Monday, July 14, 2008

Bud's World

No Male Pallbearers
An elderly woman passed away. Having never married, she requested no male pallbearers. In her handwritten instructions for her memorial service, she wrote, “They wouldn't take me out while I was alive, I don't want them to take me out when I'm dead.”

I was just wondering…
Is there another word for synonym?
Can you be a closet claustrophobic?
Isn’t a letter carrier's career a mail-dominated profession?
Why does the Indiana driver's license include in its list of possible restrictions "B" for "Blind"?

From the Choir Loft
Our poor singers! We have never had a busier schedule! Our summer schedule includes 9 (yes, nine) performances of our patriotic musical (5 retirement facilities, Willowfest, a Christian camp, Sheridan United Methodist church, & The Grape Festival in Silver Creek). If you’d like to sing with us or help us in any way, please contact Bud @ (716) 934-7734 or or

Wit or Wisdom?
“Most people play a fair game of golf - If you watch them.”
~ Joey Adams
“Bad habits are like a comfortable bed, easy to get into, but hard to get out of.”
~ Anonymous
"If you think you're too small to have an impact, try going to bed with a mosquito in the room."
~ Anita Roddick
“Typos are very important to all written form. It gives the reader something to look for so they aren't distracted by the total lack of content in your writing.”~ Randy K. Milholland

Today in History July 13
1994 – O.J. Simpson, charged with murder, provided hair samples
1978 – Lee Iacocca was fired as president of Ford Motor Co. by Henry Ford II
1977 – NYC experienced a 25 hour power blackout
1967 – Race riots broke out in Newark, NJ, 27 die
1966 – Richard Speck murdered 8 nurses in Chicago
1960 – J.F.K. was nominated for President at the Democratic convention
1943 – The largest tank battle between Russia and Germany (6,000 tanks destroyed, 2,900 casualties)
1939 – Frank Sinatra made his recording debut
1936 – Record high temperatures in the U.S. (112 degrees in Michigan, 114 degrees in Wisconsin)
1900 – Philadelphia Phillies beat Pittsburgh Pirates 23 – 8 (I’m still a Pirates fan!)
1865 – Horace Greely advised his readers: “Go West young man, Go West!”

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Last night's (7/13) concert

The combined Sheridan/Cattaraugus Community choruses performed our patriotic concert last night at The Cattaraugus Christian Camp. We had good attendance in both the chorus and audience.
The audience loved it. My barometer is always the "feeling" I get from the audience as we perform, and the quantity and passion of the individual audience members following the concert. Both were extraordinary.
If you are one of those involved in last night's concert...thank you from the very bottom of my heart. I realize and appreciate the sacrifice of your valuable time...and the cost of travel. Thank you. All the participants should be proud.
Diane and I got a tour of the facilities of the camp following the concert and it is a beautiful camp filled with warm and friendly people. Some day Diane and I hope to spend more time there.

Today's funny


Little Bonnie became restless as the preacher's sermon dragged on and on.

Finally, she leaned over to her mother and whispered, "Mommy, if we give him the money now, will he let us go?”