Monday, January 28, 2008

Bud's World

Totally useless information:
A snail can sleep for three years.
A dime has 118 ridges around the edge.
A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds.
A shark is the only fish that can blink with both eyes.
A “jiffy” is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second.
All 50 states are listed across the top of the Lincoln Memorial on the back of the $5 bill.

From the Choir Loft
Here I go again! I need you! I need your help! By now, you’re probably bored of hearing me repeat it over and over, but it’s true! We can’t minister without volunteers. We need people to sacrifice their time to enable us to minister in music. Do you have an hour/week to donate to our ministry? If you do, I guarantee that you will be blessed as you minister to residents at The Lakeshore Nursing facility. You’ll get a “warm feeling” when you shake the hands of the residents at St. Columban’s. You’ll get a different perspective of the Christmas season as you meet the members of the audience during our many Christmas musicals. I promise you that I will make the experience as exciting as I possibly can. But the real blessing will come from the fact that you will be ministering to many souls. Rehearsals are brief and fast-paced. They are immediately following the morning service and Tuesday evenings from 6:45 – 7:15. We would love to have you join us! No auditions required!

Wit or Wisdom:
“Go the extra mile. It’s never crowded.”
~ Unknown
“Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God.”
~ Corrie Ten Boom
“I’m an old man and have known a great many troubles, but most of them never happened.”
~ Mark Twain
“A baby-sitter is a teenager acting like an adult while the adults are out acting like teenagers.”
~ Unknown

Today in history
January 27

1991 – The NY Giants beat The Buffalo Bills 20 – 19 in Super Bowl XXV in the “Wide Right” game
1984 – Michael Jackson was burned while filming a Pepsi commercial
1977 – The 1st broadcast of the mini-series ‘Roots’ shown on ABC - TV
1967 – The Apollo 1 fire killed astronauts Grissom, White & Chaffee
1961 – ‘Sing Along with Mitch’ (Miller) premiered on NBC – TV
1944 – The city of Leningrad was liberated from Germany lasting 880 days (600,000 casualties)
1943 – The 1st U.S. air strike on Germany took place during WW II
1927 – The Harlem Globetrotters played their 1st game
1918 – ‘Tarzan of the Apes,’ the 1st ‘Tarzan’ film, premiered at the Broadway Theater
1880 – Thomas Edison received a patent for the electric incandescent lamp

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Hospital 911

A sweet grandmother telephoned St. Michael's Hospital. She timidly asked, "Is it possible to speak to someone who can tell me how a patient is doing?" The operator said "I'll be glad to help, dear. What's the name and room number?" The grandmother in her weak tremulous voice said, "Norma Findlay, Room 302." The operator replied, "Let me place you on hold while I check with her nurse."
After a few minutes the operator returned to the phone, "Oh, good news. Her nurse has told me that Norma is doing very well. Her blood pressure is fine; her blood work just came back as normal and her physician, Dr.Cohen, has scheduled her to be discharged Tuesday."
The grandmother said, "Thank you. That's wonderful! I was so worried! God bless you for the good news."
The operator replied, "You're more than welcome. Is Norma your daughter?"
The grandmother said, "No, I'm Norma Findlay in 302. No one tells me anything!"
~Mikey's Funnies