Just For Laughs
A photographer for a national magazine was assigned to take pictures of a great forest fire. He was advised that a small plane would be waiting to fly him over the fire. The photographer arrived at the airstrip just an hour before sundown. Sure enough, a small Cessna airplane was waiting. He jumped in with his equipment and shouted, "Let's go!" The tense man sitting in the pilot's seat swung the plane into the wind and soon they were in the air, though flying erratically. "Fly over the north side of the fire," said the photographer, "And make several low-level passes." "Why?" asked the nervous pilot. "Because I'm going to take pictures!" yelled the photographer. "I'm a photographer, and photographers take pictures!" The pilot replied, "You mean you're not the flight instructor?
On This Day in History
February 20 Events: 1792 - The United State Postal Service is established. 1872 - The Metropolitan Museum of Art opens in New York 1942 - Edward O'Hare is named America's first World War II flying ace. 1962 - John Glenn is the first American to orbit the earth.
Famous Birthdays
February 20 Famous Birthdays: 1902 - Ansel Adams (Photographer) 1924 - Gloria Vanderbilt (Artist) 1924 - Sidney Poitier (Actor) 1934 - Bobby Unser (Race Car Driver) 1951 - Gordon Brown (Prime Minister of Great Britain) 1963 - Charles Barkley (Basketball Player) 1966 - Cindy Crawford (Model) 1967 - Kurt Cobain (Singer) 1988 - Rihanna (Singer)
Kids Say the Darnest Things
I had been teaching my three-year old daughter, Caitlin, the Lord's Prayer for several evenings at bedtime. She would repeat after me the lines from the prayer. Finally, she decided to go solo. I listened with pride as she carefully enunciated each word, right up to the end of the prayer: "Lead us not into temptation," she prayed, "But deliver us from E-mail.
Betcha Didn't Know This!
JIMMY CARTER: First president to be born in a hospital.
On the Light Side
It was Sunday morning, and the pastor had already preached to the adults in the congregation. Now he was presenting a children's sermon. He asked the children if they knew what the Resurrection was. Now, asking questions during children's sermons is crucial, but at the same time, asking children questions can also be very dangerous. In response to the question, a little boy raised his hand. The pastor called on him and the boy said, "I know that if you have a resurrection that lasts more than four hours you are supposed to call the doctor." It took ten minutes for the congregation to settle down enough for the service to continue.
Where Did This Come From?
LET YOUR HAIR DOWN: To relax or be at ease. History: Parisian nobles risked condemnation from their peers if they appeared in public without an elaborate hairdo. Some of the more intricate styles required hours of work, so of course it was a relaxing ritual for these aristocrats to come home at the end of a long day and let their hair down.