Tuesday, October 05, 2004

Since I have little to post about right now

My buddy Cecil sent this to me.

Once upon a time, there was a little boy who lived out in the sticks. His family was rather poor and they did not have indoor plumbing, they had to use an outhouse, and the little boy hated it because it was hot in the summer, cold in the winter and stank all the time.

The outhouse was sitting right on the bank of a creek and the boy determined that one day he would push that outhouse into the creek.

One day after a spring rain, the creek was swollen so the little boy decided today was the day to push the outhouse into the creek. So he got a 2x4 and a concrete block and tipped the outhouse over into the creek, where it floated away.

That night his daddy told him they were going to the woodshed after supper. Knowing that meant a spanking, the little boy asked why. His daddy replied, "Someone pushed the outhouse into the creek today. It was you, wasn't it,son?"

The boy answered yes. Then he thought a moment and said, "Daddy, I read in school today that George Washington chopped down a cherry tree and didn't get into trouble because he told the truth."

His daddy replied, "Well, son, George Washington's father wasn't in that cherry tree when he cut it down."