“Grant misery to me, my Lord and my God,” my mother prayed repeatedly Thursday morning. She meant “mercy.” But her dark malapropism didn’t alarm me.
Mostly excerpts of columnists published in The Madera Tribune.
“Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.”
— Hebrews 13:16
There’s nothing like an early start. Already, two high-profile candidates have made it clear they will go after the District 1 position on the Board of Supervisors in next year’s election.
Forty years ago, toward the end of August, the Madera City Council took up the issue of “girlie” magazines at the behest of Councilman John Wells.
With all the news concerning NFL players being arrested on any number of charges, a list as long as your arm, or the long arm of the law, this scribe began to wonder.
“Your Father knoweth what things ye have need of before ye ask him.”
— Matthew 6:8
Perhaps you, too, spotted the news item saying that the phone companies who until now have used wires to bring our phone calls to us have decided to go out of the wire business.