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From: aly
Date: 02-12-2007, 01:47 PM (1 of 2)
I hope this hasn't already been here...

One day, when a seamstress was sewing while sitting close to a river,

her thimble fell into the river. When she cried out the Lord appeared

and asked, "My dear child, why are you crying?"

The seamstress replied that her thimble had fallen into the water and

that she needed it to help her husband in making a living for their


The Lord dipped His hand into the water and pulled up a golden thimble

set with pearls.

"Is this your thimble?" the Lord asked

The seamstress replied, "No."

The Lord again dipped into the river. He held out a silver

thimble ringed with sapphires.

"Is this your thimble?" the Lord asked.

Again, the seamstress replied, "No."

The Lord reached down again and came up with a leather thimble.

"Is this your thimble?" the Lord asked.

The seamstress replied, "Yes."

The Lord was pleased with the woman's honesty and gave her all

three thimbles to keep, and the seamstress went home happy.

Some years later, the seamstress was walking with her husband

along the riverbank, and her husband fell into the river and disappeared

under the water.

When she cried out, the Lord again appeared and asked her, "Why

are you crying?"

"Oh Lord, my husband has fallen into the river!"

The Lord went down into the water and came up with George


"Is this your husband?" the Lord asked.

"Yes," cried the seamstress .

The Lord was furious. "You lied! That is an untruth!"

The seamstress replied, "Oh, forgive me, my Lord It is a

misunderstanding. You see, if I had said 'no' to George Clooney, you

would have come up with Brad Pitt. Then if I said 'no' to him, you would

have come up with my husband. Had I then said 'yes,' you would have

given me all three. Lord, I'm not in the best of health and would not

be able to take care of all three husbands, so THAT'S why I said 'yes'

to George Clooney.

And so the Lord let her keep him.

The moral of this story is: Whenever a woman lies, it's for a

good and honorable reason, and in the best interest of others.

That's our story, and we're sticking to it.
User: aly
Member since: 08-16-2002
Total posts: 35
From: PaulineG
Date: 02-12-2007, 03:36 PM (2 of 2)
Love this - I've never heard this particular one - although there are some familiar elements - I'll be sharing this one around.
User: PaulineG
Member since: 09-08-2006
Total posts: 901
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