A Lost Love Letter

LightGramsFebruary 15, 2024Volume 28, Number 4 Rick Trojanowski placed the winning bid on an old toolbox back in 2017. He was at a farm auction at the time and didn’t take time to look through his new acquisition for a couple of years. Tucked away in a drawer of the toolbox was a love letter…

A Refrigerator On His Back?!

LightGramsFebruary 1, 2024Volume 28, Number 3 Daniel Fairbrother was recently stopped by police in Stevenage, Hertfordshire in England. He wasn’t in a car but was running. So why was he stopped? It was because of the refrigerator he had strapped to his back. The police were almost apologetic, but explained, “We’ve got to stop you.”…

Living The Dream

LightGramsJanuary 11, 2024Volume 28, Number 2 “How are you?” is a common question we ask one another. It sometimes is more of a formality than an actual inquiry into another’s well-being. Still, I’m always surprised to hear men at the prison I visit respond to that question with, “I’m living the dream.” For some reason…

Treasure In A Thrift Store

LightGramsJanuary 4, 2024Volume 28, Number 1 Jessica Vincent has been a fan of “Antiques Road Show” for years. She dreamed of one day finding an object that would be declared valuable by an expert, even after others had overlooked it. She recently had her wish come true. While perusing merchandise at a Goodwill store near…

Returned To Its Owner

LightGramsDecember 14, 2023Volume 27, Number 34 At a book sale in Pennsylvania earlier this month a volume was spotted which had been checked out of the Carbondale (PA) Public Library – in 1904. The book, ”The Cruise of the Esmerelda” by Harry Collingwood, was returned to the library. Still in a pocket in the back…

Cursing The Darkness

LightGramsDecember 7, 2023Volume 27, Number 33 26 years ago a new holiday was born. On an episode of the “Seinfield” show, fictional character Frank Costanza reminisced about “Festivus”, an odd celebration from his younger years. One of the features of Festivus was “An Airing of Grievances”. Seinfield fans have taken up the mythical holiday, and…

SomeBody Really Cares

LightGramsNovember 23, 2023Volume 27, Number 31 For the past few years I have been involved in prison ministry. A few other men from the church I serve and I visit a state prison in our area. We offer faith-based life skill classes to the men in that facility, and we provide a worship service each…

Lethal After All These Years

LightGramsNovember 9, 2023Volume 27, Number 30 Life was significantly disrupted a few weeks ago in Athens, Greece. Work was proceeding on a major construction project when a 500-pound bomb from World War 2 was unearthed. Everything came to a stop as experts were called in. For the next two days people were instructed to not…

Choose Your Views

LightGramsOctober 26, 2023Volume 27, Number 29 Those who take vacations to the beach know that a room or a house with an ocean view means a higher rental rate. Many are willing to pay it, though, as watching the rolling waves can be relaxing. Thanks to a company named LiquidView, you can now choose an…

Their Secrets Revealed

LightGramsOctober 19, 2023Volume 27, Number 28 Years ago, I was officiating a wedding when a phone started ringing. Phones ringing at inappropriate times is a common phenomenon, but this phone was in the groom’s pocket! I’m not sure how much conversation this later prompted between the man and his new bride, but I’ve made it…