Stone Street church of Christ, Jonesboro, AR

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Leon Hale

Did I ever tell you about Brother Foster’s Thanksgiving prayer? Long ago, out in that West Cross Timbers country beyond Fort Worth, Brother Foster was famous for prayers that showed scope and style. I once heard him send up a Thanksgiving prayer that was major league in all respects, and he did it standing in the kitchen door on Grandma Hale’s farm.

This old fellow was not really a preacher. But in rural regions at the time I am talking about, purebred and registered preachers were scarce and people made do with the nearest they had to the real article.

Brother Foster taught Sunday School, and did funerals, and went around comforting the sick and sorrowful, and generally made a satisfactory substituteoldpreacher.jpg for a preacher. My father used to say you could put a black hat on Brother Foster and hand him a Bible and a collection plate and he could pass for a preacher.

His specialty was prayers on special occasions, like at Fourth of July Picnics, ice cream suppers, Christmas gatherings, and other holiday affairs. It must have been in ‘31 or ‘32 that Brother Foster came to Grandma Hale’s farm for Thanksgiving dinner. Read Entire Article

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Dick Blackford


One night I dreamed I died and went to heaven. I heard songs, and was asked to join the huge group that was singing. There were 1000 sopranos, 1000 altos, 1000 tenors, and one bass — me. We reached a crescendo, which called for as much volume as we could muster. Right in the middle of it the conductor stopped and said, “Brother Blackford, pu-leez, a little softer on the bass”.

Well, that didn’t really happen. But sometimes I sing too loud. Sometimes I sing the wrong verse when everybody else is singing something different. I hate it when that happens. And those times when I sing too loud seem to always happen when I’m singing the wrong verse! I enjoy singing, but I’ve got to stay in my place and sing with the group.

When I was younger and much of a dreamer, I imagined what it would be like to be the conductor of a huge orchestra and chorus. I never made it, but I have done something that far exceeded those dreams. Read Entire Article


Teddy Horton

The following mind-boggling attempt at a crime spree appeared to be the robber’s first, due to his lack of a previous record of violence, and his terminally stupid choices:

→  His target was H&J Leather & Fire-arms — a gun shop.

→  The shop was full of customers —firearms customers.

→  To enter the shop, the robber had to step around a marked police patrol car parked at the front door.

→  A uniformed officer was standing at the counter, having coffee before work.

Upon seeing the officer, the would-be robber announced a holdup, and fired a few wild shots. The officer and a clerk promptly returned fire, covered by several customers who also drew their guns, thereby removing the confused criminal from the gene pool. No one else was hurt.

Reported by The South County Journal in Kent, WA on February 3rd, 1990:

Alan Lakein is quoted as saying, "In all planning you make a list and you set priorities". I can't help but believe that the above mentioned individual had a pretty short list. Lakein's quote makes a lot of sense, but there's one I like better.

In 1954, “Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier” debuted on ABC television‘s “Disneyland”. From that series was born the line, “Be sure you’re right and then go ahead. It’s up to you to do what Davy Crockett said.”  The real-life Crockett had actually said, “Know you’re right, then go ahead.” but that’s hardly significant to what followed. Read Entire Article

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