5 Things We Know On A Sunday – Why You Need Some Clower-Power In Your Life, Why Your Life Is Your Fault, Jimmy Buffett Truth, Pay-Phone Wisdom & Why Leaders Are Scarce…It’s 5 Things We Know Today!

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5 Things We Know On A Sunday

  1. Jerry Clower never made a record you couldn’t play in church. If you’re still home-bound this week, play some Clower Power for you and the family. You’ll feel better. I think we can all relate to the story about noted tree-climber John Eubanks. Once treeing a nasty raccoon, as they scrapped and fought up in the branches of the tree, John hollered down to the guys below, ” Just shoot up here amongst us, one of us needs some relief!”. Right now, we all need some relief. Get some Clower in your life. You’ll thank me later.
  2. When you get right down to it, no one “did anything to you” if you’re an adult. You either allowed it to happen or you put yourself into a situation and a position where you couldn’t stop some one or some action from affecting you. When you embrace that concept, when you admit that your life is your own fault, it’s really a liberating moment. Make your life your own fault.
  3. Top 3 Jimmy Buffett songs all-time: 3. “He Went To Paris”. 2. “Coast of Carolina”. 1. “One Particular Harbor”. Ask me again next week and I can give you three different songs. . .
  4. My son can beat me in most near any video game out there now, including Madden, which I was never good at in the first place. . . I can still get an 8-Track cassette to cue up to exactly the right song I want to hear if I needed to though, so I’ve got that skill on him, right? That and I’m pretty sure if he had to use a pay-phone he’d be in trouble.
  5. There’s lot of folks out there that want to be in control, be elected, be in charge; right up to the point they have to actually do something that matters. All of a sudden, those folks start looking around for someone else to make a decision, to give “guidance” and “clarity”. That’s why I use the term “Leader” sparingly. There’s a difference between someone in charge and a Leader. Many of you folks are getting to see that up-close-and-personal right now. Keep that in mind the next time you look at folks to vote for. Of course these days, pickings are slim, so do the best you can.



  1. Think I’ll fire up some Clower on the smart tv in the backyard today as I do yard work. The story where he talks about Marecl Ledbetter skipping school…. one year! Ha! I think it’s the hot steel balls story.

  2. 1. Jerry Clower, Lewis Grizzard and Grady Nutt, followed up with some Jerry Reed tunes, just to polish up the day. Now we’re gettin’ somewhere, in life.

    2. People treat you the way you train them to treat you. If you don’t change your beliefs, today, your life will be like this, the rest of your days. Is that good news? You’re the only human responsible for your reactions to whatever life throws at you. Take charge, do something, or don’t complain. Life is 10% what happens to you, she 90% how you react to it. All unhappiness is caused by comparison. That’s about the extent of my inspirational quote library.

    3. I won’t confess to how few Jimmy Buffet songs I’m familiar with. We’ll just move on to the next thing.

    4. 8-Tracks need to make a comeback. I miss the glory days of listening to a song that fades out about 3/4 of the way through, then the click of changing tracks, and the fade-in to finish the song. That…and wanting to hear the song again… so you change to the next
    track, fast forward to the exact spot…you know that spot… and then clicking through the next three tracks, back to the track with the song you want to hear. Yeah, I know exactly what you’re talking about, with your ability to cue up that song.

    5. A true leader doesn’t need a task force to figure out how to say, “go back to work.”

  3. Indeed… I listened all afternoon to Jerry Clower! My wife wasn’t too happy about it but she even snickered a time or two. That filled the soul!

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