Monday, January 29, 2007

Polka music

Sitting here listening to polka music. Love it! In small doses, at least.

Friday, January 26, 2007

The best of the crooners

The era of crooners is largely over, with a few notable exceptions. Sinatra was the most popular. Tony Bennett was the best stylist. Robert Goulet had the best voice. Mel Torme was probably the best singer. Como had the most relaxed voice. But THE crooner was Crosby. None of them had that rich, easy voice and style that just defined the genre.

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Green Acres

Leah got her mom the complete first season of Green Acres (some of you won't remember that). To me, it is hilarious. I'm not sure if the womenfolks enjoy it quite as much.

Monday, January 22, 2007

Fellowship Primitive Baptist Church, Waldron, Arkansas

Bro. Philip Blankenship and I traveled to Waldron on Saturday night (rain both ways) for services at Fellowship church. Elder Dennis Horn, their pastor, expressed very eloquently how blessed we are with gospel privileges in this area, and I echo my hearty Amen. We had a very nice crowd Sunday night, with a good many visitors. Elders Steve Woods and James Isaacs preached ably for us. It was a good weekend.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

I just heard Moon River on the radio. I had forgotten just how nice the poetry was. "We're after the same rainbow's end, waiting round the bend, my Huckeberry friend, Moon River and me."

Monday, January 15, 2007

Bad weather

Nasty winter weather immediately north, west and south of us. We really dodged the bullet this time around. I'm not complaining. I do not like nasty weather.

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Washington's Farewell Address

Quotes from George Washington's Farewell Address:

"The great rule of conduct for us in regard to foreign nations is in extending our commercial relations, to have with them as little political connection as possible. So far as we have already formed engagements, let them be fulfilled with perfect good faith. Here let us stop. Europe has a set of primary interests which to us have none; or a very remote relation. Hence she must be engaged in frequent controversies, the causes of which are essentially foreign to our concerns. Hence, therefore, it must be unwise in us to implicate ourselves by artificial ties in the ordinary vicissitudes of her politics, or the ordinary combinations and collisions of her friendships or enmities. . . It is our true policy to steer clear of entangling alliances with any portion of the foreign world."

I wish the current administration would take heed.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Dad and Joshua and I went to the Booneville/Ozark game last night. Bro. Howard Heffington played for Ozark, who won by about 10 points. He starts for them and does a nice job. It was a pretty good game. Both teams are improved. Dad really enjoys going to basketball games and watching them on TV.

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

New Year's weekend I was with the church at Snyder, Texas. I enjoyed the trip. That church is served by Elders Ward Rowell, Bernard Gowens and Barry Brown (I am not sure who serves them as pastor). Other visiting preachers were Elders Hulan Bass and Mark Rowell, both of whom preached ably. I greatly enjoyed getting to visit with Bro. Hulan and hear him tell stories, particularly about his uncle, Elder Jimmie Bass. He is a wealth of information about times past in the church.