cemetary lord and satan nutsOn the outskirts of a small town, there was a big, old pecan tree just inside the cemetery fence. One day, two boys filled up a bucketful of nuts and sat down by the tree, out of sight, and began dividing the nuts. “One for you, one for me, one for you, one for me,” said one boy. Several dropped and rolled down toward the fence.

Another boy came riding along the road on his bicycle. As he passed, he thought he heard voices from inside the cemetery. He slowed down to investigate. Sure enough, he heard, “One for you, one for me, one for you, one for me ….”

He just knew what it was. He jumped back on his bike and rode off. Just around the bend he met an old man with a cane, hobbling along.

“Come here quick,” said the boy, “you won’t believe what I heard! Satan and the Lord are down at the cemetery dividing up the souls!”

The man said, “Beat it kid, can’t you see it’s hard for me to walk.” When the boy insisted though, the man hobbled slowly to the cemetery.

Standing by the fence they heard, “One for you, one for me. One for you, one for me.”

The old man whispered, “Boy, you’ve been tellin’ me the truth. Let’s see if we can see the Lord…?” Shaking with fear, they peered through the fence, yet were still unable to see anything. The old man and the boy gripped the wrought iron bars of the fence tighter and tighter as they tried to get a glimpse of the Lord.

At last they heard, “One for you, one for me. That’s all. Now let’s go get those nuts by the fence and we’ll be done….”

They say the old man had the lead for a good half-mile before the kid on the bike passed him.

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9 Thoughts on “The things we hear

  1. One for you..one for me…

  2. Mel Leach on August 30, 2015 at 8:16 am said:


  3. Anna Lund on August 30, 2015 at 8:24 am said:


  4. Mel Leach on August 30, 2015 at 8:30 am said:

    Just a question, how does your blog know what our favorite colors are?

  5. Remmy2013 on August 30, 2015 at 8:45 am said:

    I guess it is psychic? I really do not know

  6. LMAO! If I may jump into this convo, I think that the color choice is random, since mine comes up red & I prefer blue.

  7. Well, thanks different! Must be different from when comment is under my name, not my web page’s.

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