THE PILLSBURY DOUGHBOY DEAD AT 71
Veteran Pillsbury spokesman, The Pillsbury Doughboy, died yesterday of a severe yeast infection and complications from repeated pokes to the belly. He was 71.
Doughboy was buried in a lightly greased coffin. Dozens of celebrities turned out including Mrs. Butterworth, Hungry Jack, Betty Crocker, The Hostess Twinkies, Captain Crunch, and many others. The graveside was piled high with flours as longtime friend Aunt Jemima delivered the eulogy, describing Doughboy as a man who “never knew how much he was kneaded.”
Doughboy rose quickly in show business, but his later life was filled with many turnovers. He was not considered a very smart cookie, wasting much of his dough on half-baked schemes. Still, even as a crusty old man, he was a roll model for millions.
Doughboy is survived by his wife, Play Dough. They have two children and one in the oven.
The funeral was held at 3:50 for about 20 minutes.
“I am the door, and the person who enters through me will be saved and will be able to come in and go out and find pasture.”
A more wonderful truth could not be told! I so often struggle with my own mental illness, especially with an assurance of salvation. I guess I think that it can’t be this good. Jesus is the door. The entry point we come to when we are really looking. We must traverse the threshold to find eternal life.
Pasture now can now be found. Once we touch base with Him, we can proceed in our quest for rich pasture. You might say that we become qualified to locate that which are soul craves and needs. His presence gives us a spacious freedom.
Philosophy and religion are methodologies which many try to work for them. People do their best, but the door is closed. There is no other way in. If the door is closed, none can open. Access is restricted to those who come through the door.
There exists a certain latitude to those who enter through the door. A liberty exists for those who come in properly. We are free to come and go, as it suits us. Once we enter through Jesus, life opens up and we can live out outrageous lives of graceful choices.
We are so blessed! Through the influence of Jesus Christ, and His active intervention on our behalf, doors are open to us that were once securely closed. We have become available to all that is beyond. It calls to us, and we enter the rich, young day. We have become, the children of faith.
Famous Dog Quotes
- “Some days you’re the dog; some days you’re the hydrant.” — Unknown
- “Whoever said you can’t buy happiness forgot about puppies.” — Gene Hill
- “In dog years, I’m dead.” — Unknown
- “Dogs feel very strongly that they should always go with you in the car, in case the need should arise for them to bark violently at nothing right in your ear.” — Dave Barry
- “Outside of a dog, a book is probably man’s best friend; inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read.” — Groucho Marx
- “To his dog, every man is Napoleon; hence the constant popularity of dogs.” — Aldous Huxley
- “A dog teaches a boy fidelity, perseverance, and to turn around three times before lying down.” — Robert Benchley
- “Did you ever walk into a room and forget why you walked in? I think that’s how dogs spend their lives.” — Sue Murphy
- “I loathe people who keep dogs. They are cowards who haven’t got the guts to bite people themselves.” — August Strindberg
- “No animal should ever jump up on the dining room furniture unless absolutely certain that he can hold his own in the conversation.” — Fran Lebowitz
- “I wonder if other dogs think poodles are members of a weird religious cult.” — Rita Rudner
- “My dog is worried about the economy because Alpo is up to 99 cents a can. That’s almost $7.00 in dog money.” — Joe Weinstein
- “If I have any beliefs about immortality, it is that certain dogs I have known will go to heaven, and very, very few persons.” — James Thurber
- “You enter into a certain amount of madness when you marry a person with pets.” — Nora Ephron
- “Don’t accept your dog’s admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful.” — Ann Landers
- “Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.” — Robert A. Heinlein
- “In order to keep a true perspective of one’s importance, everyone should have a dog that will worship him and a cat that will ignore him.” — Dereke Bruce, Taipei, Taiwan
- “Of all the things I miss from veterinary practice, puppy breath is one of the most fond memories!” — Dr. Tom Cat
- “There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.” — Ben Williams
- “When a man’s best friend is his dog, that dog has a problem.” — Edward Abbey
- “Cat’s motto: No matter what you’ve done wrong, always try to make it look like the dog did it.” — Unknown
- “Money will buy you a pretty good dog, but it won’t buy the wag of his tail.” — Unknown
- “No one appreciates the very special genius of your conversation as the dog does.” — Christopher Morley
- “A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.” — Josh Billings
- “Man is a dog’s idea of what God should be.” — Holbrook Jackson
- “The average dog is a nicer person than the average person.” — Andrew A. Rooney
- “He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion.” — Unknown
- “If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you; that is the principal difference between a dog and a man.” — Mark Twain
- “Things that upset a terrier may pass virtually unnoticed by a Great Dane.” — Smiley Blanton
- “I’ve seen a look in dogs’ eyes, a quickly vanishing look of amazed contempt, and I am convinced that basically dogs think humans are nuts.” — John Steinbeck
- “Dogs love us,but they are very observant animals. I’m sure they notice that we keep the best food for ourselves.” — Markoff Chaney
- “Ever consider what they must think of us? I mean, here we come back from a grocery store with the most amazing haul — chicken, pork, half a cow. They must think we’re the greatest hunters on earth!” — Anne Tyler
Taken from: http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/2fy14Z/web.mit.edu/afs/athena.mit.edu/user/d/r/dryfoo/www/Funny-pages/handy-latin.html
A perspective we need, it enables us to look at our existence here on earth with some assurance. Everyone you meet today is first and foremost a “soul” making their way to heaven.