Monday, November 26, 2007

Bud's World

Just Wondering:
Why is “abbreviation” such a long word?

Why is it called “rush hour” when nothing moves?

Why is it called “after dark” when it’s really “after light?”

Why is it called “lipstick” if you can still move your lips?

Why is it that night falls but day breaks?

Why is it called a hamburger when it’s made out of beef?

Why is it, when a door is open it’s ajar, but when a jar is open, it’s not a door?

Why is it that when you transport something by car, it’s called a shipment,
but when you transport something by ship, it’s a cargo?

From the Choir Loft
What an uplifting experience it is to worship the Lord in song. You probably feel your spirit soar as you sing the powerful hymns of the church each and every Sunday morning. Why not take the next step and join our choir. It doesn’t take much time and hardly ever hurts. Sunday mornings following the morning service for about 15 minutes…and Tuesday evenings for half an hour (6:45 – 7:15 PM).

Glory Be Unto the Father
Walking by, a minister saw his 5-year-old son and playmates find a dead robin.
Feeling that a proper burial should be performed, the children had secured a small box and cotton batting, then dug a hole and made ready for the disposal of the deceased.
The minister's son was chosen to say the appropriate prayers and with sonorous dignity intoned his version of what he thought his father always said: "Glory be unto the Faaaather, and unto the Sonnn... and into the hole he gooooes."

Today in history
1983 – The world’s greatest robbery (25 million lbs. of gold) from Heathrow, England
1976 – OJ Simpson gained 273 yards with Buffalo Bills against Detroit Lions
1971 – “D.B. Cooper” jumped out of a plane over Washington State with $200,000
1963 – John F. Kennedy was laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery
1957 – President Eisenhower suffered a mild stroke, impairing his speech
1947 – The “Hollywood 10” were blacklisted for failure to cooperate w/Congress
1884 – J.B. Meyenberg received a patent for evaporated milk
1867 – Alfred Nobel patented dynamite
1783 – During the Revolutionary War, the British evacuated their last military post (NY, NY)
1715 – Sybilla Masters granted an English patent for the cleaning & curing of “American corn”

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History of the Hymns

‘O Come, O Come, Emmanuel’ (1854) Page 211
Words translation: John Mason Neale (1818 – 1866)
Music: Thomas Helmore ( 1811 - 1890)
“O Come, O Come, Emmanuel” is a prayer that anticipates the coming of Christ to this earth. His coming as the Messiah (“deliverer”) was first prophesied in the sixth century BC, when the Jews were captive in Babylon.
For centuries thereafter, faithful Hebrews looked for their Messiah with great longing and expectation, echoing the prayer that he would “ransom captive Israel.”
Jesus Christ the Redeemer—capstone of man’s longing through the ages—is addressed in the first stanza of this hymn as “Emmanuel.” The title comes from the well-known Isaiah 7:14: “Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.” Immanuel is Hebrew for “God with us.” The “Rod of Jesse” refers to Isaiah 11:1: “Then shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse.”
From beginning to end, all the stanzas of the hymn remind us of Christ’s first advent, and project our attention to His Second Coming.

Meanwhile…1854…153 years ago…in the United States…
President: Franklin Pierce…V.P.: William R. King

The Republican Party was founded to oppose slavery
John Phillip Sousa (The “March King”) was born in Washington, DC
Abraham Lincoln made his 1st political speech at the Illinois State Fair
George Eastman (inventor of the Kodak camera) was born in Waterville, NY
Charles Miller of Conn., patented the 1st sewing machine to stitch buttonholes
The 1st street-cleaning machine in U.S. was used in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The US Congress declared: “The great and conservative element in our system is the belief of our people in the pure doctrines and divining truths of the gospel of Jesus Christ.”

Erie County Savings Bank was established by William Bird (Bird Island named for him)
260 people die in one week in Buffalo during the 1854 cholera epidemic

Ref. HymnHistories Cyberhymnal WebEdelic DMarie TanBible Wikipedia