The weather has been perfect this weekend, after some crazy rain and fog Friday into Saturday morning. It was looking a little iffy on Saturday, but the sun came out and it was a gorgeous sunny day with the highs only in the 70's. My favorite kind of day!
Princess Nagger and I saw the movie she wanted to see yesterday, and on the way home we stopped by a local farmer to pick up the hay bales, corn stalks and pumpkins to decorate the front and back porches...which we will be working on today. I thought it would be fun to find some quotes that match our current endeavor for Quotable Sunday, so I did find a few quotes on Pumpkins and a Parable on Corn... enjoy!
“I would rather sit on a pumpkin, and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion”Henry David Thoreau
“Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread, and pumpkin pie.”
“Decorate your home. It gives the illusion that your life is more interesting than it really is.”
Charles M. Schulz
Three Kernels of Corn Parable
Three young men were once given three kernels of corn apiece by a wise old sage, who admonished them to go out into the world, and use the corn to bring themselves good fortune.
The first young man put his three kernels of corn into a bowl of hot broth and ate them. The second thought, "I can do better than that", and he planted his three kernels of corn. Within a few months, he had three stalks of corn. He took the ears of corn from the stalks, boiled them, and had enough corn for three meals.
The third man said to himself, "I can do better than that!" He also planted his three kernels of corn, but when his three stalks of corn produced, he stripped one of the stalks and replanted all of the seeds in it, gave the second stalk of corn to a sweet maiden, and ate the third. His one full stalk’s worth of replanted corn kernels gave him 200 stalks of corn!
And the kernels of these he continued to replant, setting aside only a bare minimum to eat. He eventually planted a hundred acres of corn. With his fortune, he not only won the hand of the sweet maiden but purchased the land owned by the sweet maiden’s father. And he never hungered again.
The more you give, the more you get. However, that should not be the reason for your giving.
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