Archive for July 13th, 2012

The Last Virgin in Jersey

Friday, July 13th, 2012

Let’s face it, West New York, New Jersey doesn’t have a lot going for it. Magnificently overwhelmed by New York City just across the Hudson River, West New York didn’t even bother to choose an original town name.

Maybe that’s why its townspeople were thrilled when an image of the Blessed Virgin Mary formed in a tree right in the middle of their commercial district!


Someone told Mayor George Morene about it and he declared the tree “a miracle.” Since then, hundreds of tourists have made a pilgrimage to the site praying, taking pictures, and falling to their knees on the sidewalk. West New York businesses flourished – especially the nearby McDonalds.

Hmmm.  I don’t quite see an image of the BVM in the photos but it does remind me of something.  I just can’t put my finger on it.

More “Miracles”:

Not Too Cool

Friday, July 13th, 2012

People say the dumbest things. I try not to listen but often the dumbest people speak the loudest – and usually the longest.  Yesterday I heard one of my annual  favorites:

“My air conditioner broke and of course it had to go on one of the hottest days of the year!”

I always want to say, “Damn.  It was working just fine on Christmas Eve!”

So far, I’ve restrained myself.