Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Grandpa's Here !

Taylor Lynn was born about a month ago and shortly after her birth Char went out to help. I could have gone but would have added very little to the experience of coming home from the hospital except perhaps a little drama. However, within a couple of weeks, Taylor Lynn was on the phone and the conversation went like this, “Hello Grandpa, when are you coming out to see me?” Not wanting to disappoint her I told her Grandma and I would be out soon. Walking into her room, she got this look on her face that summed it up, “Hey everybody! Grandpa’s here!”
Taylor Lynn and I spent a lot time doing this. Neither of us got tired of it.

But, all good things have to come to an end. I told Taylor Lynn we would be leaving and she burst into tears while asking, “Grandma, grandpa, why do you have to leave?”
I told her we would be back soon – I’m sure we will.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Sunday Funnies

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 pecan nuts 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 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, 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.

(Thanks to Rachel)

Monday, March 14, 2011

Like Mother, Like Daughter

More than once when our daughter, Tiffany Lynn, was young Char and I stood at the door to her bedroom and laughed. Tiffany had a habit of sleeping with her legs in a figure four position with her hands up by her head. We didn’t have much money back then so we found entertainment wherever we could, including watching our daughter sleep.

Recently our Granddaughter Taylor Lynn was born. Now maybe it’s just me but I think she is taking after her mother.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Sunday Funnies

A new pastor was visiting the homes of his parishioners. At one house it seemed obvious that someone was at home, but no answer came to his repeated knocks at the door.

He took out a business card and wrote 'Revelation 3:20' on the back of it and stuck it in the door.

When the offering was collected the following Sunday, he found that his card had been returned. Added to it was this cryptic message, 'Genesis 3:10.'

Reaching for his Bible to check out the citation, he broke out in laughter. Revelation 3:20 begins 'Behold, I stand at the door and knock.' Genesis 3:10 reads, 'I heard your voice in the garden and I was afraid for I was naked.'