Sunday, September 21, 2008

Bud's World

True friendship?
“Nothing so fortifies a friendship as a belief on the part of one friend that he is superior to the other.”
~ Honore de Balzac
“The holy passion of Friendship is of so sweet and steady and loyal and enduring a nature that it will last through a whole lifetime, if not asked to lend money.”
~ Mark Twain

"Stop bugging me"
Some friends were on vacation in Maine, and while watching fireworks heard their small son say, “Oh, God!” The father quickly cautioned his son, "Please don't speak the Lord's name in vain.” The boy nodded but obviously mis-heard the word vein, because he asked quietly, “Is it OK if I speak his name back in Minnesota?”

From the Choir Loft
Finally, after almost 6 months of rehearsals and concerts, our chorus has completed our patriotic musical season. I don’t want to admit this to the singers, but we’ve had continuous chorus rehearsals from September, 2007 until September, 2008. Please don’t mention this to the chorus, or they’ll all want a raise! Our church choir schedule is much easier. We warm-up before the Sunday morning service from 10:00 – 10:15 and rehearse following the Sunday morning service from 11:30 – 12:00. We want and need you. All talent levels needed.

Wit or Wisdom?My theory of evolution is that Darwin was adopted.”
~ Steven Wright
“The Christian on his knees sees more than the philosopher on tiptoe.”~ D.L. Moody
"He is a sophistical rhetorician inebriated with the exuberance of his own verbosity."
~ Bud’s father (describing his son)
“Every man serves a useful purpose: A miser, for example, makes a wonderful ancestor.”~ Laurence J. Peter

Today in History
September 21
1981- Sandra Day O’Conner became the 1st female Supreme Court Justice
1970 – Monday Night football premiered on ABC-TV (Browns: 31 Jets: 21)
1938 – Winston Churchill condemned Hitler’s “annexation” of Czechoslovakia
1928 – ‘My Weekly Reader’ magazine made its debut
1897 – The NY Sun ran the famous “Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus” editorial
1821 – Joseph Smith claimed the Angel Moroni led him to ancient golden plates near Palmyra, NY
1814 – The ‘Star Spangled Banner’ was published as a poem
1780 – Benedict Arnold gave the plans to West Point to British Major Andre
1692 – 2 men & 7 women were executed for witchcraft in Salem, Massachusetts

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