Monday, August 31, 2009

ENTRY # EIGHTEEN HUNDRED & TWENTY-EIGHT






I hope that you like the thought above and the way that we are presenting it. The sound of the fountain may hinder this one a little. I will be moving to other places each day. DAD.

Good Morning All,
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.." Time is so precious-do not waste it.''.
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." A smile is like a little wedge. That often keeps us from the edge. Of getting sad, or feeling blue..... I love to see a smile, don't you ?"
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"Begin the Day with God."
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I am staying as close too this fountain as possible. It is so relaxing to me and that is what I need in the early morning hours. Dad.

Well, tomorrow is September 1st. Time is flying fast Fall is here and the winter months will soon be upon us. As it says above " Time is so precious- do not waste it."

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Our weather has been good, getting a few showers each day. Here is what AOL promises us for today.

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Today..8/31/09
Sunshine and clouds mixed. High around 80F. Winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph
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I am going over to Sara's house and see what she has for us for today. I know that it will be interesting, Oreo and Misty will be there to greet you. You already know them. Here is the way to get there Sara's Dog Training will take you strait to Saras blog.

I was supposed to have this blog done by 4 a.m. this morning but I did not get it done. It is now 4:40 and I am still a long ways off from what was supposed to be the end. Please bear with me nothing is wrong I am happy, smiling and feeling good. I will be finished soon, remember this is MONDAY morning, so we can expect a few setbacks. Dad.

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Hey I just thought of something we have not had our tea or coffee yet, I think that is my problem. I should know better I can not do very much unless I have a cup. Sit down and rest a while and enjoy a cup with me. Dad.

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Posted on 30 August 2009 by tomatocasual.com

A Tomato Rescue Adventure
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By Vanessa Richins

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I was out running errands yesterday and stopped by someone’s house to pick up things from Freecycle.
As I went back to my car, I noticed that there was a small nursery across the street.
I told myself I didn’t have any money to spend, but the thought of walking among plants won out and I strolled over to browse.
I had been thinking that I wanted to plant something in my new Earthbox, so after visiting the annuals, perennials and herbs, I finally discovered where the vegetables were hiding. Unfortunately, it’s been pretty hot here in Utah and it showed. Many of the plants were in sad shape, wilting and yellow.
I must admit I have a soft heart for plants in trouble.

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I am going to let this be all for right now. I need more coffee and a little rest so that I can try and finish this day. I hope that it is a good one for you. Be kind and the first to smile today. I plan on being here in the morning. Sending love and good wishes to each of you.

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BYE BYE DAD.

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.© 2009 Dad's Tomato Garden Journal all rights reserved
Posted by Dad at 4:00 A.M.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

ENTRY # EIGHTEEN HUNDRED & TWENTY SEVEN

This is old Dad saying Good Morning to you on this Sunday morning 8/30/09. at 4:15 a.m.. No blog today but I hope to see you Monday morning. DAD.

Good Morning.


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.." Time is so precious-do not waste it.''
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." A smile is like a little wedge. That often keeps us from the edge. Of getting sad, or feeling blue..... I love to see a smile, don't you ?
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'"Begin the Day with God."
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This down below was very interesting to me. DAD

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THE PROGRAM:

On Friday, September 11th, 2009 , an American flag should be displayed outside every home, apartment, office, and store in the United States . Every individual should make it their duty to display an American flag on this eighth anniversary of one of our country's worst tragedies. We do this to honor those who lost their lives on 9/11, their families, friends and loved ones who continue to endure the pain, and those who today are fighting at home and abroad to preserve our cherished freedoms.

In the days, weeks and months following 9/11, our country was bathed in American flags as citizens mourned the incredible losses and stood shoulder-to-shoulder against terrorism. Sadly, those flags have all but disappeared. Our patriotism pulled us through some tough times and it shouldn't take another attack to galvanize us in solidarity. Our American flag is the fabric of our country and together we can prevail over terrorism of all kinds

Action Plan:
So, here's what we need you to do.

(1) Forward this email to everyone you know (at least 11 people). Please don't be the one to break this chain. Take a moment to think back to how you felt on 9/11 and let those sentiments guide you.

(2) Fly an American flag of any size on 9/11. Honestly, Americans should fly the flag year-round, but if you don't, then at least make it a priority on this day.

Thank you for your participation. God Bless You and God Bless America !

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We don't want to forget our buddies over the weekend, Sara, Misty and Oreo. Keep this link handy and look at it when you need something to make you smile.
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Sara's Dog Training will take you to Sara's blog. DAD
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http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/09/opinion/09barber.html?_r=2&pagewanted=1

.The link above explains about the late tomato blight.






This little video above explains it's self. I am going to try to bring you my thought for the day in this manner for a while, all the time if you like it. To me the thought for the day is important, we need so much to begin the day thinking right thoughts. DAD.

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We have been having a little rain almost every day, we need to see what AOL says for today.

.Today... 8/29/09.
Sun and clouds mixed with a slight chance of thunderstorms during the afternoon. High 81F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

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My Starbucks is ready and waiting on you. And I tell you that it is strong and good, but I have half and half to weaken it a little if that is what you like. So stop in, you have lots of time as this is Saturday morning. I forgot to say that there is plenty of TEA ready.

I was wondering if we might have our coffee on a video some morning. That might be interesting.DAD.

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This is going to be all for this Saturday morning. I hope that you have a good weekend. Mary and I plan to be in our Sunday morning meeting, we can't afford to miss that, we are so needy. Smile and be kind untill I see you again early Monday morning.

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BYE BYE DAD.

© 2009 Dad's Tomato Garden Journal all rights reserved

Posted by Dad at 4:00 A.M.

Friday, August 28, 2009

ENTRY # EIGHTEEN HUNDRED & TWENTY-SIX


Good Morning,
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Well this is August 28 2009 the day that I promised to show you my very first journal. These six years have passed so quickly. The morning that I begin this, I did not know if I would be able to continue, I am glad that I have, and it has been with the help of so many of you my faithful readers.
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This is interesting to me. I received one comment that day and the same reader that commented on Entry # one is still reading my blog and sending me comments every few days. Thanks Karen for sticking with me.


MY FIRST ENTRY

AUGUST 28, 2003
Good Morning:
Today is my first entry on my Journal. I feel like I know many of you. I have met you in Dads Tomato Garden. I have two web pages and working on another one. It will be ready soon. It is about Roses and Song Birds. I will have links from Dad's Tomato Garden to all my other sites.
Its a beautiful day here in East Tenn. At 7:50 the temperature is 73.4 High expected is 90.
I feel like this Journal will be a help to me in the things I am trying to do. I would appreciate any suggestions you might have to make this a better Journal
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BYE BYE DAD.
One comment.
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When I started this Journal it was for the purpose of helping others produce a good home grown tomato in your own back yard, And that is still my purpose. There are not many thrills that come up to biting into that first tomato sandwich. I would like to hear from some of you readers that have stayed with me through these past six years.

I began writing web pages about six months before I began my blog. The reason that I wanted the blog was because I soon saw that I could keep in closer touch with you and help you more if I had daily contact with you, It has worked out well. I still write six entries each week.
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I still have the two web pages that I mentioned above and still try to keep them up to date. These links below will take you to them.
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I am sure that you have noticed the great improvements in all of our blogs. They are all so much better. When AOL quit the blogs I did not have any idea what would happen.But I must say that I am happy with Google. I do appreciate all that AOL did for us for so long. And I know that we need them both. DAD
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Plant Fall Vegetables Now!
To view this email in a browser Click Here .

Even though I am celebrating the six years of writing my blog I am not going to forget Sara, Oreo or Misty today. I am going to go to Sara's Dog Training and read Saras blog. Come go with me and you will smile. DAD.
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Great Smoky Mountains Web Cam .. Most always a beautiful view, when you feel low look at this it helps me
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We had a nice shower yesterday afternoon and it looks like we may get a little more today, anyway that is what AOL thinks.
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Today.. 8/28/09.
Variable clouds with showers and scattered thunderstorms. High around 75F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 60%.

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I think that it is just about time for me too get out of your way. I have not done a very good job telling you about my first blog. Maybe if you go to my side panel you might find out a little more.
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If all goes well I do want to come back in the morning. Don't forget those two things that we all need to do to make this a good day. Do you really remember I would like to hear from you if you do. Dad
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BYE BYE DAD.
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© 2009 Dad's Tomato Garden Journal all rights reserved
Posted by Dad at 4:00 A.M.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

ENTRY # EIGHTEEN HUNDRED & TWENTY FIVE

Good Morning.

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

".Many years of life are wasted living for thyself alone."'

"Begin the Day with God."



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This link below is a tribute to our flag. by Elvis Presley you must see and hear this, ( Turn your speakers on. )
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http://home.comcast.net/~nw-fla/tribute_flag_B_thompson.htm
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Here is what AOL says about the weather here in the Tennessee valley.
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Today'' 8/27/09
Scattered clouds with the possibility of an isolated thunderstorm developing during the afternoon. High 89F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 30%.
88 High
68 Low
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Sunset 8:10 pm
Sunrises 7:03 am

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I need something to get my smile going this morning and I know just where to go. Sara's Dog Training blog will do the job. I hope that all of you are enjoying seeing Sara and her dogs Oreo and Misty as much as I am. DAD
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I am beginning to need some coffee. Come join me. It is ready and it smells good. This Starbucks always does. Our morning coffee helps me so much, without it I would not be able to do very much. And seeing you means more to me than I can tell you.

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This below is from TomatoCasual and I think very interesting. DAD.
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http://www.tomatocasual.com/2008/02/14/tomato-love-stories/
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DAD'S OUTDOOR WEB CAM # 1
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DAD'S OUTDOOR WEB CAM # 2
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.Both of the above Cams will become more interesting as we continue to improve our WILDLIFE HABITAT. Both of the cams are now lighted # 1 the flag & # 2 the bird bath. We are planning on getting one more Cam to make all this complete It will be Cam # 3 and be called our roving Cam. We will be able to move it anywhere that there is anything interesting that I would like to show you. Dad.
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This is going to be all for this Thursday. Tomorrow is the day that I am going to show you my Entry # one. It was posted six years ago, and the # of today's entry is 1825
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Be good today smile every chance that you have and be kind unto all men. If my life is spared I HOPE TO SEE YOU IN THE MORNING.
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BYE BYE DAD
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© 2009 Dad's Tomato Garden Journal all rights reserved
Posted by Dad at 4:00 A.M.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

ENTRY # EIGHTEEN HUNDRED & TWENTY FOUR


Good Morning,


Mandy and Alex

Kara
. Zachary
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In the pictures above you see my three great grandchildren. I had some good visits with them last week when we were at the lake. Pictured with Mandy is her husband Alex. I love my great grand children very much and wish that I could have more time with them. They are a comfort to me in my old days. Dad.
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" Time is so precious-do not waste it.''

".Many years of life are wasted living for thyself alone."

'Begin the Day with God."
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Don't miss Oreo, Misty and Sara right down below. Dad.
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This link above will take you straight to Sara's blog. I have run out of words to explain to you how much I have enjoyed these two wonderful Shelties. I have always loved Shelties but now I love them more because of you Sara. DAD

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I am going to give you my thought first thing this morning. I don't want to be too serious this early in the morning but I do like the advice that it gives.
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" The clock of life is wound but once, And no man has the power. To tell just when the hands will stop--- At late or early hour. Now is the only time you own: Live, love, work with a will. Place no faith in tomorrow,for--- The clock may then be still."

By George H.Candler.

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I think that we need our coffee now. Sitting here on my desk is a little sign that says SUMATRA + bold, That of course is Starbucks coffee and what is perking at this moment. It will be ready soon here is a cup I am going to let every one pour their own this morning, And a little half and half sure is good, DAD


Posted on 24 August 2009 by tomatocasual.com
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Heinz Wants Your Stories of Wholesome Memories
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By Vaness Richins

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Did you always have Heinz Tomato Ketchup in your home growing up?
Was a family picnic incomplete unless the ketchup was there?
Heinz is looking for your stories of wholesome memories involving Heinz Tomato Ketchup.
They were having a contest for the best memories, but it ended August 7th. They are still looking for memory
submissions, though. If you’re interested in participating, write up a memory of 150 words or less describing your memory. You can also attach a photo - use the JPEG format and make sure that it is less than 5 MB.
Actress and author Josie Bissett shared a statement on the submission page that included : “Heinz® Ketchup was a part of


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Related Posts .

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Heinz Declares: Out With the Pickle, In With the Tomato
Tomato Love Stories
Would You Buy Fancy Ketchup?


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We are still enjoying wonderful weather. Here is what AOL says that we will have for today.
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Today''' 8/26/09

Sunny, along with a few afternoon clouds. High 89F. Winds light and variable.
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I do hope that all of you are getting off to a good start today doing those thing that help it to be a good one. You know what they are. Dad is sending Love and good wishes to all of you wherever you are..
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BYE BYE DAD
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© 2009 Dad's Tomato Garden Journal all rights reserved
Posted by Dad at 4:00 A.M.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

ENTRY # EIGHTEEN HUNDRED & TWENTY THREE.

Good Morning

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

".Many years of life are wasted living for thyself alone

Begin the Day with God."
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Here is a little thought to begin this day.



" We need to feel the storm to appreciate the anchor."

Sent to me by my friend John M,

.We are still blessed with perfect weather. See what I mean by seeing what AOL tells us.

Today... 8/25/09

Sunny, along with a few afternoon clouds. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 88F. Winds light and variable.

I hope that all of you are enjoying Oreo and Misty as much as I am. Sara is doing a super job in training them. I am proud to say that I know them and count them as my friend. Do make time to look in on them today. As usual you will find them right here. Sara's Dog Training I know that you will be glad that you went.

Here below is a nice hot breakfast that I would like to recommend to you, I have tried it and it is good and good for you. DAD

. Crockpot Oatmeal

Ingredients:
1 cup oats
3 cups water
1 pinch salt
1 cup half-and-half cream
1/4 cup brown sugar, or to taste
Directions:
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Just before going to bed, combine the oats and water in a slow cooker. Set on Low, cover, and let cook overnight. In the morning, stir in the salt and half-and-half. Scoop into bowls, and sprinkle brown sugar over the top.

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Mary used the receip above on Sunday night and Dad had a nice breakfast on Monday morning. It is so easy too do and it is so good on cool mornings. A quick breakfast that is good and good for your health.
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Since school has started I was thinking that this would be a quick breakfast and I think that the most of you would like it. If you don't have a crock pot now is the time to invest in one. I have used mine for many years. Dad
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Starbucks® Coffee .
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Thanks To Your Zagat Votes Starbucks Is Rated #1 Best Coffee! Blogs.Starbucks.com .
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It took this link above to wake me up and to realize that I have not even mentioned tea or coffee. Shame on me. Come on in it has been ready for a long time. Dad.
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DAD'S OUTDOOR WEB CAM # 1
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DAD'S OUTDOOR WEB CAM # 2

.Both of the above Cams will become more interesting as we continue to improve our WILDLIFE HABITAT. There is a lot of work in this but I feel like that it is worth it.
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Both of the cams are now lighted # 1 the flag & # 2 the bird bath and bird feeders.
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I feel like that I need to stop right here and leave the rest with you and my trusty side panel. You will find there many things that I do not have here.
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I will be back in the morning if all goes well untill then. I am feeling good and able to smile right now and I hope that I can continue through this day.
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I do hope that all of you are getting off to a good start today doing those thing that help it to be a good one. You know what they are. Dad is sending Love and good wishes to all of you wherever you are.
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BYE BYE DAD

© 2009 Dad's Tomato Garden Journal all rights reserved
Posted by Dad at 4:00 A.M.

Monday, August 24, 2009

ENTRY # EIGHTEEN HUNDRED & TWENTY-TWO


Good Morning my dear friends,

"Time is so precious-do not waste it.''
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Many years of life are wasted living for thyself alone."
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"Begin the Day with God."

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I have enjoyed sitting on this little patio down at the garden many times lately and just hearing and seeing nothing but nature. It does something to me that nothing else does. It has a calming effect on me. Problems of the day seem to fade away and the sight of all the birds being so care free, it makes me think of what Jesus said about the Sparrow.
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"Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings, and not one of them is forgotten before God?" Luke 12:6.

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Overheard In An Orchard
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Said the Robin to the Sparrow
"I would really like to know
Why these anxious human beings
Rush about and worry so.
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"Said the Sparrow to the Robin
"Friend I think that it must be
That they have no Heavenly Father
Such as cares for you and me."
By-Elizabeth Chaney - 1859
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Sara we are glad that you all are home safe and sound. We enjoyed your vacation with you, what you told us each day was so interesting. Now it's time for me to look at Oreo and Misty, I know how to get there Sara's Dog Training if any of you want to go hop on and we will look in on them. I am sure that those two Shelties are glad to be home. DAD.
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The video below is one of my favorites. I wish that you could stop in some day and sit with me, we might enjoy a cup of tea or coffee together as we watch and listen. I made this little video a few days ago .You will need to play it to understand why I like it.! Dad .



You are not worrying about this being Monday are you ? If you are please stop right now. You know so well that very few of the things that we worry about ever come to pass. So why don't we just start the day with a big smile, I will help you all I can, sit down and I will get you a cup of fresh ground and brewed Starbucks coffee ( I am using their Sumatra brand X bold this week.) or if you like your tea I also have it ready. Now that should help us to get going.
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A NOTE ABOUT THE VIDEO BELOW
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WE MADE THIS VIDEO LAST YEAR, '08
YOU WILL HEAR ME MAKING MENTION OF DUNKIN' DOUGHNUTS COFFEE, BUT THAT WAS BEFORE I CHANGED OVER TO STARBUCKS!




This Video above is one year old. We used it last year in our blog. I hope that you enjoy it this year again.
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I wish that you would notice in the video what one year has done to me. Listen to my voice, it was a lot bettter then and you can just tell by the way I speak and move around that I was happy and feeling good. Time brings changes. I want to accept them without complaint. God knows best. DAD.
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Our weather has been very nice for the last few days and it looks good for today according to AOL. Here is what they say-
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Today --- 8/24/09
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Sunny to partly cloudy. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 83F. Winds NE at 5 to 10
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This is enough for this Monday morning. I must stop and get ready to earn my bread for today. I have a lot planned and I am going to do all that I can. I hope to be able to come back in the morning. Dad is sending Love and Good Wishes to all of you all around this world.
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BYE BYE DAD .


© 2009 Dad's Tomato Garden Journal all rights reserved
Posted by Dad at 4:00 A.M.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

ENTRY # EIGHTEEN HUNDRED & TWENTY ONE.

It is 4:55 A.M. on Sunday morning, 8/23/09. Dad just wants to say Good morning and to wish you a hapy day. I do hope to see you early in the morning. With coffee and a smile. DAD.

Good Morning.
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"Time is so precious-do not waste it.''
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Many years of life are wasted living for thyself alone."
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"Begin the Day with God."
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Here below is a little about our trip yesterday up to Jim's cabin. We enjoyed our short time there very much.
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In the picture above you see the dinner table all set and twelve hungry people ready to sit down. THANKS to Jim and Beverly. Dad.






And about these two pictures above, the first one is a view of the lake from the back deck of the cabin, In the distance you can see their boat coming in.
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And I am ashamed of the next picture a video. I made it while they were out on the lake. My voice is terrible, I sound like I need a doctor. But I assure you that I was just real tired after some early morning work and the drive up to the cabin. I was happy and smiling then and I still am this Saturday morning. DAD
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Enough about ourselves for this morning. We need to check on Oreo and Misty. I am wondering when they will be coming home. If you would like to see them this morning I can tell you how to get there, Click on this Sara's Dog Training DAD.
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I saw this in an office, Ray, and thought of you."The only two things money can't buy are true love and home grown tomatoes."Have a great day. Luv U both,Joan.

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Hi Joan I like that, but I know that we both would agree that there is another thing more important than tomatoes and true love. And
money cannot buy that. Mary and I love you Joan. Dad.


Starbucks® Coffee .

Thanks To Your Zagat Votes Starbucks Is Rated #1 Best Coffee! Blogs.Starbucks.com
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It took this link above to wake me up and to realize that I have not even mentioned tea or coffee. Shame on me. Come on in it has been ready for a long time. Dad.
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Well it is time for me to go and let you rest a little while. I will see you early Monday morning as we do not write a blog on Sunday mornings as we have other plans for our Sunday mornings. I hope that we can make this a profitable week end, we know how so lets do it. Smile first and be kind.

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BYE BYE DAD

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© 2009 Dad's Tomato Garden Journal all rights reserved
Posted by Dad at 4:00 A.M.


Friday, August 21, 2009

ENTRY # EIGHTEEN HUNDRED & TWENTY

Good Morning

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

" Many years of life are wasted living for thyself alone."

"Begin the Day with God."
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I have the tea and coffee ready why don't we sit down righ here and now and have a cup and talk a little while. I want to drink plenty before I leave here this morning because Jim's coffee in not strong enough for me, DAD.


This link below is a link to some beautiful picture made in Australia and sent to me by my friend Glen. Be sure that you use the slide show when you view these. DAD.


http://picasaweb.google.com/gwglen2000/Cairns11809Glen#

Today is the day that Mary and I are going up to the cabin on the lake that Jim is useing this week. His good friends Allen & Claudia who live in Florida are doing this for Jim. It sure is nice too have friends like them.

This link will take you right to this beautiful cabin. Tennessee Homecoming click and dream and enjoy. Dad

Most of the family are already there, we are going to leave here about 10 a.m. and then we will return after we enjoy that fish dinner. These fish are some that jim caught.
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Mary and I plan to stop and see what Sara , Oreo and Misty are doing this morning before we leave for the cabin. I know where to find them Sara's Dog Training I would like to ask Sara to let us take Oreo and Misty with us but I am almost sure that she would turn me down. I don't blame her. Do you ?

We seem to have some rain every day, and that is what happened on Thursday and I expect about

the same this morning, but I had better let AOL be the one to tell you. Here is what they say.
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Today... 8/21/09
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Scattered showers and thunderstorms, especially early in the day. Humid. High around 85F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%

DAD'S OUTDOOR WEB CAM # 1

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.DAD'S OUTDOOR WEB CAM # 2

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Both of the above Cams will become more interesting as we continue to improve our WILDLIFE HABITAT. Both of the cams are now lighted # 1 the flag & # 2 the bird bath. Dad.

Before I go I want to leave you with this thought.

" The Grace of God is like oil (in machinery ) it stops the squeaks, stops friction, stops break downs and reduces wear and tear."

This is going to be all for this Friday, I am wishing that you have a good day and I just know that you will. We all have a great deal to do with how the day goes, I think you know what I mean, like smiles and kindness to others. And even opening and holding the door for some old man or woman. I know that things like that have helped me. DAD.

BYE BYE
DAD

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A-R-S-A-C...
© 2009 Dad's Tomato Garden Journal all rights reserved
Posted by Dad at
4:00 A.M.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

ENTRY # EIGHTEEN HUNDRED & NINETEEN.

Good Morning

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


."Begin the Day with God."


" Get in touch with God by Knee Mail."
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Why don't we have a hot cup of tea or coffee befor we start on this blog. I think that we would be in better shape to visit, and I just wan't to be a listner this morning. Dad.
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This below is from Jim. He explains all about the plans for this week, and he can explain it better than old Dad can. Mary and I plan to go there Friday afternoon and stay for a fish supper cooked by Jim and then we will be returning home, when you get old you like to be at home when night comes. Dad.


( This below by Jim.)
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The Cabin

"Things have been going OK around our home these past days. We’re excited about going to “the cabin” on Douglas Lake next week. It will be a good vacation for us. Most of our family will be joining us for at least part of the time while we are there. Our stay at “the cabin” is a gift from our friends, Allen and Claudia, who live in Florida. They are so kind to offer us the use of their cabin.
We met them when Allen and I were both going to NC State College in 1961. Beverly and I lived in Married Student Housing in Apt. E22, and Allen and Claudia live just under us. We have kept in contact through the years. If you are ever interested in renting their cabin, check it out here:"


This link will take you right to this beautiful cabin. Tennessee Homecoming click and dream and enjoy. Dad.

Do you know the young man in the picture above. I have introduced him to you before. If you have forgot his name is Micah. And he is one of my youngest readers, and he lives down in Birmingham. And that beautiful smile on the right is his Aunt Vicki. He loves Vicki very much and spends lots of weekends with her.

Are you wondering why I am showing his picture and telling you all this, have you not noticed he has lost his two front teeth. Don't you think that is was nice of him to let us see this picture.. Thanks Micah, Mary and Dad love you & your Aunt Vicki.

This visit that I make to Sara's Dog Training each morning is becomming so interesting. You are missing a lot if you do not go. So interestig to watch Sara train Oreo & Misty. I check in on them yesterday and I am so glad that they are having a wonderful time on their vacation. DAD.

DAD'S OUTDOOR WEB CAM # 1

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DAD'S OUTDOOR WEB CAM # 2

Both of the above Cams will become more interesting as we continue to improve our WILDLIFE HABITAT. Both of the cams are now lighted # 1 the flag & # 2 the bird bath. Dad.

Glen his wife and his sisters are friends of mine that I value. I have never met any of them face to face, but I feel like I know them. I hope that you will look at what Glen sent me here below and thank him for it. Dad.

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Another web page update:

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A few more photos from “Australia”

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A personal invitation to view my latest update being photos of our visit to Tropical Northern Queensland one of our northern states (We live in Sth Australia) Photos taken 10th – 17th August 2009

http://localsite1.homestead.com/Cairns.html
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Glen Williams
Australia

Posted on 20 August 2009 by tomatocasual.com

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Reader Question: Tomato Plants Dying
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By Vanessa Richins
Nicole writes:

” I NEED HELP!! I went out to my garden this morning everything was fine. Came home from work and my tomato plants took a turn for the worst. Almost every leaf on the plant turned yellow/brown with dark black spots. I had to cut them all off according to the internet. Some of the tomatoes had dark brown spots on them. There was also some mushrooms growing beneath the plant.
Connecticut has been having alot of rain and humidity this week. Also there is a tomato fungus in six of our counties. Does anyone know what type of fungus this is and what I can do to treat my plants? I had 9 plants that were producing beatiful tomatoes…I was so excited. I don’t think they are going to survive. : ( “
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Hi Nicole. I am so sorry to hear that all of your tomatoes are having problems.
First, the fungus you are referring to is late blight (Phytophthora infestans). It’s really hit hard in the Northeast this year. Part of the problem is the weather conditions you described - rainy.

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This above is just exactly what happened to Dad. I know the feeling. DAD.

We are still having rain almost every afternoon. Here is what AOL says about it for this Thursday.

Today-- 8/20/09
Variable clouds with scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly in the afternoon. Humid. High 84F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

This is my thouight for today.

" Forgive if you want to have peace in your life."

DAD.

This is going to be all for today. Please remember my side panel for what I do not have here. Thanks for all of you that let me know that you did take time to look at this blog..I hope to see you again in the morning if I am given another day of life.

BYE BYE DAD

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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

ENTRY # EIGHTEEN HUNDRED & EIGHTEEN

Good Morning.

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

."Begin the Day with God."

" Get in touch with God by Knee Mail."

I have the tea and coffee ready a little early this morning why don't we just have it now. I know that I am in need of a cup to get me started. I can hardly think untill I have had my visit with you and my coffee.

This visit that I make to Sara's Dog Training each morning is becomming so interesting. You are missing a lot if you do not go. So interestig to watch Sara train Oreo & Misty.


HEART ATTACK? TAKE ACTION!
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Don't try to "tough out" what might be a heart attack by telling yourself that the symptoms will pass. Call 911 immediately! Every minute matters. New medications and treatments can sometimes stop heart attacks in their tracks, but you must receive them shortly after symptoms occur. Some heart attacks are sudden and intense but most start slowly, with mild pain or discomfort. Some of the most common signs include chest discomfort (pressure, squeezing, pain); pain or discomfort in one or both arms, the back, neck, jaw or stomach; shortness of breath, nausea, sweating, or light headedness.
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I don't think Jim would care if I used this, as it is so important. He used it in his blog a few days ago. Tennessee Granddaddy DAD

I was sitting on the patio, and decided to make a little video. As soon as we finish placing our bird feeders we will be making more video's. I am hoping to get some close ups of our local birds. And any other wildlife that wanders into our camera's eye.

Our two Cams will be on 24 hours each day. The # 2 cam will be lighted.

DAD'S OUTDOOR WEB CAM # 1

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DAD'S OUTDOOR WEB CAM # 2




BELOW IS A BEAUTIFUL POEM THAT I HOPE YOU WILL ENJOY. I WELL REMEMBER THIS POEM WHEN I WAS A LITTLE SCHOOL BOY ( Can you imagine this old grey headed man ever being a school boy ? )

I shot an arrow into the air, it fell to earth, I knew not where;
For so swiftly it flew, my sight could not follow it in its flight.

I breathed a song into the air, it fell to earth, I knew not where;
For, who has sight so keen and strong that it can follow the flight of song?

Long, long afterward, in an oak, I found the arrow, still unbroke;
And the song, from beginning to end,
I found again in the heart of my friend.


-- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow




Just minuets after I made this short video above the rain began to come down very hard. We had a real good summer afternoon shower.

Here is our AOL weather report for today.

Today-- 8/19/09
Scattered thunderstorms. Humid. High 83F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%
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Here below is my thought for today.

" True greatness is made manifest in our willingness to serve,"

and--

" Ask yourself often how can I do better today."

This is going to be all for today. Please remember my side panel for what I do not have here. Thanks for all of you that let me know that you did take time to look at this blog.
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I hope to see you again in the morning if I am given another day of life. DAD
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BYE BYE DAD

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Posted by Dad at 4:00 A.M.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

ENTRY # EIGHTEEN HUNDRED & SEVENTEEN

Good Morning.

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

."Begin the Day with God."

" Get in touch with God by Knee Mail."

R-S-A-C... Means- Remember someone always cares.

I received this email from my friend Eric. He lives in

Australia. The letter explains itself . See what Eric thinks about Tennessee and the Smokies. Dad.
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"Hi Dad. I saw shots of Knoxville and the Smoky Mountains in an hour-long travelogue on Australia's ABC-TV last night.

You certainly live in a picturesque part of the world. The autumn (fall) tree colourings were magnificent.





The film was an hour-long British documentary hosted by Stephen Fry, who travelled through America's Deep South in a London taxi.

Best wishes, Eric "

Here below is my thought for today.

" It is in life my joy to find. At every turning of the road. The strong arm of a comrade kind. To help me onward with my load.

" And since I have no gold to give. And love alone must make amends. My only prayer is while I live---God make me worthy of my friends."

This poem by Frank D Sherman.

DAD'S OUTDOOR WEB CAM # 1

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DAD'S OUTDOOR WEB CAM # 2

You may see a little going on here. we are trying to get things in order for the Wildlife HABITAT. Both of these cam links are always in the side panel with a lot of other interesting things. I hope that you go there often.

I checked on Oreo and Misty yesterday they are doing great, but I think that I will look at them this is the place Sara's Blog if you would like to go. Dad.


TENNESSEE Weather Forecast Updated 10:00 PM EDT MON AUG 17 2009

I am using Google weather report today' Dad.

NOW...THROUGH 4 AM EDT...MAINLY WIDELY SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS...WILL CONTINUE TO MOVE NORTH AT 15 TO 20 MPH...ACROSS PORTIONS OF CENTRAL EAST TENNESSEE. MOST AREAS WILL REMAIN DRY. HOWEVER...WHERE RAIN FALLS...RAINFALL AMOUNTS WILL AVERAGE A TENTH OF AN INCH OR LESS PER HOUR IN MOST SHOWERS. HOWEVER...AMOUNTS UP TO AN INCH WILL BE POSSIBLE IN A FEW STRONGER SHOWERS...AND ANY THUNDERSTORMS.

I hope to see you on Wednesday morning at 4 a.m.

BYE BYE DAD
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4:00 A.M.


Monday, August 17, 2009

ENTRY # EIGHTEEN HUNDRED & SIXTEEN

Good Morning.

"Time is so precious-do not waste it.''
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"Begin the Day with God."


" Get in touch with God by Knee Mail."

R-S-A-C... Means- Remember someone always cares.

I hope that all is well with you this Monday morning . Don't you worry even one little bit. This day is going to be just as good as any other day of the week. If you need coffee or tea to get you started I will furnish that and all I will charge you for it is a great big SMILE now don't you think that is a bargain. Sit down here beside me and start talking, I'll have someone pour us a cup.



The photo above is of my cousin Dorothy and I, taken at her 90th Birthday celebration.

The picture below is a picture of me with all three of my cousins, Dorothy, Margaret and Edna.


Mary and I had the privilege of being at my cousin Dorothy's 90th Birthday celebration on Saturday afternoon 8/15/09. We had a very pleasant time talking over past memories. and looking over old pictures.

There were many pictures taken, I will try to show a few more later. DAD

I have kept in close touch with these three from our childhood.. First cousins are becoming scarce with me I don't have many more left.

Dad's Views and Tomato News
This above will show you an article that was too large to use in my blog. Dad.


Dad's Smile Album


In reading any of my Albums please use the SLIDE SHOW.
I HAVE SEVERAL ALBUMS IN THIS JOURNAL , I THINK THAT I APPRECIATE THIS ONE ABOVE THE MOST.

DO I HAVE YOUR SMILE THERE? IF NOT WHY NOT SEND IT IN. IT DOES NOT MATTER WHAT COUNTRY YOU LIVE IN, AS WE HAVE SAID BEFORE, A SMILE IS THE SAME IN EVERY Language.

greetings from seneca lake

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posted by saralovesdogs2@gmail.com (Sara) at Sara's Blog - 14 hours ago
We made it to our vacation spot, and got the dogs in the water. Oreo went in all on his own. He seems to like it. Misty went in for treats. I hope they get to swim for real as they get more comfortable in ...

It looks like Oreo and Misty are on vacation. I am so glad they got to go and that they took Jeff and Sara with them.

I am sure that it would be alright for you to look at their blog. Sara's Blog today. DAD.

Here is my thought for this Monday. 8/17/09.

" The reason that there are so many churches is it is easier to build a temple than to be one."

and this-

" What ? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you which you have of God, and ye are not your own ? "

This Bible verse right above was written to the Corinthian church. 1st Corinthians chapter 6 and verse 19.

We are still having very nice weather, Here is what AOL predicts for this day.

Today.. Monday 8/17/09

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A mix of clouds and sun with a slight chance of thunderstorms this afternoon. Humid. High around 85F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

With weather like this I should be able to finish my job of removing those tomato vines.

I hope that you will look in my side panel for the links to my Cams #1 and 2. They have been working good for the last month . Dad

I sure do need to end this, you don't need all this stuff on your Monday morning. But I will do my best to see you at 4 a.m. in the morning with a smile and I might have a cup of Starbucks.

BYE BYE DAD

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