THURSDAY , SEPTEMBER 1, 2OO5
The time is always right to do what is right. Martin Luther King, Jr
Look for an opportunity to make a positive difference
He who is outside the door has already a good part of the journey behind him Dutch proverb
THANKFUL today that the hurricane has finally blown it's way out ....lots of flooding and damage on it's path now we pray for the 'great clean up'.
I had great news from DS#2 and family yesterday evening. They have heard that their house is ok - with some property damage. Their sub division has survived the storm and was not flooded. They are going home and try to get back to some kind of 'normal' living. It's going to be a tough go for them for awhile, but they are safe and so is there home.
Thank You Lord !!!
Have a great day all ! Another wonderful one on the Way!
Yes, Emma M. Nutt was a real person!
She's famous for being the first female telephone operator. Initially, the phone company hired young boys - with disasterous results. They fought with each other, were unruly and rude to customers. On September 1st, 1878, Emma was hired (along with her sister). Her career saying "operator" lasted 33 years. I wonder how many wrong numbers that included! Ring-a-ding-ding
September's birthstone: sapphire. Flower: aster or morning glory
1810: The first plow with interchangeable parts was patented by John J. Wood
1859: The Pullman sleeping car was placed into service. The car was built by company namesake George Pullman and he was assisted by Ben Field
1939: World War Two began as Nazi Germany invaded Poland
1945: RKO sold rights to the movie script The Greatest Gift to Frank Capra for $10-thousand. Capra turned it into a film called It’s A Wonderful Life
1956: Elvis Presley gave his mother a Cadillac—a pink Cadillac
The good folk at Merriam-Webster Dictionary have compiled a list of "Favorite Top Ten" words that are not in the dictionary, following a very unofficial and unscientific survey of its web site visitors. Here's the list:
"Snirt." Dirty snow, usually seen at the edge of the road or parking lots.
"Slickery." A wet, icy surface that is slick and slippery.
"Phonecrastinate." Putting off answering the phone until the Caller ID information comes up.
"Gription." Friction that grabs; as in, "my car needs new tires because the old ones have lost their gription."
"Cognitive Displaysia." That feeling you get - before you even leave the house - that you're going to forget something and remember what it was once you're on the highway.
"Chillax." Relax, chill. Take it easy
Woot." An description of an exclamation of excitement. As in, "she let out with a woot."
"Confuzzled." Confused and puzzled.
"Ginormous." Bigger than gigantic and bigger than enormous
And from the news...
At least 25,000 of Hurricane Katrina's refugees are traveling in a bus convoy to Houston and will be sheltered at the Astrodome. It's been years since teams have played there, but unlike much of the grass in Texas this time of year, the Astroturf is still green
The EPA is lifting clean air restrictions for two weeks so refineries can produce more gasoline quicker. It'll be dirty gasoline, but at $3.00 a gallon, motorists are already gasping for breath at the price anyway
Isn't it strange? Even when your city is underwater, and everything is lost, there's always plenty of plastic bags to stash your loot in...
All kidding aside , please continue to pray for all those trying to pick up the pieces and go on with life after the hurricane.
pulchritude • \PUHL-kruh-tood noun
: physical comeliness
But when she could no longer hide [Moses], she took an ark of bulrushes for him, -- put the child in it, and laid it in the reeds by the river’s bank Exodus 2:3
It is difficult to let go of our children, when they leave home and start to live on their own. But like Moses’ mother, we have to have faith that God will be going along with them, wherever they go. Instead of spending anxious hours worrying, we can let go and let God be in charge. God will hear our prayers and answer
TODAY'S ADVICE FROM THE OLD FARMER'S ALMANAC
If your corn shucks harder than usual, prepare for a cold winter
21 DAYS UNTIL AUTUMN !
Delight yourself in the Lord
and He will give you the desires of your Heart
I Love You All !!! Be Blessed !!! Ma
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