Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Sandstone County - Episode Ten

Sandstone County Sheriffs Department - To Serve, To Protect, To Get Rid of All Dirtbag Criminals by 2026
There was a man who worked for the Sandstone Post Office whose job it was to process all the mail that had illegible addresses. One day, a letter came addressed in a shaky handwriting to God. He thought he should open it to see what it was about.

The letter read:
Dear God,
I am an 84 year old widow, living on a very small pension. Yesterday someone stole my purse. It had $100 in it, which was all the money I had until my next pension check. Next Sunday is Memorial Day, and I had invited two of my friends (who, also, lost their husbands in the war) over for dinner. Without that money, I have nothing to buy food with. I have no family to turn to, and you are my only hope. Can you please help me?
Sincerely,
Gurtrude

The postal worker was touched. He showed the letter to all the other workers. Each one dug into his or her wallet and came up with a few dollars. By the time he made the rounds, he had collected $96, which they put into an envelope and sent to the woman. The rest of the day, all the workers felt a warm glow thinking of Gurtrude and the dinner she would be able to share with her friends. Memorial Day came and went. A few days later, another letter came from the old lady to God. All the postal workers gathered around while the letter was opened, and read.
Dear God,
I can never thank you enough for what you did for me? Because of your gift of love, I was able to fix a glorious dinner for my friends. We had a very nice day and I told my friends of your wonderful gift. By the way, there was $4 missing. I think it must have been those thieving bastards at thePost Office.
Thanks and praise to Your Name,
Gurtrude

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