Thursday, March 31, 2011

My Daughter

Daddy Pride
My daughter, Bethany, was recently was promoted to Creative Director at Gannett’s Asbury Park Design Center. Here’s part of the article from the American Copy Editors Society.



As you would know, old Mom and Dad are excited for her with this new opportunity. We look forward to visiting her in Asbury Park, NJ after she gets settled.

Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
The most rewarding part of my work days was teaching and working with younger people and watching their growth. Everything else I did, really does not matter today.

Quote of the Day
He is a true fugitive who flies from reason.
~Marcus Aurelius


Joke of the Day

Actual comments made by NYC teachers on their report cards as of their final narratives. All teachers were reprimanded! 

1. Since my last report, your child has hit rock bottom and has started to dig.

2. I would not allow this student to breed.

3. Your child has delusions of adequacy. 

4. Your child is depriving a village of an idiot. 

5. Your son sets low personal standards and then consistently fails to achieve them. 

6. The student has a “full six-pack” but lacks the plastic thing to hold it together. 

7. This child has been working with glue too much. 

8. When your daughter’s IQ reaches 50, she should sell. 

9. The gates are down, the lights are flashing, but the train isn’t here. 

10. If this student were any more stupid, he’d have to be watered twice a week. 

11. It’s impossible to believe the sperm that created this child beat out 1,000,000 others. 

12. The wheel is turning but the hamster is gone.

Aren’t those great! --TG


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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Suburban’s Trunk Monkey

A Good Option for An Auto, If You Can Find It
Suburban has produced a series of TV advertisements that feature the Trunk Monkey. There’s a button on the dash that opens the trunk for the monkey to come to the rescue. Here’s a compilation of some of their ads. They will make you laugh.


Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
I’ve heard there are three things
to do if you want to succeed:
1) Prepare your self for higher level job
2) Train someone to do your current job
3) Do your current job to the best of your ability

Quote of the Day
If you have a garden and a library,
you have everything you need. 

Joke of the Day

An out-of-towner drove his car into a ditch in a desolated area.

Luckily, a local farmer came to help with his big strong horse, named Buddy. He hitched Buddy up to the car and yelled, "Pull, Nellie, pull!" Buddy didn't move. Then the farmer hollered, "Pull, Buster, pull!" Buddy didn't respond. Once more the farmer commanded, "Pull, Coco, pull!" Nothing. Then the farmer nonchalantly said, "Pull, Buddy, pull!" And the horse easily dragged the car out of the ditch.

The motorist was most appreciative and very curious. He asked the farmer why he called his horse by the wrong name three times.

The farmer said, "Oh, Buddy is blind and if he thought he was the only one pulling, he wouldn't even try."

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Tuesday, March 29, 2011


Granddaddy Pride
My granddaughter, Kara, is playing volleyball again this year. I went to the first game and they won the first two sets. Kara has improved a lot in the past year, especially in her serving. Here’s a short video…

Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
Life is full of adventures. Some are little, and some are big. Keep an eye out for adventures in life that await you. You don’t want to miss out.

Quote of the Day
There are two kinds of light - the glow that illumines, and the glare that obscures. 
~James Thurber

Joke of the Day

A policeman pulls over a driver for swerving in and out of lanes on the highway. He tells the guy to blow a breath into a breathalyzer.

”I can’t do that, officer.”

”Why not?”

”Because I’m an asthmatic. I could get an asthma attack if I blow into that tube.”

”Okay, we’ll just get a urine sample down at the station.”

”Can’t do that either, officer.”

”Why not?”

”Because I’m a diabetic. I could get low blood sugar if I pee in a cup.”

”Alright, we could get a blood sample.”

”Can’t do that either, officer.”

”Why not?”

”Because I’m a hemophiliac.

If I give blood I could die.”

”Fine then, just walk this white line.”

”Can’t do that either, officer.”

”Why not?”

”Because I’m drunk.”

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Monday, March 28, 2011

Spring Has Sprung

Yard Work Begins
This past weekend I mowed the lawn and did some weed eating for the first time.

My friend Ralph often says when we are out fishing, “A bad day of fishing is better than a good day of weed eating.” I agree with him.

My best friend Jack Beverly who passed away a few years ago used a weed eater around his house. But his wife made him stop. He kept cutting down her flowers. He also told me that all his trees had a little ring around them where he had cut them with the weed eater.

But I thought I should warn you to be careful when you are weed eating. Look what can happen if you have a Stihl brand.

Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
Always remember that life is Beautiful,
and so are you!

Quote of the Day
Are you beautiful because I love you,
Or do I love you because you are beautiful?

Joke of the Day

A minister was completing a temperance sermon. With great emphasis he said, "If I had all the beer in the world, I'd take it and pour it into the river." 

With even greater emphasis he said, "And if I had all the wine in the world, I'd take it and pour it into the river."

And then finally, shaking his fist in the air, he Said, "And if I had all the whiskey in the world, I'd take it and pour it into the river.."

Sermon complete, he sat down.

The song leader stood very cautiously and announced With a smile, nearly laughing, "For our closing song, Let us sing Hymn #365, 'Shall We Gather at the River.'"

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Saturday, March 26, 2011

New Info On Heart Attacks

On Heart Attacks
I have personally experience a couple of heart attacks in the past years. I received an email about heart attacks and I said to myself, “I know all about that.”

But I was wrong. I learned a couple of things. (1) Bayer has a new aspirin that could help in the event of a heart attack, and (2) If you think you’re having a heart attack, do not lie down. Stay seated.

Here’s the complete read:

AspirinBayer is making crystal aspirin to dissolve under the tongue. They work much faster than the tablets.

Why keep aspirin by your bedside? Read on.

About Heart Attacks

There are other symptoms of an heart attack besides the pain on the left arm.

One must also be aware of an intense pain on the chin, as well as nausea and lots of sweating, however these symptoms may also occur less frequently. Note: There may be NO pain in the chest during a heart attack

The majority of people (about 60%) who had a heart attack during their sleep, did not wake up.

However, if it occurs, the chest pain may wake you up from your deep sleep. If that happens, immediately dissolve two aspirins in your mouth and swallow them with a bit of water.


CALL 911

- say "heart attack!"
- say that you have taken 2 aspirins..
- phone a neighbor or a family member who lives
     very close by
- take a seat on a chair or sofa near the front door,
     and wait for their arrival and ….

DO NOT lie down

A Cardiologist has stated that, if each person, after receiving this e-mail, sends it to 10 people, probably one life can be saved!

Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
I’m going to buy two packs of those quick release crystal aspirin and keep one in the auto and one in the bedroom. What about you?

Quote of the Day
The most wasted of all days is one without laughter. 
~e.e. cummings

Joke of the Day

A customer sent an order to a distributor for a large amount of goods totaling a great deal of money.

The distributor noticed that the previous bill hadn’t been paid, so he asked his collections manager to leave a voice-mail for them saying, “We can’t ship your new order until you pay for the last one.”

The next day the collections manager received a collect phone call, “Please cancel the order. We can’t wait that long.”

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Friday, March 25, 2011

Fishing Weather?

Too Windy
The weather for fishing has not been good. We’ve had lots of wind in East Tennessee. Our trip to Douglas Lake last Friday only resulted in 8 fish. On Tuesday Doug and I thought we we try Boone Lake for crappie. Again, we had to fight the wind and did not catch a single crappie. But we did end up with two nice fish: A smallmouth bass that went well over 3 pounds, and a striped bass weighing nearly 7 pounds. Here my fishing buddy, Doug holding the catch.


Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
I’m thankful that I have been able to go fishing again this year. As I look ahead (if I live) I know the day will come when I will not have the ability to go out on the lake and fish. We need to appreciate and be thankful for our health.

In future days our health will change,
And in all likelihood it will be for the worse.

Quote of the Day
Kissing is a means of getting two people so close together that they can't see anything wrong
with each other. 
~Rene Yasenek

Joke of the Day

A man found a brass lamp, rubbed it vigorously, and a genie appeared.

"For freeing me from the lamp, I will grant you any wish you desire," the genie said.

The man replied, "I want a spectacular job. A challenge that no man has ever succeeded at or has ever even dared try."

"Poof!" Said the genie. "You're a housewife."

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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Hail Storm Yesterday

Kingsport, TN – March 23, 2011
We had a hail storm yesterday. I got a short video you might like to see.

Here’s a few pictures;

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We’re glad it was not worse. Hail can do lots of damage. It can destroy roofs, cars, windows, etc.
Our cars were in the garage, and it looks like the boat survived.

Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
Be careful today.
Don’t have a mishap.
Smile at everyone,
They’ll wonder what you’ve been up to.

Quote of the Day
Life is what we make it,
always has been, always will be. 
~Grandma Moses


Joke of the Day

Smith goes to see his supervisor in the front office.

"Boss," he says, "we're doing some heavy house-cleaning at home tomorrow, and my wife needs me to help with the attic and the garage, moving and hauling stuff."

"We're short-handed, Smith," the boss replies. "I can't give you the day off."

"Thanks, boss," says Smith, "I knew I could count on you!"

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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Earthquake? Here’s What To Do

Tips for Earthquake Safety
A good friend sent this to me the other day. It appears to be sound advice. Please take heed.

1) Almost everyone who simply "Ducks and Covers" when buildings collapse ARE CRUSHED TO DEATH. People who get under objects, like desks or cars, are crushed.

2) Cats, dogs and babies often naturally curl up in the fetal position. You should too, in an earthquake. It is a natural safety/survival instinct. That position helps you survive in a smaller void. Get next to an object, next to the sofa, next to a large bulky object that will compress slightly but leave a void next to it.

3) Wooden buildings are the safest type of construction to be in during an earthquake. Wood is flexible and moves with the force of the earthquake. If the wooden building does collapse, large survival voids are created. Also, the wooden building has less concentrated, crushing weight. Brick buildings will break into individual bricks. Bricks will cause many injuries but less squashed bodies than concrete slabs. Concrete slab buildings are the most dangerous during an earthquake.

4) If you are in bed during the night and an earthquake occurs, simply roll off the bed. A safe void will exist around the bed. Hotels can achieve a much greater survival rate in earthquakes, simply by posting a sign on the back of the door of every room telling occupants to lie down on the floor, next to the bottom of the bed during an earthquake.

5) If an earthquake happens and you cannot easily escape by getting out the door or window, then lie down and curl up in the fetal position next to a sofa, or large chair.

6) Almost everyone who gets under a doorway when buildings collapse, is killed. How? If you stand under a doorway and the doorjamb falls forward or backward you will be crushed by the ceiling above. If the door jam falls sideways you will be cut in half by the doorway. In either case, you will be killed.

7) Never go to the stairs. The stairs have a different moment of frequency (they swing separately from the main part of the building) The stairs and remainder of the building continuously bump into each other until structural failure of the stairs takes place. The people who get on stairs before they fall are chopped up by the stair treads, horribly mutilated. Even if the building doesn't collapse, stay away from the stairs. The stairs are a likely part of the building to be damaged. Even if the stairs are not collapsed by the earthquake, they may collapse later when overloaded by fleeing people. They should always be checked for safety, even when the rest of the building is not damaged.

8) Get near the outer walls of buildings or outside of them if possible, it is much better to be near the outside of the building rather than the interior. The farther inside you are from the outside perimeter of the building the greater the probability that your escape route will be blocked.

9) People that get inside their vehicles are crushed when the road above falls in an earthquake and crushes their vehicle, which is exactly what happened with the slabs between the decks of the Nimitz Freeway. The victims of the San Francisco earthquake, all stayed inside of their vehicles. They were all killed. They could have easily survived by getting out and lying in the fetal position next to their vehicle. Everyone killed would have survived if they had been able to get out of their cars and sit or lie next to them. All the crushed cars had voids 3 feet high next to them, except for the cars that had columns fall directly across them.

10) I discovered, while crawling inside of collapsed newspaper offices and other offices with a lot of paper, that paper does not compact. Large voids are found surrounding stacks of paper.


Please SPREAD THE WORD about the “triangle of life” to friends and families, it could save someone's life. With all the natural disasters going on in the world, every little bit can only help.

Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
Almost everything can be recycled,
except time.
Life only once can we live it,
what a great solemn thought.

Quote of the Day
In the spring I have counted one hundred and
thirty-six different kinds of weather
inside of four and twenty hours. 
~Mark Twain

Joke of the Day

A man wrote a letter to the IRS: “I have been unable to sleep knowing that I have cheated on my income tax. I understated my taxable income and have enclosed a check for $200.00. If I still can’t sleep, I will send the rest.”


An old, stingy lawyer was dying and was determined to prove wrong the old saying; "You can't take it with you." He told his wife to go down to the bank and withdraw enough money to fill two pillowcases.

His plan: Put the bags directly over his bed and when he died grab them on his way up to heaven.

One day the old ambulance chaser died. When his wife was up cleaning in the attic one day, she came across the forgotten pillowcases.

She then said to herself, “That old fool. I knew he should have had me put them in the basement!"

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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Devastation in Japan

Before and After Pictures
Go to the following website to see dramatic photos from NASA satellites (click on the line below):

Satellite photos show devastation in Japan

In the right hand corner just below the photo you will see an icon that says either “See Before” or “See After”. BE SURE to click on that to see the full pictures of the before and after.

Here’s one of the before pictures:

Here’s the after:

It’s a terrible thing what many of the Japanese people are going through. Be sure to remember those people with your prayers and other ways you may be able to help.

Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
Today is the first day of the rest of your life.
Set some goals and make some plans.
Time is short.

Quote of the Day
If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant; if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.
~Anne Bradstreet

Joke of the Day

A man had just settled into his seat next to the window on the plane when another man sat down in the aisle seat and put his black Labrador Retriever in the middle seat next to the man.

The first man looked very quizzically at the dog and asked why the dog was allowed on  the plane.

The second man explained that he was from the  Police Drugs Enforcement Agency and that the dog was a 'sniffing  dog'. 'His name is Sniffer and he's the best there is. I'll show you once we get airborne, when I put him to work.'

The plane took  off, and once it has leveled out, the Policeman said, 'Watch this.' He told Sniffer to 'search'.
Sniffer jumped down, walked along the aisle, and finally sat very purposefully next to a woman for several seconds.

Sniffer then returned to his seat and put one paw on the policeman's arm. The Policeman said,  'Good boy', and he turned to the man and said, 'That woman is in possession of marijuana, I'm making a note of her seat number and the authorities will apprehend her when we land.

'Gee, that's  pretty good,' replied the first man.

Once again, the Policeman sent Sniffer to search the aisles. The Lab sniffed about, sat down  beside a man for a few seconds, returned to its seat, and this time he  placed two paws on the agent's arm.

The Policeman said, 'That man is carrying cocaine, so again, I'm making a note of his seat number for the police.'

'I like it!' said his seat mate.

The  Policeman then told Sniffer to 'search' again. Sniffer walked up  and down the aisles for a little while, sat down for a moment, and then came racing back to the agent, jumped into the middle seat and proceeded to poop all over the place.

The first man was really disgusted by  this behavior and couldn't figure out how or why a well-trained dog would behave like that, so he asked the policeman, 'What's going on? Why did the dog mess in the seat like that?'

The Policeman nervously replied, 'He just found a bomb.'

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Monday, March 21, 2011

The Redneck Exam

Can You Pass It?
Someone recently sent me a copy of a Redneck Examination. I thought I would share with you to see if you can pass it. It consists of only 4 questions. Allow yourself 1 minute to complete the exam:


Now, don’t cheat. The answers are below:


How did you do? Hang in there, I didn’t pass it either.

Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
We went fishing last Friday. It was a very pretty day, except for the wind. Did you know that a wind is the fisherman’s worst enemy? The catch was nothing to brag about. But we had a great time, and the boat, motor, and all equipment checked out A-OK.

Quote of the Day
It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold:  when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade.
~Charles Dickens

Joke of the Day

Old Joe went to the doctor. Here’s his story…

I recently picked a new primary care doctor.  After two visits and exhaustive lab tests, he said I was doing 'fairly well' for my age. (I just turned sixty-something.)
A little concerned about that comment, I couldn't
resist asking him, 'Do you think I'll live to be 80?'

He asked, 'Do you smoke tobacco, or drink beer, wine or hard liquor?
'Oh no,' I replied.  'I'm not doing drugs, either!'

Then he asked, 'Do you eat rib-eye steaks and barbecued ribs?
I said, 'Not much... my former doctor said that
all red meat is very unhealthy!'

'Do you spend a lot of time in the sun, like playing golf, boating, sailing, hiking, or bicycling?'
'No, I don't,' I said.

He asked, 'Do you gamble, drive fast cars, or have lots of girl friends?'
'No,' I said...

He looked at me and said,..  'Then, why do you even care?

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Saturday, March 19, 2011

Problem Explained

Japan’s Nuclear Reactor Problems
The following video is the best explanation I have seen/heard concerning Japan’s problems with it’s nuclear reactors after the earthquake and tsunamis.

All the safeguards failed. This is certainly a rare event.

Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
Life at best, is very brief.
Let’s try to use our time wisely.

Quote of the Day
Wherever a man turns he can find
someone who needs him.
~Albert Schweitzer

Joke of the Day

Goat for Dinner

The young couple invited their elderly pastor for Sunday dinner.  While they were in the kitchen preparing the meal, the minister asked their son what they were having.

"Goat," the little boy replied.

"Goat?" replied the startled man of the cloth, "Are you sure about that?"

"Yep," said the youngster. "I heard Dad say to Mom, 'Today is just as good as any to have the old goat for dinner.' "

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Friday, March 18, 2011

More About Our Amaryllis

Full Bloom!
Just now they are in full bloom! Look how pretty and full the bloom are. This is the 3rd season we have enjoyed the blooms:


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We hope to have blooms again next year.
All it takes is a little care.

Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
There’s LIFE is a little seed.
The same seed planted in good soil will bear the same fruit anywhere in the world where there is warmth and moisture.

God’s people bear the same fruit in every land,
because it comes from the same seed.

Quote of the Day
The best six doctors anywhere
And no one can deny it
Are sunshine, water, rest, and air
Exercise and diet.
These six will gladly you attend
If only you are willing
Your mind they'll ease
Your will they'll mend
And charge you not a shilling.
~Nursery rhyme quoted by Wayne Fields


Joke of the Day

One Sunday morning, a mother went in to wake her son and tell him it was time to get ready for church, to which he replied, "I'm not going." 

"Why not?" she asked.

I'll give you two good reasons," he said. "(1), they don't like me, and (2), I don't like them."

His mother replied, "I'll give you two good reasons why you SHOULD go to church:  
(1) You're 49 years old, and (2) you're the pastor!"

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Thursday, March 17, 2011


Two Brothers Who Paint Murals
Lee and Matt Casbeer have a unique talent and they have put it to good use in painting murals. Their work is outstanding. I ran across this video that describes their life and their work. I found it very interesting and entertaining.


Today is Saint Patrick’s Day 
Wear a little green today.
Maybe you’ll have the luck of the Irish.
Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
We all learn from experiences. Some experiences are mistakes, others are successes. We move forward in life by learning from our past failures and victories. But never let past mistakes drag you down. Learn from them and go forward!



Quote of the Day
I'm in a hurry to get things done
Oh I rush and rush until life's no fun
All I've really gotta do is live and die
But I'm in a hurry and don't know why....
~Roger Murrah and Randy VanWarmer
Joke of the Day

The Twenty and the One  

A well-worn one-dollar bill and a similarly distressed twenty-dollar bill arrived at a Federal Reserve Bank to be retired. 

As they moved along the conveyor belt to be burned, they struck up a conversation.

The twenty-dollar bill reminisced about its travels all over the country. "I've had a pretty good life," the twenty proclaimed.. "Why I've been to Las Vegas and Atlantic City , the finest restaurants in New York , performances on Broadway, and even a cruise to the Caribbean .." 

"Wow!" said the one-dollar bill. "You've really had an exciting life!" 

"So, tell me," says the twenty, "where have you been throughout your lifetime?" 

The one dollar bill replies, "Oh, I've been to the Methodist Church , the Baptist Church, the Lutheran Church .." 

The twenty-dollar bill interrupts, "What's a church?"

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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Are You Bored?

Need Something To Do?
This picture will give you some ideas. A new form of art using wire and household objects. You can buy some wire that can be bent with some pliers, and make art all day long. Just look…Bored

Fishing Preparation
I have finished preparing my fishing tackle for this fishing this year. Tomorrow I am planning to clean up the boat and get it loaded and ready to go. Friday is supposed to be a beautiful day, and I might end up on the lake.


Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
Hearts take many forms, but one of the most interesting was in our local Wal-Mart in a Coca-Cola Display.
I Love Everybody!

Quote of the Day
What a wonderful life I've had!
I only wish I'd realized it sooner.

Joke of the Day

A priest, a minister and a guru sat discussing the best positions for prayer, while a telephone repairman worked nearby.

"Kneeling is definitely the best way to pray," the priest said.  

"No," said the minister. "I get the best results standing with my hands outstretched to Heaven." 

"You're both wrong," the guru said. "The most effective prayer position is lying down on the floor." 

The repairman could contain himself no longer. "Hey, fellas," he interrupted. "The best prayin' I ever did was when I was hangin' upside down from a telephone pole."

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Tuesday, March 15, 2011


All Types Of Cameras 
IMG_0678Cameras are everywhere. Camera’s are watching us in stores while we shop, in the parking lots, and on our roads and highways. And some are used for law enforcement. The picture shows a traffic light camera in Johnson City, Tennessee.

I have not gotten a ticket from one of these camera robots, and I hope I don’t. I try to obey the laws at intersections, but I might slip up. It can happen.

We also have some speed camera in our area of Tennessee. I don’t like speed cameras. However, I’m afraid the use of speed cameras will grow. I predict that we may see them on the interstate highways in the near future. I am not aware of any on the interstate system at the current time, but I could be in error.

Our thoughts and prayers go our to all the Japanese people who have suffered loss and heartache from the earthquake and tsunamis. All their problems makes our problems look so small.

Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
Be careful with your driving. Even a small accident or fender bender can ruin a good day.

Quote of the Day
Habits are at first cobwebs, then cables.
~Spanish Proverb

Joke of the Day

A kindergarten teacher gave her class a "show and tell" assignment.  Each student was instructed to bring in an object that represented their religion to share with the class.

The first student got up in front of the class and said, "My name is Benjamin and I am Jewish and this is a Star of David." 

The second student got up in front of the class and said, "My name is Mary. I'm a Catholic and this is a Rosary."

The third student got in up front of the class and said, "My name is Tommy. I am Methodist, and this is a casserole."

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Monday, March 14, 2011

Our Amaryllis

Third Year of Bloom
IMG_0686This plant was a gift to us from Sylvia, Mandy and Alex. We have kept and attempted to follow the instructions for care of this flower from year to year… and it seems to be working! This is the third year we have enjoyed watching it grow and bloom. There are four blooms this year and they are beautiful. It’s not quite at full bloom, but it will be in a few days.

We have it siting in the floor of our family room. Every night we have to turn the plant to keep it growing straight as it grows toward the warm sunlight.

Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
While we are enjoying the indoor Amaryllis we are also enjoying he early spring flowers that are blooming all around town. Yes, spring is in the air. The rose bushes we planted in the last couple of years are beginning to sprout. Spring is wonderful, it like a rebirth of life anew. I hope you enjoy it to the fullest!
_ _ _
I hope you are OK today. I’m sorry that I forgot to warn about yesterday.  Yesterday it happened: Friday the 13th fell on Sunday this month.

Quote of the Day
If you count all your assets, you always show a profit.
~Robert Quillen


Joke of the Day

An elderly woman walked into the local country church. The friendly usher greeted her at the door and helped her up the flight of steps.  

"Where would you like to sit?" he asked politely.  

"The front row, please," she answered.  

"You really don't want to do that," the usher said. "The pastor is really boring."  

"Do you happen to know who I am?" the woman inquired.  

"No," he said.  

"I'm the pastor's mother," she replied indignantly.  

"Do you know who I am?" he asked.  

"No," she said.  

"Good," he answered.

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Saturday, March 12, 2011

We’ve Learned A Lot In Our Life Time

What’s the Most Important?
I ran across the following list the other day. I thought it was pretty good. I feel that I have learned all those things, and a few more also. Read the list—it will give you something to think about.

I’ve Learned

  • I've learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.
  • I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.
  • I've learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you'll miss them when they're gone from your life.
  • I've learned that making a "living" is not the same thing as making a "life."
  • I've learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance.
  • I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands. You need to be able to throw something back.
  • I've learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision.
  • I've learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone. People love a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back.
  • I've learned that I still have a lot to learn.
  • I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.

Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
I believe that it's taking me a long time to become the person I want to be, and I’m not going to quit trying.

Quote of the Day
A smile confuses an approaching frown.
~Author Unknown

Joke of the Day

There once was a man who was starting up a small zoo. He had received all the animals he wanted for his zoo from fellow zoo's and game parks around the area, except the Mongoose. So the man decided to write a letter to the largest zoo in the area and it went like this:

To whom it may concern... I would like to purchase 2 Mongeese from you... He thought that did not sound right so he started again.

I would like to purchase 2 Mongooses from you. Now the man still thought that this didn't sound at all right, so he tried again:

I would like to purchase 2 Mongi from your zoo... The man was on the verge of giving up, until he had a great idea...

To whom it may concern... I would like to purchase 1 Mongoose from your zoo. And while you’re at it, could you please send another Mongoose with that one.

(in case you are wondering,
the correct plural of mongoose is mongooses.)


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