Brooke Benjamin and Bob Hartdegen 2/13/18

By February 13, 2018 Uncategorized No Comments

We were serenaded by Brooke Benjamin and Bob Hartdegen. They sang duets of; When I Fall in Love, Good Night Ladies and Sweet Caroline. They are part of the Music Exchange run by Lori Moss who’s a private voice and piano instructor. TG dazzled us with his knowledge from 1917. A few of the facts he shared: Life expectancy for a male – 47 years Speed limit – 10 miles per hour Annual Earnings – $200 to $400 for the average US worker Sugar – $.04 for 1 pound Dozen Eggs – $.14 95% of births took place at home Doctors had no college education 230 murders reported in USA Leading causes of death – Pneumonia, Flu, Tuberculosis, and Diarrhea TG also read an entertaining letter allegedly from his 92 year old “mother in law” about her Honk if you Love Jesus bumper sticker. I suspect his mother in law isn’t the original author!Here you go: The other day I went up to our local Christian book store and saw a ‘Honk if you love Jesus’ bumper sticker. I bought the sticker and put it on my bumper. Boy, am I glad I did; what an uplifting experience that followed. I was stopped at a red light at a busy intersection, just lost in thought about the Lord and how good He is, and I didn’t notice that the light had changed. It is a good thing someone else loves Jesus because if he hadn’t honked, I’d never have noticed. I found that lots of people love Jesus! While I was sitting there, the guy behind started honking like crazy, and then he leaned out of his window andscreamed, ‘For the love of God!’ ‘Go! Go! Go! Jesus Christ, GO!’ (What an exuberant cheerleader he was for Jesus!) Everyone started honking! I just leaned out my window and started waving and smiling at all those loving people. I even honked my horn a few times to share in the love! There must have been a man from Florida back there because I heard him yelling something about a ‘sunny beach’. I saw another guy waving in a funny way with only his middle finger stuck up in the air. I asked my young teenage grandson in the back seat what that meant. He said it was probably a Hawaiian good luck sign or something. Well, I have never met anyone from Hawaii , so I leaned out the window and gave him the good luck sign right back. My grandson burst out laughing.(He was enjoying this religious experience!! ) A couple of the people were so caught up in the joy of the moment that they got out of their cars and started walking towards me. I bet they wanted to pray or ask what church I attended, but this is when I noticed the light had changed. So, grinning, I waved at all my brothers and sisters, and drove on through the intersection. I noticed that I was the only car that got through the intersection before the light changed again and felt kind of sad that I had to leave them after all the love we had shared. So I slowed the car down, leaned out the window and gave them all the Hawaiian good luck sign one last time as I drove away. Praise the Lord for such wonderful folks!! Will write again soon, Love, Grandma