Daily Progress, Jacksonville, TX


December 19, 2009

A Right-Left Story for your gift exchange

Original story by Lauren LaFleur

Reverend Wright was in a tizzy. There were only three days left before his big Christmas Eve sermon, and he was having a difficult time choosing the right words to use. He decided maybe an evening walk through town would help him clear his head.

He headed out the front door of the church and took a right onto Main Street. The brisk winter air felt so nice on his face.

“This was just what I needed,” he thought. “Nothing could be more right than a town lighted up at Christmastime.”

He stopped briefly in front of the bakery’s window, watching Mr. Jones sweep up what was left of the Christmas cookie crumbs from the day. Rev. Wright realized he was hungry, so popped his head inside the door.

“Hey Lefty, do you have any blueberry muffins left?” he asked.

“No, I’m sorry, Rev. Wright. I sold what was left from the day to your wife only 10 minutes ago! You know how much Mrs. Wright loves those muffins!”

Rev. Wright thanked Lefty Jones the baker, and headed down Main Street. What was left of the setting sun faded as he took a left onto Popular Drive and headed home.

“Maybe a visit with the missus and a muffin will put me into the right frame of mind to write what is left of my sermon,” Rev Wright thought.

As he walked through the front door, Jimmy, Rev Wright’s old pal from high school, yelled out “Hey Wright! It’s about time you got home!”

Rev. Wright was surprised to see his friend at his kitchen table with what was left in town of their high school graduating class — Steve, a writer for the local newspaper, and Donna, a consultant for a leftwing politician in the area.

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