Pecans in the Cemetery

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Pecans in the Cemetery

Post by Bham34 » Mon Mar 05, 2007 12:33 pm

Pecans in the Cemetery

In the cemetery 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, so 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 slowly 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 telling
me the truth. Let's see if we can see the Lord."

Shaking with fear, they peered through the fence, yet they 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 5 minutes ahead of the
kid on the bike.
"Believe more deeply. Hold your face up to the Light, even though
for the moment you do not see."
Bill W.
Letter 1950

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