[Springboard] Salmon {Disarmed} Re: Fwd: [Oe List ...]Salmon:Where's the glue?

David Walters walters at alaweb.com
Thu Jan 3 12:57:48 EST 2008

Mayne Gordon should create a new section in the Repoitory for such
Can't think of an appropiate title.

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From: wsalmon at cox.net
To: springboard at wedgeblade.net
Subject: [Springboard] Salmon {Disarmed} Re: Fwd: [Oe List
...]Salmon:Where's	the glue?
Date: Thu, 3 Jan 2008 11:23:53 -0600

>    Shucks! I was planning of a Smiley Face on the end of my spine
>with the words, "The Last Laugh" so that when 
>the KU Med students turned me over I'd get the last laugh. 
>Oh, well, I plan on making an ash of myself anyway. 
>    Now, I've got to change plans, unless we decide that a "notch in
>the butt" is more appropriate. However, I think I've already got one
>of those. I'll have Beverly check.
>    As the Order, we've never been a spine-less bunch. Bill Salmon
>  ----- Original Message ----- 
>  From: Richard Alton 
>  To: Springboard Dialogue 
>  Sent: Thursday, January 03, 2008 9:18 AM
>  Subject: Re: [Springboard] {Disarmed} Re: Fwd: [Oe List ...]
>Salmon:Where's the glue?
>  Wow, and I thought it was the notch in the ear! Can you return a
>  Dick
>  Richard H.T. Alton International Consultants and Associates
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>    From: icabombay at igc.org
>    To: gharper1 at mindspring.com; springboard at wedgeblade.net
>    Date: Wed, 2 Jan 2008 19:50:53 -0600
>    Subject: Re: [Springboard] {Disarmed} Re: Fwd: [Oe List ...]
>Salmon: Where's the glue?
>    It's the tag on the toe, the tag on the toe, just look!
>    Jack
>    On Jan 2, 2008, at 7:48 PM, gharper1 at mindspring.com wrote:
>      Damn--Afraid I Misunderstood! 
>      I was so sure we said on the underside of our eyelids!  At any
>rate, that's where I had mine done.
>      Can you return a tattoo?  Or exchange it?
>      Gordon
>        -----Original Message----- 
>        From: James Wiegel 
>        Sent: Jan 2, 2008 7:38 PM 
>        To: Springboard Dialogue , Bill Salmon 
>        Subject: [Springboard] Fwd: [Oe List ...] Salmon: Where's the
>        Bill, thanks for sending the story.  It is great.  Were the
>questions helpful?
>        For those of you who have not yet sent their stories, the
>link is:
>        On your question about glue, Bill -- someone sent out an
>email on this . . . and I lost it . . .
>        Gordon, Jack,
>        Do you have the email with the picture of the tattoo of the
>earthrise we are all engraving at the base of our spines??  Bill (see
>below) did not see that one.  I hurt my back over the holidays and
>cannot twist around to take a close enough picture of mine to pass
>the censors or post on my personal page.
>        Wiegel (further comments below, way below)
>        Bill Salmon <wsalmon at cox.net> wrote:
>          From: "Bill Salmon" <wsalmon at cox.net>
>          To: "Ecumenical Order" <oe at wedgeblade.net>
>          Date: Mon, 31 Dec 2007 15:10:53 -0600
>          Subject: [Oe List ...] Salmon: Where's the glue?
>          Colleagues:
>              Like most of you I'm frequently awakened to discover
>I've been thinking about the material out of Junaluska, and there
>seems to be something missing. So I share this reflection with you
>and, perhaps, you can set my mind at rest.
>              Rev. Joe Buckles (from Kansas) was responsible for my
>desire to join the Order. One day I visited with Joe in Chicago when
>everything was run out of our facilities at 5th City. He greeted me
>warmly and asked what I was doing now. I launched into my best
>presentation about establishing the Lake Ministries in the State of
>Kansas, and how deeply involved I was in recreational ministries.
>              Joe looked at me and replied, "Um-m, too bad your work
>is so reduced. The world needs your spiritual energy rather than just
>the state of Kansas." I laughed off his spiritual dart, but the truth
>was too clear to be ignored. Shortly after that both Beverly and I
>were on our way to the Ordered Life.
>              What was it that held us together? As I remember, one
>thing was the critique that we were Nothings in history because we
>made paramount The Great Awakening to live the humane life by
>creating structures for the Human Factor in Human Development. The
>point being, we became the nothings so that our secular-religious
>Christ could be everything.
>              We lived on behalf of those unable to, unwilling to, or
>in denial about, living the Awakened Life against the day when all
>the earth would live the awakened life  together.
>              For this purpose we used the traditions of the
>Christian Church as the theological glue to hold us as one. This was
>grounded in the Daily Office and the Sunday evening Common Meal.
>              Did anything like this get raised at Junaluska?
>              Maybe I've been reading too much of "Mother Teresa:
>Come Be My Light." Here is the living embodiment of Transparent Doing
>done in the midnight of her soul that experienced the entire absence
>of faith. She stood as the little Dutch Girl with her finger in the
>dyke holding back the destructive waters of social degradation
>against the day the Missionaries of Charity would have the structures
>in place to do what history needed them to do.
>               Maybe this is what our Order is experiencing since
>1988? Certainly, this has been a dark night of our corporate soul,
>but I've lost sight of the transparent awakening event the world is
>waiting for.
>              The lesson I keep coming back to is the glue that held
>her together, and that of her sisters/brothers, and that kept her
>work going was the Eucharist. If, and when, the Order again finds its
>voice, what will be the Eucharist that sustains it?
>              Enlightenment please!
>              Bill Salmon
>          Jim Wiegel here.  This is a good question.  I have not read
>Mother Teresa's book.  Bill Bailey sent me a CD of their advent
>service and that was interesting, and I found an old book that had
>Chardin's Mass on the World in it, and that was even more interesting
>in this regard. 
>          I think we have not gotten further than to suggest putting
>personal pages on the repository web site as a sign that you
>acknowledge the declaration that was drafted. (That is, in addition
>to the tattoo)
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>has tomorrow not been here, but what about yesterday? Where is it
>now? It will be gone to us . . . like today will be long gone ...
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