"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime"-MARK TWAIN

Thursday, July 21, 2011


It has been really hot here in the Deep South.  If possible, you get out early and do what work you have to.  Then it's back inside, under the air conditioning until late afternoon.  Those that don't have that option just have to tough it out.  I can remember the days when I didn't have a choice.  Climbing poles, stringing wire, placing cable, all in the Summer heat.  Our trucks didn't even have air conditioning.  I just don't remember how hot it had to be.  Maybe it had something to do with youth.

No, that's not the wife and I in our earlier years.  I do wish I had that hair, though!
It's that with the heat and all, sitting in the house trying to keep cool, your mind wanders. You start to think of places you have visited, and the things you have seen. You remember cool rivers, ice cold lakes, and even breezy ice fields.

You remember good times with great friends.

You remember the places that leave a lump in your throat, and you wish you had millions of dollars to share.

But best of all, you remember the good times, and tend to forget the bad. You remember the smiles and laughter of family and friends.  You remember that something, or someone, was way more awesome than you thought.

  There's something to be said for hot Summer days, after all..........jc 


  1. Nice post. Summer in the South is a good time to reflect (inside, with the A/C running). We support Best Friends too and also wish we had a million to give. Great organization.


  2. It sure has been hot in Georgia as well. Love your pictures! We have never been to Best Friends but loving animals as we do its a must see!


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