Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Melva's Arrival

Through the experience of making a mistake, we have reached a new place. Out of error, we can gain new knowledge and insight. (Food For Thought, 25 February)

I don't think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday. (Abraham Lincoln in Abounding Grace by M. Scott Peck, p. 372)

It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult. (Seneca in Touchstones, 22 February)

  • Last night Cyndi called Melva at the hotel near the airport in Panama. There was a problem with the luggage when Melva arrived in Panama. Somehow it got sent to a room in the back. One of the airport employees helped her get the three bags brought out to the front. After a 45-minute wait Melva realized that she wasn't going to be picked up by a family member. She asked about the hotel shuttle and learned that it was still at the airport. It's a good thing she had a reservation. At the hotel she was able to get a room before 3:00 p.m. by taking one with double beds. Once she was settled in her room she called her sister, Aura, to see if she could find out what happened to ther transportation. Things certainly got off to a rough start. Experience has taught all three of us that it's best to do our own planning and not rely on others. This time having a reservation at a hotel near the airport and with a shuttle really paid off.
  • Yesterday I located my used book, "A Diary of Readings," by John Baillie. I purchased this 1955 book in November 2004 for $12.40 on Ebay. I probably paid too much. I wanted the book because I'd enjoyed another book by John Baillie, "A Diary of Private Prayer." I posted the book to weRead(IRead).
  • This morning I added a short description to the header of my "Arrow Prayers" blog. I discovered that there's only room for 800 characters of text.
  • On 26 February British actress, Wendy Richard (65) died of breast cancer. She played the part of Miss Brahms in the long running PBS sitcom "Are You Being Served" a favorite television show of mine. She also played the role of Pauline Fowler in another PBS show, "EastEnders." She appeared in the first episode in 1985 and stayed in the role for 21 years.

Mr. Dickie

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