Saturday, April 27, 2013

Pecans In The Cemetery

   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

   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,
so he jumped back on his bike and rode off.

   Now 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 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' 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 boy on the bike!
                                                            Author Unknown

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