A group of neighbors was
standing together with their lighted candles on the Friday evening after
the terrorist attacks, and were quietly singing a hymn. A car drove by,
then stopped, and a woman got out, lifted bagpipes out of the trunk,
walked over to the group and started playing Amazing Grace.
When she had finished, she
walked solemnly back to her car without a word to anyone, and then drove
This is how it has been all
over America. Thoughtful little anonymous gestures. That’s what makes us
one of the greatest nations in the world—we’re full of strong, caring
Frances Bishop Henderson,
63, and Robert H. (Bob) Henderson, also 63, died September 22,
2001, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Both were members
of Fairview Baptist Church. Mr. Henderson was on the Board of Directors of
the Greer State Bank and was a retired Assistant Professor at Limestone
College. He was also former president of Alexanders, Inc., a former
controller of J.P. Stevens and a U.S. Army veteran.
Mrs. Henderson was a native
of Greenville and was the daughter of Ruth Cox Bishop of Easley and the
late Jonas Bishop. Mr. Henderson was a native of Six Mile, South Carolina
and was the son of Gertrude Skelton Henderson of Easley and the late
Samuel Isaac Henderson.
Also surviving are two
daughters, Karen H. Swofford of Cowpens and Gayle H. Hannon of Greer; one
son, Rev. Robert H. (Bobby) Henderson, Jr. of Duncan; and five
Why is the "9 of
Diamonds" known as "The Curse of Scotland"?
There are several
explanations. Some think it is linked to an old idea that every ninth king
of Scotland was a tyrant.
Some say it is because
there were nine diamond-shaped lozenges on the coat of arms of a hated
earl who helped bring about the union with England.
Most authorities, however,
think the card was so named because it was the one on which the Duke of
Cumberland wrote the order commanding his soldiers to give no quarter to
Scottish troops captured at Culloden in 1746. So now you know……..
Thanks to Clan Johnston/e
in America, 1314 Woodland Avenue, Johnson City, TN 37601.
Did ye ken?
…that in golf, a seaside
location is called Golf Links and an inland location is called Golf
…that the cannon goes off
at Edinburgh Castle at 1:00 instead of 12:00 because there is less
ammunition in one shot than in twelve? (Ahh! Those canny Scots!)
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