A man put up a sign in his yard that read: "Puppies for Sale." Among those
who came to inquire was a young boy. "Please, Mister," he said, "I'd like
to buy one of your puppies if they don't cost too much." "Well, son, they're
$25." The boy looked crushed. "I've only got two dollars and five cents. Could I
see them anyway?" "Of course. Maybe we can work something out," said the
man. The lad's eyes danced at the sight of those five little balls of fur. "I heard
that one has a bad leg," he said. "Yes, I'm afraid she'll be crippled for
life." "Well, that's the puppy I want. Could I pay for her a little at a
time?" The man responded, "But she'll always have a limp." Smiling bravely,
the boy pulled up one pant leg, revealing a brace. "I don't walk good either."
Then, looking at the puppy sympathetically, he continued, "I guess she'll need a lot
of love and help. I sure did. It's not so easy being crippled." "Here, take
her," said the man. "I know you'll give her a good home. And just forget the
Our Daily Bread.
One of life's major mistakes is being the last member in the family to come down with
the flu -- after all the sympathy has run out.
Bill Vaughan, NANA.