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TIME ON m HAI'IDS
iirs. Laxton Maimey
liy mind is too blank to write anything worthwhile, so I shaU not atterapt it. How
ever, I can pass to you a coiipla’ funny little incidents.
Several weeks ago a young raai'ried man of Lavmdale was walking along the road, feeling
very nach at ease with the world and rJJ. concerned, when he came across a cow staked
by the roadside. This imn politely tipped his hat and said, "Good Horning^ Lady,"and
a certain hefty sister was heard mrJcirig the remark, "I’ll bet the drunk fool thought
it was me."
It’s a funny thing what v/e can do when our riiiid just wanders and can't get settled on
anything at all. Hie other day one of our Lawndale woacn started to brush her molars.
She washed out the brush and pickod up the-dipper. Maybe she was thinlcing of you boys
out on those old jnoan hikes iii the hot sun, or erivying some of you down Florida wcsy,
Anyivay she dropped her tooth brush in tlio water bucket and tried to put the dipper in
her mouth—and onl^^ then did she realize that something was v;rong.
Charlie Woase has had a case of poison on his face a few days back. Now I can’t vouch
for this—I'm onlj' passing it on to you as I heard it. It scons that Charlie was out
in the woods with Sara Lee, Maurico Bowman and Glenn Lee, playing soldier, when ono of
then ordered "Charge" and, from force of habit, Charlie yanked a little book out of
his pocket and before ho could collect his thoughts, had two cans of peas, a loaf of
bread, and a plug of tobacco chargcd to Glenn. Tius mde Glenn md'and for protection
from the enemy, Charlie had to rig himself a canuuflogc, but quickl you guessed it,
ho got poison ivy. Glemi had to go to the hospital for a coupla’ days. Don't know
what he got,
A preacher told this one, when asked about his most embarrassing moments. Once he
was marrying a couple in a church ceremony. At the opportune time he asked who
would give the bride av/ay. A big, husky for mor suitor of the bride, who ivas back
in the audicnco, said in a loud voice "I could give her away but I won't,"
This situation really took place a few years back. Husbrjnd and wife were window
shopping just before Christms. They wore at 3hel by's Penney Store, when the wife
kJnda' stooped over and, spying a nice gift for a man, asked "Honey, h^ow'd you like
lie to get you something liko that?" Honey didn't answer and when the wife looked up,
she discovered to her astonishr.\ent a total stranger standing by her side. They vjere
both speechless and carrot-colored. She looked around and saw her husband^looking
as n-'nchalant as you please, waiting for her on the street corner. Talco it from ne,
those -were awful moments - what Itve never been able to understand is how Laxton
slipped out of my grasp unnoticed, and w here that other man came from!
/u:iother thing, that's been a problem to all of us, most of our lives, is the courage
to adr-d.t our mistalces. ViTo arc liko t ho little boy who camo running in the house
ono day and declared to his mother that a big black bear \iias out in the yard. His
mother wont to sec and discovered it was only a black dog. She made her offspring
go to his room and ask the Lord to forgive hir.x for toUiiag.tho falsoho^. In a few
minutes sonny returned and his r.iother waiited to know if he had made things right.
The excuse-finding boy replied, "Oh, yes, Iiom, God said it was perfectly alright,
because he thought it was a bear too at first, and nav/ its high t^.ie for me to
excuse myself and say so long, good lucli, and the best uf everything to all of you,
until next time.
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