Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Election Day 2008

Bud's World

Director of Purchasing: Lois Bidder Instrument repairman: Anita Hammer Attorney: Gil T. Azell

Welcome to Heaven
St. Peter was checking in three recently departed souls. “What did you do on Earth?” he asked the first one. “I was a surgeon; I helped the lame to walk.” “Go right in through the Pearly Gates,” said St. Peter. “What did you do on Earth?” he asked the second one. “I was a teacher; I taught the blind to see.” “Go right in through the Pearly Gates,” said St. Peter. “And what did you do on Earth?” he asked the third one. “I was a musician; I brought joy to sad people.” “Good, you can enter through the kitchen,” said St. Peter.

I was wondering:
When we get to heaven and God sneezes, what will we say?
If something was miss-spelled in a dictionary how would we know?
How can corn flakes and Sugar frosted flakes have the save number of calories per serving?

I’ll Bet You Didn’t Know and Didn’t Care…The very first bomb dropped by the Allies on Berlin in World War II
killed the only elephant in the Berlin Zoo.

History of our neighborhood – Silver Creek
Our community was first settled around 1803 and the first school house was erected around 1823. In 1822, a famous black walnut tree, measuring about 10 feet in diameter, was blown over in a storm. The Village of Silver Creek was incorporated in 1848. Silver Creek is home to a Skew Arch railroad bridge, one of two bridges in the world built on an angle. Silver Creek's most famous resident (other than Bud Lowery) is Howard "Bob" Ehmke. He was the pitching hero of the 1929 World Series. While playing for the Philadelphia Athletics, Ehmke struck out 13 Chicago Cubs in Game 1, a World Series record until 1953. Former NBA and ABA professional basketball player George Carter is also a Silver Creek Central graduate. Carter starred at St. Bonaventure University and later participated in the 1971 ABA All Star Game. Population in 2000 was 2,896.

Quotes to remember:
“A painter paints pictures on canvas. But musicians paint their pictures on silence.”
~ Leopold Stokowski
“Without music life would be a mistake.”
~ Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

Name that instrument
Answer to last week’s quiz): This instrument is made of curled metal wire, metal cable, plastic cable, gut cords and sometimes calfskin. The instrument is the snare drum.
This week: This instrument dated back to prehistoric times. Early forms of this instrument were made from a mammoth tusk and dated from 30,000 to 37,000 years ago.
(Answer next week)

Today in History November 2
1989 – ‘Meet Me in St. Louis’ opened at the Gershwin Theater in NYC for 253 performances
1987 – George Harrison released ‘Cloud 9’ and Paul McCartney released ‘All the Best’
1968 – Stevie Wonder’s ‘For Once In My Life’ was released
1963 – Dion stormed out of a taping of the TV show ‘Ready Steady Go’ complaining
the go-go dancers were distracting from his performance (DUH!)
1947 - Howard Hughes' ‘Spruce Goose’ flew for 1st (& last) time

Bud: (716) 934-7734, email: tubamanbud@gmail.com
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