Winning Words 4/29/13
“Hold on; hold fast; hold out. Patience is genius.” (George-Louis Leclerc) Many sailors have fingers tattooed with the letters H-O-L-D and F-A-S-T. This goes back to clipper ship days when the sailors had to grip the rigging tightly to keep from falling overboard. I suppose we could also have these finger tattoos: P-A-T-I and E-N-C-E, a reminder to have patience with certain people and certain situations. ;-) Jack
FROM WALMART REV: Patience is always a good word of remembrance for us to be reunited with...so be it in my life today!!====JACK: FYI....Tattoos By Camilla 515 Pacific Ave SW, Willmar, MN 56201 » Map (320) 214-7889. You might want to pay Camilla a pastoral visit.
FROM OUTHOUSE JUDY: Patience would be a wonderful word to have tattooed on our arms. Sometimes, I am the one who needs to read it over and over again for I fall short in the patience area many times.====JACK: The song, "Tonight You Belong To Me," was sung by Patience and Prudence. The song was featured in the movie, "The Jerk." Patience on one arm...Prudence on the other.
FROM FACEBOOK LIZ: this is tailor made for me... & a close relative. i will etch it on my brain, if not my hands. i will hold fast! thank you.====JACK: I've read that the earliest tattoo dates back to 4000 BC, and is thought to be related to some kind of healing process. There are people today have piercings for the same "healing" reason.
FROM GUSTIE MARLYS: Don't think I want a tattoo for ANY reason. I think a string around the finger would work just fine!====JACK: Just for fun, why not take a magic marker and "tattoo" H-O-L-D and F-A-S-T (or patience) on your fingers and see what it would look like if you did get a tattoo.
FROM PLAIN FOLKS CHESTER: Include the thumbs and you could have I-M-P-A-T and I-E-N-C-E. ====JACK: Why would you want the name of a flower tattooed on your hands?====PFC: I'm a flower child.====JACK: Do you also know the correct spelling of the flower I referred to?===PFC: As a young man, my father-in-law sailed on the four-masters. Up and down the west coast and sometimes around the Cape. He never got tattooed or wore a ring in his ear for crossing the Equator. But he did have some pretty "hairy" tales to tell. Didn't know how to swim and when I asked him why, his answer was. "where to?"
They docked out of San Francisco and he was there visiting when the earthquake hit and never went back. His ship was The Falls of Clyde, built in Scotland and is now a museum ship in Honolulu.====JACK: The ship has fallen on hard times and may have to be sunk...according to Google info.
FROM TAMPA SHIRL: Yes, and patience is a virtue.====JACK: Do you know the other six Catholic virtues (without looking them up)?
FROM JS IN MICHIGAN: Unfortunately, patience is not one of my virtues. It needs to be, though! ====JACK: But, you have many other virtues, as listed by the Catholic catechism: Humility, Liberality, Chastity, Meekness, Temperance, Brotherly Love, Diligence.
FROM JT IN MINNESOTA: Thank you.====JACK: I understand the meaning of those words, Thank You. Hold Fast!