…”It’s the little things in life”…

Yesterday mornin’ I was handed a Grocery List & was pointed in the direction of the Grocery Store. Well how hard can that be? As for me, well, that damn Grocery List always seem to get me in trouble. It seems like there are always items that come home that weren’t on that Grocery List! I realize I’m probably in the vast minority of people that this happens to. But as far as I was concerned it was a good shoppin’ trip. And as usual, I was reminded how simple of a list it was. I never claimed to be a good shopper anyway. From there my day rebounded. I received a return call from a friend (he’s a Financial Advisor) about lunch we had been tryin’ to set up for a while. I told him I was goin’ to be headin’ to “The Ham” for an evenin’ get together so we decided to meet 1/2 way along my route. I arrived a little early which is usual for me. To my good fortune I happened to run into a cousin of mine, that I hadn’t seen in a while, that had been havin’ lunch with some of her friends. We spent about 10 to 15 minutes catchin’ up on the others family & other topics as well. It was very enjoyable. The Financial Advisor arrived & my cousin left. Ya never know who you’ll run into! The Financial Advisor & I caught up over lunch. We weren’t there to discuss business just to catch up on each other. It was very relaxin’ to just talk. Business never came up! A short lunch seemed to turn into a 2 hour period of total relaxation. We bid each other a farewell as he had to return to the financial grind & I had time to burn, before my later engagement. So as fate would have it the Bass Pro Shops facility just happened to be along my route as well. So I popped  in there to kill a little time & see what I needed. After perusing the various departments & examinin’ items of interest, I exited there with the same amount of money, in my pocket, as I entered with. I headed back to “Ole Big Red”, my trusty old Expedition, cranked up my tunes & headed toward “The Ham” for my evenin’ get together. Again I was a little early as was one another friend who was there for for the evenin’ get together. As we were catchin’ up a couple of others arrived. Oh & by Couple I mean TWO (2) other friends arrived right on time. About an hour went by & another couple of folks came in. And again by couple I mean Two (2) other friends (husband & wife) joined us. The Six (6) of us laughed as we caught up, shared stories, & talked about others that weren’t there. those that were too busy, too tired, too sick, too poor, or too far away. Yeah, probably YOU! As the Witchin’ Hour, 8:00 p.m., drew near the small group thinned as usual. I departed shortly after the Witchin’ Hour myself as the last Two (husband & wife) were orderin’ them somethin to eat. It was just a handful of folks but an enjoyable evenin’. As “Ole Big Red” & I made our way back to “The Big Pell” I had all of the windows down, the Sun Roof open, my favorite Oldies Cranked Up just enjoyin’ the 70 degree evenin’ air whippin’ thru “Ole Big Red”, as it also sucked all of the dust out of it. The Moon was Full, Bright & there wasn’t a single cloud in sight. MY 45minute drive went by too quick as I found myself turnin’ into my driveway. I coasted down to where the Garbage Can is kept, hooked it to the trailer hitch & back up the 200 ft long driveway I went, so I wouldn’t have to do it before the sun comes up in the mornin’. It’s the little things in life. Good night all..”Hold’em Hook”!…..BG>

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…”Let that sink in”…

Folks THIS is (see the quote below) truly a HORRIBLE thought! I saw this on someone else’s FB post this mornin’. I read it twice & really had to think it thru. And then it dawned on me IT’S TRUE! IT’S SCAREY! The Liberalism/Socialism that is bein’ taught to the youth of this country, K-5 thru College, has already started turnin’ the direction of this Great Nation. It didn’t start yesterday. It has been happenin’ for years, slowly, deliberately. A slight alterin’ of facts here & a deletion of facts there. A effective change in curriculum. “The Dumbin’ Down Of America”! Not only are they changin’ the direction of our country but they are Erasin’ the History, selectively, as they go. Many of YOU question & deny the term “GOVERNMENT SCHOOLS”. Really? I mean {{{ REALLY ! }}}.

“A Generation taught to hate the country will refuse to defend it as well. Let that sink in”…Author Unknown

It truly is {{{{{ SCARY ! }}}}}. God Bless America…”Hold’em Hook”!…..BG>

 

…”Maybe that’s what’s wrong with me now”…

Here, in The Big Pell, on the Lake, today it is Beautiful. If there’s a down side to this day it is the Wind that is blowin’. I just stepped out on the downstairs patio & it is blowin’ pretty good. The “FOX6” site say’s 11mph. Well that my be in The Ham! When I see the White Caps rollin’ in from the main channel it tells me somethin’ different. But the Sky is Blue with scattered Clouds. Boat traffic is limited. I’ve seem several Bass Boats gettin’ beaten by the White Caps, but, they gotta Compete! No Wake Boarders, Skiers, or Surfers though. So after such a good day of NCAA Football yesterday I’m just goin’ to chill, here, in The Cave. The Tigers from Auburn really whooped the “Hail State” Dawgs, The Trojans (NO not those kind) of TROY  laid it t? the The Cat’s of {{{ “L S WHO” ? }}} in front of their Home Comin’ QUEEN. Oh! & my Crimson Tide, {{{{{ ROLL TIDE ROLL ! }}}}}, of BAMA beat the Hottie Tottie (Black Bears-Hahaha!) Rebels of Ole Miss like a STEP CHILD! I can say that cause I WAS one! But I never got beaten, came close a time or two though. Maybe that’s what’s wrong with me now. Oh well, Y’all enjoy “this day that The Lord has made”…”Hold’em Hook”!…..BG>

…”What’s that phrase again?”…

I read this in a Face Book postin’ last night from “An Ole Boy from Gate City”. I thought it was well worth sharin’: “hughmm…am I the only one who finds it strange that blacks are disrespecting the same flag underwhich the armies fought that freed the slaves?…..just me I guess”.


That’s sad if you truly STOP & THINK about it. It points out JUST ONE of the problems with American History {{{ NOT ! }}} bein’ taught in Government & Private Schools. Maybe it’s somethin’ that SHOULD be taught, say possibly, durin’ ” BLACK HISTORY MONTH”. Naw-w-w, never mind…there would be too much TRUTH, about The/Our FLAG, in it. The DemocRats/Socialist/Liberals would go out of their frickin’ minds if “That CAT Got Out Of The Bag”! What’s that phrase again? “Just another way The Man’s keepin’ us Down”. Maybe there’s some truth to that?…”Hold’em Hook”!…..BG>

 

…”Hey, it made my day!”…

It’s been an interestin’ mornin’ so far. Got up a little late, 6:00am, checked the temp out on the Deck an it was great. Got me a Mug-O-Joe & went out there to enjoy the mornin’. The realization hit me, again, as I sat there sippin’ My-Joe, “If you’re Lucky Enough to live on The Lake you’re Lucky Enough”! Well…you guessed it!… It was time for a refill on My-Joe, so I headed in, got said refill, & proceeded to get dressed to go work out. The Gym, I go to, never fails to entertain me. As I’ve said before “Spandex isn’t for EVERYONE! But then again It Is for SOME”! Oh, and I must admit “this mornin’ there were more Is’s than there were Isn’t’s”!  I’m glad I had finished my 20 minutes on the Tread Mill & was on the Stationary Bike puttin’ in my 15 minutes on it. There was a guy, about my age, on one of the Tread Mills just really bustin’ a sweat on one of those pre-programed workouts. You know the kind. He had his tunes on, I guess, with Ear Buds in, eyes closed more than open, just a Jammin’ & Joggin’! Well, Young Miss Spandex (one of the Is’s) climbed up on the unit next to him. I swear I thought there was a Commercial bein’ shot in there! Cause it was just like one of those Commercials we’ve all seen on TV. That poor guy just happened to open his eyes, looked into the Mirrored Wall in front of him, castin’ his eyes just off to his left, & {{{{{ BAM ! }}}}}! Down he went & got slung off the back of it! Those that saw it were either doin’ all they could to keep from laughin’, as though they had’t seen it all. Then there were those askin’, in loud whispers, “What Just Happened”? As for me, Oh Hell No! I burst out in laughter & liked to have fallen off that Stationery Bike I was blazin’ a trail on. I was hurtin’. Miss Spandex just smiled, as though that wasn’t the 1st time that had happened near to her before. The poor guy, in the mean time, got up off of the floor, untangled his Ear Buds that were wrapped around his head, grabbed his little Work Out Bag, & decided to quietly leave. He never said a word. As he exited the door the laughter rose a few decibels. Buy this time we, all the Older Guys, were focused on Miss Spandex as she finished her work out on the Tread Mill. Then she just politely left as well, with a cute little smile on her face. Hey, it made my day!…”Hold’em Hook”!…..BG>

…”TRAGIC! Both were TRAGIC”!…

The sun was up, the steam rose from my Mug-O-Joe this mornin’, as I stepped out on the Deck to survey my back yard. There are only a couple of small limbs, some branches, & scattered leaves across the yard. It’s a good thing too. My chain saw died on me about a year & a half ago & I haven’t bought a new one yet. I need to get that done! Maybe, just maybe, “Irma” sensed that – I don’t know? Stranger things have happened!  Where I live, in “The Big Pell” (Pell City, AL) we were fortunate to be spared by “Tropical Storm Irma’s” devastation. We did experience rain (2 to 3 inches maybe), some moderate winds, but nothin’ to complain about. We were on the tail end of “Irma”. I happened to be watchin’ the Late News last night when “Irma” was officially bein’ down graded to a Tropical Depression. As I was listenin’ to that I was readin’ a FB post by a local friend, from across town, askin’ if anyone had lost Power? Just a second or two passed by & our Power Flickered! Just enough to knock out our Satellite TV, all of our electronics {{{ Beeped }}} ,as they do, a couple of times when power is lost then they all reset. The lights flickered but NEVER went out! It was as though “Irma” was wavin’ good-bye to us & movin’ on. We were fortunate not to be in “Irma’s Path of Destruction”. I can’t even imagine what others have been thru & now face as they get on with their life’s. Many will have a very long road in front of them. I guess the cliche’ here is “it could have been worse”! My sincere condolences go out to those that have lost loved ones durin’ this tragic event. I don’t want to, in any means, be thought of as over lookin’ the recent events with “Hurricane Harvey”, all of those affected buy it, & those too that were lost. God Bless EVERYONE affected by these tragedies. All I can say is “TRAGIC! Both were TRAGIC”!…”Hold’em Hook”!…..BG>

…”ME?…HELL NO!…I’ll NEVER FORGET!”…

Tomorrow is “Patriot Day, Rememberin’ 9-11”!

I can’t believe IT HAS BEEN SIXTEEN (16) YEARS since we, The United States of America, were {{{{{ ATTACKED ! }}}}}. I’ll never forget. I was sittin’ in my office, in Oxford, AL. There was a TV on, in the temporary office (the Truck Drivers Lounge) I was in, as our buildin’ was under goin’ an addition at the time. Then there it was, bein’ reported on Live TV, just a few minutes after the First (1st) Hi-Jacked Air Craft Struck! At first Reporters were speculatin’ if it was a flight off course, an accidental crash, just sheer speculation as Reporters do just to be the first (1st) to get a Report/a SCOOP! out. As the moments passed by the Second (2nd) Hi-Jacked Air Craft came into the picture. It was makin’ a wide, low altitude sweepin’ turn, as it struck it’s target on that day, September 11, 2001. Now commonly referred to as “9-11”. There were Four (4) Civilian Commercial Aircraft, HI-JACKED, in order to accomplish their goals. The First (1st) Strike, Hi-Jacked Aircraft American Air Lines Flt #11, was flown into the North Tower of The World Trade Center (The Twin Towers). Then, just a short time later, The Second (2nd) Strike,Hi-Jacked United Airlines Flt #175, was flown into the South Tower of The World Trade Center.  In, what seemed like for ever, actually just a short time, the Twin Towers collapsed to the ground into a huge pile of rubble. A Third (3rd) Aircraft, Hi-Jack American Air Lines Flt #77 was flown into “The Pentagon”, Our Military Head Quarters, at about ground level. The first three Hi-Jacked aircraft had HIT Their Targets! The Fourth (4th) strike, Hi-Jacked United Airlines Flt #93, crashed in a field near Shanksville, Pa. The Passengers, NO THE HEROES, on board had begun to received information, from varied sources, about the first three (3) Hi-Jacked Aircraft & what had happened. They quickly realized what was happenin’ to them & decided to take actions to keep these Islamist Terrorist from hittin’ THEIR intended target, now believed to be The Capital Building in Washington, D.C. These Brave Americans, These HEROES, rebelled against the hijackers on board, & eventually caused the aircraft to crash into the ground, a seemingly remote field, killin’ everyone on board. God Bless These Heroes, These Patriots, & their families. {{{{{ SALUTE ! }}}}}…May they forever “Rest In Peace”! On “9-11” a total of 2,997 People were killed & over 6000 injured. IT WAS A PLANNED ATTACK BY A GROUP OF 19 ISLAMIC TERRORIST! These TERRORISTS were eventually linked to Osama bin Laden, leader of the Muslim Terrorist Group Al-Qaeda. ME?…HELL NO!… I’ll NEVER FORGET!…”Hold,em Hook”!…..BG>