The Rock Wall

Posted January 10, 2013 at 10:54 am

We were sorry to learn this week of the death of Brother Norman Highley. But he told Brother Everett Smith from his hospital bed a few days ago, “They tell me I’m dying, but it’s so peaceful.”

I was a little kid going to Glade Springs Missionary Baptist Church with my parents when he and Joyce Henry got married. I’ve enjoyed many good sermons under his preaching in revivals in the years since then.

– Update on the youngsters you’ve watched grow up – make that: get older – in the Sun office.

Adrian started a new job on Jan. 2 selling advertising for a Shreveport TV station. She loves the job and her co-workers. She hasn’t sold any advertising yet, but is heavily into the training stage.

Davis just landed a job Tuesday as a pharmacy tech trainee in a town near Ruston. He hopes to complete his degree at Louisiana Tech soon – at least we hope he does. I haven’t heard when he starts the new job.

– “Any man who thinks he can be happy and prosperous by letting the government take care of him better take a closer look at the American Indian.” Henry Ford

– Missouri according to Jeff Foxworthy:

If you’ve had a lengthy telephone conversation with someone who dialed a wrong number, you may live in Missouri.

If you know several people who have hit a deer more than once, you may live in Missouri.

If driving is better in the winter because the potholes are filled with snow, you may live in Missouri.

If you ever rode a school bus over an hour each way, you might be from Missouri.

If you know that Harry S Truman, Walt Disney, George Washington Carver and Mark Twain are all from Missouri,

Well… you guessed it.

If you know what “Home of the Throwed Roll” means. You’re probably from Missouri.

If you’ve seen farmers stop work and remove their hat as a funeral passes by. You’re probably from Missouri.

-More Murphy’s laws:

• Those who live by the sword get shot by those who don’t.

• Change is inevitable except from a vending machine.

• Nothing is foolproof to a sufficiently talented fool.