Lunch Is Safe For Now

Being 57 years old, I’m man enough to admit that there are parts of my chilhood that I refuse to let go of. One of those is that when I am  home for lunch, my go-to choice is PB&J sandwich. To be more specific, Peter Pan Creamy with strawberry preserves on fresh, white bread. In full disclosure, included will be a glass of cold, chocolate milk (Ovaltine Malt).

Reading the article below, I’m happy to learn my supply chain remains intact. Unknown

ATLANTA (AP) – Georgia farmers have planted the largest peanut acreage in more than 20 years, and experts say the crop is looking great so far.

University of Georgia Cooperative Extension peanut agronomist Scott Monfort says those he’s pulled up have great “pod loads.”

Georgia farmers began planting in late March and finished in early July. Monfort says 828,000 acres are planted, up nearly 16 percent from last year.

He credits the good-looking plants to timely summer rains in south Georgia. Since about half of Georgia’s peanuts are produced on dry land, or land without access to irrigation, growers need rain for a good crop.

Monfort says lower temperatures than normal are expected for the rest of the month, and that also will be good for the plants.

Thanks to Channel 6, WJBF in Augusta, GA for the good news and if you want to learn more, watch this, Growing Peanut Butter, The Documentary

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The Difference (A Social Observation)

This was passed on to me by a friend.  True or not, it is still a good example.
19c0ecc1.jpgA guy looked at my Corvette the other day and said, “I wonder how many people could have been fed for the money that sports car cost.”

I replied I am not sure; it fed a lot of families in Bowling Green, Kentucky who built it, 

it fed the people who make the tires, 

it fed the people who made the components that went into it, 

it fed the people in the copper mine who mined the copper for the wires, 

it fed people in Decatur IL. at Caterpillar who make the trucks that haul the copper ore. 

It fed the trucking people who hauled it from the plant to the dealer 

and fed the people working at the dealership and their families.  

BUT,… I have to admit, I guess I really don’t know how many people it fed.

That is the difference between capitalism and welfare mentality.  

When you buy something, you put money in people’s pockets and give them dignity for their skills.  

When you give someone something for nothing, you rob them of their dignity and self worth.

Capitalism is freely giving your money in exchange for something of value.  

Socialism is taking your money against your will and shoving something down your throat that you never asked for.

Think about it, folks.

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Why Am I Soft In The Middle?

Alicia and I were rummaging through some boxes yesterday and came accross a DVD on the making of Paul Simon’s  “Graceland” and we decided to make that part of our Saturday evening entertainment.  Graceland_cover_-_Paul_Simon

With now over 16 million copies sold, it is easily his most successful album.  For us, it came out while we were still newly married and was a staple for music around our house, so in many was, last night was a trip down memory lane.

In the DVD, Paul talks about how he wasn’t happy with the song “You Can Call Me Al” and almost deleted it from the record until Lorne Michaels of Saturday Night Live (editorial comment #1: when SNL was still funny) came up with an idea.

The rest is they say, history.  The song has a great riff, a better hook and became the hit of the record with the help of the video below.

(Editorial comment #2: for you youngsters, MTV used to be an outlet to learn about new music through music videos.  These days, its crap)

Thanks for the help  Chevy and for those of us old enough, is there anyone who doesn’t remember this one?



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Morning Light


It was a beautiful morning in South Carolina. Now, it’s beautiful and hot.

“I have always been delighted at the prospect of a new day . . . with perhaps a bit of magic waiting somewhere behind the morning.”

J. B. Priestley


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IMG_8186.jpgI came accross this photo the other day and guess it would be from the Summer of 1991 with Elissa (now 26) and Kelliann, (now 29).

Megan was still almost four years out.

Nothing like being the daddy to girls.

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Being Honest

IMG_2087.jpgI was stopped at a traffic light this afternoon and saw this view. 

I never saw the driver, but it’s nice to see a little honesty out there.

“I don’t skinny dip, I chunky dunk”

Yeah, me too.

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Which Wolf Do You Feed?

A classic parable, worth repeating (As Yvonne also states) as many times as possible. Maybe someday we will remember the lesson?

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I’ve seen this Native American parable before, but I think it bears repeating, so here it goes:

A grandfather is talking with his grandson and he says there are two wolves inside of us which are always at war with each other. 

One of them is a good wolf which represents things like kindness, bravery and love. The other is a bad wolf, which represents things like greed, hatred and fear.

The grandson stops and thinks about it for a second then he looks up at his grandfather and says, “Grandfather, which one wins?”

The grandfather quietly replies, “The one you feed.”

We can use this parable in our daily life by which story we feed our souls, especially when life gets challenging and we feel like we are alone.  We can become depressed and angry for the circumstances we find ourselves in or we can feed ourselves and the situation…

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