2012OlympicsMarch is a must-read. As a whole the year was a missing-issue year. My alcohol addiction was beginning to surface. 

You may notice I did not recognize the winter Olympics of 2010. It is personal. I do not like winter or anything related to winter. Again there was an election competing for honors. However, good news always trumps bad news.

 

January

 

Old Time Radio; Do you remember listening to radio as much as we now watch TV? If you want to relive that experience or experience it the first time try this web site -http://www.archive.org/details/radioprograms.

You can listen to programs such as Dragnet, Father Knows Best, FBI in Peace and War, Fibber McGee and Molly, Gunsmoke, The Great Gildersleeve, Richard Diamond, Counterspy, or your own favorite.

Remember Tennessee Ernie Ford?; I was looking for ‘Sixteen Tons” the other day and found it inside http:// www.archive.org also. It seems like the words are appropriate today if we change ‘company’ to ‘China.’

You load sixteen tons, what do you get?
Another day older and deeper in debt.
Saint Peter, don't you call me, 'cause I can't go;
I owe my soul to the China store.

 

February

The Biggest Lie; A pastor was walking down the street when he came upon a group of kids. The group surrounded a dog. Concerned that the kids might be hurting the dog, he went over and asked, "Hey guys what’s going on?" One the kids replied, "This dog is just an old neighborhood stray. We all want to take him home, but only one of us can. So, we've decided that the one who can tell the biggest lie gets to keep the dog." Of course the pastor was taken aback. "You kids shouldn't be having a lie-telling contest!" He then launched into a ten-minute sermon about lying. "Don't you kids know that lying breaks the eighth commandment, do not bear false witness. Why, when I was your age, I never told a lie." There was dead silence for about a minute. Just when the pastor began to think that he'd gotten through to them, the smallest kid gave a deep sigh and said, "All right, give him the dog."

 

March

From the Lewis County Herald of February 7, 1935 (by way of Shakin’ and Diggin’, the newsletter of The Lewis County Historical Society) –

Item 1 - “Frank Kielman is building a new house on his farm.

Item 2 - The sale of Mrs. Anna Kielman was well attended Friday.”

The Christian Chatter staff wonder -- 1. How much Frank got for selling Anna (perhaps enough to pay for the new house) -- and -- 2. Who bought Frank’s wife?

 

May 

Cardinal Singers; The Red Bird Mission School choir, Cardinal Singers, performs this year at the United Methodist Church’s General Conference in Tampa, Florida. The conference runs from April 23 to May 4. The trip is quite expensive (motor coach rental, food, and lodging for in excess of two dozen students and advisors). If you would like to contribute, send a check made out to “Cardinal Singers tour” and mailed to;

Cardinal Singers tour
70 Queensdale Ctr
Beverly, KY 40913-9607

Church Records; We are in the process of starting a new Church Record Book. The current Record Book was begun around 1992 and has 20 years of history mingled with the current membership. All told there are 6 record books for the Church, and go back as far as 1862. Some portions are very good, some very sketchy. There is a huge gap from around 1910 to 1937 and what appears to be a hastily written record in an earlier book of the membership of 1937. It is a guess, but The Christian Chatter staff suspects the records for that period were lost in the 1937 flood. If anyone can shed some light on this darkness, please contact The The Christian Chatter staff.

There was no June or August issue and that of July was strickly local.

 

September 

Redbird Mission; The Redbird Mission has told me more about “Labels for Education” and “Boxtops for Education.” For Campbell’s products you need both the Bar Code and the Symbol. They should be side by side. For the following companies and Brand Names - Goldfish, Pepperidge Farms, BIC, Prego, V8, People, Emerald, Dannon, Pop Secret, Glad, Post Cereals, and many others all you need is the symbol.

“Boxtops For Education” are done by the following; General Mills, Betty Crocker, Pillsbury, Avery School and Office products, Hefty, Green Giant, Kleenex, Scott, Cottonelle, Land O Lakes, Ziploc, Old El Paso Yoplait, and many others. All you need is the symbol

Also Tyson has Tyson Project A+ labels to save. All you need is the Symbol. Not all products of a company have the symbols. The Dannon yogurt I use does not. Please save all you can and give them to our Ministries Representative so she can mail them to Redbird. Thank you all.

Author's Current Comment; Over the years, companies seem to be dropping from the programs.

Jokes from Reminisce Magazine;

  1. Remember in prayer the many who are sick of our church and community.
  2. For those of you who have children and don’t know it, we have a nursery upstairs. 

DecisionsI have a feeling about The Christian Chatter and myself. I believe it is time for me to stop doing it. This paves the way for someone else to start doing it. So this will be the last issue I will write.

I hope someone will take over and continue it. I feel it will happen and someone will want to continue past staff's footsteps. I was never able to do justice to it as did the previous staff.

With the passing of Phyllis, my heart went out of doing The Christian Chatter.

Author'current comment; Time after time in the past and later on I have considered quitting. Time after time I have decided not to. I now think Phyllis may be prodding me from Heaven. I have decided I will continue until God decides otherwise. 

There were no issues in October, November, or December.