Never Be At A Loss For Words

You Should Never Be At a Loss For Words

(Great words like Opossum and Lackadaisical)

by H. Jerome Chapman

 Sticks and Stones” is an English language children’s rhyme. It is intended to persuade the child victim of name-calling to ignore the taunt, to refrain from physical retaliation, and to remain calm and good-natured. It is reported to have appeared in The Christian Recorder of March 1862, a publication of the African Methodist Episcopal Church where it is presented as an “old adage” in this form:

Sticks and stones will break my bones But words will never harm me.

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Listening to Music In The Country, 1958 Style

Listening To Music in the Country

Circa 1958

Vhevy Radio

Old Chevy Car Radio

by H. Jerome Chapman

Your kids probably don’t know:

  • Music has not always been portable
  • Radio was once the ONLY way to hear music in the car. And even that wasn’t always possible.

If this picture is the entertainment system you had in your first car, then you are older than you claim!!!
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Social Media and the Preacher Circa 1973

 

by H. Jerome Chapman

If you mention the phrase “social media” today, a number of applications come to mind. Facebook, certainly, is the foremost name people think of, along with Twitter and several others. Most people regard the “Social Media” as a new arena that did not previously exist. The fact is, I got into “social media” in the mid ‘60’s. Continue reading Social Media and the Preacher Circa 1973

Grandmother’s Angels

by H Jerome Chapman

I  guess it is a great experience in life to meet just one person who exhibits what we might call “God Like” qualities. Some would argue as to how those attributes would be defined and verified for an individual. Some would even argue the existence of either: God or “God Like” qualities. Continue reading Grandmother’s Angels

Days Before UPS ( And Dyas Is Gone )

The Days Before UPS, FedEx, Amazon and I-75

(And, Bradberry’s and Dyas are Long Gone)

by H.Jerome Chapman

 I could be wrong on this, as likely as that would seem to everyone. But, I suspect that most people under 50 years have not stopped to realize that there has not always been a UPS, a FedEx and certainly no Amazon dot com. Yet, people all over the country relied heavily on goods being shipped to them that they ordered from various catalogs like Sears and Montgomery Ward. Maybe you ordered some chrome parts for your ’50 Ford Flathead V/8 from the J.C. Whitney catalog. Continue reading Days Before UPS ( And Dyas Is Gone )

Buzzards & A Well Don’t Mix

Buzzards

( Unintended Consequences )

Sometimes, things do not work out the way we planned. Or, more correctly, we do stuff without having any plan at all. And, certainly, with no thought as to the possible outcome or consequences. Stuff just happens, they say.
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Sister Tabor’s Baptism

 Growing up in a rural area can have its pluses and minuses. Sandspurs, for example, would not be considered a plus. There are millions, I suppose, that have never seen a sand spur around their house unless you live in sandy areas or maybe around a Florida beach. The actual name of these little devils is Cenchrus longispinus and cenchrus gracillimus for the varieties that grow in the Southeastern US and you have to be really careful pronouncing that first one. Continue reading Sister Tabor’s Baptism