The Hancock-Henderson Quill, Inc.


Greetings to ever one in western Illinois and all readers of The Quill.

It shore was a nice rain we had last Sunday. The crops continue to do well.

Was a bit difficult fer the Hamilton Threshers Bee and Antique Show but fer those folks that were able to attend Friday and Saturday, they shore seemed to have a good time.

I fer one was happy to have attended the event, networked with old friends, and reminisced about good times of long ago.

A lot of hard work goes into events such as that and those fellers deserve an expression of gratitude.


There was an old restored church building at the show which reminded me of the follow'n story:

A church goer wrote a letter to the editor of a newspaper and complained that it made no sense to go to church every Sunday. "I've gone for 30 years now," he wrote, "and in that time I have heard something like 3,000 sermons, but for the life of me, I can't remember a single one of them so, I think I'm wasting my time and the priests are wasting theirs by giving sermons at all."

This started a real controversy in the "Letters to the Editor' column. Much to the delight of the editor, it went on for weeks, until someone wrote this clincher:

"I've been married for 30 years now. In that time my wife has cooked some 32,000 meals. But, for the life of me, I cannot recall the entire menu for a single one of those meals. But I do know this..They all nourished me and gave me the strength I needed to do my work. If my wife had not given me these meals, I would be physically dead today.

Likewise, if I had not gone to church for nourishment, I would be spiritually dead today!"

When you are DOWN to nothing..God is UP to something!

Faith sees the invisible, believes the incredible and receives the impossible!

Thank God for our physical and spiritual nourishment!

It has been said:

To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary.

To one without faith, no explanation is possible.

(Thomas Aguinas)

Well, that's all fer this week, enjoy life and help make someone else's life better.

Hope'n to see ya in church this week. Wherever ya is, whatever ya be a do'n "BE A GOOD ONE!"

Keep on Smile'n

Catch ya later