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Got a good reason For taking the easy way out

Now, for a little 'Sunday' humor!
[photo used: A sunrise I captured one peaceful Sunday morning on Mustang Island, Texas -Just a few miles over the causeway near Corpus Christi, and off-road Padre Island]


There was a painter who was very interested in making a buck where he could, so he often would thin down paint to make it go a wee bit further. As it happened, he got away with this for some time.

Eventually the Baptist Church undertook a big restoration job which included painting one of their biggest buildings. Jock put in a bid, and because his price was so low, he got the job. And so he set to erecting the scaffolding and setting up the planks, buying the paint and, yes, I am sorry to say, thinning it down with turpentine. Well, Jock was up on the scaffolding, painting away, the job nearly completed when suddenly there was a horrendous clap of thunder. The sky opened and the rain poured down, washing the thinned paint off the walls of the church and knocking Jock clear off the scaffold to land on the lawn, among the gravestones.

There he lay, surrounded by telltale puddles of the thinned and useless paint. Jock was no fool. He knew that this was a judgment from the Almighty. He got on his knees and cried: "Oh, God . . . forgive me . . . what should I do?" And from the thunder, a mighty voice spoke...

"Repaint . . . repaint . . . and thin no more"


  1. I am visiting your blog to look at your Show and Tell (sorry, I am a bit late) and I must tell you that I LOVE that old typewriter! I'd love to have one, too. I would put it in our living room and admire it every day!

    Best wishes from Germany,

  2. LOL! Cuuuuute! Very cute!

  3. What an amazing sunrise...the sun above a "wine dark sea".

    Cute joke, too.

  4. hahahaha! wonderful joke. I love it. and will copy. thanks!

  5. Ah yes, this is one of my FIL's favorite jokes to tell. Love the picture you took.

    :-) Susan