Sunday, October 15, 2006

Strawberries and Green

Strawberries and Green
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Hello Readers. I'm a little pooped out so this will be a short one. We had a craft fair this weekend AND the big roast beef dinner at the church, which our family always heads to the kitchen to help out with. This year we ended up with almost 700 people who attended the dinner! Sooooo, I'm gonna hit the hay early tonight. I wanted to share this new bagkeeper with you....I had someone suggest that I make one in blues and greens, so here it is. It can be found in my Etsy shop too if anyone is interested--swing in and have a look! I'm going to leave you with this wonderful little email that my Aunt Marcie sent--Enjoy!!


On the outskirts of a small town, there was a big,
old pecan tree just inside the cemetery fence.

One day, two boys filled up a bucketful of nuts
and sat down by the tree, out of sight, and began
dividing the nuts.

"One for you, one for me. One for you, one for me,"
said one boy. Several dropped and rolled down
toward the fence.

Another boy came riding along the road on his
bicycle. As he passed, he thought he heard voices
from inside the cemetery. He slowed down to investigate.
Sure enough, he heard, "One for you, one for me.
One for you, one for me." He just knew what it was.
He jumped back on his bike and rode off.

Just around the bend he met an old man with a cane,
hobbling along. "Come here quick," said the boy,
"you won't believe what I heard! Satan and the Lord
are down at the cemetery dividing up the souls."

The man said, "Beat it kid, can't you see it's hard
for me to walk." When the boy insisted though, the
man hobbled slowly to the cemetery.

Standing by the fence they heard, "One for you, one
for me. One for you, one for me..."
The old man whispered, "Boy, you've been tellin' me
the truth. Let's see if we can see the Lord."

Shaking with fear, they peered through the fence,
yet were still unable to see anything. The old man
and the boy gripped the wrought iron bars of the fence
tighter and tighter as they tried to get a glimpse of the Lord.

At last they heard, "One for you, one for me. That's all.
Now let's go get those nuts by the fence and we'll be done."

They say the old man made it back to town a full 5 minutes
ahead of the kid on the bike.

Smile, God Loves You!!!

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