Monday, September 24, 2007

Sleeping with Mommy (Joke)

A man returned from a trip when a big storm hit their town, with crashing thunder and severe lightning. When he got home and into his bedroom at about 2 a.m., he found his two children in bed with his wife, apparently scared by the loud storm. He resigned himself to sleep in the guest bedroom that night.
The next day, he talked to the children, and explained that it was okay to sleep with Mom when the storm was bad, but, in the future, when he was expected home, please don't sleep with Mom that night. They said okay.
After his next trip several weeks later, his wife and the children picked him up in the terminal at the appointed time. Since the plane was late, everyone had come into the terminal to wait for his plane's arrival, along with hundreds of other folks waiting for their arriving passengers.
As he entered the waiting area, his son saw him and ran toward him shouting, "Hi, Dad! I've got some good news!" As he waved back, Dad said loudly, "What's the good news?"
"Nobody slept with Mommy while you were away this time!" the boy shouted. The airport became very quiet, as everyone in the waiting area looked at the man's son, then turned to him, and then searched the rest of the area to see if they could figure out exactly who his Mom was.

Bud's World

I was just wondering:

Why do people who know the least know it the loudest?

Why do they call it the ‘Department of the Interior’
when they’re in charge of everything outdoors?

Why do we sing ‘Take me out to the ball game’ when we’re already there?

Why is there Braille print on drive-through ATM machines?

From the Choir Loft
Singers needed. Males or females age 13+. Looking for people willing to work for free, to donate their time and talents, to travel to/from rehearsals for free, to work for no earthly benefits, and to put up with a choir director who is a “legend in his own mind!” Choir rehearsals are immediately following each and every Sunday morning service and Tuesdays from 6:45 – 7:15 PM. We are also rehearsing for our upcoming Christmas musical on Tuesday evenings from 7:15 – 8:30 PM at Sheridan United Methodist Church. We will be presenting this wonderful new musical at a Roman Catholic church in North Tonawanda and at Sheridan United Methodist Church. If interested, please contact the “legend” (Bud Lowery) at 716.934.7737 or

Puns ‘R Us:
“A good pun is its own reword.”
“Dijon vu: The same mustard as before.”
“Shotgun wedding: A case of wife or death.”
“A pessimist’s blood type is always b-negative.”
“I used to work in a blanket factory, but it folded.”
“I fired my masseuse today. She just rubbed me the wrong way.”
“My wife really likes to make pottery, but to me it’s just kiln time.”
“A Freudian slip is when you say one thing but mean your mother.”
Newspaper headline: “Energizer Bunny arrested; charged with battery.”
“I used to be a lumberjack, but I just couldn’t hack it, so they gave me the ax.”

Today in history
(September 23)

1990 – Saddam Hussein threatened to destroy Israel
1976 – President Gerald Ford debated Governor Jimmy Carter
1962 – ABC-TV premiered its 1st TV series in color – The Jetsons
1952 – Vice-President Richard Nixon gave his famous “Checkers” speech
1937 – The very first ‘Santa Claus School’ opened in Albion, New York
1806 – Lewis & Clark returned to St. Louis from their Pacific Northwest expedition
1642 – The 1st commencement at Harvard (Cambridge, Massachusetts) was held

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

History of the Hymns

‘O Love That Wilt Not Let Me Go’ (1882) Page 480
Words: George Matheson (1842 – 1906)
Music: Albert L. Peace (1844 - 1912)
George Matheson, engaged to be married, learned he would soon be totally blind. His fiancĂ©e said, “I cannot marry a blind man” and left him with his dreams shattered. He thought of taking his life, but instead took hold of himself as he wrote the moving hymn, “O Love That Wilt Not Let Me Go” on June 6, 1882.
This blind preacher and poet later penned these words—
“My God, I have never thanked Thee for my thorns.
I have thanked Thee a thousand times for my roses, but not once for my thorns.
I have been looking forward to a world where I shall get compensation for my cross;
but I have never thought of my cross as itself a present glory.
Teach me the glory of my cross: teach me the value of my thorn.
Shew me that I have climbed to Thee by the path of pain.
Shew me that my tears have made my rainbow.”
Albert Peace wrote the musical tune: "St. Margaret" for Matheson's text for The Scottish Hymnal of 1885. He named the tune "Margaret," which is a favorite name in Scotland and it has also been said that the tune may have been named in honor of his fiancé.

Meanwhile…1882…125 years ago…in the United States…
President: Chester A. Arthur…V.P.: None
Bread: 2¢/loaf, Milk: 4¢/qt., House: $4,900
Average Income: Men: $71.40/year / Women: $54.50/year
Top Songs: ‘My Bonnie Lies Over The Ocean,’ ‘The Skaters,’ ‘The Jumbo,’
‘When The Clock In The Tower Strikes Twelve’
The 1st baseball double header took place
The Dow Jones & Company was founded
Most popular children’s names: John, William, Mary, & Anna
The ‘Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882’ was passed, it sought to halt Chinese immigration
Rev. Jan Pitas established The St. Stanislaus Church (oldest polish parish in Buffalo, NY)

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