Sept. 3, 2017
FOR THE RECORD: my predictions of the future, in my first BLOG, are 66% correct!! The University of Washington football team is winning BIG time and serious plans to remove President Trump from office are under way!! Watch This Space, eh????!!!!
FACTS FROM MIKE: the average time that a baseball is in the game for major league teams is 5-7 pitches.
QUOTE TO QUOTE: “In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: It goes on.” — Robert Frost.
JOKE: “What do you call a boomerang that does not work?…….A stick!”
AM I THE ONLY ONE WHO EVER….
- A friend and I parked in an underground parking lot. As I recall I believe it was at the University of Washington. We attended a popular lecture. The parking area was packed and the lecture hall was full. When we left we hunted all over an area full of cars for my car. This was before the days of ‘clickers’ to get a flash of light from the car to help locate it. Most cars had left when we realized we were on the wrong ‘floor’of the parking garage. We did find my car on a lower floor!!!
- I was serving my ‘first church’ as Pastor. With the support of the church leaders we started an effort to invite new families to visit our Sunday morning worship. This was in Southern California in an area of new homes and many new people moving into the community. After a Sunday service I met a new couple, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, who indicated that they had recently moved into the area and candidly said, “We are ‘church shopping'” O.K. –that is common….and I urged them to return. In a couple weeks they were in the congregation again and I recognized them. As they left the church to be greeted at the door I quickly said, “So nice to see you again, Mr. and Mrs. Jones.” I’m happy to report that they joined the church…..whew!!!!
- It was a really nice “white table cloth on the table” restaurant for a special event for a friend. Four couples were gathered for an evening to celebrate. This was a fancy steak and baked potato type place. As I cut my special steak of the evening I was ‘pushing’ the meat apart as well as cutting it. And I did it —- as a delightful piece of steak flew off my plate across the “white table cloth on the table” and stopped in front of the plate of the woman guest opposite me. I smiled (sort of) and she smiled (sort of). She was kind: in offering to give me back my piece of steak.
- I was in a hurry. You know…finding a “Men’s Room” was important. I had never been in this particular mall before. It was crowded. I just knew that at the next turn in the walk way of the mall would be an appropriate spot for rest rooms to be. As I looked ahead I saw the familiar male/female symbols . I picked up my pace….turned the corner …..found the door….rushed in …..and looked at four woman at the sinks washing their hands. All four turned at once and looked at me. I was standing still….dumb founded….uncomfortable in more ways than one….and expressed the obvious, “I’m in the wrong rest room” —- turned quickly and left. I was even more embarrassed being seen leaving as I had been standing in the women’s rest room.
Am I the only one…..?
Thank you to my Blog guru and friend, Annemarie Godston, for her consultation and technical assistance.