Friday, June 3, 2011

The Feel and Smell of Grass

Just Plain Grass
My good friend Allen in Florida sent the follow to me. I thought you might enjoy it. I know it will make you think of our troops that are in foreign lands…

GrassI can't think of a better word than "PRICELESS" for this. I hope the picture will go through for you - of this Army soldier in Iraq with his tiny 'plot' of grass in front of his tent. It's heartwarming! Here is a soldier in Iraq , stationed in a big sand box.

He asked his wife to send him dirt (U.S. soil), fertilizer, and some grass seed so that he can have the sweet aroma, and feel the grass grow beneath his feet. When the men of the squadron have a mission that they are going on, they take turns walking through the grass and the American soil -- to bring them good luck.
Of all the things he could have asked his wife to send to him from home, he asked for American soil. WOW.

If you notice, he is even cutting the grass with a pair of scissors. Sometimes we are in such a hurry that we don't stop and think about the little things that we take for granted.

Say a little prayer for our soldiers that give and give (and give up) so unselfishly for us.

Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
Don’t Forget to pray.

Quote of the Day
It's pretty hard to tell what does bring happiness.  Poverty and wealth have both failed.
~Frank McKinney "Kin" Hubbard

Joke of the Day

The Last of the Puns…. (Aren’t you glad?)

In a democracy it's your vote that counts. In feudalism it's your count that votes.

When cannibals ate a missionary, they got a taste of religion.

If you jumped off the bridge in Paris , you'd be in Seine .

A vulture boards an airplane, carrying two dead raccoons. The stewardess looks at him and says, 'I'm sorry, sir, only one carrion allowed per passenger..'

Two fish swim into a concrete wall. One turns to the other and says 'Dam!'

Two Eskimos sitting in a kayak were chilly, so they lit a fire in the craft. Unsurprisingly it sank, proving once again that you can't have your kayak and heat it too.

Two hydrogen atoms meet. One says, 'I've lost my electron.' The other says 'Are you sure?' The first replies, 'Yes, I'm positive.'

Did you hear about the Buddhist who refused Novocain during a root canal? His goal: transcend dental medication.

There was the person who sent ten puns to friends, with the hope that at least one of the puns would make them laugh. No pun in ten did.

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1 comment:

Sonya said...

This is a neat story!