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BigV 03-16-2012 10:27 AM

All clear now.

Reports say it was a student carrying an umbrella "with a samurai sword handle". That's why the original report said "rifle". I *guess so*.

Better safe than sorry. Funny note (NOW it's funny, before it was frustrating). No answer at first from ElderSon, not text, not email, not f*book, etc. Why? Cause he was asleep. We all woke him up. Extra funny points, he's three time zones earlier than me.

fargon 03-16-2012 06:20 PM

Last night at the church communication team meeting, we got a new member. The Pastor's son-in-law, he is only 21 or so and a christian for almost a year. I asked him to be an usher 4 weeks ago and he has served twice. He tells our Pastor that he wants to be a preacher, and is taking seminary classes on-line. That does not qualify him to be a deacon in any church I have ever been any part of. I am on the verge of turning in my key and quitting the church.

There was a lot of silence from the other team members during the meeting, so I doubt I am not the only one that feels this way. I have been born again for over 30 years and it is only just now I have become a deacon (I should explain that the communication team is what would be the equivalent of deacons in another church). This kid is not even a declared member of the church. I have been a member of the church (which has been in existence for 4 years) for 2 years, and I am Lead Usher.

Thanks for letting me vent.

infinite monkey 03-16-2012 06:32 PM

I know a woman, an old boss, who became some sort of clergy online. She married a young couple, and I went to that wedding. The whole thing was odd to me. Well, they were all pretty odd in their own rights.

I'm not religious, but I see what you mean, fargon.

footfootfoot 03-16-2012 07:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BigV (Post 801867)
All clear now.

Reports say it was a student carrying an umbrella "with a samurai sword handle". That's why the original report said "rifle". I *guess so*.

Better safe than sorry. Funny note (NOW it's funny, before it was frustrating). No answer at first from ElderSon, not text, not email, not f*book, etc. Why? Cause he was asleep. We all woke him up. Extra funny points, he's three time zones earlier than me.

Duh. Everyone knows rifles are carried in guitar cases.

ZenGum 03-16-2012 07:45 PM

Whu? A gunman on campus? Da-a-ad, you woke me up for that? :zzz:

:lol:

HungLikeJesus 03-16-2012 08:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by infinite monkey (Post 801920)
I know a woman...

I knew a woman,
Lovely in her bones.
When small birds sighed
She would sigh back at them.

Quote:

Originally Posted by infinite monkey (Post 801920)
She married a young couple, and I went to that wedding. ...

Isn't that bigamy? Or bigaher? Or something?

infinite monkey 03-16-2012 10:33 PM

She officiated the wedding. I might have been less uncomfortable had it been a freaky deaky three way wedding! :lol:

footfootfoot 03-16-2012 11:07 PM

Where's that Kathleen Madigan bit about attending a wedding where the woman is marrying a goat?

Sundae 03-17-2012 10:03 AM

My 17 yo neice is 4 months pregnant.
With twins.
She's keeping them.

I'm not directly affected, but the family is in mourning.
They'll all come round of course, but it's wailing and gnashing of teeth today.
I think she's ill-prepared and foolish, but once they're born she'll have babies she couldn't imagine living without.

I'm trying to be the voice of reason, but it's not going down well (I don't understand apparently, because I don't have children). So I've come up to log on as my bro has fixed the router. Forgive me if I immediately log off again and just go hibernate.

Clodfobble 03-17-2012 10:59 AM

Dang, Sundae, that sucks, but like you say, not really anything you can do but make the best of it. Is the dad gonna stay around, or is he gone already?

DanaC 03-17-2012 12:04 PM

Is the dad that older bloke she was with?

classicman 03-17-2012 12:38 PM

uhhhh. sorry for all involved - especially the kids.

Aliantha 03-17-2012 07:07 PM

Sometimes young Mums make fantastic Mums, even if they don't seem like they would be.

With a bit of support from her family and lots of love, she will prevail. So will the kids. She's chosen a hard road for herself, but she must feel that she can do it, so the best thing for the family to do is get on with the job of helping her as much as they can.

Blueflare 03-17-2012 07:33 PM

Give her this pamphlet:

http://29.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_ln...2fioo1_500.jpg

footfootfoot 03-17-2012 08:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Aliantha (Post 802084)
Sometimes young Mums make fantastic Mums, even if they don't seem like they would be.

With a bit of support from her family and lots of love, she will prevail. So will the kids. She's chosen a hard road for herself, but she must feel that she can do it, so the best thing for the family to do is get on with the job of helping her as much as they can.

Agreeing here. Important not to sell her short. Often people rise (or sink) to our expectations of them. Point her in the right direction, surround her with good role models for how to mother, and the instinct should kick in.


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