Sunday, 25 September 2016

Sunday.

This morning we went to the harvest festival at Aldham Church. I read the first lesson, a very long one, 31 verses from Exodus. After the service we stayed on for a 'shared lunch' when we all bring something in the way of food. It always surprises me at what a well balanced selection this produces, and a good lunch was had by all. Been at work in the workshop most of the afternoon, but as today is my birthday, I've been constantly interrupted by the 'phone, all by the family wanting to wish me many happies. Very nice of them all, and as I've been asked the obvious question several times I may as well confess that I'm seventy four today. Even the Minister at church this morning knew it was my birthday. I asked him how he knew and he told me that it was on Facebook this morning. "In some ways", he said, "these modern forms of communication are nearly as good as the village grapevine used to be". I'm now going to try and put up a photograph; in the meantime I wish you all a very good night.

6 comments:

Crowbard said...

A bit more about Auguste Bravais who first understood the nature of your inverted rainbow (circumzenithal arc, also known as a Bravais’ arc.
Auguste Bravais, b. August 23, 1811, Annonay, France d. March 30, 1863, le Chesnay, France, was a French physicist known for his work in crystallography, the conception of Bravais lattices, and the formulation of Bravais law. He also studied magnetism, the northern lights, meteorology, geobotany, phyllotaxis, astronomy, and hydrography. He studied at the Collège Stanislas in Paris before joining the École Polytechnique in 1829, where he was a classmate of groundbreaking mathematician Evariste Galois.

Crowbard said...

Which chapter of Exodus Mike? I do like to refresh my memories of the history of Israel.

Z said...

It's been a busy weekend, so I didn't get around to wishing you a happy birthday yesterday, I'm sorry to say. Many happy returns, dear Mike.

Crowbard said...

Are you receiving me? Over!

Michael Horner said...

Thank you Zoe.

Michael Horner said...

Hello Crowbard. From memory, the sixteenth chapter of Exodus. The one about the manna and the quails.