Rosemead Kiwanis Club

   "Serving the Community Since 1945"






The Fax of Life

A weekly inspiration, courtesy of the Kiwanis Club of Scott's Valley April 13, 1997                                                                              Vol. 2,   No. 23


An Afternoon in the Park


There was once a little boy who wanted to meet God. He knew it was a long

trip to where God lived, so he packed his suitcase with Twinkies and a six-pack of root beer and he started his journey.


When he had gone about three blocks, he met an old woman. she was sitting in the park just staring at some pigeons. The boy sat down next to her and opened his suitcase. He was about to take a drink from his root beer when he noticed that the old lady looked hungry, so he offered her a Twinkie. she gratefully accepted it and smiled at him. Her smile was so pretty that the boy wanted to see it again, so he offered her a root beer. Once again she smiled at him. The boy was delighted!


They sat there all afternoon eating and smiling, but they never said a word.


As it grew dark, the boy realized how tired he was and he got up to leave, but before he had gone more that a few steps, he turned around, ran back to the old woman and gave her a hug. she gave him her biggest smile ever.


When the boy opened the door of his own house a short time later, his mother was surprised by the look of joy on his face.


She asked him, "What did you do today that made you so happy?"


He replied, "I had lunch with God."


Before his mother could respond, he added, "You know what? she's got the most beautiful smile I've ever seen!"


Meanwhile, the old woman, also radiant with joy, returned to her home.


Her son was stunned by the look of peace on her face and he asked, "Mother,

what did you do today that made you so happy?"


She replied, "I ate Twinkies in the park with God."


But before her son responded, she added, "You know, he's much younger than I expected."


                                                                   ----  Julie A. Manhan


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