We just finished celebrating Memorial Day and now we are getting ready for our anniversary event. Memorial Day was fantastic with the parade coming past our store and a level of pride could be seen in our community as everyone watched the participants. During the parade I overheard a kid’s question to his mother, “Mom, do soldiers ever go to heaven?”. “Of course they do!” protested his mother. “What makes you ask?” “There are so many soldiers with beards but I never saw any pictures of angels with beards.” he replied. The mother responded “Oh, that’s because most vets who go to Heaven get there by a close shave.”
A small boy was staring at the names on the wall of an old church when the pastor noticed him. “What are you looking at?” asked the clergyman. “All those names. Who are they?” the boy asked. The pastor nodded, and said, “They are the reason we have Memorial Day. They are those who died in the service.” The little boy considered that, then asked quietly, “The 9 o’clock service or the 11 o’clock?”
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When I was growing up I had musicians, like Axl Rose, singing sweet lullabies with lyrics that included, “Welcome to the jungle, we got fun and games.” Unfortunately now that I’m older, I realize that the jungle is full of cheetahs.
So last week, when we mentioned our need for sufficient funds to replace our printer, you guys came through. It was amazing how quickly everyone helped out. We have already ordered the new printer and it arrived today. The generosity of everyone is so great that it reminds me of a conversation I had with my wife the other day.
Or what it actually needs is a new printer.
After several hundred thousand print jobs we need to retire our main printer back in the pharmacy. This morning when I came in I kept hearing music coming from the printer. Eventually I realized it was because the paper was jamming. Then I noticed a flashing message on the printer. It read, “Just Can’t Get Enough.” Apparently it was in Depeche Mode
…but I would like to have a word.
So we have included our first official newsletter crossword (this will probably not be a recurring item). Of course my wife is the real crossword pro, so whenever I do them I usually lean into her for some help. This morning while enjoying a waffle at the soda counter, I was working on the crossword in the daily paper.
This morning when my dog and I stepped out of the house there were several rabbits all lined up in my front yard and they all jumped backward. For at least one moment I had something in common with all those bunnies…a receding hare-line!