Bullets, Baseball, Piggly Wiggly, and a King in a Tree …

On this day in history. September 6 has quite a bit of history. – Cal Ripken breaks the record for consecutive games played. 1995 – President McKinley was shot. 1901 – Magellan’s expedition to circumnavigate the globe is fulfilled. 1522 – Benedict Arnold orders the burning of New London, CT – a storage depot of…

First Baptist Dallas & Me

On July 29, First Baptist Dallas hits 150 years old – way to go FBCDallas It was a month before my senior year in high school and my dad ripped me up from Charlotte NC and moved me to Dallas. We lived in the church’s bunkhouse at Mt Lebanon for about a month before we…

It’s 7-11 … Go get a Slurpee

It’s 7-11, so it’s the day to go pick up a Slurpee at your local 7-Eleven store. I know I will be headed for mine early. Here are a few pieces of historical trivia … 7-Eleven started in Dallas, specifically Oak Cliff at the corner of Edgefield and 12th, in 1927. (see the attached picture)…

A Preacher, A Revolutionary, An Educator … An American

He was the only active preacher at the 2d Continental Congress. Born in Scotland, trained at the best schools, wooed to America, served as a Presbyterian pastor in New Jersey, and the became the president of the College of New Jersey – which would become Princeton University. He was an outstanding orator that was first…

May We Never Forget

In 2000, the NATIONAL MOMENT OF REMEMBRANCE was signed designating at 3pm local time, that every one should pause, and take a moment to honor of the men and women of the United States who died in the pursuit of freedom and peace. So, today, if at all possible, say a prayer for the families…

MAY DAY! MAY DAY!

This day has a lot of history – and it’s historical significance varies according to whom you talk. So here are some of these events connected to the beginning of the best month in which to be born (Note, I was born in May). The day is close to the beginning of Spring so some…