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 By Colquitt Nash    Columns    September 27, 2011

Antique Chinese Bottle

In 1974 an antique bottle was sold at a London auction house for over one million dollars. The 16-inch high bottle dated from about the year 1400, placing it in the early Ming dynasty. The bottle was decorated in blue and white with a picture of a...

 
 By Colquitt Nash    Columns    August 23, 2011

Keep on Going

One day a painter sold a Picasso painting to a friend. The friend, who knew Picasso, took it to him to verify it. Picasso took one look and said, “It’s a fake.” The next day the seller was accused of fraud but he protested to his...

 
 By Colquitt Nash    Columns    June 20, 2011

A little thing

Several years ago a major airline discovered that leaving its planes in the natural aluminum color saved money. It takes 690 pounds of paint for a 747. This cost the company $20,000 a year per plane in fuel just to fly the paint through the skies....

 
 By Colquitt Nash    Columns    May 16, 2011

Great without glory

We are about to celebrate Memorial Day, a time set aside to honor those who have served this nation by giving the “the last full measure of devotion” as Abraham Lincoln said in his Gettysburg Address. I believe there are many other folks...

 
 By Colquitt Nash    Columns    April 19, 2011

A change of heart

On December 2, 1982, Dr. Barney Clark underwent a 7 and a half hour operation to replace his dying heart with an artificial one designed by Dr. Robert Jarvik. The operation was successful. We have made great strides since 1952 when the first artifici...

 
 By Colquitt Nash    Columns    March 21, 2011

General Robert E. Lee’s forgiveness

After the battle of Gettysburg a wounded Union soldier looked up to see General Robert E. Lee riding by. The soldier raised his hand in defiance and shouted, “Hurrah for the Union!” Lee looked at him and dismounted. The soldier later...

 
 By Colquitt Nash    Columns    February 21, 2011

A Good Deed

Several years ago on Vancouver’s West End, Donni LaSaw was working as a clerk in a local Mini Mart. On a July afternoon, a young man entered the store and ordered her to hand over the money in the cash register. Opening the drawer, she asked,...

 
 By Paston Colquitt Nash    Columns    December 13, 2010

He knew you

In 1944, the United States intercepted Japanese communications revealing the destination of an enemy submarine. Admiral Halsey ordered the England and two other destroyers to intercept the sub. An aide to the admiral tried to talk him out of using...

 
 By Colquitt Nash    Columns    November 22, 2010

Selfishness Boomerangs

A wealthy merchant died and left his estate to a church he had attended as a young man. His will directed that this church give to his only son that which they wished. The church’s leadership interpreted the will to mean that the son would...

 
 By Colquitt Nash    Columns    November 1, 2010

The wrong direction

In the 1929 Rose Bowl, the California Bears played Georgia Tech. Late in the second quarter, Georgia fumbled on its own 33 yard line. A California lineman, Roy Riegels scooped up the ball, spun around and raced toward the goal line. Just before he...

 
 By Colquitt Nash    Columns    September 13, 2010

Hardened Conscience

On April 22, 1831, the reign of terror in the waters of the West Indies and South America by the pirate Charles Gibbs ended at the end of a rope on Ellis’ Island in New York. During his career as a pirate, Gibbs is said to have killed over 400...

 
 By Pastor Colquitt Nash    Columns    August 11, 2010

Strange fruit

Several years ago, Woman’s Day magazine carried a story of a tree on the campus of Green Acres Elementary School near Santa Cruz, California. It seems that the tree began to bear some strange fruit such as apples, oranges, cupcakes, cookies and...

 
 By Colquitt Nash    Columns    February 8, 2010

Making the most of opportunity

One Saturday night the basketball game between Pennsylvania rivals Lock Haven State and Edinboro ended with Lock Haven up 84-82. Half an hour later, both teams were back on the floor to finish the game. Checking the books, the officials found that...