Thursday, September 1, 2005

27 'Av 5765/1 September 2005: "Little Alex"

Greetings.

Political griping: See Backspin. They have been having a number of notable articles lately.

Political absurdity: “Be careful what you say about kimchi in Pyongyang”. (As I am so fond of saying, I cannot make something like this up. Welcome to Nineteen Eighty-Four.)

Today’s weird thing is a cute story from Emily’s collection, included below. Enjoy.

Aaron



Little Alex

One Sunday morning, the pastor noticed that little Alex was starring up at the large plaque that hung in the foyer of the church. The plaque was covered with names, and small American flags were mounted on either side of it.

The little seven year old had been staring at the plaque for some time, so the pastor walked up, stood beside the boy, and said quietly, "Good morning Alex."

"Good morning pastor," replied the young man, still focused on the plaque. "Pastor Jamison, what is this?" Alex asked.

"Well, Son, it's a Memorial to all the young men and women who died in the service."

Soberly, they stood together, staring at the large plaque. Little Alex's voice was barely audible when he asked.. "Which service, the 9:00 or the 11:00?"
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