Pecans in the Cemetery

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I’ve been reading many of the articles on the beneficial antioxidants found in tea and coffee. Yes, I do believe it’s true. One of the problems for me is that everytime I drink tea, my tremors multiply by 500%. Drinking a little extra coffee does the same thing. Both do stimulate the brain immediately to make one feel more alert and smart. I guess I’ll just need to start walking more. Shamedly, I admit that I don’t exercise enough. After all the years of sedentary work, I definitely have not done enough. And I do detest it. I must pray for more motivation and stimulation to do it. I now have the time. I don’t mind walking. Moving to some music is fun too. I’ll have to look into some of the easy aerobic exercises to music on some of the latest DVDs.

I wanted to post on Sally’s informative and detailed comment she posted recently on vitamin B-12 deficiency. I’m just shaking too bad today so I’ll wait a day or so to do that.

Kat, a faithful follower of the blog, sent me this email. For some reason I’ve discovering these very funny jokes recently. Or maybe my brain is just interpreting that way. Here it is.


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 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 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 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.


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4 Responses

  1. I’m still bouncing with laughter. The old man did prove that sometimes we are stronger than we think.

    Love a lot,

  2. Hhahahahahaha that’s wonderful.

    I was thinking about what you said about exercising and know that where you live is extremely cold. You are computer/technical savvy so what about the Wii games.
    I have heard people speak highly of them. So I had a bit of a search and from what I can see here’s a couple:

    Wii Sports: includes Baseball, Tennis, Bowling, Boxing and Golf games for the Nintendo Wii..sounds like fun.

    Wii Fit; uses the Wii Balance Board, a pad that players stand on while doing various types of exercise, including calisthenics, yoga, and balancing.

    You could treat yourself, have fun and a laugh and excercise too.

    Just a thought, cheers.

  3. Hi David,
    Glad to hear that your keeping up with the knitting. Does hot chocolate (dark chocolate, of course) have the same effects has coffee and tea?

    I hope you and Pam have some good days coming. I hope there is some sun where you are at, it is rainy and gloomy here, not great for body aches and mood lifting.

    The blog is great. You continue to amaze me.

    Your old friend,

    • Well, hi, Char……………….so great hearing from you. I sure do miss CA and the friends I’ve worked with. I think about you often and hope all is well. Thanks for your comments. I appreciate them. Now that I have your email address, we can stay in touch………thanks…

      Oh, I almost forgot your question on the chocolate. Yes, the closer one gets to the pure cocoa bean, it allegedly has more and more antioxidant power. But, like my neurologist says, to get that powerful enough of a dose, the sugar content with the dark chocolate bar would turn us into a diabetic. Hhhmmm. What about baker’s chocolate?? No sugar but bitter!


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