• In the 1850s, Levi (Loeb) Straus went to gold-rich California and took some canvas cloth with him. He saw that the miners needed a sturdy pair of work pants. He had some made from his canvas cloth and they were an immediate success. Cowboys also loved them. His ad ran as follows: “All over the west they wear Levi Straus and Co’s copper riveted overalls.” Today they are pretty much the same design. What do you think?
Walking on water
Capt. Charles W. Oldrieve left Pittsburgh, Pa., on Jan. 1, 1907, and walked on water with his wife beside him in a rowboat. He walked the 1,600 miles to New Orleans in 40 days, arriving on Feb. 10, 1907, and won a bet of $5,000.
In this Lenten season, it is a good thing to remember that we Christians live to die and die to live.
The Tea Party
The Tea Party members do not have the seeking of power on their agenda. It does want to become a leader in conservatism and preserving the American Constitution. One of its major efforts, as I understand it, is to find and back candidates who are conservative and will govern as the constitution requires; the original constitution of 1787, not some “living constitution” as liberals and some Republicans refer to it.
People and governments today are no different than they were in 1887. The writers of the Constitution foresaw what is happening today in the United States and the world, and wrote it in such a way as to prevent politicians from passing illegal laws. They also provided a way to amend the constitution if the states thought it to be necessary. We really need candidates who, when they become congressman or senators, will abide by the Constitution and vote only for laws that do the same. We all face the loss of our liberties if this is not done. To help keep our liberties is a good agenda. What do you think?