Friday, August 12, 2005

Friday August 11

Saying for the Day:People often need love the most when they deserve it the least.
-----Today more runners showed up for the Yellow Brick Road Race which takes place tomorrow. Runners included Pat Linna another old friend of Eino Jupola from school days. Pat always wanted to run in the race and tomorrow he has his chance. Today was Donna Bergal's chance at the Lion's Story telling championship. This is the story she told entitled "When my Pastor went to Jai"l: " Some years back, if you remember, we had a young Pastor who twice a year went with his wife by train to Marquette to go shopping. There they would rent a car and hit the biggest of stores. Before leaving he always took a lasix before he left because on long trips he tended to fill up with fluid. Well they had just gotten to the really big store when the lasix hit. Pastor told his wife to go ahead and shop and he would find a bathroom and then find her. Then he asked a clerk where the bathroom was and she told him that the men's room was out of order and wouldn't be fixed until the plumber came that afternoon. Well he really had to go so he went outside and ran over to the next door McDoinald's which he knew had a restroom. Normally he didn't go into fast food places but this was an emergency. He rushed in and straight to the rest room and then disaster struck again, his zipper stuck. Well someone was in the booth and he really had to go so he dropped his pants. Just at that moment the police officer who was in the booth , flushed, and came out. Seeing Pastor standing with his pants down in plain view of the door he decided he was some kind of pervert . He ordered Pastor to pull his pants up and put handcuffs on him, and took him to the patrol car. Then with sirens blazing he took him downtown to the police station. Here, the desk Sargent, lucky for Pastor, turned out to be an old friend of Pastor's from college days. They had a good laugh over what had happened, reminisced a bit about college and then drove him back to the really big store. In the meantime Pastor's wife Betty had continued to shop happily without being aware that anything had happened. Pastor soon found her and her full cart but I don't think he ever told her what had happened. Now if you don't believe me you can call the Marquette Police Department and ask for Captain Anderson and he'll verify the story if he's still there." for this story Donna got seven 10s and three 9s for an average of 9.7 putting her in first place with only her husband Jon to go on Monday. Well I'll keep you informed.
------Good night last night until 4:00 when I woke up with leg cramps. We left early in the morning for the Suomi Conference meeting in Marquette. We stopped at Menards to pick up a few things for the train. It was nice to see all the painted chairs on the way to the Church. They were there for Finn-Fest. At lunch we renewed a lot of old friendships. We saw Pastors Les Niemi, Wally Leno, Norman Lund, Anti Lepisto, and Ken Merckx. We also saw Professor Walter Kukonen and his wife. He was one of my favorite Professors when I was in seminary. The meeting itself was pretty dull, two much reading of written reports that we could read for ourselves. It was good to hear Bishop Voitto Huotari from Finland and Professor Paul Niemisto from St.Olaf College. All in all I'm glad we went. On the way back I took some picture of the Finn-Fest chairs . We stopped at Dawn's house and she gave us blueberries, lots and lots of blueberries. She shared with us that Chris had called her from the Milwaukee Zoo . With cell phones you never can tell where people will call you from. When we got home our package of track cleaner had arrived and tomorrow we will clean track. The bill came from the plumber and it wasn't as bad as we expected. Well I need a breathing treatment.


Blogger Pennie said...

Sometimes fiction is stranger than reality. Glad to know that this was fiction that the Pastor didn't go to jail in real life. I am happy to hear that you got to see old friends and chat. I am also glad that Aunt Dawn rescued your stomach from just soup.


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