The Wisdom Of Age…..and Golf



Meet Walter Barnes – A confirmed Golfist!

Toward the end of the Sunday service, the Pastor asked,
“How many of you have forgiven your enemies?

80% held up their hands.

The Pastor then repeated his question.

All responded this time, except one man, Walter Barnes,
who attended church only when the weather was bad.

“Mr. Barnes, it’s obviously not a good morning for golf.
It’s good to see you here today.

Are you not willing to forgive your enemies?”

“I don’t have any,” he replied gruffly.

“Mr. Barnes, that is very unusual. “How old are you?”
“Ninety-eight,” he replied.

The congregation stood up and clapped their hands.

“Oh, Mr. Barnes, would you please come down in front and
tell us all how a person can live ninety-eight years and not
have an enemy in the world?”

The old golfer tottered down the aisle, stopped in front of the
pulpit, turned around, faced the congregation, and said simply,
“I outlived all them assholes” – and he calmly returned to his seat.


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