The Kunnel's Korner Magazine
No warmth, no cheerfulness, no
No comfortable feel in any member --
No shade, no shine, no butterflies,
No fruits, no flowers, no leaves,
Did you know: The spin-time of he Moon on its own axis is
identical to the time it takes the Moon to revolve around
Earth, which is why the Moon always keeps almost exactly the
same face toward us.
How much would you weigh on the Moon? Just multiply your
your weight (it doesn't matter if it's in pounds or
kilograms) by 0.165. You'd weigh about 80 percent less!
[The Old Kunnel be a nice slender 33 pounds. grin]
There will be a Full "Beaver" Moon, November 23, 2018
The Elephant's Child
I KEEP six honest serving-men
(They taught me all I knew);
Their names are What and Why and When
And How and Where and Who.
I send them over land and sea,
I send them east and west;
But after they have worked for me,
I give them all a rest.
Today in God's Word
The Events of November 2018
November 1, 2018- All Saints Day
All Saint's Sunday will be celebated on Sunday, November 4th at New Hope Faith Community church during both worship services. We will remember and give thanks for all of the faithful men and women who have gone before us to join the Church Triumphant.
10/11/2018 1451 November 2, 2018- All Souls Day
November 3, 2018- Sadie Hawkins Day
Sadie Hawkins Day is an American folk event and pseudo-holiday originated by Al Capp's classic hillbilly comic strip Li'l Abner (1934–1978). This inspired real-world Sadie Hawkins events, the premise of which is that women ask men for a date or dancing.
From WikiPedia, the FREE online encyclopedia
November 4, 2018 - Daylight Savings Time Ends
Will Rogers Day [Oklahoma]
Even if you're on
the right track,
you'll get run over if
you just sit there.
-- Will Rogers,
November 6, 2018 - Electon Day
Get off your duff and VOTE!
November 7, 2018 - New Moon
November 10, 2018 - Happy Birthday. Marine!
The Continental Congress authorized the formation of two battalions of Marines. Captain Samuel Nichols, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was commissioned captain on 28 November 1775 and charged with raising the Marines called for by Congress. Nicholas remained senior officer in the Continental Marines through the Revolution, and is properly considered the first Marine Corps Commandant. The initial Marine recruiting rendezvous opened at Tun Tavern, in Philadelphia, early in 1776.
100th Anniversary of Signing of the Armistice
World War I Ends
On the chilly morning of November 11, 1918, German and Allied leaders gathered in a railway car in a forest near Compiegne, France. Germany had suffered stinging defeats in the Allied hundred days offensive, and the German economy was in shambles. After three days of negotiations led by France’s Ferdinand Foch, the time had come to admit defeat. Germany signed the Armistice agreement in Foch’s personal railroad carriage. The Armistice would bring an end to fighting in World War I. The Great War resulted in more than 37 million military casualties worldwide!
The Terms of the Armistice
The Armistice would take effect six hours later, at the 11th hour, of the 11th day, in the 11th month. The delay allowed time for the news to travel along the Western Front.
November 21, 2018 - As November 21, so is the winter...
And November goes,
With the last red berries
And the first white snows.
-- Elizabeth Coatsworth,
American writer [1893-1986]
November 29, 2018 - Last Quarter Moon
An email from Will R. [Canada]:Hey Bob,
Lolly and I wanted to thank you for the very lovely and innovative Advent Calendar!
I had thought that we were the only ones around to still practice Advent religiously. Our entire area is Christian, all of our friends and neighbours, but ours is one of the few homes that I still see making up an advent wreath with candles and lighting it for the Holy weeks of the tradition.
When we moved here 40 years the practice was absolutely commonplace, but only a few seem to bother any more,............ pity. Of course then the area was full of children and now it’s full of retirees, that’s probably the reason.
Even more looking forward to December the 1st now! I should be out of my sling by then, and bringing the tree up from the basement. We will have all of the family over to decorate it on the 3rd, and we will let the Grandchildren open that day on the calendar, they will find that to be incredibly cool.
Thanks again Bob and all the best,
My reply:Thank you and Lolly for being close friends,too. It is really great to know that others look forward to Christmas as I do. Your Christmas gift to me is great philosophy of hope, faith, and love. But most importantly is love. God bless you all.
An email from Daryl S. [Arkansas]:In my The Kunnel's Korner Magazine email, I wrote [as you know]:
"I know, I know! You have been given this notice for the past week or more. "Daylight Saving Time ends at 2:00 A.M. Sunday, November 6, 2016." What this means to me is that I have to set my alarm clock NOW to get out of the sack at 6:00 A.M. to get myself to the church on time. GRIN
Thought for today:
“The future ain't what it used to be.”
--Yogi Berra, [1925-2015]”
My Arkansas friend commented:
The pastor that married my late wife and myself in 2003, FORGOT the time change in BOTH directions!! It was like:
Spring Forward (March): "Well, preacher, glad you could make the after church potluck".
Fall Back (November): "Bet you thought the Rapture had occurred, because no one was here".
Daryl Stout, WX1DER, Sysop
The Thunderbolt BBS, Little Rock, Arkansas
The British Supermarine Spitfire was one of the best all-round aircraft to emerge during World War II.
1520 11/01/2016First and Final Flight of the "Spruce Goose"
Yes, my friend, Mr. Hughes did it but, in this film silence IS golden.
Another Hercules aka the Spruce Goose. GO!
Have you tried 'Wheaties', the breakfast of champions?
1400 11/11/2016MEDAL OF HONOR
John L. Canley (born 1 February 1938) is a retired United States Marine and recipient of the U.S. military's highest decoration, the Medal of Honor, for actions in January/February 1968 during the Battle of Hue'. At the time of this action Canley was a Gunnery sergeant with Company A 1st Battalion, 1st Marines. Canley was originally awarded the Navy Cross, but this was upgraded to the Medal of Honor which was presented on 17 October 2018.
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, March 3, 1863, has awarded in the name of Congress the Medal of Honor to
UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS
The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Gunnery Sergeant John L. Canley (MCSN: 1455946), United States Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving as Company Gunnery Sergeant of Company A, First Battalion, First Marines, FIRST Marine Division (Reinforced), Fleet Marine Force, during operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam from 31 January to 6 February 1968. On 31 January, when his company came under a heavy volume of enemy fire near the city of Hue, Gunnery Sergeant Canley rushed across the fire-swept terrain and carried several wounded Marines to safety. Later, with the company commander seriously wounded, Gunnery Sergeant Canley assumed command and immediately reorganized his scattered Marines, moving from one group to another to advise and encourage his men. Although sustaining shrapnel wounds during this period, he nonetheless established a base of fire which subsequently allowed the company to break through the enemy strongpoint. Retaining command of the company for the following three days, Gunnery Sergeant Canley on 4 February led his men into an enemy-occupied building in Hue. Despite fierce enemy resistance, he succeeded in gaining a position immediately above the enemy strongpoint and dropped a large satchel charge into the position, personally accounting for numerous enemy killed, and forcing the others to vacate the building. On 6 February, when his unit sustained numerous casualties while attempting to capture a government building, Gunnery Sergeant Canley lent words of encouragement to his men and exhorted them to greater efforts as they drove the enemy from its fortified emplacement. Although wounded once again during this action, on two occasions he leaped a wall in full view of the enemy, picked up casualties, and carried them to covered positions. By his dynamic leadership, courage, and selfless dedication, Gunnery Sergeant Canley contributed greatly to the accomplishment of his company's mission and upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and of the United States Naval Service.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Kate Smith sings "God Bless America"
Five Facts About: "God Bless America"*******************************
and its composer, Irving Berlin
“America's second national anthem”
was introduced 80 years ago this month
- Irving Berlin was born Israel Baline in the empire of Russia on May 11, 1888. In the 1890s, he emigrated to the United States with his family. At age 8, Berlin quit school and began selling newspapers on the streets of New York.
- His first musical job was a singing waiter. He taught himself to play piano but never learned to play in more than one key. He was paid 37 cents for the right to publish his fist song, “Marie from Sunny Italy,” in 1907. In 1911, his “Alexander's Ragtime Band,” was an international hit, even in his country of birth.
- Berlin wrote “God Bless America” for an Army fund-raising show in 1918, but put it away until 1938, when singer Kate Smith asked him for a patriotic song that she could sing on her radio program. An immediate hit, the chorus section of “God Bless America” is 40 words long.
- The composer assigned all publishing rights to “God Bless America” to the Boy and Girl Scouts of America. It has earned the organizations more than $10 million.
- On the afternoon of Septmber 11, 2001, U.S. senators and congressimen gathered on the steps of the Capitol and sang “God Bless America.”
WHO WAS MR. GORSKY?
[Thank you, Ellen, for passing this on.]
ON JULY 20, 1969, AS COMMANDER OF THE APOLLO 11 LUNAR MODULE, NEIL ARMSTRONG
WAS THE FIRST PERSON TO SET FOOT ON THE MOON.
HIS FIRST WORDS AFTER STEPPING ON THE MOON,
"THAT'S ONE SMALL STEP FOR MAN, ONE GIANT LEAP FOR MANKIND," WERE TELEVISED
TO EARTH AND HEARD BY MILLIONS.
BUT, JUST BEFORE HE RE-ENTERED THE LANDER, HE MADE THE ENIGMATIC REMARK
"GOOD LUCK, MR. GORSKY."
MANY PEOPLE AT NASA THOUGHT IT WAS A CASUAL REMARK CONCERNING SOME RIVAL SOVIET COSMONAUT.
HOWEVER, UPON CHECKING, THERE WAS NO GORSKY IN EITHER THE RUSSIAN OR AMERICAN SPACE PROGRAMS.
OVER THE YEARS, MANY PEOPLE QUESTIONED ARMSTRONG AS TO WHAT THE 'GOOD LUCK, MR. GORSKY'
STATEMENT MEANT, BUT ARMSTRONG ALWAYS JUST SMILED.
ON JULY 5, 1995, IN TAMPA BAY, FLORIDA, WHILE ANSWERING QUESTIONS FOLLOWING A SPEECH,
A REPORTER BROUGHT UP THE 26-YEAR-OLD QUESTION ABOUT MR.GORSKY AND THIS TIME HE FINALLY
RESPONDED BECAUSE HIS MR. GORSKY HAD JUST DIED, SO NEIL ARMSTRONG FELT HE COULD NOW
ANSWER THE QUESTION.
HERE IS THE ANSWER TO "WHO WAS MR. GORSKY?":
IN 1938, WHEN HE WAS A KID IN A SMALL MID-WESTERN TOWN, HE WAS PLAYING BASEBALL
WITH A FRIEND IN THE BACKYARD.
HIS FRIEND HIT THE BALL, WHICH LANDED IN HIS NEIGHBOR'S YARD BY THEIR BEDROOM WINDOW.
HIS NEIGHBORS WERE MR. AND MRS. GORSKY.
AS HE LEANED DOWN TO PICK UP THE BALL, YOUNG ARMSTRONG HEARD MRS. GORSKY SHOUTING AT MR. GORSKY,
"SEX! YOU WANT SEX?! YOU'LL GET SEX WHEN THE KID NEXT DOOR WALKS ON THE MOON!"
It broke the place up.
NEIL ARMSTRONG'S FAMILY CONFIRMED THAT THIS IS A TRUE STORY.
My Page Changes This Month...
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- You Are Nobody 'Til Somebody Loves You
- Video:Tennesee Ernie Ford sings 'Sixteen Tons'
- Video:That Lucky Old Sun - Frankie Laine
- Hymn: In The GArden
- The Holy Bible [NKJV].
- Daily devotional "My Upmost for His Highest" by Oswald Chambers...
- My Book List for 2018.
- Tribute to WWII Veterans
- Nikki, Wilddog of The North
- Music List of the 20s-40s
- Music List of the 50s-90s
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