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Touching Base and Sharing Some Sound Advice

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

I still have not even looked at our vacation pictures. On vacation for 3 weeks then home for 4 days and over to the kids for a week and now playing catch up here at home. Now we will be leaving Thursday for a 5 day camping trip, the last of the season. Hopefully when we get back from that things will settle down.

I saw this on line today and thought it contained a lot of wisdom.

Advices from An Old Farmer.... Your fences need to be horse-high, pig-tight and bull-strong. Keep skunks and bankers at a distance. Life is simpler when you plow around the stump. A bumble bee is considerably faster than a John Deere tractor. Words that soak into your ears are whispered… not yelled. Meanness don’t jes’ happen overnight. Forgive your enemies; it messes up their heads. Do not corner something that you know is meaner than you. It don’t take a very big person to carry a grudge. You cannot unsay a cruel word. Every path has a few puddles. When you wallow with pigs, expect to get dirty. The best sermons are lived, not preached. Most of the stuff people worry about ain’t never gonna happen anyway. Don’t judge folks by their relatives. Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer. Live a good, honorable life… Then when you get older and think back, you’ll enjoy it a second time. Don ‘t interfere with somethin’ that ain’t bothering you none. Timing has a lot to do with the outcome of a Rain dance. If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is stop diggin’. Sometimes you get, and sometimes you get got. The biggest troublemaker you’ll probably ever have to deal with, watches you from the mirror every mornin’. Always drink upstream from the herd. Good judgment comes from experience, and a lotta that comes from bad judgment. Lettin’ the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier than puttin’ it back in. If you get to thinkin’ you’re a person of some influence, try orderin’ somebody else’s dog around.. Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly. Leave the rest to God. Don’t pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he’ll just kill you. Most times, it just gets down to common sense.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
GINIEMIE 10/28/2013 2:26PM

    Oh Martha, so much wisdom in one little blog.
Love it.
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CLARALAW 10/25/2013 10:08AM

    Enjoy your time out while you can.

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ALEXSGIRL1 10/23/2013 7:25PM

    have fun camping and then catching up . I love the farmers jokes

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AWESOMECHELZ 10/23/2013 5:18AM

    I LOVE the advice from the old farmer! I copied and pasted it in my computer. emoticon I can't wait to read your book AND have fun with all your activities. The memories will be precious.

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NORASPAT 10/22/2013 11:02PM

    Hey once you ever settle down you can blog some more.
I love it I would love to spread it about. Maybe link to read your paged. Well done. My printer is not on this floor but I will get to bring it upstairs. ENJOY camping Lucky you!!!!!
Thanks for all of the support HUGS Pat emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DEEEBEE 10/22/2013 9:21PM

    Good advice! Thanks for sharing. Have fun camping!

DeAnne, Missourians Team

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GAILANN48 10/22/2013 2:50PM

    Oh, my gosh, Martha, talk about WISDOM! There all wonderful, and I don't know which to pick for posting on my wall first! At the moment I'm tossed up among three of them: "Life is simpler when you plow around the stump. Timing has a lot to do with the outcome of a Rain dance. If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is stop diggin’." Wow.

Your summer travels sound both fun and exhausting - hope it was more of the former! As for pictures, I look forward to seeing them when you get a chance. Meanwhile, hope you're enjoying the autumn.

:) Gail

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PJSTIME 10/22/2013 1:07PM

    Thanks for posting. I hope you can be home for awhile soon emoticon

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ADKISTLER 10/22/2013 12:58PM

    Wonderful words of wisdom. Thanks for sharing.


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