Discussion in 'The Lighter Side' started by okie, Jul 6, 2003.

  1. okie

    okie GT Mayor

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    Oct 28, 2001
    Muskogee Ok.
    Timmy was a little five year old boy whose Mom loved him very
    much. Being a worrier, she was concerned about his walking to
    school when he started Kindergarten. She walked with him the
    first few days, but he came home one day telling her he did not
    want her walking him to school every day. He wanted to be
    like "big boys." He protested so loudly that she had to find
    another way to handle it.

    She asked her neighbor Nancy if she would surreptitiously follow
    her son to school at a distance, but close enough to keep a watch
    on him. Nancy said that, since she was up early with her toddler
    anyway, it would be a good way for them to get some exercise so
    she agreed.

    The next school day, Nancy and her little girl set out behind
    Timmy as he walked to school with his friend Ronnie. This went on
    for a whole week. Timmy's friend noticed that this same lady was
    following them every day. Finally Ronnie asked Timmy, "Have you
    noticed that lady following us all week? Do you know her?"

    Timmy nonchalantly replied, "Yea, I know who she is."

    Ronnie asked, "Well, who is she?"

    "That's just Shirley Goodnest an' her little girl Marcy," Timmy

    Ronnie inquired further, "Well, why does she follow us every day
    like that?"

    "Well," Timmy explained, "every night Momma makes me say the 23rd
    Psalm with my prayers cuz she worries about me so much. And in
    it, the prayer says, 'Shirley Goodnest and Marcy shall follow me
    all the days of my life.' So, I guess I'll just have to get used
    to it."