Sunday, February 28, 2021

“If everything seems under control, you're just not going fast enough.”



While waiting for her first appointment with her new dentist, Jane notices his degree certificate on the wall, which includes his first name. Suddenly she remembers a tall, handsome boy from her High School class some 45 years ago who had exactly the same name. Naturally she wonders whether this can be the same guy. However upon seeing him, she quickly dismisses any such thought. Surely this aging, balding, grey-haired old man with a deeply lined face could not possibly be one of her old High School classmates? After he had finished examining her teeth, Jane decides to ask him whether he attended the local high school. “Yes,” he replied. “That’s amazing. What year did you graduate then?” Jane asks. “In 1973,” he responds. “Amazing, you were in my class! Jane exclaims. He looks at her closely and then asks, “What subject did you teach?”


Today's Quotes:: “Desire is the key to motivation, but it's determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal - a commitment to excellence - that will enable you to attain the success you seek.”

“A goal isn’t something you just arrive at and stop. You have to stay curious and hungry and foolish.”
“Circumstances may cause interruptions and delays, but never lose sight of your goal. Prepare yourself in every way you can by increasing your knowledge and adding to your experience, so that you can make the most of opportunity when it occurs.”
“The crashes people remember, but drivers remember the near misses.”
“If everything seems under control, you're just not going fast enough.”
- Mario Andretti

My Wife Linda is Sooooo
Smart.. Have A Great Day J.T

"I'll Stretch It a Little"
by Anonymous
The wintry blast was fierce and cold,
And the lassie's coat was thin and old.
Her little brother by her side
Shivered and pitifully cried.
"Come underneath my coat," said she,
"And see how snug and warm you'll be."
The brother answered, nothing loth,
"But is it big enough for both?"
"Yes," said the girl, with cheery wit;
"I'll stretch it out a little bit."
Ah, brothers, sisters, where the mind
Is bent upon an action kind,
What though the means are sparely spun,
And hardly seem to serve for one?
Stretch them with love, and straightway you
Will find them amply wide for two!
Artist Léon Bazille Perrault




One night a sponsor got a call from one of his sponsees. The sponsee complained the same old complaints of being restless, irritable and discontent. The sponsor asked him if he was reading his Big Book and the sponsee said that he was reading it daily and that it wasn't helping! The sponsor then instructed his new friend to find a cookbook. He came back to the phone with the cookbook and was instructed to read the recipe for chocolate cake. So he read to him all the ingredients, how hot the oven was to be and when he was through his sponsor told him to read it again. By now the sponsee is a little upset and asks what this has to do with staying sober, with a laugh, his sponsor told him to humor him! So he read it again, all the ingredients, oven temperature, and after he had read it to him the second time, the sponsor asked him for a piece of cake. The sponsee told him he could not give him any cake and the sponsor asked him why? "Because, I haven't gone through the action of making the cake." With a laugh, the sponsor told his sponsee that that was why he wasn't getting any results from reading the Big Book! Reading the book alone will not keep you sober, but, the action of following the directions in it will!

Back on January 4th, a group of Ocala Florida bikers were riding east on Hwy.40 when they saw a girl about to jump off the Blackwater Bridge. So they stopped.
George, their leader, a big burly man of 53, gets off his Harley, walks through a group of gawkers, past the State Trooper who was trying to talk her down off the railing, and says,
"Hey Baby . . . whatcha doin' up there on that railin'?"
She says tearfully, "I'm going to commit suicide!!"
While he didn't want to appear "sensitive," George also didn't want to miss this "be-a-legend" opportunity either so he asked . . . "Well, before you jump, Honey-Babe . . .
why don't you give ol' George here your best last kiss?"
So, with no hesitation at all, she leaned back over the railing and did just that . . .
and it was a long, deep, lingering tongue swapping kiss followed immediately by another even better one.
After they breathlessly finished, George gets a big thumbs-up approval from his biker-buddies, the onlookers, and even the State Trooper, and then says, "Wow! That was the best kiss I have ever had! That's a real talent you're wasting there, Sugar Shorts. You could be famous if you rode with me. Why are you committing suicide?"
"My parents don't like me dressing up like a girl."
It's still unclear whether she jumped or was pushed.


Friday, February 26, 2021

Tear Jerker Up Next::


In a small town, farmers of the community had gotten together to discuss some important issues. About midway through the meeting, a wife of one of the farmers stood up and spoke her peace.

When she was done, one of the old farmers stood up and said, "What does she know about anything? I would like to ask her if she knows how many toes a pig has?"

Quick as a flash, the woman replied, "Take off your boots, sir, and count them yourself."

Today's Quotes

“Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent”
“To put everything in balance is good, to put everything in harmony is better.”
“Not being heard is no reason for silence.”
“No army can withstand the strength of an idea whose time has come.”
“Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise.”
“To love another person is to see the face of God.”
“People do not lack strength, they lack will.”
― Victor Hugo
Tear Jerker Up Next::

SON: "Daddy, may I ask you a question?"
DAD: "Yeah sure, what is it?"
SON: "Daddy, how much do you make an hour?"
DAD: "That's really none of your business. Why do you ask?"
SON: "I just want to know. Please tell me, how much do you make an hour?"
DAD: "If you must know, I make $100 an hour."
SON: "Oh. (With his head down).
SON: "Daddy, can I please borrow $50?"
DAD: "REALLY?! If you're asking to borrow money for some silly toy or game, you can just march yourself straight to your room to think about why you're being so selfish. I work hard everyday to provide for this family, and this is the thanks I get?"
The little boy went quietly to his room and shut the door.
The dad sat down and started getting even angrier about his son's questions. "How dare he ask question like that just to get some money?" he stewed.
After an hour, the dad calmed down, and started to think: "Maybe there was something he really needed the $50 for? He doesn't ask for money often..."
So, the dad went to his son's door and opened it.
DAD: "Are you asleep, son?"
SON: "No daddy, I'm awake".
DAD: "I've been thinking, and maybe I was too hard on you earlier. It's been a long day and I took out my aggravation on you. Here's the $50 you asked for."
The little boy sat straight up, smiling.
SON: "Oh, thank you daddy!"
Then, reaching under his pillow, the boy pulled out some crumpled-up dollar bills. When the dad saw the boy already had money, he started getting angry again as the little boy slowly counted out his money and looked up at his father.
DAD: "Why do you want more money if you already have some?"
SON: "Because I didn't have enough, but now I do. Daddy, I have $100 now. Can I buy an hour of your time? Please come home early tomorrow. I would like to have dinner with you."
The father was crushed. He put his arms around his little son, and begged for his forgiveness through a stream of tears.
Just a reminder to all who are work so hard in life to not let time slip through our fingers without dedicating special time with those who matter most.
If we die tomorrow, the company we may work for could replace us in a matter of days.... but, loved ones we leave behind will feel the loss for the rest of their lives, having only precious memories to hold.


Thursday, February 25, 2021

"Forgive everybody everything everyday."


Today's Quotes:: "Of all tasks of government the most basic is to protect its citizens against violence."

"A peaceful world is a world in which differences are tolerated, and are not eliminated by violence."
"A capacity to change is indispensable. Equally indispensable is the capacity to hold fast to that which is good."
“The measure of success is not whether you have a tough problem to deal with, but whether it is the same problem you had last year.”
“A man's accomplishments in life are the cumulative effect of his attention to detail.”
"Forgive everybody everything everyday."
― John Foster Dulles
The teacher asks little Johnny if he knows his numbers.
“Yes,” he says. “My daddy taught me.”
“Can you tell me what comes after three?”
“What comes after six?”
“Very good,” says the teacher. “Your father did a very fine job. What comes after ten?”
“A jack,” answers Johnny.

The Tent in the first photo is the one they lost... 

  Have A Great Day J.T.

Job Search::

1. My first job was working in an Orange Juice factory 

      but I got canned Couldn't  concentrate.  

2. Then I worked in the woods as a Lumberjack,  

 but just couldn't hack itso they gave me the axe

After that, I tried being a Tailor,  

 but wasn't suited for it -- mainly because it was a sew-sew job.


A Few Lake Penage Canada Pictures from years ago


Today's Quotes::"You know what ? Certain people think they will feel good if certain things happen… The trick is: you have to feel good for no reason."

"Remember, it’s your own body, your own brain. You’re not a victim of the universe, you are the universe."
"The greatest personal limitation is to be found not in the things you want to do and can’t, but in the things you’ve never considered doing."
"If you can’t enjoy what you have, you can’t enjoy more of it."
"Sometimes people say, 'One day you are going to look back at this and laugh.' My question is: 'Why wait?'"
- Richard Bandler

Big Skies…Big Land…Our Western Skies Arizona,Utah,Colorado,New Mexico for Sky Watch Friday “Look at the sky. We are not alone.

A Little Canada... Lake Penage Ontario, Canada

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Pacemakers, golf carts and porches with swings,


Today's Quotes:: “Children learn more from what you are than what you teach.”

"The theory of democratic government is not that the will of the people is always right, but rather that normal human beings of average intelligence will, if given a chance, learn the right and best course by bitter experience."
“The cost of liberty is less than the price of repression.”
“The worker must work for the glory of his handiwork, not simply for pay; the thinker must think for truth, not for fame.”
“Either America will destroy ignorance or ignorance will destroy the United States.”
“Believe in life! Always human beings will progress to greater, broader, and fuller life.” W.E.B. Du Bois

Julie Andrews made a special appearance at Manhattan's Radio City Music Hall for the benefit of the AARP.

Botox and nose drops and needles for knitting, 
Walkers and handrails and new dental fittings, 
Bundles of magazines tied up in string, 
These are a few of my favorite things. 
Cadillacs and cataracts, hearing aids and glasses, 
Polident and Fixodent and false teeth in glasses, 
Pacemakers, golf carts and porches with swings, 
These are a few of my favorite things. 
When the pipes leak, When the bones creak, When the knees go bad, I simply remember my favorite things, And then I don't feel so bad. Hot tea and crumpets and corn pads for bunions, No spicy hot food or food cooked with onions, 
Bathrobes and heating pads and hot meals they bring,These are a few of my favorite things. 
Back pain, confused brains and no need for sinnin
g, Thin bones and fractures and hair that is thinning, And we won't mention our short shrunken frames, When we remember our favorite things. When the joints ache, When the hips break, When the eyes grow dim, Then I remember the great life I've had, And then I don't feel so bad.

Have A Great Day (Check This out):Goulding's Trading Post & Museum in Monument Valley

A man and his wife were having some problems at home and....

 Must Know Knews:Ornithologists often use Cheetos to study behavior in crows. Along with being easy to spot, they’re also one of the birds’ favorite snacks.

Today's Quotes::: “Talent hits a target no one else can hit. Genius hits a target no one else can see.”

“The person who writes for fools is always sure of a large audience.”
“It is difficult to find happiness within oneself, but it is impossible to find it anywhere else.”
"Change alone is eternal, perpetual, immortal."
"All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident."
“Compassion for animals is intimately associated with goodness of character, and it may be confidently asserted that he who is cruel to animals cannot be a good man.”
― Arthur Schopenhauer


Time To Get Serious: Did you hear about the near tragedy at the mall near Austin? There was a power outage and Ted Cruz was stuck on the escalator for more than four hours.

Camping with our T&B Qmax Teardrop Trailerclick

Have A Great Day J.T.

BONUS: A man and his wife were having some problems at home and were giving each other the silent treatment. Suddenly the man realized that the next day he would need his wife to wake him a 5:00 A.M. for an early morning business flight. Not wanting to be the first to break the silence (and LOSE), he wrote on a piece of paper, “Please wake me at 5 A.M.” He left it where he knew she would find it. The next morning the man woke up only to discover that it was 9:00 A.M. and he had missed his flight. Furious, he was about to go see why his wife hadn’t waken him when he noticed a piece of paper by the bed.  The paper said, “It 5:00 A.M. Wake up.”

Monday, February 22, 2021

A Man Feared His Wife


A man feared his wife wasn’t hearing as well as she used to and he thought she might need a hearing aid. Not quite sure how to approach her, he called the family doctor to discuss the problem. The doctor told him there is a simple informal test the husband could perform to give the doctor a better idea about her hearing loss.

“Here’s what you do,” said the doctor, “stand about 40 feet away from her, and in a normal conversational speaking tone see if she hears you. If not, go to 30 feet, then 20 feet, and so on until you get a response.”

That evening, the wife was in the kitchen cooking dinner, and he was in the den. He said to himself, “I’m about 40 feet away, let’s see what happens.”

Then in a normal tone he asked, “Honey, what’s for dinner?” No response.

So the husband moved closer to the kitchen, about 30 feet from his wife and repeated, “Honey, what’s for dinner?”

Still no response.

Next he moved into the dining room where he was about 20 feet from his wife and asked, “Honey, what’s for dinner?”

Again he got no response. So, he walked up to the kitchen door, about 10 feet away.

“Honey, what’s for dinner?” Again there is no response.

So he walked right up behind her. “Honey, what’s for dinner?” “James, for the fifth time I’ve said, pasta!”

Have A Great Day... J.T.