Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Be Kinder Than Necessary

A Final Act of Kindness
Watch the following video to learn about a police officer’s final act of kindness. Just minutes after he paid for a meal for a needy boy at McDonald’s he is gunned down and killed.

Thanks to Mark T. for sending the above to me.

Dad’s Health
Dad had angiogram procedure yesterday on his left leg to improve circulation. He is a strong man, and went through the procedure with ease, but unfortunately they could not insert any stents. He’ll be continuing to visit the Wound Center and seeing the Vascular surgeon routinely. He’ll be back on his golf cart in just a few days. Don’t forget, his 98th birthday is Friday.

Heart Report
I went to my heart doctor yesterday. They did an EKG and my Doc looked me over, and told me to keep doing what I was doing. The only thing that worries me about that is the last time he told me that (May 24, 2011), then I had a heart attack in two days. Hope not this time!

The bad news is that he recommends not doing the knee surgery until at least a year after my last heart attack. That means I would not get to have the surgery until about June, 2012. That being the case, I will probably plan on the other knee replacement in November or December, 2012. I don’t want to be laid up after surgery when the weather is good for fishing.


Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
Let’s all strive to be kind at all times, that our final act may be remembered as an act of kindness.

Quote of the Day
A single conversation with a wise man is better
than ten years of study. 
~Chinese Proverb

Joke of the Day

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.


"You know why a banana is like a politician?"
"He comes in and first he is green, then he turns yellow and then he's rotten."


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Tuesday, August 30, 2011


From the Knoxville Zoo
Meet this remarkable bird. A good talker. I’m not an expert on parrots, but I thought this was good.

Heart Doctor Appointment
I have an appointment with my heart Doctor today. It’s my first checkup since my last heart attack at the end of May. I’m feeling good, so I don’t expect any problems from the doctor.


Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
I’m thinking of my Dad this morning. He’s having some surgery on his leg to insert some stents to improve the blood circulation. Get Well Soon, Dad!
Dad’s got a birthday this Friday, and he’ll be 98.
How about that!!!

Quotes of the Day
Remember the difference between a boss and a leader; a boss says "Go!" - a leader says "Let's go!" 
~E.M. Kelly

Leadership is action, not position. 
~Donald H. McGannon
Joke of the Day

A Couple of Bumper Stickers for us Old People.



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Monday, August 29, 2011

Citizens & the Politicians

The Difference
I received the following from my high school friend who lives in California. It’s a little story that illustrates the difference between the citizens on our country and the politicians who run it. Enjoy.

One day a florist went to a barber for a haircut. After the cut, he asked about his bill, and the barber replied, 'I cannot accept money from you, I'm doing community service this week.' The florist was pleased and left the shop.

When the barber went to open his shop the next morning, there was a 'thank you' card and a dozen roses waiting for him at his door.

Later, a policeman comes in for a haircut, and when he tries to pay his bill , the barber again replied, 'I cannot accept money from you, I'm doing community service this week.' The policeman was happy and left the shop.

The next morning when the barber went to open up, there was a 'thank you ' card and a dozen donuts waiting for him at his door.

Then a Congressman came in for a haircut, and when he went to pay his bill , the barber again replied, 'I can not accept money from you. I'm doing community service this week.' The Congressman was very happy and left the shop.

The next morning, when the barber went to open up, there were a dozen Congressmen lined up waiting for a free haircut.

And that, my friends, illustrates the fundamental difference between the citizens of our country and the politicians who run it.

Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
The original point and click interface
was a Smith & Wesson.

Quote of the Day
A good laugh and a long sleep are the best
cures in the doctor's book.
~Irish Proverb

Joke of the Day

The Weather Channel says last week’s East coast earthquake was caused by an unknown fault line running under D.C. and through Virginia. It is now being called Obama's Fault, though Obama will say it's really Bush's Fault.

Other theories are that it was the founding fathers rolling over in their graves or that what we all believed to be an earthquake was actually the effects of a 14.6 trillion dollar check bouncing in Washington!

~ Thanks to Mark Trent


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Friday, August 26, 2011

Valentine Mill

It Was Closed
About a year ago I purposed to go visit the Valentine Mill in Dandridge, Tennessee. I had read about this old working mill, and desired to see the mill operate and perhaps buy a few bags of fresh ground corn meal. Well, we found the mill, but learned from a nearby business that it had closed up. I got some pictures, but no corn meal.

The Front of the Mill
Old Water Wheel by the Road
The Front Door
Part of Wooden Gear over Door
Old Signs. I like the bottom one.
Old mill grinding stone in the yard
Fried Pies Sign & Lots of Junk
The Right Side of the Building.

l still would like to visit a working old fashion mill that still grinds corn. Does anyone know where I could find one in the southeast US?


Hope you have a wonderful and restful weekend. I hope to see you here on Monday.

Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
Someone told me that it’s not the weight of the load that breaks us down, it’s how we carry it. Remember we always have help available to us when we carry the loads that life bring upon us.

Quote of the Day
Pleasure is the flower that passes;
remembrance, the lasting perfume.
~Jean de Boufflers

Joke of the Day

A woman was waiting in the checkout line at a shopping center. Her arms were laden with a mop and broom and other cleaning supplies. By her hard glances and deep sighs, it was obvious she was in hurry and not a happy camper about the slowness of the line.

When the cashier called for a price check on a box of soap, the woman remarked indignantly, "Well, I'll be lucky to get out of here and home before Christmas!"

"Don't worry, ma'am," replied the clerk. "With a good tail wind and that brand new broom you have there, you'll be home in no time."


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Thursday, August 25, 2011

Vacation Last Week

At The Cabin
Many of you may know that we had a family vacation last week at a lovely cabin on Douglas Lake which is near Dandridge, Tennessee. The cabin is owned by some good friends of ours (Allen & Claudia) who each year give us time to stay and enjoy some good days away from home with our family.

We had a wonderful time. I didn’t do any fishing but we enjoyed time on the lake pulling the kids on tubes and skis. Here’s a few pictures from our vacation…

Alex on Slalom Ski
Beth on the Pontoon Boat
Granddaddy & Mandy Floating
Sylvia’s Boat and Big Bertha
Beverly, Bethany & Granddaddy at the Bush Museum
Old Ford Pickup Truck out side the Bush Museum.

Kevin, Lesley, Kara, and Zachary joined us on Friday night. Karen and Pat were kind in bringing Grandpa and Mary to the cabin on Saturday.

Doctor Appointment
I had an appointment with my knee doctor yesterday afternoon. It may be that I will not be able to have my other knee replaced until next year. I was planning on late November or December to have it replaced. BUT since I had the heart attack in late May of this year, they don’t want me to be off of Plavix until 9 months or a year after the stent insertion. I will reconfirming this with my heart doctor who I seen next week.

Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
I overheard a friend telling a story the other day. It involved a fight that broke out between two men. One man said, “The fight started when he hit me back.”

Quote of the Day
The difference between perseverance and obstinacy
is that one comes from a strong will,
and the other from a strong won't.
~Henry Ward Beecher

Joke of the Day

A duck walked into a bakery one day and asked for a pork chop. The baker said, "We aren't a butcher; we don't sell meat here." So the duck left.

The following day the duck went back and asked again.
This time the Baker said, "No, if you come here again I will nail your feet to the floor."

The following day the duck returned and asked, "Have you any nails?"

The baker replied, "No." And the duck said, "Well, I'll have two pork chops then."

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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Problems… Not So Bad

I received the following from a friend and I thought it was so good that I wanted to share with you. Maybe now when problems come into our life we can have hope.

Five Ways God Uses Problems
The problems you face will either defeat you or develop you --depending on how you respond to them. Unfortunately, most people fail to see how God wants to use problems for good in their lives. They react foolishly and resent their problems rather than pausing to consider what benefit they might bring.

Here are five ways God wants to use the problems in your life:

1. God uses problems to DIRECT you. Sometimes God must light a fire under you to get you moving. Problems so often point us in a new direction and motivate us to change. Is God trying to get your attention? "Sometimes it takes a painful situation to make us change our ways." Proverbs 20:30

2. God uses problems to INSPECT you. People are like tea bags...if you want to know what's inside them, just drop them into hot water! Has God tested your faith with a problem; what do problems reveal about you? "When you have many kinds of troubles, you should be full of joy, because you know that these troubles test your faith, and this will give you patience." James 1:2-3

3. God uses problems to CORRECT you. Some lessons we learn only through pain and failure. It's likely that as a child your parents told you not to touch a hot stove. But you probably learned by being burned. Sometimes we only learn the value of something... health, money, a relationship ... by losing it. "It was the best thing that could have happened to me, for it taught me to pay attention to your laws." Psalm 119:71-72

4. God uses problems to PROTECT you. A problem can be a blessing in disguise if it prevents you from being harmed by something more serious. Last year a friend was fired for refusing to do something unethical that his boss had asked him to do. His unemployment was a problem -- but it saved him from being convicted and sent to prison a year later when management's actions were eventually discovered. "You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good... Genesis 50:20

5. God uses problems to PERFECT you. Problems, when responded to correctly, are character builders. God is far more interested in your character than your comfort. Your relationship to God and your character are the only two things you're going to take with you into eternity. "We can rejoice when we run into problems ... they help us learn to be patient. And patience develops strength of character in us and helps us trust God more each time we use it until finally our hope and faith are strong and steady." Romans 5:3-


Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
We are born naked, wet and hungry.
Then things get worse.

Quote of the Day
Ninety-nine percent of all lawyers
give the rest a bad name.
~ Anonymous

Joke of the Day

A new teacher was trying to make use of her psychology courses. She started her class by saying, "Everyone who thinks you're stupid, stand up!" 

After a few seconds, Little Johnny stood up. 

The teacher said, "Do you think you're stupid, Little Johnny?" 

"No, ma'am, but I hate to see you standing there all by yourself!"

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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Budget Cuts

Proposed Cuts
The follow are all the programs that the new Republican House has proposed cutting. Read to the end.

  • Corporation for Public Broadcasting Subsidy. $445 million annual savings.
  • Save America 's Treasures Program. $25 million annual savings.
  • International Fund for Ireland . $17 million annual savings.
  • Legal Services Corporation. $420 million annual savings.
  • National Endowment for the Arts. $167.5 million annual savings.
  • National Endowment for the Humanities. $167.5 million annual savings.
  • Hope VI Program. $250 million annual savings.
  • Amtrak Subsidies. $1.565 billion annual savings.
  • Eliminate duplicative education programs. H.R. 2274 (in last Congress), authored by Rep. McKeon, eliminates 68 at a savings of $1.3 billion annually.
  • U.S. Trade Development Agency. $55 million annual savings.
  • Woodrow Wilson Center Subsidy. $20 million annual savings.
  • Cut in half funding for congressional printing and binding. $47 million annual savings.
  • John C. Stennis Center Subsidy. $430,000 annual savings.
  • Community Development Fund. $4.5 billion annual savings.
  • Heritage Area Grants and Statutory Aid. $24 million annual savings.
  • Cut Federal Travel Budget in Half. $7.5 billion annual savings
  • Trim Federal Vehicle Budget by 20%. $600 million annual savings.
  • Essential Air Service. $150 million annual savings.
  • Technology Innovation Program. $70 million annual savings.
  • Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Program. $125 million annual savings.
  • Department of Energy Grants to States for Weatherization. $530 million annual savings.
  • Beach Replenishment. $95 million annual savings.
  • New Starts Transit. $2 billion annual savings.
  • Exchange Programs for Alaska , Natives Native Hawaiians, and Their Historical Trading Partners in Massachusetts .. $9 million annual savings
  • Intercity and High Speed Rail Grants. $2.5 billion annual savings.
  • Title X Family Planning. $318 million annual savings.
  • Appalachian Regional Commission. $76 million annual savings.
  • Economic Development Administration. $293 million annual savings.
  • Programs under the National and Community Services Act. $1.15 billion annual savings.
  • Applied Research at Department of Energy. $1.27 billion annual savings.
  • Freedom CAR and Fuel Partnership. $200 million annual savings.
  • Energy Star Program. $52 million annual savings.
  • Economic Assistance to Egypt . $250 million annually.
  • U.S. Agency for International Development. $1.39 billion annual savings.
  • General Assistance to District of Columbia . $210 million annual savings.
  • Subsidy for Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. $150 million annual savings.
  • Presidential Campaign Fund. $775 million savings over ten years.
  • No funding for federal office space acquisition. $864 million annual savings.
  • End prohibitions on competitive sourcing of government services.
  • Repeal the Davis-Bacon Act. More than $1 billion annually.
  • IRS Direct Deposit: Require the IRS to deposit fees for some services it offers(such as processing payment plans for taxpayers) to the Treasury, instead of allowing it to remain as part of its budget. $1.8 billion savings over ten years.
  • Require collection of unpaid taxes by federal employees. $1 billion total savings.
  • Prohibit taxpayer funded union activities by federal employees. $1.2 billion savings over ten years.
  • Sell excess federal properties the government does not make use of. $15 billion total savings.
  • Eliminate death gratuity for Members of Congress. ???what?
  • Eliminate Mohair Subsidies. $1 million annual savings.
  • Eliminate taxpayer subsidies to the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. $12.5 million annual savings
  • Eliminate Market Access Program. $200 million annual savings.
  • USDA Sugar Program. $14 million annual savings.
  • Subsidy to Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). $93 million annual savings.
  • Eliminate the National Organic Certification Cost-Share Program. $56.2 million annual savings.
  • Eliminate fund for Obama Care administrative costs. $900 million savings.
  • Ready to Learn TV Program. $27 million savings.
  • HUD Ph.D. Program.

This would result in a TOTAL SAVINGS: $2.5 Trillion over Ten Years. How did all this stuff get in the budget in the first place? Remember this is OUR MONEY they are wasting.

Check it out here:

Republican Study Group Issues Proposed Budget Cuts


Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
An alarm clock is something that scares
the daylights into you.

You know what fishing is all about. It’s a jerk on one end of a line waiting for a jerk on the other end.

Quote of the Day
The only thing that overcomes hard luck is hard work.
~Harry Golden

Joke of the Day

A teacher was teaching little Johnny Math in school.

Teacher : if i give you 2 rabbits then 2 more and another 2 how many do you have?


Teacher: No listen again... i give you 2 rabbits  and another 2 then 2 more how many would you have?

Johnny: 7!!!

Teacher: ok let me ask you this if i have 2 apples and I give you 2 and another 2 how many do you have?

Johnny: 6

Teacher : Good. Now if I give you 2 rabbits and 2 more and another 2 how many do you have?

Johnny: seven!!

Teacher : Where in world do you get 7 from?

Johnny : Because i already have one rabbit at home!!!

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Monday, August 22, 2011

Bud and Lou

Buying a Computer
Remember the famous, “Who’s On First?” skit done by Bud Abbott and Lou Costello? If you have never seen it, go to this YouTube Video of the famous humor.
For those of us who sometimes get flustered by our computers, please read on...

If Bud Abbott and Lou Costello were alive today, their infamous sketch, 'Who's on First?' might have turned out something like this:


ABBOTT: Super Duper computer store. Can I help you?

COSTELLO: Thanks I'm setting up an office in my den and I'm thinking about buying a computer.


COSTELLO: No, the name's Lou.

ABBOTT: Your computer?

COSTELLO: I don't own a computer. I want to buy one.


COSTELLO: I told you, my name's Lou.

ABBOTT: What about Windows?

COSTELLO: Why? Will it get stuffy in here?

ABBOTT: Do you want a computer with Windows?

COSTELLO: I don't know. What will I see when I look at the windows?

ABBOTT: Wallpaper.

COSTELLO: Never mind the windows. I need a computer and software.

ABBOTT: Software for Windows?

COSTELLO: No. On the computer! I need something I can use to write proposals, track expenses and run my business. What do you have?

ABBOTT: Office.

COSTELLO: Yeah, for my office. Can you recommend anything?

ABBOTT: I just did.

COSTELLO: You just did what?

ABBOTT: Recommend something.

COSTELLO: You recommended something?


COSTELLO: For my office?


COSTELLO: OK, what did you recommend for my office?

ABBOTT: Office.

COSTELLO: Yes, for my office!

ABBOTT: I recommend Office with Windows.

COSTELLO: I already have an office with windows! OK, let's just say I'm sitting at my computer and I want to type a proposal. What do I need?


COSTELLO: What word?

ABBOTT: Word in Office.

COSTELLO: The only word in office is office.

ABBOTT: The Word in Office for Windows.

COSTELLO: Which word in office for windows?

ABBOTT: The Word you get when you click the blue 'W'.

COSTELLO: I'm going to click your blue 'w' if you don't start with some straight answers. What about financial bookkeeping? You have anything I can track my money with?

ABBOTT: Money.

COSTELLO: That's right. What do you have?

ABBOTT: Money.

COSTELLO: I need money to track my money?

ABBOTT: It comes bundled with your computer.

COSTELLO: What's bundled with my computer?

COSTELLO: Money comes with my computer?

ABBOTT: Yes. No extra charge.

COSTELLO: I get a bundle of money with my computer? How much?

ABBOTT: One copy.

COSTELLO: Isn't it illegal to copy money?
ABBOTT: Microsoft gave us a license to copy Money.

COSTELLO: They can give you a license to copy money?


(A few days later)

ABBOTT: Super Duper computer store. Can I help you?

COSTELLO: How do I turn my computer off?

ABBOTT: Click on 'START'...............

Tennessee Granddaddy Says: 
Someone said that
“no one wants advice—only corroboration.”
For many people, I think that may be correct.

When I was working I got some advice from a manager, he said it’s easier to ask forgiveness than to get permission. In some situations it’s good to take a chance. Columbus did.

Quote of the Day
Let us be grateful to the mirror for revealing
to us our appearance only. 
~Samuel Butler

Joke of the Day

At age 4, We think Mom knows everything!

At 8: Mom knows a lot!

At 12, Mom doesn't really know everything .

At 14, Mom doesn't know anything.

At 16: Mom doesn't exist.

At 18: she's old fashioned.

At 25, Maybe mom does know about this!

At 35: before we decide let's ask mom.

At 45, I ...wonder what mom thinks about this ?

At 75, I wish I could ask mom about this.

The above applies to Dads also!

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Friday, August 19, 2011

Old Tomb Stones

Interesting Epitaph
A local newspaper columnist, Vince Staten, has been writing in the Kingsport Times News about an interesting tombstone in Rogersville, Tennessee.

You can find pictures at Vince’s website.  Here’s the writing on the 100 year old tombstone of W. A. Lee.

Remember me as you pass by
As you are now so once was I
As I am now you soon shall be
Prepare for death and follow me

And it was written that someone had added the following with maybe a pencil, but it was not engraved”

To follow you I’m not content
Until I know which way you went

Vince Staten recently visited the grave yard and found the tombstone, however, the addition was not visible. Maybe it was removed by someone or erased over the years by the elements. I wonder who made the addition to original epitaph?

Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
Some of the best advice ever give to man was also from Ben Franklin, “Eat to live, live not to eat.”

Quote of the Day
I believe that there is an explanation for everything,
so, yes, I believe in miracles.
~Robert Brault

Joke of the Day

When aliens or zombies take over the world, everyone should go to Sam’s Club or Costco. It has thick concrete walls, and years worth of supplies. And the aliens or zombies can't get in because they don’t have a membership​ card.


At a bar, one patron to another: “Excuse me but I think you owe me a drink.”

“Why?”, he asked.

“You’re so ugly that I dropped mine when I saw you”

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Thursday, August 18, 2011

More High Tech

A Plane Like a Bird
This unique invention sure got my attention. It’s an airplane that does not have a propeller or jet propulsion device. It flies like a bird by using its wing! You have to see it to believe it… so just watch the following:


Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
Ben Franklin said, “
Beware of little expenses: a small leak will sink a great ship.” I wonder what he would think about the the expenses that the Federal Government is dealing with.
TG says, “Man the life boats!”

Quote of the Day
A sunbeam to warm you,
A moonbeam to charm you,
A sheltering angel, so nothing can harm you.
~Irish Blessing

Joke of the Day

The Lone Ranger and Tonto were riding across the desert when a line of mounted Indians appeared to the right of them.

They looked to the left and saw another line of mounted Indians.

Behind them they saw another line of mounted Indians.

The Lone Ranger said, "Looks like we're in trouble, Tonto."

Tonto replied, "What do you mean WE, white man?"

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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

High Tech Car Door

Amazing Design
Just view the following YouTube video to see how a newly designed car door operates. Now this is really good design.

Now this is based on thinking outside the box. Just remember to think inside the box before we jump outside the box.

Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
There are degrees of kindness.
May we always be a little kinder than necessary.

Quote of the Day
If it takes a lot of words to say what you have in mind,
give it more thought.
~Dennis Roth

Joke of the Day

The doorbell rang, and the lady of the house discovered a workman, complete with tool chest, on the front door.

“Lady,” he announced, “I’m the piano tuner.”

The lady exclaimed, “Why, I didn’t send for a piano tuner.”

The man replied, “I know, but your neighbors did.”

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Tuesday, August 16, 2011


Here’s a Good One
When asked by a young patrol officer "Do You know you were speeding?" This 83-year-old woman gave the young officer an ear to ear smile and stated:
"Yes , but .... I had to get there before I forgot where I was going."

The officer put his ticket book away and bid her good day. Makes perfectly good sense to me. And so does the follow T-Shirt.

A Tee Shirt For 2013

Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
Salt. No one ever says, “Man, that sure is good salt!”
Salt just brings out the flavor in the food we’re eating.
Jesus said to be the salt of the earth.
Be the salt that would bring out the goodness of the Christ.

Quote of the Day
The caterpillar does all the work
but the butterfly gets all the publicity.
~Attributed to George Carlin

Joke of the Day

Steve lived in Stated Island, NY and worked in Manhattan. He had to take the ferry home every night. One evening, he got down to the ferry and found there was a wait for the next boat, so Steve decided to stop at a nearby tavern.

Before long he was felling no pain. When he got back to the ferry slip, the ferryboat was just eight feet from the dock.

Steve was afraid of missing this one and being late for dinner, so he took a running leap and landed right on the deck of the boat.

“How did you like that jump, buddy?” said a proud Steve to a deck hand.

“It was great,” said the sailor. “But why didn’t you wait? We were just pulling in!”

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Monday, August 15, 2011

USA Population Map

Based on 2010 Census
Check out the following link to check on the census of any county in the US. Just glide your curser over the map. This is very interesting…


Just click on the map or click on this link to get started:

Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
I wonder… sometimes we think we are talking to a good listener, maybe they are thinking about something else.

Quote of the Day
It is not necessary to change.  Survival is not mandatory.
~W. Edwards Deming

Joke of the Day

A man wasn’t feeling well so he went to the doctor.

After examining him the doctor took his wife aside, and said, “Your husband has a very sensitive heart. I am afraid he’s not going to make it, unless you treat him like a king, which means you are at his every beck and call, 24 hours a day and that he doesn’t have to do anything himself.”

On the way home the husband asked with a note of concern “What did he say?”

“Well”, the lady responded, “he said it looks like you probably won’t make it.”

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Friday, August 12, 2011

Acts of Kindness

Be Kind
Kindness is a wonderful think. We all appreciate it when we see kindness in action. It knocks the chips off of a shoulder, and melts the heart of many.

Some years ago I remember hearing about RAKs… that’s Random Acts of Kindness. Just recently I learned there is a Random Acts of Kindness Foundation.

I think kind acts are a good idea. They just need to be part of our life. Every day doing something that someone does not expect to help another person. I fail in this, but I’m going to do better.

Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
It’s Friday. Everyone is worn out from a hard week. I have an idea. Why don’t we all perform a random act of kindness today. We might cheer up someone.

Quote of the Day
When government accepts responsibility for people, then people no longer take responsibility for themselves.
~George Pataki

Joke of the Day

A man called his doctor and said, “Doctor, I think that my wife has come down with a case of laryngitis.”

“Bring her into the office, then” the doctor said, “and I’ll see what I can do to treat the condition.”

“Actually, I was hoping you could tell me how to prolong it.”

(Now that wasn’t kind, was it?)


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Thursday, August 11, 2011

Something Funny

A Video
It involves one person and 4 life size puppets that are linked together. It pretty funny when you realize that there is only one real person in the act.

Go to this link to watch the video. It’s a Riot!

The Village People

A laugh is good for you. A smile is good for everyone who sees you. Be happy. You do have a choice.

Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
It’s easy to complain.
But it’s hard to bring any joy to others
when we’re complaining.

Quote of the Day
Talk is cheap - except when Congress does it.
~Cullen Hightower

Joke of the Day

A man is at work one day when he notices that his co-worker is wearing an earring. This man knows his co-worker to be a normally, conservative fellow, and is curious about his sudden change in “fashion sense.” The man walks up to him and says, “I didn’t know you were into earring.”

“Don’t make a big deal, it’s only an earring,” he replies sheepishly.

His friend falls silent for a few minutes, but then his curiosity prods him to say, “So, how long have you been wearing one?”

“Ever since my wife found it in my truck.”

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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

The Tea Party is to Blame?

How stupid can you be to think that!

Rand Paul, Kentucky Senator said it best,

“Blaming Debt on Tea Party
Like Blaming Fire on Firemen.”

Humpback Whale Rescued

An Interesting Video
It shows a rare close up encounter with a humpback whale that was entangled in a fishing net. A successful rescue that I think you will enjoy. It all happened in the Sea of Cortez.

I enjoy the outdoors and all wildlife. Nature surrounds us and is so interesting. Let’s get outside and enjoy God’s creation.

When we went to South Holston Lake yesterday morning, it was just after a rain and it was foggy. Here’s a picture I took that shows the fog rising out of all the crevices on the slope of the mountain.


Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
We need to clean house in Washington DC.
They are making a bigger mess every day.
Mandy saw a comment of Facebook the other day, it said
”He campaigned on hope and change! I just hope we all have some change left when he gets done running this country in the ground.”

Quote of the Day
Congress is so strange. 
A man gets up to speak and says nothing.  Nobody listens - and then everybody disagrees. 
~Boris Marshalov

Joke of the Day

A completely inebriated man was stumbling down the street with one foot on the curb and one foot in the gutter. A cop pulled up and said, "I've got to take you in, pal. You're obviously drunk." 

Our wasted friend asked, "Officer, are ya absolutely sure I'm drunk?" 

Yeah, buddy, I'm sure. You walking with one foot on the sidewalk and the other foot in the gutter." said the copper. "Let's go." 

Breathing a sigh of relief, the wino said, "Thank goodness, I thought I was one of my legs was longer than the other one."


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