…”May the Peace Of The Mornin’ Be Upon You All”…

Fresh refill on my Mug-O-Joe, the aroma waftin’ my way, comfortable in my swivel chair on The Deck, legs propped up on my fluffy pillow & stool (my Bride got for me), Ceilin’ Fan remote in arms reach (& turned on Low). Fish are bustin’ the surface catchin’ breakfast. Pete our resident Blue Heron walkin’ the seawall scoutin’ for his meal. Yeah, this is the RIGHT way to start my day, right here in the front row. Nothin’ to listen to but the sounds of Nature The Lord has provide me on “this day of Pentecost”. It’s a beautiful sermon, if ya just listen & let it sink in. Oh, Pete has company on the seawall, a White Heron. The/My American Flag, down by the lake, is hangin’ flat as there is NO breeze on the water this mornin’. “God Bless The Red, White, & Blue”! The ever changin’ reflection’s on the water are somewhat hypnotizin’, they seem to allow the sounds of the mornin’ to be better absorbed in my soul. Four Blue Birds are restin’ on the Power-lines runnin’ to the house. A lone Red Bird/Cardinal restin’ in the Large Oak down in the yard. So colorful they are. So vibrant! May the Peace Of The Mornin’ Be Upon You All…”Hold’em Hook”!…..BG>


…”dream of bein’ a Princess”…

I’m an American Male. Why oh why is there NOTHIN’ News Worthy on a major TV Channel or even Cable Network this mornin’?

{{{{{ What’s the BIG DEAL ? }}}}}…OK! OK! OK! The Royal Weddin’ is over & done with! Now let the fightin’ begin over furniture, colors of paint for the Mini Palace, how many maids (no that’s not racial) will she need, & who will be doin’ the cookin”? WHO CARES? Has Las Vegas started postin’ Odds as to “how long the Love Story will last”? As I told my Bride, as she was sippin’ her Mug-O-Joe, as she was watchin’em board the Royal Carriage “I truly wish someone in the crowd would have popped one of those horses, with a rock from a sling shot, on the butt & watched them tear off wildly thru the streets”. Now THAT would have been {{{{{ EXCITIN’ ! }}}}} & well worth the broadcast time, to ME. I truly do not understand the infatuation with it. Other than mostly all the women, & some men, of the world dream of bein’ a Princess. Yeah, well those odds are slim & none…”Hold’em Hook”!…..BG>

…”It’s those innocent comments”…

Recently there have been several references about Squirrels on the internet. Many of’em show them tryin’ to rob the Bird Feeders. Others have’em walkin’ power lines, fences, etc. Then I, quite often, enjoy watchin’em from The Deck, as they scurry up & down the trees in the yard playin’ “Mornin’ Chase”, or so it seems.

Then there are the “dusty ole memories” of all those teenage years & silly comments about “Squirrels”! Yeah, you know what I’m talkin’ about…BUTT in today’s world “Squirrel” refers to the fact that someone gets easily distracted from what they’re doin’ or sayin’. Kinda like that dog in cartoons as a Squirrel catches it’s attention & off it goes tryin’ to catch it…

Then my mind turns to two (2) very brief, but to me very funny comments made “In Jest”, not once but twice, durin’ innocent  conversations between two different Young Ladies & Me years apart. The entire conversations, thru the years, have faded as they do. BUTT like many other things, those just can’t be un-heard & un-seen scenarios in MY mind, these always bring a chuckle to me & a smile to my face. The Young Ladies, felt the need to interject how they were feelin’ @ those particular mornin’s/moments in time as they said, with huge smiles each I must admit, glowin’ faces, & bubblin’ energy that they were “Bright Eyed & Bushy Tailed”! Who says “Lightenin’ Don’t Strike Twice”?

Well, I could only look’em in the eyes (yes their EYES) & say “I’ll bet you are” (I just couldn’t pass up the opportunity)! It took a moment, a lonnnng moment, to sink in with them both. BUTT suddenly they both seemed to realize just what they had said or inferred to. Then, separately of course as they happened years apart, they started to turn many “Shades Of RED” as they tried to explain what they “did or didn’t mean” with their comments. I just stood there, both times, the entire times, lettin’ them talk, as I just kept “smilin’ & enjoyin’ the moment”…It’s those innocent comments that sometimes just really make our day. Ya know?…”Hold’em Hook”!…..BG>

…”Coincidence? I think NOT!”…

This mornin’ I overslept. My body clock was off! {{{ 6:30am ! }}} I’ve got to get up! Why? I don’t know? Strange…I staggered to the kitchen & loaded up both my Brides, individually flavored, Coffee & my Pot-O-Joe as well. I noticed lights on the slough so I eased out on the Deck. It was about 45 degrees outside. There were two (2) boats workin’ their way into the slough fishin’ all of the piers. Must have been Tournament Boats cause they were workin’ at a pretty good pace. Weekend Fishermen are much more relaxed & fish a little slower. It was amazin’, as I stood there. I notice, as the mornin’ light got better, how all of The Dogwood Trees were so pretty. Most of’em have bloomed already. They were catchin’ the mornin’ light & they seemed to glow. It was as though “they were lightin’ a path”? Simply beautiful! And just think “tomorrow is Palm Sunday”! Coincidence? I think NOT!…Whoa!!! The Joe’s ready-gotta go…”Hold’em Hook”!…..BG>



People buy guns.
People buy ammunition.
People load guns.
People pick out their targets.
People aim guns at selected targets.
People pull the trigger on guns.
Should we ban Guns?
Should we ban Knifes?
Should we ban Baseball Bats/Clubs?
Should we ban Cars/Trucks?
Should we ban Rocks?

“SHOULD WE BAN PEOPLE”?…”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>