Monday, August 13, 2007

Bud's World

August 12, 2007
[18 weeks left]

The True Origin of the Internet
In ancient Israel, it came to pass that a trader by the name of Abraham Com did take unto himself a young wife by the name of Dot. And Dot Com was a comely woman, broad of shoulder and long of leg. Indeed, she had been called 'Amazon Dot Com.’ And she said unto Abraham, her husband, "Why doth thou travel far from town to town with thy goods when thou can trade without ever leaving thy tent?"
And Abraham did look at her as though she were several saddle bags short of a camel load, but simply said, "How, dear?" And Dot replied, "I will place drums in all the towns and drums in between to send messages saying what you have for sale and they will reply telling you which hath the best price. And the sale can be made on the drums and delivery made by Uriah's Pony Stable (UPS)."Abraham thought long and decided he would let Dot have her way with the drums. And the drums rang out and were an immediate success. Abraham sold all the goods he had at the top price, without ever moving from his tent.
But this success did arouse envy. A man named Maccabia did secrete himself inside Abraham's drum and was accused of insider trading. And the young man did take to Dot Com's trading, as doth the greedy horsefly take to camel dung. They were called Nomadic Ecclesiastical Rich Dominican Siderites or ‘NERDS’ for short.
And lo, the land was so feverish with joy at the new riches and the deafening sound of drums that no one noticed that the real riches were going to the drum maker, one Brother William of Gates, who bought up every drum company in the land. And indeed did insist on making drums that would work only with Brother Gates' drumheads and drumsticks.
And Dot did say, "Oh, Abraham, what we have started is being taken over by others." And as Abraham looked out over the Bay of Ezekiel, or as it came to be known as ‘eBay’ he said, "We need a name that reflects what we are." And Dot replied, "Young Ambitious Hebrew Owner Operators.""YAHOO," said Abraham.
And that is how it all began. It wasn't Al Gore after all.

Do you love to sing?Did you sing in the choir in grade school or in high school?Are you looking for a way to meet new people with similar interests?Would you like to share your talents and serve the Church?

If you've answered yes to any of the above questions please consider joining the Sheridan United Methodist adult choir. We sing each Sunday morning. Warm-up is at 10:10 am (pre-service) and rehearsals are immediately following the morning service. Contact Bud Lowery 716.934.7734 or

The Nationality of Adam and Eve…
A Briton, a Frenchman and a Russian were viewing a painting of Adam and Eve walking in the Garden of Eden. “Look at their reserve, their calm,” muses the Brit. “They must be British.” “Nonsense,” the Frenchman disagrees. “They’re naked, and so beautiful. Clearly, they are French.”
“No clothes, no shelter,” the Russian points out, “they have only an apple to eat, and they’re being told this is paradise. They are Russian.”

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History of the Hymns

August 12, 2007

‘Take Time to Be Holy’ (1882) Page 395
Words: William Dunn Longstaff (1822 – 1894)
Music: George Coles Stebbins (1846 - 1945)

‘Take Time to Be Holy,’ was written by William D. Longstaff after hearing a sermon on I Peter 1:16. However, many years later the composer of the tune, George C. Stebbins, said that Longstaff wrote the hymn after hearing a missionary to China being quoted as saying, ‘Take time and be holy’ at a meeting he attended. Whatever the origin (and both elements may be equally true, when you think about it), Stebbins had received the poem from a friend in 1890, who had clipped it from a periodical. Later, while Stebbins was spending a winter in India assisting Dr. George F. Pentecost and Bishop Thoburn in evangelistic and conference work, he recalled that he had the slip of paper with him. He promptly set music to the words and sent it off to Sankey in New York. Part of the reason Sankey probably accepted it was on the basis of long-time friendship with Longstaff.
Sankey published it first in 1890. The hymn entered the Methodist Protestant hymnal in 1901 and in 1935.
George C. Stebbins (composer of the music of this hymn) studied music in Buffalo and Rochester, NY.

Meanwhile…1882…125 years ago…in the United States…

President: Chester A. Arthur…V.P.: None
Bread: 2¢/loaf, Milk: 4¢/qt., Average income: $490/year
Top songs: ‘My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean’
False teeth were 1st patented
Henry W. Selby of NYC patented the electric iron
The Knights of Columbus was chartered for Catholic men
Thomas Edison invented the first electric Christmas lights
Circus owner PT Barnum bought his world-famous elephant Jumbo
The Hatfields of W.V. & The McCoys of KY feud – 100 were wounded or died
In Buffalo, electric trolley cars w/overhead wires replaced horse-drawn cars
Grover Cleveland was elected Mayor of Buffalo (Later Governor then President)

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