Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Fast Forward from Ralph 17

Saying for the Day: One letter lost can change the world.

My good friend Ralph forwards all kinds of things to me in my E-mail every day. On Wednesday
I choose one of those and share it with you. Here is today's:

Monastery Life

A young monk arrives at the monastery. He is assigned to helping the other monks in copying the old canons and laws of the church by hand.

He notices, however, that all of the monks are copying from copies, not from the original manuscript. So, the new monk goes to the head abbot to question this, pointing out that if someone made even a small error in the first copy, it would never be picked up! In fact, that error would be continued in all of the subsequent copies.

The head monk, says, "We have been copying from the copies for centuries, but you make a good point, my son."

He goes down into the dark caves underneath the monastery

where the original manuscripts are held as archives in a locked

vault that hasn't been opened for hundreds of years. Hours go

by and nobody sees the old abbot.

So, the young monk gets worried and goes down to look for him. He sees him banging his head against the wall and wailing.

"We missed the R ! We missed the R !

We missed the R !"

His forehead is all bloody and bruised and he is crying

uncontrollably. The young monk asks the old abbot, "What's wrong, father?"

With A choking voice, the old abbot replies,

"The word was...


@@@@ News from Pigeon Falls– the little town in my garage where the trains still run, dragons fly, and the Liar’s Club still meets. Buddy East who is President and High Grand Liar of the Liar’s Club has appointed the committee to begin preparing for the local Liar’s club contest that is held every year in conjunction with Pigeon Days. The basic rules carry over from year to year. The story must seem to be true even though everybody knows that it can’t be. The writer must read the story in public from the gazebo in the center of town. Every year more and more people take part. There is no central theme for the stories.
Nellie Matson who is a relative of Alex Mattson even though Alex spells his last name with two Ts says that why bother to plan for a contest when everybody will be sleeping and there won’t be anybody left to tell stories. Buddy East said that by the time of the contest our Prince and Princess will have arrived, kissed us, and we will all be awake again. Now there is a story right there.
Nancy is telling people in her shop that they have to stop thinking like that. She blames Petrovich and his translations. We have to live our life everyday and not spend it worrying about falling asleep and not waking up. There are things that need doing. There are kids to be played with. There are vacations to plan. John Bergall says that he agrees and he is going home and start on this years story. He intends to win that contest.

The Bergalls , Nancy, and Buddy East may be able to ignore The Dream but most of the people in Pigeon Falls just can’t. They are sure that the Saturday night is coming when they will fall asleep and never wake up again. They will all be like poor Alex who still lies in the Iron Mountain hospital. The only problem is there won’t be enough hospital beds for the entire town. With nobody to care for them they will sleep until they die of hunger or thirst. People in Pigeon Falls have terrible imaginations.


Today's Link- Profile of an Ironic Nihilist- If your thinking of buying running shoes read this first.Leave a Dr. John in the comment.

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I watched my soaps this morning then Betty and I went to the new house and worked. we went through many boxes and we haven't begun to come near then end. we have so much junk. Piles and piles of junk. Now I need a breathing treatment.



Blogger Gingers Mom said...

That one was funny. Gave me a chuckle.

9:38 AM  
Blogger QUASAR9 said...

lol Dr John, let me pick myself up
he says rolling across the floor

Which letter did evolution miss, which missing letter turned Us into mortals, and will we ever find the code, the missing link

12:14 PM  
Blogger Janvangogh said...

Someone in the Liar's club needs to come up with a story about The Dream -- an anti-Dream story. Create a little doubt in their minds.

2:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

now that is funny...

i'm sorry it took me so long to come by and thank you for directing people to my blog..
i've enjoyed perusing yours and look forward to coming back!

2:58 PM  
Blogger Margaret said...

I have seen this joke before, but it still brought me a giggle reading it this evening. Thanks.

3:19 PM  
Blogger FRIDAY'S CHILD said...

That was quite a share. I just needed that to nake me laugh. Thanks.

4:19 PM  
Blogger Cindy said...

Clair has not forwarded me this one yet...

5:18 PM  
Blogger Nea said...

haha, I always knew there must be some HUGE mistake.......it just isn't practical or probably even attainable. Celebrate.....ah yes.....makes so much more sense.

8:53 PM  
Blogger Catch said...

lol...very cute! Your friend sends some funny stuff! Thank you for sharing!

1:02 AM  
Blogger Claudia said...

Funny :D But I thought the correct spelling was celibate not celebate? Anyway... great blog. :)

5:54 AM  

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