Fall In Tennessee

Fall In Tennessee

Monday, April 19, 2010

Don't Worry..,

Don't worry about the future,
For the present is all that thou hast.

The future will soon be the present,
And the present will soon be the past.

Author Unknown

If you can be...,

If you can't be a pine on the top of a hill,
Be a shrub in the valley-but be.

The best little shrub by the side of the hill,
Be a bush if you can't be a tree.

If you can't ba a bush be a bit of the grass,
Some highway some happier make.

If you can't be a musky, then just be a bass,
But be the liveliest bass in the lake!

We can't all be captains, we've got to be crew,
There's something for all of us here.

There's big work to do, and there's lesser to do,
And the task we must do is near.

If you can't be a highway then just be a trail,
If you can't be the sun, be a star.

It isn't by size that you win or you fail,
Be the best wherever you are!

Author Unknown (Found In My Grandmother's Notes)

Sometime I'm Hard To Please..,

Sometimes I'm hard to please,
I want and want and want.
And yet with all my wants supplied,
My mind is not at ease.

I wonder if were made alike,
And all so hard to please.
Or if the pattern were destroyed,
After the Father patterned me.

I do not want abundant wealth,
Or to be awfully poor.
Just what it is I'm wanting,
That, I'm not quite sure.

I tried the pleasures of this world,
And it's honor I did seek.
I found they disappointed,
And left me lone and weak.

One day two homeless strangers,
Came across our way.
They offered life eternal,
And I'm thankful for that day.

Since I accepted Jesus,
And have been set free from sin.
The reason why I want and want,
I let the world creep in.

I long to be more satisfied,
Not what I am in Him.
But because the lowly Jesus,
Has set me free from sin.

I long to be more grateful,
And not want and want and want.
The things that are not good for me.
But be glad for all he sent.

Written by E.B.Dobbs


We're traveling on the sea of life,
In a boat called Fellowship.
One cannot travel first or second class,
For God not respect men.

Some think the journey useless,
And too perilous for them.
But the pilot is quiet patient,
Teaching Souls to trust in Him.

There are but few on this little ship,
And their baggage is quite light.
For in the Canaan, the land we are promised,
Natural posessions will not delight.

Sometimes this ship goes quite smoothly,
For the sea is calm and still.
Each learning of the Pilot's will,
And seeking his place to fill.

But at times the storm beats furiously,
And we feel our mind we must have.
But we need to consider Jesus,
Lest our lives end at the grave.

We have record in the Scripture,
Of another ship like this.
The deciples traveling on the sea,
And Jesus in the midst.

There arose a mighty tempest,
And the waves slapped round the ship.
The disciples feeling their helplessness,
Turned to Jesus and trusted in him.

Jesus rebuked the wind and sea,
And bid the disciples to fear not.
Immediately the storm obeyed His will,
And the sea once more was calm.

The little ship reached the other shore,
And all on board were saved.
Teaching that to trust in Him,
Eternity we will gain.

Notes of my Grandmother's

A Swarm Of Bee's

B hopeful, B happy, B cheerful, B kind, B busy of body, B modest of mind.
B earnest, B truthful, B firm and B fair, of all misbehaviour be sure to B ware.
But think ere you stumble for what may B fall, B true to yourself, and B faithful to all.
B brave and B ware of sins that B set, B sure that one sin will another B get.
B watchful, B ready, B open, B frank, B polite to all, whatever the rank.
B just, and B generous, B honest, B wise, B mindful of time, and B certain it flies
B prudent, B liberal, of order B fond, but what you need B fore buying B yond.
B prompt and B dutiful, still B polite, B obedient, and do that which is right.
B grateful, B cautious of those who B tray, and B loved thou shalt B alway.

Found In My Grandmother's notes.

India Convention

These notes were found in my Grandmother's suitcase.

Psalms 23

The Lord is my Shepherd----------------------Perfect Protection
I shall not want-----------------------------Perfect Satisfaction
He maketh me to lie down---------------------Perfect Rest
He leadeth me besides the still waters-------Perfect Quietness
He restoreth my soul-------------------------Perfect Restoration
He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness--Perfect Guidance
Tho I walk thru the valley-----
I will fear no evil--------------------------Perfect Confidence
For Thou art with me-------------------------Perfect Companionship
Thy rod--------------------------------------Perfect Discipline
And Thy staff comfort me---------------------Perfect Consolation
Thou preparest a table
in the presence of my enemies----------------Perfect Triumph
Thou annointest my head with oil-------------Perfect Joy
My cup runneth over--------------------------Perfect Provision
Goodness and Mercy follow me-----------------Perfect Love
And I shall dwell in the house
of the Lord forever--------------------------Perfect Habitation

With Me-------------------------------------The Lord
Beneath Me----------------------------------Green Pastures
Beside Me-----------------------------------Still Waters
Before Me-----------------------------------Table
Around Me-----------------------------------Mine Enemies
Behind Me-----------------------------------Goodness and Mercy
Ahead of Me---------------------------------The House of the Lord

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Driving My Gamaw's Car

I don't understand why you sit in this seat, because when you do you can't see out. Maybe if we put my car seat up here I could.

I know what I can do to see out. If I stand up in the seat I can fix my mirrors and see out to drive.

I need to adjust these side mirrors so I can see what is beside me while I am driving.

Let me adjust this mirror like Gamaw does. I don't know why she does it, because when i'm sitting in the seat I can't see out of it.

Now I think we are ready to go I can see out of my mirrors and see over the steering wheel. Uh-oh, I have one small problem, I can't reach the gas and brake pedals from up here. I guess, I will have to wait and drive, when I get a little bigger.

Before you can drive away you have to put the seatbelt on. Gamaw, where do you want to go? Are you ready to ride?

Friday, April 2, 2010

Growing Up In Commerce

The Center Of Downtown

Old Aerial View Of Commerce

Bulldog Inn on Hwy 441 & I-85

Parham's Motel

Southland Motel & Threat's Restaurant

Claire Anderson's Home

Copy of Painting on side of P.Y. Waters Store

Do you remember any of these places?

Source: S. Alexander