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okie
09-27-2003, 13:30
On the outskirts of a small town, there was a big, old pecan tree just
inside the cemetery fence. One day, two boys filled up a bucketful of nuts
and sat down by the tree, out of sight, and began dividing the nuts.

"One for you, one for me. One for you, one for me," said one boy.
While the were counting several pecans dropped and rolled down toward the fence.

Another boy came riding along the road on his bicycle. As he passed, he
thought he heard voices from inside the cemetery. He slowed down to
investigate. Sure enough, he heard, "One for you, one for me. One for you,
one for me."

He just knew what it was. "Oh my", he shuddered, it's Satan and the Lord
dividing the souls at the cemetery. He jumped back on his bike and rode
off.
Just around the bend he met an old man with a cane, hobbling along.

"Come here quick," said the boy, "you won't believe what I heard! Satan
and the Lord are down at the cemetery dividing up the souls."

The man said, "Beat it kid, can't you see it's hard for me to walk."

When the boy insisted though, the man hobbled to the cemetery. Standing
by the fence they heard, "One for you, one for me. One for you, one for me..."

The old man whispered, "Boy,...... you've been tellin' the truth. Let's see if
we can see the Lord himself." Shaking with fear, they peered through the
fence, yet were still unable to see anything. The old man and the boy
gripped the wrought iron bars of the fence tighter and tighter as they
tried to get a glimpse of the Lord.

At last they heard, "One for you, one for me." And one last "One for
you, one for me. That's all of them. Now let's go get those nuts by the fence, and
we'll be done!!"

They say the old man made it back to town a full 5 minutes ahead of the boy
on the bike.