The Humor of Old Men

This subject has been incubating in my mind for a few years.  I am quite qualified for this subject because I was reared in the midst of old men.  My Dad was forty when I was born so by the time I could listen with good reason, I was saturated with the wit of “The Greatest Generation”.  I am further qualified because now I am looked at, as that once revered title of, “Old Man”.  I have been a “hoary head” since my forties.

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Journey Update — June 2019

I know summer has arrived in Alabama because of several tell-tell signs, such as, temps in the nineties, kids out of school, graveyards with fresh plastic flowers from decoration day, vacation Bible schools, and the first installment of yellow crook-neck squash.  I can’t wait for my first, fresh tomato sandwich (Recipe: two slices of white bread, two big slices of tomato, salt & pepper, and a glob of mayo.)  I just love my Southern way of life.  We pray y’all have a great summer!

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Be Comfortable, Being Uncomfortable

I remember climbing into my mosquito-net-covered-bed while in Haiti and lying down to sleep just sweltering in the 85 degree heat even at 10:00 pm.  It was June, we had no electricity, and my only relief from the heat was a little battery operated six inch fan positioned to blow a little relief over my torso and face.  In that moment, I remembered a phrase I had heard or read but no longer remembered the source; it was something like, “Be comfortable, being uncomfortable”.   So in my mind, I surrendered to the state of contentment; being comfortable with my uncomfortable situation and went to sleep in my sweat.

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If Tombs Could Talk

I know, it sounds like a weird topic.  Tombs don’t talk—do they?  When Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a donkey, the people were praising God for the things they had saw.  The Pharisees called for Jesus to rebuke His disciples and He responded, “I tell you that if these should keep silent, the stones would immediately cry out” (Luke 19:40 NKJV).  My thinking is, “If stones cry out, I guess tombs could talk!”  Just a thought…

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