Wednesday, June 23, 2004

State of Georgia

  Once upon a time in the kingdom of Heaven, God was  missing for six days. Eventually, Michael the archangel found him, resting  on the seventh day. He inquired of God.   "Where have you been?" God  sighed a deep sigh of satisfaction and proudly pointed downwards through the  clouds, "Look, Michael. Look what I've made."   Archangel Michael  looked puzzled and said, "What is it?"   "It's a planet," replied God, "and  I've put Life on it. I'm going to call it Earth and it's going to be a  great place of balance."   "Balance?" Inquired Michael, still  confused.   God explained, pointing to different parts of earth. "For  example, northern Europe will be a place of great opportunity and wealth  but cold and harsh while southern Europe is going to be poor but sunny  and pleasant. "I have made some lands abundant in water and other  lands parched deserts. "This one will be extremely hot and while this one  will be very cold and covered in ice."   The Archangel, impressed  by God's work, then pointed to a land mass and said "What's that  one?"   "Ah," said God. "That's GEORGIA -- the most glorious place  on earth.   There are beautiful beaches, streams, hills, and forests.  The people from GEORGIA are going to be handsome, modest, intelligent  and humorous and they are going to be found traveling the world. They will  be extremely sociable, hardworking and high achieving, and they will  be known throughout the world as diplomats and carriers of  peace."   Michael gasped in wonder and admiration but then proclaimed,  "What about balance, God? You said there would be balance!"   God  replied wisely, "Wait until you see the idiots I put  in ATLANTA."  
A GEORGIA BLESSING Note: If you are not a resident  of GEORGIA or never have lived in the hot, humid South, you may not  understand the weight of this blessing! Bless this house, oh Lord, we cry. Please keep it cool in mid-July. Bless the walls where termites dine, While ants and roaches march in time. Bless our yard where spiders pass Fire ant castles in the grass. Bless the garage, a home to please Carpenter beetles, ticks and fleas. Bless the love bugs, two by two, the gnats and mosquitoes that feed on you. Millions of creatures that fly or crawl, in GEORGIA,Lord, you've put them all!! But this is home, and here we'll stay, So thank you Lord, for insect  spray.   HOLD IT......there's more............. YOU  KNOW YOU ARE IN GEORGIA IN JULY WHEN. . . The birds have to use potholders to pull worms out of the ground. The trees are whistling for the dogs. The best parking place is determined by shade instead of distance. Hot water now comes out of both taps. You can make sun tea instantly. You learn that a seat belt buckle makes a pretty good branding iron. The temperature drops below 95 and you feel a little chilly. You discover that in July it only takes 2 fingers to steer your car. You discover that you can get sunburned through your car window. You actually burn your hand opening the car door. You break into a sweat the instant you step outside at 7:30  a.m. Your biggest bicycle wreck fear is, "What if I get knocked out and end up lying on the pavement and cook to death?" You realize that asphalt has a liquid state. The potatoes cook underground, so all you have to do is pull one out and add butter, salt and pepper. Farmers are feeding their chickens crushed ice to keep them from laying boiled eggs. The cows are giving evaporated milk. Ah, what a place to call home.  God Bless Our State of Georgia!!


  1. I've never heard the Georgia blessing before--very funny.  I live in Georgia and love it.  I even love the heat and humidity.  I love the crepe myrtles, and magnolia tress.  I love the shopping and the people.  I just all around love Georgia!!!

  2. very cute Celeste

  3. I love it ! And its all so very very true! Where did you get this? Did you write it?

  4. hestiahomeschoolJune 24, 2004 at 6:50 PM


    Actually, KENTUCKY is the most beautiful place on Earth, you Peaches.  But Georgia is a lovely state.  My faovrite professor in college, Dr. Sharlotte Neely, used to tell stories of her youth in Georgia where it was so hot and mugy they would scratch holes in the ground and lay with the hounds to get cool. :-)

  5. My son lives in Georgia; we've learned to visit him in the spring, because nothing is prettier than Georgia in springtime.  This year we went on Easter weekend, and went to Plains and sat in Jimmy Carter's Sunday school class.  What a wonderful country we live it!

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