Monday, February 23, 2015

Monday Miscellany - Odds, Ends and Personals


Byter David B sent an email in response to my post that Spock has 3 ears, the left ear, the right ear and the final front ear. David writes:

So Spock shares another characteristic with frontiersman Davy Crockett who also had three ears: left ear, right ear and wild front ear. 

The old uns are the good uns :-)

Davy Crockett (1786-1836)


Byter Charles D also sent me an email, in response to the following Quote for the Day:

"There are hundreds of paths up the mountain, all leading in the same direction,
so it doesn’t matter which path you take. The only one wasting time is the one 
who runs around and around the mountain, telling everyone that his or her path is wrong."

- Hindu teaching

Charles writes:

When I first arrived in Australia in 1981, I went through a very difficult time. Unemployed for two years and separation with the family. During that time, a friend of mine asked me to attend a lecture given by a Hindu Priest who was visiting Australia. The Swami did give a meaningful lecture which I must say did help me in my life and prepared me to accept disappointments in life. One of his quote was “If you do receive good news, don’t rejoice as bad news is just around the corner”. I used this philosophy in my life from that moment which did prepare me to accept disappointments and I had plenty of them. The Swami also said that there are people who are worse off then us, so don’t feel sorry for ourselves.

Well, Charles, I can’t say that I felt uplifted and cheery after hearing the Swami’s words. Definitely not a feel good Swami, he makes Leonard Cohen sound positively jolly. I also wonder about what Karma he is sending out.


Still, in the words of philosopher John Lennon:



Byter Charlie Z also sent me an email with the message “Feel free to use these..... but remember you are on your own!” It is headed “Church Ladies with Typewriters” and it appears below. Is it true? Probably not. Could it be true? Most certainly.

Church Ladies With Typewriters

They're Back! Those wonderful Church Bulletins! Thank God for the church ladies with typewriters. These sentences actually appeared in church bulletins or were announced at church services:

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The Fasting & Prayer Conference includes meals.

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Scouts are saving aluminium cans, bottles and other items to be recycled. Proceeds will be used to cripple children.

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The sermon this morning: 'Jesus Walks on the Water. ‘The sermon tonight: ‘Searching for Jesus.'

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Ladies, don't forget the rummage sale. It's a chance to get rid of those things not worth keeping around the house. Bring your husbands.

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Don't let worry kill you off - let the Church help.

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Miss Charlene Mason sang 'I will not pass this way again,' giving obvious pleasure to the congregation.

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For those of you who have children and don't know it, we have a nursery downstairs.

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Next Thursday there will be try-outs for the choir. They need all the help they can get.

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Irving Benson and Jessie Carter were married on October 24 in the church. So ends a friendship that began in their school days.

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A bean supper will be held on Tuesday evening in the church hall. Music will follow..

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At the evening service tonight, the sermon topic will be 'What Is Hell?' Come early and listen to our choir practice.

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Eight new choir robes are currently needed due to the addition of several new members and to the deterioration of some older ones.

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Please place your donation in the envelope along with the deceased person you want remembered..

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The church will host an evening of fine dining, super entertainment and gracious hostility.

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Pot-luck supper Sunday at 5:00 PM - prayer and medication to follow.

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The ladies of the Church have cast off clothing of every kind. They may be seen in the basement on Friday afternoon.

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This evening at 7 PM there will be a hymn singing in the park across from the Church. Bring a blanket and come prepared to sin.

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The pastor would appreciate it if the ladies of the Congregation would lend him their electric girdles for the pancake breakfast next Sunday.

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Low Self Esteem Support Group will meet Thursday at 7 PM . Please use the back door.

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The eighth-graders will be presenting Shakespeare's Hamlet in the Church basement Friday at 7 PM . The congregation is invited to attend this tragedy.

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Weight Watchers will meet at 7 PM at the First Presbyterian Church. Please use large double door at the side entrance.

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And this one just about sums them all up

The Associate Minister unveiled the church's new campaign slogan last Sunday:

'I Upped My Pledge - Up Yours.





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