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Thread #167099   Message #4049083
Posted By: An Buachaill Caol Dubh
28-Apr-20 - 07:22 AM
Thread Name: BS: Only Joke Thread You'll Need for 2020
Subject: RE: BS: Only Joke Thread You'll Need for 2020
Two tales yoked together; one farm labourer from "up the country", and what was called "a bit far back" (unaware of things everyone would be expected to know, as a matter of course), saw the typical representation of the Sacred Heart hanging in a farm kitchen, and asked who was that with beard on him. He was told by the farmer who had hired him,according to the tale, that it was a picture of "Our Father". Predictably, the next year, the ill-informed labourer was on another farm, and the first time he was in the kitchen he said, "I see ye have a picture of the G--------'s father as well". He was then instructed at some length in the story of Christ, with particular emphasis on "The Sufferings of Our Lord". On returning home, he told his wife enthusiastically all this new learning, and she listened with rapt attention. When he had ended, she said, "Thon lad came through a quare rough course. That's one funeral ye should have been at."

(The second part actually had a young Priest going around his new Parish for the first time, eventually visiting an elderly couple living in a remote glen).