Wednesday, December 31, 2008

ENTRY # SIXTEEN HUNDRED AND NINETEEN

SMILE
Picture by Mary---This tomato was produced in Dad's Garden.

A few years ago when we first began writing our journal we had to beg some of these big tomato companies for pictures to use , sometimes we were turned down. Now we just grow our own pictures, Tomatoes and Roses. DAD



GOOD MORNING.
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"Time is so precious-do not waste it."....

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© 2008/ 2009 Dad's Tomato Garden Journal... . All Rights Reserved.

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The sun never sets on Dad's Tomato Garden Journal. .

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And my mood is Happy and I AM SMILING. .

Only one more day to go and this old year will be history.

Where is the coffee and tea ? I am up and ready for a cup right now, but I don't think that it is ready yet, after all it is only 3 a.m. but I will go see what I can do.

IT feels real warm here again this morning, 49 right now and a sunny day is expected.

This will be my last blog for the year 2008 . In the morning it will be another new start for all of us. I want to thank all of you again for all that you have done for me in 2008, it has been wonderful, all the support and love that I have received from around this world. I feel so unworthy. I wish that I could have done more for you.

None of us have any idea of what's in the future for us, I know that time is running out for me, and I do want to trust the Lord for what I cannot see, knowing from experience that he will do right. It's up to me too be true to him.

I am going to depend upon the side panel to help me out today, please look over there, I think that you will find something there that you will enjoy.

I am not feeling the very best this morning, we were very busy yesterday, and I did not rest as usual last night, but maybe when I see the light of day and a few smiles from you that things will be better.

My friend Sara who lives in Italy sent this to me, You will like it. Pictures of her dog Teo, Sara and Teo are on my Smile album. Please use the slide show.

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Dad's Smile Album --------- Be sure and use the slide show if you view these smiles.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/saraclar_84/sets/72157606856505188/

HERE IS DAD'S THOUGHT FOR TODAY.

" I have had more trouble with myself than any other man that I have ever met. "

BY Dwight Moody.

and-

'' I don't know what the big deal is about old age. Old people who shine from inside look 10 to 20 years younger."

By Dolly Parton.

I must get out of here, I do hope that the blogs of the new year will be better than this one. To day I have the same thought about comments as I did yesterday. If you are too busy to send one, don't you worry, I do understand.

I hope to see you on New Years day with a short blog. Do your best to be safe over this holiday, there are usually a lot of accidents on this day. I love all of you.

BYE BYE DAD

865-850-5763

white6416r@AOL.COM

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

ENTRY # SIXTEEN HUNDRED & EIGHTEEN

SMILE
Picture by Mary--This tomato was grown in Dad's Garden.

Good Morning.
.."Time is so precious-do not waste it."....
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.© 2008/ 2009 Dad's Tomato Garden Journal...
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All Rights Reserved.......The sun never sets on Dad's Tomato Garden Journal.
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And my mood is Happy and I AM
SMILING.

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It is hard to believe that a new year is almost here. One more day after this day and will be here. I don't feel like that I have accomplished very much the last year, but the time is gone now never to return again. I hope that this thought will cause me to get busy and try to do more in living for others.

I hope that you all are feeling good this morning. I thank that I am going to be alright after I have my usual coffee, and I do have tea for everyone.

Yesterday was a very quite day, not very much going on. I think that most everyone has their thoughts on the new the year celebration that will soon be coming up. But after that, don't forget it will be back to our work place again.
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Please look at the side panels. On the right side.

BE SURE TO GO TO THIS BELOW:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/saraclar_84/sets/72157606856505188/show/



Keep watching I will have a lot to show you later as we get closer to Tomato season. Our Cam will be showing you the tomato plants being put into the ground, and then you can watch them grow. E-mail me any time you need to. I am never too busy to listen.DAD. white6416r@aol.com

Before you leave Home this morning say to someone," I Love You. "You might not see them tonight........ Never be ashamed to say I love you. DAD.


Here is Dad's thought for today.

" And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted,forgiving one another, even as GOD for Chist's sake hath forgiven you."

Ephesians chapter 4- verse 32

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Tomato Casual ---
You will like this above.

I know that all of you are going to be very busy today and tomorrow getting ready for the New Year, so if you do not have time to send me a comment I will understand. I just don't want you to forget me. Dad.

AN IMPORTANT NOTE TO ALL MY BLOG FRIENDS,

MY BLOG HAS BEEN ACTING UP A LITTLE THE LAST FEW DAYS. Just in case Google would lose my Blog again, please ADD THE FOLLOWING ADDRESS TO YOUR FAVORITES www.dadstomatogarden.com

THIS ADDRESS WILL ALWAYS REACH MY BLOG EVEN IF I HAVE TO START A NEW ONE.
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Be careful today, try to not work too hard, I have a feeling that this is going to be a good day if we all do our part to make it so.. Be kind to all you meet and try giving them a smile. I hope to see you in the morning.

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BYE BYE DAD
white6416r@aol.com


Monday, December 29, 2008

ENTRY # SIXTEEN HUNDRED & SEVENTEEN

Good Morning.

Here’s a couple of pictures Jim took on Saturday in Kingsport. I think he likes pictures of the sky and clouds like I do. DAD.

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.."Time is so precious-do not waste it."....

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© 2008/ 2009 Dad's Tomato Garden Journal...All Rights Reserved......

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The sun never sets on Dad's Tomato Garden Journal.

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And my mood is Happy and I AM SMILING.

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Don't you just love these Monday mornings ? I am really glad to see it, and glad that God has given me another day of life, another clean sheet, another chance to do and be better than I have in the past. I sure don't want to mess it up.

It is only a couple of days until many of us will be making New Year resolutions. I don't usualy do that but I think that I will this year I am not going to make them public, but the only One that needs to know what they are will know.

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Here is a little thought for today, it's mainly for Dad but you are welcome to think about it if you want too.

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" Even so the tongue is a little member , and boasteth great things. Behold how great a matter a little fire kindleth !"

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This is from James the 3rd chapter verse 4 and the next 3 verses.

That should keep me busy and out of trouble if I would think of it every Day.

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I am very proud of the four links below, Dad...

http://sites.google.com/site/dadstomatogardenwebpage/Home?
http://sites.google.com/site/dadsfriedgreentomatoes

/http://sites.google.com/site/dadssongbirdandrosegarden/Home:

http://sites.google.com/site/dadsmemoirsandthoughts/Home

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I would like to remind you that the four web pages above contain most of all the information that you would need to get you started in producing those Good Home Grown Tomatoes and SMILES.These pages are edited daily and any changes that need to be made to keep them current and up to date. After you view them if you have any questions about raising tomatoes email me at white6416r@aol.com

DON'T FORGET THE SIDE PANEL ON THE RIGHT, THAT IS ABOUT THE ONLY THING WORTH READING IN THIS BLOG.

Since this is Monday morning I am going to make this short, I will come back if any news comes in.

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The temperature at 7 A.M. is 38, and we might have a little sun.

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Tomato Casual ---

You will like this above.

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Be careful today, try to not work too hard, I have a feeling that this is going to be a good day if we all do our part to make it so.. Be kind to all you meet and try giving them a smile.

BYE BYE DAD

white6416r@aol.com



Saturday, December 27, 2008

SIXTEEN HUNDRED AND SIXTEEN

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The top Picture by the waitress at Chop House Restaurant.

Good Morning.

( Good Sunday morning. This Entry # 1616 is for Saturday and Sunday. it is 62 degrees at 6:25 a.m.. I hope that you have a plesant day. I will see you in the morning. DAD )

.."Time is so precious-do not waste it."..
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.© 2008 Dad's Tomato Garden Journal...All Rights Reserved....
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The sun never sets on Dad's Tomato Garden Journal.
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And my mood is Happy & Smiling. Dad

. Good Morning:
I don't know when I have ever been so glad to see a Saturday. Our Friday was a busy day, but we did enjoy it so much . Jim and the whole White family ( except Beth.) were with us for the day. We had such an enjoyable time together. We had lunch at the Chop House and then came back here to Dad's house. We sure did have a good time, and we got to see Jade. She is attending college now in another state. It was so wonderful too to be with Kevin, Lesley, Kara, and Zachary, Alex, Mandy and Sylvia and of course Jim and Beverly. After dinner at the Chop House we came back here for more visiting. laughter, sharing of remembered family stories and memories. It was a WONDERFUL day being with our family. It would have been complete if only BETHANY could have been with us! You would remember that she is my precious grand-daughter who lives in N.Y.

Here is a litttle poem Mary shared with me about the writers of the New Testament. She said she learned it as a child but she does not know who wrote it. We want the proper credit to go to whoever did write it.

"Matthew, Mark, Luke and John,

And shall I still go further on.

Peter, Paul and James and Jude,

Each for the Truth of Jesus stood.

These eight men who Jesus sent,

Gave us our New Testament."

I believe that I can relax a little better now since all this is over, we did have a wonderful day yesterday as you can see from that picture above. The picure at the bottom is just a shot of the top of my desk where I do all my work. Please notice at the left side at my little dog, my friend Micah who lives in Birminghan sent that to me.

Don't forget our panel on the right, it is helpful to me and I hope that it is too you. You can find what you might want to see a lot faster.

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.Here is a link below that will take you to something that Dad has been thinking about.

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..http://dadstomatonews.blogspot.com/.

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.( Here is a little reminder to all of you who live in another country and speak another language, I now have Google's translator that will change my blog into your language, I HOPE THAT YOU WILL USE THAT. And remember what I tell you, that these SMILES are the same in every language. DAD ) .

Here is Dad's thought for the weekend.

" Love and time---- these are the only two things in all the world and all of life that cannot be bought, but only spent."

Gary Jenings.

Clearance Anderson once said, "You have a choice , you can either spend your life or invest it."

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THIS LINKS BELOW HAS MEANT A LOT TO ME. IT TELLS US LOTS ABOUT TOMATOES, AND IT IS SO INTERESTING TO READ. THANKS REGGIE FOR GIVING THIS TO US. DAD.

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Tomato Casual --- AND----- Recipes

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We are having a warm morning here in The Tennessee Valley this morning, at 3 A.M. the tempeature was 44.

This is all for right now, I may be back after I have had a little breakfast and another cup of coffee.

You know that I do not write a blog on Sunday morning. But if all is well I will be back on monday morning real early. I may update this tonight before I retire for the night, that is if anything happens that I would like to share with you. I don't need to tell you Mary and Dad's plans for tomorrow you already know.

Well it seems that it has been very quiet this afternoon, nothing else has happened that I need to mention, only that I am sleepy and I am heading for my bed, hope that everyone gets a good rest, see you monday morning.

Thanks so much for all your comments and email. DAD... Are you SMILING ?

BYE BYE DAD

white6416r@aol.com

865-850-9765

Friday, December 26, 2008

ENTRY # SIXTEEN HUNDRED AND FIFTEEN

Princess
Picture by Mary .


Bon dia.
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.."Time is so precious-do not waste it.".
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© 2008 Dad's Tomato Garden Journal...All Rights Reserved..
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The sun never sets on Dad's Tomato Garden Journal.

And my mood is Happy & Smiling. Dad.
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Well I want to ask you, how are you feeling this Friday morning ? After some of the rush is over for a little while anyway. I'll tell you that I am feeling better, and I believe that I will be able to smile today.

The Tea and Coffee will be ready soon, come on in you are always welcome.

The weather was beautiful here on Christmas day. It was a lot warmer and a brighter sun all the day. It made me think of tomato growing time.

I do have some good news, Jim and the whole family will be coming to Knoxville today to spend the day with us. I am not sure about Beth, she would be back to her work in New York I would think. We will miss her. So you see we are going to get a Christmas get together after all. Smile.

Don't forget our panel on the right, it is helpful to me and I hope that it is too you.
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......Here is a link below that will take you to something that Dad has been thinking about.
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...http://dadstomatonews.blogspot.com/.....
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( Here is a little reminder to all of you who live in another country and speak another language, I now have Google's translator that will change my blog into your language, I HOPE THAT YOU WILL USE THAT. And remember what I tell you, that these SMILES are the same in every language. DAD )
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I want to thank all of you that read my blog yesterday, and so many of you that took the time to send me a nice comment, It is a great encouragement to me.

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Here below is Dad's thought for this Friday 12/26/08

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" Love is a very strong force in our lives, be careful who and what you Love."

I don't know who if anyone ever said this, but before I put my feet on the floor early this morning this was what I was thinking.
We read of a man who left his throne for the love of a woman. We read of many crimes that are committed because of the love of money.
It is so important that we love the right things in this short life of ours. The Apostles followed Jesus because they loved him. We serve GOD because we Love Him. DAD.
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The temperature at 3 A.M. was 38, and clear .

I must go now and see if there is something that I can do outside. I hope that this day is good to you. I will see you again in the morning if all is well.. Keep our smile going. Love to all of you all around this world.

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BYE BYE DAD
white6416r@aol.com
865-850-5763


Thursday, December 25, 2008

ENTRY # SIXTEEN HUNDRED & FOURTEEN.

Good Morning.

....."Time is so precious-do not waste it."
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© 2008 Dad's Tomato Garden Journal...All Rights Reserved.
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The sun never sets on Dad's Tomato Garden Journal.
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This is Christmas morning and I am not going to worry you with a blog for today. Just hope that all is well with you and yours, and that you have a good day.
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Mary, Princess and I are doing very well. We don't have any plans at all for today, no family get together this year. We may find a good restaurant that is open and visit them. And then I might see if I can work in a nap. That's all I am going to say for now, if all goes well I will see you in the morning.

I will tell you this that it is a warm Christmas morning, here in the Tennessee Valley at 3 A.M. 47 degrees and the predictions are for plenty of sun today. When have we had a warm Christmas like that ? Take advantage of it and enjoy yourself. Love to all of you in every corner of this world. Dad

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BYE BYE DAD
white6416r@aol.com
865-850-9765



Wednesday, December 24, 2008

ENTRY # SIXTEEN HUNDRED & THIRTEEN.



Good Morning..





....."Time is so precious-do not waste it."

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© 2008 Dad's Tomato Garden Journal...All Rights Reserved.

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The sun never sets on Dad's Tomato Garden Journal.

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Two days of this week have gone, and things have not been too bad. One good thing is that we are having a short work week. Personaly I will feel a little releived when this week is over.

How are you feeling this morning ? Are you ready for a good cup of coffee or tea. I will have it ready in about 10 minuets, you can start smiling now if you want too.

Here below are two links that I received yesterday that I thought were interesting.
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http://www.auguri.it/
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Sara sent me this from Italy, interesting.
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http://www.google.com/url?q=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.frontiernet.net%2F~jimdandy%2Fspecials%2Fsweettators%2F&sa=D&sntz=1&usg=AFrqEzeTP_uD4FqhH-9etafX1TSZ2OdgUg
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This one above is from Jim..

I really don't have very much to say this morning, and I know since this is Christmas eve that you won't have any time to waste either. But I will say a little more and then be quiet untill tomorrow.

The tempeature here is a lot better, at 3 a.m. it is 44, that seems good, I hope that what this old Dell says is right. And I think that the sun is going to shine.
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Here is a link below that will take you to something that Dad has been thinking about...
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http://dadstomatonews.blogspot.com/....
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( Here is a little reminder to all of you who live in another country and speak another langusge, I now have Google's translator that will change my blog into your language, I HOPE THAT YOU WILL USE THAT. And remember what I tell you, that these SMILES are the same in every language. DAD. )
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This is a good little story, click link below.. Dad.
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http://dadstomatonews.blogspot.com/2005/08/entry-seventy-four.html

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Please don't forget the side panel, right there to your right, they will do for you what I CAN'T. Dad....

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I must stop and make anothr trip to the coffee pot, join me again before we part. I intend to make these blogs shorter but I am doing a bad job of it........I will see you in the morning if my life is spared. Love is sent to all of you all around this world. Smile and be happy today if you can. I am trying myself, and I find that sometimes it is hard to do, but we must just " Hang in there."
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Bye Bye DAD...
white6416r@aol.com
865-850-5763

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

ENTRY # SIXTEEN HUNDRED AND TWELVE


GOOD MORNING,
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....."Time is so precious-do not waste it.".......
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© 2008 Dad's Tomato Garden Journal...All Rights Reserved.........
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The sun never sets on Dad's Tomato Garden Journal.....
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You can probably guess where I got these pictures. you know it has to be Kelly. Be sure and check out her Blog, The Chicken Chronicles. The link is the side panel. You can see what wonderful care Kelly gives to her beautiful chickens. These pictures were taken after or during a lot of rain. Kelly keeps putting out straw for them to walk on.
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Kelly, I did not ask for your prmission to use this picture, but you are my friend & I was sure that it would be O.K. DAD.
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Mary and I don't have much planned today. We may go to Lowe's and pick up some fence posts that I am going to use to secure my bird feeders.

We are working on several personal blog links that we are placing in the right panel under the heading " BLOGS ." As you know I lost what I had with AOL and it is taking me a little while to get them together again . I hope that I have room for all who want to be there. Dad.

The list right above these personal blogs will be mostly links concering my blog.

This tuesday morning find me feeling some better, I am in the process of getting our Tea and Coffee ready, Don't go away. I will do the pouring this morning.

It's still cold but a little warmer than monday, the tempeature a5 4:55 a.m. is 23, and I think that the rain has finnaly quit. I hope it has I want to see the sun again. I can't hardly think about tomatoes on these gloomy days.

Jade was supposed to have arrived in Kingsport last night but I haven't heard any thing yet, Jim will soon be telling us I am sure when we look at Tennessee Granddaddy
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Here is a short thought for this tuesday, it's one that LaVerne my wife used to quote often.
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" You never get a second chance to make a good first impression. "
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I think that she got that from a little booklet called Bits & Pieces
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Now I want to ask you. Is the side panel working alright for you ? Anything that I change I am doing it to make this blog more useful, more easy to read and understand. You know that the main reason for this blog to be here is my love for tomatoes.

Please tell me what you really think, I want to do what is best, and I can take correction from you with a smile.
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Here is a link below that will take you to something that Dad has been thinking about.
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http://dadstomatonews.blogspot.com/
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I must stop and make anothr trip to the coffee pot, join me again before we part. I intend to make these blogs shorter but I am doing a bad job of it.
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I will see you in the morning if my life is spared. Let's all try to be happy and contented today if we can, I know that many of us may be passing through hard times, but we hope that things will turn out right. DAD
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Bye Dad DAD
white6416r@aol.com
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865-850-5763





Monday, December 22, 2008

SIXTEEN HUNDRED & ELEVEN.


Good Morning.

Yes it"s Monday morning. I think that I am doing alright, I will let you know after I get my eyes opened just a little more and I have a cup of that good coffee. I hope that you are in a good mood and able to smile.

I do feel rested after a pleasant night, and no bad dreams. So I guess that I am ready to go.

Jade is coming in this afternoon, some of you would remember her, she was the exchange student who spent last school year with Jim and Beverly. read here what Tennessee Granddaddy tells us about it. DAD

I am very proud of these four links below, Dad...
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http://sites.google.com/site/dadstomatogardenwebpage/Home?
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http://sites.google.com/site/dadsfriedgreentomatoes
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/http://sites.google.com/site/dadssongbirdandrosegarden/Home:
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http://sites.google.com/site/dadsmemoirsandthoughts/Home
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I would like to remind you that the four web pages above contain most of all the information that you would need to get you started in producing those Good Home Grown Tomatoes and SMILES.These pages are edited daily and any changes that need to be made to keep them current and up to date. After you view them if you have any questions about raising tomatoes email me at white6416r@aol.com

We are working on several personal blog links that we will be placing in the right panel under the heading " BLOGS ." As you know I lost what I had with AOL and it is taking me a little while to get them together again . I hope that I have room for all who want to be there. Dad.

The list right above these personal blogs will be mostly links concerning my blog.

Mary and I had a very nice Sunday, she prepared the lunch that I was telling you about and it was delicious, a beef roast surrounded by fresh vegetables, baked in the oven.

Some of our regular ones were not with us in our Sunday morning meeting, they had the privilege of going to Nashville to a special meeting. We have not talked to any of them this morning, but we know without a doubt that they had a wonderful time, but we did miss them.

Here at 3 A.M. the temperature is 17, now that is cold, we all need to be careful and stay warm wherever we are. And get your flu shot, I got mine last week/ Dad...
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I know that Monday morning is a busy morning for most of you, so I am going to make this a little short again. The main thing that I want to know is that your are happy and smiling, and to tell you that I am smiling.
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If you need to see any thing regarding my blog just look at the panel to your right it knows a lot more than I do.
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BYE BYE DAD.

white6416r@aol.com
865-850-5763











Saturday, December 20, 2008

ENTRY # SIXTEEN HUNDRED & TEN.

The picture above is the one that I saw when I awoke from my early morning nap. We have a feature on our Cam that lets us snap a picture at any time we see something interestin. Picture by DAD.
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Good Morning.
( Note: This entry is for Saturday and Sunday, I will see you on Monday morning. Dad....)
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."Time is so precious-do not waste it."......
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© 2008 Dad's Tomato Garden Journal...All Rights Reserved........
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The sun never sets on Dad's Tomato Garden Journal
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I am so glad to see you this Saturday morning. The weather looks a lot better, anyway not so wet.
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As I was writing my bloug yesterday morning I had the experience of having some pleasant thoughts. It was around 5 A.M. when I finished and I knew that it was a few hours until daylight, so I decided to lie down here on this little cot that I have here in my office for my naps. I was soon asleep and I was facing the screen of my computer. And when I opened my eyes I saw the most beautiful sight, it was now daylight and the Cam was on and the wind was blowing briskly and our flag waving in the wind. At that early hour I felt so proud of our Flag, and that I had the privilege of showing it to the world, and what it means to all of us.

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Then another thought came to me. In our hymn book we have a hymn that says, "Love is the kingdom's Banner, lift it against the sky. Over the fields of battle where the needy cry. Even though death assail us, Let us His banner wave, Hope of the dying nations, And our Master's praise. "
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This made me glad to think that we have the privilege of waving this flag of Love all over this world. That is our purpose here, we hope that we can be of a little use to someone in the little time that we have left. We realize that the time is short....

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Another verse in the hymn says, " Love is the kingdoms banner, By it shall all men know, Jesus has come and dwelleth, with his saints below, Loving as he has loved us, Dwelling in unity, This shall declare His kingdom, feeble though we be."
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This above was taken from Hymns Old And New. I have been given permission fron R.L.Allan of Scotland to use these thoughts. DAD .
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You will notice that the links that we have in the right panel have been moved down just a little. That is because we have added some more things to the panel, I hope that you will take the time to check them out this weekend, there are a lot of interesting and helpful things found there. Dad
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You know that I do not have a blog on Sunday, but if all goes well I will be back here early Monday morning. I hope that all goes well with you over the weekend. Mary and have just about the same plans for Sunday as always, after our meeting we are going to have a good home cooked meal right here at home, all done by Mary. And our afternoon will be spent in resting.
Be happy and smile untill I see you again.


Sit down here with me and have Tea or Coffee with me before I leave you. they are both ready. DAD.
Bye Bye DAD
865-850-5763



Friday, December 19, 2008

ENTRY # SIXTEEN HUNDRED AND NINE

Good Morning,

."Time is so precious-do not waste it."......

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© 2008 Dad's Tomato Garden Journal...All Rights Reserved........

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The sun never sets on Dad's Tomato Garden Journal

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What is going on here, an empty Coffee cup, well I'll will tell you what's going on. I have gone to turn that percolator on. It won't take but a jiffy, and then I will pour you a hot steaming cup. It's worth waiting for and it's the only thing that can bring that big smile. But I think that Tea does a pretty good job too.

We had a very busy day again yesterday but I think that we are going to make it alright, both Mary and Princess went to bed early last night and I soon heard a gentle pleasent snore comming from their room.

I am feeling good this morning and I am looking to be outside some today, check on that Cam and you might see me.

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This is Dad's thought for today.

-The camel at the close of day, Kneels down upon the dusty plain, to have the burden lifted off, and rest again.

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-My soul thou too shouldst to thy knees, When daylight draweth to a close, And let the Master lift thy load, And grant repose.-

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The camel kneels at break of day, To have its guide replace the load, And rise up anew to take, The desert road.-

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So should thou too kneel down at morning dawn, That God may give the daily care, Assured that he no load too great, Will make thee bear.-

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I am not sure of the author of this, I was going through some things of LaVerne's yesterday and I found this that she had saved many years ago. She loved poems and did write some herself, To any of you who did not know about LaVerne she was my sweet wife. She passed away May 11, 1974. DAD-

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Please do not forget the side panel, it will tell and show you a lot more interestings things than old Dad can. We have a lot more to go there, it wont be long untill they are there .

This is going to be all unless something else comes in, and if it is interesting I will get it on this blog. Thanks for all your good wishes and comments. Love you. SMILE.

See you in the real early a.m. with a smile and Tea or Coffee. . ( Real Coffee.)

BYE BYE DAD

white6416r@aol.com.

865-850-5763

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Thursday, December 18, 2008

ENTRY # SIXTEEN HUNDRED & EIGHT.

Good Morning.
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."Time is so precious-do not waste it."....
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© 2008 Dad's Tomato Garden Journal...
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The sun never sets on Dad's Tomato Garden Journal


Wednesday was a wet day, it was raining when I got up and still raining when I went to bed. And it may still be raining this Thursday A. M. I am begining to want to see the sun.

But the weather is something that we cannot change to suits us, we must take what God sends us and not complain.

Please don't forget the side panel on the right, that is where you will find all the links to take you just about anywhere that you would want to go. It's our new system and it is working good so far. If you have any problem just holler at Dad and he will try to help you.


Here are Dad's thoughts for this Thursday. 12/18/08.

" The best way to forget your own problem is to help someone solve his."

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"Temper is what gets most of us into trouble. Pride is what keeps us there."
Taken from Bits & Pieces.
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The Coffee and Tea is ready and I am waiting on you, to sit here beside me and talk to me while we enjoy this little moment that we have each morning, six day's each week. Dad
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Mary and I had a busy day yesterday, but we are begining to see a little hope of rest. She and Princess are taking a little extra rest this morning they have not been in the office yet this morning.
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I was looking at some of the links that some of you have in your blog under other links. And many of them need to be corrected . The old one is still there in many of them. That was caused when AOL stop their blog and we went to Google. If you have any trouble finding my new links just let me know and I will help you out. Dad.

Well I must keep my promise and make this short. Thanks for stopping, I enjoyed the coffee. I do appreciate all of you that are a great help to me. DAD.
I hope to be with you a little while in the morning. Love to all of you. I would like to see a lot of smiles today.

BYE BYE DAD
white6416r@aol.com
865-850-5763. This is my phone number, call me anytime that you might need too..

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

ENTRY # SIXTEEN HUNDRED & SEVEN

Good Morning.

."Time is so precious-do not waste it."
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The sun never sets on Dad's Tomato Garden Journal


Wednesday morning is here and all is well. I hope that all is well with you. We will have some Starbucks Coffee ready very soon, and also plenty of Tea, and then I know that you will smile.
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I have been telling you about our side panels that we are working on. Well Mary and I have been working on them today, look over to the right and you can see them . They will be easier than me having to show them in the body of the blog. And only pull up what you want to see.
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There will be more added to these shortly, if you find any of these that are not working, rest assured that they will be corrected soon.
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Tuesday started out to be sunny, but I got fooled, it rained of and on the most of the day, I will let you know what's out there as soon as I can see. It's dark here at 3 a.m. ( I just checked the weather report at 5 a.m. the temperature is 47 and showers predicted for today. ) DAD.

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I am going to keep this short again today, after Christmas is over maybe we can talk about a very important subject . TOMATOES. Because the time will soon be here.
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HERE IS DAD'S THOUGHT FOR TODAY.
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"Be kind today. Remember that everyone you meet today may be fighting a hard battle."
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" A leader has two important characteristics; first, he is going somewhere; second, he is able to persuade other people to go with him."
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These two thought are from a little booklet called, Bits & Pieces.

I have been trying for a little while to see if my Cam was being seen in other countries around the world, well Now I know , my friend in England sent me this below yesterday. Thanks so much Althea, DAD.

Dear Dad Yes I can see your Web the wind is gently blowing you flag ~ Will catch up with you soon ~ Take care Althea (Ally) xx

I must stop this talking and visit the Coffee pot, I am out and I need one more cup. Join me you know that I don't like to drink Coffee alone.

I will be back in the a.m. if all goes well. I love you all. Do smile for Dad today, we cannot let that smile stop.

Bye Bye DAD.
white6416r@aol.com




Tuesday, December 16, 2008

ENTRY # SIXTEEN HUNDRED & SIX

Good Morning

."Time is so precious-do not waste it.".

.© 2008 Dad's Tomato Garden Journal... All Rights Reserved.
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Yes I am out of bed and feeling fairly good. Coffee is on my mind right now, so you stay right there a while and I will get it started.


The weather was very nice yesterday, plent of sun and very warm, and I think that the prediction to be about the same today. It is starting out with a tempeature of 41, now that seems good to me.

The Starbucks Coffee is ready and i am already enjoing one cup, my excuse for going ahead is that I want to check it out before i serve you a cup.ha ha you don't beleive that do you,

Yesterday was a quite day with me, I know that many of you are so busy with shopping and plaanning that you don't have time for much more. So I am going to make this short today, what I leave out you may find part of it on the side pannel. I am working on the side panels today, I hope to have everything by evening. DAD

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Here is Dad's thought for this day.
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"And be ye kind one to another, tender hearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiving you."
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This is taken from Ephesians chapter 4 and verse 32.

We should all try to do that today. and throw in an extra SMILE

I hope to see you in the early morning.

Bye Bye DAD

white6416r@aol.com

This link below is not complete , but you could view what is ready and get an idea of what I am doing. DAD

http://dadstomatonews.blogspot.com/

Monday, December 15, 2008

ENTRY # SIXTEEN HUNDRED & FIVE

Good Morning.
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"Time is so precious-do not waste it."
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It's not too early for me to say Good Morning is it ? It is Monday morning and I was almost afraid to say anything. But don't you worry, just jump out of bed with a great big smile, and come get a cup of this Starbucks, or if you want Tea I have plenty ready. Then I think that you will be read to go.

I am feeling good this morning. We had a wonderful day yesterday. I told you about Barrie and Audry our friends from Canada going to be with us in our Sunday morning meeting, well they were and after the meeting we had lunch at the Chop House Restaurant. Then we spent the afternoon here at Dad's house visiting

They are the ones who make the maple syrup. They will be starting up again in March, that is when the sap begins comming up. They told me that they have over 2000 trees but only use about 1000 of them right now. They live in Iron Bridge, Ontario. I plan to write a story about them when they get started, and I will have pictures of the operation.

The links below are interesting. I would like to call your attention to DAD'S OUTDOOR WEB CAM right down below. It was out of service all day Sunday, but it is working now. Look at is when you have the time, it's going to get more interesting in a few weeks. DAD

BrushStrokes
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DAD'S OUTDOOR WEB CAM Don't miss.
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myeverydaylife
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Tennessee Granddaddy Back on the Job.
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Tomato Casual
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Weather
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I will be showing the link to the Eagles every day the link is below. Be sure that you don't miss this, it gets so interesting. DAD...
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http://www.wvec.com/news/topstories/stories/wvec_top_121008_eagle_cam.4d7d2c52.html..

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This is a link below that will take you to my friend Glen who lives in Australia. DAD.
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..Reaching friends across the world. Glen...

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http://localsite1.homestead.com/enter.html

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.I have been trying to see if http://72.150.225.72/index.cgi
can be viewed in other countries, I am not having much luck. My friend Glen says that he cannot view it in Australia, what about you ? Please let me know. View it today if you have the time. DAD ....

....The Chicken Chronicles

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Record Relics ..

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.Why don't you check on Michael and Pamela today ?....

Tomato Casual

.This above is good today. Dad.


://tomatogardeningwithdad.blogspot.com

This link above is a gift to me by my friends Michael and Pamela, I call it my .COM LINK. it will always bring you too Dad' blog. Thanks to my friends, what would I do without them.. They have been so much help to me in every way. Pamala has spent hours working on my outdoor CAM. Mary and I are planning on goind to see them soon. DAD.

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I am very proud of the four links below, Dad...
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http://sites.google.com/site/dadstomatogardenwebpage/Home? .
.http://sites.google.com/site/dadsfriedgreentomatoes/

http://sites.google.com/site/dadssongbirdandrosegarden/Home:

http://sites.google.com/site/dadsmemoirsandthoughts/Home

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I would like to remind you that the four web pages above contain most of all the information that you would need to get you started in producing those Good Home Grown Tomatoes and SMILES.

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These pages are edited daily and any changes that need to be made to keep them current and up to date. After you view them if you have any questions about raising tomatoes email me at white6416r@aol.com It won't be very long untill that time has come again. We need to begin to plan for it. My charge is very reasonable for what I try to do for you, just one big smile, and there are no sale tax or shipping charges on this,. DAD....

I hope that if you do not read anything else on this blog that you will look at this belowm it's good. Turn your speakers on.

DAD.

http://members.iglou.com/riplou/MyNeighborsRoses.htm

It's time for me to go, and I am also out of coffee, stop in and have a cup with me.

I am hopeing to be back here in the morning if all goes well. You be good today, treat everone kind and give them one of your best SMILES.

http://dadstomatonews.blogspot.com/

BYE BYE DAD

white6416r@aol.com

Saturday, December 13, 2008

ENTRY # SIXTEEN HUNDRED AND FOUR.


GOOD MORNING .

"Time is so precious-do not waste it."

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The sun never sets on Dad's Tomato Garden Journal

..We got the report of Jim's procedure yesterday evening,but was too late to put it in yesterday's Journal. The doctor said that one artery was 95% blocked, so they put in a stent. The other stents he had put in several years ago were still OK.


Thanks to all of you for your interest and concern.

I got to talk to Jim last night. He will be coming home sometime today. I did not ask him about a blog for today, but I hardly think that he will have one. I think that I will go to his last blog that he made before he went to the hospital and give him a welcome home. Dad.

The two day rain that we have had here in the Tennessee Valley has ended, I did not get the amount of rain that fell, but I am sure that it would have been near 4 inches. It will be good to see the sun again. It is cool here this morning 26 at 3 a.m.

Now tell me how you are doing, before you answer remember that this is Saturday. Many of you do not have to work, so pull that cover up over your head an rest just as long as you can. The Tea and Coffee is ready and we will make fresh pots as we need it today.

If we do have to work let's go get'em. We can do it and do it with a Smile and a song in our heart. Let others know today that you are happy.

I want to give a welcome to Lynne and her grandmother this morning, Lynne tells me that she shares my blog with her each morning, and that her grandmother is 97 years old. I hope that you both have a pleasant and quiet weekend, and that I will see you again Monday morning. DAD...

I was a little late in getting this below in my blog yesterday morning, so I am running it again. I feel like I need to read it for myself. DAD...

I do not know who wrote the thoughts below, but I would like to give credit to whoever did.


LORD PROP US UP...


Every time I am asked to pray, I think of the old fellow who always prayed, 'Lord, prop us up on our leanin' side.' After hearing him pray that prayer many times, someone asked him why he prayed that prayer so fervently.He answered, 'Well sir, you see, it's like this... I got an old barn out back. It's been there a long time; it's withstood a lot of weather; it's gone through a lot of storms, and it's stood for many years.It's still standing. But one day I noticed it was leaning to one side a bit.So I went and got some pine poles and propped it up on its leaning side so it wouldn't fall.Then I got to thinking about that and how much I was like that old barn. I've been around a long time (95+ years ) .I've withstood a lot of life's storms. I've withstood a lot of bad weather in life, I've withstood a lot of hard times, and I'm still standing too. But I find myself leaning to one side from time to time, so I like to ask the Lord to prop me up on my leaning side, 'cause I figure a lot of us get to leaning at times. Sometimes we get to leaning toward anger, leaning toward bitterness, leaning toward hatred, leaning toward a lot of things that we shouldn't . So we need to pray, 'Lord, prop us up on our leaning side, so we will stand straight and tall again, to glorify the Lord. .... ......

I will be showing the link to the Eagles every day m the link is below. DAD...

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Jim will not be posting today he is in the hospital. ( see above ) He will be home sometime today.

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This is a link below that will take you to my friend Glen who lives in Australia. DAD.

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.Reaching friends across the world. Glen...

.http://localsite1.homestead.com/enter.html

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I have been trying to see if http://72.150.238.156/index.cgi
can be viewed in other countries, I am not having much luck. My friend Glen says that he cannot view it in Australia, what about you ? Please let me know. View it today if you have the time. DAD ....

This is old Dad talking. I have a question for Google. I hope that some of the blog team will read this and give me an answer. Several week ago I lost my blog, we ask for help in getting it back so far none has come and we are having a hard time in getting any kind of answer. No communication. Please help me if you can. I am enjoying the change to Google very much, it is much easier to use and more to use than we had before. DAD.

Tomato Casual

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Weather .........

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..You can make this your own local weather by just typing in your zip code.

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The Chicken Chronicles .

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Record Relics ..

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Why don't you check on Michael and Pamela today ?
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Well it's high time for me to stop bothering you, this is too long. You know that I will not see you until Monday unless something interesting comes up.

Mary and I have just about the same plans for Sunday as we always do, meeting on Sunday morning and then a quiet evening at home. We do have our Canadian Friends with us for the meeting, and we might have lunch with them at the Chop House.

I better tell you about Princess, she has already been here to see me and she looks so good and happy

See you Monday morning if all is well.

BYE BYE DAD

white6416r@aol.com.

Friday, December 12, 2008

ENTRY # SIXTEEN HUNDRED & THREE

Good Morning.

"Time is so precious-do not waste it."..
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.© 2008 Dad's Tomato Garden Journal... All Rights Reserved.
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...The sun never sets on Dad's Tomato Garden Journal
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I hope that all is well with you this Friday morning. Things are not very good with us. Jim is sick and in the hospital at Kingsport. Thursday morning he felt some tightness in his chest and felt that it would be best to get to the doctor which he did. The doctor admitted him to the hospital and told him that he had a heart attack, we don't know very much right now but they have plans to do something today. We will let you know how it goes. Jim wanted me to tell you that there will not be any Tennessee Granddaddy blog on Friday.

I will be posting this morning and all day letting you know how things are going with Jim...

Now I hardly know what to talk about, about all I think about this early in the morning is a cup of good hot strong coffee with half and half cream. And I think that a lot of you are just like me. But don't you who love your tea worry it is also ready.

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I am very proud of the four links below, Dad...

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http://sites.google.com/site/dadstomatogardenwebpage/Home?
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http://sites.google.com/site/dadsfriedgreentomatoes/

http://sites.google.com/site/dadssongbirdandrosegarden/Home:

//sites.google.com/site/dadsmemoirsandthoughts/Home

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I would like to remind you that the four web pages above contain most of all the information that you would need to get you started in producing those Good Home Grown Tomatoes and SMILES.These pages are edited daily and any changes that need to be made to keep them current and up to date. After you view them if you have any questions about raising tomatoes email me at white6416r@aol.com

"Un Siervo Fiel del Señor",
It would be nice if the above could be said of us.


I do not know who wrote the thoughts below, but I would like to give credit to whoever did.

LORD PROP US UP...

Every time I am asked to pray, I think of the old fellow who always prayed, 'Lord, prop us up on our leanin' side.' After hearing him pray that prayer many times, someone asked him why he prayed that prayer so fervently.He answered, 'Well sir, you see, it's like this... I got an old barn out back. It's been there a long time; it's withstood a lot of weather; it's gone through a lot of storms, and it's stood for many years.It's still standing. But one day I noticed it was leaning to one side a bit.So I went and got some pine poles and propped it up on its leaning side so it wouldn't fall.Then I got to thinking about that and how much I was like that old barn. I've been around a long time (95+ years ) .I've withstood a lot of life's storms. I've withstood a lot of bad weather in life, I've withstood a lot of hard times, and I'm still standing too. But I find myself leaning to one side from time to time, so I like to ask the Lord to prop me up on my leaning side, 'cause I figure a lot of us get to leaning at times.Sometimes we get to leaning toward anger, leaning toward bitterness, leaning toward hatred, leaning toward a lot of things that we shouldn't . So we need to pray, 'Lord, prop us up on our leaning side, so we will stand straight and tall again, to glorify the Lord. ....


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Thanks to Helen I found out that the Eagles are back, here below is the link to see them. You will remember that we enjoyed watching so much, we are getting an early start, see them today working on the Cam. I will be showing the link to the Eagles every day m the link is below. DAD...

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http://www.wvec.com/news/topstories/stories/wvec_top_121008_eagle_cam.4d7d2c52.html
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Right here would be a good time to look at

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Tennessee Granddaddy

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Jim will not be posting today he is in the hospital. ( see above )

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myeverydaylife

Be sure and check on Helen this morning,Helen has been a lot of help to old Dad in the last 5 years. Dad.

This is a link below that will take you to my friend Glen who lives in Australia. DAD.

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Reaching friends across the world. Glen...
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http://localsite1.homestead.com/enter.html

I have been trying to see if DAD'S OUTDOOR WEB CAM can be viewed in other countries, I am not havimg much luck. My friend Glen says that he cannot view it in Australia, what about you ? Please let me know. View it today if you have the time. DAD
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Tomato Casual

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Weather .........

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You can make this your own local weather by just typing in your zip code.

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The Chicken Chronicles .

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Record Relics ..

Why don't you check on Michael and Pamala today ?

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I think that I should stop right here, I do need to call Beverly early this morning. She will be at Jim's room. If there is any big changes I wil let you know. We never know what each day holds in store for us. We hope that we all can be willing for what our God sends our way, and trust in Him to the end of this short life.

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IF IT IS POSSIBLE I HOPE TO COME BACK IN THE MORNING.

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Bye Bye DAD

white6416r@aol.com

865-850-5763
I have my phone with me all the time. Dad.