LightGrams

An Accumulation Of Gross

LightGrams September 13, 2018 Volume 22, Number 33 The following story could gross you out. But that’s what officials in Macomb County, Michigan are hoping. The sewers in this suburban Detroit county were running slower than they should. When workers inserted a camera into one of the lines they discovered a 100-foot-long “fatberg”. The name…

Unstable Footings

LightGrams September 6, 2018 Volume 22, Number 32 “A house divided” is a label you could put on the photo. The house in Orlando, Florida may now be considered a duplex – except it’s unlivable. Did an earthquake cause this? A crane had been hired by a roofing company to unload shingles onto the house,…

Save The Hornets?

LightGrams August 30, 2018 Volume 22, Number 31 The Bee Man is a man people in Alliance, Ohio call when bees, wasps, or hornets become a problem. His real name is Travis Watson, and he’s an expert at removing stinging insects. The challenge he was recently given prompted him to post a video to Facebook.…

The Apologetic Thief

LightGrams August 23, 2018 Volume 22, Number 30 A man visited the Mount Olive AME Zion Church in Waterbury, Connecticut this past Sunday morning. His visit has drawn more attention than most because he arrived at 1:00 a.m. While there, he helped himself to more than $3,000 worth of electronic equipment. It’s not hard to…

Mine’s The Biggest!

LightGrams August 16, 2018 Volume 22, Number 29 Danny Vester has hit pay dirt – again. A story on August 15 reported that a cantaloupe he grew has been certified by the North Carolina Agriculture Commission as the biggest ever recorded. His cantaloupe weighed in at 65.9 pounds, which is considerably bigger than what I…

Lizards Hanging On

LightGrams August 2, 2018 Volume 22, Number 27 An interesting article appeared in a recent issue of “Nature” magazine. Researchers from Harvard University were studying lizards in the Turks and Caicos Islands when hurricanes hit the area, forcing them to evacuate. They returned a few weeks later to see the effects the storms had on…

Born With Benefits

LightGrams July 26, 2018 Volume 22, Number 26 Is this the beginning of a new place to have babies? Is it true that Chik-fil-A now offers delivery service? There are traces of truth in both of the above statements. The story happened on July 20 in San Antonio, Texas when Falon Griffin began banging on…

God Of The Hills

LightGrams July 19, 2018 Volume 22, Number 25 I recently returned from a trip to Ecuador, South America, my first visit to that land. I have a great love for mountains, being raised in Southeastern Kentucky. But the mountains I saw in Ecuador were beyond anything I’ve ever seen in the Appalachians! Our group stayed…

Unknown Treasures

LightGrams June 21, 2018 Volume 22, Number 23 I know what it’s like to clean out a loved one’s house. Three years ago my sister, brother-in-law and I took on the task of emptying our parents’ house of its contents. As the process wore on, we were less interested in checking every item. We just…

Chasing Rabbits

LightGrams June 14, 2018 Volume 22, Number 22 A farmer is plowing his field when he suddenly spots a rabbit darting away. He jumps off his tractor and begins chasing it. Finally he gives up, and climbs back on his tractor. Before long another rabbit is spotted, and off he goes again. By the end…