Sunday, November 13, 2005

11 Marheshwan 5766/13 October 2005


Note: My “About Aaron” page has been updated since yesterday was my birthday.

Cool archaeological discoveries: “A Is for Ancient, Describing an Alphabet Found Near Jerusalem” and “Goliath's name found in Israeli archaeological dig”.

Commendable behavior: “The Kalamazoo Promise: Helping students go to college for free”.

Condemnable behavior: “Asian communist states hit in US religion report”.

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


Timmy was a little five year old boy that his Mom loved very much and, being
a worrier, she was concerned about him walking to school when he started
Kindergarten. She walked him to school the couple of days but when he came
home one day, he told his mother that he did not want her walking him to
school everyday. He wanted to be like the "big boys." He protested loudly,
so she had an idea of how to handle it. She asked a neighbor, Mrs.
Goodnest, if she would surreptitiously follow her son to school, at a
distance behind him that he would not likely notice, but close enough to
keep a watch on him.

Mrs. Goodnest said that since she was up early with her toddler anyway, it
would be a good way for them to get some exercise as well so she agreed.

The next school day, Mrs. Goodnest and her little girl, Marcy, set out
following behind Timmy as he walked to school with another neighbor boy he
knew. She did this for the whole week.

As the boys walked and chatted, kicking stones and twigs, the little friend
of Timmy noticed that this same lady was following them as she seemed to do
every day all week. Finally, he said to Timmy, "Have you noticed that lady
following us all week? Do you know her?"

Timmy nonchalantly replied, "Yea, I know who she is."

The little friend said, "Well who is she?"

"That's just Shirley Goodnest" Timmy said.

"Shirley Goodnest? Who the heck is she and why is she following us?"

"Well," Timmy explained, "every night my Mom makes me say the 23rd Psalm
with my prayers cuz she worries about me so much. And in it, the prayer
psalm says, "Shirley Goodnest and Marcy shall follow me all the days of my
life." so I guess I'll just have to get used to it.
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