South Louisiana Flood Damage - EdwardTeach on 8/30/16 at 2:54 pm
My 26-year-0ld daughter completed a year as a missionary in Israel and has been named an associate pastor at Grace Community United Methodist Church in Shreveport effective July 1. She has helped in the flooded areas in south Louisiana. Some of you people who were so critical may be interested to ...
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The Way The World Ought To Be - EdwardTeach on 12/12/15 at 2:15 pm
Last spring I asked the question of how you would feel if your 25 year old daughter was leaving to spend a year in Israel. I received some surprising answers but was really shocked at some of the rudeness I received. My daughter entered Israel without knowing the language and where bus stops w...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (10)
Would F.O.S. be better? - EdwardTeach on 8/4/15 at 2:43 pm
I've seen four doctors and two labs in the past few days and needed a little humor in my life. My attempt with F.I.B. didn't make it so I apologize. The fall and injuries happened as I described. To answer a question. The gangway was lowered after I had some feeling return to my legs. I assur...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (12)
How I earned my F.IB. - EdwardTeach on 8/4/15 at 9:39 am
Even though my memory is full of holes, I am convinced that I was called on to serve on more than my share of working parties, some for hours without food. This did not apply to the event I am remembering here. I was dizzy and probably feverish as several of us gathered on the deck at the place w...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (24)
A better use of campaign funds - EdwardTeach on 7/11/15 at 10:50 am
Few days pass that my mailbox is not filled with requests for funds for a good cause, especially for food for children. At the same time I almost daily learn of a boasting report of millions being contributed as campaign funds for one candidate or another. Jeb Bush gathered in over 100 million d...
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Do away with sanctuary cities - EdwardTeach on 7/11/15 at 10:45 am
When I became aware of sanctuary cities and their purpose, I became angry and denounced their existence. They seem to exist to protect especially illegal aliens who have been deported. Commit murder and get to one of 200 sanctuary cities and live off government largesse. We must make our repr...
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re: Daughter leaves for Israel as missionary - EdwardTeach on 7/7/15 at 1:47 pm
Jessica owes no student loans. She received enough scholarships and income from jobs to pay her way to LSU. and she had her choice of seminaries with full fellowships plus loans from the Methodist Church that will be forgiven if she serves five years in Louisiana. ...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (1)
re: Daughter leaves for Israel as missionary - EdwardTeach on 7/6/15 at 9:12 am
I can understand questions but not rudeness. Jessica is a missionary IN Israel, not a missionary TO Israel. Her reason for going to Israel is that God called her. You may question her beliefs but many people support her. Although the Methodist Church does not pay her, the church approved...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (3)
Daughter leaves for Israel as missionary - EdwardTeach on 7/4/15 at 3:21 pm
What would be your feelings and thoughts if your daughter was leaving Sunday to spend a year as a missionary in Israel? Probably the way my wife and I feel -- proud and excited, but sad because we will not see her for a year, and apprehensive because Israel is part of the troubled Mideast. Jessi...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (40)
Remembering Iwo Jima -- 70th anniversary - EdwardTeach on 2/19/15 at 1:37 pm
Yes, I remember Iwo Jima. Around 5 a.m the USS Pickens, APA 190, reached the tiny island of Iwo Jima. I was on deck at a debarkation station from where we launched our boats. I remember the Marines scrambling down cargo nets to enter the boats, and I remember boats returning with wounded Marines. ...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (17)
That Easter Sunday 1945 - EdwardTeach on 4/1/14 at 9:17 am
The sun dawned bright that Easter morning April 1, 1945. Every ship in the huge armada had been at battle stations since 5 a.m,when out of the sun came the kamikaze, planes flown by Japanese pilots on a mission to die attacking American ships. I was in the radar shack trying to detect the planes...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (10)
iwo jima won 69 years ago today - EdwardTeach on 3/26/14 at 9:25 am
"Iwo Jima will live within the hearts of all persons who were there. No others will ever know the tortures that little island produced." From the personal narrative of Mike White, photographer for the USS Pickens, APA 190. Sixty-nine years ago today victory was achieved in IWO...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (5)
Iwo Jima - EdwardTeach on 3/26/14 at 8:39 am
"Iwo Jima will live within the hearts of all persons who were there. No others will ever know the tortures that little island produced." From the personal narrative of Mike White, ship photographer for USS Pickens, APA 190. Victory over Iwo Jima was finally won 69 years ago today...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (14)
Iwo Jima memories from 69 yers ago - EdwardTeach on 3/7/14 at 1:21 pm
When my thoughts turn to Iwo Jima 69 years ago, memories of three events stand out. Of course, one is observing the American flag go up on Mt. Suribachi, go down and be raised again. We had no idea at the time that Joseph Rosenthal's picture of the flag raising would become famous. I will always...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (30)
Victory over Japan Day - EdwardTeach on 8/13/13 at 9:06 am
Tomorrow will be the 68th anniversary of victory over Japan, celebrated as VJ Day. I was in San Francisco on a rare liberty when the official announcement came confirming rumors that had floated since the atom bomb had been dropped on Nagasaki August 9. Our ship, the USS Pickens, APA 190, wa...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (7)
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