I know what happens next in Arf’s story, but I don’t have time to write it, so I’m modifying a rerun I ran across. I wrote it to go with a photograph my friend Dianna took a while back. Anyway, before I get to the story, I have to pay a few bills so I’m going to introduce you to a few of my new sponsors.
Have you spent thousands of dollars on new dentures, or sat there while tiny laser beams whitened your teeth to the tune of $70 or $80 dollars? Or maybe you have bought the white strips and tooth trays filled with gunk. It doesn’t take long to sink a fortune into the quest for beautiful teeth. Think about it for a minute. The only thing you need perfect teeth for is …Pictures!..you can eat soft food and pay less than $20.00 for these amazing plastic veneers and be done with it. According to the picture on the box, the transformation is absolutely stunning. These are seen on TV. What more do you need to know? (I get $.50 for every box I sell…2 million boxes, equals 1 million dollars. Now that will make me smile 🙂
Now can you think of one person that doesn’t need a Glowbowl? It’s a motion activated night-light for your toilet. It comes in four colors. I’m sure they are all beautiful, but I wouldn’t recommend red. It might cause your guests to become needlessly alarmed. I sort of like the blue color pictured on the box. As you can plainly see, this remarkable invention has been selling for $9.88 and has been reduced to $9.88. Hmm, hold off on making these fly off the shelves for a while. I need to check my portion of the Glowbowl proceeds. It says it was designed in these United States so I’m sure I’ll be able to straighten it out before you accidentally drop your sparkling white veneers in the commode and they turn blue.
I was going to tell you about the sunglasses advertised on TV, but I heard reports they make your eyes cross, so I tore up the napkin I signed. I have my reputation to protect.
Well, just like when you’re watching TV, the commercials take up most of the time. I do have a little “let’s pretend” story for you.
I’m going to make up a story about this old building
I remember sitting in this old school house. I could look out the last window in the back and see the changes in the seasons. Since it doubled as our country church, I spent 6 days a week here. On Saturdays I did my homework, so I was being truthful when I told everyone I was here every day of the week.
In this little building out in the middle of someone’s pasture, I learned about life everywhere else. I learned how to count as high as I would ever need to, and I learned to count my blessings.
I learned how people survived hardship and how some did not survive success. I learned the happiest people are those who truly care about others. I learned how to pray for strength, courage, and wisdom. I learned how to be humble, grateful, and compassionate.
I learned that nothing is forever, and life would be better if I learned to embrace change. I figured out that we all come from a long line of people who aren’t with us anymore, and we should be proud of our heritage.
This old building shaped my life. I wouldn’t be who I am if I hadn’t come here when it was too cold, or too hot. I learned everything from how to tie my shoes by watching my classmates, to what love is and isn’t from reading 1 Corinthians 13: 4-7.
Remember this is a “Let’s pretend” story. I kind of wish it were true. Learning and living are two different things, but so are saying and doing. I think I might have leaned something from what I just wrote.