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June Pelo
21-04-08, 21:09
An old country preacher had a teenage son, and it was getting time the boy should give some thought to choosing a profession.

Like many young men, the boy didn't really know what he wanted to do, and he didn't seem to concerned about it.

One day, while the boy was away to school, his father decided to try an experiment. He went into the boy's room and placed on his study table four objects.

A bible, A silver dollar, A bottle of whisky, And a Playboy magazine.

'I'll just hide behind the door', the old preacher said to himself.

'When he comes home from school this afternoon, 'I'll see which object he picks up.

'If it's the bible, he's going to be a preacher like me and what a blessing that would be!

'If he picks up the dollar, he's going to be a business man, and that would be okay, too.

'But if he picks up the bottle. He's going to be a no-good drunkard, and Lord, what a shame that would be.

'And worst of all if he picks up that magazine he's going to be a skirt-chasing bum.' The old man waited anxiously, and soon heard his son's footsteps as he entered the house whistling and headed for his room.

The boy tossed his books on the bed, and as he turned to leave the room he spotted the objects on the table.

With curiosity in his eye, he walked over to inspect them. Finally, he picked up the Bible and placed it under his arm.

He picked up the silver dollar and dropped into his pocket.

He uncorked the bottle and took a big drink while he admired this months centerfold.

'Lord have mercy.' the old preacher disgustedly whispered. 'He's gonna run for Congress.'

24-04-08, 17:36
Hi June

I have not taken me time to visit this Forum that much. But I do "save" (suscripe)Feeds and then it is some news it will come up on my saved feeds.

Well, there seems to be some fun stories also and I liked yours.I think I have read it in swedish once.:) :) :) Have a nice day./Hirit(Harriet)

June Pelo
24-04-08, 20:12
I noted you are from Jämtland. My cousin Fjalar Stenmark had a ski chalet there years ago. He was quite an active tennis player in the senior league.