Each Friday night after work, Santa would fire up his outdoor grill and cook a tandoori chicken and some meat kebabs. But, all of his neighbours
were strict Catholics and since it was Lent, they were forbidden from
eating chicken and meat on a Friday.
The delicious aroma from the grilled meats was causing such a problem
for the Catholic faithful that they finally talked to their Priest. The
Priest came to visit Santa, and suggested that he become a Catholic.
After several classes and much study, Santa attended Mass and as the
priest sprinkled holy water over him, he said, You were born a Sikh,
and raised a Sikh, but now, you are a Catholic.”
Santa’s neighbors were greatly relieved, until Friday night arrived.
The wonderful aroma of tandoori chicken and meat kebabs filled the
The Priest was called immediately by the neighbors and, as he rushed
into Santa’s backyard, clutching a rosary and prepared to scold him, he
stopped and watched in amazement.
There stood Santa, holding a small bottle of holy water which he
carefully sprinkled over the grilling meats and chanted: “Oye, you waz
born a chicken, and you waz born a lamb, you waz raised a chicken, and
you waz raised a lamb but now yara, you are a potato and tomato”!
Gary has been a writer/ photographer for over 20 years, specializing in nature,landscapes and studying native cultures.Besides visiting most of the United States, he has traveled to such places as Egypt,the Canary Islands,much of the Caribbean. He has studied the Mayan Cultures in Central America, and the Australian Aboriginal way of life.Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in many different parts of the world!
He has published several books about the various cultures he has observed.
For more information and a link to his hard cover and Ebooks,and contact information: please check his website.www.commonsensejourneys.com
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The wisdom of our ancestors
There is an extreme shortage of common sense in today’s world,
I often think back to what my parents and grandparents believed and said, at the time I thought they were totally out of their mind and ignored it. I now wish I would have listened and followed their advice more often.
It is in this light I have decided to publish some of my random thoughts based on the views of our ancestors