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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 off.

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 people!

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 grandchildren.

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 Course?

…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!)

Thanks to Clan Johnston/e.

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