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Friday, September 21, 2007

A Nun Joke Only a Bettor Could Love

Sitting by the window of her convent, Sister Barbara opened a letter from home one evening. Inside the letter was a $100 bill her parents had sent.

Sister Barbara smiled at the gesture. As she read the letter by the window, she noticed a shabbily dressed stranger leaning against the lamp post below.

Quickly, she wrote, "Don't despair. Sister Barbara," on a piece of paper, wrapped the $100 bill in it, got the man's attention and tossed it out the window to him.

The stranger picked it up, and with a puzzled expression and a tip of his hat, went off down the street.

The next day, Sister Barbara was told that a man was at her door, insisting on seeing her. She went down, and found the stranger waiting.

Without a word, he handed her a huge wad of $100 bills.

"What's this?" she asked. "That's the $8,000 you have coming Sister," he replied.

"Don't Despair paid 80-to-1."


race said...

Great Story, good luck this week on the Public Handicapper--race.

Valerie said...

Thanks! I see you are still doing terrific! Slowly but surely I'm moving up--at number 372 now after Dance Away Capote came in for me last week at $20.40. I still keep coming up with winners--but usually as my second picks though :(