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This little story is a great example of how a little ingenuity can go a 
long way. Of course, my life right now is a great example of how one 
should view sunrises...from a point of waking, not a point of sleeping. 
Unless of course, one had a good reason to be up so late. But as I don't, 
although I got a lot done...oi. One more, caught up, sleep.         -dave

     The minister was preoccupied with thoughts of how he was going
 to ask the congregation to come up with more money than they were
 expecting for repairs to the church building.

     Therefore, he was annoyed to find that the regular organist was sick
 and a substitute had been brought in at the last minute.  The substitute
 wanted to know what to play.

     "Here's a copy of the service," he said impatiently.  "But you'll have
 to think of something to play after I make the announcement about the

     During the service, the minister paused and said, "Brothers and
 Sisters, we are in great difficulty;  the roof repairs cost twice as much
 as we expected, and we need $4,000 more.  Any of you who can pledge
 $100 or more, please stand up."

     At that moment, the substitute organist played "The Star-Spangled

     And that is how the substitute organist became the permanent organist!

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