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Sunday, August 19, 2012
TODAY’S WORD is phthisis (THAHY-sis). “Apoplexy is no longer to be feared, but phthisis is there. Social phthisis is called misery.” (Victor Hugo, Les Misérables)
FRIDAY’S WORD was katzenjammer. It means hangover; distress or depression; or a discordant clamor. (source: Webster’s Ninth New Collegiate Dictionary). His katzenjammer and general funk prevented him from enjoying the lovely, breezy Saturday dawn.
Rachel, have you lost a vehicle key? Do you have a friend or relative named Rachel? Someone turned in a GM key attached to a leather keychain with the name “Rachel” and 10 store shopper cards. It can be picked up at the Bulletin office.
Is cancer a worry in your life, or that of a loved one? A cancer support group will meet at 4 p.m. Monday in the conference room on 1 North at Memorial Hospital. The group is for people who recently have been diagnosed with any type of cancer, who are getting treatment for cancer or who are living with a cancer diagnosis. For more information or to RSVP, call Valerie Adkins at 666-7847.
Two free community meals will be held this week. On Tuesday, Broad Street Christian Church will have a meal from 5:30-6:30 p.m. For transportation within the city, call 340-0523. On Thursday, Bassett Memorial United Methodist Church will have a dinner from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Broad Street is located at 106 Broad St., Martinsville, and Bassett UMC is at 2805 Riverside Drive, Bassett.
Here’s a joke that’s been making the rounds on the Internet:
I pulled into a crowded parking lot and rolled down the car windows to make sure my labrador retriever had fresh air. She was stretched out on the back seat, and I wanted to impress upon her that she must remain there. I walked to the curb backward, pointing my finger at the car and saying emphatically, “Now you stay. Do you hear me? Stay!”
The driver of a nearby car gave me a startled look. “I don’t know about you, lady,” he said incredulously. “But I usually just put my car in park.”
The Hospital Volunteer Auxiliary will have its annual jewelry sale from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday. Jewelry and accessories will be sold for $5 each. The sale will be held in the main classroom of Memorial Hospital of Martinsville. Checks, cash and credit cards will be accepted. Proceeds will benefit the Patient Care Fund.
A list of some cute letters kids have written to God has been showing up on the Internet. Here are some of them:
• Dear God, Instead of letting people die and having to make new ones, why don’t you just keep the ones you have? — Jaden
• Dear God, Maybe Cain and Abel would not kill each other so much if they had their own rooms. It works with my brother. — Larry
• Dear God, If you watch me in church on Sunday, Illl show you my new shoes. — Jordan
• Dear God, I bet it is very hard for you to love all of everybody in the whole world. There are only four people in our family and I can never do it. — Kadazha
• Dear God, In school they told us what you do. Who does it when you are on vacation? — Parker
• Dear God, I read the Bible. What does “beget” mean? Nobody will tell me. — Love, Alison