“Today is a most unusual day, because we have never lived it before; we will never live it again; it is the only day we have.
Today can be a healthy unusual day for you -- and for others -- if you take time to give someone a smile . . . to express a word of kindness . . . to lend a helping hand to someone in need . . . to write a note of gratitude . . . to give a word of encouragement to someone who is temporarily overcome with problems . . . to share a portion of your material possessions with others.”
“John said that when we played a funeral in Marion it was the most unusual job we've had. The woman who passed away was a big fan of big band music, and her husband had us play some of her favorites in the church during the funeral. It was well-received and added a lighter touch to an otherwise very sad day for the family.”
“This hit when the system was already strained to its limit. You can't all of a sudden create more truck (equipment), more railroad cars and more trained labor to handle the backlog. Honestly, it may be early next year, if there is no strike or further lockout; that's when you can start catching up. That's normally the soft shipping season.”
“It's a big job, but it's a big job when we get there, too. Once the truck arrives in Peoria [Ariz., three days later], we've got to unload and get everything set up. That's the real job. Once those guys are out there on the field and playing, we'll know the season's ready to go.”