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Sunday, January 27 2002

Snow warning

The snow began falling hard in mid morning. The weatherman opened the noon news with a winter warning of a fast-moving storm that promised a total accumulation of snow from 12 to 18 inches. As the reporter turned with pointer in hand toward his satellite map, a list of schools dismissing early and some canceling school for tomorrow scrolled across the bottom of the television screen. The district's busses all finished their routes safely over the snow-covered roads that kept getting worse in spite of the highway crews' valiant efforts to keep them plowed. Mary stood at the front window squinting to see through the dense snowfall. Beside her was the family's black Lab, B G. She was so intent on seeing her son Jason coming up the road from the bus stop that she didn't scold the dog for the nose prints he left on the glass.

When B G began whining and wagging his tail furiously, she knew that Jason was nearby even though she couldn't see him. Confident the boy was home safe, Mary went back to her housework. Mom left too soon to see Jason flop in the front yard to make one more angel in the snow before coming into the garage. B G saw it all and gave a woof of joy then whined for not being part of the fun. The Lab whirled around and ran through the house, nearly knocking Mary down as he charged into the kitchen and down the basement steps.

She smiled as she envisioned the scene about to take place. As Jason came from the garage into the basement, the big dog danced all around him, licking the boy's face and all the snow that clung to his clothes. Giggling all the while, Jason wrapped his arms around the massive neck of the dog and they were soon both sprawled on the floor. Jason began rubbing the dog's belly and in an instant, B G was laying calmly on his back with four big paws in the air.

 

What goes around...

A minister parked his car in a no parking zone in a large city because he was short of time and couldn't find a space with a meter. So he put a note under the windshield wiper that read: "I have circled the block 10 times. If I don't park here, I'll miss my appointment. FORGIVE US OUR TRESPASSES."

When he returned, he found a citation from a police officer along with this note. "I've circled this block for 10 years. If I don't give you a ticket, I'll lose my job. LEAD US NOT INTO TEMPTATION."

Sent Sent by Sallie Covolo

Thought for the day

Hatred is best combined with Fear. Cowardice, alone of all the vices, is purely painful—horrible to anticipate, horrible to feel, horrible to remember; Hatred has its pleasures. It is therefore often the compensation by which a frightened man reimburses himself for the miseries of Fear. The more he fears, the more he will hate.

— C. S. Lewis, The Screwtape Letters
Sent by Michael Masterson

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