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!