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lillL,tlll t IlliJ;ti PAGE 14 - The Malakoff News - Friday, June 23, 2006 I I II I The farm had been mortgaged "I couldn't even mark an 'x' gladly to give daughter a college at election time, my hands are education, so crippled," said a third. Now, driving home from the "What? Speak up. I can't hear station after meeting her at the you!" Said a fourth, to which train, Farmer Johnson was several nodded weakly in agree- greatly disturbed when his ment. daughter whispered, "I have a "My bl6od pressure pills make confession to make, Paw. I ain't me dizzy," said another. a virginno more." "I forget where I am and The old man shook his head where I'm going," said another. sadly. "After all the sacrifices "I guess that's the price we pay your Maw and I made to give for getting old." The old man you a good education, you still slowly shook his head while the say ain't." others nodded in agreement. ----- "Well, count your blessings," An elderly woman retumed to said one woman cheer'fully. her home from an evening of "Thankfully, we can all still church services when she was drive." started by an intruder. ---- She caught the man in the act This is said to be a favorite of robbing her home of its valu- story of Lyndon Johnson. ables and yelled, "Stop! Acts A preacher was becoming ter- 2:38 (Repent and be baptized, in ribly distracted by a man who the name of Jesus Christ, so that came to church every Sunday your sins can be forgiven.)" and slept through the entire ser- The burglar stopped in his tracks, mon. The woman calmly called the One Sunday the preacher de- police and explained what she cided to do something about it. had done." As he began to preach, the As the officer cuffed the man man, true to form, fell fast asleep. to take him in, he asked the bur- Whereupon the preacher said glar, "why did you just stand quietly, "Everyone who wants to there? All the old lady did was go to heaven stand up?' yell a scripture at you." The entire congregation imme- "Scripture?" said the burglar, diately stood up, except for the .She said she had an axe and sleeping man. When they sat t vo .38s. down, the preacher shouted at the : top of his voice, "Everyone who : A group of seniors were sit- wants to go to hell, stand up." .ring around talking about all their This startled the dozing man. ailments. Still half asleep, he jumped up, "My arms have gotten so looked around to see what was freak I can hardly lift a cup of going on, and then said to the coffee," said one. ; "Yes, I know," said another. '.'My cataracts are so bad I can't ven see my coffee." ~.~ , preacher, "I don't know what we' re voting for, but it looks like you and I are the only ones in favor of it." 815- 3 Royall Blvd. Hwy 31 * Malakoff Mon. thru Thurs. 9am. 5pm Fri. 9am. 12 Noon REPPOND'S UP Mary Reppond Accepting Medicare, Health Steps I kinda feel like just skipping this letter this week. I have picked up such a small amount of news that it is depressing. We had a very nice crowd at the center on Wednesday, about 60, I think, but no one gave me any printable items. I am con- sidering taking a course in mind reading so I will have some- thing interesting to write about each week! We had another couple to join us this time who had only been to out night dances. They are Helen and George Henderson of Eustace. It is so good for our new seniors to start coming out because a few of the regulars out there have been dropping out lately - some because of health reasons and others who have moved away. There was also a new man out and his name is John mato plants up few days ago. Iwasjustakidthenandwhat Johnson. He had been out be- It was the one I had picked I remember most fondly was fore but it has been a long time. several ripe tomatoes from. the ice Chips that were made We hope all of you had a good All of a sudden, it just died. The as the man used his ice pick to time and will return, other two plants right beside it get the big squares of ice off I hope all of youdaddies had are still nice and healthy, but the main block. a good Father's Day. Right now not as many tomatoes are on Those chips and pieces were they are saying we just might them. Maybe if it does rain this lots better than the frozen good- get a rain on that day. I think weekend, people's gardens will ies off the ice cream truck that that would be just about the best get a second breath, goes through my neighborhood gift a dad could get. The Parkers' tomatoes are now - and the ice chips were There are two people who not making because of heat and free. will have a birthday the day af- lack of rain. And I will swear to it in court ter Father's Day. My friend Itis now Friday morning and that the ice back then was Dorothy Whiteside and my sis- I don't know any more news colder and didn't melt as fast ter Loretta Humble are the than I did when I quit writing as our homemade ice. Or, of ones celebrating that occasion, yesterday. I guess I can talk course, itwould be my faulty Happy birthday to both of you. about the hot weather to fill my memory. George and Sarah Wilson space. All this talk about ice has have missed the last two I have been using a lot ofice made me want a big glass of Wednesday, so I called her to the last month or so, as I'm sure something with some of this see if they were sick. They all of you have. But how many homemade ice in it. I guess it aren't, but last week they were of you remember when our ice might as well be tea. I will try waiting for a man to come fix supply depended on the ice to pretend the ice came from a their lawn sprinkler system, man and big squares of deliv, big old 50-pound block, chipped and he didn't come. George ered ice? off by a rusty old ice pick and fixed it himself later. This week Stop right now and say how scooped up from the back end Sarah's arthritis was bothering thankful you are for the con- of an old pickup truck by the her some, but she is better venience of an electric refrig- work worn, chapped hands of now. erator and the ice it puts out. the iceman. Charlie Gilbert has missed a I for one can still remember He was a very important man couple of weeks and was back the ice man. I don't remember in his day. this time. His excuse for miss- how many times a week he Just maybe we will get some ing was he was babysitting, came out in the country, but I rain this weekend. At least there Hmmm - wonder how old the do have fond memories of put, is some hope. babywas?JustjokingCharlie, ting the ice card out so he would Have a good week and I'll we believe you. know just howmany pounds we see you next time. I had to pull one of my to- wanted: Love, Mary message Special to The News ing how to live for God. Family At First Baptist Church of night is Friday night at 7 p.m. Tool, Pastor Ed's message this week was from Roman