My all-time favorite Southern humorist and writer was Lewis Grizzard. Lewis was a couple of years ahead of me at The University of Georgia, but I knew him, and loved his articles and many books he wrote. Lewis eventually died of heart failure, but he also lived a hard and fast life. He could have probably worn out three hearts at the rate he lived life. After he had his first open heart surgery, he wrote a book titled,” They Tore Out My Heart and Stomped That Sucker Flat”. That’s about the way my heart felt after the national championship football game loss to Alabama, and I don’t want to talk about that subject ANYMORE!
I love to read, and the few things that I am going to share with you have caught my eye in the last few days. None of the comments are my original thoughts, but there is no author attributed to any of them; so in no order of importance, the following statements caught my eye, and I wanted to share them:
- There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure. I will add my two cents to this one by saying that failure has probably taught me a lot more than success ever did.
- Don’t worry about getting old. You are still going to do dumb stuff, only you are going to do it at a slower pace.
- Change is inevitable, except from a vending machine.
- We really don’t need to go to war with China. They will cut off our supply of tennis shoes, and we will all have to go barefooted.
Lastly, this one is my own thought. I absolutely believe that the Georgia State Department of Transportation has the following motto,” The first drop of rain that falls on me is God’s fault, but the second drop will be my fault”. We might have a little sprinkle in the morning, and I have a longtime friend and guest arriving tomorrow who must be allergic to water. I sometimes wonder if he even gets in the shower. I sure hope the light rain is out of here before he sees it. The hunting continues to be great, and we still have a few openings if you have not called Cader IV yet. However, available dates are becoming scarcer than hen’s teeth now.