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The Wisdom of Barnyard Bruke: Rain-General Eisenhower-Do Ya Remember This Guy?-Tomstones

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


Well, we made it through Columbus Day this past Monday without to much trouble here in Henderson County concern'n who did what, when, where, and to whom, and how do we change our history books ta reflect how ya might feel on the matter at this time.

I guess folk around these parts are either satisfied leave'n things as they once was or they are just to busy try'n ta bring in their crops with all the rain.

A feller has ta wonder if'n this is gonna be a wet fall. It already has a good start on the matter!


Here is some enterest'n history fer ya:

General Eisenhower Warned Us.

It is a matter of history that when the Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces, General Dwight Eisenhower, found the victims of the death camps he ordered all possible photographs to be taken, and for the German people from surrounding villages to be ushered through the camps and even made to bury the dead.

He did this because he said in words to this effect:

"Get it all on record now-get the films-get the witnesses-because somewhere down the road of history someone will get up and say that this never happened'

This week, the UK debated whether to remove "The Holocaust" from its school curriculum because it "offends' certain religious populations which claims it never occurred. It is not removed as yet.

However, this is a frightening portent of the fear that is gripping the world and how easily each country is giving into it.

It is now more than 60 years after the Second World War in Europe ended.

This information is being given as a memorial, in memory of the, six million Jews, 20 million Russians, 10 million Christians, and 1,900 Catholic priests who were "murdered, raped, burned, starved, beaten, experimented on and humiliated' while many in the world looked the other way.

Now, more than ever, with Iran, among others, claiming the Holocaust to be "a myth,' it is imperative to make sure the world never forgets.

How many years will it be before the attack on the World Trade Center "NEVER HAPPENED', because it offends certain religious groups???

Do Ya Remember This Guy?

Along that line of thought do ya remember this guy?

Too many people have forgotten, and too many don't even have a clue.

"Socialism only works in two places: Heaven where they don't need it and hell where they already have it."

-Ronald Reagan

"Here's my strategy on Cold War: We win, they lose.'

-Ronald Reagan

"The most terrifying words In the English language are: I'm from the government and I'm here to help.'

-Ronald Reagan

"The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they're ignorant; it's just that they know so much that isn't so.'

-Ronald Reagan

"Of the four wars in my lifetime, none came about because the U.S. was too strong.'

-Ronald Reagan

"I have wondered at times about what the Ten Commandments would have looked like if Moses had run them through the U.S. Congress.'

-Ronald Reagan

"The taxpayer: That's someone who works for the federal government, but doesn't have to take the civil service examination.'

- Ronald Reagan

"Government is like a baby: An alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other.'

-Ronald Reagan

"The nearest thing to eternal life we will ever see on this earth is a government program.'

-Ronald Reagan

"It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.'

-Ronald Reagan

"Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.'

-Ronald Reagan

"Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed, there are many rewards; if you disgrace yourself, you can always write a book.'

-Ronald Reagan

"No arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is as formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women.'

-Ronald Reagan

"If we ever forget that we're one nation under GOD, then we will be a nation gone under.'

-Ronald Reagan


Born 1903-Died 1942

Looked up the elevator shaft

To see if the car was


On the way down. It was.

In a Thurmont, Maryland, cemetery:

Here lies an Atheist

All dressed up, and no place to go.

In a London, England cemetery:

Here lies Ann Mann,

Who lived an old maid

But died an old Mann.

Dec. 8, 1767

In a Ribbesford, England, cemetery:

Anna Wallace:

The children of Israel wanted bread,

And the Lord sent them manna.

Old clerk Wallace wanted a wife,

And the Devil sent him Anna.

In a Ruidoso, New Mexico, cemetery:

Here lies Johnny Yeast.

Pardon me

For not rising.

In a Uniontown, Pennsylvania, cemetery:

Here lies the body of Jonathan Blake.

Stepped on the gas

Instead of the brake.

In a Silver City, Nevada, cemetery:

Here lays The Kid.

We planted him raw.

He was quick on the trigger

But slow on the draw.

A lawyer's epitaph in England:

Sir John Strange. .

Here lies an honest lawyer,

And that is Strange.

John Penny's epitaph in the Wimborne, England, cemetery:

Reader, if cash thou art in want of any,

Dig 6 feet deep;

And thou wilt find a Penny.

In a cemetery in Hartscombe, England:

On the 22nd of June,

Jonathan Fiddle

Went out of tune.

Anna Hopewell's grave in Enosburg Falls,Vermont

Here lies the body of our Anna -

Done to death by a banana.

It wasn't the fruit that laid her low,

But the skin of the thing

That made her go.

On a grave from the 1880s in Nantucket, Massachusetts:

Under the sod and under the trees,

Lies the body of Jonathan Pease.

He is not here, there's only the pod.

Pease shelled out and went to God

In a cemetery in England:

Remember man, as you walk by,

As you are now, so once was I.

As I am now, you soon will be.

Prepare yourself and follow me.

To which someone replied by writing on the tombstone:

To follow you I'll not consent

Until I know

Which way you went

Last add, from Boot Hill, in Tombstone, Arizona:

Here lies Lester Moore

One slug from a 44

No Les, No More

Well, there ya have it then, thats all fer this weeks column. Stay dry and be Happy!

See ya in the church of yer choice this week.

Remember, wherever ya are, whatever ya be a do'n "BE A GOOD ONE!'

Keep on Smile'n

Catch ya later