Friday Humor

A bit of humor – This rather humorous story is only funny because it’s based in truth. I know people who systematically white-wash history. Some fib on their resume, others re-write even not so distant history if it makes their family look better as in the example in the following story.

 

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An amateur genealogical researcher discovered that his great-great uncle, Remus Starr, a fellow lacking in character, was hanged for horse stealing and train robbery in Montana in 1889. The only known photograph of Remus shows him standing on the gallows. On the back of the picture is this inscription: 

“Remus Starr; horse thief; sent to Montana Territorial Prison 1885, escaped 1887; robbed the Montana Flyer six times. Caught by Pinkerton detectives. Convicted and hanged 1889.”

In a Family History subsequently written by the researcher, Remus’s picture is cropped so that all that’s seen is a head shot. The accompanying biographical sketch is as follows:

“Remus Starr was a famous cowboy in the Montana Territory. His business empire grew to include acquisition of valuable equestrian assets and intimate dealings with the Montana railroad. Beginning in 1885, he devoted several years of his life to service at a government facility, finally taking leave to resume his dealings with the railroad. In 1887, he was a key player in a vital investigation run by the renowned Pinkerton Detective Agency. In 1889, Remus passed away during an important civic function held in his honor when the platform upon which he was standing collapsed.”

 

Taken from 48DAY.COM newsletter

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3 thoughts on “Friday Humor

  1. So, have you seen the rainbow symbol at the top of your stats page? What do you think? I am moving to blogger, hopefully more believers will stand up and do the same. I know it’s a lot of work, but to have something like that crammed down our throats is unacceptable. It’s also unacceptable to take it and hope it goes away.

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    1. Hi Paul! No I haven’t seen it. I will sign in on my computer shortly. Thanks for the FYI. Frankly I don’t think there is anywhere we can run. It’s here, here to stay, and will only get worse until the Great Catching Away when our Lord returns for His Bride. God bless you.

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      1. Well blogger’s an option. At least they didn’t force anything on us as of yet. I know it’s a lot of work, but we have to stand for the truth.

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