Wednesday, October 29, 2008

CATCHING WILD PIGS

A chemistry professor in a large college had some exchange> students in the class. One day while the class was in the> lab the > Professor noticed one young man (exchange student) who kept> rubbing his> back, and stretching as if his back hurt.> > The professor asked the young man what was the matter. The > student told him he had a bullet lodged in his back. He had> been shot while> fighting communists in his native country who were trying> to> overthrow his country's government and install a new> communist government.> > In the midst of his story he looked at the professor and> asked a > strange question. He asked, 'Do you know how to catch> wild pigs?'> > The professor thought it was a joke and asked for the> punchline. The young man said this was no joke. 'You> catch wild pigs by> finding a suitable place in the woods and putting corn on> the> ground. The pigs find it and begin to come everyday to eat> the free corn. When they are used to coming every day, you> put a fence> down one side of the place where they are used to coming.> When they get used> to the fence, they begin to eat the corn again and you put> up another side> of the fence. They get used to that and start to eat again.> You continue> until you have all four sides of the fence up with a gate> in the last side.> The pigs, who are used to the free corn, start to come> through the gate to> eat, you slam the gate on them and catch the whole herd.> > Suddenly the wild pigs have lost their freedom. They run> around and around inside the fence, but they are caught.> Soon they go back> to eating the free corn. They are so used to it that they> have forgotten how> to forage in the woods for themselves, so they accept their> captivity.> > The young man then told the professor that is exactly what> he sees happening to America. The government keeps pushing> us toward> socialism and keeps spreading the free corn out in the> form of programs such as supplemental income, tax credit> for unearned income, tobacco subsidies, dairy subsidies,> payments> not to plant crops (CRP), welfare, medicine, drugs, etc..> While we continually lose our freedoms -- just a little at> a time.> > One should always remember: There is no such thing as a> free lunch! Also, a politician will never provide a service> for you cheaper> than you can do it yourself.> > Also, if you see that all of this wonderful government> 'help' is a problem confronting the future of> democracy in America, you> might want to send this on to your friends. If you think> the free ride is> essential to your way of life then you will probably delete> this email, but> God help you when the gate slams shut!> > In this 'very important' election year, listen> closely to what the candidates are promising you !!> > Just maybe you will be able to tell who is about to slam> the gate on America.> > > 'A government big enough to give you everything you> want, is big enough to take away everything you have.> > Thomas Jefferson

Betty G

SURPRISE !!!!

Our kids from Texas have been visiting us so I"m late with this.

Daughter Betty had a potluck for the family Sunday. I thought it was so everyone could visit with them, which I guess it really was. But it was also a surprise for me.

Son Bryant was giving the blessing when I heard him say a happy birthday for Mom. He came over to me after that to see about bringing a plate of food to me, so I told him my birthday was in January, not October.
He said he knew that, this was a belated birthday party for me because they didn't do much for me in January for my day.

And it was, a birthday party with a banner, a birthday cake, presents, and cards.
It was such a wonderful surprise from our kids, I still marvel at it. Our kids find the sweetest cards, I will always keep them and read them.
The gifts all suited me just fine, evan an orchid plant for me to learn to care for from Bryant and Vada and kids. And Bobbi brought me a beginning of that beautiful flower of hers I posted.

It was a wonderful day and I am so thankful for our family and all they mean to me.
Betty G

THIS IS SOOOO FUNNY!!!!!

This is so Funny!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! From Vada Jane, a granddaughter. Thank you.

Bill, Jim, and Scott were at a convention together and were sharing a large suite on the top of a 75 story sky scraper.After a long day of meetings they were shocked to hear that the elevators in their hotel were broken and they would have to climb 75 flights of stairs to get to their room. Bill said to Jim and Scott, let's break the monotony of this unpleasant task by concentrating on something interesting. I'll tell jokes for 25 flights, and Jim can sing songs for 25 flights, and Scott can
tell sad stories the rest of the way. At the 26th floor Bill stopped telling jokes and Jim began to sing. At the 51st floorJim stopped singing and Scott began to tell sad stories. "I will tell my saddest story first," he said. "I left the room key in the car!"

Betty G