Pecans in the Cemetery

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Gone but not forgotten. RIP
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May 1, 2007
Pecans in the Cemetery

  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 had the lead for a good half-mile before the kid on the
  bike passed him.

I would have beat that kid too if he hadn't had a derailer
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