Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Good morning, looks like it's going to be another beautfiul day.

Old Country Preacher

An old country preacher had a teenage son, and it was getting time the boy
should give some thought to choosing a profession.

Like many young men, the boy didn't really know what he wanted to do, and he
didn't seem too concerned about it.

One day, while the boy was away at school, his father decided to try an

He went into the boy's room and placed on his study table four objects:

a Bible,
a silver dollar,
a bottle of whisky
and a Playboy magazine

"I'll just hide behind the door," the old preacher said to himself, "when he
comes home from school this afternoon, I'll see which object he picks up.

If it's the Bible, he's going to be a preacher like me and what a blessing that would be! If he picks up the dollar, he's going to be a businessman, and that would be okay, too. But if he picks up the bottle, he's going to be a no-good drunkard, and, Lord, what a shame that would be. And worst of all, if he picks up that magazine he's gonna be a skirt-chasin' bum."

The old man waited anxiously, and soon heard his son's footsteps as he
entered the house whistling and headed for his room.

The boy tossed his books on the bed, and as he turned to leave the room he
spotted the objects on the table.

With curiosity in his eye, he walked over to inspect them.

Finally, he picked up the Bible and placed it under his arm.

He picked up the silver dollar and dropped it into his pocket.

He uncorked the bottle and took a big drink while he admired this month's

"Lord have mercy," the old preacher disgustedly whispered, "He's gonna run
for Congress!"


Jack and Joann said...

Thanks for visiting the blog. Jeanine is our daughter. She is 28 and is a GS-13 with the Coast Guard in D.C. and is going to American University at the same time for her masters in public affairs. Older daughter, Jennifer, will be 32 in May. She is the mommy of our one grandchild, Baby Jack. When you don't get married till you are 30 and don't start a family till 32 you are behind your high school friends. Almost every girl from my '62 class had babies in '65 and those babies are now in their forties. Now that I know how great a grandbaby is I kinda wish I had started earlier so I could live to see more grandbabies.

Renie Burghardt said...

Hi Patty,

Good one again! Hahaha.

I hope all is well.

Have a good night.


Rosy said...

ha ha ha good one.

Merle said...

Dear Patty ~~ Great joke, thanks for the smiles. Glad you got a good report from doctor, and Abe's heart one wasgood too. I hope the Urologist one turns out OK also.
Glad you got the lawns mowed. I pay a man to do mine. Take care, dear friend, keeping you both in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Merle.