Sunday, December 30, 2012

A Birthday Celebration

Kara’s 15th Birthday
This afternoon we celebrated my granddaughter’s 15th birthday. Actually her birthday is tomorrow, December 31. We celebrated today. Here’ a little video I put together for the event. Be sure to notice what she is holding in her hands at the end of the video.

Hip Replacement
If you’re reading this on Monday, I am probably at the hospital with my hip replacement surgery. I am supposed to be at the hospital at 6:00 AM on 12/31/2012. Don’t look for me at any New Years Eve parties. Ha!

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Figure It Out?

In Kingsport
Here’s a picture taken in Kingsport, Tennessee. It shows a popular and excellent BBQ business, Broad Street Barbeque.


What’s interesting is that Broad Street Barbeque is located at the corner of Memorial Blvd. and Center Street!

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How does this happen? The best explanation I have is that this restaurant was previously located on Broad Street. They had a good reputation. So, I’m guessing, they wanted to keep their name even though they were moving to a different location.

Who’s buried in Grant’s Tomb?

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas

I hope you are having peace and happiness this holiday season.

Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas


It’s Christmas Eve
It’s that time of the year again.. yes, that wonderful season that we enjoy so much.

Beverly and I will be alone on Christmas Eve and enjoy the time together quietly. Later we’ll call family and wish them well as we wish they could be with us as we set by the fire this evening. Tomorrow we look forward to having Kevin and his family join us for supper and opening a few presents for the Kara and Zachary.

Beverly and I just returned from a short shopping trip at Wal-Mart. It was so interesting to watch people buying last minute gifts. I saw a man going down the sports aisle with question marks all over his face, and there was a little boy scratching his head and swaying side to side looking at some perfume.

We’re in for the night and I am glad for that.

It looks like Dad’s house in Knoxville is sold. We have a buyer and the closing date has been set for late January 2013.

I’m having hip replacement surgery next week on December 31. Yes. That’s New Year’s Eve! No wild parties for me this year! Ha! (I’ll be glad to get this done. I’ve been in much pain the last month or two.)

Looking Ahead
As we go into the new year, I have plans to continue this blog on a more routine basis. So I hope you will not forget about Tennessee Granddaddy and check in from time to time.

Best Wishes to everyone for a Merry Christmas and a very happy and prosperous New Year!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Election is Over, Thanksgiving is Nearing

The Election
While the election did not go to suit me I am hoping for the best these next four years. What I want is for our country to be strong and provide an example of freedom for the world. I also want capitalism to flourish as we have growth all across the land with high employment for willing workers. I hope we work to reduce the national debt while having fair taxation for all citizens. I also want our borders to become secure and remain free from threats of terrorism. Lastly I hope the government encourages individual incentives and not let us become a socialist nation. Am I asking too much? I hope not.

tg turkeyTurkey Day is fast approaching. Grandmother and I have already been making preparations (Especially Grandmother). We be buying the turkey next week and it will be a big fellow. All the gang is planning to be here. It will be a fun time.

But it will also have a sad side, since we will not have Dad with us this year. He always enjoyed being here for Thanksgiving and getting some pictures he could put in his blog.

But we’ll have a new attendee this year, and that will be Atley James Rogers, the new son of Mandy and Alex.

Update on Dad’s House
IMG_2487I am in the final stages of settling Dad’s estate as the Executor. Also we have had an estate sale and the house has been readied for sale. It is now on the market. It very sad to go through this process. Sometimes I felt like I was destroying the things he loved. It had to be done. While many of the physical things have been moved, no one can destroy the memories of Dad and all the things he enjoyed in this life.


Tennessee Granddaddy Says: 
I hope your lamp burn bright in the dark hours
and never flicker in the winds of trial.

Quote of the Day
May your thoughts be as glad as the shamrocks
May your heart be as light as a song
May each day bring you bright
Happy hours that stay with you all the year long.
~Irish Blessing

Joke of the Day

At a small zoo, visitors often ignored the many large signs that said, "Don't feed the animals!"

The zookeeper did not want to impose fines so he tried a different approach.

He posted signs saying, "Feed the animals for only twenty dollars!" and suddenly no one wanted to.


There were once two brothers called William and Wayne. Will was 12 years old and his little brother was 3.

The neighbors noticed they always went around together. If William went down to the ballpark, his little brother would toddle along behind him. And when Wayne went to playgroup, his older brother would come and sit there with all the toddlers.

One neighbor thought this was really strange, so one day he leaned over the fence and asked the boys' mother why they were so inseparable, even though they had nothing in common.

"Well," the mother replied, "Didn't you know? Where there's a Will there's a Wayne."

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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Something Right from the Left Coast

Video Produced in San Diego by local Students
Can you believe it? This came from California. It’s a 3 minute professional quality video. I just had to share this. I hope you enjoy it.

Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
We had a wonderful church convention last week in Knoxville. We missed Dad being there with us. He’s always been an encouragement to us. And still encourages us as we think about his love, kindness, and patience.

Quotes of the Day
Man’s way leads to a hopeless end…
God’s way leads to an endless hope.
Remember: A lot of kneeling
will keep you in good standing.

Joke of the Day

A minister was asked to dinner by one of his parishioners. The churchgoer was known for being a terrible housekeeper.

When the minister sat down at the table, he noticed the dishes were the dirtiest he had ever seen in his life.

"Have these dishes ever been washed?" he asked the hostess, running his fingers over the filthy dishes.

She replied, "They're as clean as soap and water could get them."

He felt a bit apprehensive but said grace and started eating. It was quite delicious, despite the dirty dishes.

When dinner was over, the hostess took the dishes outside, whistled and yelled, "Here, Soap! Here, Water!"

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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Missing In Action?

You Think?
You may have wondered if I am going to quit this blog since it has been so long since I have posted. The answer is NO. However, I am not going to promise 5 posts a week. It’s just more that I can do right now.

Mars Shot
The following video show how we got to mars in the latest mars shot. It is excellent quality and I enjoyed it very much. I think you will also.

Dad’s Blog
I made a post on Dad’s blog earlier today to give everyone an update on things. You can click here to read it.

Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
I support Romney for President.
I don’t trust Obama with 4 more years.
He had his chance. We need a change.

Quote of the Day
Politicians and diapers should be changed frequently
and all for the same reason. 
~José Maria de Eça de Queiroz,
translated from Portuguese

Joke of the Day

A local business was looking for office help and put up sign stating the following: "HELP WANTED. Must be able to type, must be good with a computer and must be bilingual. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer."

A short time afterwards, a dog trotted up to the window, saw the sign and went inside. He looked at the receptionist and wagged his tail, then walked over to the sign, looked at it and whined.

Getting the idea, the receptionist got the office manager. The office manager looked at the dog and was surprised, to say the least. However, the dog looked determined, so the manager lead him into the office.

Inside, the dog jumped up on the chair and stared at the manager. The manager said "I can't hire you. The sign says you have to be able to type." The dog jumped down, went to the typewriter and proceeded to type out a perfect letter.

He took out the page and trotted over to the manager and gave it to him, then jumped back on the chair. The manager was stunned, but then told the dog, "The sign says you have to be good with a computer."

The dog jumped down again and went to the computer. The dog proceeded to open and use all the productivity software. By this time the manager was totally dumbfounded!

He looked at the dog and said "I realize that you are a very intelligent dog and have some interesting abilities. However, I still can't give you the job."

The dog jumped down and went to a copy of the sign and put his paw on the sentence about being an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The manager said, "Yes, but the sign also says that you have to be bilingual."

The dog looked at the manager calmly and said, "Meow."

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Thursday, August 16, 2012

Fishing & Yard Work

Did Both Today
IMG_2350The fishing was good today. We got our limit of the lake trout and were back home by 2:00 PM. That gave me time to mow the lawn and do some other outdoor chores. I have to admit I am tired tonight, but it was a good day. there were 3 of us fishing today, Doug S, Allen H, and myself. The picture shows my friend Allen with the stringer. This was his first time to fish from a pontoon boat and to catch lake trout.

Estate Sale
We’re planning our sale at Dad’s house for Friday and Saturday, August 31 & September 1. It is something we have to do but it will be a sad day.


Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
A person needs to keep busy.
The older I get I sense the need of having something to do every day. And when I say something “to do”, I mean that we need to have something to accomplish.


Quote of the Day
Three-fourths of the Earth's surface is water, and one-fourth is land.  It is quite clear that the good Lord intended us to spend triple the amount of time fishing as taking care of the lawn.
~Chuck Clark

Joke of the Day

After 35 years of marriage, a husband and wife came for counseling. When asked what the problem was, the wife went into a tirade listing every problem they had ever had in the years they had been married. On and on and on: neglect, lack of intimacy, emptiness, loneliness, feeling unloved and unlovable, an entire laundry list of unmet needs she had endured.

Finally, after allowing this for a sufficient length of time, the therapist got up, walked around the desk and after asking the wife to stand, he embraced and kissed her long and passionately as her husband watched - with a raised eyebrow.

The woman shut up and quietly sat down as though in a daze.

The therapist turned to the husband and said, "This is what your wife needs at least 3 times a week. Can you do this?

"Well, I can drop her off here on Mondays and Wednesdays, but on Fridays, I fish."

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Thursday, August 9, 2012

A Short Fishing Trip Today

South Holston Lake
IMG_2345Doug S. and I got on the lake about 9:00 AM. It was good to be back on the water. The fishing was good and at one point it was fast and furious. We had 3 fish on at the same time. It was difficult with only 2 people to handle the boat and 3 fishing rods at one time. We had our limit of 4 lake trout at 10:10 AM. “What now?” we asked ourselves. Well we changed strategy and started fishing shallower waters but we only caught one more fish before we headed for the ramp around noon. That last fish was a nice 3 1/4 largemouth. We had a nice stringer, which we gave away to some guys at the boat ramp. No really big ones this trip. It got away… seriously.

Beverly and I are heading to Knoxville soon to work on pricing items for the Estate Sale we’ll be having in a couple of weeks at Dad’s house. Anyone got any tips on how to price items? You want things to sell, but you don’t want to just give them away.

Tennessee Granddaddy Says: 
A handshake from the heart is a hug!
Hugs are good for your health.

Quote of the Day
Death leaves a heartache no one can heal,
love leaves a memory no one can steal.
~From a headstone in Ireland

Joke of the Day

Funny Signs

In a bathroom in a building downtown: TOILET OUT OF ORDER. PLEASE USE FLOOR BELOW


In a London department store: BARGAIN BASEMENT UPSTAIRS




Notice in health food shop window: CLOSED DUE TO ILLNESS

Spotted in a safari park:(I sure hope so) ELEPHANTS PLEASE STAY IN YOUR CAR






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Tuesday, August 7, 2012

We Saw Atley… In Person!

Last Weekend
We couldn’t wait any longer. So we took a trip to Lebanon, TN to meet our Great Grandson, Atley James Rogers who was born on July 17, 2012. Here’s some pictures…

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Mandy and Alex are such good parents and taking very good care of Atley. It was a pleasure to be with them. Now we’re looking forward to some vacation days with them at the Munroe’s Cabin on Douglas Lake in a few weeks.

From a Friend

Have a Blessed Day, My Friend.
Look back and thank God.
Look forward and trust God.
Look around and serve God.
Look within and find God!"

God closes doors no man can open and . . .
God opens doors no man can close.

Without God our weeks would be: Sinday, Mournday, Tearsday, Wasteday, Thirstday, Fightday & Shatterday.


Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
Childbirth is a miracle.
Live is Precious.

Quote of the Day
Aside from new babies, new mothers must be the most beautiful creatures on earth.
~Terri Guillemets

Joke of the Day

Four brothers left home for college, and they became successful doctors and lawyers.

One evening, they chatted after having dinner together. They discussed the 95th birthday gifts they were able to give their elderly mother who moved to Florida .

The first said, "You know I had a big house built for Mama."

The second said, "And I had a large theatre built in the house."

The third said, "And I had my Mercedes dealer deliver an SL600 to her."

The fourth said, "You know how Mama loved reading the Bible and you know she can't read anymore because she can't see very well. I met this preacher who told me about a parrot who could recite the entire Bible. It took ten preachers almost 8 years to teach him. I had to pledge to contribute $50,000 a year for five years to the church, but it was worth it Mama only has to name the chapter and verse, and the parrot will recite it."

The other brothers were impressed. After the celebration Mama sent out her "Thank You" notes.

She wrote: Milton , the house you built is so huge that I live in only one room, but I have to clean the whole house. Thanks anyway."

"Marvin, I am too old to travel. I stay home; I have my groceries delivered, so I never use the Mercedes. The thought was good. Thanks."

"Michael, you gave me an expensive theatre with Dolby sound and it can hold 50 people, but all of my friends are dead, I've lost my hearing, and I'm nearly blind. I'll never use it. Thank you for the gesture just the same."

"Dearest Melvin, you were the only son to have the good sense to give a little thought to your gift. The chicken was delicious Thank you so much."

Love, Mama

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Saturday, July 28, 2012

Just Checking In

My Great Grandson, Atley
ajr3He was born on July 17, 2012. Here’s a new picture. I have not seen him in person yet, but I hope to this next week. It’ll be a change to hold him and get some pictures. I wonder if he’ll like to go fishing. Maybe someday I can take him on a fishing trip.

RedWagonWe’re taking him a gift from his Great Great Grandpa (That’s my Dad who recently passed away.) Dad had a red wagon that Mary had gotten for him some years ago. You might ask why Mary gave him a red wagon. Dad was telling Mary how poor his family was when they were children. They did not have any real toys to play with. They would play with a hoop and a stick or other homemade things. Dad mentioned that he had always wanted a red wagon. so that how Dad finally got his red wagon. Now that red wagon will go to Atley.

Another slap in the face to U.S. Veterans.
I received the following from a good friend. Can this be true?

Obama says his father served in WW II, really?
Of all the things I've seen or heard about Obama on the Internet, NONE has hit me like this!! How can we not believe some of the charges about citizenship, religion, etc., after hearing what he says on this? Obama said his father served in WW II? Barack's father served in WW II?

He said so in a speech. Here is an 18 second video:
CNN News clip:

Why would he say this? Were there no reporters who checked or double checked these statements and called the party on this? They did for everyone else. Why not him?

Like it or not, here are the facts:

  • Barack Hussein Obama Sr. (Obama's father) Born: 4/4/36 Died: 11/24/82 at the age of 46. He was 5 years old when WW II started, and less than 9 1/2 yrs old when it ended.
  • Lolo Soetoro (Obama's step father) Born: January 2,1935 Died: 3/2/87 at the age of 52. He was 6 years old when WW II started, and 10 years old when it ended. He must have been the youngest Veteran in the war.

Watch the video. RIGHT OUT OF HIS MOUTH!!!
And the media doesn't say anything. If you doubt it, Google both of these guys.

Had this been Bush, the Media would still be on this!
The CNN clip of Obama is surprising. I guess I shouldn't be surprised that this lie wasn’t uncovered, questioned or debated before the Nov. 2008 election.

Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
Life is Precious. It’s a Gift.
Spend it Wisely.
The fish are still biting. I took a day off last week
and went to South Holston Lake with Doug S.
to troll for Lake Trout.
The largest was 5 1/2 lbs. Stringer weight was ~14 lbs.

Quote of the Day
If only I may grow:  firmer, simpler, quieter, warmer.
~Dag Hammarskjold
Joke of the Day

A New Tax from the Obama Administration. This time it’s an Aspirin Tax! An Aspirin Tax???

It appears that Obama is going to impose a 40% tax on aspirin, just because it's white and it works!!!

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Thursday, July 19, 2012

Atley Goes Home Today

My Great Grandson
Mandy and Atley go home from the hospital today. He will be enjoying the nice nursery Mandy & Alex prepared for him. He’ll prosper because of the love and care he will receive.

Here’s the first family photo that was sent to me earlier today.


Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
Keep on, keeping on.
Always forward, never back.

Quote of the Decade
"The fact that we are here today to debate raising America's debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the U.S. Government cannot pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our Government's reckless fiscal policies. Increasing America 's debt weakens us domestically and internationally.

Leadership means that 'the buck stops here.' Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better."

~Senator Barack H. Obama, March 2006

Joke of the Day

See a miracle happen! A yellow Ford cures crippled man who had just left the welfare office.


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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

I’m A Great Granddaddy!!!

Atley James Rogers
He was born this afternoon in Lebanon, Tennessee at 12:57 PM.

  • Weight was 6 lbs. 11.5 oz.
  • Length was 18 3/4 in.

Mandy is fine and hopes to go home with new boy on Friday. Alex is also doing really great. They will be excellent parents. You can see it in their eyes.

Here’s a couple of pictures they sent us earlier today:

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We just talked to Mandy & Alex using Facetime on our iPads.  It was a great experience to see them and our new great grandson! He is so cute and loveable. Grandmother is very excited as you would know.

Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
The birth of a child is truly a miracle.

Quote of the Day
Making the decision to have a child is momentous. 
It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body. 
~Elizabeth Stone

Joke of the Day

For health reasons, Bill's doctor urged him to move to Arizona.

After settling in, he met a neighbor who was a fit older man.

"Say, is this really a healthy place?" Bill asked.

"It sure is," the man replied. "When I first arrived here I couldn't say one word. I had hardly any hair on my head. I didn't have the strength to walk across a room and I had to be lifted out of bed."

"That's quite an improvement!" said Bill. "How long have you been here?"

"I was born here."

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Friday, July 13, 2012

It's Friday the 13th....

Just a Reminder for you to be careful today. Today is special because Friday the 13th actually fell on a Friday. It happens sometimes. So be extra careful today!

Granddaddy & Grandmother are in Knoxville today. We came yesterday to visit with Mary. Last night we went out to eat at nice Mexican restaurant. Delicious!

I'm getting ready to pick some tomatoes. Some look red and ready to pull from the vine.

....A Little Time goes by while we are at the garden.....

Here's what we picked. Dad would be smiling!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

An Old Shovel

A Story Could Be Told
Yes, a story could be told about this old shovel. I wonder who bought it? How much did it cost? How was it used?

It has an interesting wooden handle. It’s one piece of wood all the way to the metal.


It was broken at one time, and look how it was repaired:


It looks like wire was used to make the repair. Maybe this was before welding was available.


I that shovel could talk it could tell us who made the handle, how it got broken, who made the repair, etc. We found this along with Dad’s things in his out building. It was one of those things he never told me about, and now I have many questions.


Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
I’m growing shorter. I was at the doctor’s office  the other day and they weighed me and measure my height. It wasn’t my weight that surprised me…. it was that I am growing shorter. I’m over 2 inches shorter now than when I graduated from high school. Did you know that this is normal for us seniors? It’s caused by the shrinkage in the discs separating the vertebrae.

Quote of the Day
There is little success where there is little laughter.
~Andrew Carnegie

Joke of the Day

IT'S BEEN SO HOT in Tennessee

  • the birds have to use potholders to pull the worms out of the ground.
  • the trees are whistling for the dogs.
  • the best parking place is determined by shade instead of distance
  • hot water comes from both taps.
  • you can make sun tea instantly.
  • you learn that a seat belt buckle makes a pretty good branding iron.
  • the temperature drops below 90 F and you feel a little chilly.
  • you discover that it only takes two fingers to steer your car.
  • you discover that you can get sunburned through your car window.
  • you actually burn your hand opening the car door.
  • you break into a sweat the instant you step outside at 7:30 A.M.
  • your biggest motorcycle wreck fear is, "What if I get knocked out and end up lying on the pavement and cook to death"?
  • you realize that asphalt has a liquid stage.
  • the potatoes cook underground, so all you have to do is pull one out and add butter.
  • the cows are giving evaporated milk.
  • farmers are feeding their chickens crushed ice to keep them from laying boiled eggs.

IT'S SO DRY IN Tennessee that the Baptists are starting to baptize by sprinkling, the Methodists are using wet-wipes, the Presbyterians are giving rain checks, and the Catholics are praying for the wine to turn back into water!

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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

This and That…

Dad’s Tomato Garden
I made a short post on Dad’s Blog showing a few pictures of his Tomato Plants. You can see them here:

Fishing Results
I have taken the time to go fishing a couple of times in the last month. Both time we went to South Holston to fish for the lake trout. We caught our limit both times, but the limit is only 2 per day per person. Even so, the fish are big and it results in a good mess. Here’s a couple of pictures

On 6/19/12 Doug and I had 4 nice keepers. The total weight of the stringer was 17.5 lbs. IMG_2313
On 6/26/12 Doug, Ralph and I had 6 nice keepers. The stinger weight was almost 19 lbs., and the largest went close to 6 lbs. IMG_2319
Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
We’re getting excited about the upcoming birth of our first great grandson, Atley James Rogers. Mandy, our granddaughter, is expecting birth within the next couple of weeks. I hope to have a birth announcement in the near future!!!
We have been spending lots of time in Knoxville of late. We’ve been going through the home place to make had decisions about what to keep, what to sell, and what to throw away. It is heart-rendering to say the least.

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

A man went to the airline counter and the ticket agent asked, "Sir, do you have reservations?"

The man replied, "Of course I have reservations, but I'm flying anyway."


A man walked up to the airline counter and told the airline worker, “I'd like this bag to go to Berlin, this one to California, and this one to London."

The worker says, “I'm sorry sir. We can't do that.”

The man replied, "Nonsense. You did it the last time I flew with you."

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Friday, June 29, 2012

First Tomato from Dad's Tomato Garden

Beverly and I are in Knoxville at Dad's house. When checking his garden I discovered and picked the first ripe tomato!

There'll be a bountiful crop as I see lots of big green tomatoes on every plant.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

From the Past

Something My Mother Wrote
Mary found a paper containing some words my Mom wrote sometime in the early 1960s, probably before Beverly and I got married in 1961. It pretty funny & silly. It reminds me of her sense of humor. I think she was maybe thinking of me getting married and leaving home? I wonder?

I know that I am sentimental
And as silly as can be…
For who sit up till morning
But a foolish one like me.

I’d better get some sleep I guess
Or I will look a horrid mess.
And Jim will be here soon, you see
And I must make some tea.

I won’t worry about our Jim
When Beverly comes to stay.
Their joy will be to the rim
And they’ll be happy every day.

She’s a sweet gal I know…
And Jim has told her so!I
I’m a silly goose,
Oh well, what’s the use.

Here I sit flabbergasted
Looked in the mirror & it blasted.
Head up high, feet so low…
Sing a song, fast or slow!!!!!

~ Written by LaVerne Rieben White

Mom died in 1974. She was a special Mom.

Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
Sometimes you find little jewels from the past that bring back fond memories. The above poem written by my Mom certainly did that for me. Thanks to Mary keeping this through the years and sharing with me.

Quote of the Day
A good scare is worth more to a man than good advice.
— Ed Howe

Joke of the Day

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Monday, June 18, 2012

What’s Happening

In Knoxville
Beverly and I spent most of last week in Knoxville helping Mary get moved to an apartment. It’s a lovely place where she will be living.

While we were at Dad’s home we checked on the garden. The tomatoes are growing faster than ever! We saw many big, luscious green tomatoes that will be turning red soon. Due to the recent dry spell we gave them a good watering before we came back to Kingsport.

In Kingsport
Working between two houses 100 miles apart is very difficult. We have had help from my son and a neighbor who has been mowing the yard for us. That meant a lot!

We figure we’ll be spending a couple of days in Knoxville most weeks, and the rest of the time we will be keeping things going at home.

Dad’s Book
It has been selling very good. We are getting down to the end of the books that were in the first printing. Then a decision will have to be made to have a second printing.

Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
I’m trying to take one day at a time. Sometimes it is difficult. I wake up early worrying about all I have to do. I’m trying to see the light at the end of the tunnel. I just hope it’s not a train bearing down on me.
Seriously, I think I will learn a lot in these experiences. They say clouds can have silver linings.

Quote of the Day
You can bury a lot of troubles digging in the dirt.
~Author Unknown

Joke of the Day

A farmer saw the vet one Saturday, while in town shopping. He asked "What can I give my constipated cat?"

The vet said "oh about a pint of castor oil."

The following Saturday, the vet saw the farmer and asked "How is the calf?".

The farmer said" It wasn't a calf, it was a cat!"

The vet asked "did you give him the whole bottle?

The farmer said "Yep,"

"Well, what happened?"

"I don't know for sure. The last time saw him he was going over the hill with six friends; two were digging; two were covering up; and two were scouting for new territory!"

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Monday, June 11, 2012

What do you think? Where do you go?

We Do It All Before God
This came from a friend. Good advice for life. Something to think about. We need a wholesome fear of God in our lives.

Whatever you think, never think what you feel
You would blush, in the presence of God, to reveal;
Whatever you speak, in a whisper or clear,
Say nothing you wouldn't like Jesus to hear.

Whatever you read though the page may allure,
Read nothing of which you are perfectly sure
Consternation at once would be seen in your look
If God should say solemnly, "Show me that book."

Whatever you write, though in haste or in heed,
Write nothing you would not like Jesus to read;
Whatever you sing, in the midst of your glees
Sing nothing His listening ear would displease.

Whenever you go, never go where you fear
Lest the great God should ask you, "How camest thou here?"
Turn away from each pleasure you'd shrink from pursuing
If God should look down and say, "What are you doing?"

Whatever you wear, can you be very sure
That the feelings it quickens are blameless and pure?
Would your face be unblushing and conscience be clear
Should your wardrobe be opened and Jesus appear?

When you think, when you speak, when you read, when you write,
When you sing, when you walk, when you seek for delight,
To be kept from all wrong when at home or abroad,
Live always as under the eyes of the Lord.

Granddaddy’s Blog Posting Schedule
When I first started this blog I posted 6 days a week. Not too long ago I changed my posting to only post 5 days a week.

Due to things going on in my life at the present time I plan to stop posting on a regular basis. Instead I will post when I have sometime “substantial” that I want to share with my readers. When I say “substantial” it might just be a good joke, something educational, or just something I thought you might enjoy. So for the time being I will not post just for the sake of posting.

So don’t stop dropping by to check on me.

Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
Live always as under the eyes of the Lord.

Quote of the Day
Common sense is instinct.  Enough of it is genius.
~George Bernard Shaw

Joke of the Day


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Monday, June 4, 2012

Enjoy the View

Of Paris France
This is beautiful panorama… Click the link below to enjoy the view:

This Week
I will not be making any posts the rest of this week. So don’t get alarmed. All is OK. I’m just taking a little rest.

Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
Try not to worry about the past and the future.
All we need to do is take care of the present,
but with God’s help.

Quote of the Day
Many thanks to Betty for sending me the following:

After Seventy

Pamper the body, prod the soul
Accept limitations, but stay the role
Withdraw from the front but stay in the fight
Avoid isolation...... keep in sight.

Beware of reminiscing (except to a child)
To forgetting names, be reconciled.
Despise not solitude, let no one condone,
Cultivate interests, enjoyed alone.

Don't mention ailments, (you'll surely have some)
That is a subject on which to be dumb
Refrain from loquacity, be crisp and concise
And regard self pity as a cardinal vice.

~ George Walker

Joke of the Day

Smitty was a heating and cooling technician. His assistant was a small chimpanzee he had trained to do all the duct work. The chimp had no fear of heights or confined spaces, and besides, he didn't have to be paid.

One day, Smitty got a call from a customer who said his air conditioner had broken down. Smitty went over and discovered some defective ducting. The customer asked whether it would be hard to fix.

"No problem," replied Smitty, "I have a little duct ape that will take care of it!"


And someone once said, “How long a minute is depends upon which side of the bathroom door you are on.”


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