"The Old Farmer and His Mule"
(Author Unknown)

6-27-2014 Church Within SOW Seeds Service - Story #784

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This week's SOW Seeds Story, contributed by: Patije

Story of the Week
The Old Farmer and His Mule
(Author Unknown)

An old hillbilly farmer had a wife, who nagged him unmercifully. From morning till night, she was always complaining about something. The only time he got any relief was when he was out plowing with his old mule.

He plowed a lot…

One day, when he was out plowing, his wife brought him lunch in the field. He drove the old mule into the shade, sat down on a stump, and began to eat his lunch.

Immediately, his wife began nagging him again. Complain, nag, complain, nag… It just went on and on.

All of a sudden, the old mule lashed out with both hind feet and caught her smack in the back of the head. It killed her dead right on the spot.

At the funeral several days later, the minister noticed something rather odd. When a woman mourner approached the old farmer, he listened for a minute, then nodded his head in agreement; but when a man mourner approached him, he would listen for a minute, then shake his head in disagreement.

This was so consistent that the minister decided to ask the old farmer about it. So, after the funeral, the minister spoke to the old farmer, and asked him why he nodded his head and agreed with the women, but always shook his head and disagreed with all the men.

The old farmer said, "Well, the women would come up and say something about how nice my wife looked, or how pretty her dress was, so I'd nod my head in agreement."

"And what about the men?" the minister asked.

"They wanted to know if the mule was for sale."

Pastor's Quote of the Week
Humor is our way of defending ourselves from life's absurdities by thinking absurdly about them.

(From: Lewis Mumford (1895 - 1990 )

The Prayer
Dear God,        
        You have the Ultimate sense of humor. The creation of human beings is evidence thereof.

You ALL are Within the Infinitely Loving Embrace of our Universal Parent,

The Creator's Eternal Love to all of You,
Pastor Daniel

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