One of my favorites has to do with the annual stockholders meeting of Delta Airlines. He related it in various versions down through the years; but the gist of it is this…
Delta Airlines got started when a county agent named Woolman in Monroe, Louisiana, convinced a pilot named Beedenhorn they could fly pesticide on the cotton and kill the boll weevils. Ever since, the annual stockholders meeting has been held in the small room at the bank in Monroe where Delta Airlines was chartered.
But one year, some big shots decided the meeting ought to be moved out of Monroe to larger cities like Chicago, Washington and San Francisco. A well-dressed man from New Jersey got up and said, “Mr. Moderator, we´re Delta Airlines - The Professionals - and I think we ought to start moving these meetings around to other cities. I represent EIGHTY THOUSAND shares of Delta Airlines stock; and I intend to vote to move this meeting out of Monroe.”
Before the vote, a good-looking gentleman in his 70s, white haired, three-piece suit, stood up. The man said in a deep, distinguished voice: “Mr. Moderator, my name is Bernard W. Beedenhorn and I represent FIVE HUNDERED and EIGHTY THOUSAND shares of Delta Airlines stock... and I´d like to take this opportunity to welcome all of yau´ll back to Monroe next year.”
I share this story today because the month of January represents the completion of six years for my little webpage ministry. I began back in February, 2010; and have tried to be faithful in regularly posting relevant material designed to help people better communicate the message of the gospel.
I did not know if anyone would care when I began this project. But a great many of you must. For I am privileged to welcome a great many of you back on a regular basis. Statistics indicate that I get anywhere between just a few dozen page views to as many as two thousand on any given day. And I am dumfounded that these hits come, literally, from all over the world.
So let me say thank you for checking in. And let me also hasten to welcome you back to www.cleoejacksonIII.com on a regular basis. Your dropping by is what makes what I do here seem worthwhile!
STORY SOURCE: Available widely on the internet. See, for instance, http://www.myplainview.com/article_eb2646bf-a299-5ffa-8c26-fa9c350da12f.html.