Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Old Farmers Advice & Stephen Torrence

Hello Everyone,

I forgot where I seen this but I copied it and it's been in my drafts since July. I thought maybe it was time to publish it.

Old Farmers Advice

*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. Speak kindly. Leave the rest to God.

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

That is really good advice if you ask me!

Yesterday I did Musical Monday with Miley Cyrus' 'Party In The USA' the video I posted was Miley's but there is another video that is my sister Emily's favorite. Jessica at Mommy to a lil lady[bug] left a link to it on my comments section so I thought I would post it. It is a young man, Stephen Torrence, doing Miley's song in sign language.

My sister enjoys watching his face as he is signing the song. When I was young my father started going deaf. I remember having a sign language book that I think our dad bought. Well anyway, my sisters and I did learn a little sign language but we never have used it with our dad. He never learned it. Now we just write on a notebook to him when we go see him. We did get to use it a little with our adopted uncles brother who was deaf. I remember signing with him and the signs we didn't know he showed us. It was fun learning and signing a little with him.

Well that's it for today. Until next time

Have a blessed day!!


Marie said...

I loved the video! He did an awesome job of ASL interpretation. Facial expressions and body language are actually part of American Sign Language. I love watching people who are skilled at signing. I wish I could do more myself.

Mighty M said...

What a great video. Fun list too, so many things that we can apply to our own lives. :)

Jenn@ The Crazies said...

Thanks for stopping by my FB today from SITS!! So nice to meet new friends!!!

Anonymous said...

Love the tips. Especially that a bee travels faster than a John Deere!

blueviolet said...

That really is a great collection of advice!

Rebecca said...

Great advice - and the video was awesome thanks for sharing!!!

Stopping by as i try to get to all of the SSS participants :).

ethelmaepotter! said...

What a fantastic list! I do so hope I'M not judges by my relatives - you've never seen a bigger collection of hillbillies, jailbirds, druggies, drunks, and old flirts than we have in our family.

Brooke said...

Great advice...thanks!