Thursday, May 22, 2008

Let's All Pray

You need to pay attention to odd bits of paper that you might find lying around because it can be some of the most interesting reading you'll ever find. There's a guy who wrote an entire book called Milk, Eggs, Vodka, based solely on grocery lists he found abandoned in carts and lying on the floor.

Just this past week I came across two items of interest. The first is a discolored bit of index card that I found inside an old book. It reads, "Do not get wet for 1 week. Come in on X-mas eve to change dressing." This was written on 1/4 of a 3 x 5 index card, so even back then someone was saving a tree. (Although there are no points for using the term X-mas instead of Christmas. It's just plain lazy.)

The second is quite a bit more interesting and timely.


This scrap was lying on the ground outside the food store. Like I said, always pick these things up. Oh, and report your finding back to me.

It reads:

Pray for Muslim World - 5/23/2008 - 9a-12p - BEC - 4th floor, Wilson Suite.

I'm not quite sure what BEC refers to, and I don't know where the Wilson Suite is, but I don't think we need to actually be in the Wilson Suite in order to pray, do we? They also don't mention what they'll be praying for.

I think we should all go ahead and pray for the Muslim World between 9 a.m.-12 p.m on Friday, May 23rd. Perhaps we should pray that these people are praying for something good.

Yeah, let's all go ahead and do that.


lifeinredshoes said...

The whole world could use a heartfelt prayer about now.Muslim, Christian, Jew, Holy Roller, whatever!Thanks for picking up the scraps of someone else's life!

Rue said...

I really really hope that they are praying for something good.

I pick up random pieces of paper too. Grocery lists are the best. I think they tell a whole lot about a person.

Oh and yes, we will have a licensed inspector, because if it was just little ol' me, I would say... "looks good" ;)

Yes, the Army recruiters have quotas, but they don't get payed for them, they get the threat of getting their rank taken. Nice, huh?

Thank you for the farmhouse prayers :)


BittersweetPunkin said...

I remember a hundred years ago when I was managing a Van Heusen store in Essex, CT ..I found Hugh Downs' address book...I of course...popped it in an envelope and mailed it back..but not before perusing the many names and numbers...LOL.

Interesting finds..I will have to pay more attention and try to remember to look down more often...

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

I've read about that list guy, too. I have paper issues, especially if anyone else has touched the paper. That's why I couldn't possibly do this. Heck, I can hardly use the public library. I know. I am a mess.

Yaya said...

First, I would like to tell you how much I enjoy reading your blog. The blogging world is new to me, but you and others have inspired me to start my own little blog just last month. Of course, athomewiththefarmer'swife.blogspot was added to my favorites list.

Not so long ago I bought an old book in a thrift store. I found a notebook page placed in the book that read;

"May the Lord bless you and keep you. May the Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious unto you. May the Lord lift up the light of his ???? (can't read it)upon you and give you his peace, both now and forever now." A single name was signed but I couldn't read it either. Somehow, I felt the good energy from the blessing.

Beneath My Southern Sky said...

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GemStateMom said...

me, I just feel compassion for the person who left their shopping list behind on the bulk bins! I don't touch it...just in case they remember and come back searching. I go crazy without my list, and its a long enough way back into town to get whatever it is I will have inevitably forgotten.

On the ground now, that's a different story.

And I love finding papers inside library books - those are fun discoveries.

Suzanne said...

Red Shoes - I agree. That's why I felt this bit of paper was a call to action!

Rue - I agree. I don't want them praying for conversion. Grocery lists are so much fun. Or ask a grocery clerk in a 24 hour business what people are buying at 3 a.m. Mazola oil and kitty litter!!

Punkin - Good for you. I would have read the address book cover to cover..... just out of curiousity.

Vee - That's OK....everybody has something. As for me it's bridges over water. You can't imagine how terrified I would be driving that crazy Chesapeake Bay Bridge. And when it got to the point where it dives UNDER THE WATER???? I'd get out and walk.

YaYa - Welcome to the world of blogging. I'm so happy you enjoy reading what I write. That's why I write!!! I'm going over to check out your blog. BTW - I know what the YaYa Sisterhood is, but each time I see YaYa I think of grandmother, because Yaya in Greek refers to a grandmother. Although I think it's spellled yia yia.

Paula - l guess that's an unwritten rule, because I never touch a note if it's on a shelf or something. I can't tell you how many times I've retraced my steps in a store to find my LIST!!! I once found a letter inside a book I bought at Goodwill. It was such a sweet letter, written in the mid '70's. I often wonder what happened to the author and the recipient.

- Suzanne

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