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02/23/21 Grif.Net – Overheard in Church (part 5)

02/23/21 Grif.Net – Overheard in Church (part 5)

Many churches have a sign where =
they can change messages each week to challenge those just passing =
by.  In recent weeks it read . . .

 

**SIGN BROKEN. COME INSIDE FOR =
MESSAGE

 

**IF YOU CAN’T SLEEP, =
DON’T COUNT SHEEP. TALK TO THE SHEPHERD

 

**COME IN AND PRAY TODAY. BEAT THE =
CHRISTMAS RUSH

 

**NON-EXPOSURE TO THE SON WILL =
CAUSE BURNING

 

**TRY OUR SUNDAYS. THEY’RE =
BETTER THAN BEN & JERRY’S

 

**DON’T WORRY ABOUT THE =
ECONOMY: CHURCH IS STILL PROPHET-ABLE

 

**FOR GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD THAT =
HE DID NOT SEND A COMMITTEE

 

**STARTING YOUR TAXES? BEWARE OF =
FALSE PROFITS

 

**FREE TRIP TO HEAVEN. DETAILS =
INSIDE

 

~~ANSWERS: WISCONSIN FIRSTS =
QUIZ~~

1. In 1634, what French explorer =
left Quebec, traveled the Great Lakes and traversed Wisconsin? JEAN =
NICOLET
, Sieur de Belleborne 

 

2. In 1844, Jerome Case developed =
the first of what machines to help farmers? REAPER, forerunner of the =
Thresher and now the modern combined units (called =
Combines!)

 

3. In 1867, what famous author was =
born in a Little House in the Big Woods of Wisconsin? LAURA INGALLS =
WILDER

 

4. In 1873, Rev John Wesley =
Carhart invented the “Spark” in Racine, fathering what =
entire industry? AUTOMOBILE (his was steam-powered)

 

5. In 1877, William Dempster Hoard =
built the first of these to provide green feed for a year-round dairy =
industry? SILO

 

6. In 1883, William Horlick of =
Racine invented what concoction still used at soda fountains and =
diners  today? MALTED MILK

 

7. In 1883, John Michael Kohler =
revolutionized indoor plumbing with what first? ENAMELED CAST-IRON BATH =
TUB (I have one of those in my bath!)

 

8. In 1885, a rural school teacher =
in Waubeka celebrated the first of what holidays, later a national =
holiday under Woodrow Wilson? FLAG DAY

 

9. In 1886, the city of Appleton =
boasted the first commercially-working of these mass-transit units? =
ELECTRIC STREE CARS (first ones tried in 1884 in Cleveland but bankrupt =
in a year)

 

10. In 1889, what innovation was =
first built in Milwaukee that changed transportation? GASOLINE ENGINE =
automobiles

 

11. In 1903, Wisconsin enacted the =
nation’s first election law guaranteeing what? VOTING RIGHTS FOR =
ALL CITIZENS in primary elections

 

12. In 1911, the nation’s =
first of what schools to teach specialize classes was started? =
VOCATIONA/TECHNICAL classes

 

13. Also in 1911, the state =
started what Act to give aid to families of men injured or killed at =
their employment? WORKAMAN’S COMP

 

14. In 1917, Wisconsin led the =
nation as the first to develop this for roads? HIGHWAY NUMBERING =
SYSTEM

 

15. In 1918, what was unique about =
WHA in Madison? FIRST RADIO STATION in U.S.

 

16. In 1919, Wisconsin was the =
first state to ratify the 19th Amendment to the U.S. =
Constitution guaranteeing what? RIGHT TO VOTE FOR WOMEN

 

17. In 1924 (patent 1927) =
Wisconsin’s own Carl Eliason invented this device for safe =
individual travel in cold winter month. SNOWMOBILE

 

18.  In 1932, Progressive =
Governor Phillip LaFollette signed this model act for the nation’s =
welfare system. UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION ACT

 

19.  In 1961, another =
Governor mandated that this safety feature be install on all new cars =
sold in the State. SEAT-BELTS

 

20. In 1966, a trail from Kenosha =
to La Crosse was dedicated solely for what use? FIRST =
“BIKEWAY” in U.S.

 

~~

Dr Bob Griffin =

bob@grif.net www.grif.net =

"Jesus Knows Me, This I =
Love!"