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Short Story about the Best Wooden Thing




Once, there was a burly man who carved things out of wood.
Many people in his village would each ask him to carve something special for them, and he usually would, with great pride.
The man would often boast about what he could expertly carve.
Then, one day, a little girl — who had never asked the man to carve anything whatsoever — asked him what the best wooden thing is.
“I am not sure,” said the man, perplexedly, “Maybe it is the large horse that I once carved for Mr. Hayes.”
“No,” said the girl, confidently, “It is that large, beautiful, living Oak tree that grows in our yard.”



Very young Oak tree sapling just beginning to get there. Photo by Thomas Peace c. 2019

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  1. Cute tale Tom and your young Oak tree sapling reminds me of a saying that “a mighty oak tree was once just a little nut that held its ground.” πŸ™‚


  2. Hey, i like that saying. πŸ™‚ Did you read what i had written about taking MSM for allergy problems? I no longer need my shots. It is a harmless antioxidant and it also helps alleviate joint problems. Three to four 1,000mg caps a day work well; i take Doctor’s Best MSM (which Amazon sells).


    • I used to do a daily thought every day when I worked at the law firm and my mom ordered me a book of “country wisdoms” – that was one of them. πŸ™‚ Thanks for this tip Tom – I just read up on MSM on Amazon (for the brand you take) and it had great reviews, just as you said and I’m not allergic to shellfish. I wish my mom had known about this supplement with all her orthopedic problems she endured for years.


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