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paladin
02-18-2002, 04:58 PM
NAILS IN THE FENCE

A Good Story for Great Friends.....Make sure you read
all the way down to the last sentence!

There once was a little girl who had a bad temper.
Her mother gave her a bag of nails and told her that
every time she lost her temper, she must hammer a
nail into the back of the fence.

The first day the girl had driven 37 nails into the
fence. Over the next few weeks, as she learned to
control her anger, the number of nails hammered daily
gradually dwindled down. She discovered it was easier
to hold her temper than to drive those nails into the
fence.

Finally the day came when the girl didn't lose her
temper at all. She told her mother about it and the
mother suggested that the girl now pull out one nail
for each day that she was able to hold her temper.

The days passed and the young girl was finally able to
tell her mother that all the nails were gone.

The mother took her daughter by the hand and led her
to the fence. She said, "You have done well, my
daughter, but look at the holes the fence. The fence
will never be the same. When you say things in anger,
they leave a scar just like this one." You can put a
knife in a person and draw it out. It won' t matter
how many times you say I'm sorry, the wound is still
there. A verbal wound is as bad as a physical one.

Friends are very rare jewels, indeed. They make you
smile and encourage you to succeed. They lend an ear,
they share words of praise and they always want to
open their hearts to us.

It's National Friendship week. Show your friends how
much you care. Send this to everyone you consider a
FRIEND, even if it means sending it back to the person
who sent it to you. If it comes back to you, then
you'll know you have a circle of friends. Happy
Friendship week! You are my friend and I am honored.
Now send this to every friend you have!! And to your
family. Please forgive me if I have ever left a hole
in your fence.

:D

ken mcclure
02-18-2002, 10:38 PM
My fence looks like swiss cheese. But none of the holes say "Chuck" on 'em.

Thanks for those thoughts.

Wild Dingo
02-19-2002, 12:16 AM
You know as I gets older I find the hammer no longer drives the nails quite as far as it once did... so now I use a sledgehammer and really whack that sucker! buggar the fence!!! :D

As for repairing the holes (read fence) I havent yet found a hole (fence) that couldnt be repaired given enough effort, time, patience, and plenty of beer!! excpecially the beer beer beats all other methods other than food and beer that beats beer alone...

Actually come to think of it the last time I had a problem with someone after getting righteously angry... we got drunk together, he thumped me one, it hurt like hell so I thumped him back, we both fell off our bar stools and landed on our asses, ended up laughing like drongos at ourselves and we were best mates until he passed on a few years ago. See I told the missus there was a good reason I liked to drink!!! damn drs!!

We can all get along if WE make an effort simple fact! sometimes we have to make an effort even if we were the ones wronged.

Thanks Chuck :cool:
Take it easy

Shane

If anyones thinkin Im hankerin for a beer after some 10 years of sobriety... Well you could be right!! Had a ****e of a day dealin with lawyers and crap so I NEED A BEER! food I dont care about beer I NEED!!! :mad: