Commentary

Who was the greatest financier in the Bible?

Neighbor Grover sez change is inevitable, except from a vending machine. T hat mid-1950s “Women of

Alcoa” photo identifications you saw here a couple of weeks back need a bit of amending.

For one thing, Lois Eiland Wilkins of Gause called to tell me that was not her in the photo, as someone had identified. “I only worked there a short time and couldn’t have been in the photo,” she said. “Besides, I never wear sunglasses.”

She also said she suspects a woman identified as Christine Goodman was not Christine Goodman. She thinks Christine Goodman was standing in the back row, second from left, one of several women we were unable to identify in the photo.

And Kay Kirk, daughter of the late Juanita Taylor, emailed to say the woman identified as her mother was not, in fact, her mother. Kay has also emailed a couple of photographs of “Women of Alcoa” taken at different times many moons ago. The way they are arranged, they are virtually impossible to ID so we won’t go there.

It’s been fun. It generated a lot of discussion, but the hunt is hereby closed. There’s just been too much water under the bridge since that mid-1950s photo was taken.

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Story of the week concerns a lecture being given by a physician on proper nutrition to a group of senior citizens at a Florida retirement facility.

The doctor rolled off a seemingly endless list of foods that had harmful ingredients, and then asked:

“But can anyone here tell me what food it is that causes the most grief and suffering for years after eating it?”

A f ter severa l moment s of silence, a 75-year-old man in the back row stood up and said:

“Wedding cake!”

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For fellow dog lovers everywhere:

A man emailed a small hotel in a Midwest town he planned to visit on his vacation:

“I would very much like to bring my dog with me. He is wellgroomed and very well behaved. Would you be willing to permit me to keep him in my room with me at night?

An immediate reply came from the hotel owner:

“Sir, I have operated this hotel for many years and in all that time, I’ve never had a dog steal towels, bedclothes, silverware or pictures off the walls. I’ve never had to evict a dog in the middle of the night for being drunk and disorderly. And, I’ve never had a dog run out on a hotel bill.

“Yes, indeed, your dog is welcome at my hotel. And, if your dog will vouch for you, you’re welcome to stay here, too.”

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Finally, something for your collection of religious humor:

Q. What are pastors called in Germany?

A. German Shepherds.

Q. Who was the greatest financier in the Bible?

A. Noah. He was floating his stock when everyone else was in liquidation.

Q. Who was the greatest comedian in the Bible?

A. Sampson. He brought the house down.

Q. What excuse did Adam tell his kids on why they no longer lived in Eden?

A. “Your mother ate us out of house and home.”

Q. Wealthiest spot in the Middle East?

A. Jordan. The banks were always overflowing.

bill@rockdalereporter.com


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