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Victory or Death

October 30, 2017
Victory or Death
The Battle of the Alamo, was crucial to the survival of the fledgling Republic of Texas. Prior to the battle, the Texans had been engaged in a war with the Mexican military under General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna. The Texans had long been outnumbered and had little success against General Santa Anna’s troops... A Moment in Time brought to you by the D.C. Curry Lumber Company

Too Much at Once

October 27, 2017
Too Much at Once
Henry Ford said, "A weakness of all human beings is trying to do too many things at once. That scatters effort and destroys direction. It makes for haste, and haste makes waste. So, we do things all the wrong ways possible before we come to the right one. Then, we think it is the best way because it works, and it was the only way left that we could see... A Moment in Time brought to you by the D.C. Curry Lumber Company

The Golden Rule

October 26, 2017
The Golden Rule
A fascinating study on the principle of the Golden Rule was conducted by Bernard Rimland, director of the Institute for Child Behavior Research. Rimland found that "The happiest people are those who help others." Each person involved in the study was asked to list ten people he knew well, and to label them as happy or not happy. Then, they were to go through the list again and label each one as selfish or unselfish, using the following definition of selfishness...A Moment in Time brought to you by the D.C. Curry Lumber Company

The Cornerstone

October 25, 2017
The Cornerstone
On September 7, 1774, the first Congress of the United States convened. This session was assembled to address the British attack on Boston. Reverend Jacob Duche (Dutch) was called from the Rector of Christ Church of Philadelphia to open the session in prayer, and ease the nerves of the Congressional leaders... A Moment in Time brought to you by the D.C. Curry Lumber Company.

Seedbed of Virtue

October 24, 2017
Seedbed of Virtue
On July 13, 1787, the Continental Congress passed the “Northwest Ordinance” which allowed the settling of the region north of the Ohio river and east of the Mississippi. Among other things, this ordinance stated, “Religion, morality and knowledge as being necessary to good government and the happiness of mankind…” James Wilson, one of six of our founders, to sign both the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, said... A Moment in Time brought to you by the D.C. Curry Lumber Company.

Need softener salt?

October 23, 2017
Need softener salt?
Curry has in stock cubes and red softener salts

Responsibilities and Duties

October 23, 2017
Responsibilities and Duties
Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas credits his grandfather for teaching him some important foundational lessons about the relationship between personal responsibility and liberty. “…My grandfather believed that people have their responsibilities, and if they are left alone to fulfill those responsibilities, that is freedom... A Moment in Time brought to you by the D.C. Curry Lumber Company

Proper Foundation

October 20, 2017
Proper Foundation
Jedidiah Morse taught at a small schoolhouse to help pay for his classes at Yale University. In 1784, he published his first book, Geography Made Easy, which was also America's first geography textbook. This book and its many editions earned him the title of, “Father of American Geography.” Though he gained great recognition in schools for his textbooks... A Moment in Time brought to you by the D.C. Curry Lumber Company

Patriotism

October 19, 2017
Patriotism
Are you patriotic? Most of those listen to this message would probably respond, “yes!” But patriotism has come to mean something different than its original definition. Noah Webster said, in his American Dictionary of the English Language, 1828, Patriotism is: “Love of One’s country; the passion which aims to serve one’s country, either in defending it from invasion, or protecting its rights and maintaining its laws and institutions in vigor and purity.“ A Moment in Time brought to you by the D.C. Curry Lumber Company

Old Habits

October 18, 2017
Old Habits
An elderly teacher took one of his pupils on a walk through a forest. Suddenly, he stopped and pointed to four plants which were close by. The first was just beginning to sprout, the second had begun to take root, the third was a small shrub, and the fourth was a full-sized tree. The tutor said to his young companion, “Pull up the first plant.” A Moment in Time brought to you by the D.C. Curry Lumber Company

Nearly Always Right

October 17, 2017
Nearly Always Right
President Abraham Lincoln once got caught up in a situation where he wanted to please a politician, so he issued a command to transfer certain regiments. When the secretary of war, Edwin Stanton, received the order, he refused to carry it out. He said that the President was a fool. Lincoln was told what Stanton had said, and he replied... A Moment in Time brought to you by the D.C.Curry Lumber Company

Making A Difference

October 16, 2017
Making A Difference
In his autobiography, Breaking Barriers, syndicated columnist Carl Rowan tells about a teacher who greatly influenced his life. “Miss Thompson reached into her desk drawer and pulled out a piece of paper containing a quote attributed to Chicago architect Daniel Burnham that read, "Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men's blood and probably themselves will not be realized... A Moment in Time brought to you by the D.C. Curry Lumber Company

Mad Anthony Wayne

October 13, 2017
Mad Anthony Wayne
General Anthony Wayne is often referred to as Mad Anthony Wayne due to his daring military exploits. On July 16, 1779, General Wayne planned the Battle of Stony Point to take place midnight, when the enemy would least expect it. Every detail was meticulously calculated, even to the point of the men wearing white pieces of cloth on their hats to differentiate them from the enemy... A Moment in Time brought to you by the D.C. Curry Lumber Company

Love One Another

October 12, 2017
Love One Another
Francis Marion, a brigadier General during the revolutionary war became known as the “Swamp Fox” because he set up his base of operation in a swamp. Marion’s brigade could assemble at a moment’s notice, hit British and Loyalist units and disappear into the swamps. Considered one of the fathers of modern guerilla warfare... A Moment in Time brought to you by the D.C. Curry Lumber Company

Lean Against the Door

October 11, 2017
Lean Against the Door
On one of his European tours, master magician and locksmith Harry Houdini found himself locked in by his own thinking. After he had been searched and handcuffed in a Scottish town jail, the old turnkey shut him in a cell and walked away. Houdini quickly freed himself from his shackles and then tackled the cell lock... A Moment in Time brought to you by the D.C. Curry Lumber Company

His Dream Was Impossible

October 10, 2017
His Dream Was Impossible
Automobile genius Henry Ford came up with a revolutionary plan for a new kind of engine which we know today as the V-8. Ford was eager to get his great new idea into production so he had some men draw up the plans, and presented them to the engineers... A Moment in time brought to you by the D.C. Curry Lumber Company.

God Bless America

October 9, 2017
God Bless America
Irving Berlin was born in a Russian Jewish Ghetto and immigrated to the United States when he was five, settling in New York’s Lower East Side. He was inspired to write the song, “God bless America” in 1918, and revise it in 1938, when war and the Nazis were threatening Europe... A Moment in Time brought to you by the D.C. Curry Lumber Company

Generosity

October 6, 2017
Generosity
The story is told that one day a beggar by the roadside asked for alms from Alexander the Great as he passed by. The man was poor and wretched and had no claim upon the ruler, no right even to lift a solicitous hand. Yet, the Emperor threw him several gold coins. An observer was astonished at his generosity and commented, "Sir, copper coins would adequately meet a beggar's need. Why give him gold?" A Moment in Time Brough to you by the D.C. Curry Lumber Company

Foundation of Morals

October 5, 2017
Foundation of Morals
Charles Carroll, one of the lesser known signers of the Declaration of Independence, said, “Without morals a republic cannot subsist any length of time; they therefore who are decrying the Christian religion, whose morality is so sublime and pure… are undermining the solid foundation of morals, and the best security for the duration of free government.” A Moment in Time brought to you by the D.C. Curry Lumber Company

Fear Paralyzes

October 4, 2017
Fear Paralyzes
Black Bart was a professional thief whose very name struck fear as he terrorized the Wells Fargo stage line. From San Francisco to New York, his name became synonymous with the danger of the frontier. Between 1875 and 1883 he robbed 29 different stagecoach crews. Amazingly, Bart did it all without firing a shot... A Moment in Time brought to you by the D.C. Curry Lumber Company

Emancipation

October 3, 2017
Emancipation
When the final draft of the Emancipation Proclamation was taken to Abraham Lincoln at noon on January 1, 1863, the president picked up his pen to sign it, and twice he laid it down. The gravity of what was about to take place after years of civil war, and exhaustion from the day’s events, helped Lincoln to put this historical moment into perspective... A Moment in Time brought to you by the D.C. Curry Lumber Company

Ask Not

October 2, 2017
Ask Not
In what is called the most memorable speech by any 20th century politician, President John F Kennedy spoke these word among many others, during his 1961 Inaugural Address. “The world is very different now... A Moment in Time brought to you by the D.C. Curry Lumber Company

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