Wednesday, October 31, 2007


Tap-Tap-Tapping in the Cemetary
Two men were walking home after a Halloween party and decided to take a shortcut through the cemetery just for laughs.
Right in the middle of the cemetery, they were startled by a tap-tap-tapping noise coming from the misty shadows. Trembling with fear, they found an old man with a hammer and chisel, chipping away at one of the headstones.
"Holy cow, Mister," one of them said, after catching his breath, "You scared us half to death! We thought you were a ghost! What are you doing working here so late at night?"
"Those fools!" the old man grumbled. "They misspelled my name!"

Sheridan Community Chorus

Sunday, December 9, 2007 @ 3:00 pm St. Joseph's Roman Catholic church (1451 Payne Ave. in N. Tonawanda, NY)
Sunday, December 16, 2007 @ 7:00 pm @ Sheridan United Methodist church (2679 Route 20 in Sheridan, NY)

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Bats in the church (Joke)

Three pastors were having lunch in a diner.
One said, "You know, since summer began, I've been having trouble with bats in my loft and attic at church. I’ve tried everything--noise, spray, cats--nothing seems to scare them away."
Another said, "Me too. I've got hundreds living in my belfry and in the attic. I've even had the place fumigated, and they won't go away."
The third said, "I baptized all mine, and made them members of the church. Haven't seen one back since!"

Monday, October 29, 2007

Bud's World


My first job was working in an orange juice factory, but I got canned...couldn't concentrate. Then I worked in the woods as a lumberjack, but I just couldn't hack it, so they gave me the ax. After that I tried to be a tailor, but I just wasn't suited for it...mainly because it was a so-so job. Next I tried working in a muffler factory but that was too exhausting. I wanted to be a barber, but I just couldn't cut it. Then I tried to be a chef -- figured it would add a little spice to my life, but I just didn't have the thyme. I attempted to be a deli worker, but any way I sliced it, I couldn't cut the mustard.

From the Choir Loft
To make it easier for more people to be a part of our ministry, we have three rehearsals / week to make it more convenient for people to attend one or more of our rehearsals. Tuesday evenings (7:15 – 8:30 PM), Wednesday evenings (7:45 – 8:30 PM), and Thursday evenings (7:00 – 8:30 PM). We are rehearsing in order to present our Christmas musical: “Noel.” We will be presenting it at St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church (North Tonawanda) and at Sheridan United Methodist church. We would love to have you join us! For further information contact Bud @ 716.934.7734 or

The “Saint”
There were two evil brothers. They were both rich and used their money to hide their sinful ways from the public eye. They even attended the same church and “appeared” to be perfect Christians. Then, their pastor retired and a new one was hired. Not only could the new pastor see right through the brothers’ deception, but he also spoke well and true, and the church started to swell in numbers. A fundraising campaign was started to build a new sanctuary.
All of a sudden, one of the brothers died. The remaining brother sought out the new pastor the day before the funeral and handed him a check for the entire amount needed to finish paying for the new building. “ I have only one condition,” he said. “At his funeral, you must say my brother was a saint.” The pastor gave his word and deposited the check.
The next day at the funeral, the pastor did not hold back. “He was an evil man,” he said. “He cheated on his wife and abused his family.” After going on in this vein for a short time, he concluded with, “But, compared to his brother, he was a saint.”

Today in history
(October 28)
1975 – Calvin Murphy (Houston Rockets) began his NBA free-throw streak of 58 consecutive games
1965 – The 630 foot “Gateway Arch” in St. Louis, Missouri was completed
1962 – Nikita Krushev ordered the withdrawal of missiles from Cuba ending the Cuban missile crisis
1959 – The Buffalo Bills entered the AFL (Sunday afternoons have never been the same!)
1936 – Franklin Roosevelt re-dedicated the Statue of Liberty on its 50th anniversary
1886 – The Statue of Liberty was dedicated by President Grover Cleveland
1858 – Macy’s Department Store 1st opened in NYC
1636 – Harvard University was founded in Cambridge, Massachusetts
Church office: (716) 672-2048, Bud: (716) 934-7734, email:

History of the Hymns

October 28, 2007
‘Just As I Am, Without One Plea’ (1835) Page 357
Words: Charlotte Elliott (1789 – 1871)
Music: William Batchelder Bradbury (1816 - 1868)

Charlotte Elliott’s brother, Rev. Elliott, was planning the building of a school for daughters of clergymen. Charlotte was then 45 years old, an invalid, and could not help with the project. A special program had been scheduled to help in the fund-raising.
That night she could not sleep and started doubting if she ever would be useful to the Lord. The next day, everyone went to the program and she was left alone.
As she thought of her weakness, she realized that since salvation was not of works, her Christian life was also to be by faith and trust, that God accepts the weakest person. And taking up her pen, she wrote this hymn of commitment.
Charlotte’s brother, Rev. Elliott once said of his sister: “I hope I will be permitted to see some of the fruit of my spiritual labor, but I feel that far more has been done by a single hymn of my sister’s.”

Meanwhile…1835…172 years ago…in the United States…
President: Andrew Jackson…V.P.: Martin Van Buren
Texans declared independence from Mexico
P.T. Barnum and his circus began their 1st U.S. tour
Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain) was born in Florida, Missouri
The 1st edition of the New York Herald was published (price 1¢)
Fire consumed over 600 buildings in NYC at a cost of $20 million
Henry Burden received a patent for his horseshoe mfg. machine in Troy, NY
The Liberty Bell cracked again at the funeral service of a US Supreme Court judge
Andrew Carnegie was born to a poor family (would be worth estimated $350 million)
Richard Lawrence’s 2 pistols misfired in a failed assassination attempt on Pres. Jackson
Building materials were delivered to the home of William Brown
for the construction of the Sheridan Methodist Church

Ref. HymnHistories Cyberhymnal WebEdelic DMarie TanBible Wikipedia

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Sheridan Community Chorus

Chorus members:
Please listen to your PracticeTrax everyday!
It's an easy, convenient way to learn your parts to the Christmas musical.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

The End Is Near (Joke)

A local priest and a pastor were fishing on the side of the road. They thoughtfully made a sign saying, "The End is Near! Turn yourself around now before it's too late!" and showed it to each passing car.
One driver who drove by didn't appreciate the sign and shouted at them, "Leave us alone, you religious nuts!"
All of a sudden they heard a big splash, looked at each other, and the priest said to the pastor, "You think maybe we should have just said 'Bridge Out' instead?"

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Sheridan Community Chorus

New chorus rehearsal dates & times...
Tuesdays: 7:15 - 8:30 PM
Wednesdays: 7:30 - 8:30 PM
Thursdays: 7:00 - 8:30 PM
All rehearsals at...
Sheridan United Methodist Church 2679 East Main Road (Route 20) Sheridan, NY 14135
Come to all or as many as you can.
Invite others to join us!
For further information, contact Bud @ 716.934.7734 or

Monday, October 22, 2007

Bud's World

Job history
My best job was being a musician, but eventually I found I wasn't noteworthy. I studied a long time to become a doctor, but I didn't have any patience. Next was a job in a shoe factory - I tried but I just didn't fit in. I became a professional fisherman, but discovered that I couldn't live on my net income. I managed to get a good job working for a pool maintenance company,
but the work was just too draining. I got a job at a zoo feeding giraffes, but I was fired because I wasn't up to it. So then I got a job in a workout center, but they said I wasn't fit for the job. After many years of trying to find steady work, I finally got a job as a historian
until I realized there was no future in it. My last job was working at Starbucks, but I had to quit because it was always the same old grind.So, then I retired...and found out I was perfect for the job!

From the Choir Loft
Church choir rehearsals are Tuesday evenings 6:45 – 7:15 PM in the Sheridan United Methodist church sanctuary. Why not plan joining us…we’re always looking for more singers…no auditions necessary!
Our Sheridan Community Chorus is now rehearsing twice/week. Tuesday evenings (7:15 – 8:30 PM), and Thursday evenings (7:00 – 8:30 PM). We are now rehearsing in preparation for our Christmas musical in December. We will present this dynamic musical at St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church in North Tonawanda on Sunday, 12/9 @ 3:00 PM. And at Sheridan United Methodist Church on Sunday, 12/16 @ 7:00 PM. We could use your help. For further information, please contact Bud at 716.934.7734 or

I was just wondering…

“Why does the psychic hotline ask for your credit card number?”
“Do you sometimes feel as if you’re marching behind the elephants in the parade of life?”

Today in history
(October 21)

1997 – Elton John’s musical tribute to Diana sold over 318 million copies
1994 – North Korea signed a treaty with the Clinton administration to end nuclear projects
1972 – ‘Man of La Mancha’ closed at the Beaumont Theater in NYC after 140 performances
1959 – The Guggenheim Museum by Frank Lloyd Wright opened in NYC
1957 – ‘Jailhouse Rock’ starring Elvis Presley opened
1917 – The 1st American troops saw action on the front lines in WW I
1879 – Thomas Edison perfected the filament light bulb
1492 – Christopher Columbus discovered “America”

Church office: (716) 672-2048, Bud: (716) 934-7734, email:
For Choir & Chorus information visit:

History of the Hymns

October 21, 2007
‘I Know Whom I Have Believed’ (1883) Page 714
Words: Daniel W. Whittle (1840 – 1901)
Music: James McGranaham (1840 - 1907)

Daniel Whittle was named after American politician Daniel Webster. Whittle reached the rank of major during the American civil war, and for the rest of his life was known as “Major” Whittle. During the war, Whittle lost his right arm, and ended up in a prisoner of war camp. Recovering from his wounds in the hospital, he looked for something to read, and found a New Testament. Though its words resonated with him, he was still not ready to accept Christ. Shortly after, a hospital orderly woke him and said a dying prisoner wanted someone to pray with him. Whittle demurred, but the orderly said, “But I thought you were a Christian; I have seen you reading your Bible.” Whittle then agreed to go. He recorded what took place at the dying youth’s bedside:
“I dropped on my knees and held the boy’s hand in mine. In a few broken words I confessed my sins and asked Christ to forgive me. I believed right there that He did forgive me. I then prayed earnestly for the boy. He became quiet and pressed my hand as I prayed and pleaded God’s promises. When I arose from my knees, he was dead. A look of peace had come over his troubled face, and I cannot but believe that God, who used him to bring me to the Savior, used me to lead him to trust Christ’s precious blood and find pardon. I hope to meet him in heaven.”
After the war, Whittle became treasurer of the Elgin Watch Company in Chicago, Illinois.

Meanwhile…1883…124 years ago…in the United States…
President: Chester A. Arthur…V.P.: None
Bread: 2¢/loaf, Milk: 4¢/quart, House: $5,000, Avg. Income: $500/yr.
Favorite tunes: ‘Polly Wolly Doodle,’ ‘The Farmer in the Dell’
The 1st New York Horse Show held (Madison Square Garden)
Original Metropolitan Opera House (NYC) grand opening (Faust)
Race riots took place in Danville, Virginia (4 blacks killed)
US Supreme Court decided Native Americans couldn’t be Americans

Ref. HymnHistories Cyberhymnal WebEdelic DMarie TanBible Wikipedia

Thursday, October 18, 2007

The cost of Heaven (Joke)

The husband and wife were both 85 years old, and had been married for sixty years. Though they were far from rich, they managed to get by because they watched their pennies. Though not young, they were both in very good health, largely due to the wife's insistence on healthy foods and exercise for the last decade.
One day, their good health didn't help when they went on a rare vacation and their plane crashed, sending them off to Heaven. They reached the pearly gates, and St. Peter escorted them inside.
He took them to a beautiful mansion, furnished in gold and fine silks, with a fully stocked kitchen and a waterfall in the master bath. A maid could be seen hanging their favorite clothes in the closet. They gasped in astonishment when he said, "Welcome to Heaven. This will be your home now." The old man asked Peter how much all this was going to cost. "Why, nothing," Peter replied, "Remember, this is your reward in Heaven." The old man looked out the window and right there he saw a championship golf course, finer and more beautiful than any ever built on Earth. "What are the greens fees?" grumbled the old man. "This is Heaven," St. Peter replied. "You can play for free every day."
Next they went to the clubhouse and saw the lavish buffet lunch, with every imaginable cuisine laid out before them, from seafood to steaks to exotic deserts, and free flowing beverages. "Don't even ask," said St. Peter to the man. "This is Heaven, it is all free for you to enjoy." The old man looked around and glanced nervously at his wife. "Well, where are the low fat and low cholesterol foods, and the decaffeinated tea?" he asked. "That's the best part," St. Peter replied. "You can eat and drink as much as you like of whatever you like, and you will never get fat or sick. This is Heaven!" The old man pushed, "No gym to work out at?" "Not unless you want to," was the answer. "No testing my sugar or blood pressure or..." "Never again. All you do here is enjoy yourself."
The old man glared at his wife and said, "You and your bran muffins. We could have been here ten years ago!

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

October 14, 2007 (9 Weeks Left)

Getting Directions:
A little boy was waiting for his mother to come out of the grocery store. As he waited, he was approached by a man who asked, "Son, can you tell me where the post office is?"
The little boy replied, "Sure! Just go straight down this street a coupla blocks and turn to your right." The man thanked the boy kindly and said, "I'm the new pastor in town. I'd like for you to come to church on Sunday. I'll show you how to get to Heaven."
The little boy replied with a chuckle. "Awww, come on; you don't even know how to get to the post office!"

From the Choir Loft
We make it as convenient as possibly for you to join us! Please join us in the choir ministry as we lift our voices in praise to the Lord. We warm-up in the church sanctuary each Sunday morning at 10:10 before the service and sing an anthem during the morning service. We rehearse from 11:30 – noon immediately following the morning services. We also rehearse on Tuesday evenings from 6:45 – 7:15 PM. Why not join us? We need you! Our Sheridan Community Chorus will be presenting our Christmas musical at St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic church on Sunday, December 9, 2007 @ 3:00 PM and at Sheridan United Methodist church on Sunday, December 16, 2007 @ 7:00 PM. We could use your help!

I was just wondering…
Why don’t sheep shrink when it rains?
Why does your nose run and your feet smell?
Why don't the words “tomb,” “comb,” and “bomb” sound alike?
Why is the word “phonics” not spelled the way it sounds?
Why is an orange an orange, but an apple not a red?

Today in history
(October 14)
1987 – ‘Baby Jessica’ McClure fell down a well in Midland, Texas
1964 – Martin Luther King, Jr. won the Nobel Peace Prize
1962 – U.S. U-2 planes located missiles in Cuba
1957 – The Everly Brothers’ ‘Wake Up Little Susie’ hit #1
1947 – Chuck Yeager in the ‘Bell XS-1’ made the 1st Supersonic flight (Mach 1.015)
1943 – U.S. 8th Air Force lost 80 B-17’s during an assault on Schweinfurt, Germany
1930 – Ethel Merman debuted on Broadway in ‘Girl Crazy’
1926 – Alan Alexander Milne’s book ‘Winnie-the-Pooh’ was released
1922 – The 1st Thom McAn shoe store opened on 3rd Avenue in NYC
1912 – Teddy Roosevelt was shot campaigning in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
1834 – George Eastman received a patent for his paper-strip photographic film
1774 – The 1st Continental Congress was the 1st to declare ‘Colonial Rights’

Church office: (716) 672-2048, Bud: (716) 934-7734, email:

History of the Hymns

‘To God Be the Glory’ (1875) Page 98
Words: Fanny J. Crosby (1820 – 1915)
Music: William Howard Doane (1832 - 1915)

Frances (Fanny) Jane Crosby ranks among the Church's greatest writers of hymns and spiritual songs. Over the course of her more than 90 years of life, she composed more than 8,000 texts, many of which have been set to music and are today our favorite hymns of the faith. These include ‘Praise Him! Praise Him!,’ ‘Tell Me the Story of Jesus,’ ‘I Am Thine, O Lord,’ ‘Jesus, Keep Me Near the Cross,’ ‘Blessed Assurance, Jesus is Mine,’ ‘All the Way My Savior Leads Me,’ and ‘Jesus is Tenderly Calling.’ This prodigious output is made more remarkable still with the realization that Crosby was totally blind from six years of age. She praised the Creator and Light of the World for more than 80 years without actually seeing the work of His hands.
‘To God Be the Glory’ is well recognized as a wonderful hymn of praise and adoration of God. Written and first published in 1875, it was practically unknown in North America until Cliff Barrows used it in a Billy Graham Crusade in 1954. Since that time, it has become one of the best known and loved of songs. Several aspects of this beloved composition set it forth not only as a hymn of praise, but also as a hymn of grace. William H. Doane, a frequent collaborator with Ms. Crosby, composed the tune to which this hymn is set. In his lifetime Doane composed more than 2,000 tunes, many of which are still in common use today, including the tunes to such hymns as ‘Rescue the Perishing,’ ‘Near the Cross,’ ‘I Am Thine, O Lord,’ and ‘More Love to Thee.’
In 1858 Fanny married Mr. Alexander Van Alstyne, a pupil and then a teacher at the New York Institution for the blind where she also taught. He was an accomplished musician and theologian, and apparently humble, since he insisted Fanny retain her literary name, which was already well known.

Meanwhile…1875…132 years ago…in the United States…
President: Ulysses S. Grant …V.P.: Henry Wilson
Pinkerton agents firebombed Jesse James mother’s house…killing Jesse’s brother
The first Kentucky Derby was run at Louisville, Kentucky
A grasshopper swarm measuring 1,800 miles by 110 miles decimated Nebraska
John D. Larkin began operation of the Larkin Soap Company in Buffalo
Ref. HymnHistories Cyberhymnal WebEdelic DMarie TanBible Wikipedia

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Bad Headlines (part 2) Joke

Double Meanings From Around The World

~ Farmer Bill Dies in House
~ Nation's Head Seeks Arms
~ Safety Experts Say School Bus Passengers Should Be Belted
~ Drunk Gets Nine Months in Violin Case
~ Survivor of Siamese Twins Joins Parents
~ Stud Tires Out
~ Eye Drops off Shelf
~ Squad Helps Dog Bite Victim
~ Shot Off Woman's Leg Helps Nicklaus to 66
~ Enraged Cow Injures Farmer with Ax
~ Two Ships Collide, One Dies
~ Panda Mating Fails; Veterinarian Takes Over
~ Red Tape Holds Up New Bridge
~ Typhoon Rips Through Cemetery; Hundreds Dead
~ Man Struck by Lightning Faces Battery Charge
~ New Study of Obesity Looks for Larger Test Group
~ Astronaut Takes Blame for Gas in Spacecraft
~ Kids Make Nutritious Snacks
~ Ban On Soliciting Dead in Trotwood
~ Local High School Dropouts Cut in Half
~ Man Minus Ear Waives Hearing
~ Air Head Fired ~ Bank Drive-in Window Blocked by Board
~ Hospitals are Sued by 7 Foot Doctors
~ Include your Children when Baking Cookies

Tuesday, October 9, 2007


BAD HEADLINES, part 1 Double Meanings From Around The World
~ L.A. Voters Approve Urban Renewal By Landslide
~ Patient At Death's Door--Doctors Pull Him Through
~ Diaper Market Bottoms Out
~ Antique Stripper to Display Wares at Store
~ Lawyers Give Poor Free Legal Advice
~ Lingerie Shipment Hijacked--Thief Gives Police The Slip
~ Juvenile Court to Try Shooting Defendant
~ Fund Set Up for Beating Victim's Kin
~ Killer Sentenced to Die for Second Time in 10 Years
~ Nicaragua Sets Goal to Wipe Out Literacy
~ Autos Killing 110 a Day--Let's Resolve to Do Better
~ 20-Year Friendship Ends at Altar
~ War Dims Hope For Peace
~ If Strike Isn't Settled Quickly, It May Last A While
~ Cold Wave Linked to Temperatures
~ Man is Fatally Slain
~ Something Went Wrong in Jet Crash, Experts Say
~ Death Causes Loneliness, Feelings of Isolation
~ Flaming Toilet Seat Causes Evacuation at High School
~ Defendants Speech Ends in Long Sentence
~ Police Begin Campaign to Run Down Jaywalkers
~ House Passes Gas Tax Onto Senate
~ Police Discover Crack in Australia
~ William Kelly, 87, was Fed Secretary
~ Collegians are Turning to Vegetables
~ Caribbean Islands Drift to Left

A successful marriage (Joke)

At the church's marriage marathon, the minister asked Ralph on his 50th wedding anniversary, to take a few minutes and share some insight into how he managed to stay married to the same woman all these years.
Ralph replied to the audience, "Well, I've treated her well, spent money on her, but mostly I took her traveling on special occasions."
The minister inquired, "Trips to where?"
"For our 25th anniversary, I took her to Italy."
The minister then said, "Ralph, you are a terrific example to all husbands. Please tell the audience what you are planning for your wife on your 50th anniversary?"
Ralph said, "I'm gonna go get her."

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Wit or Wisdom
“God is the only one who can make the valley of trouble a door of hope.”
~ Catherine Marshall
“Every time I think I’m getting old, something else happens.”
~ Lillian Carter
“Are you humbly grateful? Or grumbly hateful?”
~ Pastor Roland Smith
“The most difficult thing I have ever had to do is follow the guidance I prayed for.”
~ Albert Schweitzer
“Be yourself. No one can ever tell you you’re doing it wrong.”
~ James Leo Herlihy
From the Choir Loft
Choir LoftWe have ministered at ‘St. Columban’s on the Lake’ a couple of times and have been asked to minister at the Chautauqua County Home and Fredonia Place. We are also planning to present our Christmas musical at St. Joe’s Roman Catholic Church in North Tonawanda. If you are looking for an opportunity to minister to others, how about joining us? We are looking for all kinds of help (singers, actors, audio, video, ushers, dancers, promotional help, etc.). If you’re willing to help, please contact Bud: 716.934.7734 or or the church office: 716.672.2048

I was just wondering…
· How come “abbreviated” is such a long word?
· Since light travels faster than sound, isn't that why some people appear bright
until you hear them speak?
· Ever wonder what the speed of lightning would be if it didn't zigzag?
· If it's true that we are here to help others, then exactly what are the “OTHERS” here for?
· If Fed Ex and UPS were to merge, would they call it ‘Fed UP?’
· If quitters never win, and winners never quit, what fool came up with, "Quit while you're ahead?"
· Do Lipton employees take coffee breaks?
· What hair color do they put on the driver's licenses of bald men?
· Why do “tug” boats push their barges?

Today in history
(October 7)
2005 – John Rigas & son of Adelphia Cable were indicted
2001 – ‘Al-Jazeera’ TV network showed video footage of Osama Bin Ladin praising Allah for 9-11
1968 – The Motion Picture Association adopted its film rating system (‘G, M, R, & X’)
1940 – Artie Shaw & his orchestra recorded Hoagy Carmichael’s ‘Stardust’ for RCA Victor
1913 – Implementing the ‘assembly line’ increased Ford’s auto production from 12 – 93 cars/day
1849 – Edgar Allen Poe died in Baltimore, Maryland at the age of 40
1826 – The 1st U.S. railway opened in Quincy, Mass.

Church office: (716) 672-2048, Bud: (716) 934-7734, email:

History of the Hymns

‘My Faith Looks Up to Thee’ (1831) Page 452
Words: Ray Palmer (1808 – 1887) Music: Lowell Mason (1792 - 1872)
One day, in 1832, two men stood outside a store in Boston, Massachusetts. One was Lowell Mason, the other Ray Palmer.
Mason was one of the busiest men in Boston, directing three choirs and trying to persuade the local Board of Education to put music courses on the city schools curricula. Palmer, just 24 years old, had recently worked in a shoe shop; but was a graduate of Yale University and in another three years was to be ordained to the Congregational ministry. As the two men chatted on the street, Mason asked Palmer about the possibility of Palmer writing some verses for Mason, which he could set to music for a new book. As it happened, Palmer had just the very thing and he pulled a notebook from his pocket.
Mason was immediately impressed and, borrowing a sheet of paper, copied down ... My faith looks up to Thee, Thou Lamb of Calvary, Saviour divine! Now hear me while I pray, Take all my guilt away, O let me from this day Be wholly thine!
When he had finished, Mason turned to Palmer and said, “Mr. Palmer, you may
do many good things but posterity will remember you as the author of ‘My Faith Looks Up To Thee.’” That same night, in 1832, Mason set Palmer's first and greatest hymn to music. Thus two men, who stopped for a chat in Boston, gave the world a hymn, which Christians everywhere have been singing ever since.

Meanwhile…1831…176 years ago…in the United States…
President: Andrew Jackson …V.P.: Martin Van Buren
De Tocqueville’s comments on visiting Buffalo (1831): July 18: “Arrival at Buffalo. A multitude of savages in the streets… Their ugliness, their strange air, their bronzed and oily hide, their long hair black and stiff, their European clothes that they wear like savages. . . . Population brutalized by our wines and our liquors. More horrible than the equally brutalized peoples of Europe.” July 19. “Second walk in Buffalo; pretty shops, French goods. The refinement of European luxuries. Second glimpse of the Indians. Less disagreeable impression than the evening before. Several of them resembling our peasants in feature (with savage colour, however) the skin of Sicilians. Not one Indian woman passable."
Ref. HymnHistories Cyberhymnal WebEdelic DMarie TanBible Wikipedia

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Sheridan Community Chorus

Rehearsals are every Tuesday evening from 7:15 - 8:30 pm at The Sheridan United Methodist Church.
We are preparing to present our Christmas Cantata in December.
We will present it on Sunday, December 9, 2007 @ 3:00 PM at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic church (1451 Payne Ave. North Tonawanda, NY 14120).
We will also present it on Sunday, December 16, 2007 @ Sheridan United Methodist church (2679 Route 20 Sheridan, NY 14135).
Everyone is welcome. For further information, contact Bud @ or contact the church office 716.672.2048

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Oops! (Joke)

People you do not want to hear say "OOPS!"
Your surgeon.
Your dentist.
Your nurse.
Your hairdresser.
Your mechanic.
Your gardener.
Your tax accountant.
The computer tech person.
The house painter.
The pilot.
The crew installing your roof, siding, sprinkler system . . .

Monday, October 1, 2007

Talented Dog (Joke)

A dog applied for a job as a high-powered secretary with a multinational company. The advertisement stated that the successful applicant must have good keyboard skills, a command of shorthand, and be able to speak a second language.
The interviewer sat the dog at the computer and watched in wonderment as the animal successfully carried out the most complex functions, including spreadsheets and e-mail. Then he gave the dog dictation and was impressed by the hounds ability to write a hundred and twenty words a minute in immaculate shorthand.
"Well," he said at the end of the interview, "It looks as if the job's yours. There's just one thing. What about the second language?"
To which the dog replied: "Meow!"