Saturday, March 22, 2008

Come Saturday Morning...


Hey, bloggers...SPRING IS HERE! And today is HOLY SATURDAY...the day before Easter...so HAPPY HOLY SATURDAY!...(I really don't mean to sound disrespectful, but it requires great effort on my part to not say Holy Saturday, Batman!) Forgive me, please. That's just wrong. Anyway, I was going to publish information about the traditional observances of Holy Saturday around the world, but I want to go in a different direction. Of course, we'll be talking about Resurrection Sunday tomorrow.

I loved all the responses about Good Friday yesterday (BTW, Debye pointed out to me that the picture I downloaded says "Goood" (three "o's") Friday...I hadn't even noticed it...I could make up a story about why it's spelled with three o's (three days in the grave?), but that would also just be wrong. It just came that way. But what I want to talk about is simply SATURDAY. Let me say that I truly honor the strong convictions of those who believe that Saturday is the true Sabbath...but, in all due respect, Christ is the Sabbath, and in Him, every day is holy! Therefore let no one sit in judgment on you in matters of food and drink, or with regard to a feast day or a New Moon or a Sabbath. Such [things] are only the shadow of things that are to come, and they have only a symbolic value. But the reality (the substance, the solid fact of what is foreshadowed, the body of it) belongs to Christ. (Colossians 2:16, 17 - AMP)

And don't write me to challenge me to a debate about that...if you believe that a day, either Saturday or Sunday, is the Sabbath, you're allowed. Namaste!

If you are somewhere around my age, you will relate to this...when I was a kid, Saturday was the most awesome, wonderful, sublime part of God's creation, as far as I was concerned. Monday through Friday was all about school and homework and bed-time, and Sunday in our house was about going to church all day long...Sunday School, Morning Worship, Choir practice, Youth Service, and Sunday Night "Evangelistic" Service.



But Saturday...ah, sweet Saturday...that was about no school, and staying in your pajamas and eating cereal while you watched (let me take a deep breath before I say it)...SATURDAY MORNING CARTOONS!

Kids today have 24 hours of cable TV available to them with entire cartoon networks broadcasting nonstop, not to mention videos and DVDs and Xbox 360 and whatever else they have now, so they can't possibly understand how precious those few hours of cartoons on those three networks were every Saturday morning back in the day! I loved them all...the Warner Bros. stuff (Looney Tunes, Merrie Melodies) and all the Hanna-Barbera collection (everything from Adam Ant to Scooby-Doo), and all the Syd and Marty Krofft productions, Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids, and my personal favorite...the Banana Splits! Then, in the afternoon it was old Tarzan movies, and when I got a little older, Amercian Bandstand and Soooooooooooouuuuuuuuullllll Traaaaaaaaaiiiiiiinnnnnnnn were added to the line-up.

I know this doesn't sound spiritual enough for the day before Easter, but I was thinking about the kids in our church having their mega-Easter Egg Hunt today, and I grew nostalgic for the Saturdays of my childhood. Jesus said that only those who viewed the world as children could enter His Kingdom...and for me "Saturday" is a state of mind...a mindset that enables me to have child-like faith, to believe for the best in people, to be hopeful and optimistic, to believe in magic, and to believe that stories can and should have happy endings.

And on this day when we solemnly remember the still, quiet Saturday tomb of Jesus...when we observe Holy Saturday...I want to embrace that which is truly holy...the same Spirit that raised Jesus from the dead...the Spirit of Life Who writes the happy endings to all of our story-lines!

And just look around you. Spring is bursting out everywhere, and spring is about the promise of life conquering death...about possibilities...about life in living color. Tomorrow's going to be a beautiful day...Sunrise Service...a celebration of praise and worship...a full house...but today, I'm just glad it's Saturday!


Anyone remember this song by the Sandpipers?

Come Saturday morning
I'm goin' away with my friend (my friend)
We'll Saturday-spend till the end of the day...
Just I and my friend
We'll travel for miles in our Saturday smiles
And then we'll move on
But we will remember long after Saturday's gone
...

40 comments:

Donald said...

Sh-h-h-h-h.....be vew-w-y quiet!
I'm huntin' wabbits.

Ah man, what a memory. I still go to websites and watch Bugs Bunny and Road Runner sometimes because I can't find them on TV anymore.

Thanks for the memories.

Man it's a great day in Pascagoula, M-I crooked letter crooked letter I humpback humpback I.

Happiness is walking outside to get my newspaper in my barfeet (sic) and seeing my son's F150 and my daughter's Jetta sitting in my front yard.

I are a blessed man! Thank you Lord! That's coming from a man who hasn't fully adjusted to the empty nest syndrome.

LP in SC said...

I LOVED that song!
And for me, it was Scooby-Dooby-Doo... (JINKIES! if it weren't for those meddling kids :O )

Dennis Caldwell said...

Good Morning Bishop,
I can totally relate to your Saturday experience, almost like we lived in the same house/life. Thank you for RESURRECTING a spark of youth that I had forgotten that fully CAME ALIVE on Saturday. I can feel that THIS AWAKENING of my inner youth will make this a better day all day. You can tell when something is going to be one of those “keepers” that just stay with you like the flavor of Captain Crunch cereal on Saturday morning; and this was a keeper.

I also would like to share a poem by an anonymous writer I read this morning in my quiet time.

The U in JesUs

Before U were thought of, or time had begun, God even stuck U in the name of God’s Son.

And each time U pray, you'll see; it's true. You can't spell out JesUs—and not include U.

You're a pretty big part of His wonderful name. For U, He was born; that's why He came.

And His great love for U is the reason He lived.

It even takes U to spell United with God.

Isn't it thrilling and splendidly grand that He rose from the dead, with U in His plan?

The stones split away, the gold trUmpet blew, and this word resUrrection is spelled with a U.

When JesUs left earth at His Upward ascension, He felt there was one thing He just had to mention.

"Go into the world and tell them it's true. That I love them all – Just like I love U."

So many great people are spelled with a U. Don't they have a right to know the love of JesUs through U?

God is one with U.


Dennis

DoubleBack Alley said...

Touché. Hoist on my own petard. Is the day after called "Mon-day"? I love the well-placed sarcastic snappy answers to stupid questions. Perhaps, I should have asked if there was an official church designation for the Saturday before Easter. En garde, I will be on watch from this point forward. I actually thought the extra "o" was homage to "Goood Morning Vietnam". If you ever get a chance to the see the Dick Cavett interview with Groucho Marx on PBS, he has an interesting take on the name Peter O'Toole.

Man, o man, Saturday Morning in the seventies. School House Rock, Christopher Glenn with "In The News", Jonny Quest (why no h?) voiced by Tim Matheson, Hadji, Race, and Dr. Quest. Not really a Saturday cartoon, but the Rutl..er, uh Beatles animated series was always cool. I loved the song "Eight Days A Week". Saturday is as passé today as going outside and building a fort, damming a stream, playing army, or walking to the store. I don’t view it through Fleegle-colored glasses. It really has changed. I musta took a wrong toyn at Al-buh-koy-kee, doc. Who knows, maybe more is really less. Paul Winchell and Allan Melvin really carved out a nice little niche, didn’t they?

Everything was much more scarce in those days as it relates to TV. I remember the only televised ball game was the Saturday Game of the Week on NBC. Always, always, always, the Reds, Dodgers, or the Red Sox. Made a lot of us second division guys hate them, but that was all we had. Not sure if you share the memory of evening baseball with the windows open because of the oppressive heat on a slip covered couch that stuck to your back trying to find just the right place to perch the aluminum foil wrapped antenna AM radio to achieve the best reception possible. Praying to God there were no crackling and static-filled thunderstorms in the area that would compete with Mr. Cub trying to deliver his own thunderclap or that your station didn't frizz and waffle after sunset.

I miss it for a moment, then I realize how wonderful the now is. I wouldn’t go back, not for thing, no how. I know there is no place like home, but Oz is where I live now. Easter in Oz, how cool is that. I love that tomorrow is Easter, but I do have to admit that I miss watching my girl at the egg hunt. I would always keep a few extra and adroitly place them in her basket, just in case she didn’t get as much as everyone else. I never pulled a Joe Kennedy and tipped the balance if there was a contest. Tempted, but did not see it through.

Sahib, you have a way of dyeing my day into pastel thoughts. I will hunt for the cyber eggs for the balance of the day waiting for the cyber bunny to deliver my cyber basket.

Hope your Quest for the perfect Easter Service is In The News tomorrow. Gotta Split.

Ain’t God Good?

Dennis Caldwell said...

Its a b-e-a-u-tifull day here in Paragould AR. Dont start talking about riding your motorcycle today Donald, I want to get out on mine soooo bad. I dont even know if it is going to be safe to ride again with my neck bolted together like this. Maybe I will get me a trike. I had one once, I said I wouldnt get another one till I was old; am I old? no no no Im hangin on to that youth resurrection the Bishop gave me this morning. A trike will just be a new adventure! by the way I have Scooby Doo on my cell phone as one of my ring tones :)

Dennis

Dennis Caldwell said...

Hey, if anyone trys to get in touch with me or post on my Blog; I am going out of town to my Mothers for Resurrection Day. I will be leaving here in a couple hours, be back Sunday evening. No enternet up there or cell phone service. I am almost lost without those; also means no CITN on Sunday blagh rigumfasum!!!! I will hav to get the sermon later.

Love, Peace, and Happiness,
Dennis

Dennis Caldwell said...

By the way, My Birthday is on Resurrection Celebration Day this year. Isn't that too cool!!!
51 if your wondering, got one on ya Bish.

Dennis

Donald said...

Alright Dennis, I'm not going to ride my motorcycle today. NOT!
Actually my sister is coming down from Alabama on hers and we're going riding together.
If its any consolation, a friend of mine had his head stuck in a halo for almost a year and he is riding again. He rode an electra-glide for a long time but now, believe it or not, he rides a Hyabusa. 200 mph man! What an idiot!
He's also a motorcycle cop. So don't throw in the towel yet.
But my father-in-law has a trike. But he's in his 70's for crying out loud.
I've already read your blog this morning also. Cool stuff!

LP in SC said...

LAWDY, y'all are CRAZY! Yep, I said the "y" word! Aaaaaaacccccckkkkkk! Somehow I've managed to escape the southern drawl over all these years, but I figure... it's Saturday, why not?

In my vew-w-y quiet contemplation, I suddenly remembered "cojunction junction, what's your function?" and "I'm just a bill... sittin' here on Capitol Hill."


And so funny that "Eight Days A Week" was mentioned. That was a B-side. And I was actually wondering just a few days ago what was the A-side song. Weird.

My Joe is puttering around on his Futura for a few hours this am. He and some friends will be riding up to Indianapolis in Sept. for the MotoGP race, and are plotting a fun ride back. Whatever... :)

Happy Saturday!

Bishop Jim Swilley said...

Hey, Dennis...Happy Birthday! Mine has been on Easter 2 or 3 times throughout my life. I turned 25 on Easter, and tomorrow my son-in-law is turning 25 (he is currently stationed in Honduras)

Thanks for sharing the memories, everyone. I have School House Rock on DVD, and it's really cool.

DBA...Jonny Quest...OMG, I loved that one, but I remember it coming on during the Thursday night prime time line-up. Back then, HB had several shows that were slotted in prime time (Flintstones, Jetsons, Top Cat). Did you know that the Banana Splits was supposed to be based on Hard Day's Night? I can't believe the stuff you know, and you're right about the NOW...

Donald, y'all be careful today (BTW, LP, I totally defend y'all as an acceptable contraction)...

Izumi/JOY said...

How fun! When my youngest was little, she couldn't pronounce cartoons. The word morphed into "tatoonies".

So, we kept it, like these: Chocolate almond marshmallow ice-cream was too hard to say. Her shortened version was "chocadamano", Rice Krispies was "rykrippies", cash register became "cashister" and corned beef hash was "cornbecash".

Personal tatoony favs: Bugs Bunny, Roadrunner, Alvin & the Chipmunks (and dear ol' Dave), The Flintstones, Bullwinkle & Rocky, Yogi, Boo Boo & Ranger Smith, The Jetsons, "Queek-straw" Magraw & little Babalooey, Pink Panther (lol - sorry - flashback - just saw my dad on a morphine drip in ICU - he survived - no thanks to some of us who did Pink Panther imitations at his bedside. Staff invited us to leave.), Tom & Jerry, Roadrunner & Wiley Coyote.

Discussing Popeye & his crew always required an extra can of spinach. Was it Bluto or Brutus that had serious anger management issues?

Now that I think about it, why didn't it seem odd that this entire cast didn't fit in Sweet Haven?

A sailor, his anorexic-looking sweetheart, an orphaned boy named Sweetpea, who was dressed fashionably, (if you're, say, a sack of potatoes) a moocher w/serious integrity issues, as well as OCD for burgers.

And that's just the people! But, guaranteed - if it was on, I was probably glued to the TV.

Yes, I do remember that song; great stroll.

DoubleBack Alley said...

You're right. I think JQ came on Saturday once it became a rerun. Had no idea about the HDN angle on the Banana Splits (Tra, La, La). Still hum that for some reason. Already looking forward to Monday to see what the Easter post was. See what this blog has done to me, Sahib?

LP, I think, "I Don't Want to Spoil the Party" was the other side of 8 Days A Week. Subject to correction. It seems like a lot of their 45 had songs that were not on the albums. I wonder why.

Peace to y'all (got it).

Ain't God Good?

peacemaker said...

It's a beautiful day in my neighborhood too.
Ah...Saturday mornings. Trying to squeeze every minute from every hour so as to not miss a thing.
"Memories...press between the pages of my mind...Memories...sweeten through the ages just like wine"(Ahhh..I feel a song comin on).

Roaming the streets after curfew. Hiding from approaching cars hoping they weren't the police. Putting bottles in the road for all the teenage speeders leaving the Drive-in.
Watching the sunrise from the cover of briar laden bushes gleefully watching the city workers, police, and neighbors clean up the broken bottles.
Meeting up a our hide-out(which was usually the friends house who's Mom did'nt care what we did) to choose sides for War.
Weaponry: magnolia blooms(they looked like hand grenades), green pine cones, dirt clods or a reasonable facsimilie thereof.
Grabbing a frozen waffle, catching Scooby-Do and then off to war.
Escaping a trip to the ER, our gang would amble in the local grocery, clad in our usual outerwear...oversized fatigue jackets and P-coats, leaving with a booty fit for a pirate captain...BF Strawberry Hill, hot malt beverages,TN Sublimes,and yo-yos.
Ah, the smell of the pines behind the grammer school. The speedy ingestion of our loot. The spinning, the nausea. Calling "ralph" as we hugged a tree.
Saturdays...childhood...innocence.
"Those were the days my friend...we thought they'd never end..."

See how well I turned out.

Peace
PM

Avatar said...

Hello ya'll--I don't know, for here I'm likin' y'ALL!

What great sublime memories! Fun. Fun. Fun. Youth resurrection--a reminder of the place in the heart to get back to Oz Now!

Donald: Happiness IS seeing the cars--AMEN! Didn't think we would but just found out that we will see cars in the yard this weekend too.

LP & Bishop: "Come Saturday Morning" - I don't know if its 1969memories or the excellence of the songwriter (maybe both) but it evokes bicycle with no hands freedom for me. Interesting that it was on the soundtrack for the Sterile Cuckoo. Which could bring up a great discussion of Corinthians 13 love.

I don't want to go there on this Holy Saturday day. I'm going to go ride my bike (no motor, dennis) with no hands.

Avatar said...

Oh, right--and Happy Birthday, Dennis from me, too!

Avatar said...

Cool pic of the flowers/grass growing in the sidewalk, Bishop. Makes me think of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn.

And of course how a gentle thing like a flower can hammer a rock to pieces.

Dennis Caldwell said...

thanks for the good report Donald, maybe there is hope for the hopeless :)
thanks everyone for the happy birthdays! Gotta Go!

Dennis

Donald said...

LP there's nothing wrong with having a drawl or saying y'all, especially down here in this part of the world.
I've been told that I was as country as a brown chicken egg. The person who said it thought they were insulting me, but I took it as a compliment and hugged them and gave them some jaw sugar.

kettly duchatellier said...

"HOW GREAT IS OUR GOD.....SING WITH ME...HOW GREAT IS OUR GOD....
THAT'S THE SONG I AM LISTENIG TO RIGHT NOW.

HAPPY HOLY SATURDAY MORNING TO YOU.
AND TO ALL MY BLOGGERS FRIENDS.
Though some of us don't know one another.But we are connect.By our LORD JEHOVAH. And also to you Bishop Swilley,by trying to do everything you possibly can to brings us closer to our heavenly
Father.You did not died or carried
our sins unto your Cross or to your
shoulder for us.But,by you creating
this blog,you giving us a way to be conneted to God,to you,to one
another,and also to our inner self.

Thanks,a trillion for the memory
of our"Saturday Morning".Where I grew up(Haiti)I cannot remember wherethere or not we own a T.V.But
we had each orther brothers and
sisters,cousins,to play with. It's
when we moved here to America,we started to wacht TV,and we learned about the saturday morning cartoon shows.Don't get me wrong,as
good as the cartoon shows are good
and silly to sit and wacht.But what I remember the most is my saturday morming playing with my siblings.
There are times I would give the world to have that back again.
Though most of us are here in georgia together it's not the same way it's used to be like when we were children.
Yes!there is something magical about that.Though,this coming weekend,we the(sister)are going away for mysister(widza,50th Birthday). Still,it will not be the same without the Brothers.
Because its only for the sisters.(Sorry Bish,we will not be there to help you celebrate your 50th that sunday).But I promise to keep
you on my prayers on this day.

I have this to say:IN the infinity
of life where I am,all is perfect,
whole,and complete. Each one of us,
myself included,experiences the richness and fullness of life in ways that are meaningful to us. I
now look at the past with love and choose to learn from my old experiences. There is no right or wrong,nor good or bad.The past is over and done.There is the NOW,and the experience of the NOW moment. I
love God, and I love Myself,for allowing GOD to bring into my heart
memories of the past into this present moment. I share what and who I am,for I know we are all one
in Spirit.All is well in my world
and I pray that all is well in your
world. Because,of our Lord Jehovah.

Behold,the Lord Jehovah
will come as a mighty one,
and His arm will rule for Him:
Behold,His reward is with Him,
and His recompense before Him.
Isaish 40:10
can't wait for tomorrow Services:
The early sunrise service and our
regular service which I prophesy to
be "SPECTACULAR". IN JSESUS'S
NAME.AMEN!
HAPPY SATURDAY MORNING TO YOU and
YOURS;Fritz and I will have the same.
God Bless.
Kettly

HollyC said...

Good afternoon everyone!

Ahhhhhhhhhhh yes...Saturday mornings with Bugs and da gang..

I can still hear Pepe' Le Pew say "I'm zee locksmith of love." Cracks me up..
Goood times.. Goood times.. ; )
Bugs was good but I was more of a Hulk Hogan's Rockin Wrestling kinda gal. *smile*

LP in SC said...

JAW SUGAR?!?!? WHOAAAAAA, man... that's a new one on me!

Also, got to thinking about the wonderful candies of childhood. When very young and in Maryland, a gal from across the street would sometimes let me walk to the store with her, and I got the most wonderful candy lipstick and such. And of course, it's been established that I loved the thick, flat CHARM pops. Wish I could find them now. And every once in a blue moon, I can still get ahold of a Mallow Cup (I think that's more of a northern thing; I have trouble finding them.) YUM!

Donald said...

About jaw sugar. While referring to Barney, Andy Griffith has been known to say,"O-h-h-h,....he got him a little sugar on the jaw."
Hence the term jaw sugar.
Hang with us lp and we'll "learn" you some stuff.

Bishop Jim Swilley said...

OK, several things…first of all, love having you share in the memories and getting it…

Donald, Dennis, Peacemaker, LP, Izumi…reading your responses makes me feel related to you…

All right, DBA, I finally listened to Double Back Alley and I get it…it is funny (“Neighbors were loud, but ever so pally”?)…that’s a hoot (with apologies to Penny Lane)

Avatar, I don’t know whatever happened to him, but Wendell Burton who played opposite Minelli in the Sterile Cuckoo was a Contemporary Christian artist in the seventies, and I used to have his album. I actually listened to it not long ago, but it seems to have disappeared from my collection.

Kettly, thanks for helping to keep us global…so many of us here obviously share childhood experiences…it’s important for us (me) to remember that the world is bigger than our personal memories…

Also, everyone, I got a Blackberry today, so I can get e-mails instantly, which means I don’t have to wait until I have my laptop to put your posts through, which means the blog can be much more accessible. Hopefully, now I can moderate even when we’re in Korea week after next.

Ebony said...

Reading this post this morning helped me get my mind off the homegoing I had to attend this A.M., but it also reminded me that the tomb is just the portal we have to enter eternity through. I also loved the references to Saturday morning programming. For me, happiness was watching "Bugs and Daffy" (Is there ANY Network that shows Looney Tunes ANYWHERE?!!!) Then an hour of Saved by the Bell, or its many spin offs. (I'm showing my age there) Ah to be a kid again. Well, I'm off to eat dinner, have a few Dove Chocolate eggs, and beace myself for a hecka-cool Resurrection service.

Bishop Jim Swilley said...

And Holly, Pepe Le Pew is one of my favorite characters...he had the healthiest self-esteem in the universe. Just thinking about the cat's expressions when she was in his embrace makes me laugh.

LP in SC said...

Hee Hee,

So y'all are gonna school me, eh? Now ye know I ain't been to school in a coon's age! I dunno?!?

Cool, Bish... I always wanted an OLDER brother :)

As for the Blackberry... have mercy! Way too technical for this gal, but I'm glad you got one so that we bloggers can have all day to either be insightful or waste a heck of a lot of time (and I mean that in a good way!)

Meet you in the stream tomorrow!

Anonymous said...

"Aahhh say, I said, ahhh say, that boy is about as sharp as a bowling ball"-- Foghorn Leghorn.

:) 2 funny... the innocence of Saturday mornings!

The beauty and reverence to come on Sunday!

peacemaker said...

Was there mischievous a side to you I don't know about or did my post remind you of a delinquent relative...maybe a cousin or someone:-)

Peace and Love

Donald said...

I had a Blackberry at my last job. Just don't get too hooked on Brickbreaker. I don't mean to brag or anything, but I did get through every level.

Avatar said...

BBerry! Cool Bishop, that will b travellin' some smiling miles! More later, gotta get back on the road to home.

peacemaker said...

"mischievous a side"...all my schoolins really payin off.
I'm sure glad in didn't mess up and say..." a mischievous side"...man would I have been embarrassed.

Donald said...

Oops, it should have been M-I crooked letter crooked letter I crooked letter crooked letter I humpback humpback I.
I guess it's true what they say about us folks down here.
Might oughta find another tutor LP

Anonymous said...

Bishop Swilley,the nostalgia you have brought back of the Saturday morning's past that I spent with Buggs and Daffy,Chaka and H.R.Puffin Stuff,Scooby and Shaggy and the Super Friends,are putting a smile on my face.I just want to join Archie and Edith and sing "Those were the days".

Soul Train,Ithought I was the only white boy who watched Don Cornelius and company.When I a little boy my Dad worked a half of a day on Saturday and the only thing that would calm me down while me and Mom waited on him to get home was Soul Train,especially if James Brown was on there.Go figure.

Dennis,Happy Birthday.I hope everyone has a Great Resurrection Day.

Tom

LP in SC said...

DAG-BLASTIT! Just when I'za gettin' useta y'all!

(Whew, Lis... nobody seems to have noticed that you typed 'cojunction' junction... guess you're off the hook!)

Don't mind that, guys. It was just a pesky little voice inside my head.

Up late tonight baking a cake to take to the rents (PARENTS) tomorrow. Will be streaming though.
Someone COULD don a cape for me!

(Give it a rest, Lis!)
Darn that voice!

Bishop Jim Swilley said...

It's way too late for me to be posting...Sunrise Service is in just a few hours, so please don't anyone respond...I'm going to bed.

Just wanted to say I've enjoyed you all today.

I Like the picture, PM...

Tom, that's three...you're a regular now...

Hope to see everyone in a few hours...

Izumi/JOY said...

Peep! Peep!

Avatar said...

Peep,peep,peep

Avatar said...

Izumi/Joy: you ARE a joy! Had to sneak a few minutes yesterday from the kids visit to peep back and let you know!!

Missed posting this before “last call” on Sat.night, hopefully its not all too far in the past to post now, but I’m still wonderin’ on a few things here.

Donald: funny you reposted crooked letter/humpback. I was saying that as I drove in to the house tonight. I don't even live [and never HAVE] in MS. Once you learn it, it just kind of rolls off the tongue.

Kettly: what do kids in Haiti play on Saturday mornings?

Dennis: loved your US poem. Hopefully the L-Ls won't freak out but have you noticed that J-e-s-u-s just happens to be a blog administrator we all know's initials and "US". Just wonderin'.

Peacemaker: Bottles? Yikes. We did rocks and hoped they would shoot out. Night time hide and seek. Do kids even do that anymore? yo-yo's!! (pleasant sigh) Did you play with klackers? I think that's what they were called. [two colored plastic balls attached to cords, then we tried to keep them clacking back and forth]. As I recall they quickly went off the market--too many of them broke and seriously hurt younger brothers--fun while they lasted tho! I like your new pic.

Bishop: Wendell Burton was a Christian artist? That's interesting. I remember Liza'a character more, but W.B.'s as a "good" guy. Did they make the church look bad? I can't remember when that started happening in movies.

LP: I noticed. Enjoyed singing it that way a couple of times. (smile)

Night, all. I don't want to miss even a smidge of the SPECTACULAR services Kettly prophesied.

Izumi/JOY said...

Avatar, I think I'm gonna hafta check into some astronaut garments. Seems I never leave the monitor for very long.

Anonymous said...

Dear Bishop,

This is Ron and Helen from North Carolina. Man, do we miss you and the church. We have been streaming and let me tell you that there is no place like home (citn) I am a walking promotional commerical for citn. Thanks for your love and support. Love Ron and Helen