[Homestead] Oh, that feels so . . . awful!
bobford79 at yahoo.com
Thu Jun 26 17:53:31 EDT 2008
Van Dell, many years ago before I met my wife,
**The following true story is a bit racy and also involves religion. Delete now if easily offended**
To continue: , I was living with a girl ,then, in Flagstaff, Arizona. We had just moved to Flagstaff from Virginia and didn't know anyone. In the South, one way to make friends is to join a church. Well, we decided, in Flagstaff, to try the Mormon church, 'more Mormons in Arizona than anywhere outside of Utah.
We had to meet with a man called the ward leader. He asked questions and said that for the next thirty days we couldn't smoke (we didn't anyway) , we couldn't use alcohol (we didn't anyway), we couldn't use caffeine etc.
Also , because we were living together and not married we had to also refrain from "relations" for thirty days.
The ward leader returned in thirty days , talked to us for a while about some of the outside activities we had participated in with the church ward. He then started asking questions about whether we had smoked, drank used caffeine, etc. for the past thirty days to which I proudly continued to reply "no".
When he arrived at the last question concerning whether we had abstained from relations for the past thirty days, I said " Well, we were doing fine until just last week. But, last thursday, we went to the supermarket to shop, and while there, she bent over to pick up some tomatoes she had dropped and my mind really started to work".
I continued that "that is the only rule that we broke". He shook my hand and said "I'm sorry, but you are no longer welcome at the Mormon Church"; I said "well, that's all right, the man at the supermarket said that we weren't welcome there anymore either"......bobford
--- On Thu, 6/26/08, VAN DELL JORDAN <vdjor at yahoo.com> wrote:
> From: VAN DELL JORDAN <vdjor at yahoo.com>
> Subject: Re: [Homestead] Oh, that feels so . . . awful!
> To: bobford79 at yahoo.com
> Date: Thursday, June 26, 2008, 2:55 PM
> Maybe the tender 23 year old was at the banana bin. Genes
> body was talking but not about bananas.
> --- On Thu, 6/26/08, bob ford <bobford79 at yahoo.com>
> > From: bob ford <bobford79 at yahoo.com>
> > Subject: Re: [Homestead] Oh, that feels so . . .
> > To: homestead at lists.ibiblio.org
> > Date: Thursday, June 26, 2008, 12:10 PM
> > What does your body say to you when you are without
> wife and
> > you see a tender 23 year-old leaning over to pick up a
> > of romaine in the produce section of the supermarket?
> > body has occasionally given bad advice...bobford
> > --- On Thu, 6/26/08, Gene GeRue
> > <genegerue at ruralize.com> wrote:
> > > From: Gene GeRue <genegerue at ruralize.com>
> > >
> > > I listen pretty closely to my body. Three days
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