50 thoughts on “Our Daily Thread 2-6-17

  1. I presume that’s Aj’s cat.
    Good morning Aj, and everyone else but Jo and Tychicus.
    Jo came here last night and didn’t have anyone to talk to.
    All the Atlanta fans know how Gamecock fans suffered two seasons ago. When I went into the Y on Monday and said, “When you score 35 points, you’re supposed to win.”
    Wait ’till next year.

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  2. Kathleena~! @ 10:46. You say you don’t know why Billy Joe jumped off the Tallahatchie Bridge? The song tells you (virtually).
    She turned him down. Now he’s gone and she doesn’t have anyone.
    I hate the song.


  3. Good Morning Everyone. It’s Monday!!!! Try to get excited. I had a very social Friday and Saturday so yesterday I sat outside in the sun, wrapped in a “throw” blanket and snoozed and read some. You know that state where you are sort of asleep but still aware of the sounds around you, like birds chirping or the wind blowing? Somehow it seems to be more refreshing than a deep sleep sometimes. I only woke myself from it because I kept thinking I would like a cup of hot tea. So I came inside and fixed it then went back out to read a little. I think I was asleep a little before 9 last night and slept all the way to the alarm at 6:15.

    We have been watching Z The Beginning of Everything on Amazon Prime. I am now going to have to get a couple of biographies and find out more about F. Scott and Zelda. The show is implying he lifted some of his writing from her diaries. I love it when I find an investigative tangent to follow….

    Posting something funny on the Political Thread


  4. Good morning! We went to the office after church yesterday. When we drove home around 8 p.m. no one was on the expressway. It was the most empty that Art has seen it.

    Art turned on the game right when the game was at the end. All he saw was winning turned into the loss. He thinks when he watches a game it curses it. It seemed to be the case although I do not believe in such things. He was in a bad mood. He thought the game would be over when he dared to pull it up on the tv. I wish it has been!


  5. Happy Birthday Ann!!! We are so blessed to celebrate our Lord’s beautiful creation of YOU!!! โค
    It is beautiful in the forest this morning…Spring is here for a couple days, then winter rushes in for a couple days….I have chores to accomplish today….gotta run…have a blessed day ya'll

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  6. Yes, Chas, what Peter said. ๐Ÿ˜€ There are so many songs in country and bluegrass that are so very, very sad. That is life and those genres are not afraid to tell it like it is. To tell a whole story in two minutes and forty five seconds takes some really good writing. Then to pair it with music that matches the story is a whole ‘nother level. I love a well written and composed song. Add in the musicians and singers and it is another level.

    I don’t want a steady level of sad and don’t think it is good for anyone. Sometimes it is those songs that get someone thinking, however. Take Reba McIntire’s, “She ThinksHis Name is John” or her song about a father, “The Greatest Man I Never Knew.” Both are thought provoking.

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  7. Will add that since I now have Sirius radio in my car, I have Willie’s Roadhouse programmed. They play mostly old country music. Sometime in the early 70’s Country took a turn for the worse. Almost every single song is about cheating on a spouse or loving someone else. Thankfully I also have the 50’s on 5 so I can hop over there and listen to upbeat music. I can also relive my misspent youth on Lithium and First Wave.


  8. Wow Kathaleena. I had never hear of She Thinks His Name was John. What a powerful song. I only read the lyrics. I don’t have it in me to listen to it today.
    For obvious reasons I LOVE The Greatest Man I Never Knew. I could count all the times my father told me he loved me on one hand UNTIL he married my stepmother. When I talked to him on the phone, I could always hear her in the background, “Tell Kim you love her”, and he did.

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  9. Ode to Billie Joe had everyone speculating back in the day. Haunting (and very successful) song due to it’s mood and mystery.

    It’s pouring rain here and is supposed to keep it up all day and tomorrow as well. My little Charlie Brown tree is drinking it all in, I think it’s looking a little better these days — but there’s still a lot of brown branches on it. Maybe by Christmas — which isn’t that far away, after all — it’ll be flourishing.

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  10. Donna @ 12:01



    I couldn’t find a hidden message in Ode to Bill Joe.

    A girl rejected this guy, he killed himself, she has no one now.
    Her parents never knew.


  11. The discussion of the content of country songs reminds me of the old joke, which related to the now debunked theory that songs played backwards could have hidden messages:
    Q: “What do you get when you play a country song backwards?”
    A: “You get your dog back; you get your horse/truck back; you get your girlfriend/wife back…”

    I listened to the ‘Ode to Billy Joe” for the first time when Kim linked it on the weekend – the first theory listed was what came to mind in answer to the question.

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  12. Donna,

    Notice the laptop mouse is right in front of her. ๐Ÿ™‚

    I’m changing the header now, to leisurely reclining kitty.


  13. Rereading the lyrics I can understand why that would not be apparent. It was what I thought at the time, however.


  14. There are many ways that song could true. There at STD’s that will cause infertility if left untreated. What is really boils down to is the world has been telling women for quite a while they can have as many one nights stands as they like because it empowers them and what it really does is rob them.
    I told BG that every time a woman has sex with a different man she loses a piece of her heart. Have enough sex with enough different men and eventually you have no heart left.

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  15. “Ode” was from 1967 — AIDS didn’t come around until the 1990s. (Unless the conversation moved to another song that I didn’t catch)


  16. Most cats don’t like tummy rubs, but kittens don’t know that yet ๐Ÿ™‚ I learned my lesson the hard way as a kid when all 4 feet, claws extended, latched onto my arm and wouldn’t let go. ๐Ÿ™‚


  17. Now Ode to Billy Joe fell to second on the list of songs I don’t like.
    I know it’s so true in many cases. But it doesn’t have to be.
    Just depressing.

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  18. Well Chas, I love Down in the Valley but it is a mournful song.

    Did you read my post above about 1970’s country music. It seems to have been just awful with all the lyin’ cheatin’ lovin’ somebody else songs


  19. I know Kim.
    I went over to iTunes to get Ernest Tubb’s rendition of “A Guy Named Joe”, but couldn’t bring it over.
    “A warship took his dad away,
    and he’s too young to know,
    That out across the ocean
    There’s a million guys named Joe.”


  20. So, what part of “my husband is an energy expert and we have run the numbers on solar many times,” do these sweet solar guys not understand?

    We usually just send Mr. Engineer out to lecture, but he wasn’t here this morning . . .


  21. Glad that I am not listening to any of this music. Flat mate returned yesterday from Cairns and could barely walk into her flat. She is now on medicine that should help.


  22. Hey mumsee



    Osborne co-authored a 1990s best-seller called โ€œReinventing Government,โ€™โ€™ which made a common-sense plea for a government based on competition, local control and less mindless regulation. It had a big impact during Bill Clintonโ€™s presidency.

    Now the 65-year-old Osborne is taking a step that most government wonks never dare: Heโ€™s releasing a novel, โ€œThe Coming,โ€™โ€™ about the history of the Nez Perce Indians told by Daytime Smoke, the red-haired son of the famous explorer William Clark (of Lewis and Clark.).

    You can get it for $32 on Amazon.com, but let me give you a quick stylistic summation: Osborne writes with power, in short, muscular sentences. He makes you care about his characters, both American Indians and whites. And heโ€™s done enormous historical research. …

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  23. Happy Birthday, Ann. I hope you had a blessed day.

    Younger son (5th Arrow) has a birthday tomorrow — can’t believe he will be a teenager already.

    Tomorrow will be a first in our family — three teen-aged offspring (3rd, 4th and 5th Arrows). The older three children in our family are farther apart in age than the younger three, so it’s taken this long to get to the three-teenagers-at-once milestone. The older three are so far apart, in fact, that they have each had a turn at being the only teen in the family, amazingly. Though 2nd Arrow held that position for only one day. ๐Ÿ™‚ (Third Arrow turned 13 the day after 1st Arrow turned 20, so on firstborn’s 20th birthday, 3rd Arrow was on her last day of being 12, and 2nd Arrow was the lone teen at 16.)

    We’ll drop back down to two teens in a couple months, when 3rd Arrow turns 20. But once 6th Arrow is a teenager four years and some months down the road, we’ll have three teens again, because 4th Arrow will still be 19 for another 7 months or so after that.

    Got all that? Quiz tomorrow on the material. ๐Ÿ˜€

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  24. According to Wikipedia. . .

    “”She Thinks His Name Was John” is a song written by Sandy Knox and Steve Rosen, and recorded by American country music artist Reba McEntire. It was released in July 1994 as the second single from her album Read My Mind. Upon its release, the song gained media attention and controversy for its storyline, regarding a woman who was dying from AIDS.”

    It goes on to say that the writer was inspired by losing her brother to AIDS.


  25. Funny thing about me watching the Super Bowl last night (well, having it on, but only really watching towards the end) is that I have never seen a Super Bowl before. Hubby is not a sports fan, either, although he is a bit more interested than I am. But he’d be more interested in baseball. Being from the Boston area, he was a Red Sox fan back in the day.


  26. Six, I almost said that I’m surprise that you could keep up with all that.
    But I remembered that Elvera’s mother had eight. She died when she was forty.


  27. Chas, my mother-in-law had eight, too. And my mother had five, but it was, I’m guessing, a lot harder for my mom than for me, because those five children came in a six-year-and-one-month time span. Mine were over 17 years and five months — a lot less wearing. Having a seven-year-old and almost-four-year-old when the third one comes along is a great assist.

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  28. Kizzie,

    I’m not a Patriots fan, but I am a big Belicick fan. He’s like the Yoda of football coaches, except he wears a sweatshirt. He took a 6th round QB and built a dynasty. ๐Ÿ™‚

    And I’m a big fan of Tom Brady. He is beyond a doubt, the greatest QB to ever play the game. 5 SuperBowl wins, 4 SuperBowl MVP’s, and 2 league MVPs, 12 Pro-Bowls, is in the top 5 all time in the several QB ratings that matter, and has a career record as a starter of 208 wins to 61 losses, or 3 out of every 4 starts, at .773%.

    The only 2 bad marks on his record is that #1- he can’t beat Eli and my Giants. ๐Ÿ™‚

    If not for them, he’d have 7 SuperBowls.

    #2- He has the most interceptions in SuperBowl history. But that’s only because he’s played in 7 of ’em, 2 games more than Elway’s 5. ๐Ÿ™‚

    And I don’t mind if you and L cheer for the Red Sox. They suck, but if you’re OK with that, who am I to judge? ๐Ÿ˜†

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  29. I posted a prayer request just now. (Not sure how many people check the prayer threads that are a day old — so I thought I’d announce it here, as I think the old daily thread is more likely to be checked the day after than perhaps the prayer thread is.) Thanks for praying for Baby B and his parents.


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