Monday, January 14, 2008

Bud's World

Wit or Wisdom

“We must believe in luck. For how else can we explain the success of those we don’t like”
~ Jean Cocteau
“Forgiveness means giving up all hope of a better past.”
~ Landrum Bains
“When all is said and done, more is said than done."
~ Lou Holtz

From the Choir Loft
My deepest and most heartfelt thanks go out to everyone involved in the “success” of the Christmas cantata at Sheridan United Methodist church on Sunday, 12/30/07. After postponing our concert due to bad weather on 12/16/07, we had less than 2 weeks to promote our 12/30 concert. We had a full house and I want to thank you all.
Would you believe that we’re still presenting our Christmas cantata? Even if you don’t believe it…we’re presenting it for the last time this evening at 6:30 in Dunkirk. We will be singing at Holy Trinity R.C. church (1032 Central Avenue) in Dunkirk. The choir members could use your support as we close the book on our Christmas season. Our planning began last August and our rehearsals started in September. Why not come out and hear us?
We have now begun work on the Easter musical. We could use your help.
It will be fun! I promise!

I was just wondering:
Is there another word for synonym?
What’s another word for thesaurus?
How can there be self-help “groups?”
Does the reverse side also have a reverse side?
If you choked a Smurf, what color would it turn?
If you asked a librarian where the books on self-help were…
would they tell you… or would that defeat the purpose?

Today in history
January 13
1993 – Super Bowl XXVII in Pasadena – Cowboys beat Bills
1969 – Beatles released their ‘Yellow Submarine’ album
1966 - Elizabeth Montgomery (Samantha) on “Bewitched,” had a baby. The baby's name was Tabitha.
1957 – The Wham-O Company began producing “Pluto Platters,” now know as the Frisbee
1942 – Henry Ford patented a method of constructing plastic auto bodies (30% lighter)
1930 – The ‘Mickey Mouse’ comic strip 1st appeared
1920 – The New York Times editorial (falsely) reported rockets could and would never fly
1854 – Anthony Foss patented the accordion (and polkas have never been the same!)
1794 – Congress changed the U.S. flag to 15 stars and 15 stripes

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History of the Hymns

‘I Come With Joy’
Words: Brian Wren (1936 –) Music: from The Southern Harmony (1835)

The author of the text, Brian Wren, is one of today's leading hymn writers especially known for his concern for issues of justice, both in language and in action.
Concerning ‘I Come with Joy to Meet My Lord’ Wren said:
Its purpose was…to start with an individualistic "I come with joy" and end with a sense of being bound together with everyone else. This was a deliberate progression because I wanted to move away from what I think is an overemphasis on the individual in traditional communion hymns. I have also composed a canonic setting for stanza 5, which can be used either at the conclusion of singing or as a choral response to the benediction (in which case, use the optional ending). The canon is itself a bit of text painting, the two parts being "together bound," yet both going "our separate ways."
—"An Interview with Brian Wren" in The Hymn, vol. 32, January 1981
On August 31, 1991, Brian Wren was united in marriage with Susan Heafield, an ordained minister in the United Methodist Church, and is involved in music education. (Almost sounds like Pastor Molly’s background, doesn’t it?)

Meanwhile…1968…40 years ago…in the United States…

President: Lyndon B. Johnson…V.P.: Hubert H. Humphrey
Milk: 30¢/quart, Bread: 22¢/loaf, Gas: 34¢/gallon, Stamps: 6¢/each
On TV: Mission Impossible, Dragnet, Star Trek, The Carol Burnett Show, Laugh-In
Top Songs: ‘Hey Jude’ & ‘Magical Mystery Tour’ (Beatles)
The “Tet-offensive” began during The Vietnam War
Republican challenger Richard Nixon defeated V.P. Hubert Humphrey for President
The spy ship USS Pueblo and its 83-man crew seized in Sea of Japan by North Korea
Martin Luther King, Jr. & Robert F. Kennedy were assassinated
‘Hair’ opened at The Biltmore Theater in New York City for 1,750 performances
Governor Nelson Rockefeller broke ground for SUNY at Buffalo’s Amherst Campus
The 1st Annual ‘Grape Festival’ was held in Silver Creek, NY
The Sheridan Methodist Church was renamed The Sheridan United Methodist Church

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