A little boy was walking down a dirt road after church
one Sunday afternoon when he came to a crossroads
where he met a little girl coming from the other direction.
'Hi,' replied the little girl.
'Where are you going?' asked the little boy.
'I've been to church this morning and I'm on my way
home,' answered the little girl.
'I'm also on my way home from church. Which church
do you go to?' asked the little boy.
'I go to the Catholic church back down the road,' replied
the little girl. 'What about you? '
'I go to the Lutheran church back at the top of the hill,'
replied the little boy.
They discover that they are both going the same way
so they decided that they'd walk together. They came
to a low spot in the road where spring rains had partially
flooded the road, so there was no way that they could
get across to the other side without getting wet.
'If I get my new Sunday dress wet, my Mom's going to
skin me alive,' said the little girl.
'My Mom'll tan my hide, too, if I get my new Sunday suit
wet,' replied the little boy.
'I'll tell you what I think I'll do,' said the little girl. 'I'm
gonna pull off all my clothes and hold them over my
head and wade across.'
'That's a good idea,'replied the little boy. 'I'm going to do
the same thing with my suit.'
So they both undressed and waded across to the other
side without getting their clothes wet. They were
standing there in the sun waiting to drip dry before
putting their clothes back on, when the little boy finally
'You know, I never realized before just how much difference
there really is between a CATHOLIC and a LUTHERAN!!
Today is the oldest you've ever been, yet the youngest you'll ever be, so enjoy this day while it lasts.