Hog Heaven? Ohio Man Is Buried Astride His Harley

Hog Heaven

You can't take it with you--but darned!  You can try!Billy Standley of Mechanicsburg, Ohio, loved his Harley.  For eighteen years, the former ranch hand and rodeo rider told people he wanted to be buried astride his 1967 Harley Davidson Electra Guide cruiser.  And now, his family has helped that dream to come true.Standley's motorcycle helped him, he said, to retain a sense of adventure after he settled down to raise four children.  So for years, he planned the elaborate funeral that wou … [Read more...]

Seven Nuns Among Victims in Mexican Bus Crash


Seven Catholic nuns died late Saturday in Puebla, in east central Mexico, when the bus in which they were riding plunged into a 260-foot ravine.Members of the Order of the Most Holy Savior and Saint Bridget (the Bridgettines), the sisters--who ranged in age from 20 to 46--were returning to their convent after a visit at a retirement home in Ciudad Serdan.Two men perished in the crash, as well; and two other nuns from the same community were seriously injured and remain … [Read more...]

New “Countdown” Wrist Watch Predicts Exactly When You Will Die


“What then is time?  If no one asks me, I know what it is.  If I wish to explain it to him who asks, I do not know.”  --St. AugustineAt New Year’s, more than on any other day of the year, we ponder the meaning of time.  We remember the events of the year just past, and look with hope to a brighter future in the year to come.But some of us won’t be here next year.Some will succumb to a lingering illness; others will fall prey to evil or simply happenstance—dying at the hand of a crimi … [Read more...]