Wednesday, November 30, 2011

True or False?

A Good Read Whether it is True or Not
I was sent the following, and told it was a true story. It was a good story and it made a little tear come to my eye. Somehow I doubt the truth of the story, but there is a good lesson in the story. Hope you will read it.

Glass of Milk

One day, a poor boy who was selling goods from door to door to pay his way through school, found he had only one thin dime left, and he was hungry.

He decided he would ask for a meal at the next house. However, he lost his nerve when a lovely young woman opened the door.
Instead of a meal he asked for a drink of water. She thought he looked hungry so brought him a large glass of milk.

He drank it so slowly, and then asked, "How much do I owe you?"

"You don't owe me anything," she replied. "Mother has taught us never to accept pay for a kindness."

He said ....... "Then I thank you from my heart."

As Howard Kelly left that house, he not only felt stronger physically, but his faith in God and man was strong also. He had been ready to give up and quit.

Many year's later that same young woman became critically ill. The local doctors were baffled. They finally sent her to the big city, where they called in specialists to study her rare disease.

Dr. Howard Kelly was called in for the consultation. When he heard the name of the town she came from, a strange light filled his eyes. Immediately he rose and went down the hall of the hospital to her room.
Dressed in his doctor's gown he went in to see her. He recognized her at once.

He went back to the consultation room determined to do his best to save her life. From that day he gave special attention to her case.

After a long struggle, the battle was won.

Dr. Kelly requested the business office to pass the final bill to him for approval. He looked at it, then wrote something on the edge, and the bill was sent to her room. She feared to open it, for she was sure it would take the rest of her life to pay for it all. Finally she looked, and something caught her attention on the side of the bill. She read these words...

"Paid in full with one glass of milk."
(Signed) Dr. Howard Kelly.

Tears of joy flooded her eyes as her happy heart prayed: "Thank You, God, that Your love has spread broad through human hearts and hands."

Bethany Leaves Today
Our daughter flies back to New Jersey today. She had a 5:30 AM flight this morning. I took her to the airport before 4:30 AM. We’ll miss her. We had a wonderful time while she was home for the holiday.

Me Eye
I have a 9:00 AM appointment with my eye doctor this morning. A couple of weeks ago I had a “retinal vein occlusion” in my left eye. The doctor explained that this is like a mini stroke, but happening in your eye rather than the brain. Last week I was injected with Avastin in my eye, and today I go back for a checkup and to learn if I will need more injections. My vision has improved dramatically since I first had the problem, so I think this will not result in very much of a permanent vision loss.

Oh yes, I asked the doctor what caused this, and he told me it was caused by birthdays. (This getting old is not much fun.)


Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
Kindness has an impact that we cannot predict.
A simple kindness to even a stranger can give them a needed lift. Don’t ever fail to show kindness in all you do and say. Kind thoughts will not hurt you either.

Quote of the Day
Some men have a den in their home,
while others just growl all over the house.
~Author Unknown

Joke of the Day

A man, sitting at home alone, heard a knock on the door. He opened it to find two sheriff's deputies. One deputy asked, "Sir, are you married?"

"Yes, I am, officer. Why?"

"Do you have a photograph of your wife?"

"Yeah." He grabbed a photo off the mantle.

The deputy said, "I'm sorry, sir, but it looks like your wife's been hit by a truck."

The guy replied, "I know, but she's an excellent cook, and the kids seem to like her!"

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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

I Love Animals

But I object to PETA and their Advertising
Just before Thanksgiving I saw the the following advertisement by PETA objecting to our traditional Thanksgiving turkey meal.


Then I remembered that PETA was against fishing, and had used the following advertisement.


I just want to go on record as saying I believe in eating turkey and meats, and I believe in fishing. Anyone who says otherwise is stepping on my toes.

You had better watch what PETA does in the future. I hear they are trying to outlaw fishing. We need to be watchful because there are liberal groups who want to take freedoms from the people.

Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
To accomplish something useful, you must make a plan.
Then adhere to your plan, but be willing to adjust when necessary. That’s the way you make something happen.

Quote of the Day
Lots of folks confuse bad management with destiny.
~Kin Hubbard

Joke of the Day

After being married for 40 years, Joe took a careful look at his wife one day and said .... "Forty years ago we had a cheap house, a junk car, slept on a sofa bed and watched a 10-inch black and white TV, but I got to sleep every night with a hot 23-year-old girl.”

“Now ...” Joe continued, “I have a $500,000.00 home, a $35,000.00 car, a nice big bed and a large screen TV, but I'm sleeping with a 63-year-old woman. It seems to me that you' re not holding up your side of things."

Joe’s wife is a very reasonable woman. She told me to go out and find a hot 23-year-old girl and she would make sure that I would once again be living in a cheap house, driving a junk car, sleeping on a sofa bed and watching a 10-inch black and white TV.

Aren't older women great? They really know how to solve an old guy's problems.

(Thanks to Mark for the joke today.)

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Monday, November 28, 2011

A Great Thanksgiving

Wonderful Days
All I have for today are some pictures from last week. They bring back memories of the good times we had together. We have a wonderful family!

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Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
We had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend. It was precious being with family. Now it’s quiet around this old house. But Beth is still here and we’re enjoying her company. When she leaves it will really be q u I e t.

Quote of the Day
You don't choose your family. 
They are God's gift to you, as you are to them. 
~Desmond Tutu

Joke of the Day

Here’s a joke that was funny prior to last Saturday. However, after Kentucky beat Tennessee on Saturday it was not so funny…

A man dressed in Orange walks into an Lexington sports bar with a small dog under his arm. He says to the bartender. "Hey, can I leave my dog here while I go to the Kentucky and Tennessee game?"

 "A dog in my bar? No way."

"But he's a special dog," the Tennessee fan says.

"In what way?" The bartender asks.

"Well," says the VOL, "he will watch the game on TV with you. When Tennessee scores, he will walk up and down the bar on his hind legs. When Kentucky scores, he will walk up and down the bar on his front legs. When Tennessee wins, he will do back flips all the way down the bar and back."

"Wow," the bartender says. "What does he do when Kentucky wins?"

"I don't know" says the VOL. "He's only twenty-seven years old."

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Friday, November 25, 2011

Casey At The Bat

The Poem is Old
It goes back to 1888. Check the following links to familiarize yourself with the poem, “Casey At The Bat”:

If you’re a democrat then skip down to “Tennessee Granddaddy Says.” Otherwise, watch the following video called “Obama At Bat.”

Obama At The Bat
Then take a gander at this video called Obama at the Bat. It’s a funny video and done up pretty nice.

I hope you Obama supporters don’t get upset. I would had to lose the three of you as readers.

Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
I hope you do take me too serious. I do like to kid around a lot, and sometimes get carried away.
I hope you can separate my foolishness from my seriousness.

Quote of the Day
We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.
~Thornton Wilder

Joke of the Day

The old Indian chief called for the two bravest warriors in the tribe.

"Running Buffalo, Falling Rocks, you go and seek buffalo skins. Whichever of you returns with the most skins will become my right hand man and will be the next chief."

A month later, Running Buffalo came back with nearly a hundred pelts.

Sadly, Falling Rocks never returned.

The tribe organized a search and looked everywhere, but they couldn't find the missing brave anywhere. Today, as you drive through the West, you can see the evidence of love and devotion the tribe had for this lost warrior. Throughout the highways, on interstates and side roads, you can still see their signs that say, 'Watch for Falling Rocks.'

(You learn something new every day.)

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Thursday, November 24, 2011

It’s Thanksgiving Day!

Updated at 5:20 PM. See Picture Below.

Turkey Day is Here
TurkeyCartoonEarly this morning I was in my usual Thanksgiving Day wrestling match with our 24 plus pound turkey. It was a battle, but I won. Grandmother and I got him in the oven without much difficulty. The aromas of the day will not be far behind. I’m looking forward to the turkey, dressing and gravy the most, I think.

We’re expecting the rest of the gang to show up this morning. If all goes as planned we’ll be gathering around the tables at about 1:00 PM.

Picture taken Thanksgiving Day, 2011


Missing in the picture are Aunt Helen and her daughter Karen. Helen is ill with pneumonia and was not able to come. Karen was cooking a turkey to share with her. We hope she gets well soon. We missed them today.

Note: The children in your family may enjoy the corny jokes today that relate to Thanksgiving. See “Joke of the Day”.

Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
If you’ve got a loving and caring family
you are rich indeed.

Quote of the Day
He who thanks but with the lips
Thanks but in part;
The full, the true Thanksgiving
Comes from the heart.
~J.A. Shedd

Jokes of the Day

Q: Why did the turkey cross the road?
A: It was the chicken's day off.
Q: Why do turkeys always go, "gobble, gobble"?
A: Because they never learned good table manners!
Q: What sound does a space turkey make?
A: Hubble, Hubble, Hubble.
Q: Why did the police arrest the turkey?
A: They suspected it of fowl play.
Q: Why did the Indian chief wear so many feathers?
A: To keep his wig warm.
Q: Why did they let the turkey join the band?
A: Because he had the drumsticks
Asked to write a composition entitled, "What I'm thankful for on Thanksgiving," a student wrote , "I am thankful that I'm not a turkey."
Q: What's the best dance to do on Thanksgiving?
A: The turkey trot
Q: Who is not hungry at Thanksgiving?
A: The turkey because he's already stuffed!
Q: Why did the turkey play the drums in his band?
A: Because he already had drum sticks!
------------------------------------------------------------------Q: Who is not hungry at Thanksgiving?
A: The turkey because he's already stuffed!
Q: Why did the turkey play the drums in his band?
A: Because he already had drum sticks!
Q: What does Dracula call Thanksgiving?
A: Fangs-giving.
Q: Why do pilgrims pants keep falling down?
A: Because their belt buckles are on their hats!
Q: How do you keep a turkey in suspense?
A: I'll let you know next week.
Q: Which side of the turkey has the most feathers?
A: The outside.
Q: Why can't you take a turkey to church?
A: Because they use such fowl language.

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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving

Today More Family Arrives
We’re expecting Sylvia, Mandy and Alex sometime this afternoon. Ah…. the fun grows.

Story About A Dedicated Husband
ringHere’s an interesting article about a lost diamond engagement ring that ended up at the dump. A husband dives into tons of garbage with surprising results.

Read the article here:

Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
I was thinking about that husband who went to the garbage dump to find his wife’s ring.
He came out “smelling like a rose”.

Quote of the Day
Thanksgiving Day comes, by statute, once a year;
to the honest man it comes as frequently as the
heart of gratitude will allow. 
~Edward Sandford Martin

Joke of the Day

They call this an Idiot test:

Q.How can you drop a raw egg onto a concrete floor without cracking it?
A. Concrete floors are very hard to crack!

Q.If it took eight men ten hours to build a wall, how long would it take four men to build it?
A. No time at all it is already built.

Q.If you had three apples and four oranges in one hand and four apples and three oranges in the other hand, what would you have?
A. Very large hands.

Q. How can you lift an elephant with one hand?
A. It is not a problem, since you will never find an elephant with one hand.

Q. How can a man go eight days without sleep?
A. No Problem, He sleeps at night.

Q. If you throw a red stone into the blue sea what it will become?
A. It will Wet or Sink as simple as that.

Q. What looks like half apple?
A : The other half.

Q. What can you never eat for breakfast?
A : Dinner.

Q. What happened when wheel was invented?
A : It caused a revolution.

Q. Bay of Bengal is in which state?
A : Liquid

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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Time Passes, No Matter What

Bethany Arrives Today
Our daughter arrives today to be with us for a week during Thanksgiving. It’s always special to have here back at home.

Precious Time
The following is an article written by Charles Reese of the Orlando Sentinel. I recommend it highly as very much worth your time.

Spending Your Precious Time Wisely
by Charles Reese

When each human being is born, God opens a checking account in their name and makes a single deposit. The currency is more valuable than gold or platinum. It’s TIME!

Now this celestial life account operates quite differently from human checking accounts. There is only one deposit. The account holder can draw on it, in fact that person must draw on it, but you cannot add to it. No deposits are allowed. No interest is paid.

The most intriguing thing about it is that we are never allowed to know the balance in our accounts! We can write checks on it until one day we are notified that our balance is zero and our account is closed.

Time also differs from human currency, like dollars. When we buy something with money, we can take it back and receive a refund. When we spend time there is no refund, no exchange or credit. Whatever we spend our time on, we are stuck with that credit or debit forever. The hours spent watching television, for example, cannot be reclaimed and relived. We have paid units of life for the view, and for better or worse that’s what we get—memories of sitcoms or ballgames.

Money can be invested and the earnings increase and grow. However, you can’t grow time and more time. It doesn’t matter what we do, we cannot increase the balance of our life’s account, no, not even by a single second. We can only draw it down. Even if we do nothing but sit in a corner and stare out a window, we are spending time units and drawing down our balance. Contrary to popular and profitable misconceptions, we cannot manage or save time. No matter what we do it flows away at the same steady, inexorable rate. All we can do is choose what activities we will pursue during the flow of our time units. We can control ourselves, but not God-given time.

Time units do share one thing in common with money. If we have one billion dollars, then money becomes insignificant. This psychological phenomenon has a name in economics 101, but I can’t recall it. It just means that the more we have of something, the less valuable each individual unit seems. And, “seems” is the key word here, because we are talking about perceptions, not reality.

When we are young and imagine that we have a large balance in our life account, then time doesn’t seem all that valuable. We perceive that we have so much of it, we don’t think twice about idling it away or even wish fretfully that it would pass more quickly.

It’s only later, when our account has been drawn down a good bit and when we have seen other people’s accounts closed, that in retrospect we sometimes regret the choices we have made in our lives.

The samurai, that stern warrior class that ruled Japan for centuries, had a solution for the problem of discounting the value of time. The samurai would begin his day meditating on his own death. He would even visualize all the ways he could die on that very day.

Now that may sound to you like a morbid thing to do, but it’s really a jolly good idea. This crazy materialistic world is obsessed with planning, whether it’s daily plans, weekly plans, five-year plans, or retirement plans. The tricky thing about plans is that they lead you to assume that you will be around to complete them, though in fact, at any given moment, we don’t know if the balance in our life account is five minutes or five years.

Visualizing our own death to start the day will clear away the false assumption that we have all the time in the world. It would help us appreciate the day we have. It would motivate us to decide what is really important TODAY and what isn’t.

It’s a vivid reminder that sharing money is far less generous than sharing time because money is replenishable, but time is not.

Funny thing is, children know this while most of us adults don’t.

Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
I hope you like that article on time. It made me think about those verses in Ecclesiastes:

7:1 A good name is better than precious ointment; and the day of death than the day of one's birth.

7:2 It is better to go to the house of mourning, than to go to the house of feasting: for that is the end of all men; and the living will lay it to his heart.

7:3 Sorrow is better than laughter: for by the sadness of the countenance the heart is made better.

Quote of the Day
Thanksgiving Day is a jewel, to set in the hearts of honest men; but be careful that you do not take the day, and leave out the gratitude.
~E.P. Powell

Joke of the Day

An elderly man in North Carolina had owned a large farm for several years. He had a large pond in the back, fixed up really nice, along with some picnic tables, horseshoe courts, and some apple and peach trees. The pond was properly shaped and fixed up for swimming when it was built.

One evening the old farmer decided to go down to the pond, as he hadn't been there for a while, and look it over. He grabbed a five gallon bucket to bring back some fruit.

As he neared the pond, he heard voices shouting and laughing. When he came closer, he realized it was a bunch of wild, young boys skinny-dipping in his pond. He made the boys aware of his presence and they all went to the deep end.

One of the boys shouted to him, "Hey, old man, we're going to swim in your pond whether you like it or not! You would have to call the police before we would come out."

The old man frowned and replied, "I didn't come down here to make you get out of the pond." Holding the bucket up he said, "I'm here to feed the alligator."

(Old men can think pretty fast.)

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Monday, November 21, 2011

This is Thanksgiving Week

Big Plans At The White House in Kingsport
Yes, indeed. Work is underway for a great weekend and a great Thanksgiving Day. We expecting about 21 at our home for our Thanksgiving Day feast. Grandmother has been very busy since we returned from Florida. I’ve been exposed to some enticing aromas from the baking of cakes, the preparation of Chex Mix, and some advance cooking. We’ll have 3 tables set up to accommodate our wonderful family. I’m excited!

Here’s the group picture from last year.


We hope to get a new photograph this year.

Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
Be sure to count your blessings.
Life itself is a wonderful gift.

Quote of the Day
The Pilgrims made seven times more graves than huts.  No Americans have been more impoverished than these who, nevertheless, set aside a day of thanksgiving.
~H.U. Westermayer

Joke of the Day

A woman in a hot air balloon realized she was lost. She lowered altitude and spotted a man in a boat below. She shouted to him, "Excuse me, can you help me? I promised a friend I would meet him an hour ago, but I don't know where I am."

The man consulted his portable GPS and replied, "You're in a hot air balloon approximately 30 feet above a ground elevation of 2,346 feet above sea level. You are 31 degrees, 14.97 minutes north latitude and 100 degrees, 49.09 minutes west longitude."

She rolled her eyes and said, "You must be a Republican."

"I am," replied the man. "How did you know?"

"Well," answered the balloonist, "everything you told me is technically correct, but I have no idea what to make of your information, and I'm still lost. Frankly, you've not been much help to me."

The man smiled and responded, "You must be a Democrat."

"I am," replied the balloonist. "But how did you know?"

"Well," said the man, "You don't know where you are or where you're going. You've risen to where you are due to a large quantity of hot air. You've made a promise that you have no idea how to keep, and now you expect ME to solve your problem. You're in EXACTLY the same position you were in before we met, but somehow, now, it's MY fault.

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Friday, November 18, 2011

Florida Vacation Ends

With Visit to Daytona Beach
A highlight of our trip was going back to Daytona Beach. We enjoyed some time on the sand and driving on the beach. It’s unique.

I got some great seafood at Our Deck Down Under in Daytona Beach. I would recommend it highly. IMG_2001-2
At our hotel we had a beach view. We saw the moon reflecting off the Atlantic Ocean when we went to bed. IMG_2006
We awoke to a beautiful golden sunrise. IMG_2015
Beverly enjoys the Florida sunshine from our balcony. IMG_2033

Next Week is Thanksgiving!
Well folks, that’s all for this week. I’ll be back on Monday I hope. If you don’t have your turkey, you better get busy.

Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
Life is Good.
Enjoy the Moments.

Quote of the Day
I am,
a king,
because I know how
to rule myself.
~Pietro Aretino, 10 May 1537

Joke of the Day

A spouse is someone who'll stand by you through all the trouble you wouldn't have had if you'd stayed single.


A woman walked up to a little old man rocking in a chair on his porch. "I couldn't help noticing how happy you look," she said. "What's your secret for a long happy life?"

"I smoke three packs of cigarettes a day," he said. "I also drink a case of whiskey a week, eat fatty foods, never exercise and I don’t get much sleep."

"That's amazing," said the woman, "how old are you?"

"Twenty-six," he said.


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Thursday, November 17, 2011

And More Florida

In Umatilla
We also spent 3 days with Allen and Claudia who live in Umatilla. They have been our friends for 50 years. We met when they were our neighbors at Married Student Housing at NC State University in 1961. Here’s some pictures we took while with them.

We took a boat tour of the Dora Canal. It was very interesting.
Claudia and Allen are on the left. Other couple is Willetta & Ron.

We saw all types of birds and animals on the tour.

There are baby alligators nestled among the leaves in this picture.

In the picture to the right, Beverly is checking the oranges. This grove is located next door to Claudia and Allen’s home and is owned by their friends, Ron and Willetta. The oranges were juicy and delicious!


Claudia & Allen in front of their gracious country home. We had a wonderful time being there.
Note: We enjoy our trips to the cabin on Doulas lake thanks to this wonderful sharing couple.

This is the boat dock, which on their property. Big bass are out there waiting for the right lure.


Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
Life is short. Make the most of every moment.
Your most valuable assets are your health and your family & friends. Don’t neglect planning for eternity.

Quote of the Day
You can't give a hug without getting a hug.
~Author Unknown

Joke of the Day

One day a little girl was sitting and watching her mother do the dishes at the kitchen sink. She suddenly noticed that her mother had several strands of white hair sticking out in contrast to her brunette head.

She looked at her mother and inquisitively asked, "Why are some of your hairs white, Mom?" Her mother replied, "Well, every time that you do something wrong and make me cry or unhappy, one of my hairs turns white."

The little girl thought about this revelation for a while and then said, "Momma, how come ALL of grandma's hairs are white?"

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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

More Florida

In Apopka
We enjoyed our time with our friends, Bob and Retha. We had 3 wonderful days with them. It was so enjoyable renewing our friendship and reminiscing about our days in East Tennessee.

IMG_1667 A tropical scene showing one of the lakes near Apopka.
IMG_1707 A view from off one of the docks at The Villages.
IMG_1748 Here’s Grandmother and Granddaddy with Retha and Bob. We were waiting on our ice cream order at the Ghirardelli Chocolate place at the Market Downtown at Disney.



Beverly at the LEGO store. She had fun. Beverly & Retha with their “tattoos”. Granddaddy with his dolphin “tattoo”.

Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
If I'm smiling all the time & agree with everything you say, it’s because I can't hear a thing you're saying.

Quote of the Day
Gratitude is the least of the virtues,
but ingratitude is the worst of vices.
~Thomas Fuller

Joke of the Day

Harry had a bit of a drinking problem.Every night, after dinner, he took off for the local watering hole, spent the entire evening there and arrived home, well inebriated, around midnight each night. He always had trouble getting his key into the keyhole and getting the door opened. His wife, waiting up for him, would go to the door and let him in. Then she would proceed to yell and scream at him for his constant nights out and his returned drunken state. But Harry continued his nightly routine.

One day, the wife, distraught by it all, talked to a friend about her husband's behavior.The friend listened to her and then asked, "Why don't you treat him a little differently when he comes home? Instead of berating him, why don't you give him some loving words and welcome him home with a kiss? He then might change his ways." The wife thought it was worth trying.

That night, Harry took off again after dinner. Around midnight, he arrived home in his usual condition. His wife heard Harry at the door and let him in. This time, instead of berating him as she had always done, she took his arm and led him into the living room. She sat him down in an easy chair, put his feet up on the ottoman and took his shoes off. Then she went behind him and started to massage his neck a little.

After a while, she said to him, "It's pretty late. I think you had better go upstairs to bed now, don't you?"

At that, Harry replied in his inebriated state, "I guess we might as well. I'll get in trouble if I go home anyway!"

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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

More About Florida

From the Gulf Coast Area
Below I have a few pictures and comments of some of the things that got my interest.

While driving from the Orlando area to Crystal River, we saw several signs warning about bears. We did see a bear later on our trip, but it was in Apopka. IMG_1453
While at Crystal River we enjoyed a visit to the Homosassa Springs State Park. We saw many Manatees. This park is a refuge area for the injured manatees. IMG_1583
In the park they also have a hippo. It is at the park because this area used to be the home for private zoo. IMG_1519
We were warned to stay away from the rear of the hippo. We are glad we did not get splattered. IMG_1576
Gator Construction Company was doing some maintenance work inside the park. We thought their sign was cute… “If it’s not a Gator… it’s a Croc!” IMG_1560
Here’s some real gators that were in the park. We got some close up views of these critters. IMG_1527

Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
Spread the Joy
Share the cheer
Be happy while we're here.

Quote of the Day
Gossip needn't be false to be evil - there's a lot of truth that shouldn't be passed around.
~Frank A. Clark

Joke of the Day

The Farmer's Almanac is predicting a very cold winter.

It must be true because the squirrels are gathering NUTS.

Three of my friends have disappeared. Are you O.K.?

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Monday, November 14, 2011

Wonderful Vacation

Crystal River, Florida
We spent a couple of days at the same lodge where we enjoyed our honeymoon 50 years ago. It’s an old fashioned resort right on the river which has not changed much since we were there in 1961. Here’s a few pictures from that area.

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I’ll have more pictures from Florida later this week.

Thanksgiving 2011

I’m beginning to sense that Thanksgiving is not far away. Grandmother and I bought the turkey on Saturday. It’s a big 25 pound bird that I will be wrestling with on Thanksgiving day. Grandmother has made one of those delicious pound cakes in preparation for the big day. It makes me hungry just thinking about it.

I forgot to warn you last week. Yesterday was the 13th. Yes, Friday the 13th fell on a Sunday this month. I hope you did not have any problems.

Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
Go Green - Recycle CONGRESS!!

Quote of the Day
Freedom is the oxygen of the soul.
~Moshe Dayan

Joke of the Day

Attention: New Book Published

Title: Understanding Women

Understanding women

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