Saturday, August 21, 2010

Flying High

The Blue Angels
A wonderful video showing the expert flying skills and execution of some of the best NAVY pilots.

The Deck of Cards
You might want to read about the deck of cards this evening. Whether true or not it makes a good read…

cards During the North African Campaign, a bunch of soldier boys had been on a long hike and they arrived in a town called Casino. The next morning, being Sunday, several of the boys went to church. A sergeant commanded the boys in church and after the chaplain had read the prayer, the text was taken up next. Those of the boys who had a prayer book took them out, but his one boy had only a deck of cards, so he spread them out. The sergeant saw the cards and said, “Soldier, put away those cards.”

After the services were over, the soldier was taken prisoner and brought before the provost marshal.
The marshal said, “Sergeant, why have you brought this soldier here?”

“For playing cards in church, sir.”

“And what do you have to say for yourself, son?”

“Much, sir,” replied the soldier.

The marshal said, “I hope so, for if not I shall punish you more than any man was ever punished.”

The soldier said: “Sir, I have been on the march for about six days. I have neither Bible nor prayer book, but I hope to satisfy you with the purity of my intentions.”
And with that the boy started his story.

“You see, sir, when I look at the Ace, it reminds me that there is one God, and the Deuce reminds me that the Bible is divided into two parts, the Old and the New Testaments. When I think of the Three, I think of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. And when I see the Four, I think of the four evangelists who preached the Gospel-there was Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. And when I see the Five, it reminds me of the five wise virgins who trimmed their lamps, there were ten, but only five were wise and were saved, five were foolish and were shut out. When I see the Six, it reminds me that in six days God made this great Heaven and Earth. When I see the Seven, it reminds me that on the seventh day God rested from His great work. And when I see the Eight, I think of the eight righteous persons God saved when He destroyed this earth-there was Noah, his wife, their sons and their wives. When I see the Nine, I think of the lepers the Lord saved, nine out of the ten didn’t even thank Him. When I see the Ten, I think of the Ten Commandments God handed down to Moses on a tablet of stone. When I see the King, it reminds me that there is but one King of Heaven, God Almighty. And when I see the Queen, I think of the Blessed Virgin Mary, who is the Queen of Heaven. The Jack of knave is the devil. When I count the number of spots on a deck of cards, I find there are 365, the number of days in a year. There are 52 cards, the number of weeks in a year. There are four suits, the number of weeks in a month. There are 12 picture cards, the number of months in a year. There are 13 tricks, the number of weeks in a quarter.

So, you see, sir, my pack of cards serves as a Bible, Almanac, and prayer book.”

Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
You’re as old as you feel,
I am told.
And better to be 80 years young,
than 40 years old.

Quote of the Day
I know not what the future holds,
but I know who holds the future.
~Author Unknown

Joke of the Day

A newly married man asked his wife, 'Would you have married me if my father hadn't left me a fortune?'

'Honey,' the woman replied sweetly, 'I'd have married you, NO MATTER WHO LEFT YOU A FORTUNE!'

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