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Psalm 78
. . . we will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the LORD, his power, and the wonders he has done. .
so the next generation would know them . . . and they in turn would tell their children.
Then they would put their trust in God and would not forget his deeds but would keep his commands.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

More Poetic Than "Just Say No"

Whether or not you are a teetotaler, you probably hope with me that your children abstain from strong drink. While just saying no gets the point across, Mattie declines Rooster Cogburn's offer in a far more colorful way:

[Rooster Cogburn said,] "This is the real article. It is double-rectified busthead from Madison County, aged in the keg. A little spoonful would do you a power of good."

[Mattie replied,] "I would not put a thief in my mouth to steal my brains."

From the novel True Grit, by Charles Portis. Mr. Edwards and I have been reading this together aloud after seeing the latest Coen brothers movie adaptation as well as the John Wayne classic. Both movies draw heavily from the novel, which provides a very witty story. The kids love the John Wayne movie and eagerly gather 'round to listen to the read-aloud.

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