Wednesday, January 27, 2010

A Farmer & A Little Boy

A farmer had some puppies he needed to sell.
He painted a sign advertising the 4 pups and
set about nailing it to a post on the edge of
his yard. As he was driving the last nail into the
post, he felt a tug on his overalls. He looked
down into the eyes of a little boy.

"Mister," he said, "I want to buy one of your

"Well," said the farmer, as he rubbed the sweat
off the back of his neck, "These puppies come
from fine parents and cost a good deal of money."

The boy dropped his head for a moment. Then
reaching deep into his pocket, he pulled out a
handful of change and held it up to the farmer.

"I've got thirty-nine cents. Is that enough to take
a look?"

"Sure," said the farmer. And with that he let out
a whistle. "Here, Dolly!" he called.

Out from the doghouse and down the ramp ran
Dolly followed by four little balls of fur.

The little boy pressed his face against the chain
link fence. His eyes danced with delight. As the
dogs made their way to the fence,
the little boy
noticed something else stirring inside the doghouse.

Slowly another little ball appeared, this one noticeably
smaller. Down the ramp it slid. Then in a somewhat
awkward manner, the little pup began hobbling toward
the others, doing its best to catch up...

"I want that one," the little boy said, pointing to the
runt. The farmer knelt down at the boy's side and said,
"Son, you don't want that puppy. He will never be able
to run and play with you like these other dogs would."

With that the little boy stepped back from the fence,
reached down, and began rolling up one leg of his

In doing so he revealed a steel brace running down
both sides of his leg attaching itself to a specially made

Looking back up at the farmer, he said, "You see sir,
I don't run too well myself, and he will need someone
who understands."

With tears in his eyes, the farmer reached down and
picked up the little pup.

Holding it carefully he handed it to the little boy.

"How much?" asked the little boy... "No charge,"
answered the farmer, "There's no charge for love."

The world is full of people who need someone who

Monday, January 25, 2010

A New House

As Christians we have the assurance that when our bodies die, our spirits will move
to heaven, where our Father has prepared a new body for us to live in.
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Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Talent Show

When I were down at Karen and Jay while Mother was recover from her knee surgery I think it were the first week I were there that Hanna got an chance to sing in a talent show. It were down at Cresson Texas at Tumbleweed's Bar-B-Que in the back of the Restaurant they have a close in patio a radio station put it on I think Hanna told me that radio stations put on talent shows sometimes to found new talent.
Hanna Jo heard about it she sign up they had it for so many weeks you can go back every week if you want to until you win Hanna had to sing a song she know and sing one that she wrote. Karen was going meet us down there after her volleyball game we all going go listen to her sing Jay and I got down there Hanna said that Karen got sick and had to go home we feel bad for Karen because she want to be there. Hanna did really good Jay and I was proud of her she getting some good experience singing when every she can like that.
On the way home I said Jay you know that movie Coal Miner's Daughter about Loretta Lynn and how Doo Loretta Lynn husband took her all these places to sing to getting her start. One of the first place I think it was loud everyone in there talking laugh they wasn't listen to her sing Doo stand up and start walking around and then I think he told them to be quite and listen to my wife. That the way it was tonight I tell Jay it loud in there and I want to stand up and tell everyone to be quite and listen to my niece she is good then Jay and I laugh about it Hanna tell us how many people came up to her afterward to tell her she was good so I guess they was listen.