NOVEMBER 1, 2000
THE COUNTRY CORNER
Beethoven, who was born in Bonn, passed away in 1827, he
was buried in a churchyard. A couple days later, the town
drunk was walking through the cemetary and heard some
strange noise coming from the area where Beethoven was
buried. Terrified, the drunk ran and got the priest to
come and listen. The priest bent close to the grave and
heard some faint, unrecognizable music coming from the
grave. Frightened, the priest ran and got the town
where the topsoil is ten feet deep, the corn grows so
tall that they climb ladders to pick the ears. Once, out
near Ames, there was a boy who saw a shoot of corn coming
out of the earth and he started climbing it just for fun.
Before he could yell "Whoa!" the cornstalk was
higher than a silo, and it was still growing. They had to
shoot biscuits up to the boy to keep him from starving.
Pretty soon the stalk was so tall it was beyond rifle
range and a plane was used to drop food to the boy.. Paul
Bunyan and his loggers put axes to the stalk but they
couldn't chop it down.
Poland's worst air disaster occurred last month when a two seater light plane, a Cessna 152, crashed into a cemetery during the early morning hours in Central Poland. By nightfall Polish search and rescue workers had recovered 648 bodies and expected the numbers would climb as the digging continued into the night.
Swede appeared at the county judge's office and asked for
friend to the children commend me the Yak.
who dwells on the plains of Tibet
your papa where the Yak can be got,
ON THE FARM
your son help you with the farm work?" asked the
this the Woman's Exchange?" asked the farmer.
great sheep herding country. And if you want to hold on
to your sheep you got to know how to count 'em too.
The philanthropist went to Israel to visit the many houses of worship. In an isolated Negev section he came upon an impoverished synagogue. The Rabbi was very poor and the philanthropist asked him: "How much pay do you receive?" "I work for only five dollars a month because that's all these struggling people can afford." "But how can you live?" asked the wealthy man. "It is because of my religion," replied the Rabbi. "I am required to fast three times a week and if it weren't for that I'd starve to death."
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