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January 25, 2009 | Sunday funnies

On the outskirts of a small town, there was a big, old pecan tree just inside the cemetery fence. One day, two young boys filled up a bucketful of nuts. Sitting down by the tree, out of sight of anyone passing by, they began dividing the nuts.

”One for you, one for me. One for you, one for me,” said the first boy.

As he counted, several pecans dropped and rolled down toward the fence.

Another boy came along the road on his bicycle. When he passed the under the limbs of old tree, 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 about. He jumped back on his bike and rode off. Around the bend, he met an old man with a cane, hobbling along.

“Come 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, the man hobbled slowly to the cemetery.

Standing by the fence they both heard, “One for you, one for me. One for you, one for me.”

The old man whispered, “Boy, you’ve been tellin’ me 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 strained for a glimpse of the Lord.

At last they heard, “One for you, one for me. That’s all of them. Now, let’s go get those nuts by the fence and we’ll be done.”

They say that the old man made it back to town a full five minutes ahead of the kid on the bike.

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