[Jokes] the pecan tree (fwd)

Chris McKenna cmckenna at sucs.org
Tue Feb 8 18:51:19 GMT 2005

On 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 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'
  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 made it back to town a full five minutes ahead of
the boy on the bike.

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