Making Notations

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Making Notations

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Making Notations

Written by Luz Leigh - 28 November 2009

Do you ever make notes to remind you of something important, only to go back to the notes later on and find they make absolutely no sense? This happened to me recently. I was listening to a friend tell of something that happened in his early life; I was interested, but knew I could not remember everything he was telling, so I jotted down some notes. Tonight I decided to write about our conversation. Took out my little notebook that I carry in my purse for just such occasions. After searching for a few minutes, I located the page only to realize I should have written the story much sooner.

I know I took those notes ... my handwriting ... in my book, but they make very little sense to me now. The next time I am visiting with my friend, I will ask if he can make heads or tails of those words.

Years ago I began making notes in the back of my Bible. Now there are some interesting notations there, misspelled words and all.

Seven Dispensations of the Bible. I was able to list dispensations one through three and five through seven, but number four is missing. I guess the pastor was talking too fast, or I was distracted by one of the children. These notes were taken when they were small.

Thomas sent to India as a disciple (Dugger 1987).

Then there is the page on which I listed date of my brother's death and his birthdates. Below that were the dates on which my grandchildren were born and the date that my beloved Jack died.

Types of love: Eros - erotic love; Philao - brotherly love; Agape - Christlike love, outgoing love.

Forgive as many times as is necessary - Wesley.

365 "fear nots" in Bible Genesis 15:1 thru Revelation.

268 "saved" in Bible.

Auction Barn burned. New business opened in new bldg.

Old house burned.

If I were to take the time, I could write a story about each of these notations. There were many more, but I only picked out a few. I did write about the "old house" and posted it on my webpage.

My children, and especially my oldest granddaughter, call me as their reference when they require some sort of documentation. Most of the time I can go to my records and give what they are seeking. Just tonight Patsy called with a question about when a certain tourist attraction in our area was built. Off the top of my head, I said, "Probably about 15 years ago, maybe 20." She said she knew that I carried her there when it was first built. I remember that day. Carried my other grandchild with us (only had 2 at the time). Bryon was about eight years old and was quick to point out a wasp nest on the back side of a statue there with this comment: "Hey, Patsy, look at the wasp next on Sam's butt." I can laugh now, but that day I was not impressed with his vocabulary.

As we read the Bible, isn't it neat the way the imperfections of mankind are mentioned? I love to read the stories of Moses, Noah, Jeremiah, Rahab, the disciples, Stephen and Apostle Paul. But I also like to read about those men and women who were not examples for us to follow. There were Gomer, Cain, Ahab, and Jezebel, to name a few.

Be sure you make some notations somewhere so you can help your family with dates, places, names, etc.

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