Saturday, June 13, 2009

AN UNFORTUNATE BUSTLE ~ ~

They stood within the festive hall.
There was a brilliant light
She whispered sister Anna dear
Does my bussel fit just right?
Her sister gave a hurried glance
And answered, Sakes Alive!
The horrid thing is twisted so
It's right upon your side.
Oh shove it back she faintly cried
And Anna tried to do it
But alas the treacherous string gave way
And sadly she did rue it.
For in a dark, unsightly heap
There lay the shattered cone.
Which like Vesuvious of old
Had towered in the morn.
There was Mother's apron soiled and torn
And baby's dirty frock
And brother David's undershirt
And a pair of Dad's old socks.
There was sister Anna's nightgown
Which was not a thing of beauty.
And just because that rotten string
Had failed to do its' duty.
She gave a wild and frightened look
And cried, There comes my feller
And with a mad bound
She cleared the ground
And landed in the cellar.
So pretty maidens one and all
There's a lesson you should mind
That when you tie your bussels on
Use Mother's new clothes line.

by Walter Scott St. Clair
Elizabeth's Father & my grandfather.

[Written when he was a young man.]
Probably written about 1890.

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3 Bullets

There once was a man who had nothing for his family to eat. He had an old rifle and three bullets.

So, he decided that he would go out hunting and kill some wild game for dinner.

As he went down the road, he saw a rabbit. He shot at the rabbit and missed it. The rabbit ran away.

Then he saw a squirrel and fired a shot at the squirrel, but missed it. The squirrel disappeared into a hole in a cottonwood treel.

As he went further, he saw a large, wild "Tom" turkey in the tree, but he had only one bullet remaining.

A voice spoke to him and said, "Pray first, aim high, and stay focused."

However, at the same time he saw a deer which was a better kill.

He brought the gun down and aimed at the deer. But, then he saw a rattlesnake between his legs, about to bite him, so he naturally brought the gun down further to shoot the rattlesnake.

Still, the voice said again to him, "I said, 'Pray, Aim high, and Stay focused."

So, the man decided to listen to God's voice.

He prayed, then aimed the gun high up in the tree, and shot the wild turkey.

The bullet bounced off the turkey and killed the deer.

The handle fell off the gun, hit the snake in the head, and killed it. And, when the gun had gone off, it knocked him into a pond.

When he stood up to look around, he had fish in all his pockets, a dead deer, and a turkey for his family to eat.

The snake, (Satan), was dead simply because the man listened to God.

Moral of the story:
Pray first before you do anything, aim and shoot high in your goals, and stay focused on God.

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