This morning, I noticed the Gideons were on the campus of Armstrong, passing out their trademark little green New Testament Bibles.
It took me back to my college days in the '80s, when the group did the same thing. The bibles haven't changed one bit. The Gideons were usually out once per semester.
No high pressure here .... very cordial gentlemen, these Gideons. Would that other religious people were of that stripe.
It does recall a funny memory from my ASU days. Lynda, my then-girlfriend, called me at about 9:15 (my first class was at 10), and said just one thing, and said it in a low, ominous voice: "Beeee-waaaare ooooof the Gideeeeeeeeonnnnnnns...."
I went over to my 8th-floor window, with my panoramic view of the post office and Caraway Road, and - shore 'nuff - I saw little specks of green being handed to passing students.
You had to have heard her say it ....
Ciao for niao.
--Talmadge "Rocky Raccoon, checked into his room...." Gleck
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