'Salvation' tagged posts

Restoring What Is Precious

LightGrams December 5, 2019 Volume 23, Number 38 Heather Langley is a jeweler who works in Bessemer, Alabama. In the summer of 2018 a customer told her about a ring he found in the early 1990s while working at Mount Bachelor in Bend, Oregon. Langley began searching for the ring’s owner using first names engraved…

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…

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…

Is This Your Ring?

LightGrams April 18, 2019 Volume 23, Number 15 An unnamed lady who works at a Sam’s Club store in Houston found a ring three years ago. It was a class ring from The University of Houston, and had apparently been dropped into a case of water. The lady took it home, thinking she would try…

My Place In The Book

LightGrams April 11, 2019 Volume 23, Number 14 Most have heard of the Guinness Book Of World Records. This annual publication has been around since 1951, and is now published in over 100 countries in 23 different languages. An article in Newsweek magazine (9/28/18) reports that Guinness has more than 40,000 records in their database,…

The Passengers Were Few

LightGrams April 4, 2019 Volume 23, Number 13 If you have flown commercially in the last 10 years or so, you’ll be just a little envious of Skirmantas Strimaitis. This man from Lithuania was headed to northern Italy and bought a ticket on an airline. The fare was a bit more expensive than usual, as…

Door Busters

LightGrams November 29, 2018 Volume 22, Number 42 If I ever open a place of business (which I doubt I ever will), I think I will include in my operating expenses the cost of a good security system. How could I make a profit if burglars break through my doors, helping themselves to my wares?…

Pulled From The Hole

LightGrams November 1, 2018 Volume 22, Number 39 An 18-year-old man was found acting like, um, a teenager yesterday in DeLeon Springs, Florida. He and two friends had been mowing an area when they discovered a well. They talked about climbing down into the hole, just to be able to say they had done it.…

Power Loss

LightGrams March 22, 2018 Volume 22, Number 11 When I arrived home a couple of nights ago I walked into darkness. My wife said the power had gone out only two minutes earlier. The smell of smoke (electrical smoke!) raised all the red flags I possess and I quickly discovered that our main breaker panel…