Goodsoup is a scrapbook of inspiring well-written articles and family moments to remind ourselves
that life is good and life is precious.
Love, laughter, good friends and the spice
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Old Farmer's 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.
The Old One
True Horse Story shared
by Eagle Wiley
...In a matter of minutes, the
whole barn was ablaze and the hungry flames were licking at the loft
full of hay. With a cry of horror and despair, the old man shouted
to his wife to call for help as he raced to the barn to save their
The Law of the Garbage Truck (Author Unknown)
...This is when my taxi driver taught me what I now call, 'The Law
of the Garbage Truck.'
He explained that many people are like garbage trucks.. They run
around full of garbage, full of frustration, full of anger, and full
No Left Turns
- by Michael Gartner
...'In those days,' he told me when he was in his 90s, 'to drive a car you
had to do things with your hands, and do things with your feet, and look
every which way, and I decided you could walk through life and enjoy it or
drive through life and miss it.'
At which point my mother, a sometimes salty woman, chimed in:
'Oh, bull----!' she said. 'He hit a horse.'
Come Away with Me ... He calls to
Sometimes I feel like a frightened child. I understand how much I
NEED His peace.
Sometimes I feel like a broken woman. I need His peace and love to
the depth of my heart and soul!
Then I remind myself of ... what??
- Often spicy, usually strange - partake your own risk!
Railroad tracks: a short
The US standard
railroad gauge (distance between the rails) is 4 feet, 8..5 inches.
That's an exceedingly odd number.
Why was that gauge used? Because that's the way they built them in
England, and English expatriates built the US railroads.
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