In a small Texas town there was a "Nativity Scene" that showed great
skill and talent had gone into creating it. But one small feature
bothered me. The three wise men were wearing firemen's helmets.
Totally unable to come up with a reason or explanation, I left.
At a "Quik Stop" on the edge of town, I asked the lady behind the
counter about the helmets. She exploded into a rage, yelling at
me, "You darn Yankees never read your Bibles!" I assured her that I
did, but simply couldn't recall anything about firemen in the Bible.
She jerked her Bible from behind the counter and riffled through some
pages, and finally jabbed her finger at a passage. Sticking it in my
face she said, "See, it says right here, 'The three wise men came from
You don't stop laughing because you grow old, you grow old because you stopped laughing.