Friday, April 27, 2007

Would You Walk By ?

Post 195 - - - - - - Friday, 27th April, 2007.

Hi Everybody ~~ I hope you are all enjoying some nice
weather and happy days. It is trying hard to rain here, so we are
all praying that it does. I don't think ANYONE would complain.
Thank you to those who commented about my eye situation. If
the Specialist says the cataracts are ready to go, then that is what
I will do. Eyesight is so important. I appreciate the concern.

Tonight's story is called "Would You Walk By ?" Enjoy !!

This will certainly make you stop and think. You never know
what a kind word, a phone call, or an impromptu visit will do
for someone else.

It was a cold Winter's day that Sunday. The parking lot to the
church was filling up quickly. I noticed as I got out of my car
that fellow church members were whispering among them-
selves as they walked to the church. As I got closer, I saw a
man leaned up against the outside wall of the church.

He was almost lying down as if he was asleep. He had on a long
trench coat that was almost in shreds and a hat topped his head
pulled down so his face was hidden. He wore shoes that looked
30 years old, too small for his feet and with holes all over them,
his toes stuck out.

I assumed this man was homeless, and asleep, so I walked on by
through the doors of the church. We chatted a while and someone
brought up the man lying outside. People snickered and gossiped
but no one bothered to ask him to come in, including me.

A few moments later, church began. We all waited for the
preacher to take his place and to give us the Word, when the
doors of the church opened.

In came the homeless man walking down the aisle with his head
down. People gasped and whispered and made faces. He made
his way down the aisle and up on to the pulpit, then took off his
hat and coat. My heart sank. There stood our preacher . . . . he
was the "Homeless man." No one said a word. The preacher
took his Bible and laid it on the stand.

"Folks, I don't think I have to tell you what I am preaching
about today." Then he started singing the words to this song.

"If I can help somebody as I pass along,
If I can cheer somebody with a word or song,
If I can show somebody that he's traveling wrong,
Then my living shall not be in vain.
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Some Daffy Definitions . . . . .

Abundance - - - A baker's exercise (a bun-dance)
Arbitrator - --
A cook who leaves Arby's to work at McDonalds.
Arcade - - - A lemonade type drink served on Noah's Ark
Avoidable - - - What a bullfighter tries to do.
Babysitter - - - A small child who has not learned to crawl or walk.
Baloney - - - Where some hemlines fall.
Band-Aid - - - A fund to aid a band.
Bernadette - - - The act of torching a mortgage.
Burglarize - - - What a crook sees with.
Cadillac - - - Lack of cattle.
Contents - - - Where con men sleep on camping trips.
Control - - - A short, ugly inmate.
Cookout - - - The cooks' day off.
Counterfeiters - -Workers who put together kitchen cabinets.
Cowlick - - - Bashing a cow.
Cowhide - - - Game of hide and seek played by cows.
Detail - - - Removing a tail.
Dieting - - - The penalty for exceeding the feed limit.
Dog Paddle - - - A rolled-up newspaper to punish a dog with.
Doughnut - - - Holey food.
Eclipse - - - - What a Cockney barber does for a living.
Eyedropper - - -A clumsy ophthalmologist.
Fan Club - - - A weapon used by a celebrity so fans won't crush him.
Feather Brained - - Fuzzy headed.
Feather Head - - An American Indian Chief.
Fire Escape - - - A way for a fire to go out.
First Lady - - Eve.
Flying Saucers - - The wife on a rampage.
Funny Paper - - A paper that laughs.
Ghost Town - - - A town full of Haunted Houses.
Girl Scout - - - A boy who "scouts" for girls.
Goodbye - - -
A bargain.
Gossip - - - A 24 hour teller.
Handicap - - - A head cover that is easy to locate and wear.
Hardship - - - A ship protected by thick cover.
Hatchet - - - What a hen does to an egg.
Hay - - - - - Grass a-la-mowed.
Headlight - - - A dizzy spell.
Heavy Duty - - Loading an elephant.
Hence - - - - - An enclosure around a hen yard.
Heroes - - - What a guy in a boat does.
High School - - A school atop the Sears Building.
High Water - - -The main reason Noah built the Ark.
Himalaya - - - -A rooster that lays an egg.
Holy Smoke - - A church on fire.
House Keeper - -A lady that kicks her husband out and keeps
the house.
Ideal Person - - -A card player who wants to deal every time.
Illegal - - - - A sick bird.
Installment - - - Putting a horse in a stall.
Lad - - - -- - - - A short ladder.
Laughing Stock - -Cattle, horses, sheep and hogs responding to
a good joke.
Layaway Plan - - A pre-arranged burial plan.
Laying Down the Law - -Putting the law aside and making your
own rules.
Left Bank - - - - What the robber did when his bag was full of loot.
Life Jacket - - - A special coat that lasts a lifetime.
Lip Service - - - Applying Lipstick.
Little Dipper - - -A small boy diving.
Long Jump - - - When the cow jumped over the moon.
Matchbook - - - A book about matches.
Megaphone - - - A very large telephone.
Mistletoe - - - Any animal with a toe missing.
Misty - - -- - - How golfers create divots.
Mohair - - - - What bald headed men need.
Monkey Business - - A pet store employing monkeys only.
Moron - - Someone who spent all night studying for a blood test.
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Some of them are good AND I have more for another time.

Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.

The birth of every baby is God's vote of confidence in the
future of man.

The happiest people are those who don't want things
they can't get.

The miracle is not that we do this work, but that we are
happy to do it.

Adorable children are considered to be the general property
of the human race. Rude children belong to their mothers.

Bye now everyone - Have a wonderful weekend and be kind
to each other. Love and Best Wishes to all. Cheers, Merle.

Post 195 - - - - Friday 27th April, 2007.
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8 comments:

Lee said...

You can guarantee, Merle...you can bet your bottom dollar, some will complain about the rain. It is a given!

Puss-in-Boots said...

We may get some rain tomorrow...fingers crossed.

Like the daffynitions, too!

Have a good weekend.

Hugs xoxo

Susie said...

Praying your rain happens!
I enjoyed the story "would you walk by" and your daffynitions!
xo

PEA said...

Dearest Merle,

You are so right, eyesight is so very important so listen to your doctor:-)

Reading the "Would You Walk By" story makes one realize that not everything is as it seems to be and that no matter how someone is dressed or down on their luck, a word of kindness is all it takes to make them feel loved.

Those Daffy Definitions are just hilarious, I've printed them off! hehe

Have a wonderful weekend my friend! xoxo

"Early Bird" said...

Loved your post as I always do sweet Merle!
:)

mreddie said...

Hope you get your rain, we sure could use some here as well, especially since I just got my garden planted. My older brother has had that surgery and is doing well - he is 76. ec

Lee said...

Guess what, Merle! It's started to rain! Yippeee! :)

Christina said...

Good story, makes one think.

I'm sure you will do fine with your catract operation. the recovery is typically very quick nowadays.