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Sunday Reflections… | Fathers Day Milestones | 50th. Anniversary of Being a DAD!

I have been looking for a 50th Anniversary card for Dads… Couldn’t find one! No calendar either… I don’t want to let a 50th for my Dad go by without a little recognition! Let me explain…

I have been a dad now for 17 years, my son is 17 years old- I am 50 which means my dad has been at it for half a century! WOW! It’s a very surreal thing! I can literally see that history repeats itself now 😊 Sometimes the things that come out of my mouth, instantaneously pop into my memory & I can see and hear my own Dad saying the exact same thing to me 30 or 40 years ago 😮 Surreal!

I Thank God that I have had this opportunity to have my Father (worlds Best Dad) & my own Son (worlds Best Son) right by my side all these years! It’s a blessing and a pleasure that I can’t truly put into words.

That’s my Dad on the right. And that’s my Son 2nd from the left in the black hat. We are going out to lunch later today to celebrate Fathers Day.

Happy 50th Fathers Day to my Dad! And, Happy Fathers Day to all the Dads out there today!

One of my favorite pictures! My Dad, my 1st dog Heidi & Me wearing my Dads hat and coat 😊

“By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he’s wrong.”

~ Charles Wadsworth

 

PS: A prayer for those who’s fathers have passed today. Remember the good times.

 

Mark Carter

 

 



Last Minute Gift Ideas For Dad | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

Fathers Day comes but once a year, and once again, that day is TOMORROW… And, You haven’t found that “Perfect Gift” yet… Well, fret not! I have put together a short list of Perfect Fathers Day Gifts, that really say “I Love You Dad”! And I love you WAY more than my brothers and sisters! 😎

Outdoor Kitchens with Grills, Smokers & Wood Fired Pizza Ovens are one of my “Top 3 Over The Top Gifts for Dad”! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio

 

Another Perfect Gift Idea For Dad –

Nothing says “Dad, your the Best”, like a Water Feature! A Pondless Waterfall or a gorgeous Koi Pond are always a great choice! 😉

BUT, seriously, the #1 gift you can share with your Dad is… Your Time ❤️! I hope you can spend some quality time with your dad tomorrow! Being a dad myself, that’s the best gift I can imagine 😊

Happy Fathers Day out there!

 

Mark Carter
Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio
2846 Old Medina Rd.
Jackson, Tn. 38305
Ph.# 731-424-2206
http://www.cartercountry.com

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Friday Radio Report…

Coming at ya’ LIVE from Carlock Nissan on Vann Dr  this morning with the 180’ Crew- Danny Reaves & Sea Bass! 💥 Give us a call with ALL your questions!

Saturday, June 22nd is the day! Tour starts at 9am. Get your tickets at Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio. Call 731-424-2206 for more information.

I’m looking forward to the Pond Tour!!! How many friends are YOU bringing? 😎

Gardening is FULL tilt right now in West Tennessee! And the veggies are coming in!

Fathers day is Sunday! Don’t forget Dad!

That’s me with my dad & my first dog Heidi – He let me pick out my very 1st. dog on my own 😊 I’m wearing his uniform hat and his coat… of course. He was & still is the BEST dad in the world! He taught me how to be a man! Don’t forget YOUR Dad on Father’s Day!

 

– Give me a call with your gardening questions!

I’m on with the 180 Crew – Dan Reaves & Sea Bass- every Friday from 9-11am Call in with ALL your gardening and Outdoor Lifestyle questions at 731-423-8101.
OR you can TEXT us at 731-277-5155. Listen LIVE at 101.5 WNWS – FM Talk Radio – on your smart phone using your TuneIn app.!

 

Mark Carter
Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio
2846 Old Medina Rd.
Jackson, Tn. 38305
Ph.# 731-424-2206
http://www.cartercountry.com

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Hump Day Koi Fix | Father’s Day | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

Fathers Day is this Sunday. My Father has been a guiding influence for me my entire life! As I imagine yours has. But, dad gets a bad wrap… Father’s Day comes and goes almost unnoticed… No big ‘Hupla’, no special commercials or promotions, etc… BUT, not this year!

Bring your Dad by the Nursery & Save BIG on KOI! 30% off for Fathers Day the rest of the week! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

I was a toddler in this picture. Around 1 year old. This one was at Station #2 down on Westwood. GREAT memories of that place and the time we spent there.

That’s me with my dad & my first dog Heidi – He let me pick out my very 1st. dog on my own 😊 I’m wearing his uniform hat and his coat… of course. He was & still is the BEST dad in the world! He taught me how to be a man! Don’t forget YOUR Dad on Father’s Day!

If Koi isn’t your Dads thing, that’s ok, I hope you will spend some quality time with your Dad this week in honor of all that Dads do.

 

Happy Father’s Day!

 

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Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio
2846 Old Medina Rd.
Jackson, Tn. 38305
Ph.# 731-424-2206
http://www.cartercountry.com

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Sunday Reflections…

I’ve been up since before the sun rise thinking about the significance of Fathers Day… I have been so blessed as a son AND as a father myself. My best memories of childhood are linked to my dad – fishing, hunting, learning how to work and do things, you name it! The love of animals and taking care of my first pet all goes back to my experiences with my Dad too!

That’s me with my dad & my first dog Heidi – He let me pick out my very 1st. dog on my own 😊 In this picture I’m wearing his uniform hat and his coat… of course. He was & still is the BEST dad in the world! Fathers Day is today! We are going to lunch & I’m looking forward to it 😊

My dad was a professional firefighter. Growing up I loved visiting the station and hanging out with him and the other firemen. They were family. I found this old picture a few years back, it goes way back and is a favorite of mine now. Dad was proud to have me at the station even when I was so little…

I was a toddler in this picture. Around 1 year old. This one was at Station #2 down on Westwood. I literally grew up there 🙂 GREAT memories of that place and the time we all spent there.

I’m so lucky to have so much more than a “Father”, I have a Dad!

Dad
He never looks for praises
He’s never one to boast
He just goes on quietly working
For those he loves the most
His dreams are seldom spoken
His wants are very few
And most of the time his worries
Will go unspoken too
He’s there… A firm foundation
Through all our storms of life
A sturdy hand to hold to
In times of stress and strife
a True friend we can turn to
When times are good or bad
One of our greatest blessings,
The man that we call Dad.
~ Karen K. Boyer
Here’s to “Dad’s Day”!
 ~ Mark C.


Friday Radio Report – Fathers Day Weekend is HERE! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

WOW! What a great show today! We had a special guest today – Mrs. Laura Laman, ‘Herbalist Extraordinaire’! So we got to talk about all sorts of cool organic & homeopathic stuff! Things like –

  • Essential Oils and their positive effects on our health!
  • High PH Water and how it help cancer patients and YOU too! They sell it at our local “Grubbs Grocery”. The PH is 9.7 – 10 and it contains all sorts of minerals & things. It was interesting to find out NOT to drink it 30 minutes  before OR after a meal. WHY? Because it is such a high PH that it will slow digestion… Before bed was a suggestion of a great time to drink it. Grubbs has it in stock and it’s $1/gal.
  • There was a question – WHAT type of tree is a bonsai? He was surprised to find out that bonsai isn’t a particular type of tree – its a Japanese art form where you cultivate small trees in trays or containers that look like their full sized counterparts. You can use many types of plants to create a bonsai – oaks, beech, plum, azalea, pine, juniper, fig, etc… The word ‘Bonsai’ in Japanese means “Tree in Tray”. The art of Bonsai was developed from the older Chinese art of ‘Penjing’.
  • Our 20th Annual Pond Tour was a big topic of discussion. Several people mentioned and commented about the Pond Tour as well the Moonlight Pond Tour. For those that don’t know, the pond tour is NEXT Saturday, June 23rd.! The Tour starts at 9am. and goes until 4pm. Then we open the nursery back up at 8pm. for the Luau – LIVE Music, Kalua Pork & the most beautifully lit Water Gardens and Gardens ever! The Pond Tour is a fund raiser for the Jackson Animal Care Center. Y’all Come!

    This is the 20th. year for our Annual Summer Pond Tour! The Pond Tour supports JACAAC – The Pond Tour Date is June 23rd. (Saturday). Tickets are $20 and 100% goes to support the cause! Purchase tickets at Carters Nursery – 2846 Old Medina Rd. Jackson, TN! Please help get the word out! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

     

  • Sunday is FATHERS DAY! Don’t miss this one! Dad is counting on ya’! 😉

Thanks for all the wonderful calls today! Have a GREAT weekend!

 

I’m on with the 180 Crew – Dan Reaves & Sea Bass- every Friday from 10-11am Call in with ALL your gardening and Outdoor Lifestyle questions at 731-423-8101.
OR you can TEXT us at 731-277-5155. Listen LIVE at 101.5 WNWS – FM Talk Radio – on your smart phone using your TuneIn app.!

 

Mark Carter
Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio
2846 Old Medina Rd.
Jackson, Tn. 38305
Ph# 731-424-2206
http://www.cartercountry.com



Happy Fathers Day!
June 17, 2012, 10:59 am
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Happy Day to all you Dads out there! Especially to my Dad, Charles Carter. Happy Fathers Day! I love you!