Chuckles for July 2007



July 02
Now and then an innocent man is sent to the legislature.
--Kin Hubbard (1868 - 1930)

July 05
I tend to live in the past because most of my life is there.
--Herb Caen

July 09
Nobody will ever win the Battle of the Sexes. There's just too much fraternizing with the enemy.
--Henry Kissinger

July 11
One of the lessons of history is that nothing is often a good thing to do and always a clever thing to say.
--Will Durant (1885 - 1981)

July 12
It is not a bad idea to get in the habit of writing down one's thoughts. It saves one having to bother anyone else with them.
--Isabel Colegate

July 16
If you make people think they're thinking, they'll love you; But if you really make them think, they'll hate you.
--Don Marquis (1878 - 1937)

July 18
The saying "Getting there is half the fun" became obsolete with the advent of commercial airlines.
--Henry J. Tillman

July 20
Those who flee temptation generally leave a forwarding address.
--Lane Olinghouse

July 23
I don't deserve this award, but I have arthritis and I don't deserve that either.
--Jack Benny (1894 - 1974)

July 25
Laughter is inner jogging.
--Norman Cousins (1915 - 1990)

July 30
Nothing fixes a thing so intensely in the memory as the wish to forget it.
--Michel de Montaigne (1533 - 1592)

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  Today is Friday, April 25, the 115th day of 2014. There are 250 days left in the year.

1864 — 150 years ago: Never in the history of Rock Island was there such a demand for houses as at present. Our city is suffering for the want of suitable tenement houses.

1889 — 125 years ago: The choir of Central Presbyterian Church presented a ladies concert under the direction of S.T. Bowlby.

1914 — 100 years ago: Miss Rosella Benson was elected president of the Standard Bearers of Spencer Memorial Methodist Church.

1939 — 75 years ago: Mrs. Nell Clapper was elected president of the Rock Island Business and Professional Women's Club.

1964 — 50 years ago: Gerald Hickman, of Seattle, Wash, will move his family to Rock Island to assume the position of produce buyer for the Eagle Food Center chain of food stores. This announcement was made today by Bernard Weindruch, president of Eagles.

1989 — 25 years ago: Care & Share, formed in 1984 to provide food to jobless and needy Quad-Citians, will disband because the major part of a crisis created by plant closings is over. Food for the needy is still necessary. So groups separately will continue to raise money and collect food.




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