The table cloth

May,22 2011

Beautiful story…. makes you understand that things happen for a reason

The brand new pastor and his wife, newly assigned to their first ministry, to reopen a church in suburban Brooklyn , arrived in early October excited about their opportunities When they saw their church, it was very run down and needed much work. They set a goal to have everything done in time to have their first service on Christmas Eve.

They worked hard, repairing pews, plastering walls, painting, etc, and on December 18 were ahead of schedule and just about finished. On December 19 a terrible tempest – a driving rainstorm hit the area and lasted for two days.

On the 21st, the pastor went over to the church. His heart sank when he saw that the roof had leaked, causing a large area of plaster about 20 feet by 8 feet to fall off the front wall of the sanctuary just behind the pulpit, beginning about head high.

The pastor cleaned up the mess on the floor, and not knowing what else to do but postpone the Christmas Eve service, headed home. On the way he noticed that a local business was having a flea market type sale for charity so he stopped in. One of the items was a beautiful, handmade, ivory coloured, crocheted tablecloth with exquisite work, fine colours and a Cross embroidered right in the centre. It was just the right size to cover up the hole in the front wall. He bought it and headed back to the church.

By this time it had started to snow. An older woman running from the opposite direction was trying to catch the bus.. She missed it. The pastor invited her to wait in the warm church for the next bus 45 minutes later. She sat in a pew and paid no attention to the pastor while he got a ladder, hangers, etc., to put up the tablecloth as a wall tapestry. The pastor could hardly believe how beautiful it looked and it covered up the entire problem area.

Then he noticed the woman walking down the centre aisle. Her face was like a sheet.. "Pastor," she asked, "where did you get that tablecloth?" The pastor explained. The woman asked him to check the lower right corner to see if the initials, EBG were crocheted into it there. They were. These were the initials of the woman, and she had made this tablecloth 35 years before, in Austria.

T he woman could hardly believe it as the pastor told how he had just gotten the Tablecloth. The woman explained that before the war she and her husband were well-to-do people in Austria . When the Nazis came, she was forced to leave. Her husband was going to follow her the next week. He was captured, sent to prison and never saw her husband or her home again.

The pastor wanted to give her the tablecloth; but she made the pastor keep it for the church. The pastor insisted on driving her home, that was the least he could do.. She lived on the other side of Staten Island and was only in Brooklyn for the day for a housecleaning job.

What a wonderful service they had on Christmas Eve. The church was almost full. The music and the spirit were great. At the end of the service, the pastor and his wife greeted everyone at the door and many said that they would return. One older man, whom the pastor recognized from the neighbourhood continued to sit in one of the pews and stare, and the pastor wondered why he wasn’t leaving.

The man asked him where he got the tablecloth on the front wall because it was identical to one that his wife had made years ago when they lived in Austria before the war and how could there be two tablecloths so much alike.

He told the pastor how the Nazis came, how he forced his wife to flee for her safety and he was supposed to follow her, but he was arrested and put in a prison.. He never saw his wife or his home again all the 35 years in between.

The pastor asked him if he would allow him to take him for a little ride. They drove to Staten Island and to the same house where the pastor had taken the woman three days earlier.

He helped the man climb the three flights of stairs to the woman’s apartment, knocked on the door and he saw the greatest Christmas reunion he could ever imagine.

True Story – submitted by Pastor Rob Reid. Who says God does not work in mysterious ways..


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by Maayana Miskin

( Ichilov hospital in Tel Aviv treats up to 100 patients a month from Gaza, and often Hamas takes the role of middleman between Gaza residents and the Israeli hospital, Ichilov Director Professor Gabi Barabash said Thursday. Barabash spoke to Deputy Minister Ayoub Kara, a resident of the Druze village of Dalyat El Carmel near Haifa, who was touring the hospital and viewing its care for foreign Arab patients.
In addition to caring for patients from Gaza, the Ichilov staff treats many citizens of foreign Arab countries, including those that have no diplomatic ties with Israel. They all receive dedicated care, and the relatives who accompany them are provided with free food and a place to stay, Barabash said.
Kara praised the hospital’s care at the end of the tour. Ichilov treats all of its patients equally, he said, but it is not the only one, and hospitals throughout the country send hundreds of people home to Gaza in good health each month after they arrived in Israel suffering from serious ailments.
He condemned Hamas for benefiting from the arrangement while giving nothing in return. “The time has come for Hamas to give us something small in return,” he said, “to release a single son of ours, who has been held for four years with no medical care, in exchange for the hundreds of people whose lives Israel saves every month.”
Kara called on Arab countries to take action: “I call on those Arab countries that are aware of how much we give them when it comes to medicine to call for Gilad Shalit’s release as well.” Shalit’s release would “make the peace talks much more meaningful,” he added.

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The car thief

July,4 2010

The light  turned yellow, just in front of him. He did the right thing,stopping at  the crosswalk, even though he could have beaten the red light by  accelerating through the intersection.

The tailgating woman  was furious and honked her horn, screaming in frustration, as she missed  her chance to get through the intersection, dropping her cell phone and  makeup.
As she was still in mid-rant, she heard a tap on her  window and looked up into the face of a very serious police officer. The  officer ordered her to exit her car with her hands up.
He took  her to the police station where she was searched, fingerprinted, photographed, and placed in a holding cell.

After a couple of  hours, a policeman approached the cell and opened the door. She was  escorted back to the booking desk where the arresting officer was  waiting with her personal effects.
He said, ”I’m very sorry for  this mistake. You see, I pulled up behind your car while you were  blowing your horn, flipping off the guy in front of you and cussing a  blue streak at him. I noticed the ‘What Would Jesus Do’ bumper sticker,  the ‘Choose Life’ license plate holder, the ‘Follow Me to Sunday-School’  bumper sticker, and the chrome-plated Christian fish emblem on the  trunk, so naturally….I assumed you had stolen the  car.”


Don’t do it!

May,25 2010

……..Never do this!   Tell all your friends TO UNPLUG THE CHARGER

We usually charge our phones, most of the time during the night, but occasionally while we are driving,  we will use the plug in the car charger.   Will definitely unplug it in the future.

I do this all the time . I guess I won’t be doing it ANY more !

A few days ago, a person was recharging his mobile phone at home.  Just at that time a call came in and he answered it with the charging Instrument still connected to the outlet. After a few seconds electricity flowed into the cell phone unrestrained and the young man was thrown to the floor with a heavy thud.  As you can see, the phone actually exploded.

His parents rushed to the room only to find him unconscious, with a weak heartbeat and burnt fingers.

He was rushed to the nearby hospital, but was pronounced dead on arrival.
Cell phones are a very useful modern invention.


However, we must be aware that it can also be an instrument of death.
Never use the cell phone while it is hooked to the electrical outlet!   If you are charging the cell phone and a call comes in, unplug it from the charger and outlet.
Whether or not they have a cell phone.  They can also inform others who do……
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The Global Islamic population is approximately 1,200,000,000
                             ONE BILLION TWO HUNDRED MILLION or 20% of the world’s population.
                             They have received the following Nobel Prizes:
                             1988 – Najib Mahfooz
                             1978 – Mohamed Anwar El-Sadat
                             1990 – Elias James Corey
                             1994 – Yaser Arafat:
                             1999 – Ahmed Zewai

                             1960 – Peter Brian Medawar
                             1998 – Ferid Mourad                             
                             The Global Jewish population is approximately 14,000,000
                             Only FOURTEEN MILLION or about 0.02% of the world’s population.
                             They have received the following Nobel Prizes:
                             1910 – Paul Heyse
                             1927 – Henri Bergson
                             1958 – Boris Pasternak
                             1966 – Shmuel Yosef Agnon
                             1966 – Nelly Sachs
                             1976 – Saul Bellow
                             1978 – Isaac Bashevis Singer
                             1981 – Elias Canetti
                             1987 – Joseph Brodsky
                             1991 – Nadine Gordimer World
                             1911 – Alfred Fried
                             1911 – Tobias Michael Carel Asser
                             1968 – Rene Cassin
                             1973 – Henry Kissinger
                             1978 – Menachem Begin
                             1986 – Elie Wiesel
                             1994 – Shimon Peres
                             1994 – Yitzhak Rabin
                             1905 – Adolph Von Baeyer
                             1906 – Henri Moissan
                             1907 – Albert Abraham Michelson
                             1908 – Gabriel Lippmann
                             1910 – Otto Wallach
                             1915 – Richard Willstaetter
                             1918 – Fritz Haber
                             1921 – Albert Einstein
                             1922 – Niels Bohr
                             1925 – James Franck
                             1925 – Gustav Hertz
                             1943 – Gustav Stern
                             1943 – George Charles de Hevesy
                             1944 – Isidor Issac Rabi
                             1952 – Felix Bloch
                             1954 – Max Born
                             1958 – Igor Tamm
                             1959 – Emilio Segre
                             1960 – Donald A. Glaser
                             1961 – Robert Hofstadter
                             1961 – Melvin Calvin
                             196 2 – Lev Davidovich Landau
                             1962 – Max Ferdinand Perutz
                             1965 – Richard Phillips Feynman
                             1965 – Julian Schwinger
                             1969 -  Murray  Gell-Mann
                             1971 – Dennis Gabor
                             1972 – William Howard Stein
                             1973 – Brian David Josephson
                             1975 – Benjamin Mottleson
                             1976 -  Burton  Richter
                             1977 – Ilya Prigogine
                             1978 – Arno Allan Penzias
                             1978 – P eter L Kapitza
                             1979 – Stephen Weinberg
                             1979 – Sheldon Glashow
                             1979 – Herbert Charles Brown
                             1980 – Paul Berg
                             1980 – Walter Gilbert
                             1981 – Roald Hoffmann
                             1982 – Aaron Klug
                             1985 – Albert A. Hauptman
                             1985 – Jerome Karle
                             1986 – Dudley R. Herschbach
                             1988 – Robert Huber
                             1988 – Leon Lederman
                             1988 – Melvin Schwartz
                             1988 – Jack Steinberger
                             1989 – Sidney Altman
                             1990 – Jerome Friedman
                             1992 – Rudolph Marcus
                             1995 – Martin Perl
                             2000 – Alan J. Heeger
                             1970 – Paul Anthony Samuelson
                             1971 – Simon Kuznets
                             1972 – Kenneth Joseph Arrow
                             1975 – Leonid Kantorovich
                             1976 – Milton Friedman
                             1978 – Herbert A. Simon
                             1980 -  Lawrence  Robert Klein
                             1985 – Franco Modigliani
                             1987 – Robert M. Solow
                             1990 – Harry Markowitz
                             1990 – Merton Miller
                             1992 – Gary Becker
                             1993 – Robert Fogel
                             1908 – Elie Metchnikoff
                             1908 – Paul Erlich
                             1914 – Robert Barany
                             1922 – Otto Meyerhof
                             1930 – Karl Landsteiner
                             1931 – Otto Warburg
                             1936 – Otto Loewi
                             1944 – Joseph Erlanger
                             1944 – Herb ert Spencer Gasser
                             1945 – Ernst Boris Chain
                             1946 – Hermann Joseph Muller
                             1950 – Tadeus Reichstein
                             1952 – Selman Abraham Waksman
                             1953 – Hans Krebs
                             1953 – Fritz Albert Lipmann
                             1958 – Joshua Lederberg
                             1959 – Arthur Kornberg
                             1964 – Konrad Bloch
                             1965 – Francois Jacob
                             1965 – Andre Lwoff
                             1967 – George Wald
                             1968 – Marshall W. Nirenberg
                             1969 -  Salvador  Luria
                             1970 – Julius Axelrod
                             1970 – Sir Bernard Katz
                             1972 – Gerald Maurice Edelman
                             1975 – Howard Martin Temin
                             1976 – Baruch S. Blumberg
                             1977 – Roselyn Sussman Yalow
                             1978 – Daniel Nathans
                             1980 – Baruj Benacerraf
                             1984 – Cesar Milstein
                             1985 – Michael Stuart Brown
                             1985 – Joseph L. Goldstein
                             1986 – Stanley Cohen [& Rita Levi-Montalcini]
                             1988 – Gertrude Elion
                             1989 – Harold Varmus
                             1991 – Erwin Neher
                             1991 – Bert Sakmann
                             1993 – Richard J. Roberts
                             1993 – Phillip Sharp
                             1994 – Alfred Gilman
                             1995 – Edward B. Lewis
                       TOTAL: 129 ONE HUNDRED TWENTY NINE!
                       The Jews are NOT promoting brain washing children in military training camps, teaching them how to blow themselves up and cause maximum deaths of Jews and other non Muslims!
                       The Jews don’t hijack planes, nor kill athletes at the Olympics, or blow themselves up in German restaurants. There is NOT one single Jew that has destroyed a church. There is NOT
a single Jew that protests by killing people.
                       The Jews don’t traffic slaves, nor have leaders calling for Jihad and death to all the Infidels.
                       Perhaps the world’s Muslims should consider investing more in standard education and less in blaming the Jews for all their problems.
                       Muslims must ask ‘what can they do for humankind’ before they demand that humankind respects them!!
                       Regardless of your feelings about the crisis between  Israel  and the Palestinians and Arab neighbors, even if you believe there is more culpability on  Israel’s part, the following two
sentences really say it all:
                       ‘If the Arabs put down their weapons today, there would be no more violence.
                       If the Jews put down their weapons today, there would be no more  Israel ‘.
                       To this list you may add the name of Robert Adler the inventor of the remote control ,an Austrian Jew who revolutionized the way we watch TV, use cell phones, key less entry to cars, homes and offices, and a host of other applications including space and defence.
                       -Benjamin Netanyahu
                       I’m not asking you to forward this…….on the other hand, IT WOULDN’T HURT IF YOU DID!
             PS: Chances are…….. The Muslims, using their always impeccable logic, would claim these statistics prove how discriminated against they really are!

Company Memo

FROM:       Patty Lewis, Human
Resources Director

All F*%^ing Employees

DATE:        October 5,

The F*%^ing Holiday Party

I’ve had it with you vegetarian pricks!!!  We’re going to
keep this party at the Grill House whether you like it or not, so you can
sit quietly at the table furthest from the "grill of death," as
you so quaintly put it, and you’ll get your f*%^ing salad bar, including
organic tomatoes.  But you know, tomatoes have feelings, too. 
They scream when you slice them.  I’ve heard them scream.  I’m
hearing them scream right NOW!

The rest of you f*%^ing weirdoes
can kiss my *ss.  I hope you all have a rotten holiday!

Drive drunk and die,

The B*tch from H*ll!!!

Company Memo

FROM:       Joan Bishop, Acting
Human Resources Director

DATE:        October 6,

Patty Lewis and Holiday Party

I’m sure I speak for all of us in wishing Patty Lewis a speedy
recovery and I’ll continue to forward your cards to her.

In the meantime, management has decided to cancel our Holiday
Party and give everyone the afternoon of the 23rd off with full

Happy Holidays!


Company Memo

FROM:       Patty Lewis, Human
Resources Director

All Employees

DATE:        October 4,

Generic Holiday Party

What a diverse group we are!  I had no idea that December
20th begins the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, which forbids
eating and drinking during daylight hours.  There goes the
party!  Seriously, we can appreciate how a luncheon at this time of year does not accommodate our Muslim employees’ beliefs.  Perhaps the Grill House can hold off on serving your meal until the end of the party or else package everything for you to take it home in little foil doggy baggy.  Will that work?

Meanwhile, I’ve arranged for members of Weight Watchers to sit farthest from the dessert buffet, and pregnant women will get the table closest to the restrooms.

Gays are allowed to sit with each other.  Lesbians do not
have to sit with Gay men, each group will have their own table.  Yes, there will be flower arrangement for the Gay men’s table.

To the person asking permission to cross dress, the Grill
House asks that no cross-dressing be allowed, apparently because of concerns about confusion in the restrooms.  Sorry.

We will have booster seats for short people.

Low-fat food will be available for those on a diet.

I am sorry to report that we cannot control the amount of salt used in the food.  The Grill House suggests that people with high blood pressure taste a bite first.

There will be fresh "low sugar" fruits as dessert for diabetics, but the restaurant cannot supply "no sugar" desserts. Sorry!

Did I miss anything?!?!?


Company Memo

FROM:       Patty Lewis, Human
Resources Director

All Employees

DATE:        October 3,

Holiday Party

Regarding the note I received from a member of Alcoholics
Anonymous requesting a non-drinking table, you didn’t sign your name.

I’m happy to accommodate this request, but if I put a sign on a table that reads, "AA Only", you wouldn’t be anonymous anymore.  How am I supposed to handle this?


And sorry, but forget about the gift exchange, no gifts are
allowed since the union members feel that $10.00 is too much money and the executives believe $10.00 is a little chintzy.


(Be sure to read all of them  …)

Company Memo

FROM:       Patty Lewis, Human
Resources Director

All Employees

DATE:        October 2,

Gala Holiday Party

In no way was yesterday’s memo intended to exclude our Jewish employees.  We recognize that Hanukkah is an important holiday, which often coincides with Christmas, though unfortunately not this year.

However, from now on, we’re calling it our "Holiday Party." 
The same policy applies to any other employees who are not Christians and to those still celebrating Reconciliation Day.  There will be no Christmas tree and no Christmas carols will be sung.  We will have other types of music for your enjoyment.

Happy now?

Happy Holidays to you and your family,


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