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Skipping Out

LightGramsMay 20, 2021Volume 25, Number 19 Joshua Potvin did what many of have considered doing. The former Chief of Police of Fryeburg, Maine did not want to be in the February meeting of the Board of Selectmen, so he devised a scheme to dash out. He texted one of his officers to call him out…

An Undelivered Message

LightGrams November 12, 2020 Volume 24, Number 41 A couple hiking near Ingersheim, a town in the Alsace region of France, recently found a small metal cylinder partially buried. They opened it and found a thin piece of paper with handwriting. It was dated 1910, but they couldn’t read the writing. A nearby museum consulted…

Signal Interrupted

LightGrams September 24, 2020 Volume 24, Number 34 The village of Aberhosan, Wales was completely frustrated. The residents had watched helplessly every morning for 18 months as their Internet signals went down. It happened each day at the same time: 7:00 a.m. What in the world was happening?! Engineers from Openreach, the company that maintains…

If You Can Open This …

LightGrams August 27, 2020 Volume 24, Number 30 Kirk Mathes had to call deputies to his farm in Barre, New York. A crowd had gathered in a field where a safe had been found. The safe was locked, and a note attached to it said, “If you can open this, you can have what’s inside.”…

Time On His Hands

LightGrams April 16, 2020 Volume 24, Number 14 I don’t know Anthony Miracola of Temperance, Michigan other than by what I have read of him in a news article. The article told of his setting a new Guinness World Record recently by making 35 shots in one minute from behind a basketball goal. It was…

Abysmal Students

LightGrams January 2, 2020 Volume 24, Number 1 Every day my web browser presents a variety of articles it thinks I might be interested in. When I have a few extra minutes I’ll look through these, and occasionally find pieces that are worthwhile reads. That’s how I found the article entitled “’They’re abysmal students’: Are…

Toiling Over Scripture

LightGrams November 21, 2019 Volume 23, Number 37 A family in the United Arab Emirates just set a new Guinness record. They have completed the largest handwritten copy of the Bible on record, and it took them 153 days to do it. The wife, Susan Varghese, began the project, but her husband and two children…

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…

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…