A friend of mine has just sent me this story about a Temperance Meeting - I'd heard it before, but still worth sharing!
See you at the river!
The Temperance Sermon
A minister was completing a temperance sermon. With great emphasis he said,
'If I had all the beer in the world, I'd take it and pour it into the river.'
With even greater emphasis he said,
'And if I had All the wine in the world, I'd take it and pour it into the river.'
And then finally, shaking his fist in the air, he said,
'And if I had all the whiskey in the world, I'd take it and pour it into the river.'
Sermon complete, he sat down.
The song leader stood very cautiously and announced with a smile, nearly laughing,
'For our closing song,
Let us sing Hymn #365,
'Shall We Gather at the River.'
Smile, life is too short not to!
Man who run in front of car get tired.
Man who run behind car get exhausted.
Man with one chopstick go hungry.
Man who scratch butt should not bite fingernails.
Man who eat many prunes get good run for money.
War does not determine who is right, war determine who is left.
Wife who put husband in doghouse soon find him in cathouse.
Man who drive like Hell, bound to get there.
Man who live in glass house should change clothes in basement.
Man who fish in other man's well often catch crabs.
Crowded elevator smell different to midget.
He was happy to see me this morning - that always makes my day, when he walks towards me ... even though I know it is probably the carrot that is more his focus!
We strolled in and I started the attempt to get him groomed - wet and muddy as he was, and loosing his summer coat - "yukky" pretty much described DJ today!
As I opened up his tack storage area (an old chest freezer) a baby swallow flew in - made me jump. I moved most of the stuff, but was scared of squishing it, so left about 1/2 the stuff there. I told Toni about it when she came out - and she asked her husband to see if it was still in there or had flown out while I was grooming - he rescued it - so that was a happy end to that story.
Toni brought in Smudge and the 4 of us set off to meet Ros and Shadow - and then down to the Church and back. When we left it was raining, then just damp and dull - although by the time we were almost back, the sun came out. It was good to catch up - with news as well as get the horses settled around each other - we alternated up and down in position, which kept them all both relaxed, yet focussed.
Once home, DJ was quite warm, even though he was plaited, so he stood for a short while, before a feed and out to his field - for a roll, of course!