This site is the web presence of Tom Watts & Johnnie Watts and family!
# Wednesday, 21 December 2016

My wife passed away June 2015, and I have not had the heart to keep this site going, and lots has changed in my life since then!

Truth be told, I was not doing much with it before then, life got very complicated in the last 4 or 5 years.

This version of the site will only be up for a while before it is replaced.

Thanks Tom

Wednesday, 21 December 2016 16:06:12 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
# Saturday, 02 February 2013

I will miss my poor wrangler, best vehicle I ever owned.
I was rear ended on the 5th of January 2013.
You might not be able to tell it from these pictures but this accident was part of a massive 4 car pileup that shut down the Interstate for hours.

 

Family | Jeep | Musings
Saturday, 02 February 2013 00:39:56 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
# Sunday, 18 July 2010

Sunday, 18 July 2010 21:08:51 (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)
# Sunday, 05 April 2009

Yesterday was my birthday, and my wife was very nice to me!
(The Jeep not Wes, he has been part of the family for 7 years!)

Family | Jeep | Musings
Sunday, 05 April 2009 19:43:43 (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)
# Sunday, 08 March 2009

Sunday, 08 March 2009 12:33:33 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
# Saturday, 30 December 2006

Saturday, 30 December 2006 23:43:45 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)

Saturday, 30 December 2006 23:29:43 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
# Friday, 14 October 2005

The other day I was talking to my mother via cell phone (she lives a 1,000 miles away in FL and I call her two or three times a week), and we got to talking about quotes.

She professed to have never heard the phrase “Quotable Quotes”, now you have to know my mother, there is not much that she either doesn’t know or hasn’t learned in life, but that phrase was new to her, or at least she had forgotten she had heard it.

I told her that “quote” tag lines were all the rage on forums and blogs, it was a computer geek thing, I least that’s what I said. Yes, I know Quotable Quotes has been in the Reader’s Digest for a million years, but I didn’t think of that then.

Now my mother is pretty computer literate, she has an e-mail account, and pays her bills on line etc. but bloging or “forum use” much less something like chat is not something she’s into. I went on to tell her that my use of forums and blogs over the years had sort of crystallized what I considered to me to be some of my favorite quotes, and that I used a number of them, something she was a little amused and maybe surprised at.

So here are some of my favorites as told to my mother, and a little of why they are special to me!

    "Everything is relative"

While this is not only a truism, it fits my whole personality and sums up how I feel about just about everything. This is concrete in its own inscrutable way, I can deal with this.

    "Carpe Diem" – Seize the Day

Enough said!

    "All who wander are not lost" (JRR Tolkien)

Have you ever just Googled a random word to see where it would take you? Try it!

"Contentment is not the fulfillment of what you want, but the realization of how much you already have. "

I am still working on this one…..

I could go on but having more than three or four favorite quotes is “Quote” Bad form…so says I.

Friday, 14 October 2005 03:14:04 (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)