Mrs Goodnest

  1. Timmy was a five year old boy. His mother loved him
    very much. A worrier, she was concerned when he
    started kindergarten about his walking to school. She
    walked him to school for a couple of days, but one day
    he told his mother that he did not want her walking
    him to school every day. He wanted to be like the "big boys."

    She had an idea how to handle it. She asked a
    neighbor, Mrs. Goodnest, to follow her son
    surreptitiously to school, at a distance that he would
    not likely notice, but close enough to keep a watch on

    Mrs. Goodnest said that since she was up early with
    her toddler anyway, it would be a good way for them
    to get some exercise as well. The next school day,
    Mrs. Goodnest and her little girl Marcy set out behind
    Timmy as he walked to school with another boy. She
    did this for the whole week.

    As the boys walked and chatted, kicking stones and
    twigs, Timmy's friend noticed that a lady was
    following them every day all week.
    Finally, he asked Timmy, "Have you noticed that lady
    following us? Do you know her?"

    Timmy nonchalantly replied, "Yeah, I know who she

    "Well, who is she?"

    "That's Shirley Goodnest," Timmy said.

    "Shirley Goodnest? Who the heck is she, and why is
    she following us?"

    "Well," Timmy explained, "every night my Mom makes
    me say the 23rd Psalm 'cuz she worries about me so
    much. And the psalm says, 'Shirley Goodnest and Marcy
    shall follow me all the days of my life,'
    so I guess I'll just have to get used to it."
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  3. by   jnette
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    :chuckle Fran, you're a Looneybird !!! :kiss