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Bob #2

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08-06-2009 04:34 PM

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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.

Don’t pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he’ll just kill you.

Speak kindly. Leave the rest to God..

From Drop Box

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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#1 posted 08-06-2009 04:56 PM

good stuff… things to remember

thanks for sharing.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#2 posted 08-06-2009 05:15 PM

Dad burn good advise there. Had to slap my knee over a couple of those. Reminds me of talks with my Grandpa, thanks…..........................

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#3 posted 08-06-2009 10:24 PM

The way to live a life,.

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#4 posted 08-06-2009 11:23 PM

LMAO – and oh so true

-- Wood Chuck (Bruce)

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#5 posted 08-06-2009 11:33 PM

If I didn’t drive a leased vehicle, I might have to have some of those made into bumper stickers.

(If we still had chrome metal bumpers that would make it easier.)

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Bob #2

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#6 posted 08-06-2009 11:33 PM

Anybody who has had the pleasure of Ron Beattie playing Walt Winfield on Wingfields farm will idenitfy with thiese obsvervations.
If you have Bravo TV on cable you can catch the older epesodes on wednesdays.

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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Douglas Bordner

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#7 posted 08-07-2009 01:42 AM

Amen to all these, Bob.
I almost thought Thos. Angle was about the premises.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#8 posted 08-07-2009 01:43 AM

Bob a lot of truth’s present in that prose.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia †

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#9 posted 08-07-2009 08:12 AM

Very nice. Words to live and love by.

Keep up the good advice! Sometime I think we all need to remember we are not the center of the universe!

Live for others and you will live well.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#10 posted 08-08-2009 04:26 AM

Nice and sweet Bob thanks enjoyed reading more than once…Blkcherry

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#11 posted 08-08-2009 05:20 AM

Fun read, thanks.

-- Ohh mann...pancakes and boobies...I'll bet that's what Heaven is like! ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣

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Kent Shepherd

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#12 posted 08-08-2009 04:24 PM

Great stuff, Bob


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#13 posted 08-08-2009 05:34 PM

Life’s a garden… Dig it!!

-- I didn't go to college, I was too busy learning stuff - Ted Nugent

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John Gray

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#14 posted 08-08-2009 08:26 PM

Good advice….THANKS!!!!!

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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#15 posted 08-09-2009 04:45 AM


-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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