THROWBACK THURSDAY: Body piercing, Greek stir fry, gas for $3.99 per gallon, my grandkids play with Uncle Wes' doll house
This is the sign at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Lansing, Michigan exactly seven years ago today. This tiny church changes its signs often with some pithy statement that matches the season or an emphasis in the ministry. Have you seen any church signs in your area that got your attention?
My wife and I were out a year ago today and decided to have lunch at the Athena Restaurant in Lansing, the site of the old John's Restaurant where diners ordered by using phones at each booth. When our kids were young, it was a novelty for them to use the phone. The meal that we had a year ago was great.
There were months where I felt like I should be an investor in this Shell gas station. We drive a small car, but filling a tank during this period could get us way too close to $40.
My Uncle Wes who I was named after worked most of his life as a gas station operator. When he retired he became a successful maker of wooden toys. He made cars, trucks, planes, trains and doll houses. At Christmas time this past year, two of my grandchildren played with one of his doll houses that he made before he passed away.