54 FACTS ABOUT RUDY

16 02 2013

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Did you know that I have been writing this weekly article called “Speaking In The Light” since the Summer of 1997? Did you know that I am debuting the Talk-Music Radio version of Speaking In The Light this Sunday afternoon at 3PM on 1020 AM WIBG? Did you also know that I will be back playing the oldies at 4PM on WIBBAGE FM 94.3? And did you know that Sunday is my Birthday? See, there is so much you don’t know about me and I probably don’t know about you but the only thing that is standing in the way is communication. So- I am going to give you 54 random facts about Pastor Rudy in honor of each year that I have been on Earth and I am going to ask you to do the same for me! Give me random facts about you numbering how many years you have graced this place. You may Facebook them to me, or email them to me at pastorrudytlc@comcast.net

54 FACTS ABOUT PASTOR RUDY:
1. I was raised Roman Catholic and have always felt connected to God.
2. I am not religious- I just love the Lord!
3. I said the words “It’s Time” right before I planted my first kiss on my wife Terri when we were dating.
4. I always wanted to be a radio DJ ever since I visited Radio Station WMTR in Morristown, NJ when I was in Kindergarten!
5. I love connecting with people on Facebook both old friends and new ones!
6. I like to read even though I listen to books these days. I love author- Richard Paul Evans.
7. I play the piano and have written more songs than I can count.
8. I am an over the top baseball fan forever rooting for the Amazing New York Mets!
9. My favorite all time Movie is the 1947 version of Miracle on 34th Street.
10. I keep my Christmas Stuff up in my office all year long!
11. My first album that I ever bought with my own money was 1964’s Meet The Beatles.
12. My first 45 record was the Dixie Cups singing Chapel Of Love.
13. I want to work at worldwide Radio Station- HCJB- the Voice of the Andes- in Quito, Ecuador.
14. I am a Senior Pastor on the outside but a Youth Pastor on the inside!
15. I have had a crush on Olivia Newton-John since 1973!
16. I love the TV Show The Honeymooners with Jackie Gleason and Art Carney.
17. I love the winter and it can never snow enough for me.
18. I have always been loud but was a very shy kid growing up!
19. I want to someday visit Alaska.
20. I love being a Husband, Daddy and Pop-Pop (which is why I’m a Minister and not a Priest!)
21. I am a lifelong Philadelphia Eagles Fan and my all-time favorite QB is Roman Gabriel!
22. My all-time favorite player is Tom Seaver who wore the number 41- but now I wear #41 as an expression of my faith that everything I do is FOR ONE!
23. I love my burgers and steaks about as raw as the cook will allow me to eat them.
24. I like anchovies on my pizza!
25. Barry Manilow is my all-time favorite singer.
26. I see my wife Terri and me as Disney’s Lady and the Tramp and this is why it is my favorite Disney Movie.
27. I am half Italian on my Mom’s Side and half Polish on my Dad’s side.
28. I have a Turntable, a Reel to Reel Tape Player, a Cassette Player, an 8-Track Player, a CD Player and a few Radios in my Office at The Lighthouse. Guess I love music!
29. My Dad was my hero and I miss him every day. He graduated to Heaven in September 2000.
30. I think Buddy Holly was a musical genius!
31. I would rather listen to the radio than watch television!
32. My favorite Bible Character other than Jesus is Habakkuk.
33. I used to listen daily to Bob and Ray on the Radio.
34. My life Bible Verse is Ephesians 3:20! Look it up!
35. I tend to treat even strangers like we have known each other forever.
36. I sweat profusely no matter what time of the year it is.
37. My favorite flavor of Ice Cream is Butter Crunch.
38. I do not like chocolate but I love Peanut Butter!
39. I prefer my Movies from the 1940’s!
40. I prefer my music from the 1940’s through the 70’s!
41. I interviewed Shirley Jones once and she adopted me into the Partridge Family!
42. If it wasn’t for my Faith- I would have checked out on life a long time ago.
43. My Uncle Joey used to be on a New York TV Show with Connie Francis.
44. I like Broadway Musicals and always wanted to be in West Side Story!
45. I miss Shea Stadium!
46. I grew up listening constantly to Music Radio 77 WABC out of New York City and carried my transistor everywhere I went!
47. I love the TV Show the Odd Couple with Tony Randall and Jack Klugman.
48. My all-time favorite action hero was Disney’s Zorro- Guy Williams.
49. I relate more to Jimmy Stewart’s character George Bailey of It’s A Wonderful Life than any other character that I have ever read about or watched in a movie.
50. I can’t wait to get to Heaven! It won’t break my heart to leave Earth behind!
51. My favorite candy is Reece’s Pieces and it has nothing to do with ET.
52. I am incredibly loyal.
53. I get homesick very easy and hate leaving my family.
54. I love doing what I do and hope you do too!

So now it is your turn. What would help me get to know you better? I would love to hear from you. Other than that- I will return to the drawing board and start dreaming up my column for next week when I will be another year older on the outside- but staying very young at heart on the inside! Thanks again for being so kind to me through the years! Each day should be unwrapped as the precious gift that it is because when you get right down to it, life really is all about loving God and loving one another!


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16 02 2013
jeanniescrossroad

I LOVE THIS AND think its a great idea! Right off I thought I am going to do this. Then the thought but then everyone would know how old I am! LOL just may do it anyway!

On Sat, Feb 16, 2013 at 2:02 PM, pastorrudytlc

16 02 2013
Ray Bailey

Ray Bailey
Well here goes nothin-
Lets see I was raised Roman Catholic
I went to Catholic School 9 years
I graduated from a public college tho
I have sole custody of my one son
I work at WDC as a BST
My shift will soon change to 3-11:30 with the weekends off
My son can be hard to deal with at times as he has ADHD
I’m only 42 will be 43 in March
I’ve had 2 major car accidents in my life
1) happened in 1985 and made me comatose for 1 month
2) happened in 1992 broke alot of bones on my left side and ruptured
my spleen
My father died in 1994 by falling off the North Wildwood Bridge while working on it
As a result of both of the head in juries that I’ve had things often become teadous for me to do
I often thought of becoming a preist but latter decided that it wasn’t for me
I love being in church only because that is one of the places that I feal comfortable
I often repeat myself, I often repeat myself because of my head injuries
I am a Jr and son is Ray the 3rd because my dad was Ray sr

17 02 2013
Kenneth Eicher

Happy Birthday Rudy! I wish you many more until it is time to go Home.

Ken

On Sat, Feb 16, 2013 at 2:02 PM, pastorrudytlc

24 02 2013
Pat Graff

61 FACT ABOUT KAIKUAPAPA

1.   RAISED ROMAN CATHOLIC 2.    HAVE 2 AUNTS WHO ARE NUNS, 1 UNCLE A PRIEST, 1 COUSIN A PRIEST 3.    WAS GOING TO GO IN THE CONVENT AFTER 8TH GRADE (NOT SURE WHAT HAPPENED) 4.    WENT TO BROADCASTING SCHOOL (TEMPLE) AFTER HIGH SCHOOLJOE NIAGARA WAS ONE OF THE INSTRUCTORS

5.    ALSO WORKED FOR THE TELEPHONE CO. IN PHILA AT 19 & ARCH STS. 6.    WORKED AT BELL TEL FROM 1969 TO 1982    

7.    GOT A NEWS POSITION ON WSJR AND READ THE NEWS ON MY LUNCH HOUR, FRANK X FELLER       WAS THE PROGRAM DIRECTOR THAT STATION LATER BECAME WYSP. 8.    STARTED TO LEARN TO SPEAK HAWAIIAN IN 2008. 9.    MY NAME, KAIKAUAPAPA MEANS TRANQUIL OR PEACEFUL SEA.  THE NAME WAS GIVEN TO ME       BY MY FRIEND PALANI WHO WAS A LIFEGUARD ON WAIKIKI BEACH. 10.   I WAS DOING AN ONLINE LANGUAGE CLASS WHICH I CONTINUE TODAY THROUGH UNIVERSITY       OF HAWAII AT MANOA. 11.   MY FAVORITE MOVIES ARE MIDWAY, IN HARMS WAY, OPERATION PACIFIC. 12.   LOVE BOOKS ABOUT WORLD WAR 2 PACIFIC THEATRE

13.   INTERESTED IN VOLCANOES, TSUNAMIS AND EARTHQUAKES 14.   LOVE TO GARDEN 15.   LOVE TO RAISE VEGGIES 16.   THE BEACH HELPS ME RELAX AND UNWIND 17.   MOVED TO CAPE MAY COUNTY IN1983 18.   MY FIRST CAR WAS A YELLOW FORD GRANADA 19.   LOVE TO DANCE 20.   MY FIRST TRIP I TOOK ON MY OWN WAS TO JAMACIA 21.   I HAVE BEEN TO HAWAII 5 TIMES AS AN ADULT

22.   SPENT A SUMMER IN HAwAII WITH MY AUNT WHO HAD RELATIVES THERE WHEN I WAS 6.

23.   SPENT A SUMMER WITH MY MOM IN WASHINGTON STATE WITH MY MOM WHO WAS TAKING CARE       OF A SICK AUNT. 24.   I LOVE TO COOK. 25.   AM ADDICTED TO COOKING SHOWS 26.   LOVE TO JUMP IN THE CAR JUST FOR A DRIVE 27.   LIKE TO WATCH THE FERRY GO IN AND OUT OF THE CANAL 28.   LIKE TO WALK ON TLHE BEACH. 29.   WORKED AT THE GRAND HOTEL FROM 1985 TO 1991 (PREGNANCY LEAVE) 30.   WORKED AT THE ATLAS INN FROM 1991 TO 2010 (OWNER SOLD HOTEL, NEW OWNER BROUGHT HIS OWN PEOPLE IN) 31.   WORKED AT THE MARQUIS DE LAFAYETTE FROM 2011 TO 2013. (WAS IN BAD ACCIDENT, THEY DID NOT HOLD MY JOB) 32.   HAVE ONE SON 33.   DIVORCED 34.   I AM HAPPY, NOT BITTER 35.   LOVE TO WORK WITH PEOPLE 36.   LIKE TO READ AND CROCHET 37.   LOVE ANIMALS, ESPECIALLY CATS AND DOGS 38.   LIKE TO LAUGH 39.   BREAKFAST IS MY FAVORITE MEAL 40.   DONUTS ARE MY SECOND FAVORITE BREAKFAST LOL 41.   MUST HAVE A WAWA COFFEE WITH FRENCH VANILLA CREAMER AT LEAST TWICE A DAY 42.   MY IDEAL DATE WOULD BE A CUP OF COFFEE AND SIT ON A BENCH, WATCH THE OCEAN AND TALK 43.   LOVE TO HEAR THE CRASH OF THE WAVES, SOOTHING 44.   ENJOY THE CAPE MAY CHRISTMAS PARADE

45.   WINDOW SHOPPING ON THE WASHINGTON STREET MALL 46.   BROWSING THE GENERAL STORE AT CAPE MAY POINT 47.   LOVE TO HELP OTHERS 48.   TRY TO FIND THE GOOD IN EVERYONE 49.   LOVE TO WRITE LETTERS TO MY FRIENDS. 50.   ENJOY PEOPLE STOPPING BY TO SAY HELLO 51.   AM A GREAT LISTENER 52.   ALSO ADDICTED TO NCIS 53.   BECAME A TV JUNKIE WHILE IN THE NURSING HOME AFTER MY ACCIDENT 54.   LIKE POLITICAL NOVELS 55.   LIKES WINGS AND BURGERS 

56.   MY FAVORITE COLOR IS TURQUOISE BLUE 57.   ALSO LIKE MUTED SHADES OF PURPLE 58.   LOVE TO COLOR (WILL SHARE CRAYONS) 59.   LOVE THE LIGHTHOUSE CHURCH CONGREGATION, LOTS OF LOVE THERE 60.   MY WAKING THOUGHT EACH MORNING IS JESUS 61.   MY LAST THOUGHT EACH DAY IS JESUS    

   

  

   

  Me ke aloha pumehana

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