Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

Golden Oldie

Do not keep the alabaster box of your friendship
sealed up until your friends are dead. Fill their
lives with sweetness. Speak approving, cheering
words while their ears can hear them, and while
their hearts can be thrilled and made happier.
The kind of things you mean to say
when they are gone, say before they go.

-George W. Childs
(From Penny Pennington's
Today's Thought 2001/06/25)

Friday, May 27, 2011

Friday, May 27th, 2011

Golden Oldie

In 1865, Henry C. Welles, a druggist in the village of Waterloo, NY,
mentioned at a social gathering that honor should be shown to the
patriotic dead of the Civil War by decorating their graves.
In the Spring of 1866, he again mentioned this subject to General John
B. Murray, Seneca County Clerk. General Murray embraced the idea and a
committee was formulated to plan a day devoted to honoring the dead.
Townspeople adopted the idea wholeheartedly. Wreaths, crosses and bouquets
were made for each veteran's grave. The village was decorated with flags
at half mast and draped with evergreen boughs and mourning black

On May 5, 1866, civic societies joined the procession to the three
existing cemeteries and were led by veterans marching to martial music. At
each cemetery there were impressive and lengthy services including
speeches by General Murray and a local clergyman. The ceremonies were
repeated on May 5, 1867.

The first official recognition of Memorial Day as such was issued by
General John A. Logan, first commander of the Grand Army of the
Republic. This was General Order No. 11 establishing "Decoration Day" as
it was then known. The date of the order was May 5, 1868, exactly two
years after Waterloo's first observance. That year Waterloo joined other
communities in the nation by having their ceremony on May 30.


Thursday, May 26, 2011

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

Golden Oldie

Are you interested in making $$$$ fast?
Here's an incredibly simple way to do it,
and there is nothing to buy, no investment
to make, no money to lose! Try it now!

Follow this simple procedure:

1) Hold down the shift key.
2) Hit the 4 key four times.

-(Archives)(tftd assumes of
"Profusions of Puns Gaggles of
Groaners" <Groaners@mail.otherwhen.com>)


This thought goes out in honor of Penny Pennington who conducts
a tireless crusade to rid the Internet of the chain letter,
get-rich-quick mail, and urban legend clutter.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

Talking much about oneself can also be a means to conceal oneself.
-- Friedrich Nietzsche

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

It is always the season for the old to learn.

- Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.)

Monday, May 23, 2011

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago.
The next best time is now.

-African Proverb
Quoted by Bro. Tim

Friday, May 20, 2011

Friday, May 20th, 2011

Golden Oldie

It bothers me when people say,
'We lost Uncle Jim'.
It _sounds_ so careless.

-Irene Lisenbee Galvin
May 9, 1910 - March 8, 1994

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Thursday, May 19th, 2011

We don't understand the software, and sometimes we don't understand the
hardware, but we can see the blinking lights!


Oh for the good old days. tftd

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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

People who want to retire so they can sit under a
coconut tree watching the grass grow baffle me.
We were created for meaningful work, and one of
life's greatest pleasures is the satisfaction of
a job well done.

-John Maxwell
From the Masters:
23 Apr 2008

dan-galvin@oldschool.tamu.edu - Dan

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

Don't get even -- get odd!

Posted by: Dan - dan-galvin@oldschool.tamu.edu

Monday, May 16, 2011

Monday, May 16th, 2011

Golden Oldie

It is better to deserve without receiving
than to receive without deserving.

-Robert Ingersoll (1833-1899)
Orator and lawyer
"Bits & Pieces"
November 2004