Friday, March 30, 2012

March Out, Almost

April Is Almost Here
It’s hard to believe but March is about gone, and April is looking at us. April 1 will fall on Sunday. So, dear friends, do be careful and don’t get snookered by some practical joke.

A Great Western Artist
A good friend recently called my attention to the work of Alfredo Rodriguez. I was amazed by his work that was presented in a PowerPoint file. Since I can’t show you a PowerPoint file on my blog, I am showing you one picture and a link to his website. His work is beautiful and realistic.

16x20 Canvas Board

Click below to go to the Official Website of Alfredo Rodriguez:


The painting to the
left is titled:

Two Little Dolls



Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
I hope you have a great weekend.
Spring has sprung, so get outside and enjoy.
We’ll be enjoying our Special Meetings on Sunday
for our Spiritual Help & Guidance.
Hope to be back here on Monday.

Quote of the Day
t's nice to be important,
but it's more important to be nice.
~Author Unknown

Joke of the Day

60 above - Floridians wear coats, gloves, and wooly hats while Chicago people sunbathe. (It’s all relative.)

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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Another Day of Good Fishing

Douglas Lake
IMG_2181Last Tuesday (3/27/12) we went crappie Fishing again. The fishing was not quite as good as the week before, but it was still a good day. Over the day we caught 193 crappie (252 the week before) and most of them were a bit shy to meet the 10 inch limit. Even though they were small we had a great day on the water, and had a hefty stringer of 20 keeper crappie to bring home. Some of the keepers were big… I measured one that was about 15 inches in length.
Here’s a couple of pictures from the lake.

The picture above shows sea gulls on the water as we were leaving the lake. On the right you see a smiling Granddaddy holding our stringer of keepers.

Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
Time flies by when you are having fun.
Capture a few photos along the way to help remember your good times.

Quote of the Day
Memory... is the diary that we all carry about with us.
~Oscar Wilde

Joke of the Day

It was the firs day of school, and the first grade teacher decided to see how much her students knew about math.

“Steven, can you tell me what is 3 and 2?”

Steven said, “That’s when you should watch very, very carefully before you swing at the next pitch.”

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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Like Old Music?

Here’s A Music Time Machine!
These links were sent to me in an email, which I finally converted into this blog. If you like the music from the old days, you will enjoy this.

This is neat. It's sort of a time machine of music. Each of the years below connect to the best 20 hits of that year. Pick a year, wait a few seconds, and the Juke Box will show you the 20 hits to select from. You can play all 20 hits, or just those that you like.

1940  1950  1960  1970  1980  1990

1941  1951  1961  1971  1981  1991

1942  1952  1962  1972  1982  1992

1943  1953  1963  1973  1983  1993

1944  1954  1964  1974  1984  1994

1945  1955  1965  1975  1985  1995

1946  1956  1966  1976  1986  1996

1947  1957  1967  1977  1987  1997

1948  1958  1968  1978  1988  1998

1949  1959  1969  1979  1989  1999

Here’s the link to the main website that has this music bonanza: If the links above don’t work you can go to this site for the music and maybe more.

Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
You’re cheating heart will tell on you.

Quote of the Day
People who say they sleep like a baby
usually don't have one.
~Leo J. Burke

Joke of the Day

The difference between Knowledge and Wisdom:

Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit.
Wisdom is not putting tomatoes in a fruit salad.

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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Gas Pumps & Safety

Usually We’re Angry At the Gas Pump, But
Even though we’re mad about gas prices we need to be careful. We could get hurt or even killed by doing the wrong thing. Here’s some good safety information we need to be know about and adhere to:

   Safety Alert! From Shell Oil  

Here are some reasons why we don't allow cell phones in operating areas, propylene oxide handling and storage area, propane, gas and diesel refueling areas.

The Shell Oil Company recently issued a warning after three incidents in which mobile phones (cell phones) ignited fumes during fueling operations

In the first case , the phone was placed on the car's trunk lid during fueling; it rang and the ensuing fire destroyed the car and the gasoline pump.

In the second , an individual suffered severe burns to their face when fumes ignited as they answered a call while refueling their car!

And in the third , an individual suffered burns to the thigh and groin as fumes ignited when the phone, which was in their pocket, rang while they were fueling their car.

You should know that: Mobile Phones can ignite fuel or fumes.

Mobile phones that light up when switched on or when they ring release enough energy to provide a spark for ignition.

Mobile phones should not be used in filling stations, or when fueling lawn mowers, boat, etc.

Mobile phones should not be used, or should be turned off, around other materials that generate flammable or explosive fumes or dust, (I.e., solvents, chemicals, gases, grain dust, etc...)

TO sum it up, here are the Four Rules for Safe Refueling:

1) Turn off engine

2) Don't smoke

3) Don't use your cell phone - leave it inside the vehicle or turn it off

4) Don't re-enter your vehicle during fueling .

Bob Renkes of Petroleum Equipment Institute is working on a campaign to try and make people aware of fires as a result of 'static electricity' at gas pumps. His company has researched 150 cases of these fires.

His results were very surprising:

1) Out of 150 cases, almost all of them were women.

2) Almost all cases involved the person getting back in their vehicle while the nozzle was still pumping gas. When finished, they went back to pull the nozzle out and the fire started, as a result of static.

3) Most had on rubber-soled shoes.

4) Most men never get back in their vehicle until completely finished. This is why they are seldom involved in these types of fires.

5) Don't ever use cell phones when pumping gas

6) It is the vapors that come out of the gas that cause the fire, when connected with static charges.

7) There were 29 fires where the vehicle was re-entered and the nozzle was touched during refueling from a variety of makes and models. Some resulted in extensive damage to the vehicle, to the station, and to the customer.

8) Seventeen fires occurred before, during or immediately after the gas cap was removed and before fueling began.

Mr. Renkes stresses to NEVER get back into your vehicle while filling it with gas.

If you absolutely HAVE to get in your vehicle while the gas is pumping, make sure you get out, close the door TOUCHING THE METAL, before you ever pull the nozzle out. This way the static from your body will be discharged before you ever remove the nozzle.

Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
I hope the above saves someone from being injured. Better to be safe than sorry!
Always think before you do something:
What could go wrong and PREVENT it.
Don’t hurt yourself or another person.

Quote of the Day
Man becomes man only by his intelligence,
but he is man only by his heart.
~Henri Frederic Amiel


Joke of the Day

During John's physical, the doctor asked him about his daily activity level.

John replied, "Well, yesterday morning, I waded along the edge of a lake, escaped from wild dogs in the heavy brush, marched up and down several rocky hills, stood in a patch of poison ivy, crawled out of quicksand, and jumped away from an aggressive rattlesnake."

Inspired by the story, the doctor said, "You must be some outdoorsman!"

"No," John replied, "I'm just a lousy golfer."

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Monday, March 26, 2012

Don’t Take Life for Granted

It Can Be Taken Away in an Instant
A good friend sent me this email with a good message.

In the video below (captured by a traffic camera), watch the man on the left walking, crossing the road where there is no car. It seems so definite that the coast on the left is clear, and safe to cross. Any person would see it is safe... Then watch what happens!



Take nothing for granted, not even for a split second!
Be grateful for every living minute!

'Life is too short to wake up in the morning with regrets; so love the people who treat you right, forget about the ones who don't, and believe that everything happens for a reason. If you get a chance, take it.
If it changes your life, let it.

FootNote: Believe it or not the pedestrian in the intersection lived! He was saved by the imprint that the PT Cruiser left in the driver's side of the Subaru. When the Subaru went over him, it came down on him right where the dent in the car was made, and did not crush him! Another 'angel on your shoulder' event!

Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
Life at best, is brief.
Enjoy your days.
Serve God with Gladness.

Quote of the Day
Conscience keeps more people awake than coffee.
~Author Unknown

Joke of the Day

Here's a little fact for automotive buffs or just to dazzle your friends.

The four Goldberg brothers, Lowell, Norman, Hiram, and Max, invented and developed the first automobile air-conditioner.

On July 17, 1946, the temperature in Detroit was 97 degrees. The four brothers walked into old man Henry Ford's office and sweet-talked his secretary into telling him that four gentlemen were there with the most exciting innovation in the auto industry since the electric starter. Henry was curious and invited them into his office.

They refused and instead asked that he come out to the parking lot to their car. They persuaded him to get into the car, which was about 130 degrees, turned on the air conditioner, and cooled the car off immediately.
The old man got very excited and invited them back to the office, where he offered them $3 million for the patent.

The brothers refused, saying they would settle for $2 million, but they wanted the recognition by having a label, 'The Goldberg Air-Conditioner,' on the dashboard of each car in which it was installed.

Now old man Ford was more than just a little anti-Semitic, and there was no way he was going to put the Goldberg's name on two million Fords.

They haggled back and forth for about two hours and finally agreed on $4 million and that just their first names would be shown.

And so to this day, all Ford air conditioners show --
Lo, Norm, Hi, and Max -- on the controls.

Control yourself !!!

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Friday, March 23, 2012

Old People

I Am Old, But I Feel Young
I received the following from a old person friend, who knows I am an old person also. I  don’t much like being called an old person, but it is true. And, I felt better about it after reading the following:

oldpersonI'm passing this on as I did not want to be the only old person receiving it. Actually, it's not a bad thing to be called, as you will see.

  • Old People are easy to spot at sporting events; during the playing of the National Anthem. Old People remove their caps and stand at attention and sing without embarrassment. They know the words and believe in them.
  • Old People remember World War II, Pearl Harbor , Guadalcanal, Normandy and Hitler. They remember the Atomic Age, the Korean War, The Cold War, the Jet Age and the Moon Landing. They remember the 50 plus Peacekeeping Missions from 1945 to 2005, not to mention Vietnam .
  • If you bump into an Old People on the sidewalk he will apologize. If you pass an Old Person on the street, he will nod or tip his cap to a lady. Old People trust strangers and are courtly to women.
  • Old People hold the door for the next person and always, when walking, make certain the lady is on the inside for protection.
  • Old People get embarrassed if someone curses in front of women and children, and they don't like any filth or dirty language on TV or in movies.
  • Old People have moral courage and personal integrity. They seldom brag unless it's about their children or grandchildren.
  • It's the Old People who know our great country is protected, not by politicians, but by the young men and women in the military serving their country.

This country needs Old People with their work ethic, sense of responsibility, pride in their country and decent values.

Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
Be thankful for each day of life.
Today is called the PRESENT,
because it is a GIFT.
Be careful this weekend.
I hope to be back here on Monday.

Quote of the Day
Time heals what reason cannot.

Joke of the Day

A young man studying in a college abroad sent this SMS to his father:

Dear dad, no mon, no fun, your son.

The father replied:

Dear son, too bad, so sad, your dad.

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Thursday, March 22, 2012

Slowly but Surely…

We Are Losing Our Freedom
Listen to what Judge Napolitano has to say. You might want to listen to more of his speeches by doing a search within YouTube. He’s an interesting guy who knows the constitution better than anyone.

Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
The purpose of our Constitution is to protect us the people from the government, not the other way around.
Say NObama

Quote of the Day
Logic is one thing and commonsense another.
~Elbert Hubbard

Joke of the Day

While attending a Marriage seminar dealing with communication, Jack and his wife, Barb, listened to the instructor. “It is essential that husbands and wives know the things that are important to each other.”

He addressed the man, “can you describe your wife’s favorite flower?”

Jack leaned over, touched his wife’s arm gently and whispered, “Its Pillsbury isn’t it?”


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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Ultimate Fishing

What A Day!
We had a very exciting day of fishing on Douglas Lake on Monday of this week. Doug, Ralph and I were on the lake to fish for those crappie or “croppie”.

We had not been fishing very long until we had caught several small fish that we had to throw back. There’s a size limit for crappie and each fish has to be at least 10 inches in length. So we had this idea to use my fish counter to count the total number of crappie we caught during the day. We thought that would be interesting.

IMG_2161Well, as the day went on we worked liked crazy in the boat and at days end we had caught 252 crappie! See the picture of the counter that shows the number.

We were trolling in my pontoon boat at 0.8-1.0 MPH with 16 rods (5 on each side and 6 out the back). Our baits were flies tipped with minnows and 2” plastic baits. (We support my friend Monk Wilson at for all your crappie fishing needs)

We also had accumulated a decent stringer of keepers. As we went through the live well we had 27 keeper crappie. We also caught 6 striped bass, a couple of blue gill and several drum. A good day!


Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
Be thankful for the privilege of life.
Don’t fret the small stuff.
If it will not matter in 100 years from now,
don’t fret over it today.

Quote of the Day
Where man sees but withered leaves,
God sees sweet flowers growing.
~Albert Laighton

Joke of the Day

Peter called his doctor’s office for an appointment. “I’m sorry,” said the receptionist, “we can’t fit you in for at least two weeks.”

“But I could be dead by then!”

“No problem. If your wife lets us know, we’ll cancel the appointment.”

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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

The Press is Amazing

Something to Think About
While I did not write the following, I, too, thought it was amazing. Read on…

Isn't it amazing that, within only one week of Tiger Woods crashing his Escalade, the press found every woman with whom Tiger has had an affair during the last few years? And, they even uncovered photos, text messages, recorded phone calls, etc.!

Furthermore, they not only know the cause of the family fight, but they even know it was a 9 iron from his golf bag that his wife used to break out the windows in the Escalade.

Not only that, they know which wedge!

And, each & every day, they were able to continue to provide America with updates on Tiger's rehab stay, his wife's divorce settlement figures, as well as the dates & tournaments in which he will play.

Now, Barack Hussein Obama has been in office for almost three years, yet this very same press:

  • Cannot find any of his childhood friends or neighbors;

  • Or find any of Obama's high school or college classmates;·

  • Or locate any of his college papers or grades;

  • Or determine how he paid for both a Columbia & a Harvard education;

  • Or discover which country issued his visa to travel to Pakistan in the 1980's;

  • Or even find Michelle Obama's Princeton thesis on racism.

They just can't seem to uncover any of this. Yet, the public still trusts that same press to give them the whole truth! Don't you find that totally amazing?

Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
You can’t get the muddy water to clear up until you get the pigs out of the creek.

Quote of the Day
A man hasn't got a corner on virtue
just because his shoes are shined.
~Anne Petry

Joke of the Day

During a terrible storm, all the highway signs were covered with snow. The following spring, the state decided to raise all the signs twelve inches at a cost of six million dollars.

“That’s an outrageous price!” said a local farmer, “but I guess we’re lucky the state handled it instead of the federal government.”

“Why’s that?”

“Because knowing the federal government, they’d decided to lower the highways.”


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Monday, March 19, 2012

Adjust You Car Mirrors Correctly

This is a Good Method
I think if everyone adjusted their mirrors the correct way there would be less accidents from blind spots. I enjoyed this instructional video and learned something. Maybe you will also.

I wonder if they teach this method in Driver’s Education Courses?

Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
What wonderful weather we have been enjoying in East Tennessee. Today the temperature is supposed to climb to 80, and I may be soaking up some sunshine while on the lake. Maybe I’ll catch a fish or two.

Quote of the Day
If it takes a lot of words to say what you have in mind, give it more thought.
~Dennis Roth

Joke of the Day

Recently on a routine police patrol parked outside a local neighborhood bar the officer noticed a man leaving the bar so intoxicated that he could barely walk. The man stumbled around the parking lot for a few minutes with the officer quietly observing.

After what seemed an eternity and trying his keys on five different vehicles, the man managed to find his own car which he fell into. He was there for a few minutes as a number of other patrons left the bar and drove off.

Finally he started the car, switched the wipers on and off (it was a dry night), flicked the hazard flasher on and off, tooted the horn, and then switched on the lights. He moved the vehicle forward a few inches, reversed a little, and then remained stationary for a few more minutes as more patrons left in their vehicles. At last he pulled out of the parking lot and started to drive slowly down the street.

The police officer, having patiently waited all this time, now started up his patrol car, put on the flashing lights, promptly pulled the man over and carried out a breathalyzer test. To his amazement, the breathalyzer
indicated no evidence of the man having consumed alcohol at all!

Dumbfounded, the officer said, "I'll have to ask you to accompany me to the Police Station. This breathalyzer equipment must be broken."

"I doubt it," said the man, "Tonight, I'm the designated decoy."

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Friday, March 16, 2012

Wavering Faith

Does God Exist? Yes!
Some people doubt the very existence of God. There is no doubt in my heart and mind that God does exist, but how can you help someone who has doubts. Well… the following came to my attention, and I thought it might help us better understand…

A man went to a barbershop to have his hair cut and his beard trimmed. As the barber began to work, they began to have a good conversation. They talked about so many things and various subjects. When they eventually touched on the subject of God, the barber said: 'I don't believe that God exists.'

'Why do you say that?' asked the customer. 'Well, you just have to go out in the street to realize that God doesn't exist. Tell me, if God exists, would there be so many sick people? Would there be abandoned children?

If God existed, there would be neither suffering nor pain. I can't imagine a loving God who would allow all of these things.' The customer thought for a moment, but didn't respond because he didn't want to start an argument. The barber finished his job and the customer left the shop .

Just after he left the barbershop, he saw a man in the street with long, stringy, dirty hair and an untrimmed beard. He looked dirty and unkempt. The customer turned back and entered the barber shop again and he said to the barber: 'You know what? Barbers do not exist.' 'How can you say that?' asked the surprised barber. 'I am here, and I am a barber. And I just worked on you!' 'No!' the customer exclaimed. 'Barbers don't exist because if they did, there would be no people with dirty long hair and untrimmed beards, like that man outside.'

'Ah, but barbers DO exist! That's what happens when people do not come to me.' 'Exactly!' affirmed the customer. 'That's the point! God, too, DOES exist! That's what happens when people do not go to Him and don't look to Him for help. That's why there's so much pain and suffering in the world.'



Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
We’ve been studying the book of Daniel in our Wednesday night Bible study. I was impressed with faith and confidence in God possessed by those 3 men, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah. They would not fall down and worship false gods, regardless of the consequences; and they left the consequences in God’s hands.
Have a great weekend,
and I hope to see you checking in with me next week.
Remember life is a gift.

Quote of the Day
Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe,
call it a family.  Whatever you call it,
whoever you are, you need one.
~Jane Howard

Joke of the Day

On the first day of school, the kindergarten teacher said, “If anyone has to go to the bathroom, hold up two fingers.”

A little voice from the back of the room asked, “How will that help?”



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Thursday, March 15, 2012

First Day of Fishing in 2012

Last Tuesday, March 13
IMG_2148Doug and I went to Douglas earlier this week. We had a good day on the lake. It was a good time to check out the boat and make sure everything is functions properly for the coming fishing season. We also caught lots of fish. However, most of them were too small to put in the live well. We did not keep count, but I’m not exaggerating to tell you we caught about 60 crappie. Most of these were released as we only put 8 fish on our stringer, including 1 nice sauger pike. The picture above shows me holding the stringer.

We used out standard method of trolling with 16 rods. And every time I tell people that they ask, “Don’t you get lines tangled up a lot?” Then I explain our system. See the pictures below that show our setup.

This is the set up on each side of the boat for 5 rods
of different lengths:
16’, 14’, 12’. 10’, and 8’.
Off the back we have 6 rods out. That makes a total of 16 rods moving through the water at 0.7 to 1.0 MPH.

The 2 feet separation between the rods help eliminate tangles between rods. The biggest cause for tangles is trash in the water, and by trash I mean leaves, twigs, tree limbs, etc.

Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
The fisherman’s worse enemy is wind. Wind will mess up your lines, and inhibit boat control.  I would much rather fish in the rain, that try to fish in the wind.

Quote of the Day
Democracy is a government where you can say what you think even if you don't think.
~Author Unknown

Joke of the Day

A young man just had his first customer, which turned out to be a BIG BURLY truck driver. The young man walked up to the table where the truck driver was sitting and asked; can I take your order sir?

The truck driver replied, sure kid I want three flat tires and two headlights. The young man was very puzzled and said, I beg your pardon? The truck driver said again, look kid; I want three flat tires and two headlights. The young man was still puzzled, but replied; yes sir, whatever.

The young man then took the request to his boss who was the head cook. He told him about the truck driver's order, and that he wanted three flat tires and two headlights, “I think he's in the wrong place.”

The head cook said, I know what he wants, he wants three flap jacks and two eggs sunny side up; the truck driver is just trying to be smart, I know him.

The cook said to the waiter here, take this bowl of beans, give it to him and say this.

The truck driver said, Listen kid, I didn't order this; I said I wanted three flat tires and two headlights. The waiter replied, Well sir, the head cook said while you wait for your parts, you can gas up!

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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

No Smoking!

I Don’t Like Smoke
Luckily you can watch this video and not have to breathe the smoke. This man is a living smoke stack and does a card trick. If you watch it all the way you will see the card trick which is pretty amazing. But all the smoke and cigarettes are even more amazing.

Is he still alive?

Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
Cough… cough.. cough!
I need some fresh air.
Spring is in the air… outside.

Quote of the Day
Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair. 
~Kahlil Gibran

Joke of the Day

Three New US Ships:




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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Airport TSA Nude Body Scanners

Bad News: They Don’t Protect Us!
I was surprised when I read the emails and saw the following video about these nude body scanners we’ve heard so much about. Guess what: It’s easy to get stuff by them!!! That does not make me feel very safe. Watch this:

Do we have a bunch of dummies running TSA?


Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
Did you know that today is the 13th of March.
Yes, Friday the 13th falls on Tuesday this month.
Go fishing and don’t worry about it.

Quote of the Day
Let us be of good cheer, remembering that the misfortunes hardest to bear are those which
will never happen. 
~James Russel Lowell

Joke of the Day

Outside England 's Bristol Zoo there is a parking lot for 150 cars and 8 buses. For 25 years, its parking fees were managed by a very pleasant attendant. The fees were for cars ($1.40), for buses (about $7).

Then, one day, after 25 solid years of never missing a day of work, he just didn't show up; so the Zoo Management called the City Council and asked it to send them another parking agent.

The Council did some research and replied that the parking lot was the Zoo's own responsibility. The Zoo advised the Council that the attendant was a City employee.. The City Council responded that the lot attendant had never been on the City payroll.

Meanwhile, sitting in his villa somewhere on the coast of Spain or France or Italy ... is a man who'd apparently had a ticket machine installed completely on his own and then had simply begun to show up every day, commencing to collect and keep the parking fees, estimated at about $560 per day -- for 25 years. Assuming 7 days a week, this amounts to just over $7 million dollars ....... and no one even knows his name.

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Monday, March 12, 2012

Look At Yourself

Life Gave You a Bad Deal?
A lot of people go through life dealing with the fact that it is not fair. Well, it isn’t fair, but we have to deal with it. Watch the following video and then look at yourself. It about a man with no arms, and no legs, but with no worries. An amazing story of having the right attitude about life.

Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
I was recently thinking about Joseph in the Bible. A lot of bad things happened TO him, but what is important is what happened IN him. If God is working on the inside it doesn’t matter what happens to us.

Quote of the Day
No one is perfect... that's why pencils have erasers.
~Author Unknown

Joke of the Day

Dan was a single guy living at home with his father and working in the family business. When he found out he was going to inherit a fortune when his sickly father died, he decided he needed to find a wife with whom to share his fortune.

One evening, at an investment meeting, he spotted the most beautiful woman he had ever seen. Her natural beauty took his breath away. "I may look like just an ordinary guy," he said to her, "but in just a few years my father will die and I will inherit $200 million".

Impressed, the woman asked for his business card and three days later, she became his stepmother.

Women are so much better at financial planning than men.

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Friday, March 9, 2012

The Weekend

It’s Friday!
I hope you are ready for the weekend.

In case you want to see something interesting, here’s a few videos:

The Boat is Ready
Doug and I had a good day yesterday working on my boat. It is now ready for a fishing trip. We’re going to keep our eye on the weather forecast and try to find a day around 65-70 degrees with a low forecast of rain, and no significant wind.


I wish for you a great weekend, and I hope it’s warm enough where you live so that you can get outside and enjoy the late days of winter that make us wish for an early spring.

I hope to be back here next week.

Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
Half of the people in the world are below average.
New Theory About Calories!
Calories are the little devils that get into your
wardrobe at night and sew your clothes tighter...
Many closets are infested with them.

Quote of the Day
If a mistake is not a stepping stone, it is a mistake.
~Eli Siegel

Joke of the Day

This is amazing -- It's a simple mathematical exercise that can predict your favorite movie. It must have been created by a real genius. Don't know how it works, but it works every time! Be honest and don't look at the movie list below till you have done the math!

Ok, just humor me and do it!

Movie Quiz:

  1. Pick a number from 1-9.
  2. Multiply by 3.
  3. Add 3.
  4. Multiply by 3 again.
  5. Now add the two digits of your answer together to find your predicted favorite movie in the list of 17 movies

Movie List:

1. Gone With the Wind
2. E.T.
3. Blazing Saddles
4. Star Wars
5. Forrest Gump
6. The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
7. Jaws
8. Grease
9. The Obama Farewell Speech of 2013
10. Casablanca
11. Jurassic Park
12. Shrek
13. Pirates of the Caribbean
14. Titanic
15. Raiders of the Lost Ark
16. Home Alone
17. Mrs. Doubtfire

Now, ain't that something...?

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