Tag … You’re It!
My good friend, and fellow blogger, Wade Tannehill recently “tagged” me on his blog. As I understand the rules of tagging you are supposed to share a few items of “interest” about yourself. Follwing Wade’s example I will concentrate on trivia.
1) I have had a variety of jobs in my short life. My first job was working for Krystal’s, a hamburger chain in the Southeast. Shortly thereafter, I worked for McKinny Lumber Company and made the huge sum of 4.75 dollars an hour. I worked for FMC in Orlando, Fl and made De-Icers. And I was turned down for a job because I was overqualified. And, ironically, I had an elder once tell me I was “unqualified” for a position.
2) My favorite comic book is Spider-Man. In fact, in the spirit of irrelevant factoids, I confess that I have a Spider-Man toothbrush. And I have a SpongeBob ball and bat in my office.
3) When I was a teenager I did not like preachers. Ithought you had to be dumb for that … and besides I wanted to be the new lead guitarist for KISS. But who was I to talk about being dumb. When I was “little” I was so dumb that I picked up a jelly fish and it stung the blazes out of me. Talk about dumb!
4) I am stealing this from Wade, but it is interesting, there was a song written about me once. It was called the “Ballad of Bobby V.” It is true that the head of that small Bible college I attended did take me into his office one day because he was concerned about my “influence” on the student body. He informed that I was a “guru” (I have never forgotten that word) with some on campus and thus needed to not lead them into the dark side (his thought, my image).
5) I once preached in the same pulpit that Martin Luther King Jr did. It was in the Belle Flower Missionary Baptist Church in Grenada, MS. Belle Flower is the oldest African-American church in Grenada and was a key church in the civil rights struggle for justice. The church was bombed after King preached and there are still black marks on the ceiling from the flames. It was a great honor to be asked to preach there during Black History Month.
6) Finally, I was dating another girl when I met Pamella. But as Great White sang, I was “Once Bitten, Twice Shy.” But she thought she did not like me. But I asked her and the rest is history. I did not coldly “dump” ??? but we came to an understanding that we were simply not right for each other.
There you have it. Some very uninteresting and unimportant little known facts about Bobby V. I suppose that I will tag a couple of folks too: David Cook, Ancient Wanderer (who really is a good friend), Steve Pucket and Mommy Ham.