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How Did That Happen?


My Uncle really loves whiskey. In fact he drinks a bottle of it every day. And then just the other day his doctor tells him he needs a new liver. How did that happen?

Jenifer at work was telling me that her sisters friend has a pool. One of those inground ones. They got a lot of money. Well their three year old girl fell in and drowned. Yeah. Seems they could have put up a fence but they didn’t want to tell their kid no. Yeah she drowned. So, how did that happen?

My brother has a friend, Josh, seems he’s really down on himself. He weighs like over 400 pounds. He eats like a lot of hamburgers and sodas every day. He just keeps gaining weight. How does that happen?

I never told you about my grandfather. Yeah, he never buckled his seat belt. He said he wanted to be thrown clear of the car if he was ever in an accident. So, yeah, he was thrown right through the windshield and smashed his skull. How did that happen?

There was this guy at church. He seemed like a great guy. Had a wife and two kids. They had a service this week. Seems that his wife killed herself. Suicide. Seems she left a note that said nobody loved her any more. How did that happen?

I saw this guy marching up and down the street the other day when I drove into town. He’s there most days I think. I think he lives there. He has a grocery cart filled with junk. He yells at the ants and at the sky. I tried giving him some money but he didn’t want it. How did that happen?

Did you know as far as we know we are the only creatures on this planet that know they will die some day? Did you know that?

Did you know we are also the only species on the planet that can make plans. You know, make a plan just in case something happens. I believe there is a whole industry, the insurance industry, that does that very thing every day. You know, just in case something happens there is a plan.

If we can make plans for when bad things will happen, I am asking now, how come we can’t make any plans about guns? How come? 

We can make plans to help.

We can make plans to serve.

We can make plans to protect.

But the one thing we can’t do is stop guns from being handed out like after dinner mints?

How did that happen?



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Man In Black

pin, Daniel J Frey, Forces Film

I’ve been asked why I always wear black. Here’s the answer…

Well, you wonder why I always dress in black,

Why you never see bright colors on my back,

And why does my appearance seem to have a somber tone.

Well, there's a reason for the things that I have on.


I wear the black for the poor and the beaten down,

Livin' in the hopeless, hungry side of town,

I wear it for the prisoner who has long paid for his crime,

But is there because he's a victim of the times.


I wear the black for those who never read,

Or listened to the words that Jesus said,

About the road to happiness through love and charity,

Why, you'd think He's talking straight to you and me.


Well, we're doin' mighty fine, I do suppose,

In our streak of lightnin' cars and fancy clothes,

But just so we're reminded of the ones who are held back,

Up front there ought 'a be a Man In Black.


I wear it for the sick and lonely old,

For the reckless ones whose bad trip left them cold,

I wear the black in mournin' for the lives that could have been,

Each week we lose a hundred fine young men.


And, I wear it for the thousands who have died,

Believen' that the Lord was on their side,

I wear it for another hundred thousand who have died,

Believen' that we all were on their side.


Well, there's things that never will be right I know,

And things need changin' everywhere you go,

But 'til we start to make a move to make a few things right,

You'll never see me wear a suit of white.


Ah, I'd love to wear a rainbow every day,

And tell the world that everything's OK,

But I'll try to carry off a little darkness on my back,


'Till things are brighter, I'm the Man In Black.

      Johnny Cash

Can’t say it any better.





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