Tuesday, July 31, 2007

The Lawyer & Pope go to Heaven

A lawyer died. At the same moment, the Pope also died. They arrived at the gates of heaven at the same moment. They spend the day in orientation, and as they're getting their heavenly vestments, the Pope gets a plain white toga and wings, like everyone else, and the lawyer gets much finer apparel, made of gold thread, and Gucci shoes.
Then, they get to see where they're going to live. The Pope gets what everyone else gets, a replica of a Holiday Inn room, and the lawyer gets an 18-room mansion with servants and a swimming pool. At dinnertime, the Pope receives the standard meal, a kosher TV dinner, but the lawyer receives a five-course meal including caviar, prime rib and chocolate truffles.
By this time, the lawyer is beginning to suspect that an error has been made, so he asks one of the angels in charge, "Has there been some kind of mistake? This guy was the Pope, and he gets what everyone else gets, and I'm just a lawyer and I'm getting the finest of everything?"
The angel replied, "No mistake, sir. We've had lots of Popes here, but you're the first lawyer we've ever had."

The Sheridan Community Chorus

Our next concert is on Friday, September 14, 2007 at 6:00 pm in Silver Creek, NY during the Grape Festival.
We will be singing 'The Spirit of America' in the center of the Village of Silver Creek near the gazebo. We would like to sing outside, so pray for good weather.
My plan is to have a rehearsal/Christmas Cantata kick-off at the beginning of September at Sheridan United Methodist Church.
How about a pot-luck dinner where we eat (my favorite hobby), watch the new Christmas cantata video, followed by a quick rehearsal of 'The Spirit of America' musical.
Good chance for us to socialize and invite new members!
What night of the week/weekend is good for you?
What night of the week is most convenient for you for our Christmas cantata rehearsals?
Got any ideas?

Monday, July 30, 2007

July 29, 2007

The patient mother:

A man observed a woman in the grocery store with a three-year-old girl in her shopping cart. As they passed the cookie section, the little girl asked for cookies and her mother told her, "No." The little girl immediately began to whine and fuss, and the mother said quietly, “Now Jane, we just have half of the aisles left to go through - don't be upset. It won't be long now.”
Soon, they came to the candy aisle and the little girl began to shout for candy. When told she couldn't have any, she began to cry. The mother said, "There, there, Jane, don't cry - only two more aisles to go and then we'll be checking out."
When they got to the checkout stand, the little girl immediately began to clamor for gum and burst into a terrible tantrum upon discovering there'd be no gum purchased. The mother said serenely, "Jane, we'll be through this check out stand in 5 minutes and then you can go home and have a nice nap." The man followed them out to the parking lot and stopped the woman to compliment her. "I couldn't help noticing how patient you were with little Jane. It's quite commendable," he remarked.
The mother replied, "My name’s Jane. My little girl's name is Tammy
Wanted: choir members
Small, growing, church choir looking for male/female singers in all sections: soprano, alto, tenor & bass. Reading is a plus, blending is a must. Gregarious atmosphere, fun-loving people and opportunity to develop your musicianship. Come to rehearsal on Sunday morning following the morning service. Warm-up is Sunday morning at 10:10 am before the service. You need not be a member to participate. E-mail (tubamanbud@gmail.com) for information or call Bud at (716) 934-7734.

Wit or Wisdom…
“It’s never crowded along the extra mile.”
~Wayne Dyer
“The world is full of willing people…some willing to work and some willing to let them.”
“There's no secret about success.
Have you ever known a successful man who didn't want to tell you about it?”-- Kin Hubbard
“Why do they call it ‘Alcoholics Anonymous,
and then make everybody say their name at the beginning of the meeting?”

Today in history
(July 29)
1965 – The Beatles movie ‘Help’ premiered in London
1945 – The U.S.S. Indianapolis was sunk by a Japanese sub after delivering the Atomic bomb
1928 – Walt Disney’s ‘Steamboat Willie’ was released
1927 – Bellevue hospital in NYC was the 1st hospital in U.S. to install an iron lung
1914 – The 1st transcontinental phone link made between NYC and San Francisco

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History of the Hymns

July 29, 2007
‘Forgive Our Sins as We Forgive’ (1966) Page 390
Words: Rosamond E. Herklots (1905 – 1987)
Music: Supplement to ‘Kentucky Harmony’

The author of this hymn writes how the theme of this hymn came to her years before when she was digging up rocks in a long neglected garden. “I realized how these deeply-rooted weeds were choking the life out of the flowers in the garden, I realized that deeply-rooted resentments in our lives could destroy every Christian virtue and all joy and peace unless, by God's grace, we learned to forgive."
And what were the “deep resentments” in her life? It is reported that Rosamond’s family could only afford to send one child to college, and that child was her older sister. Only after her sister died did Rosamond realize how deeply she had resented her sister because of the advantages she had through her college education. This hymn becomes an affirmation of the power of the gospel to influence her life – too late to restore the lost relationship with her sister, but not too late to heal the resentment in her spirit.
The hymntune, named ‘DETROIT,’ is from The Sacred Harp. The Sacred Harp was a collection of religious songs in early America that were based on, or composed in the style of, folk songs brought over from England and Ireland. So it is a very fitting musical setting for this hymn text from a British poetess.

Meanwhile…1966…41 years ago…in the United States…
President: Lyndon Banes Johnson…V.P.: Hubert H. Humphrey
Bread: 22¢/loaf, Milk: 27¢/qt., Eggs: $1.05/dz., Stamps: 5¢, Gas: 32¢/gal.
Min. Wage: $1.00/hr., Teacher’s Salary: $5,174/yr. Unemployment: 4.5%
Top Songs: ‘We Can Work It Out’ (Beatles), ‘Monday, Monday’ (The Mamma’s & Pappa’s), ‘I’m a Believer’ (Monkees), ‘Winchester Cathedral’ (New Vaudeville Show)
On TV: Hogan’s Heroes, Mission Impossible, Lost In Space, I Dream of Jeenie,
Get Smart, Star Trek, Batman, Green Acres
Deaths: Montgomery Clift, Walt Disney

Friday, July 27, 2007

Christmas in July

I had the honor of touring Australia and New Zealand with a band many years ago. There is a tradition of Christmas in July in Australia when they celebrate Christmas. Since they are the "land down under," this is their way of celebrating Christmas at the opposite end of the calendar.
I feel like I do the same thing every year because I have to plan the Christmas cantata during the middle of the summer.
If you want a "sneak peek" at the Christmas musical for this year, go to www.wordmusic.com click on the Christmas musical: 'Noel,' and you can listen to excerpts from the musical.
It's fun and you won't want to miss this one.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

10 Laws of Life (Joke)

1. When ones hands are covered in oil, grease, or glue, your nose will
start to itch. (Law of Itchiban)
2. Your insurance will cover everything but what has happened.
(Incuranctions So Sorry Law)
3. When things seem easy to do, it's because you haven't followed all
the instructions. (Destiny Awaits Law)
4. The cost is always higher than one budgets for, and it's exactly
3.14 times higher, hence the importance of pi. (Law of Pi Eyed)
5. The probability that one will spill food on one's clothes is
directly proportional to its need to be clean. (Law of Campbell's Scoop)
6. Each and every body sitting on a commode will cause the doorbell to
ring. (Law of O'golly Gee!)
7. Wind velocity will increase proportionally to the cost of ones
hairdo. (The Hair-Wind Principal)
8. After discarding something not used for years, you will need it one
week later. (Law of Irreversibility)
9. Arriving for an appointment will cause the receptionist to be
absent, and if one arrives late, everyone else else arrived before you. (Law
of De Lay)
10. Do not take life too serious, because in the end, you won't come
out alive anyway. (Law of Absolute Certainly)

Monday, July 23, 2007

Bud's World

July 22, 2007

You might be a preacher if:
A church picnic is no picnic.
It's your job to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable.
You've been tempted to take up an offering at a family reunion.
Your sermons have a happy ending; everyone's happy when it ends!
You'd rather negotiate with terrorists than the church choir director.
You've ever wanted to give the soundman some feedback of your own.
You often feel like you're herding mules rather than shepherding sheep.
You've ever wanted to fire the church and form a congregation search committee.
You've ever wanted to lay hands on a deacon, and you weren't thinking of praying for him.
From the Choir Loft
The Community Chorus has presented the patriotic musical: ‘THE SPIRIT OF AMERICA’ at both The Sheridan United Methodist Church and at The Cattaraugus Christian Camp. I can now honestly say it was a blessing to many and I had a good time. (I can say that now because most of the hard work is over!) We will sing the cantata one more time at the 40th annual Grape Festival in Silver Creek on Friday, September 14 at 6:00 PM. We need you!

Being a brass player, I was going to include the typical saxophone joke in honor of our sax guests this morning, but Diane stopped me…so here’s a “general” musician joke:
One day, Saint Peter was interviewing a group of men to see if they should be let into Heaven. He asked the first man what good deeds he had done in his life. “Well, I struck it rich in the oil business when I was young. While I was alive I earned a few million dollars and donated half of that to charity.” “Very good. Go on in,” said Saint Peter.
“What did you accomplish in your lifetime?” he asked the second guy. “I invested in Microsoft and made three billion dollars. I left it to my children so that now none of my children, grandchildren, or great-grandchildren will ever have to work,” he proudly replied. “That’s amazing!” exclaimed Saint Peter, “Go on in.”
Now the third guy walked slowly up to Saint Peter. “What did you do to better the world?” Saint Peter asked. “Well, I only made five thousand dollars,” he replied humbly.
Saint Peter then asked: “What instrument did you play?”
Today in history
(July 22)
1990 – Greg Lemond won his 3rd ‘Tour de France’
1960 – Castro “nationalized” all U.S. owned sugar factories in Cuba
1943 – U.S. forces, led by Gen. George Patton, liberated Palermo, Sicily
1918 – Lightning killed 504 sheep in Utah’s Wasatch National Park
1893 – Katharine Lee Bates wrote the words to ‘America the Beautiful’ while visiting Colorado
1775 – George Washington took command of troops in the American Colonies

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‘Am I a Soldier of the Cross’ (1762) Page 511
Words: Isaac Watts (1674 – 1748)
Music: Thomas Augustine Arne (1710 - 1778)

English-born Isaac Watts wrote the hymn ‘Am I A Soldier Of The Cross’ in 1721, and Thomas A. Arne wrote the music score in 1762. Ralph Harrison later did the arrangement of the music score. Dr. Watts wrote ‘Am I A Soldier Of The Cross’ in 1709 after he preached a sermon on 1 Corinthians 16:13, “Watch Ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong.” Isaac Watts was considered the father of “hymn writing” in the English language.
His father was not a member of the state church of England, and was twice thrown into jail for opposing it. When Watts was a baby his mother often carried him in her arms to visit his father in prison.
Isaac Watts became a minister in London. He was a little man, only about five feet tall. His health was very poor all his life, but his church took loving care of him, for he was greatly liked.
Early in life he became bored with the “versified Psalms,” which the churches used, and set out to compose hymns of his own. This was a new departure and met with persistent opposition, but his hymns soon became widely popular in nearly all the churches.
Meanwhile…1762…245 years ago…in the American Colonies…

President: NONE…V.P.: NONE
Spain acquired territory now known as Louisiana
The 1st St. Patrick’s Day Parade stepped-off in NYC
Ann Franklin became the 1st female newspaper editor in America
England attempted to force Anglican Bishops on the American Colonies
Treaty of Paris ended the French-Indian War (surrendering Canada to England)
New England’s white colonist population was 500,000 (had doubled since 1734)

Ref. HymnHistories Cyberhymnal WebEdelic HymnNuts TanBible Wikipedia

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

10 Commandments for Choir Members

Recently, the Vatican released "10 Commandments" for motorists.
It warned motorists against the sins of road rage, rudeness, and using your vehicle as an expression of power and domination. The unusual document also encourages the saying of the Rosary on your journey.
I'm looking for "10 Commandments" for choir members.
This is your chance to come up with rules for choir members. Just click on the "Comments" icon under this article to send me your suggestions. I will credit you with the best suggestions.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

What to do for retirement (Joke)

Working people frequently ask retired people what they do to make their days interesting. Well, for example, the other day I went downtown and went into a shop. I was only in there for about five minutes and when I came out, there was a cop writing out a parking ticket.
I went up to him and said, "Come on, man, how about giving a retired person a break?" He ignored me and continued writing the ticket. I called him a "Nazi." He glared at me and started writing another ticket for having worn tires. So I called him a "doughnut eating Gestapo." He finished the second ticket and put it on the windshield with the first. Then he started writing a third ticket. This went on for about 20 minutes. The more I abused him, the more tickets he wrote.
Personally, I didn't care. I came downtown on the bus!
July 15, 2007

The church visitor
An elderly woman walked into the local country church. The friendly usher greeted her at the door and helped her up the flight of steps. “Where would you like to sit?” he asked politely. “The front row please,” she answered.
“You really don’t want to do that,” the usher said. “The pastor is really boring.”
“Do you happen to know who I am?” the woman inquired.
“No,” he said.
“I’m the pastor’s mother,” she replied indignantly.
“Do you know who I am?” he asked.
“No,” she said.
“Good,” he answered, “Let me show you the front pew!”
From the Choir Loft
Choir LoftTonight, we will again be joining forces with the Cattaraugus area singers to sing our patriotic musical: ‘THE SPIRIT OF AMERICA.’ We will perform this wonderful piece at The Cattaraugus Christian Camp in Cattaraugus, NY. The concert begins at 3:00 pm and the report time is 2:00. So, if you see me or any of the choir members “bolting” out the door following the church service this morning, you will understand. We will also present the cantata on Friday (9/14/07) at the 40th annual Grape Festival in Silver Creek.

Bible Stories according to kids
HIGHER POWER: A Sunday school teacher said to her children, "We have been learning how powerful kings and queens were in Bible times. But, there is a higher power. Can anybody tell me what it is?"
One child blurted out, "Aces!"
MOSES & THE RED SEA: Nine-year-old Joey, was asked by his mother what he had learned in Sunday school. "Well, Mom, our teacher told us how God sent Moses behind enemy lines on a rescue mission to lead the Israelites out of Egypt. When he got to the Red Sea, he had his army build a pontoon bridge and all the people walked across safely. Then, he radioed headquarters for reinforcements. They sent bombers to blow up the bridge and all the Israelites were saved."
"Now, Joey, is that really what your teacher taught you?" his mother asked.
"Well, no, Mom. But, if I told it the way the teacher did, you'd never believe it!"

Today in history
(July 15)
1996 – Prince Charles & Princess Di sign divorce papers
1932 – President Hoover cut his own salary by 15%
1901 – Over 74,000 Pittsburgh steelworkers went on strike
1881 – William Bonney “Billy the Kid” was shot by Pat Garrett
1779 – Birth of Clement C. Moore (author of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas’)

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From Bud's World

History of the Hymns
July 15, 2007
‘Spirit of God, Descend upon My Heart’ (1870) Page 500
Words: George Croly (1780 – 1860)
Music: Frederick Cook Atkinson (1841 - 1896)

Following the celebration of Easter, there are two other important Church calendar days, which many Christians often neglect to recognize. The first is ‘Ascension Day’-forty days following Easter. The second important day is ‘Pentecost Sunday’-ten days after Christ's ascension. It is thrilling at Christmas to recall the events of our Savior's birth, or at Easter his triumph over death. Yet if He had never ascended to make intercession for us or had never sent the Holy Spirit to dwell within and to guide us, our relationship with God would be most incomplete.
One of the finest of all hymns for Pentecost is this hymn, ‘Spirit of God, Descend Upon My Heart.’ The Rev. George Croly, a minister in the Anglican Church, wrote it. Croly was born in Dublin, Ireland, and graduated from Trinity College. He came to London, England, around 1810, where he served a small parish church. He was also active during this time as a literary writer of poems and novels as well as biographical, historical and scriptural material. Later, in 1835, he was asked by the church's leadership to re-open a church in the worst slum area of London, St. Stephen's Church, which had been closed for more than a century. His forceful, magnetic preaching soon attracted large crowds. Croly was characterized by his associates as a "fundamentalist in theology, a fierce conservative in politics, and intensely opposed to all forms of liberalism."
In 1854, when he was seventy-four years of age, he desired a new hymnal for his congregation and eventually prepared and published his own: ‘Psalms and Hymns for Public Worship.’ This is Croly's only surviving hymn from that collection.

Meanwhile…1870…137 years ago…in the United States…
President: Ulysses S. Grant…V.P.: Schuyler Colfax
Mark Twain (at age 34) married Olivia Langdon in Elmira, NY
The construction of the Brooklyn Bridge began (would take 13 years)
Buffalo’s population: 117,714…Erie County’s population: 178,699
Grover Cleveland was elected Erie County Sheriff (later served 2 terms as President)

Ref. HymnHistories BuffaloHistory WebEdelic HymnNuts TanBible

Monday, July 16, 2007

Sheridan Community Chorus

The Sheridan Community Chorus & The Cattaraugus area singers gave a powerful performance yesterday afternoon at The Cattaraugus Christian Camp.
The large audience was responsive and energetic as we presented 'The Spirit of America.'
I want to thank everyone involved for their time and effort to make this concert a huge success.

Friday, July 13, 2007

Sunday's (7/15) Concert

Sunday's Concert (7/15) at Cattaraugus Christian Camp
9714 Leon Road
Cattaraugus, NY 14719 (One mile south of village)
Corner of Route 353 & County Road 6
Report time: 2:00 PM
Concert time: 3:00 PM
Attire: Red, white & blue (any combination)
Bring your books
Bring your flags

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

The French robbery (Joke)

A thief in Paris planned to steal some paintings from the Louvre Museum. After careful planning, he got past security, stole the paintings, and made it safely to his van.
However, he was captured only two blocks away when his van ran out of gas. When asked how he could mastermind such a crime and then make such an obvious error, he replied, "Monsieur, that is the reason I stole the paintings. I had no Monet to buy Degas to make the Van Gogh."
(See if you have De Gaulle to send this on to someone else. I listed it because I figured I had nothing Toulouse.)

The Poisonous Wife (Joke)

A man goes to see his Rabbi."Rabbi, something terrible is happening and I have to talk to you about it." The Rabbi asks, "What's wrong?"
The man replied, "My wife is poisoning me." The Rabbi, very surprised by this, asks, "How can that be?" The man then pleads, "I'm telling you I'm certain she's poisoning me, what should I do?"
The Rabbi then offers, "Tell you what. Let me talk to her, I'll see what I can find out and I'll let you know."
The next day the Rabbi calls the man and says, "Well, I spoke to your wife on the phone yesterday for over three hours. You want my advice? " The man anxiously answers, "Yes."
"Take the poison," says the Rabbi.

Monday, July 9, 2007

Bud's World

July 8, 2007

The Million Dollar Question
A poor man walking in the forest felt close enough to God to ask, “God, what is a million years to you?”
God replies, “My son, a million years to you is like a second to me.”
The man asks, “God, what is a million dollars to you?”
God replies, “My son, a million dollars to you is less than a penny to me. It means almost nothing to me."
The man asks, “So God, can I have a million dollars?”
God replies, “In a second.”

From the Choir Loft
Last Sunday evening; our combined choruses presented the spirited patriotic cantata ‘Spirit of America.’ Four months of preparation went into this wonderful musical in an effort to thank God for his many blessings bestowed upon our Country, while honoring our veterans. I want to thank everyone who helped in presenting this musical. Also, I want to thank The Sheridan United Methodist Church for its continuing support. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Please remember that we plan to present this musical again next Sunday evening (7/15/07) at The Cattaraugus Christian Camp in Cattaraugus, NY at 3:00 PM.

Bible Stories according to kids
LOT'S WIFE: The Sunday School teacher was describing how Lot's wife looked back and turned into a pillar of salt, when little Jason interrupted, "My Mommy looked back once, while she was driving," he announced triumphantly, "and she turned into a telephone pole!"
THE GOOD SAMARITAN: A Sunday school teacher was telling her class the story of the Good Samaritan, in which a man was beaten, robbed and left for dead. She described the situation in vivid detail so her students would catch the drama. Then, she asked the class, "If you saw a person lying on the roadside, all wounded and bleeding, what would you do?"
A thoughtful little girl broke the hushed silence, "I think I'd throw up."

Today in history

(July 8)
2000 - J.K. Rowling’s book ‘Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire’ was released in the U.S.
1981 – The U.S. Senate confirmed Sandra Day O’Conner to The Supreme Court
1969 – The U.S. troop withdrawal began in Vietnam
1963 – The U.S. banned all monetary transactions with Cuba
1947 – Demolition began for construction of the UN headquarters building in NYC
1932 – The DOW Jones average hit its lowest point during The Depression (41.22)
1889 – The Wall Street Journal was 1st published
1776 – Col. John Nixon gave the 1st public reading of The Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia

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Bud's History of the Hymns

July 8, 2007
‘Marching to Zion’ (1867) Page 733
Words: Isaac Watts (1674 – 1748)
Music: Robert Lowry (1826 - 1899)

Because of the controversy between the singing of Psalms and the singing of hymns in the church, church leaders decided to sing Psalms at the beginning of their services and then after the preaching, they would sing hymns.
Many people, who were still against the singing of hymns, would get up and leave the service during hymn singing. Isaac Watts wrote this hymn, ‘We’re Marching to Zion,’ to refute this practice of people walking out during they hymn singing.
Pay particular attention to verse two:
“Let those refuse to sing who never knew our God; but children of the heavenly King, but children of the heavenly King may speak their joys abroad, may speak their joys abroad.”

Meanwhile…1867…140 years ago…in the United States…
President: Andrew Johnson…V.P.: None
In 1867, two railroad cars fell and burned in Angola, NY killing 50 people. The incident is known as the "Angola Horror." Tragedy struck when the worst railroad accident in the history of Erie County occurred on the LakeShore Railroad. The train, made up of three first-class coaches (a smoking car, and two baggage cars), was eastbound and due in Buffalo at 1:30 P.M. Several hundred yards beyond the Angola depot as the train was approaching the bridge over Big Sister Creek, the rear coach loosened an axle, worked it- self from the rails, and pulled off the coach just in front of it. The rear car broke loose and went plunging down the bank to the creek below. The second car almost reached the far end of the wooden span when its coupling was torn loose and it also went rolling down the bank resting on its side. In this car were two pot-bellied coal stoves used for heating, and both of them were thrown among the victims. Almost immediately the wreckage caught fire. By the time water could be brought from a nearby farm house it was too late. Fifty persons died in the fire of this coach; only three managed to crawl out.

Ref. HymnHistories BuffaloHistory HymnHistories SheridanSettler TanBible

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

From Bud's World

July 1, 2007

Independence Day
The Glory of America

On this day in 1776, the Continental Congress entered the final stage of its debate: should the Thirteen Colonies separate themselves from Great Britain?
Speaking with quiet power, John Adams declared: “Before God, I believe the hour has come. My judgement approves this measure, and my whole heart is in it. And I leave off as I began, that live or die, survive or perish, I am for the Declaration. It is my living sentiment, and by the blessing of God it shall be my dying sentiment. Independence now, and Independence for ever!”
~(Smoot) - America’s Promise

From the Choir Loft
Tonight, the combined Sheridan & Cattaraugus Community Chorus will present the patriotic musical: “THE SPIRIT OF AMERICA” at 7:00 PM here at Sheridan United Methodist Church. This will be the product of countless rehearsals, which began back in April. The chorus has worked hard, and the musical is a tribute to God for his many blessings. We will also honor our military veterans. Please come and invite others to join us for this powerful tribute to God & country.

July 4th
On July 4th, John Hancock, the Chairman of the Continental Congress, and the Secretary of the Congress both signed The Declaration of Independence of the United States, thereby making the document legal. This was the only government document in world history that is a creedal statement of Bible based ideals. It contains these phrases:
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness… Appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions…With a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence…”

Today in history
(July 1)

2006 – Pastor Molly Golando officially became the pastor of Sheridan United Methodist Church
1979 – The SONY Corporation introduced the ‘Walkman’
1963 – The U.S. introduced the 5-digit ZIP code (‘Zone Improvement Plan’)
1941 – The Bulova Watch Co. sponsored the 1st TV commercial (NYC)
1909 – Thomas Edison began manufacturing alkaline batteries
1863 – The 1st day of the ‘Battle of Gettysburg’
1776 – The 1st vote on The Declaration of Independence
1776 – NJ gave all adults (who could prove a net worth of at least 50 pounds) the right to vote

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Monday, July 2, 2007

No Chorus rehearsals

The entire chorus did a fantastic job at the patriotic musical last night. Great performance!
We will not have chorus rehearsals the following two Tuesday evenings (7/3 and 7/10).
The next rehearsal, is a dress rehearsal on Thursday, July 12 at 7:00 PM at The Cattaraugus Christian Camp - 9714 Leon Road - Cattaraugus, NY 14719 - One mile south of the village of Cattaraugus - Rt. 353 & County Rd. 6.

Sunday, July 1, 2007

'The Spirit of America'

The combined choruses of the Sheridan and Cattaraugus, NY areas will present the patriotic musical: 'The Spirit of America' tonight at 7:00 pm at The Sheridan United Methodist Church (2679 Route 20 in Sheridan, NY 14135).
Participating will be County Legislator Robert Duff, Mr. Joe Gullo (veteran of The Iraq conflict), and Kevin J. Muldowney (representing Senator Cathy Young's office). They will each share a few uplifting words during our patriotic cantata.
We will also have 4 uniformed representatives from our 4 branches of the military.
This will be an uplifting time sure to make you leave with your head held high and proud to be a patriotic Christian.