Monday, July 28, 2008

Bud's World

July 27, 2008

Four Worms and a Lesson
A minister decided that a visual demonstration would add emphasis to her Sunday sermon. Four worms were placed into four separate jars. The first worm was put into a container of alcohol. The second worm was put into a container of cigarette smoke. The third worm was put into a container of chocolate syrup. The fourth worm was put into a container of good clean soil. At the conclusion of the sermon, the Minister reported the following results:
The first worm in alcohol - Dead. The second worm in cigarette smoke – Dead. Third worm in chocolate syrup – Dead. Fourth worm in good clean soil - Alive
So the Minister asked the congregation: “What can you learn from this demonstration?”
Maxine was sitting in the back, quickly raised her hand and said, 'As long as you drink, smoke and eat chocolate, you won't have worms!'
That pretty much ended the service.

I was just wondering…
Why do we pay tolls on a freeway?
Have you read the new book ‘The Insomniac’ by Eliza Wake?
If the TV weatherman refers to Toronto as ‘T.O.’ shouldn’t Buffalo be referred to as ‘B.O.?’

From the Choir Loft
I’m tired! The chorus is tired! We have performed at the Willowfest fireworks, Heritage Village Nursing Home, St. Columban’s on the Lake Home, Sheridan United Methodist Church, Lake Shore Nursing facility, Cattaraugus Christian Camp, and The Gowanda Nursing Home. No wonder it seems like we’ve be singing continuously since the Christmas cantata. The one thing keeping us going has been the overwhelming response from the audiences. I wish I could share all the wonderful cards and letters that have come in. Music a powerful ministry.

Wit or Wisdom?
“God takes us into deep waters, not to drown us but to cleanse us.”
~ Unknown
“Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build a bridge even where there is no river.”
~ Nikita Khrushchev
“A well-developed sense of humor is the pole that adds balance to your steps as you walk the tightrope of life.”
~ William A. Ward

Today in History July 27
1996 – A bomb exploded at the Atlanta Olympic Park killing 1 & injuring 110
1990 – Zsa Zsa Gabor began a 3-day jail sentence for slapping a policeman
1974 – The Congressional Judicial Committee voted to impeach President Richard Nixon
1941 – The highest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland, Ohio (103 degrees)
1919 – Race riots in Chicago caused the deaths of 15 “whites” & 27 “blacks” with 500 injured

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