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Jeff-MN

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Who Wants to be a Millionaire?
« on: May 22, 2010, 09:32:55 PM »
The "hot seat" on Monday and Tuesday on "Who Wants to be a Millionaire" will be filled by the Rev. Robert Benke, brother of The Rt. Rev'd David Benke.  Robert Benke is pastor of Jehovah Lutheran in St Paul, MN and is an instructor at Concordia University, also in St Paul.  His church is holding a potluck fundraiser party on Tuesday night.   Check your local listings.  The show is at 4pm and at 7pm in the Twin Cities.

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Re: Who Wants to be a Millionaire?
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2010, 11:48:15 PM »
I know him.  I used to attend his congregation when I was a senior seminarian at Luther in St. Paul.  I liked Jehovah a lot.  Kind of strange that an ELCA seminarian felt more at home in an LCMS congregation than any ELCA congregation I experienced in the Twin Cities.
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Re: Who Wants to be a Millionaire?
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2010, 06:53:33 AM »
Brother Bob flew out to NY last November for his crack at the big bucks.  He has kept the secret of the results of that trip to himself for six months, no mean feat.   On Monday he'll be in Milwaukee with our mom on her 98th birthday to watch the first show, then back to St. Paul for the second and the potluck.  You don't want to get into a game of Boggle with Bob or his and Mary's kids Jacob and Katie.  They all have serious games skills.

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Re: Who Wants to be a Millionaire?
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2010, 07:30:07 PM »
Who is the smarter of the two brothers?   8)

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Re: Who Wants to be a Millionaire?
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2010, 08:08:21 PM »
Best wishes and blessings to your dear mom on her birthday, Bp. Benke!

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Re: Who Wants to be a Millionaire?
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2010, 10:48:58 PM »
Three brothers - Dave, Mike, Bob, in that order.  Grandsons of Rev. Dr. J. F. Boerger, St. John, Racine, President of the Wisconsin District, 1932-36.  I think it skips a generation because the nephews and nieces seem really far smarter.

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Re: Who Wants to be a Millionaire?
« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2010, 01:24:39 AM »
Three brothers - Dave, Mike, Bob, in that order.  Grandsons of Rev. Dr. J. F. Boerger, St. John, Racine, President of the Wisconsin District, 1932-36.  I think it skips a generation because the nephews and nieces seem really far smarter.

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Is Bob the one married to John's daughter? If so, I should probably let him know about the show if he doesn't already? Except I think they have a bible study Monday night, and I have been out touch with the guys up here, since picking up the congregation in Denver.

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Re: Who Wants to be a Millionaire?
« Reply #7 on: May 24, 2010, 06:43:14 AM »
Yes, Bob's father-in-law is John.  I'm pretty sure he is aware.

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Re: Who Wants to be a Millionaire?
« Reply #8 on: May 24, 2010, 08:25:41 AM »
Wasn't the late Rev. Dr. Carl Volz associated with Jehovah somehow?

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Re: Who Wants to be a Millionaire?
« Reply #9 on: May 24, 2010, 08:45:20 AM »
Associated, for sure. He was part of an interim transition team at Jehovah around the time of his death.
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Re: Who Wants to be a Millionaire?
« Reply #10 on: May 24, 2010, 09:52:14 AM »
Wasn't the late Rev. Dr. Carl Volz associated with Jehovah somehow?
Yes, his wife is a member there and has served as an elder in the congregation.

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Re: Who Wants to be a Millionaire?
« Reply #11 on: May 24, 2010, 06:23:32 PM »
So far Bob has been on the show for five minutes and won $500.  Tune in tomorrow and find out JUST HOW MUCH MONEY BOB WON!!!  Or - did he risk it all and end up with a lovely home edition gameboard and a hearty handshake from Meredith?

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Re: Who Wants to be a Millionaire?
« Reply #12 on: May 25, 2010, 09:38:54 PM »
So far Bob has been on the show for five minutes and won $500.  Tune in tomorrow and find out JUST HOW MUCH MONEY BOB WON!!!  Or - did he risk it all and end up with a lovely home edition gameboard and a hearty handshake from Meredith?

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So, how much did Bob end up winning?  I saw the five minutes yesterday, but was unable to catch the show today. 

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Re: Who Wants to be a Millionaire?
« Reply #13 on: May 25, 2010, 09:40:43 PM »
A very cool $100,000. 

Most of which he owes his older brothers, simply for the advice we gave him through the years. 

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Re: Who Wants to be a Millionaire?
« Reply #14 on: May 25, 2010, 09:46:25 PM »
A very cool $100,000. 

Most of which he owes his older brothers, simply for the advice we gave him through the years. 

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WOW!!  That's awesome!  Good for him!  Not many make it to the $100,000 range these days.