Americans this Sunday morning woke to the tragic news of the worst mass shooting in US history.
Over 100 people were victims of a terrorist attack by a lone gunman, who pledge allegiance to the Islamic State on a 911 call while he was killing Americans out on a Saturday night at a dance club in Orlando, Florida.
Of that number 50 were killed. Another 53 were critically wounded, prognosis not yet known.
It happened that those victims were gay, but they were still our sons, our daughters, our brothers, our sisters, our cousins, our mothers, our fathers. They were still Americans struck down by a jihadist.
I recalled listening to my father in sermon after sermon as a child growing up in the parsonage talk of how his father would gather him, his sister and wife together in the storm cellar in Arkansas to wait out a storm, a tornado passing by. Grandpa would pull them all into his arms and hold them until it was once more safe to rise and meet a new day.
On this Sunday when Americans are dealing with the aftermath of a storm of terrorism, it only seemed appropriate to post this gem of hope written by the late, great Mosie Lister as performed while I was with The Crystal Valley Quartet. Take hope and have faith as you listen to “‘Til the Storm Passes By.“
Okay everyone, here’s the mid day look at Rochester weather. We started out with a chilly morning, some rain,wet snow and drizzle. It was in the 20’s. The cars in the parking lot all had ice on them. Right now it’s 34 and we’re looking to reach a high of 52.
Enclosed are 2 pictures from the Rochester bureau. My office is on the 8th floor. These pictures were shot facing the west. The bridge you see in picture 1 is the “Veterans Memorial Bridge”, picture 2 is the historic Genesee river.
Friday evening on my way home from services, I rode by Presidential hope fulls new Rochester office. Friday was opening day for Sanders Rochester office. The ceremony started at 5 and ended at 7. The office is located at 1137 Culver road. An old part of the city. When I was riding by, the opening had just closed but there were still supporters going in and out.
According to local news reports, it’s unclear if Sanders will be stopping in Rochester.
Enclosed is another scene of the movie I was in, filmed in Rochester.
My life goal was to be an actor, and it still is. I hope for a day I do at least 1 movie on the “Big Screen”. There was a movie being made here in Rochester which I auditioned for and got the part. I hope to place a few of them on here. Enjoy!