Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Catch Up

Atley James Rogers
Our great grandson is growing like a weed. He’s always got a smile. We got a good visit in August when Mandy, Alex and Sylvia came for a visit. Here’s a few pictures.

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Health Situation
I have been wearing a heart monitor the past few weeks (one more week to go). I saw the heart doctor a week ago and he told me I have Atrial Fibrillation. Now I have two more meds to take. The real danger of this condition is a stroke so I need to follow the doctors orders.

The last two trips were not goo. One was bad and then the last trip was worse. We went to South Holston and only got 3 Lakers. So next week we decided to try Watauga lake and it was worse--No fish, not even a bite!

But before that we had some good days. On one trip I took Kevin and Zachary. We got our limit of 6 Lakers on South Holston and had a great day.

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Then when Mandy and Alex visited in August we went fishing one day. Here’s the results:

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We had a nice little trip to Kentucky to visit Beverly’s relatives (mine too) and attend at McBrayer family reunion.

Coming up soon is our annual church convention which we always enjoy because we need the spiritual guidance and help.

We are also planning a trip to New Jersey to visit our daughter, Bethany. We have not had the opportunity to visit her in the Asbury Park area since she moved there over two years ago. It’s about time for Mom and Dad to show up, don’t you think

Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
Someone said smile, things could be worse. So sure enough, I smiled, and things got worse.
Just kidding!

Quote of the Day
Lift up your eyes to the heavens, and look upon the earth beneath: for the heavens shall vanish away like smoke, and the earth shall wax old like a garment, and they that dwell therein shall die in like manner: but my salvation shall be for ever, and my righteousness shall not be abolished.
Isaiah 51:6
(Note from Granddaddy:
See in above that the earth was planned to get old and get worn out. We are thankful for eternal salvation. Help me see things now as I will one day see.)

Joke of the Day

A man walked by a table in a hotel and noticed three men and a dog playing cards.

The dog, predictably, was losing.

"He would probably do better if he could read the cards," the man commented.

"Oh, he can read cards just fine," said one of the players. "But every time he gets a good hand he wags his tail."


For her 40th birthday, a wife told her husband, "I'd love to be 10 again."

So that Saturday, they had a heaping stack of chocolate-chip pancakes, her favorite childhood breakfast. Then they hit the playground and a merry-go-round. They finished the day with a banana split.

"So how did you enjoy being a kid for a day?" the husband asked.

"Great," the wife replied. "But when I said I wanted to be 10 again, I meant my dress size."


Seeing her friend Sally wearing a new locket, Meg asks if there is a memento of some sort inside.

"Yes," says Sally, "a lock of my husband's hair."

"But Larry's still alive."

"I know, but his hair is gone."

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John White said...

I enjoyed your post this morning, Jim. Sorry to hear you are having to monitor the heart but good that you are following dr's orders. Enjoy that trip to New Jersey. Hello to Beverly...that family reunion sounds great...maybe we should have a WHITE family reunion too!

John White said...

Great post as always, Jim. Sorry we couldn't make it up for Thanksgiving but hope you all have a great time.

John White said...

Jim, Merry Christmas to you and Beverly along with the Family. We enjoyed celebrating Thanksgiving in your beautiful home once again this year.

Andrea said...

You haven't blogged in such a long time, Jim. I pray all is well with you. You spoke of some heart issues in your last blog post. Please come back to blogging if you feel up to it. You are missed!