Monday, January 31, 2011

Last Day of January

The Year is Moving Along
I’m glad to see January in the history books. I hope February will be kind to us weather wise. I’m looking forward to warmer days of March and then April.

We had a great birthday celebration yesterday for my wife Beverly. Here’s a picture of her with Kara and Zachary… and the delicious ice cream cake.


Out Patient Rehab
My knee improves more every day. It’s to the point that I really don’t think about it, and when I have a knee pain, it’s in the other knee. My rehab session have been cut to twice and week, instead of three times a week. I’ll probably keep going to rehab another week or two and then return to our normal gym for my workouts. I did buy myself some ankle weights the other day, so I can continue to strengthen both knees.

Take a Break
Just relax for 2 minutes. Go to this site: Listen to the waves, look at the screen, or shut your eyes and just relax. It may help you survive the rest of the day.

Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
A friend sent this to me the other day:
WORRYING does not take away tomorrow's TROUBLES;
it takes away today's PEACE

Quote of the Day
The only people with whom you should try to get even are those who have helped you.
~John E. Southard

Joke of the Day

A Specialist is someone who knows more and more about less and less until he knows everything about nothing.

A General Practitioner is someone who knows less and less about more and more until he knows nothing about everything.

A Pathologist is someone who knows more and more about everything until he knows everything about everything. But, too late.

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Saturday, January 29, 2011

My Wife’s Birthday

Tomorrow is the Day—January 30
As a husband there are some dates you should never forget. The two main dates are your wedding anniversary and your wife’s birthday. I don’t forget, after almost 50 years you learn.

I Love Beverly deeply & dearly. She’s my partner in life. Here’s a few of the reasons:

  1. She love God and puts Him first in her life.
  2. She reminds me of the virtuous woman in Proverbs.
  3. She supported me in my career.
  4. She loves me with all my faults
  5. She gave me a reason to live and love.
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  7. She puts others before herself.
  8. She is a wonderful mother, who truly cares for the well being of our children and grand children.
  9. She makes retirement a wonderful experience.

She deserves a Very Happy Birthday tomorrow, and I’ll try to make sure she has a wonderful day.

Happy Birthday Beverly!

Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
The say age is all in the mind. You’re as young as you want to be. Sure, that sounds good, but how do you keep age from creeping down to your body?

Quotes of the Day
A bell is no bell 'til you ring it,
A song is no song 'til you sing it,
And love in your heart
Wasn’t put there to stay -
Love isn’t love
'Til you give it away.
~Oscar Hammerstein

Who, being loved, is poor? 
~Oscar Wilde

Joke of the Day

Some people Try to turn back their odometers. Not me! I want people to know 'why' I look this way. I've traveled a long way And some of the roads weren't paved.


When you are dissatisfied and would like to go back to youth, Think of Algebra.


The older we get, the fewer things seem worth waiting in line for.


One of the many things no one tells you about aging Is that it is such a nice change From being young.

Ah, being young is beautiful, but being old is comfortable.

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Friday, January 28, 2011


This is Weird
A  good friend sent me this link the other day along with these instructions. You should try it… it’s a little weird, but interesting.

Follow the instructions and get ready to experience an hallucination.

  1. Click on this link:
  2. Then "click me to get trippy",
  3. Look at the center of the screen for 30 seconds, and then...
  4. Look at your hand holding the mouse, without moving it away from the mouse..NOT BEFORE!

(It is no joke, it is called "cenesthetic hallucination")

Well, what did you think about that. Pretty weird, huh?


Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
My ways and my ideas are not very important in the total scheme of things.

Quote of the Day
In a bet there is a fool and a thief.

Joke of the Day

Bill attended a party where he met an old acquaintance, “Hello, Sam,” he said. “How’s your clothing business? I heard you lost a lot on that fall shipment of dresses.”

“That’s right,” Sam responded.

“And you almost went bankrupt.”

“That’s true too.”

“But I understand you made a big profit on another shipment and wound up having a pretty good season after all.”

“That’s correct. Then I guess you heard all about it, Bill.”

“Yeah,” Bill answered, “but this is the first time I’m hearing all the details.”

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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Do We Value The Right Things?

Something to Think About

This is something to read quietly and to think about. Ponder these words who were sent to me by a good friend.

To realize The value of a sister/brother
Ask someone Who doesn't have one.

To realize The value of ten years:
Ask a newly Divorced couple.

To realize The value of four years:
Ask a graduate.

To realize The value of one year:
Ask a student who Has failed a final exam.

To realize The value of nine months:
Ask a mother who gave birth to a stillborn.

To realize The value of one month:
Ask a mother Who has given birth to A premature baby.

To realize The value of one week:
Ask an editor of a weekly newspaper.

To realize The value of one minute:
Ask a person Who has missed the train, bus or plane.

To realize The value of one second:
Ask a person Who has survived an accident.

Time waits for no one.
Treasure every moment you have.

To realize the value of a friend or family member:


Hold on tight to the ones you love!

Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
I saw this the other day.
(The horse goes in front of the cart}:
“A high standard of life doesn't produce Christianity,
but Christianity produces a high standard of life.”

Quote of the Day
All of the biggest technological inventions created by man - the airplane, the automobile, the
computer - says little about his intelligence,
but speaks volumes about his laziness. 
~Mark Kennedy

Joke of the Day

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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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Words Mean Everything

wordsRead These Sentences
They will make you think and laugh. Thanks to my friend Betty for sending this to me…

1.  A bicycle can't stand alone; it is two tired.

2.  A will is a dead giveaway.

3.  Time flies like an arrow; fruit flies like a banana.

4.  A backward poet writes inverse.

5.  A chicken crossing the road:  poultry in motion.

6.  When a clock is hungry it goes back four seconds.

7.  The guy who fell onto an upholstery machine was
      fully recovered.

8.  You are stuck with your debt if you can't budge it.

9.  He broke into song because he couldn't find the key.

10.  A calendar's days are numbered.

11.  A boiled egg is hard to beat.

12.  He had a photographic memory which was never

13.  The short fortune-teller who escaped from prison: 
       a small medium at large.

14.  Those who get too big for their britches will be
      exposed in the end.

15.  When you've seen one shopping center you've 
        seen a mall.

16.  If you jump off a Paris bridge, you are in Seine.

17.  When she saw her first strands of gray hair,
she thought she'd dye.

18.  Santa's helpers are subordinate clauses.

19.  Acupuncture:  a jab well done.

20.  Marathon runners with bad shoes suffer the
       agony of de feet.

21.  The roundest knight at king Arthur's round table
       was Sir Cumference. He acquired his size from
       too much pi.

22.  I thought I saw an eye doctor on an Alaskan island,
       but it turned out to be an optical Aleutian.

23.  She was only a whiskey maker, but he loved
       her still.

24.  A rubber band pistol was confiscated from
       algebra class because it was a weapon of math

25.  No matter how much you push the envelope,
       it'll still be stationery.

26.  A dog gave birth to puppies near the road and
       was cited for littering.

27.  Two silk worms had a race.  They ended up in a tie.

28.  A hole has been found in the nudist camp wall. 
       The police are looking into it.

29.  Atheism is a non-prophet organization.

30.  I wondered why the baseball kept getting bigger,
       then it hit me.

31.  A sign on the lawn at a drug rehab center
       said:  'Keep off the Grass'.

32.  A small boy swallowed some coins and was taken
      to a hospital. When his grandmother telephoned
       to ask how he was, a nurse said:  'No change yet'.

33.  The soldier who survived mustard gas and
       pepper spray is now a seasoned veteran.

34.  Don't join dangerous cults: Practice safe sects.

Tennessee Granddaddy Says:

The above was part of a comic in a recent newspaper.
I like this kind of humor. I was a big fan of the Far Side cartoon. I sure hated to see Larson quit.

Quote of the Day
Retirement: World's longest coffee break. 
~Author Unknown


Joke of the Day

Loving Note Sent to Husband From Wife:

My darling husband, Before you return from your business trip, I just want to let you know about the small accident I had with the pickup truck when I turned into the driveway.

Fortunately it's not too bad and I really didn't get hurt, so please don't worry too much about me.

I was coming home from Wal-Mart, and when I turned into the driveway I accidentally pushed down on the accelerator instead of the brake.

The garage door is slightly bent but fortunately the pickup came to a halt when it bumped into your car.

I am really sorry, but I know with your kind-hearted personality you will forgive me.  You know how much I love you and care for you my sweetheart.

I am enclosing a picture of the damage for you.

I cannot wait to hold you in my arms again.

Your loving wife.


P.S. Your Girl friend Called

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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Under the Bell

I Wish I Could Ring the Bell
With one of our backyard squirrels setting under the bell, it would be fun to ring the bell and watch him fly. He’s sitting there and trying to decide which bird feeder to attack next.


All is going good in our town of Kingsport, Tennessee. Not much happening, but it’s about time for me to get buy putting new line on my fishing reels, and organizing my tackle boxes. I’m really looking forward to getting out on the water and doing some fishing!

Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
Be sure a read my joke of the day. It’s all about some Red Skelton stories. That was the good old days of good clean humor. You didn’t need to use four letter words. This was the good olds days when the humor was clean, simple and funny!

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

Joke of the Day


  1. Two times a week, we go to a nice restaurant, have a Little beverage, good food and companionship. She goes on Tuesdays, I go on Fridays.
  2. We also sleep in separate beds. Hers is in California and mine is in Texas.
  3. I take my wife everywhere..... But she keeps finding her way back.
  4. I asked my wife where she wanted to go for our Anniversary. "Somewhere I haven't been in a long time!"  She said. So I suggested the kitchen.
  5. We always hold hands.  If I let go, she shops.
  6. She has an electric blender, electric toaster and electric Bread maker. She said "There are too many gadgets and no place To sit down!" .. So I bought her an electric chair.
  7. My wife told me the car wasn't running well because There was water in the carburetor. I asked where the car was; she told me "In the lake."
  8. She got a mud pack and looked great for two days. Then the mud fell off.
  9. She ran after the garbage truck, yelling "Am I too late For the garbage?" . The driver said "No, jump in!"
  10. Remember: Marriage is the number one cause of divorce.
  11. I married Miss Right. I just didn't know her First name was Always.
  12. I haven't spoken to my wife in 18 months. I don't like to interrupt her.
  13. The last fight was my fault though. My wife asked "What's on the TV?" I said "Dust!"

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Monday, January 24, 2011

Airplane Filling Station

Ready for Take Off
I’ve written about this before. But now I have my own pictures to show you. Last Saturday we were on Clinton Highway north of Knoxville at Powell, Tennessee and I stopped to get a close up view of the airplane service station.

I remember it well from the time I was a small boy. Every time we were on that highway, I was jumping up and down in the back seat just waiting for the opportunity to see the airplane gas station. In those days it was a full service gas station. You would pull under the wing and the attendant would fill up your gas tank, check your oil and clean your windows.

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Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
I remember that old airplane filling station from the days of my youth. It’s fun to find things that still exist 50-60 years later in our life. So many things are gone or have just changed so much you don’t recognize them.

Grandmother and Granddad’s home is now torn down. But I still remember the days we had family meals on Sundays, and setting in the yard or on the porch just watching the cars go by.
Babe Maloy’s drive in restaurant is also gone.
I remember those cheeseburgers and cherry cokes, and setting there with Gerald, my best friend, and dreaming about our futures.
This may be gone or physically destroyed, but in our minds they still exist. I’m grateful for that.

Quote of the Day
Winter either bites with its teeth
or lashes with its tail. 

Joke of the Day

A cowboy, who just moved to Wyoming from Texas, walks into a bar and orders  three mugs of Bud. He sits in the back of the room, drinking a sip out of each one in turn. When he finishes them, he comes back to the bar and orders three more.

The bartender approaches and tells the cowboy, "You know, a mug goes flat after I draw it. It would taste better if you bought one at a time."

The cowboy replies, "Well, you see, I have two brothers. One is in Arizona and the other is in Colorado . When we all left our home in Texas, we promised that we'd drink this way to remember the days when we drank together. So I'm drinking one beer for each of my brothers and one for myself."

The bartender admits that this is a nice custom, and leaves it there.

The cowboy becomes a regular in the bar, and always drinks the same way. He orders three mugs and drinks them in turn. One day, he comes in and only orders two mugs. All the regulars take notice and fall silent. When he comes back to the bar for the second round, the bartender says, "I don't want to intrude on your grief, but I wanted to offer my condolences on your loss." The cowboy looks quite puzzled for a moment, then a light dawns in his eyes and he laughs. "Oh, no, everybody's just fine," he explains, "It's just that my wife and I joined the Baptist Church and I had to quit drinking."

"Hasn't affected my brothers though."

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Saturday, January 22, 2011

Guns and More

Do Guns Kill People?
I’m a firm believer that guns don’t kill people, it’s people that kill people. Here’s a cartoon that depicts this:


Funny Numbers
As I mentioned a few days ago this year has four "interesting" dates 1/1/11, 1/11/11, 11/1/11 & 11/11/11. Recently someone showed me this:

Take the last 2 digits of the YEAR of your birth, add the age you will turn this year and it will equal 111...... try it. It works, but only if you are born before 2000.

Sounds like magic? No, it’s just a mathematical fact. Next year the sum will be 112. The year after 113. (It’s just taking your age and adding to your birth year. Birth Year + Age = Current Year, but since only the last two digits of the birth year are used, it yields 111 instead of 2011.) Next year we’ll all be a year older so the formula will give 112 for 2012.

Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
It seems that we want to blame others when things don’t go as planned. A headline read, “SUV hits car and kills driver”… huh? Did the SUV do this, or the driver of the SUV? What’s wrong with individuals accepting personal responsibility?

Quote of the Day
Every man dies.  Not every man really lives.  ~Braveheart

Joke of the Day

What is the difference between ignorance, apathy, and ambivalence?

Answer: I don’t know and I don’t care one way or the other.

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Friday, January 21, 2011

Laugh At This!

Why Does Bill Dance Even Try to Fish?
If will make you wonder when you watch this video of some of his fishing bloopers. You can’t help but laugh…

Jack Said
My dear fishing buddy, Jack Beverly, who passed away a few years ago told me a funny story. He took his wife fishing. Everything seemed to go wrong. The lines got tangled, the lures got hung, etc. He was fuming and fussing all day. He got so mad he was slamming things around, and continued complaining about things. The fish would not even bite.

Finally, his wife Joyce, said to him, “Jack, this is awful. Why do you even go fishing?”

Jack, still working on a tangle line, replied, “Because I enjoy it so much!”

Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
There is something about fishing that produces a peacefulness of the mind. Maybe not everyday, because you can have some bad experiences that can ruin a day of fishing. For example, breaking a $100 fishing rod by slamming a car door on it can do harm to your peacefulness of mind.
My approach is to go fishing for the adventure and for the enjoyment of nature. If you catch fish, then that’s a bonus. I never feel cheated if I come home empty handed, if I’ve felt the wind in my face, the rocking of the waves, and the warmth of sunshine on my back.

Quote of the Day
The cure for boredom is curiosity. 
There is no cure for curiosity. 
~Dorothy Parker

Joke of the Day

Mr. Johnson was overweight, so his doctor put him on a diet.

He said; “I want you to eat regularly for two days, then skip a day, and repeat this procedure for two weeks. The next time I see you, you should have lost at least five pounds.”

When Mr. Johnson returned, he shocked the doctor by having dropped almost twenty pounds.

“Why, that’s amazing!” the doctor told him. “You did this just by following my instructions?”

The slimmed down Mr. Johnson nodded. “I’ll tell you, though, I though I was going to drop dead that third day.”

“From hunger, you mean.”

“No,” replied Mr. Johnson, “from skipping.”

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Thursday, January 20, 2011

Cell Phone? Or Gun?

Mobile Phone Guns Have Arrived. 
And they are real. Something else for us to worry about.

Beneath the digital phone face is a .22 caliber handgun capable of firing four rounds in rapid succession using the standard telephone keypad. European law enforcement officials are stunned by the discovery of these deadly decoys. They say phone guns are changing the rules of engagement in Europe.

Only when you have one in your hand do you realize that they are heavier than a regular cell phone.

Here’s a diagram showing how the gun/phone is designed.

Be patient if security asks to look at your cell phone or turn it on to show that it works . They have a good reason!

Doctor’s Report
The good Doctor Strang gave me an excellent report on my new knee. The x-rays were excellent, and showed exactly what he wanted to see. He wants me to continue outpatient rehab for a couple more weeks to continue to build up strength and stamina in the new knee. I was tickled pink!

Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
I’m thinking about Spring and doing some fishing.
It good to have something to anticipate.
It’s kind of like having hope. To hope is to have a desire, and a feeling that that desire will be fulfilled.

We have many earthly hopes.
What is your spiritual hope?
Remember I Corinthians 13:13
”How abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.”

Quote of the Day
If the body be feeble, the mind will not be strong. 
~Thomas Jefferson

Joke of the Day

Q. What did the digital clock say to the analog clock?
A. Look, No hands!

Q: What do you call a line of rabbits walking backwards?
A: A receding hairline!

Q: What do you do when a redneck throws a hand grenade at you?
A: Pull the pin and throw it back.

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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Knee Surgery

Doctor Appointment Today
I had total knee replace surgery on my left hind leg on November 30, 2010. So it has been 7 weeks yesterday since the good Dr. Strang operated on my knee. Today is my first appointment with him since the surgery.

However, I have had extensive therapy at home and at the Wellmont Outpatient center here in Kingsport. I am encouraged by my progress and hope the doctor will feel the same. I’m walking without a cane, and able to ride the exercise bike.

I am not sure exactly what will happened today, but I expect some x-rays and measurements on my range of motion in my knee.

Now I need to get my right need done. I wonder if the doctor will have any recommendations about when I should do my other knee. Right now I’m planning to wait until October or November of this year.

Do you need to be better at typing knots? If so, here’s a good website that shows the most popular and useful knots and illustrates how to tie them. Just click on the picture below:


Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
Tip for household repairs:
If it moves and it should not move,
use Duct Tape.
If it does not move, and it should move,
use WD-40.

Quote of the Day
May your pockets be heavy and your heart be light,
May good luck pursue you each morning and night.
~Irish Blessing

Joke of the Day

A couple is dressed and ready to go out for the evening. They phone for a cab, turn on a night light, cover their pet parakeet and put the cat out in the back yard.

The taxi arrives, and they open the front door to leave. Suddenly the cat they put out scoots back into the house. They don't want the cat shut in there because she always tries to eat the bird. The wife goes out to the taxi while the husband goes back in. The cat runs upstairs, with the man in hot pursuit.

The wife doesn't want the driver to know the house will be empty. She explains to the taxi driver that her husband will be out soon. "He's just going upstairs to say goodbye to my mother."

A few minutes later the husband gets into the cab.

"Sorry I took so long," he says, as they drive away. "Stupid hag was hiding under the bed. Had to poke her with a coat hanger to get her to come out! Then I had to wrap her in a blanket to keep her from scratching me. But it worked. I hauled her downstairs and threw her out into the back yard!

The cab driver hit a parked car.

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Tuesday, January 18, 2011


Interesting Dates This Year
2011The first interesting date was 1-1-11, that was followed by 1-11-11. Now were waiting for November when we will have two dates of One’s: 11-1-11 and the best of all will be 11-11-11.

The Three Legged Stool
stool_1_smThe stools for milking cows were 3 legged. There has to be a reason. I think it is because a three legged stool will balance on an uneven terrain. Say you are milking a cow and the barn floor is uneven, then a four legged stool would wobble, but a three legged stool will always be steady… it may not be level, but it will be steady.

This unique feature of three legged stools has made them an example for many things that require three basic features to function properly. I’ve heard of the three-legged stool of retirement, three foundations of marketing, etc. So you may see the three-legged approach be used for many different situations, and all because the 3-legged stool is always steady and will not wobble. It was also very useful when milking a cow.

Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
It is important to have the proper balance in your life. It is good to recognize the things that are important to you, and then to make sure you have the right priorities set. This may cause you adjust the time you allocate to what is important to you.
Some items to consider may include: Your spiritual life, your family, your job, your hobbies, your continuing education, your household responsibilities, etc.

Quote of the Day
Some things have to be believed to be seen.
~Ralph Hodgson

Joke of the Day

The Italian Man of His House. With his Italian wife!

Tony had just finished reading a new book entitled, 'You Can Be The Man of Your House.'

He stormed to his wife in the kitchen and announced, 'From now on, you need to know that I am the man of this house and my word is Law. You will prepare me a gourmet meal tonight, and when I'm finished eating my meal, you will serve me a sumptuous dessert. After dinner, you are going to go upstairs with me and you are going to draw me a bath so I can relax. You will wash my back and towel me dry and bring me my robe. Then, you will massage my feet and hands. Then tomorrow, guess who's going to dress me
and comb my hair?'

His Sicilian wife Gina replied, 'The funeral director would be my first guess.'

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Monday, January 17, 2011

Trout Fishing

A Beautiful Picture
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Dec. 10 2010-AMy friend Mark Trent sent me the above picture a few days ago. It shows freshly caught rainbow trout, along side the rod & reel that caught him and the net that captured him. Mark said that the picture was taken by one of his buddies at work, Eric Warren.

That’s Eric holding the trout that was caught just below  Patrick Henry Dam. Congratulations Eric, that’s a nice looking trout and a picture that will bring back fond memories for years to come. Thanks for allowing me to use your pictures.

Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
Someone said, that of all the liars in the world,
the fisherman is the most trustworthy.

Quote of the Day
Human beings are perhaps never more frightening
than when they are convinced beyond doubt
that they are right.
~Laurens van der Post
Joke of the Day

The Senior Says I'm Rich!

Silver in the Hair
Gold in the Teeth
Crystals in the Kidneys
Sugar in the Blood
Lead in the Rear End
Iron in the Arteries

And an inexhaustible supply of Natural Gas. I never thought I'd accumulate such wealth...!

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Saturday, January 15, 2011

The Birds

Chattering Away
We walked out in the yard a couple of days ago, and we could hear the birds. The were chattering away. Maybe talking to each other or perhaps trying to tell us to give them something to eat.

Beverly and I worked in the snow and I put chains on my walking cane to be safe. We filled our two primary bird feeders and put out 3 cakes of fresh suet. Now the birds are enjoying the fresh food.

We're seeing lots of Cardinals. They look so pretty and vibrant with their red color in contrast to the white snow. Here’s a few pictures I took on Thursday. It was snowing at the time…


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May we know how to appreciate and value the beauty of God’s creation, and care for it as good stewards.

Kevin’s Birthday Yesterday 
We had a birthday celebration yesterday for my son, Kevin. He turned 43, and that makes me feel a little older. Here’s a couple of pictures…

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Up above you see Kevin with his Mom and Dad.

To the left, Kevin is guarding the cake, ice cream and nuts. It was delicious.

Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
You don’t have to be a perfectionist.
Just doing your best is good enough.

Quote of the Day
A proverb is a short sentence based on long experience. 
~Miguel de Cervantes

Joke of the Day

In the doctors office two patients are talking "You know, I had an appendectomy last month and the doctor left a sponge in me by mistake"

"A sponge!" exclaims the other "And do you feel much pain"

"No pain at all", says the first, "but do I get thirsty!"

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Friday, January 14, 2011

A Special Birthday

My Son, Kevin
happybirthday_animatedToday is his 43rd birthday. Beverly and I were remembering yesterday about the night of his birth. It was a cold and snowy night in Kingsport, Tennessee. Before going to the hospital we drove by some friends so they could keep our older son, Greg, while we were at the hospital. (I was as nervous as a long tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs.) We were thankful for the healthy birth of our second son.

Kevin now has a family of his own, but a son is always your boy. You never forget the playing together, him setting in your lap, the ball games in the back yards, the experiences of life, and all the growing up to become the man he is today.

Happy Birthday, Kevin!

IMG_3610Tomorrow’s Blog
Tomorrow I’ll be showing some nice pictures I took yesterday of some of the Cardinals we have been watching in our back yard. I hope you’ll come back and take a look.

Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
You’ve heard of a wild goose chase. Someone said that it’s OK to go on an occasional wild goose chase - that's what wild geese are for. But what happens if you catch the wild goose?

Quotes of the Day
You don't raise heroes, you raise sons. 
And if you treat them like sons, they'll turn out to be heroes, even if it's just in your own eyes.
~Walter M. Schirra, Sr.

When you teach your son, you teach your son's son.
~The Talmud

Giving your son a skill is better than giving him
one thousand pieces of gold.
~Chinese Proverb

He who can be a good son will be a good father. 
~Author Unknown

Joke of the Day

“Pull over the curb,” said the policeman. “You don’t have a taillight.”

The motorist stepped out, looked in back of the car, and stood quivering and speechless.

“Oh, it’s not that bad,” said the policeman.

The man mumbled, “It’s not the taillight I am worried about. Where are my wife and trailer?”

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Thursday, January 13, 2011


Football Season

The last college game has been played. Auburn beat Oregon for the National College Championship. Now the pros are at it, and soon we will have the Super Bowl.

All these games are based on kicking, throwing, and running with a funny shaped object we call the football. Ever wonder how they make a football. Well here’s the video. It shows how balls are manufactured at the Wilson factory which makes all the footballs for the NFL.

Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
Try not to be a grumpy person.
Things may not be going exactly the way you want, but don’t take it out on everybody else.
Pray first, and it will help your attitude.
Then you can be cheerful and smile.

Quote of the Day
Men can bear all things except good days. 
~Dutch Proverb

Joke of the Day

A Tennessee State trooper pulled over a pickup on I-65. The trooper asked, "Got any ID?"

The driver replied, "Bout whut?"


You can say what you want about the South,
but you never hear of anyone retiring
and moving North.


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