|Hundred Dollar mule (standard:Inspirational stories, 1669 words)|
|Author: stanley mcqueen kentucky backwoods writer||Added: Dec 30 2009||Views/Reads: 2279/1100||Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)|
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Click here to read the first 75 lines of the story best he kept saying!! I paid him out of that jar, I had nigh one thousand dollars saved from my army time, and I planned to buy paw some more grown that was level and easier to ten corn on, paw was going to be the happiest man in these parts, when I get up there on the ridge to where we live, paw and mammy never knew that I was discharged and this would be a totally surprised when I come in unexpected , it was a long walk up to our place the wagon road winded around like a black shake has been the one that directed the road ways. Leading the pretty mule up that road toward was a great feeling , just to be home and not having them funny looking fellows shooting at me was so good now, and no bombs going off , now just to hear the sound of the mountain bird chirping was music to my ears When I got their paw was setting on the porch stoop and he sees me coming he meets me in the yard and by that time maw has seen paw coming with out stretched arm toward me and she come running as well and they both hugs me and go to hitting me on the arms in pure joy of seeing my face again, , After all the fuss of me returning paw notices the mule I have behind me, Who's mules is that he asked ? Paw this mule is yours I blurt out , mine he says! Yes yours, mercy sakes alive son how you get him, paw I saved my wages in the army to get you this mule and that ant all paw here is nine hundred dollars I said and reached him the nine one hundred dollars bills, now you can buy that level bottom land down along the muddy Fork river, paw eyes light up like a lantern , big tears started rolling off his wrinkled cheeks, son I don't know what to say he said,” don't say noting paw, just take this mule and put him in the pastor, I had to kill a bunch of men to get this money paw and to that part I'm not proud , but they were shooting at me and my army buddies and I had to fight them paw, well son I know what you mean, and I hate that son, you had to do that not because you hated them fellows , it weren't your fight son but the government fight and you had no way out but to honor and fight for our country cause. Maw hug me over and over again and paw was the happiest I ever seen him, he just kept going to the pastor and taking long looks at the find mule he now owned, After a while of talking and ketching up on things" maw fixed a real good supper we all take our seats on the little porch that paw and I had built some years back on our cabin, we talk about the land paw is going to buy and how good it feels to have our own plow mule , life for me had went from a bloody mess to pure peaceful bliss being home again with the folks that I love the most on this earth my good hard working paw and mammy, Folks don't make fun of paw nowadays now he owns the best land in Muddy Fork county and the best mule for forty miles around ..life just don't get no better than this ......the end Tweet
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