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Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
Today's Newsletter theme repeats about this same time every year:
BONUS - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r97s3KJ_kHI - Today - New Christy Minstrels
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA AND
Jimmy DeBerry ('64) of VA,
who were born in
Riverside Hospital on the same
night as their fathers paced the halls together. They are celebrating their 68th
is also lighting the candles today,
but he, of course, was born in Arkansas.
Happy Birthday this week to:
22 - Suzanne Morris Oberlander ('63);
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
100 YEARS AGO TODAY:
THIS DAY IN WWII:
THIS DAY IN 1964:
Wednesday, August 19, 1964 - Nothing/ Nada?? How can this be?!?
From Harry Covert ('57) of MD - 08/18/14 - "RELIGIOUS FREEDOM A BIG DEAL":
CONVERT OR DIE? THE RUTHESS KILLINGS
By Harry M. Covert
No matter how ruthless local political fights may be, they are nothing in league with the genocide from radical Muslims in Iraq. Merely look at the television pictures from the mountainous Sinjar area.
Even the harshest partisans will be moved by the desperation of the Chaldean Christians and Yazidis running from the murderers called Islamic terrorists, ISIS or ISOL. When video news casts showed the words, “Convert or die” it was heartbreaking.
Despite all of the religious disagreements in the United States, no pulpiteers of any sort have ever resorted to such lyrics. No evangelists have needed such threats to preach the Gospel. Even those who purport to be atheists or agnostics don’t resort to such evil conduct.
In Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania and other states people can attend any religious church or synagogue meeting they desire without fear of retribution or threats, even mosques.
Were any ecclesiastic dare utter “convert or die” in these parts chances are he or she would probably be slapped silly and dragged from the platform. In my view, that would be the proper action and throw in a little tar and feathers. There would be no collection plates on that occasion.
It’s probably more fun to talk partisan politics, to verbally beat up on popular candidates, either in office or out. But the idea is simply being alert as to what goes on around the world because, sooner or later, the canaille, the foreign riffraff that is, will be sneaking in to the Atlantic and Pacific shores. Yes, that includes the southern borders now at crisis proportions and even the northern climes of Canada.
WARLORDS’ SERIOUS THREATS AND THEFTS
I personally know of an Oklahoma evangelist who attempted to distribute humanitarian goods in Mexico some years ago. When a warlord had not given permission in Juarez, the preacher barely escaped with his life and staff. The goods were stolen by the warlord’s armed henchmen. El Paso, Texas, was nearby.
On another occasion, the same type of effort was under way in Zaire, now The Congo. The 10,000-plus crowd in Kinshasa erupted in chaos when they didn’t see miracles. Fortunately, the missionary had armed soldiers come to his rescue in the nick of time. These are not pleasant incidents to recall. They are real.
With changing mores and traditions don’t think for a moment the radicals will be challenging our society because that’s their design and plan.
While debate rages in jurisdictions on various and sundry matters, they may well be important and even vital, but our life is pretty good. This is a reminder that this comfortable and happy existence can change in the blink of an eye.
Since days of infancy, I have heard a zillion sermons, lessons and all sorts of evangelists of every breed, from beginners to the practiced and, frankly, the solid and smart ones. Fact is religious freedom is being seriously and fatally attacked these days. The church, as we know it, is a bit side-tracked from the “soul-winning” procedures and with a few exceptions, church-going suffers. It’s difficult to ignore the tragedies in Iraq and other world hot spots. Such events really affect every American and world democracies in one way or another believe it or not.
|Thank you so much, Harry!|
From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 08/18/14 - "Chinese Supremacy":
From Jimmy Smith ('62 / '63) of VA - 08/17/14 - "I'll bet you didn't know all this...HINTS (#2 in a series of 26)":
I'm certainly going to try some of these!
|BONUS STRAWBERRY CROCHET PATTERNS:|
http://www.innerchildcrochet.com/patterns/strawberries.html and http://www.innerchildcrochet.com/patterns/files/strawberries.pdf - Easy Peasy Strawberries - "Everyone loves a little crocheted food! Why not add a splash of color to your children's kitchen (or your own) with a bowl of bright red strawberries? These charming little strawberries work up in only a few minutes with less than ten yards of yarn apiece. It won't take much time at all to crochet a bowlful, so why not? They're a quick way to create a little cheerful brightness."
http://www.crochetspot.com/crochet-pattern-strawberry/ - Emilee Gettle's Strawberry - "I have been harvesting strawberries like crazy in our garden. I simply can’t resist their tempting sweetness. If held to the sun their sugary flesh is almost metallic in color. This week I decided to take my love of strawberries one step further and create this crochet pattern for you to enjoy. There are so many uses for this pattern, from decorating kids apparel to a zipper pull on your purse. Or, if you don’t want your strawberry to be three-dimensional, just make one half of the berry and use it as a cute appliqué on kitchen linens! The sky is the limit!"
Easy Strawberry Recipes - "Have you been searching for the
perfect easy strawberry recipes? Well, your hunt is officially over
because we've done all the research for you and it's all right here!
Basically, you name it... we've got it! Everything from easy strawberry
cheesecake recipes to strawberry smoothie recipes. From strawberry
shortcake to strawberry punch recipes. Want to try your hand at
strawberry jam, muffins or pies? Or how about an easy breakfast recipe
like waffles and strawberries? You'll find everything you need right
here....and much, much more."
http://www.tasteofhome.com/Recipes/Ingredients/Strawberry-Recipes - Strawberry Recipes - "Looking for strawberry recipes? Get delicious strawberry recipes including strawberry smoothies, chocolate covered strawberries, strawberry pie, strawberry shortcake, and more strawberry recipes."
http://www.strawberry-recipes.com/ - Mouth-Watering Strawberry Recipes for All Berry Lovers - "Don't you just love strawberry recipes? I could eat them each and every day! Apart from tasting simply delicious, these red fruits have beneficial effects on your health. So if it isn't just for the enjoyment itself, you now have lots of reasons to eat them."
From www.ajokeaday.com - 08/18/14:
|A man was checking into a hotel
when he saw a golden retriever sitting on a rug near the hotel elevator.
Talking to the man behind the desk, he asked, "Does your dog bite?" The
attendant said, "No, he doesn't." But as the man let his hand down to
pat the dog, it bit his hand and held on so tightly that the man had
difficulty extricating himself.
Returning to the desk, the man said, "I thought you said that your dog didn't bite." He directed the attendant's attention to the dog, who now had returned to the rug.
The attendant simply answered, "My friend, that is NOT my dog."
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Written byRandy Sparks (b. 29 July 1933)
Recorded by New Christy Minstrels, 1964
"Today" midi courtesy of http://rainbowsendpress.com/sp/midi2.html - 08/08/06
"Today" lyrics courtesy of http://www.lyricsfreak.com/j/john+denver/today_20073648.html - 08/08/06
Image of Bowl of Strawberries courtesy of http://whatscookingamerica.net/summerber.htm - 08/08/06
Image of Glasses of Wine courtesy of http://www.siue.edu/ALUMNI/alumni_events_nov4.htm - 08/08/06
Red and Pink
Hearts Divider Line clip art courtesy
of http://www.christmas-graphics-plus.com/free/miscellaneous-valentines-graphics.html - 02/16/06
Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of
Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
Navy Seal clip art
John Marshall High School's Justice Scale clip art courtesy of Cheryl White Wilson (JMHS - '64) of VA - 10/13/05 (replaced 02/23/09)
Bright Idea clip art (designed by Heather) courtesy of http://www.clker.com/clipart-brightidea-2.html- 10/30/12
Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Animated Wildly Laughing Dog courtesy of Eva Ellis Madagan ('61) of FL -
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