…””HAPPY FATHERS DAY”…

Out on The Deck 5-26-16Today is “Fathers Day”! To all of you FATHERS “HAPPY FATHERS DAY”! To both of my Fathers, Charles W. Gray (1953 R.I.P.) & my Step-Father Claude C. McGraw (2002 R.I.P.), I thank them for, both, the rolls they played in my life. My Father (Charles) passed away, in an accident, when I was only 20 months old. I really never knew him. I would also like to thank all of those “Neighbor Hood Fathers” who shared their time & leadership with me in my early years. To THEIR children thank you for sharing them with me, it meant more than you’ll ever know. To those of you who have lost your Fathers cherish your time & memories with them. To those of you who are lucky enough to still have your Fathers make sure you recognize them today. The day will come when you’ll wish you had. If you can’t be with them today CALL them, it’ll mean an awful lot. Folks of my age & older care NOTHING about getting a TEXT. DON”T DO IT!. Those are for you younger folks. As for Me, I’m blessed to have my Children & Grandchildren with me…”Hold’em Hook”…..BG>

…”get thru tomorrow”…

09-10-2016-watchin-bama-footballOk, so with the evenin’ windin’ down we’re watchin’ The Tigers of Auburn, AL playin’ The Sooners of OK. “SEC, SEC, SEC”! The Holidays officially come to an end at midnight. For the most part College Football is done. The Last Major Game of the year, The Championship Bowl Series Final is next Monday. The Pachyderms of T-Town, AL {{{{{ ROLL TIDE ROLL ! }}}}} will face off with The Tigers of Clemson, SC. For the most part everyone will be returnin’ to their “slaving jobs to get your pay” (thanks for that one BTO) tomorrow. Yeah, I can tell you’re all lookin’ forward to that aren’t you. Hahahaha… Well, except for those of us who are Retired! My Bride goes back to her’s & I’ll be put my daughter on a plane bound for Minot, ND. They’re a few RN’s shy of a full crew there. It will be 62* here tomorrow  &  a Balmy -9* there. Talk about {{{{{ Cold Shock }}}}} ! The good part is she only has 2 months (+/-) left there. Ya’ll enjoy the rest of tonights’ game and rest/sleep well tonight. Cause you know you’re all goin’ to be needin’ it to get thru tomorrow…”Hold’em Hook”!…..BG>

…”as it should be”…

Good Mornin’ & “HAPPY NEW YEAR, 2017, to you all. Recapin’ last night…

New Years Eve & What a night for Football…

In game one of the evenin’ The Pachyderms of Alabama got off to a slow start against the Huskies of Washington. But by the time those Huskies realized it those Pachyderms were {{{{{ ROLLIN’ }}}}} over’em like they never dreamed of. By HalfTime the Crimson Tide had {{{{{ Rolled }}}}} up a 17 to 7 score & I had hit my stride as well. I needed me a refill…

new-years-eve-2017Well, Two dead Soldiers @ Half Time. Let’s get ready for the 2nd half…By the time the 4th quarter ended it was 24 to 7 & those Huskies were just glad to exit the field, head back to the Left Coast whimperin’, with their hides still intact.

Ok, it’s set! The #1 & #2 Ranked Teams, The Alabama Crimson Tide & The Clemson Tigers, as it should be, will now play for the NCAA National Championship on January 9, 2017. Let me just say {{{{{ ROLL TIDE ROLL ! }}}}}…”Hold’em Hook”!…..BG>

…”Oh, I may snore tonight”…

img_2006Well, it’s been a good day in the SEC today. Em’Gawga Dawgs beat dem Horney Toads from Texas by a score of 31 to 23. Now them Hounds from Ole Rocky Top are bout to close out their day over’em Corn Huskers 38 to 24. I’ve spent the day in The Cave whilst my Bride & daughter been cuttin’, ironin’, & layin’ out pieces & parts for another quilt. I thawed us out a couple of Ribeye Steaks, soaked’em rascals in some Dale’s Sauce for a couple of hours. Mean while I got the grill fired up and let it burn off, fixed a can of Peas & some Sweet Nibblet Corn as a couple of sides. Finally I got them thangs on the grill, sizzled’em up on one side then filpped’em once & snatched off the grill & plated em’thangs up. My Bride & daughter shared one, yep I consumed the other. Supper’s done,  as are’em Hounds from Rocky. I guess now I’ll watch em’Seminoles play wiff em’Wolverines. Don’t know if I’ll make this whole game or not. Now I’m just kicked back, enjoyin’ me some, 3 fingers worth, of Maple Crown Royal over some cubes of ice. Aahhh, now that’s some smooth sippin’ whiskey. I’m sure this will be just the first of several afore this nights over. Oh, I may snore tonight. Hope y’all had a good day as well…”Hold’em Hook”!…..BG> 

…”what are YOU goin’ to Resolve”…

fire-place-in-the-caveThis is the time of year that there’s a lota hype of the New Year & Resolutions. We hear it everywhere. Make your New Years Resolution now! “Do this, don’t do that”. Buy this NOW and be ready. I’m goin’ to start doing “This/That”, what ever This/That is? I’m goin’ to invest more! I’m goin’ to eat better! I’m gonna lose some weight! And on. & on, & on. Right! Ok, now come December 31, 2016 how many of you have been doin’ whatever it was you SAID/Resoluved you were goin’ to do in 2016? So, what makes 2017 any different? Think about it. I really wonder how many of us, percentage wise, have followed  thru 100% on what ever it was you Committed/Resolved to do? Be honest! Ooh, and what are YOU goin’ to Resolve to do in 2017, & not follow thru on? Hum-m-m-m-m…”Hold’em Hook”…..BG>

…”the occasional “that’s mine”!”…

Another CHRISTMAS has come & gone. What a wonderful gatherin’ we had @ my son & daughter-in-laws home. My whole family, both of Lindsay’s parents, my sister & brother-in law, special friends/extended family gathered & shared a wonderful day, meal, & exchangin’ of gifts all in The Spirit Of CHRISTMAS. The grandchildren all gave the blessin’ before we ate, in their standard competition form. All had plenty to eat, & then some. Eventually we got to the part the grands had been waitin’ for the most. Yes, the openin’ of, more, presents. The room was full of the sounds of names bein’ called out, the shreadin’ of wrappin’ paper, oooh’s, aaah’s, laughter, the occasional “that’s mine!”, & hugs galore. God, it was great to be a part of it all. Thank Lord for that opportunity. “MERRY CHRISTMAS and God bless us everyone”!…”Hold’em Hook”!…..BG>The Holy Bible  

…”at this time of year”…

As we say in Our Home – {{{{{ MERRY CHRISTMAS ! }}}}}…For those of you that believe in Santa Clause may you be blessed with gifts & love abound. For those of you that don’t believe, well just maybe, your Coal may be there when you rise CHRISTMAS mornin’.

In recent years I have been very bad about not sending out CHRISTMAS CARDS. Shame on me! Yes my Bride gets on me more often than she should have to. Still I Procrastinate! With the Cyber World out there, as it is, it appears I can reach as many friends & family by means of FB or my Blog. I’m not goin’ to go into a complete review of 2016 & it’s happenin’s. That would just bore you. Because so much of what I would say is already put out there in the Cyber World & you have probably already seen &/or read it. Soo, that bein’ said, I want to thank you, unbeknownst to many of y’all, for bein’ a part of my posts & musin’s.

In Our Home, at this time of year, every year, my family & friends remember & cerebrate the Birth of Jesus Christ, The Son Of God, My Lord & Savior. MERRY CHRISTMAS & A HAPPY NEW YEAR to you all…”Hold’em Hook”!…..BG>