Monday, November 5, 2007

Bud's World

A compendium of pontifications:
To write with a broken pencil is pointless.
A thief who stole a calendar got twelve months.
When fish are in schools they sometimes take debate.
I wondered why the baseball was getting bigger. Then it hit me.
The roundest knight at King Arthur's round table was Sir Cumference.Police were called to a daycare where a three-year-old was resisting a rest.
A thief fell and broke his leg in wet concrete. He became a hardened criminal.Did you hear about the guy whose whole left side was cut off? He's all right now.

Ways a church choir director tells someone they can’t sing:
“I’m sorry, we’ve run out of choir robes.”
“We still need good people for the handbell choir.”
“You have a unique range – you hit both notes well.”
“Did you know there is a new Bible study starting the same
night as choir practice, I think you’d get a lot from it.”

Wit or Wisdom
“Life is a compromise of what your ego wants you to do,
what experience tells you to do, and what your nerves let you do.”
~ Bruce Crampton
“A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small bundle.”
~ Benjamin Franklin
“Live in such a way that those who know you but don’t know God
will come to know God because they know you.”
~ Unknown
“A narrow mind and a wide mouth usually go together.”
~ Unknown
“Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.”
~ Will Rogers

Today in history November 4

1980 – Ronald Regan defeated President Jimmy Carter in a landslide presidential election
1973 – New Orleans Saints got their 1st shutout victory defeating the Buffalo Bills 13 – 0
1952 – Dwight Eisenhower defeated Adlai Stevenson becoming the 34th U.S. President
1939 – The very 1st air conditioned automobile (The Packard) was exhibited in Chicago
1924 – Nellie Taylor Ross was elected the 1st female governor in the U.S. (Wyoming)
1884 – Grover Cleveland, from Buffalo, defeated James Blaine for his 1st Presidential term
1879 – James Ritty patented the 1st cash register to combat the thieving bartenders in his Ohio saloon
1842 – Abraham Lincoln married Mary Todd in Springfield, Illinois

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History of the Hymns

‘Rescue the Perishing’ (1869) Page 591
Words: Frances “Fanny” Jane Crosby (1820 – 1915)
Music: William Howard Doane (1832 - 1915)
Fanny Crosby was sixty years old when she visited Chicago’s Bowery Mission for the first time in 1880. She little dreamed that it would provide the inspiration for one of her most popular religious poems.
When asked to speak at the close of the service, she rose and said, “There may be a man here who has gone as far as a man can go. If he is present, I want to shake hands with him.” A man did come forward, and finally accepted Christ as Savior.
Following that initial visit, Fanny Crosby brought many lost souls back into the joy of the Kingdom of God. On another evening that same year she gave this invitation, “If there is a lad here, who has wandered from his mother’s Christian teachings, I would like to pray with him at the altar at the close of the service.”
A young man came forward and they prayer together. He rose from his knees with a new light in his eyes, and said, “Now I can meet my mother in heaven for I have found her God.” Later a friend remarked, “Isn’t it wonderful what these rescue missions are doing?”
Fanny could hardly wait to get home to her desk and begin writing. —Ernest K. Emurian

Meanwhile…1869…138 years ago…in the United States…
President: Ulysses S. Grant…V.P.: Schuyler Colfax
Gambling was legalized in Nevada
The waffle iron was patented in Troy, NY
Charles Elmer Hires sold his 1st root beer in Philadelphia, Pa.
The 1st college football game was played (Rutgers vs. Princeton)
George Westinghouse patented the steam power brake
Thomas Edison patented the electric voting machine
Dr. Thomas B. Welch, a wine steward at a church,
“pasteurized” grape juice to produce unfermented wine.
Major General William F. Rogers was mayor of Buffalo
The “skew” arch on Jackson Street in Silver Creek was built