Open Letter to Spammers

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Every day in my E-Mail I get spam such as “Russian Beauties want to meet you”  or Asian Beauties or simply “Hot Women” or Women in your area want to meet you.   OK you get the drift now I can and do just delete them and mark them as spam but just to let you know I will NEVER call the number or click the link or whatever.    What ever list I am on if you could delete my email address that would be great.  I am 70 years old, married for 48 years and a fairly regular church goer and would like those emails to just go away


A Little of This and That

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Going out to church yesterday morning I slipped on the front steps and fell the whole way down.  It happened so fast I only know that I ended up in the snow and ice laying down by the car (that is the fastest I ever went down those stairs).   I decided that since I was already by the car that if I could get up I would still go to church – and I did.  There are several places on my body that ache and hurt if I touch them but overall I am still alive and kickin’ .  We’ll see how I feel when I try to get to my small group at church tonight.

I have thought quite a bit this past year that my wife and family really needs someone much stronger and better than me.   If they should find that someone I would bow out gracefully as I know that I am fortunate that they have put up with me all this time.

I started going through my old 45 records recently and they sure bring back some great memories.  Many of them have these covers on them with pictures of the artist,  you don’t get that with a cd or an mp3.    I have a ton of records that I’ve saved through all these years.  I have Bobby Vee, Elvis, Frankie Avalon, Bobby Rydell, Dion and many many more.   I even have a couple records by “Jan and Arnie” which was Jan recording with a friend before Dean came in the picture and and and I have like a demo record by Walt the Stilt Chamberlain.  If I can find a cheap desk to put downstairs by the computer I am going (I hope) to get out an old turn table and play my records now and again.

I am really getting tired of television,  even the shows I watch have been losing their appeal to me.  Their are a few that I still look forward to watching but that list is dwindling down a lot lately.   Some of the shows I still watch regularly are “Scorpion, Big Bang Theory, NCIS (all of them), This Is Us,  Criminal Minds and a few BBC shows.   This week I recorded and watched what I consider the best Cop movie ever made “Bullit” with Steve McQueen and that car chase scene is simply classic.

On Valentines day this year we will have been married for 48 years.  It’s been a great ride for me but it seems that everyone could have done better than me;  I can’t give them the things they seem to want like in-ground pools and cruises and I am pretty boring at get togethers and parties.  But I am here until they get tired of me and move along (I would have thought it would have happened a long time ago).

OK enough whining so I guess I’ll go ahead and post this.

St John Presbyterian – Tampa FL

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This is the church I grew up in many, many, many, many (is that enough?) years ago.

A small church but with a congregation that worked tirelessly to serve the community.    Besides the church building on their property they have a Walk In Clinic for those that can’t afford health care,  a group home for developmentally disabled adults and a learning center.

Anyone looking for a church home would do well to give St John a try and if I were to still live in Tampa it would still be my choice.  With that said the folks who were the backbone of the church (Mike and Olga Casanueva, Manual and Hortense Beito, and my mom and dad Charlotte and Henry Knight); of course there are others but right now these come to mind first.

Here is a link to their new website,  please give it a browse and consider them for your new church home.

St John Presbyterian – Tampa FL



Thoughts on Church

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Today’s Church

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Yes,  I am going to start whining again.   I do miss the old hymns and wish they would sing them once in a while.   I am getting somewhat used to the new music and the guitars and  things but I look around sometimes and none of the congregation is singing along with the new music;  I always thought that the hymns were interactive and it was good that the congregation sang along with the music;  I sing along with the words on the screen but it just isn’t the same.

I liked the old churches like the one I grew up in that had a pulpit that the minister stood at while giving the sermon.  In todays church the minister just wanders around with the wireless mic they use.   Yep, the wireless mic  actually is good as everyone can hear better no matter how close they sit.

The minister used to wear a robe or a collar or something so everyone would know he was the minister and being neat and formal is kind of nice.

With all of that said here is a short video I just found that I think all of us old whiners should watch or listen to: