She didn’t know jack…

Ok you may have heard that Jack and Jill went up the hill, but hold the fort. First, they were trespassing, but that’s another story, absentminded doncha know. Too much manure in the air.

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True Jill’s sister was leaning toward gender neutral, and what a mess that was………Jack’s brother was a local magistrate and said many times people act like animals, as he heard it all………Jill’s father owned a sheet metal factory (he made buckets), Jack’s mom stayed at home but worked like 30 men. Jack was a logger.

At the top of the hill he popped the question: Why don’t you believe in God? ‘Why Jack, because I am not a moron.’ To which Jack went on a rather lengthy discourse using common sense, reason, scripture, nature, arithmetic, but most of all, he pointed out to Jill that the whitetail deer pops out her babies like watermelons, while Jill’s mother had to birth and care for her like no other creature on earth lest she die.

Humans are made in the image of God, and the conscience agrees, said he to her.

Jill did not appreciate such daylight, and smacked Jack upside the head. And the rest of the story? Well, he came tumbling down that hill with a lump on his head and a dented pail. Truth has this effect.  Jack knew she was just being a silly goose at the time, and forgave her for the aching noggin.

Years later however Jill came to her senses, apologized to Jack, and they lived happily……and you guessed it, Jill’s sister came to her senses too and found a nice fella to kick the bucket with. (And btw, the thing about Jill tumblin’ down the hill after Jack? Didn’t happen, make-believe!)

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Blending the colorful issues of life with the unapologetic truth of scripture, while adding some gracious ferocity.
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16 Responses to She didn’t know jack…

  1. hilarious—sadly steeped in reality, but hilarious

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  2. Ha! I love it. Great tale, Colorstorm.

    I am always looking for an explanation for clothing. For having allegedly randomly sprung up from nothingness we are the only critter with shame, compelled to cover ourselves. Makes no sense from a evolutionary perspective, as if a quirk of nature just made us lose all our fur, so we would be naked and freezing? That’s like the opposite of survival of the fittest.

    Ah, but now shame that’s an interesting one, rather unique to us. We do like to pretend that our dogs are ashamed of themselves sometimes, but they really aren’t, they’re just very good mimics. I imagine that’s what would compel Jill to smack Jack, shame, because really if he were just talking about fairies, aliens, or unicorns, she would have just smiled politely and let it go.

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    • ColorStorm says:

      Why is it that most of the time the comments are better than the post? Love it.

      But clothing? Yep, it’s all right there in Genesis. Some would argue against it, as some cultures abandon the ‘fig leaf,’ still doesn’t change what is obvious.

      But the thought occurred to me how we can sanctify a seemingly harmless nursery rhyme, and yet know the difference between truth and fiction.

      And ‘shame.’ That’s a loaded topic eh, left for the professionals, like you! 😉

      (And a note to others who may not know. I mean no disrespect in the least when I say this lady is capable of handling such a delicate topic as ‘shame.’ Her web site proves my assessment is spot on. She addresses such things in truth, humor, and grace.)

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    • Tricia says:

      Never thought about the clothing aspect IB, good point! And dogs have no shame, they only mimic it as you say, because they know we fall for it every single time, at least I do. 😉

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    • dawnlizjones says:

      Great thought! A little aside here, but I also notice that we are the only physical creatures that can deny their Creator.

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  3. Tricia says:

    Well there you go again knitting truth and common sense points in to a favored childhood tale. Very well done! The truth literally hurts at times, eh? Of course Jill may have been in a bad mood to begin with because Jack forced her to take such a silly climb up a hill in the first place. 😉

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    • ColorStorm says:

      Are you implying T that it was possibly that time of the month……..where her emotions were already peaked, and simply used that as an excuse for her short temper? lol 😉

      Tkx for your imput too, always a good addition.

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      • Tricia says:

        Ha ha, CS! No I was not but now that you mention it, that’s justifiable too! The PC Gods are frowning at us ya know . Hooray!

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        • ColorStorm says:

          Pc be d_mned, agreed. (darned to be pc!)

          But there are other pressing issues too trish. How did the other kids feel when jack was dubbed nimble and quick…..maybe they were a tad slower?

          Why was jack horner sitting in the corner in the first place? Did he question the teachers take on evolution?

          We might be onto something here with the ‘new and improved’ tales from yesterday. lol

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  4. Citizen Tom says:

    Reblogged this on Citizen Tom and commented:

    Why? I got a good laugh out it, and I wanted to share.


  5. ColorStorm says:

    Reblogged this on The Lions Den and commented:

    Just a little whimsy in the druthers of February. 😉


  6. colorstorm,

    I like.

    Your post reminded me of another story of Jack and Jill on the Hill in this post. if interested,

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