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Memorial Day

2008 Memorial Day Poster #3.

It’s Memorial Day here in the U.S.A. It’s not appropriate to say “Happy Memorial Day”, for this is a truly solemn holiday. It’s the day each year that we honor our fallen heroes – those military personnel who served their country in a time of war – and who gave the ultimate sacrifice to keep our freedom strong. They gave their life.

This is not a day for those like me who once served in the U.S. Armed Forces, for I am still alive. My day is Veterans Day on November 11TH. It is not a day for those who are currently serving in the military. That day is Armed Forces Day – the 3RD Saturday of May.

On this day I remember our fallen heroes. I will never forget.

There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. (John 15:13)

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Bible Blogging Christian Church God Ministry Music Scripture

Sunday Scripture

Greetings my friends. It is Sunday May 30TH 2021, and this is the day that our LORD has made. Let us rejoice. Let us be glad in it. Let us continue to celebrate our living Lord & Savior Jesus Christ – and all that He has done for us.

There’s a great new song on the radio from family band Cain. It’s titled “Yes He Can”. It’s about our almighty God. He moved every mountain. He parted every sea. He defeated the darkness. He delivered me. Yes He did. So Yes He can.

♫ Sometimes those voices try to tell me
I’m forgotten, and I’ve fallen
Too far from His hands
But I know what kind of God He is
And I’m trusting in His promises
I’m believing
And I’m singing
Yes He can ♫

Don’t believe those voices that tell you otherwise. It was a mere 15 years ago that I didn’t who God was – and is. I was far from Him. But He reached out for me, and I accepted Him as my rescuer – as my savior – as my Lord – as my God.

I waited patiently for the Lord to help me,
and He turned to me and heard my cry.
He lifted me out of the pit of despair –
out of the mud and the mire.
He set my feet on solid ground,
and steadied me as I walked along.
He has given me a new song to sing –
a hymn of praise to our God.
Many will see what He has done and be amazed.
They will put their trust in the Lord.
(Psalm 40:1-3 NLT)

Thank you for reading my blog for this day, and may:

The LORD bless you, and keep you.
The LORD make His face shine upon you, and be gracious to you.
The LORD lift up His countenance upon you, and give you peace.

In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. AMEN.

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1980s Blogging Music Radio

My Top 5 Hits RETRO – 1986

Every Friday I post the Top 5 of one of my classic hit music charts based on personal preference and influenced by radio airplay from either 15, 25, 30, or 35 years ago this weekend (rotating each week).

It’s the 4TH Friday of the month, so I go back 35 years ago. Here it is – for the week ending Sunday June 01ST 1986:

  1. “Spirit In The Sky” – Doctor And The Medics
  2. “Snooker Loopy” – Matchroom Mob With Chas & Dave
  3. “My Favourite Waste Of Time” – Owen Paul
  4. “Addicted To Love” – Robert Palmer
  5. “Quiet Life” – Ray Davies

What a quirky pop chart that was !

Let me write about the quirkiest of the 5. That would clearly be “Snooker Loopy” – the surprise novelty smash that invaded and shocked the British pop charts to the point that BBC Radio 1 didn’t know what to do with it. The national Top 40 station didn’t play it much at all aside from when they revealed and counted-down the new Top 40 chart each week.

It debuted at # 98 on the BBC-Gallup chart. It climbed 19 notches in its 2ND week to # 79. Then it climbed another 21 notches in its 3RD week to # 58. Then it entered the Top 40 (gasp) in its 4TH week at # 37. 2 days later Chas & Dave performed the song LIVE on the Thursday May 08TH 1986 edition of “Top Of The Pops” (hosted by John Peel and Janice Long). (Chas & Dave actually lip-synched it with the accompanying music video.) They did a great job with it, and the United Kingdom was impressed. They went out and bought the single at the record stores that weekend. It climbed another 26 notches in its 5TH week to # 11. The following week it reached # 6 – where it peaked – entirely on retail sales.

Here’s that “Top Of The Pops” performance that inspired a nation to buy a single – and hang out at their local village pub to play snooker – or at least sing-along to its newfound anthem:

♫ Snooker loopy nuts are we
Me and him and them and me
We’ll show you what we can do
With a load of balls and a snooker cue
Pot the reds then screw it back
For the yellow, green, brown, blue, pink, and black
Snooker loopy nuts are we
We’re all snooker loopy ♫

It’s halftime my friends. I’ll be back on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday with 3 more blog posts for this weekend. Enjoy your Saturday. Thanks for going RETRO with me !

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Blogging Driving Travel

4,000 Miles

8 days ago the odometer in my car flipped-over to 4,000 miles. It did so 65 days after flipping-over to 3,000 miles. And that happened 36 days after flipping-over to 2,000 miles. And that happened 62 days after flipping-over to 1,000 miles. And that happened 115 days after I bought my car and drove it home from the dealership.

I’ll soon embark on about a 460 to 480 mile road-trip over the course of just 4 days, so flipping-over to 5,000 miles won’t take long at all. It definitely won’t take more than 60 days to do so. It’ll probably happen before the end of June.

As I did with my Spring Break 2021 Road-Trip in February I’ll be posting all about my upcoming road-trip during consecutive Thursdays here on my blog starting on June 10TH (after I return).

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