Sis was reading a newspaper, while I was flipping through Playboy magazine. Suddenly, she burst out laughing.
“Listen to this,” she said. “There’s a classified ad here where a guy is offering to swap his wife for a season ticket to the stadium.”
Sis said, “Would you swap me for a season ticket?”
“Absolutely not,” I told her.
“How sweet,” Sis said. “Tell me why not.”
“I said, “The season’s more than half over.”
Local Prayer Concerns
Ray Finch, Margueritte Greer, Lucy Stone, Dalton Johnson, Joe Bates, Buddy Eaves, Mark Glass, Jamie Palmer, Timmy Bishop, Peggy McKinney, Norma Smith, Joyce Bishop, Tim Gregory, Mickey Crayne, Dot Gault, Jane Atkins, Doris Moss, Lewis Craig, John Young, Ruby Helms, Kathy L Soto, Lillie Grant and Buddy Gallman.
We welcome to the pulpit at Bethlehem and Foster’s Chapel UMC Rev. Glenn Ribelin. He comes to us from Fort Lawn UMC . We believe Rev. Glenn will be a fine and loving preacher who will tend his flock and bring a fine sermon. Welcome to the community preacher!
We wish a happy birthday to Diane Freeman on the 28th of June. She was as old as kerosene, but we wish you more happy days ahead.
Also, Gene and Loretta Becknell celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on June 28. Gene asked Loretta to marry him once again. She said “No! Just take me on the honeymoon we never got.” When they married in the Sixties they did not get any further than Spartanburg for the first night, I’m not sure why.
Anyway, Gene got busy to see what he could do special for his boogie boo. He heard about a bus trip going out west and decided that they would get on board with the other senior citizens to have a safe and longer honeymoon. It takes Gene two days to get to Myrtle Beach these days so three weeks to visit all of those states did not sound bad to Gene. Now they are back home and another honeymoon is over. I think he took to her to Taco Bell for the big anniversary meal.
We wish you many more happy years together.
Fifth Sunday service will be held at Mt. Joy Baptist Church on Pea Ridge Highway on Sunday, July 29. Rev. Alan West is pastor. Come, bring a friend.
Also, mark your calendars for Bethlehem UMC’s next Sunday Dinner, it will be held Sunday, Aug. 12.
July 5 — Mike Manus
July 12 — Claire Douglass
July 17 — Taylor Austin.
Our sympathy to the family of Hot Shot Farr. He was our neighbor and friend for a long time; he will be missed, but not forgotten. He is not suffering anymore; we will keep the family in prayer.
Ralph Harris says this: “Be kind, for everyone is fighting a hard battle.”
Flower For July
Flower for the month of July is the Larkspur, meaning fickleness, color is pink.
Did you know that on Tuesday, July 3, 1947, the flying saucers were reported? Now, you know.
A Different Kind Of Crime
Harold “Guitar” Thompson tells this: A man walks into a grocery store and starts shooting up all the boxes of cereal. Said his wife died eating too much cereal. He was charged with being a cereal killer.
Another did you know: On Tuesday, June 26, the first bar code reader was used in the U.S.A.? The year was 1974.
Mr. J.D. Bright, Jr. tells this one: An old snake went to his eye doctor, he tells the Doc, “I need glasses, can’t see well these days.” The doctor fixes him up with a new pair of glasses and tells him to return in two weeks. The snake comes back in two weeks and tells the doctor that he is very depressed. Doctor says, “What’s the problem, didn’t the glasses help you? The snake replied, “The glasses are fine Doc, but I just discovered I’ve been living with a water hose the past two years!!”
Remember In Prayer
In your daily devotions, please remember Mrs. Mary Hitt. She is at present at Oakmont Nursing Home taking rehab. Pray for her speedy recovery.
Did you know that on Tuesday, July 3, 2008, the latest US unemployment figures show US companies have cut workers for the sixth month in a row? Now, you know.
“Guitar Thompson” tells this: His wife always told him that if he wanted breakfast in bed, he would have to sleep in the kitchen. So now, he is having a bed put in his kitchen.
Remember Sis In Prayer
At this writing Sis is a patient at Wallace Thomson Hospital. Being admitted for some test. We ask that you keep Sis in your prayers.
Have you tried the hamburger steak at The Café on Main Street in Jonesville? It is delicious, tell ‘em I sent you.
One of the most difficult problems faced by a young man leaving home for the first time is giving up the fringe benefits.
— Marguerite W. May
Till next time