Thursday, November 06, 2008

Have you had your car read lately? #011 -- The little car that did

This is a wonderful two-owner car! It has over 233,000 miles on it and is still running top notch. Nothing was ever done to the engine or transmission except to replace some belts and dip-phugolator.

More interesting is the history of this car. It now belongs to a young college student from Illinois.

Before that it belonged to his grandfather who supported a family of eight kids and his sister. He rented a small farm of 80 acres which was always planted with corn and oats.

These grains he fed his cows, chickens, pigs, and feeder cattle. Most of the animals furnished food for the family either in produce or in their sacrifice as meat. Grandpa did have a large garden. The surplus produce and slaughter animals were sold to purchase family items which required cash.

As the family grew up and left home there was not one left to help with the farm. Grandpa did not have a tractor and all but one of his horses had died. So then he rented only the house and surrounding yards and the garden.

He won this new car at a poker game which was very fortunate for all of them. Now he could get a paper route to help support the two children still at home and the sister. The paper route was quite prosperous and provided ample income for those left at the home place.

Finally grandpa became bedridden and could no longer do the paper route. He was now all alone with the two kids gone and his sister had died. Who would take care of him?

The alert grandson saw what was happening to his now ragtag grandfather who had to spend most of his days in bed. Twice a week the oldest daughter who worked seven days a week would come in and leave food by the bed, wash grandpa's clothes and bedding, help him bathe, and visit for the entire day. She also repaired the car when as it needed.

Now this grandson approached his grandfather. "If you would let me use your car to do your paper route then your money problems would be over" he announced.

Quickly things transpired, the grandson ran the paper route, it grew even past its former number of subscribers, and financially things were in the black again.

The grandfather said, "son, you could live here with me and save yourself a lot of money to help with your school." This arrangement worked well. To the surprise of everyone, with the grandson now living there in the home, grandpa became able to get up and no longer be bedridden. He could pretty well take care of himself and even helped some in the garden.

Grandpa gave ownership of the car to the grandson. He charged no rent and gave the grandson whatever amount he needed for support and college. This arrangement worked well for eight years until grandpa died. The grandson was taking good care of the car so it would last many, many, more years. Rumors are that even a new puppy was found in the little household.

Those eight years are still hazy but things did work out.
Things will be more clear with history's report.
What will happen now remains to be seen.

We were seeing the actors and missing our play. It is currently playing in theatres near you.
The cast:
Bill Clinton is played by Grandfather
Barack Obama is played by Grandson
Various Congressmen voted out of office and an unsuccessful vice president candidate are played by the seven forgetful selfish children
The United States of America is played by the car (alternate actor, the farm)
Hillary is played by is played by the one caring daughter who has a job and works seven days a week -- and also does work on the car
A new and aspiring health plan is played by the food, clean clothes, etc for grandpa
The economy is played by, well you know that
Other characters not named in this review are played bit you might recognize
Credit is also given to the stage hands without whom this play would not be possible
The current president was not in this performance as the actor, G.W.B, was vacationing on his Texas ranch--in the script he was a major contributor to the sad state of repair of this little Ford car

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Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Ruby (Red) Tuesday -- Bus, de bus, de bus!

Buses inside and out, outside first. This bus is a Ford. Ford makes very good automobiles, trucks and buses. This one can pass cars with a full load going up hill a mountain road.

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Now for the inside. Could you sleep when your bus is passing a line of cars going UP a mountain road?

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Sunday, November 02, 2008

One single impression: Disguise

Mr. Linky gave me the "cheese" disguise today.
Irregardless of that he won't see through my disguise today

if you click here . Then, "Guess who!"

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Five sparrows sold for two pennies? — That's 40¢ each

6 Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten by God. 7 Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don't be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.
8 "I tell you, whoever acknowledges me before men, the Son of Man will also acknowledge him before the angels of God.
Luke 12:6-8
His Eye Is on the Sparrow
Civilla D. Martin, 1905
Copyright: Public Domain

Why should I feel discouraged, why should the shadows come,
Why should my heart be lonely, and long for heav’n and home,
When Jesus is my portion? My constant Friend is He:
His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me;
His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me.

I sing because I’m happy, I sing because I’m free,
For His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me.
“Let not your heart be troubled,” His tender word I hear,
And resting on His goodness, I lose my doubts and fears;
Though by the path He leadeth, but one step I may see;
His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me;
His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me.

Whenever I am tempted, whenever clouds arise,
When songs give place to sighing, when hope within me dies,
I draw the closer to Him, from care He sets me free;
His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me;
His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me.


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