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Sep 4 13 8:19 AM

Guest poster--Your eyes must have been red and bloodshot. The Jesus Saves sign was in large, white light bulbs and could be seen for miles on dark nights throughout Germantown. Kevin

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Sep 4 13 1:15 PM

Ok, you are right. I could swear it was red. Maybe your rudeness is why people don't bother to come here Kevin. By the way, the sign is "Jesus Never Fails", not "Jesus Saves".... Don't bother being rude and trying to argue Kevin, here is a link to the lit sign to prove it. http://www.google.com/imgres?biw=1024&bih=636&tbm=isch&tbnid=1Z9q6t6gaaQJcM:&imgrefurl=http://www.whosoevergospel.org/wp/index.php/jesus-never-fails/&docid=0RDpYTs_AZgD1M&imgurl=http://www.whosoevergospel.org/wp/wp-content/gallery/jesus-never-fails-sign/for-web-sign-after.jpg&w=720&h=540&ei=CpEnUu2CFdW24AP88ICoBg&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=166&vpy=130&dur=1500&hovh=194&hovw=259&tx=154&ty=124&page=1&tbnh=149&tbnw=181&start=0&ndsp=18&ved=1t:429,r:1,s:0,i:82

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Sep 4 13 4:12 PM

Rude? I'm attempting to record my memories of my old hometown here (on an historical site) and you are quibbling about the color of light bulbs? What is your problem, troll? If you were even from Germantown (which I doubt), you would know that the Whosoever Gospel Mission burnt down years ago. The building was rebuilt, including the sign. The only thing that surprises me about your anonymous post is that you didn't include your usual viagra ads. Kevin

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Sep 5 13 3:07 AM



Rude? I'm attempting to record my memories of my old hometown here (on an historical site) and you are quibbling about the color of light bulbs? What is your problem, troll? If you were even from Germantown (which I doubt), you would know that the Whosoever Gospel Mission burnt down years ago. The building was rebuilt, including the sign. The only thing that surprises me about your anonymous post is that you didn't include your usual viagra ads. Kevin



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Oh my! What have we here?  First as a disclaimer, Kevin is fellow same year grad of good old CD high.  With that said, it is not my intention to come to his defense, as he is more then capable of doing that himself.  I will merely state that I have always admired his descriptive replies he makes on this forum.  I really don't think he meant any malice with his reply about the color of the bulbs.Allow me to make a comment on the Jesus sign and it's color.  I remember an enormous red "Jesus Saves" or was it "Are You Saved" sign that greeted those that used the old Delaware River Bridge, now the Ben Franklin Bridge, as they entered Philadelphia.  It was atop the Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission at the NW corner of 6th and Vine.  I seem to remember it was atop a billboard with a large index finger pointing at you.  It was affectionately known as the Sunday "B" by its patrons.

Hopefully we can put this color of Jesus bulbs, shall we say dispute to rest.



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Sep 5 13 4:31 AM

Kevin, if you had kept your rudeness in check and read my post, you would have seen that I conceded the bulbs were white. I conceded because I saw the photo. But, there is still something in my memory of that sign being red, whether the bulbs were red at one time (maybe after you left Germantown in the 1950s) or the sign background was red. So few come here to see if anyone else might recall that. And, I agree, maybe I am getting mixed up with other signs. For the record, I grew up in Germantown and have absolutely nothing to do with those annoying viagra posts. I don't come here often but when I do, if I post, I chose to post anonymously because of the attacks and rudeness that goes on here, like from you Kevin and your brothers.

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Sep 5 13 5:10 AM

Red bulbs, white bulbs, blue bulbs if you will, what difference does it make?  We possibly are on the verge of chemical warfare, where "boots on the ground" will quickly turn into "bodies on the ground", and hopefully Jesus will save as many as possible, no matter what color His bulbs are!

John Fleming Florida's favorite uncle Uncle Johnny

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Sep 5 13 5:33 AM



Lets keep everyone happy with patriotic Jesus Saves signs.










It appears as though our Jewish friends have a different take on the handling of money




My final advice for this evening...
Jesus saves... But Moses invests.



 



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Sep 5 13 6:17 AM

John Fleming, your lets get happy Jesus Saves message might work for a Christian, but doesn't work for me, sorry. Where in Germantown did you live?

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guest_guest Pray tell, what works for you?  Are you Jewish, Atheist, Pagan, Agnostic, Buddhist etc.

I stated on a few occasions that I am not from Germantown, but neighboring Logan.  My history as a "visitor" to Germantown, goes back to the early 50's and continued for many years.

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Sep 5 13 6:31 AM

John Fleming, I don't know why you would need to know that. My religious affiliation or lack of is my business. This discussion was about a sign in Germantown "Jesus Never Fails" that has been a fixture on Chelten Ave for many years. We all saw it though I will admit that maybe there wasn't any red in it. Unless it was setup for that purpose, I think blogs work best when you leave religion and politics out of them.

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Sep 5 13 8:56 AM

John Fleming, I don't know why you would need to know that. My religious affiliation or lack of is my business. This discussion was about a sign in Germantown "Jesus Never Fails" that has been a fixture on Chelten Ave for many years. We all saw it though I will admit that maybe there wasn't any red in it. Unless it was setup for that purpose, I think blogs work best when you leave religion and politics out of them.

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guest_guest   Now you are going to start with me.  My my, is this just a bad day for you, or did you wake up on the wrong side of the bed?  You are the one that started the whole "religious" thing, by saying that "Jesus Saves" doesn't work for you.  Who asked you?  Since you found it necessary to bring it up, I was just curious as to what does work for you.  Apparently bickering with people on message boards works for you. 


John Fleming Florida's favorite uncle Uncle Johnny

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Sep 5 13 9:08 AM



A true story---around the 10th of June 1960---I was at NE Catholic High. and the Catholic School Year ended between the 12th - 16th. I knew that my report card that year was not going to be good. When I walked out of school that day, near the El station I saw one of these guys with a long robe carrying a sign that said Jesus Saves, the end of the world is June 22th. I thought to myself in a joking way “why couldn’t it be a week or so earlier so that I wouldn’t have to show my report card to my parents”


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Sep 5 13 9:36 AM

John Fleming, again, the discussion was about the "Jesus Never Fails" sign atop the Whosoever Gospel Mission. Not being from Germantown, you may have never seen it, but it was a Germantown landmark (of sorts). The discussion was never meant to be about Jesus or his saving power. It was about that sign.

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Sep 5 13 10:35 AM



Jack:  I can so identify with your request for divine intervention in the case of your poor report card.  I can't begin to recall all the times, when trouble was coming down on me, that I didn't ask the Lord to let this trouble pass and I would promise to confess my sins, do penance and become a priest.  And I bet I wasn't the only one that bargained with the Lord in this way.

Fall, 1960:  While most of us were too young to vote in the Presidential election of that year,  we nevertheless gathered at points around Germantown to see JFK pass thru in a convertible: all white teeth, Palm Beach tanned  and waiving to those gathered to witness this memorable event.  He did not disappoint.  I witnessed his passage from atop a roof along Chelten Ave. 

 But this wasn't the first presidential candidate to visit Germantown.  I recently learned from a friend (Dave Stoner) that his father took a picture of FDR in front of Rowell's.  FDR also passed thru our neighborhood back in the early forties during what would turn out to be his last campaign.  And he stopped at Rowell's Dept. Store to purchase a gift for his wife, Eleanor (or his mistress Lucy Mercer?).  How cool was that for the employees?  That was probably before they put in the escalator and would have kept FDR on the ground floor. I can still can recall the smell of perfume as you entered the front door of Rowell's.
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Sep 5 13 10:43 AM

John Fleming, again, the discussion was about the "Jesus Never Fails" sign atop the Whosoever Gospel Mission. Not being from Germantown, you may have never seen it, but it was a Germantown landmark (of sorts). The discussion was never meant to be about Jesus or his saving power. It was about that sign.

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guest_guest    Allow me to quote from the Good Book, to show you my feelings toward you.

Proverbs 14:7

Go from the presence of a foolish man, when thou perceivest not in him the lips of knowledge.

John Fleming Florida's favorite uncle Uncle Johnny

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Sep 5 13 11:23 AM

Kevin, ironic that you use the phrase "bargain with God" for praying, as I sometimes think of it the same way.   When you think of it, praying is basically making a deal with God.  You want something  He can do, so you agree to do something nice in return.

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Sep 5 13 11:52 AM

Well, we have something in common Kevin.... I was also there for JFK with my Mom. We were on Chelten, across but down aways from the Orpheum. I would have been around 7. What I remember are the cheering crowds, him giving a speech in front of of the Orpheum. I remember the excitement. My Mom was like a schoolgirl with a crush on him. I remember being caught up in the excitement myself, but not really knowing why other than he was a Catholic running for president. She even had a picture of him on our dining room wall. It wasn't until the 1970s that that picture came down. I don't think she ever believed the stories being told about him. In her eyes, he could do no wrong.

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Sep 5 13 4:45 PM

Kevin: Like many others, I too went up the Avenue to see Kennedy. I went to Chelten and Greene St. On the roof of the store caddy-corner from Allen’s I saw many people, so I went to the rear of the store and I think it was a iron drain pipe that I used to climbed up to the roof. When Kennedy did pass by the spot I was sorry that I was not at street level since many people were running over to the convertible to shake his hand.

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Sep 5 13 10:03 PM

It's difficult to explain how exciting JFK's visit to Germantown was, and his subsequent victory over Nixon to anyone not there.  My God, the man was an Irish-Catholic.  Not since the ugly campaign run against Al Smith (1928) had another catholic sought the  presidency.  Most thought it a mountain too high for a catholic to ascend.  But, per usual, the smart money was wrong.  Like a guest poster noted "A lot of our mothers had a crush on him," and they voted.  Personally, I went for Jackie.  Nor were the nuns and priests in school totally unbiased.  I recall the PA system at Dougherty passing on election results. They were not disappointed when the final result was announced.  In fact, I still have his large campaign poster from that 1960 election in my archives.  It was a keeper.  Some years later, after we lost him in Dallas, TX., I jointed up with his brother Robert's 1968 campaign...but we lost him too... to another assassin's bullet.  I thought the country had gone mad...

Jack, like yourself, I also climbed a drainpipe to my roof location on Chelten Ave. to watch the JFK entourage pass, but to the best of my memory, I can't recall a lot of security surrounding him.  Hard to imagine the Secret Service today allowing a bunch of loud and rambunctious teenagers to occupy a rooftop as a president passed by after Dallas.   


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