Ice Cream

Last week, I took my grandchildren to a restaurant. My six-year-old grand-son asked if he could say grace.

As we bowed our heads he said, “God is good, God is great. Thank you for the food, and I would even thank you more if Grandpa gets us ice cream for dessert. And liberty and justice for all! Amen!”

Along with the laughter from the other customers nearby, I heard a woman remark, “That’s what’s wrong with this country. Kids today don’t even know how to pray. Asking God for ice cream! Why, I never!”

Hearing this, my grand-son burst into tears and asked me, “Did I do it wrong? Is God mad at me?”

As I held him and assured him that he had done a terrific job, and God was certainly not mad at him, an elderly gentleman approached the table.

He winked at my grand-son and said, “I happen to know that God thought that was a great prayer.”

“Really?” my grand-son asked.

“Cross my heart,” the man replied.

Then, in a theatrical whisper, he added (indicating the woman whose remark had started this whole thing), “Too bad she never asks God for ice cream. A little ice cream is good for the soul sometimes.”

Naturally, I bought my grand-children ice cream at the end of the meal. My grand-son stared at his for a moment, and then did something I will remember the rest of my life.

He picked up his sundae and, without a word, walked over and placed it in front of the woman.

With a big smile he told her, “Here, this is for you. Shove it up your behind you grouchy old bat!”

Kinda touches your heart doesn’t it?

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Silly Sunday

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The Curate:

A young curate, in his 1st charge was under the supervision of a vicar with a good sense of humour.

The Vicar was worried that the young curate seemed to have no sense of humour so one day to test him out he told the story. “You know young man, the best years of my life were spent in the arms of another man’s wife.”

At this news the curate was shocked.

Then the vicar said with a laugh, “Yes, the arms of my mother.”

This at last raised a smile on the young curate’s face.

He was to speak that afternoon to the parish Mothers union, so he thought he might begin by retelling the story as an opener.

So he began, “Ladies, you know the best years of my life were spent in the arms of another man’s wife.” Then he paused, and finally said, “And for the moment I cannot remember who she was!”

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“If you can’t stand behind our military, please feel free to stand in front of them.” (author unknown)

“The Beauty of the 2nd Amendment is that it will not be needed until they try to take it.” – Thomas Jefferson

“When the people fear the government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty.” – Thomas Jefferson

“Those who sacrifice essential liberty for temporary safety are not deserving of either safety or liberty.” – Benjamin Franklin

“The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.” – Thomas Jefferson

“When I was a boy I was told that anyone could become President; I’m beginning to believe it.” – Clarence Darrow

“A politician is a fellow that will lay down your life for your country.” – Tex Guinan

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We are currently on a cruise with our yacht club and I won’t be on line as usual. So it will probably be Monday before I get around to visiting everyone. Have a fabulous weekend.