Baptist Church Bulletin for November 19, 1919

Church Bulletin Nov 19, 1919 page 1

Page 1 of the bulletin

You never know what you’ll find when you read a second hand book. Going through a 1911 printing of The Life of Christ by Ernest DeWitt Burton and Shailer Mathews I came across a Sunday Bulletin for November 19, 1919 from the Emmanuel Baptist Church of Albany, New York. It has four pages 4 3/4 by 7 1/2 inches and appears to have been printed by letterpress. I am reproducing it here since it is old enough and different enough from a typical church bulletin of today to be interesting.

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P-51 Mustang “Ain’t Misbehavin”

Back before digital cameras I took lots of pictures with a variety of film cameras. Mostly 35 mm and 120. I have hundreds of negatives, most of them never printed. On April 28, 1984 we were visiting my parents on Cape Cod and happened to drive by the Hyannis airport when I did a double take – I thought I saw a Mustang parked across the chain link fence from the parking lot. It had been ten years or so since the last time I had seen one, so I pulled in and parked pretty close. I had my Yashica D twin lens reflex with me, loaded with B&W negative film and shot a roll.

P-51 at Hyanis Airport April 28, 1984

I couldn’t get the angle I would have liked to get the pictures of it and I had to shoot through the fence, but I did get some reasonable shots.

Since I recently bought a scanner that can do a reasonable job scanning negatives and slides I’ve been going through my negatives. I found the roll with the Mustang photos from 1984. I scanned them in and am posting two here. The plane has “Ain’t Misbehavin” painted on the nose, so I decided to do a Google search to see if I could find a reference to it. I was surprised, when I had “p-51 Ain’t” in the search box it showed “p-51 Ain’t Misbehavin” as a suggested completion. There were many references to it, Continue reading

The Green Flash

Many years ago I read a book by Admiral Daniel Gallery. In the book (probably Stand By-y-y, to Start Engines but I don’t remember for sure) he describes riding in a jet fighter over the ocean near sunset. By changing altitude his pilot was able to show them the green flash over and over as they watched the sun slide into the sea multiple times. I decided right then that I wanted to see the green flash some day, but since it usually only manifests over the sea when the horizon is clear I didn’t expect I ever would. In addition to writing several books that I enjoyed, he is the man who led the task force that captured the only German U-boat ever captured at sea.

Forty-five or fifty years later I found myself in the Schooner Bar on Explorer of the seas playing trivia and wishing that the sun wasn’t shining in the window with so much intensity. Then it reached the horizon and began to sink into the water. It slowly went from round to a semi-circle to just a sliver. Then it happened, the last bit of yellowy-orange disappeared and there was bright green flash that jumped up out of the water and had all five of us on the trivia team yelling in excitement that we had actually seen it. The woman running the trivia game looked at us and said, “Did you see the green flash?” We most definitely had, and for me at least it was the high point of the entire cruise.

The Kincaid Books Logo

The Kincaid Books Logo is a Christian Symbol, but a subtle one so as not to drive away those to whom Christianity is anathema.

The Holy Trinity is fundamental to Christianity and is a cause of much confusion in the world. How can one God be three Persons? Saint Patrick, the Patron Saint of Ireland, used the shamrock to explain it. The shamrock leaf is one leaf, but has three equal parts. The Triune God is one God, in three equal Persons. The leaf represents Christianity in the form of God, being one whole made of three equal parts. The “K” and the “B” show the connection of Kincaid Books to Christianity.

Kincaid Books is American, so we think of our symbol as a clover leaf rather than a shamrock leaf. Our clover leaf has three parts, which symbolize the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost. The logo therefore represents Christianity with the clover leaf, and Kincaid Books with the “K” and the “B”

How the Kincaid Books Logo was made, starting from a sketch on a piece of paper, see How The Logo Was Made

New Version of Kincaid Books

This is the new version of Kincaid Books you can get to the Old Version of Kincaid Books through this link. The HOME links are changed to point back to the new Home Page so use the browser back arrow to go back to the old Home Page, or start back the new Home Page to get there. Lot’s of changes coming.

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