Wednesday, February 18, 2009


I am terrible at it. I seem to always leave off the "r" when  I write your.  My good friend Tina Hartig sent this to me today and it made me laugh!

Proofreading is a dying art, would you say?

Man Kills Self Before Shooting Wife and Daughter 
This one I caught in the SGV Tribune the other day and called the Editorial Room and asked who wrote this. It took two or three readings before the editor realized that what he was reading was impossible!!! They put in a correction the next day.

I just couldn't help but sending this along. Too funny.
Something Went Wrong in Jet Crash, Expert Says 
No, really? Ya think?
Police Begin Campaign to Run Down Jaywalkers 
Now that's taking things a bit far!
Panda Mating Fails; Veterinarian Takes Over 
What a guy!
Miners Refuse to Work after Death 
No-good-for-nothing' lazy so-and-so's!
Juvenile Court to Try Shooting Defendant 
See if that works any better than a fair trial!
War Dims Hope for Peace 
I can see where it might have that effect!
If Strike Isn't Settled Quickly, It May Last Awhile 
Ya think?!
Cold Wave Linked to Temperatures 
Who would have thought!
Enfield ( London ) Couple Slain; Police Suspect Homicid
They may be on to something!
Red Tape Holds Up New Bridges 
You mean there's something stronger than duct tape? Oklahoma's new construction program!
Man Struck By Lightning: Faces Battery Charge 
He probably IS the battery charge!
New Study of Obesity Looks for Larger Test Group 
Weren't they fat enough?! 
Astronaut Takes Blame for Gas in Spacecraft 
That's what he gets for eating those beans!
Kids Make Nutritious Snacks 
Do they taste like chicken?****************************************
Local High School Dropouts Cut in Hal
Chainsaw Massacre all over again!
Hospitals are Sued by 7 Foot Doctors 
Boy, are they tall!
And the winner is....
Typhoon Rips Through Cemetery; Hundreds Dead 

Did I read that right?

Friday, February 13, 2009

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Great B'fast

On our visit to Chattanooga, Margaret took us to a great restaurant. It is a place that Rachel Ray highlighted on the FOOD NETWORK. Now I been to at least two of the places she has been to and one that Al Gore has been to!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Color me STUPID

Do you ever have the right intentions but make a stupid mistake in the process? Yesterday, 6 1/2 hours of driving later, I realized my mistake.

My plan was to surprise Margaret by coming to one of her home game to see her play. It is the rare weekend that I do not have a Sunday obligation. We didn't tell her - but I did call about half way to Chattanooga about 3:30 PM (the game was at 5:30 PM) and ask her what she was doing. She said working on a paper. Trying to keep the secret, I assumed that she was in her room about to go down the the gyn to warm up. She was in the bus going to Bristol, VA. So we rushed here, eating in the car, rushing to save time to arrive at 5:28 PM to an empty gym. We probably passed her going the other way.

Morale of the story: Rushing to get somewhere on time is admirable, but make sure you are going to the right place is preferable!

By the way, Covenant won 90 - 57 beating Virginia Intermont College. Mo said it was a great game with Covenant pressing the whole first half. I wish I could have seen it. It would have only been a 3 hour and 45 min. drive verses a 6 1/2 hour drive to the Hampton Inn in Chattanooga! So sports fans you have seen the basketball player inadvertently make a basket for the other team, not you know about the fan who was a on time for the game but at the wrong gym.

We laughed, went to Cracker Barrel for dinner and talked to Mo on the phone after the game. Lynn and I had a great time talking on the way over and today we will take our time on the way home after spending some time with Margaret! I hope we do not get lost on the way home (Joke!)

Thursday, February 5, 2009

House Hunting

Much like my deer hunting - you don't always get what you are wanting when you hunt. That might be the case with the first house Lynn really likes. We made an offer and evidently it offended the owners who have had this house on the market for over a year. So today we made a counter offer but at the same time we are going to start looking at other homes!
Here is a picture of the house.

Those of you who have gone though this - keep us in your prayers.

Monday, February 2, 2009


Last year I was criticized for being on facebook, now it seems those who criticized are now on facebook - or their wives are! One great benefit of this social network is that I have reconnected with some of my old youth group from First Baptist Church in Los Gatos, CA. I was there  25 years ago. Our first years of marriage living in a very small apt. and then owning our first home are great memories. Katie was born in Santa Teresa Hospital in San Jose. We had a great time and God did some wonderful things in our lives and in the lives of the youth!
I remember many late game nights with the guys, many basketball games in our driveway - we even had to get the city to reroute the power lines to the house because they interfered with my favorite shot! Lynn one day poured a whole bowl of oatmeal on Cindy Riggio's (now Cripe) head just because Cindy knew Lynn was too polite to do it! The youth helped repaint my home, Steve R. reminded me I "let him" til my yard! He put it this way in a recent facebook note.

It has become abundantly clear as the years have passed how short your time in California really was. As I look back it seemed like you were there for many years than you were, what an influence you had, and if I recall you were quite young as well. Thank you for the time and energy you spent on us kids. I have always been involved with youth since I was able, I give you and Steve Hammond a lot of credit for keeping me on the right track and not fearing scaring me off when you checked me. I am not able to make fun of your accent through words, I miss saying "Pastor Ken", also thanks for introducing me to golf, you have given me years of agony and wasted $$s, and at some level I still play, although I haven't improved much. Your turn, catch me up on your end. Say hey to "Lynn", do you remember the peanut butter sandwiches she made, with homemade bread, Oh and thanks for letting me till your yard, I dont even do my own yardwork, See Ya....

Steve is the one with the red shirt looking back at the camera!

One very memorable event was a "Choir Cruise". We cruised from San Jose to LA in a school bus that broke down on the way home. Jayne, seen asleep in the bus, lead the choir - they were really good, and we visited many churches singing and sharing Jesus. The big idea was for the youth to see how others worship, knowing the they would be spread out in many directions as the years passed. I still pray for these guys and for some I am still pastoring them and being pastored long distance!

For all my friends that have never seen my chin - enjoy the picture!