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Grace Note for September 10

Hello, I'm David Russell and this is a GRACE NOTE.

A cowboy rode into town and stopped at the saloon for a drink. Unfortunately, the locals always had the habit of picking on strangers. When he finished his drink, He found his horse had been stolen.

He went back into the bar, handily flipped his gun into the air, caught it above his head without even looking and fired a shot into the ceiling. “Which one of you sidewinders stole my horse?” he yelled with surprising forcefulness. No one answered.

“Alright, I'm gonna have another drink, and if my horse ain't back outside by the time I finish, I'm gonna do what I done in Texas! And I don't like to have to do what I done in Texas!” Some of the locals shifted restlessly. The man, true to his word, had another drink, walked outside, and his horse had been returned to the post.

He mounted up and started to ride out of town. The bartender wandered out of the bar and asked, “Say pardner, before you go…what did you have to do in Texas?”

The cowboy turned back and said, “I had to walk home.”

Sometimes it is not what you say, but how you say it that makes a lasting impression for the good or the evil!

GRACE NOTES ARE BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE PEOPLE OF THE BENTON FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH.

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