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2011-12-15 / General Stories

Just a Thought.......


Rev. Dave Fischer Rev. Dave Fischer I love laughter and I love a good story. It’s in my genes and it’s in my birth family heritage. My grandmother delighted in tall tales, and if they included humor, so much the better. This was one of her favorites.

A family of hillbillies was sitting around the fire one night when the father turned to his oldest boy and said, “Son, your foot’s on fire.”

The boy, being known more for his weight than his intelligence, considered this fresh information. Then, he slowly responded, “Which one?”

Of course it makes no sense, but that is the heart of humor, isn’t it, the irony and absurdity of life.

Consider this favorite story of mine. Two men are hanging, wrists and ankles, on the dungeon wall. No windows, no door, only a small, gratecovered opening through which their meager meals were served each day.

Suddenly, the first prisoner turns to the second and says, “Here’s my plan.”

Foolish? Impossible? Or, the only thing that makes such circumstances bearable?

In the book of Proverbs, in the 31st chapter, where high praise is being heaped on the wonderful wife, these words appear, “she laughs at the time to come”. Laughs, because she knew the secret. Humor gets us through the toughest times.

It’s just a thought, but it makes me chuckle.

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