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TOPIC:  Coast Guard Festival …

Posted: 7/26/2015, 4:23 a.m. EDT


So, I went to the Kids Parade with the folks yesterday.  It was kind fun with a couple of fire trucks and some people playing drums and symbols.  The best part though was the candy.  The little Winster munchkin with us came away with about 7 pounds of the sweet stuff.  I was hoping for chocolate, but dad said that chocolate isn't good for dawgs.  So I had to settle for Sweet Tarts, Tootsies and Dum Dum suckers. 


Waiting for God…


A college Professor, an avowed Atheist, was teaching his class.  He shocked several of his students when he flatly stated he was going to prove there is no  God. Addressing the ceiling he shouted: “God, if you are real, then I want you to knock me off this platform.  I’ll give you 15 minutes!”


The lecture room fell silent.  You could have heard a pin drop.  Ten minutes went by.  Again the Professor taunted God, saying, “Here I am, God! I’m still waiting!”


His count-down got down to the last couple of minutes when a Marine, just released from active duty and newly registered in the class, walked up to the Professor and punched him full-force in the face.  The Professor tumbled from his lofty platform, and he was out cold before he hit the floor.


At first the students were shocked, and they babbled in confusion.  The young Marine took a seat in the front row and sat silently.  The class fell silent… waiting.


Eventually, the Professor came to.  When he finally regained the power of speech, he glared at the young Marine in the front row.  “What’s the matter with you?  Why on earth did you do that?”


The Marine smiled and said.  “God was busy.  He sent me.”



... Grand Haven, Michigan ...


Grand Haven is home to the United States Coast Guard's "Group Grand Haven,"

which coordinates all Lake Michigan Coast Guard activities.


The first Coast Guard presence in the city was in 1924.

Grand Haven hosts the annual Coast Guard Festival,

a celebration based on Coast Guard Day, which draws U.S. and Canadian vessels

along with parades of bands and other activities,


The yearly attendance for this event exceeds 300,000 people over period of the festival.




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