Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Heart Cath Pictures

On May 28, 2011
These two shots were made by my doctor, Dr. H. Ladley. The first one is before the stent was placed in my heart, and the second one was after. I thought they were very interesting.

In the center
of the red
circle you can
see the blockage causing 
restriction in blood flow.
This picture shows the heart after stent was inserted. The blockage is gone.
After Scan

Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
I’m glad to be home and thankful they were able to repair this old heart of mine. I’m thankful for the good doctors we have that dedicate themselves to helping others. We are very fortunate in our country.

Quote of the Day
The greatest wealth is health.

Joke of the Day

Jack Daniels Fishing Story from a Southern Man

I went fishing this morning but after a short time I ran out of worms. Then I saw a cottonmouth with a frog in his mouth. Frogs are good bass bait. Knowing the snake couldn't bite me with the frog in his mouth I grabbed him right behind the head, took the frog, and put it in my bait bucket.

JackNow the dilemma was how to release the snake without getting bitten. So, I grabbed my bottle of Jack Daniels and poured a little whiskey in its mouth. His eyes rolled back, he went limp. I released him into the lake without incident and carried on fishing using the frog.

A little later, I felt a nudge on my foot. There was that same snake with two frogs in his mouth.

Life is good in the South.

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Monday, May 30, 2011

Home From the Hospital

I just arrived home from the hospital. It felt so good to walk outside and feel that warm sunshine.

I’m feeling great after that last bump in the road. I go back to my family doctor in 2 weeks, and see my heart doctor in about 3 months.

I’m supposed to “take in easy’ for the next couple of weeks, then I can start back at the gym doing my cardio and weight exercise.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Heart Attack!

Tennessee Granddaddy is on the hospital. I had a little heart attack. I had a 95% blockage. It was repaired with a stent Saturday afternoon late.

I'm feel great. I go home tomorrow.

TG says: When it rains it pours.

...from Jim's Motorola Droid

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Slowing Down

My Last Saturday Post
I’ve decided to only do my blog post for 5 days a week instead of six. So today will be my last Saturday post for a while.

Sad and Worried
We are saddened today to learn that Alex’s father passed away. Our thoughts and prayers go out to him and his family. (Alex is Mandy’s husband. Mandy is our granddaughter.)

We are also worried about Dad, He has some severe swelling in one of his legs. You may learn more about his health at his blog, Dad’s Tomato Garden Journal.

Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
Going to church doesn't make you a Christian any more than standing in a garage makes you a car.

Quote of the Day
Never say, "oops."  Always say, "Ah, interesting."
~Author Unknown

Joke of the Day

Florida Court Sets Atheist Holy Day!

In Florida , an atheist created a case against Easter and Passover Holy days. He hired an attorney to bring a discrimination case against Christians and Jews and observances of their holy days. The argument was that it was unfair that atheists had no such recognized days.

The case was brought before a judge. After listening to the passionate presentation by the lawyer, the judge banged his gavel declaring," Case dismissed!"

The lawyer immediately stood objecting to the ruling saying, "Your Honor, How can you possibly dismiss this case? The Christians have Christmas, Easter and others. The Jews have Passover, Yom Kippur and Hanukkah, yet my client and all other atheists have no such holidays..."

The judge leaned forward in his chair saying, "But you do. Your client, counsel, is woefully ignorant."

The lawyer said, "Your Honor, we are unaware of any special observance or holiday for atheists."

The judge said, "The calendar says April 1st is April Fools Day. Psalm 14:1 states, 'The fool says in his heart, there is no God.' Thus, It is the opinion of this court, that, if your client says there is no God, then he is a fool. Therefore, April 1st is his day.

Court is adjourned..."

You love a Judge that knows his scripture!

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Friday, May 27, 2011

An Eventful Day


I can live without this kind of excitement.

Car Accident
Yesterday morning there was a bad accident about a block from where we live. A SUV hit a power pole and sheared it off at the ground, and the SU
V ended upside down. I don’t think anyone was seriously injured, but I am not sure. We lost our electricity again. It took quite a while to clean up the mess, set a new pole, and restring the power lines. I would g
uess the power was off from 6-7 hours. Here’s a picture.

Beverly and I were in Johnson City having dinner when my cell phone rang. It was Ralph, my fishing buddy who now lives in Sevierville, TN. He told me that he had just he
ard the a tornado had hit Greeneville, TN and was heading directly for Colonial Heights (our neighborhood).

We were finished eating so we started the drive home on I26. When we exited the interstate the hail began hammering our vehicle. We found a little shelter under an underpass. We waited and the storm finally passed over and you could see the sun coming out. We drove home to see what we would find.

When we drove up here’s what the front lawn looked like.

Beverly got a handful of hail from the lawn for this picture.
The bed where we had planted our rose bushes was almost white with hail.

We really don’t know if we had any serious damage. Today we can take a closer look at our car, the boat, and the house (roof, windows, screens) to learn if we have any reportable damage.

What a day! Whew!

Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
Someone gave me a little nugget of wisdom:

“Man came from dust & goes back to dust
but is so proud.
Jesus came from Heaven & returned to heaven
yet is so humble.”

Quote of the Day
I used to love night best but the older I get the more treasures and hope and joy I find in mornings.
~Terri Guillemets

Joke of the Day

A man wrote a letter to a small hotel in a Midwest town he planned to visit on his vacation. He wrote, "I would very much like to bring my dog with me. He is well groomed and very well behaved. Would you be willing to permit me to keep him in my room with me at night?"

An immediate reply came from the hotel owner, who said, "I've been operating this hotel for many years. In all that time, I've never had a dog steal towels, bedclothes, silverware or pictures off the walls. I've never had to evict a dog in the middle of the night for being drunk and disorderly. and I've never had a dog run out on a hotel bill. Yes, indeed, your dog is welcome at my hotel. And, if your dog will vouch for you, you're welcome to stay here, too."

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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Storm Survivor

Last Sunday
We had a very bad storm. The wind was destructive. I had large limbs down in the front and back yard. As I drove around the neighborhood we found almost every homeowner with trees had one down or limbs in the yard.

A day or so after the storm, Beverly noticed a bird nest in a foster holly that is close to our family room. We had not noticed the nest until after the storm. Here’s a picture of a survivor of the storm. She’s sitting at home on her nest, which I am sure has some eggs.


To me, that beak sure looks like a cardinal. I am not sure, so if anybody knows for sure, let me know what kind of bird this is.

I hope to get more and better pictures as time goes on.

Results of Storm
Here’s a few pictures from our yard, illustrating the tree damage.

This tree is in my neighbor’s yard, but when half of it fell it landed at the edge of our driveway. IMG_0944
Our large oak tree in the front yard lost a good sized limb. IMG_0945
We have an old wagon road bed behind our home. Several limbs fell in the old road bed. (The story goes that at least one president traveled this road on a trip from Washington to parts of Tennessee.) IMG_0948
Tennessee Granddaddy Says:

They say time and time again that money can't buy happiness. I guess I believe that, but It would be nice if I could prove it to myself.
If money won’t buy happiness, it would at least make misery easier to live with.

Quote of the Day
There's music in the sighing of a reed;
There's music in the gushing of a rill;
There's music in all things, if men had ears:
Their earth is but an echo of the spheres.
~Lord Byron


Joke of the Day

Dave and Tom are fishing on a lake. After about an hour when neither of them had a bite, Dave decided to row to the middle part of the lake; where they were very successful.

TOM: This is a great spot for fishing Dave we'll have to mark this spot so we can come back here tomorrow.

DAVE: I know, we'll put an X on the side of the boat to mark the spot.

TOM: Don't be silly Dave that's no good we might have a different boat tomorrow.

(Note: That’s why it pays to own your own boat.)

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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Zachary’s Birthday

Now He Is Ten Years Old
IMG_4085Here’s a few pictures from last Monday. He was one happy boy. Some of these pictures capture his excitement. After the fun, we all got some precious hugs.

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IMG_4092 IMG_4141

Did you notice that there was not a cake? They asked Zachary if he wanted a cake, and he told them no… just chocolate ice cream. He’s just like his Dad, he loves Chocolate ice cream.

New Pictures of Kara & Zachary
The following pictures shows Kara in her school softball uniform and Zachary in his basketball uniform.

Kara2011BB1 ZaachBB1

Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
I used to be indecisive. Now I'm not sure.
Well… maybe? Who knows?

Quote of the Day
I thank you God for this most amazing day, for the leaping greenly spirits of trees, and for the blue dream of sky and for everything which is natural, which is infinite, which is yes.
~e.e. cummings

Joke of the Day

From a passenger ship one can see a bearded man on a small island who is shouting and desperately waving is hands.

"Who is it?" a passenger asks the captain.

"I've no idea. Every year when we pass, he goes mad."


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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Bear Tagging

A Rick Mercer Report
I found the following video very interesting. It involves going to the den of a mother bear and tagging her 3 cubs plus gathering other scientific information.

We have lots of bears in our area, including the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and in the national forests. This video was taken in Canada, but I am guessing black bears are black bears.

Rick is a great host for the video and makes the clip fun to watch. You’ll find it entertaining and educational.

Bear Encounters of the Personal Kind
I’ve encounter bears numerous time in the Great Smoky Mountains. Most were fun sightings, but a couple were more personal.

Picnic at Chimney’s Picnic Area
We used to enjoy picnic outings. Back in 1963 we had set the picnic table. We had fried chicken and lots of good food on the table, when along came Mr. Bear. OK, I told everybody. Don’t worry. I’ll scare it away. But this bear did not scare. He reared up on his hind legs, and I quickly backed away. We ran to the car. There we sat while Mr. Bear got up on the table and had a messy, but undoubtedly, delicious meal.

In My Car!
We parked my 1957 Chevy convertible (with the top down) at the parking lot for the Chimney’s hiking trail. We took a short hike down by the stream. When we returned, there was a crowd of people around my car. Then when I got closer, I saw a bear setting in the front seat. People were laughing, taking pictures, and enjoying the moment. I was not! I think the bear realized I was the owner of the car, as he leaped out when I ran toward the car hollering and waving my arms. He left a mess of drool and cookie crumbs from a BirthdaySnoopyHappyDancebag of snacks we had left in the car.

Zachary’s 10th Birthday 
Yesterday was Zachary’s Birthday. He was 10 years old. We celebrated with him and his family last night. I’ll have some pictures to show you tomorrow. We had fun watching him open his presents and cards. He’s quite a boy!!!

Note: I was not able to announce Zachary’s Birthday in yesterday’s blog because we had a power outage that lasted about 20 hours. It was caused by a bad storm that came through our neighborhood on Sunday evening around 7 PM. We have some large tree limbs down in our yard, so I’ll be busy the next few days cleaning up.

Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
I’ve heard all my life that behind every successful man is his woman. More recently I recognize that behind the fall of a successful man is usually another woman.

Quote of the Day
If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door.
~Milton Berle

Joke of the Day

They say a man has three “rings” in his life:

- Engagement ring
- Wedding ring
- Suffering

But that would also apply to a woman. Right?


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Monday, May 23, 2011

Dining Out

Dogs, No Less
I thought the following video was funny. It gave me some good laughs and I thought it might be good for you too. Enjoy.

Kara and Zachary, have 2 dogs as pets, They are named Oreo and Boo. I just wonder if they have thought about trying something like the above video?

I Like to Eat Out
Yes, I do. I would probably do it more if I could afford the calories and dollars, and if Beverly was agreeable. I have some favorite places I like to visit. Here’s my list, not in any order of preference:

  • Outback Steakhouse
  • Red Lobster
  • O’Charley’s
  • Logan’s Roadhouse
  • Ruby Tuesday
  • Riverfront Seafood (local in Kingsport)

I gotta stop. This is making me hungry!

Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
A bus station is where a bus stops. A train station is where a train stops. Before I retired, my desk was called a work station.

Quote of the Day
A pessimist is one who makes difficulties of his opportunities and an optimist is one who makes opportunities of his difficulties.
~Harry Truman

Joke of the Day

Two football players were taking an important final exam. If they failed, they would be on academic probation and not allowed to play in the Sugar Bowl the following week. The exam was fill-in-the-blank.
The last question read, "Old MacDonald had a _____."

Bubba was stumped. He had no idea of the answer. He knew he needed to get this one right to be sure that he passed. Making sure the professor wasn't watching, he tapped Tiny on the shoulder.

"Pssst. Tiny. What's the answer to the last question?"
Tiny laughed. He looked around to make sure that the professor wasn't looking. Then he then turned to Bubba. "Bubba, you're so dumb. Everyone knows Old MacDonald had a farm."

"Oh yeah," said Bubba. "I remember now." He picked up his No.2 pencil and started to write the answer in the blank. He stopped. Reaching to tap Tiny's shoulder again, he whispered, "Tiny, how do you spell farm?"

"You are really dumb, Bubba. That's so easy. Farm is spelled E-I-E-I-O."


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Saturday, May 21, 2011

Fried Chicken

Just Thinking, Not Eating
fcYesterday when we were at the gym for our work out, someone got to talking about fried chicken. It brought back memories of my Mom frying chicken for us. She used an iron skillet and used lots of Crisco to fry the chicken. I remember it was really good, especially with mashed potatoes, green beans and homemade rolls.

We don’t eat fried chicken anymore. In fact we don’t fry much of anything because the doctors and news media have brainwashed us to believe it’s unhealthy. However we do cook our fish in a deep fryer. That’s the only way to eat these fish we catch in these East Tennessee lakes.

A True Chicken Story
I heard this story from a female student who was in a quality management class that I was teaching in Alabama. It so happened that her husband was an insurance salesman and was making the rounds in the country. At one old country homestead, the older lady of the home invited him to have dinner (lunch) with her and her husband. His arm was twisted, and he smelled the fried chicken, and he agreed to join them for lunch. When he sat at the table, he noticed the biggest plate of fried chicken that he had ever seen.

He asked the older couple, “Do you always cook so much chicken? That dish seems to be a lot for just the two of you.”

The old lady replied, “Well not usually, but they’re dying quicker that we can eat them.”


Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
The road to perfection has lots of correction.

Quote of the Day
Angels descending, bring from above,
Echoes of mercy, whispers of love.
~Fanny J. Crosby

Joke of the Day

A young girl’s father had been in the hospital for a serious operation, and for several days he could not receive visitors.

Still in pretty bad shape, he was finally allowed a visit from his family.

His young daughter was baffled by her father’s condition. “But Dad, you look awful! Didn’t you get my get-well-card?”


An older gentleman was on the operating table awaiting surgery and he insisted that his son, a renowned surgeon, perform the operation.

As he was about to get the anesthesia he asked to speak to his son.

"Yes, Dad, what is it?"

"Don't be nervous, son; do your best and just remember, if it doesn't go well, if something happens to me, your mother is going to come and live with you and your wife..."


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Friday, May 20, 2011

Do You Have a Pride & Joy?

Many people have something they call their pride and Joy. It may be a newborn son or daughter, a grandchild, or even a special pet. Most even carry a picture, and they pull it out and say, “Let me show you my pride and joy.”

Picture of My Pride and Joy
This is a picture I used to carry with me, and when people started showing pictures of their “pride and joy” I would eventually show them my picture of my pride and joy.

Oh… the moans and groans that I would get. But these days no one carries pictures. The have their pictures on their cell phones. And they have lots of pictures too!!!

Pride & Joy 2

I have a cell phone just full of pictures of my family, including my wife, my children, my grandchildren, and recent events. My family is my real pride and joy!

Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
It’s better if we spend out time in amending our ways, rather than in trying to defend our ways.

Quote of the Day
There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by what is right with America.
~William J. Clinton

Joke of the Day

A Texas Oil Tycoon and an Alaskan Oil Tycoon were debating on which state had the most oil.

The Alaskan Oil Tycoon said, "Listen, there is so much oil in Alaska that I could buy enough gold to build a wall of solid gold 100 feet tall and 100 feet wide all the way around the state of Texas".

The Texas Oil Tycoon scratched his chin and adjusted his cowboy hat and said, "Well boy, I'll tell ya what....you just go ahead and build that wall, and if I like it.......I'll buy it".


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Thursday, May 19, 2011


Animals Get Drunk
If you haven’t seen the following video, you will get a chuckle. It shows animal eating fermented fruit which cause them to be under the influence.

While the video gives us a good laugh, we must remember that alcohol affects people the same way. A drunk person is not funny, and a drunk driver can be deadly!

Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
Love is not love, till you give it away.

Quote of the Day
You can tell the ideals of a nation by its advertisements.
~Norman Douglas

Joke of the Day

A Texan is visiting Australia for the first time; He sees a sheep and starts laughing; he says to his Australian guide " oh, at home in Texas, sheep are twice as big!"

He then sees a cow ands bursts " Puff, in Texas, our cows are much, much bigger!"

And suddenly, he sees a kangaroo and asks, "What's that?"

The guide answers " Oh, that's just a grasshopper.”

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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Amazing Grace

The History of the Song
My good friend Mark sent me the following video the other day. I was amazed, and I think you will be also.

Tennessee Granddaddy Says: 
I heard this the other day and thought it was a good comment. “God looks for our affection rather than perfection.”

Quote of the Day
Pain is inevitable.  Suffering is optional.
~M. Kathleen Casey

Joke of the Day

During a robbery, one of the robbers mask slid down.

He looked at a man and asked. Did you see my face?

The man said yes! The robber shot him.

Then he asked a woman. Did you see my face?

She said no, but my husband over there did.


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Tuesday, May 17, 2011


Pontoon Boat on Douglas Lake
For the past couple of weeks we’ve been watching a pontoon boat that is sinking. I’ve got a couple of pictures to show you that were taken one week apart.

May 5, 2011

Maybe there’s some hope to save this boat at this point.
May 12, 2011

A week later it looks like all is lost.

As I visit some of the local lakes I am continually amazed by the lack of care some owners have for their boats and equipment. I understand that sometimes accidents happen. However, some of what I see is not accidents, it nothing lack of care. I see boats left out in the open with no covering, and I see boats left laying on the ground when the lakes goes down. I just wonder why people don’t take pride and care for things that have cost lots of money.

One other comment. I take my boat in for service at the end of every season. The people that work on my boat always comment that I use my boat. The hour meter on my boat will show will show substantial hours of use, maybe 180-200 hours. They tell me that they service lots of boats that are only used 5-10 hours a year! It seems some people go out and buy and nice boat and then let it sit and don’t use it. That is their right, but it is wasteful.

Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
It pays to take care of what you own.
Preventive maintenance is a must.
The old philosophy of “if it isn’t broke, don’t fix it” does not hold water these days.

Quote of the Day
Talk doesn't cook rice.
~Chinese Proverb

Joke of the Day

The old man had died. A wonderful funeral was in progress and the town’s preacher talked at length of the good traits of the deceased, what an honest man he was, and what a loving husband and kind father he was.

Finally, the widow leaned over and whispered to one of her children, “Go up there and take a look in the coffin and see if that’s your pa.”


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Monday, May 16, 2011

Pencil Art

A friend recently sent me some pictures of carvings made in the lead of pencils. Here’s a couple of them for you to wonder about how they did it. Then read the parable of the pencil.

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Parable of the Pencil
A pencil maker told the pencil 5 important lessons just before putting it in the box:

  1. Everything you do will always leave a mark.
  2. You can always correct the mistakes you make.
  3. What is important is what is inside of you.
  4. In life, you will undergo painful sharpenings, which will only make you better.
  5. To be the best pencil, you must allow yourself to be held and guided by the hand that holds you.

We all need to be constantly sharpened. This parable may encourage you to know that you are a special person, with unique God-given talents and abilities. Only you can fulfill the purpose which you were born to accomplish. Never allow yourself to get discouraged and think that your life is insignificant and cannot be changed and, like the pencil, always remember that the most important part of who you are, is what's inside of you and then allow yourself to be guided by the hand of God.


Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
Google Blogger had a severe failure & outage last week. It prevented bloggers from posting updates to their blogs for almost 2 days. It was very aggravating.

It all makes you wonder about the internet and what will happened when it fails. Yes, I do believe that someday their will be a catastrophic failure and users will not be able to get online. This will stop many organizations from doing business, since so many are tied to the internet.  It will happen, when we don’t know.

Quote of the Day
Age does not diminish the extreme disappointment of having a scoop of ice cream fall from the cone.
~Jim Fiebig

Joke of the Day

Two old guys are pushing their carts around Wal-Mart when they collide. The first old guy says to the second guy, "Sorry about that. I'm looking for my wife, and I guess I wasn't paying attention to where I was going."
The second old guy says, "That's OK, It's a coincidence. I'm looking for my wife, too. I can't find her and I'm getting a little desperate."

The first old guy says, "Well, maybe I can help you find her. What does she look like?"

The second old guy says: "Well, she is 27 yrs. old, tall, with red hair, blue eyes, long legs, and is wearing short shorts. What does you wife look like?"

To which the first old guy says, "Doesn't matter, --- let's go look for yours."

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Saturday, May 14, 2011

It’s the Weekend!

Get Outside and Enjoy Spring
The weather is wonderful. Pretty soon it will be getting too warm to enjoy the outdoors, so get out now and enjoy the Spring. It will put a spring in your step!

Funny Prank
This is a funny and harmless prank pulled by some Japanese kids. You’ll laugh. How would you react if this had been pulled on you?

Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
I often complain about poor quality or poor service. I worked a large portion of my life in quality management and when I see something not right I usually complain to the management. It’s my “gift” to them. I provide them with the opportunity to improve their quality of service so that they may stay in business and become more profitable.
With me having the above philosophy, my son said one day, “Dad’s just not happy unless he’s got something to complain about.”

Quote of the Day
Oh, wouldn't the world seem dull and flat with nothing whatever to grumble at?
~W.S. Gilbert

Joke of the Day

Walking down the street one day, a woman heard a voice yell, 'stop! If you take one more step, you will be killed. The woman stopped and seconds later a brick fell and landed in her path.

A minute later or two, she was ready to cross the street when the same voice bellowed 'halt! Don’t cross the street now'. An out-of-control beer truck soon screeched around the corner and didn't even slowdown as it ran the red light.

Shaken, the woman asked out loud, "who are you?"

'I am your guardian angel' replied the voice. 'And I imagine you have some questions for me"

'You bet I do', the woman said. 'Where were you on my wedding day?'


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Friday, May 13, 2011


A Beautiful Tree in East Tennessee
We truly enjoy the dogwood trees in our part of the country. They grow in the wild and many people have planted them around their homes. They certainly add something to the scenery.

IMG_0773A few years ago we redid our patio and they planted a Japanese Dogwood tree close by. It, too, is a beautiful flowering tree. It has nice full blooms as shown in this picture.

But something is missing! These blooms are quite similar but yet drastically different from the American Dogwood bloom.

dogwood_flowerHere’s the bloom on the American Dogwood tree. Do you see the difference? Look at the tips of the petals on the bloom. Do you know what that is?

The dogwood blooms around Easter time and there is a legend about the beautiful dogwood tree. Here’s the Legend, it explains the bloom:

Dogwood Legend
At the time of Crucifixion the dogwood had been the size of the oak and other forest trees. So firm and strong was the tree that it was chosen as the timber for the cross. To be used thus for such a cruel purpose greatly distressed the tree, and Jesus nailed upon it, sensed this.

In His gentle pity for all sorrow and suffering Jesus said to the tree:

" Because of your regret and pity for My suffering, never again shall the dogwood tree grow large enough to be used as a cross. Henceforth it shall be slender and bent and twisted and its blossoms shall be in the form of a cross--two long and two short petals. And in the center of the outer edge of each petal there will be nail prints, brown with rust and stained with red, and in the center of the flower will be a crown of thorns, and all who see it will remember."

How about that!

Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
Have you ever tried to start a campfire. Sometimes it takes a whole box of matches. Make you wonder how one careless match can start a forest fire.

If you play with fire, you will eventually get burned.
And since this is Friday the 13th,
this is a day to be VERY CAREFUL.

Quote of the Day
A successful person is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks that others throw at him or her.
~David Brinkley

Joke of the Day

Joan and her neighbor are talking about their daughters, Joan says, my daughter is at the university. She’s very bright, you know. Every time we get a letter from her we have to go to the dictionary.

Her neighbor says you are lucky every time we hear from our daughter we have to go to the bank.


The old man approached a young stranger in the post office and asked, "Sir, would you address this postcard for me?"

The man gladly did so, and then offered to write a short note for the old fellow. Finally the stranger asked, "Now, is there anything else I can do for you?"

The old man thought a moment and said, "Yes, at the end could you add, Please excuse the sloppy handwriting."

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Thursday, May 12, 2011

Tuesday Night Storm

As you probably know Google Blogger has been down for the past 2 days. This was supposed to be my post for Thursday Morning.

Two Big Trees Down
And several small trees are down also. The wind was strong. The trees fell fairly close to our house and the bedroom where we sleep, but it did not wake us.

One of the trees slashed through my neighbor’s detached garage. It did severe damage tearing out a wall. Most of the roof was damaged too. Here’s a couple of pictures.

That;s the edge of our house on the right. My neighbor’s garage is shown on the left, and is most obscured by the downed trees.
Here’s a view from the back of my lot. the tree on the right was on my property. The other large tree sliced through the garage. IMG_0900

There’s been lots of storm damage this year. While we have been impacted a little, there are many people suffering greatly from tornados and flooding. I feel deeply for them.

A Family Loss
We learned yesterday that my Aunt Margie passed away in Paris, Tennessee. She was in a nursing home and not doing very well. She is the wife of my Uncle John, who is my mother’s brother. She will be missed. I always enjoyed being around her. She had a wonderful spirit. And she made the best baked beans I have ever tasted!

Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
Some cause happiness wherever they go.
Others, whenever they go.

Quote of the Day
To kill time,
a committee meeting is the perfect weapon.
~Author Unknown

Joke of the Day

Bob: "So, you say that you won the conversion with your wife yesterday."

Joe: "Yes, she came crawling on her hands and knees."

Bob: "Really? What did she say?"

Joe: "Come out from under the bed, you coward.”


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