LightGrams

Helping Hands

LightGrams August 1, 2019 Volume 23, Number 27 Four men approached the woman in a wheelchair. One of them looked quite distinctive with his head shaved (except for the tall spikes running down the middle of his scalp). As they surrounded her, others might have wondered, “What are they up to?” They didn’t have to…

A Letter From The Past

LightGrams July 18, 2019 Volume 23, Number 26 Three things stood out to Kim Draper as she looked at the envelope left in her mailbox. The most obvious was that it was addressed to someone else; but then she saw that the address was for the house in which she lives. The second fact was…

Listen Carefully

LightGrams July 11, 2019 Volume 23, Number 2 Kensli Davis of Milledgeville, Georgia was about to celebrate her 25th birthday. To make the celebration complete, her mother placed an order for a nice decorated cake. To make the cake personal, she asked that it be decorated with images from Moana, the 2016 Disney animated movie…

Declaring Our Independence

LightGrams July 4, 2019 Volume 23, Number 2 It was on this day 243 years ago that representatives of the 13 colonies of the New World gathered at the State House of Pennsylvania. Two days earlier a resolution was unanimously passed to declare that these colonies were breaking away from the British Empire. On July…

Sealing The Piggy Bank

LightGrams June 27, 2019 Volume 23, Number 23 Are piggy banks as popular as they once were? Those cute little pigs, made of glass or ceramic, had a slot in the top of their backs into which pennies, nickels, and dimes were dropped. Many a child has been taught the virtue of savings and thrift…

Break Into My House, Please!

LightGrams June 20, 2019 Volume 23, Number 22 A news story about a house break-in is nothing new. Sadly, such events are common in our world. But the story Nate Roman told – Have you heard this one before? On May 15 Nate returned to his home in Marlborough, Massachusetts. He immediately knew someone had…

Icing On The Cake

LightGrams June 6, 2019 Volume 23, Number 21 What is a cake without icing? True, there are some exceptions, but I’m partial to cakes that have a layer of icing on top. There are many types of icing: buttercream, fondant, cream cheese, whipped cream, etc., and they all have their respective fan clubs. But what…

Out Of Its Natural Place

LightGrams May 23, 2019 Volume 23, Number 20 Authorities in Florida had tracked the big lizard for over a year. A week ago they finally captured the water monitor, a five-foot-long reptile weighing about 20 pounds. A nonnative species from Asia, the wildlife agency had been “setting traps and searching high and low”. The search…

The Wow Child

LightGrams May 16, 2019 Volume 23, Number 19 The Handel & Haydn Society, America’s oldest continuously performing orchestra, had just finished playing Mozart’s “Masonic Funeral” on May 5. After the last note was played there was momentary silence as the audience marveled over their excellent rendition. Suddenly a child’s voice was heard: “Wow!” The audience…

Blocks In The Path

LightGrams May 9, 2019 Volume 23, Number 18 Parents, beware of everything put in your child’s path. That warning comes from a story by United Press International of a box of Legos recently given to a child in Georgia. The box was purchased from a consignment store in Charleston, South Carolina, and seemed to be…