Land That Made Me, Me.

10We had no Crest with Fluoride, we had no Hill Street Blues, We had no patterned pantyhose or Lipton herbal tea Or prime-time ads for those dysfunctions in the Land That Made Me, Me.

There were no golden arches, no Perrier to chill, And fish were not called Wanda, and cats were not called Bill.

And middle-aged was 35 and old was forty-three, And ancient were our parents in the Land That Made Me, Me.

03But all things have a season, or so we've heard them say, And now instead of Maybelline we swear by Retin-A. They send us invitations to join AARP, We've come a long way, baby, from the Land That Made Me, Me.

09So now we face a brave new world in slightly larger jeans, And wonder why they're using smaller print in magazines. And we tell our children's children of the way it used to be, Long ago and far away in the Land That Made Me, Me.

If you didn't grow up in the fifties, you missed the greatest time in history, Hope you enjoyed this read as much as I did. If So, tells others about it.

My Valentine                            Picture Taken Feb. 14, 2011
heart1IMG_3947Yesterday, Beverly and I unanimously agreed to be each other’s Valentine again this year. As you might know, we are expecting our 50th Wedding Anniversary this year on June 8. Here’s Beverly holding a dozen roses. --->


Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
The 1950s made me, me. It was a wonderful time. I remember day dreaming that if  could ever get a job and make $100 a week, then I would be rich.
In the 1950s opportunity was everywhere, but you had to be willing to work (just like today).

Quote of the Day
Don't knock the weather; nine-tenths of the people couldn't start a conversation if it didn't change
once in a while. 
~Kin Hubbard
Joke of the Day

Three old men had died and went to heaven. before they could go in they met St. Peter at the gates.

St. Peter told them that before I let you pass you are given 3 choices of transportation a skateboard, bike, and a new Cadillac. depending on how faithful you were to your life.

The first man walks up and St. Peter gave him the bicycle and sent him on his way.

The second guy gets a bicycle too.

Sometime later they are riding their bikes, and one yells to the other, “Look there goes our preacher on a skateboard!”


… And some wedding humor …

The Irish lass was disappointed with the engagement ring from her fiancé because it was a sham rock.


When the TV repairman got married the reception was excellent.


It was an emotional wedding. Even the cake was in tiers.

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Monday, February 14, 2011

Today is Valentine’s Day

heart1The 14th of February
The day for letting your sweetheart know how much you love them. When I think of candyValentine’s day I think of heart shaped boxes of candy, Valentine cards of all sizes and shapes, and those little heart shaped candies with words of love on them.

Here’s a typical Valentine’s card circa the 1950s. Do you remember them.


peanut2I also think about Charlie Brown on Valentine’s Day. the other day he was hoping to get a Valentine card from little red-haired girl. He likes her so much, but has never had the nerve to even speak to her.

heart1I’m hoping this year that the little red-haired girl will tell Charlie Brown that she wants him to be her Valentine! I also hope that this year that Charlie Brown’s baseball team will win a game. Wouldn’t that be great? I’m dreaming… I must be a knucklehead.

Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
Happy Valentine’s Day to all the girls in my life, but especially to my darling wife, Beverly. I love her dearly.

Quote of the Day
We would frequently be ashamed of our good deeds if people saw all of the motives that produced them.
~La Rochefoucauld, Maxims, 1665
Joke of the Day

One  day an old German Shepherd starts chasing rabbits and before long, discovers that he's lost. Wandering about, he notices a panther heading  rapidly in his direction with the intention of having lunch. The  old German Shepherd thinks, "Uh, oh! I'm in deep trouble  now!"

Noticing  some bones on the ground close by, he immediately settles down to chew  on the bones with his back to the approaching cat. Just as the panther  is about to leap, the old German Shepherd exclaims  loudly, "Boy,  that was one delicious panther! I wonder, if there are any more around  here?"

Hearing this, the young panther halts his attack in mid-strike,  a look of terror comes over him and he slinks away into the  trees. "Whew!,"  says the panther, "That was close! That old German Shepherd nearly had me!"

Meanwhile, a squirrel who had been watching the whole scene from a nearby tree, figures he can put this knowledge to good use and trade it for protection from the panther. So, off he goes. The squirrel soon catches up with the panther, spills the beans and strikes a deal for himself with the panther. The young panther is furious  at being made a fool of and says, "Here, squirrel, hop on my back and  see what's going to happen to that conniving canine!"

Now, the  old German Shepherd sees the panther coming with the squirrel on his  back and thinks, "What am I going to do now?," but instead of running,  the dog sits down with his back to his attackers, pretending he hasn't seen them yet, and just when they get close enough to hear, the old German Shepherd says..."Where's  that squirrel? I sent him off an hour ago to bring me another panther."

(Us old dogs are pretty smart.)

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Saturday, February 12, 2011

Honest Abe

Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday
Today, February 12, is the anniversary of President Lincoln’s birthday. He was born in 1809 and is revered as one of best presidents this United States of America has ever had. Here’s a nice video that summarizes his life and fame.

Also, you can read more about this President here on Wikipedia: Abe Lincoln

Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
Abe Lincoln is known for his honesty.
Honesty is a important trait for human beings. Honesty promotes trust that others put in us and enables us to be responsible people.
There is at least two sides to honesty. (1) One being honest with others. (2) The other is being honest with ourselves. I think we can be very honest with others, but often be dishonest with ourselves. That means we’re unwilling to admit our personal faults and weaknesses. If we don’t admit to them we will not work toward correction.

Guard against Conceit & Pride.

Quote of the Day
Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.
~Ronal Reagan
Joke of the Day

Joe, a notoriously bad golfer, hits his ball off the first tee and watches as it slices to the right and disappears through an open window. Figuring that's the end of it, he gets another ball out of his bag and plays on.

On the eighth hole, a police officer walks up to Joe on the course and says, "Did you hit a golf ball through a window back there?"

Joe says, "Yes I did."

"Well," says the police officer, "it knocked a lamp over, scaring the dog, which raced out of the house onto the highway. A driver rammed into a brick wall to avoid the dog, sending three people to hospital. And it's all because you sliced the ball."

"Oh my goodness," says Joe, "is there anything I can do?"
"Yes there is," the cop says.

"Try keeping your head down and close up your stance a bit."

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