Just got a call that one of our former church members died. Her name was Nancy, and she grew up in our church. I had a crush on her younger brother, Greg. Her father was one of our deacons, and one of the few men in the church who knew how to fix pretty much anything. He was a locksmith.
Nancy married an Air Force guy back when Ellington was still an active base. Phil attended our church back then. That was common. Our church is only a couple of miles or so from Ellington. Right after they got married, Phil was transferred to Japan, and several of their children were born there. Her mom died 2 years ago.
She had cancer and they apparently didn’t know it. She had some sudden pain, and they went to the emergency room. She died pretty soon afterwards. She lived in Gahanna, Ohio, just outside Columbus.
3:40 p.m….We’re back. I don’t know for how long, but for now, we’re back. I was standing outside talking with a neighbor when the Comcast guy drove up. He stopped at the house on the corner, after circling the block. Don’t know what he was looking for. Maybe he just wanted to see if neighbors were out visiting, since they didn’t have internet access.
So the babysitting problem may be solved. Tracy, our across-the-street neighbor, said she would be willing to watch the son of the girl Beth works with. She babysits off and on, but right now only has her 2 kids. She said if the mom drops him off when she goes to work at 2:00, and the dad was going to pick up the child in the afternoon when he gets off work, then she would probably only charge $10 or $12 a day, for part-time babysitting. The co-worker thought that was good. So I called her and gave her Tracy’s number. I think she will be happy with Tracy.
I’ve seen this several times, and I think it’s hilarious. And cynrita just sent it to me in an email, so I thought I’d post it for your enjoyment:
Research has led to the discovery of the heaviest element yet known to science. The new element, Governmentium (Gv), has one neutron, 25 assistant neutrons, 88 deputy neutrons, and 198 assistant deputy neutrons, giving it an atomic mass of 312.
These 312 particles are held together by forces called morons, which are surrounded by vast quantities of lepton-like particles called peons. Since Governmentium has no electrons, it is inert; however, it can be detected, because it impedes every reaction with which it comes into contact. A minute amount of Governmentium can cause a reaction that would normally take less than a second to take from four days to four years to complete.
Governmentium has a normal half-life of 2- 6 years. It does not decay, but instead undergoes a reorganization in which a portion of the assistant neutrons and deputy neutrons exchange places. In fact, Governmentium’ s mass will actually increase over time, since each reorganization will cause more morons to become neutrons, forming isodopes. This characteristic of moron promotion leads some scientists to believe that Governmentium is formed whenever morons reach a critical concentration. This hypothetical quantity is referred to as critical morass.
When catalyzed with money, Governmentium becomes Administratium, an element that radiates just as much energy as Governmentium since it has half as many peons but twice as many morons..
This is Steve, once again guest blogging for Cindy due to an internet access problem at our house. Seems someone probably cut a cable and Comcast is working to fix the problem.