Monthly Archives: March 2011

To all my Hoosier friends,

Susie and I are on our way to Indiana but have decided to stay in Georgia for a few weeks to help my brother-in-law install a new electric fence around his 25 acres. We will fly home on the 3:10 from Yuma … Continue reading

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Maybe she knows something I don’t.

This morning, I decided we would get a Motel room this evening on our trip home.  I figured Nashville would be a good destination for the evening so I called a Best Western on the north side of town. A … Continue reading

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She’s talking about oysters. Honest!

At a fish camp outside of Lake Wales, Fl….   The place was called Cherry Pockets and their menu consisted of steaks and some great seafood dishes. I had gumbo with andouille sausage and shrimp in a thick, dark roux; … Continue reading

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Something no home should be without.

No wonder I’m not rich. I never have any good moneymaking ideas. Now, it this doesn’t evoke any memories of campfires, hot dog sticks and singalongs, I don’t know what does.

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Goodbye, Mr. Spalding.

Mr. Spalding doesn’t have anything to do with this post. I  just like the way it sounds. It’s also the only goodbye phrase I know unless ‘Shane, Come Back, Shane’ qualifies. I’m certain there are other famous Goodbyes out there and I … Continue reading

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Ain’t life grand – part 23.

It’s not enough to call it a miracle. You stick a seed no bigger than a freckle on my granddaughter’s nose into a damp mixture of peat moss and vermiculite and 5 or 6 days later, this small green shoot … Continue reading

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A whole plethora of Blessings.

Yesterday I was scheduled to attend the Blessing of the Shrimpboat fleet moored at San Carlos Island in Fort Myers Beach. The Blessing is a 60 year old custom and is given to ask for safe passage and a good catch. … Continue reading

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new phone message.

Good Morning (or afternoon). You’ve reached Gordon Grindstaff. Today is March 21st. I’ll be out of the office today but if you’ll leave a message, I’ll   return your call when I get back. After all, your call is very importaant … Continue reading

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What’s up with that??

Whose job is it to come up with names for our various Military Campaigns?   Operations Desert Storm, Enduring Freedom, Swift Strike and Swift Strike II aren’t too bad, I suppose but Operation Odyssey Dawn for the latest war effort????  Why … Continue reading

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One of us needs a hearing test.

Watching the news tonight when it was interrupted with breaking news. The anchor man says “Subway robbed. suspect has long hair, wears glasses and has a goatee.”  Susie says “has NO teeth???  He’d better keep his mouth shut.”

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