Hahaha! Love the bit about the "silver tulip"!
Oh, and what's the name of his horse? Baxter? Calvin? Augustine?
Na, the horse's name is Metropolitan!
"...Downgrade, Texas..."Sounds like a nice place. :-D
@Gregg: Haha! Very apt!
This is one of my favorites. Thanks for reposting these classics!
You're welcome, Persis.Reposting gives me a break and keeps CC rolling without nothing to offer.(I will be leaving for the USA, June 20th, so I will be posting a lot of classics, Just for Laughs and Random Word Writing Challenges, along with new material, to help with my vacation.) Also, there are readers who don't do much archiving on any blog, so this brings "new" material out in the open.It also brings in many new comments from current readers, which I really enjoy reading.
I hope you have a good trip back here to the States.
Good call, Gregg!"Hi Yo Metro, Away!!!"
Thanks, Jim. This year we will be staying in Colorado and family will visit us there. Hope to pick up some good reading material while visiting.
The Classics are classic for me. :) I have read almost all of the archives, but something new always pops up under many posts, so I go digging again. There is a L.O.T. of ground to cover in the archives, let me tell you (Whoever 'you' is). :D I've been reading the archives since I first joined the blog, and I still haven't read them all. But that's okay. :D Hope your trip goes predestinedly well, Mr. Eddings. And that you pick up some good treasures in a hidden bookstore somewhere!
Hi Eddie,This is my first time writing and wanted to ask you. Why not post an address where I can send you a book. I have one I want to send you that might help in some way. I have enjoyment and laughter when I am here so I wanted to gift you with book to say thank you. You will like it i am sure. maybe that way you can get more than you expect, like a suprize.
During his time in Downgrade, Charles "Spurs" Spurgeon boarded Metropolitan at the Park Street Corral. It was affordable. Not your "five-star" corral by any stretch of the imagination, but it was an OK corral.
I love this one. It's pretty good.
We could all use a dose of Spurgeon in our lives. Some sermon sets of his are going for good prices now.
While riding across the plains, it was "Spurs" Spurgeon's custom to recite aloud the passage of Scripture from which he intended to preach. On his way to Downgrade, Texas, he eloquently and emphatically rehearsed the text from Matthew 23, verses 13-33. "Spurs" never could figure out, though, why Metropolitan kept stopping.
By the way, as a fairly newcomer to the site, I really am enjoying the classics.
Thanks, everyone, for your comments and kindness. It means a lot to me.@Anonymous:Here is my email address (not a joke):email@example.comI appreciate the gesture and I will gladly accept the book. But, let's talk first - I may have read it or own it, and I wouldn't want you to waste your money on postage.
@Persis & Michael WrightI appreciate the feedback. As Eddie always says, "The pun is the second riskiest form of humor. The riskiest is trying to tell a joke in a language that you don't understand."Well, he didn't exactly say it in so many words. I was paraphrasing. Well, not exactly paraphrasing, more like speculating that Eddie might say something like that.Craig
The pun is the second riskiest form of humor. The riskiest is trying to tell a joke in a language that you don't understand.