A recent email asked readers to reflect on the following questions: 1. Name the five wealthiest people in the world. 2. Name the last five Heisman trophy winners. 3. Name the last five winners of the Miss America contest. 4. Name ten people who have won the Nobel or Pulitzer Prize. 5. Name the last half dozen Academy Award winners for best actor and actress. 6. Name the last 10 World Series winners. Then as we sit and realize that we don’t know the answers to these questions, another set of questions are asked: 1. List a few teachers who aided your journey through school. 2. Name three friends who have helped you through a difficult time. 3. Name five people who have taught you something worthwhile. 4. Think of a few people who have made you feel appreciated and special. 5. Think of five people you enjoyspending time with. 6. Name six heroes whose stories have inspired you. The point of the e-mail is this: “The people who make a difference in your lives are not the ones with the most credentials, the most money, or the most awards. They are the ones that care.”
One evening a grandson was talking to his grandmother about current events. The grandson asked his grandmother what she thought about the shootings at schools, the computer age, and just things in general. The Grandma replied, “Well, let me think a minute. I was born before television, penicillin, polio shots, frozen foods, Xerox, contact lenses, Frisbees and the pill. There was no radar, credit cards, laser beams or ball-point pens. Man had not invented pantyhose, air conditioners, dishwashers, clothes dryers and clothes were hung out to dry in the fresh air. Man hadn’t yet walked on the moon. Your Grandfather and I got married first and then lived together. Every family had a father and a mother. Until I was 25 I called every man older than I, ’Sir’- and after I turned 25, I still called policemen and every man with a title, ’Sir.’ We were before gay-rights, computer-dating, dual careers, daycare centers, and group therapy. Our lives were governed by the Ten Commandments, good judgment and common sense. We were taught to know the difference between right and wrong and to stand up and take responsibility for our actions. Serving your country was a privilege; living in this country was a bigger privilege. We thought fast food was what people ate during Lent. Having a meaningful relationship meant getting along with your cousins. Draft dodgers were people who closed their front doors when the evening breeze started. Time-sharing meant time the family spent together in the evenings and weekends –not purchasing condominiums. We never heard of FM radios, tape decks, CDs, electric typewriters, yogurt, or guys wearing earrings. We listened to the Big Bands, Jack Benny, and the President’s speeches on our radios. And I don’t ever remember any kid blowing his brains out listening to Tommy Dorsey. If you saw anything with ’Made in Japan’ on it, it was junk. The term ’making out’ referred to how you did on your school exam. Pizza Hut, McDonald’s, and instant coffee were unheard of. We had 5 &10-cent stores where you could actually buy things for 5 and 10 cents. Ice-cream cones, phone calls, rides on a streetcar and a Pepsi were all a nickel. And if you didn’t want to splurge, you could spend your nickel on enough stamps to mail 1 letter and 2 postcards. You could buy a new Chevy Coupe for $600 but who could afford one? Too bad because gas was 11 cents a gallon. In my day, “grass” was mowed, “coke” was a cold drink, “pot” was something your mother cooked in, and “rock music” was your grandmother’s lullaby. “Aids” were helpers in the Principal’s office, “chip” meant a piece of wood, “hardware” was found in a hardware store, and “software” wasn’t even a word. We were the last generation to actually believe that a lady needed a husband to have a baby. No wonder people call us “old and confused”. How old do you think Grandma was? She was 58 years old! Can we go back? Do we want to?
Greetings, Pastor Jerry Roberts
contact information 812-521-1902 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Calendar for SEPTEMBER 2019
Sept. 8–Sunday School begins –9:00 a.m.
Sept. 10-Kids’ Club 5:30 –7:00 p.m.
Sept. 12–Whipstitchers – 9:30 a.m.
Sept. 17–Kids’ Club 5:30 –7:00 p.m.
Sept. 24–Kids’ Club 5:30 –7:00 p.m.
Sept. 30–Eat and Learn -On Guns & the Law; legal aspects of fire arms, possession and use.
Eat and Learn Night–Will be on Monday, September 30th. Everyone is welcome to a Free MEAL at 6:30 pm. Followed by a presentation at 7:00 pm with Attorney Jerry Prall and Indiana Conservation Officer Jay Noble on Guns & the Law; legal aspects of fire arms, possession and use. Hosted by White Creek United Methodist Church 6730 W. 930 S. Columbus, IN 47201
Love Chapel accepts donations anytime. Peanut butter, macaroni and cheese dinners, cereal and oatmeal, canned vegetables, fruits and soups are always needed. Any nonperishable food item is welcome.