Have a great holiday weekend  

Nightguy_1961 55M
3324 posts
4/14/2006 1:51 am

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4/17/2006 10:04 pm

Have a great holiday weekend

NOTE: This was originally known as The Christmas Guest as done by the bluegrass great Grandpa Jones. With a little wordsmithing, I thought it could be retold as a good Easter story...NG61

Some friends stepped into the all night diner Easter morning to find the old man cleaning up the diner, making things shine. "I had a dream last night," he said, "The Lord came to me and said 'I will be your guest on Easter Day'".

The friends knew the old man had spent the past few years alone since his wife had passed away, so they were glad to see him so cheerful. They left him busily scurrying about, cleaning and shining, waiting for his special guest.

After they left, the old man heard a noise outside and rushed to see his Lord...but it was only a beggar rummaging through the trash, looking for something to eat. The old man motioned for the beggar to come in and sit. He fed the beggar and, giving him some money, sent him down the street.

As the day turned to noon, the old man heard another noise. Rushing outside, his heart fell. It wasn't his Lord, but an old woman carrying bags of cans...her shoes tattered and barely on her feet. The old man helped her inside, took her burden off her tired shoulders. He rummaged around in the back room and found some old shoes left by a waitress long ago. They were dirty, but better than what the old woman had...which was hardly nothing at all. After feeding her and finding an old wagon in the back alley for her large bundles, the old woman shuffled away.

As the day turned into evening, the old man became worried. 'Where was his special guest?', he thought. Suddenly, he heard another noise in the street. Rushing to the door, he stopped to see a small child crying his eyes out. "Please help me...I'm lost and I can't find my way home", the child sobbed. The old man took the crying child in hand and took him inside. He fed him some ice cream and gave him some candy. Locking the diner, the old man took the child in hand and started down the street, until the child saw a street he recognized. The child hugged the old man tightly, then ran home.

As the old man returned to the diner, his heart was almost breaking, for the sun was setting and his guest had not appeared. He sat at the table, set so beautifully for his Lord. As tears filled his eyes, he clasped his hands and prayed:

"Lord, what did I do? Have I offended you? I thought you said I would see you on this day, the day you defeated death."

The old man continued sobbing. Then, he heard a soft voice speaking to him. Looking up, he saw a bright light with the face of his Lord smiling down at him. The Lord God spoke:

"Lift up your eyes, I kept my vow.
You welcomed me in...3 times now.

I was the beggar with nothing to eat,
and I was the woman
with no shoes on her feet.

I was the child, scared and sad,
until one took away the pain & made me glad.

3 times I knocked, 3 times I came in;
and all 3 times, I found the love of a friend.

Of all the Easter gifts, Love is the best
I was honored to be Your Easter Guest!"


From the House of NG61 and his lady...may all of you have a happy and safe holiday weekend with your loved ones

NG61


NGs_lady 64F
762 posts
4/14/2006 2:09 am

Night
I am glad to see someone post about love and Easter. I think so many of the Holidays have become a time for money spending. What ever happened to a phone call a card. In this day and age maybe an e-mail is more in order or an IM. Just a kind word goes so far with people. So if i may on your blog HAPPY EASTER TO ALL from both of us.
With hugs and love
NGs_lady


Nightguy_1961 replies on 4/14/2006 2:23 am:
Thank you, my lady....just something I wanted to share

caressmewell 53F

4/14/2006 6:02 am

Very nice post..I hope your weekend is wonderful.


Nightguy_1961 replies on 4/15/2006 12:23 pm:
Here's to hoping.....

wickedeasy 67F  
26782 posts
4/14/2006 7:50 am

even tho i knew where this was going, it still made me weep

for if you do unto the least of us, you do unto me

amen Night, amen

You cannot conceive the many without the one.


Nightguy_1961 replies on 4/15/2006 12:26 pm:
He who is last shall be first....

Remember how we've had this discussion about religion and D/s? Talk about Excedrin headache #54367985.....

papyrina 51F
21133 posts
4/14/2006 1:46 pm

i enjoyed that thankyou,made a change from bunnies and eggs


I'm a

and
i'm here to stay


Nightguy_1961 replies on 4/15/2006 12:29 pm:
Thank you, papy

See what a bitter world weary cynic can write after working all night with too much coffee, too many cigarettes, too little sleep, and a pissed off view of the world?

*grins*

libgemOH 56M/52F

4/14/2006 5:30 pm

Very beautiful and wishing all that love to you, your lady and yours!! -B


Nightguy_1961 replies on 4/15/2006 12:32 pm:
Thanks B,

Hope you have the same

sassybelle21 32F
13313 posts
4/14/2006 8:28 pm

You have a great Easter holiday too


Nightguy_1961 replies on 4/15/2006 12:33 pm:
sassy,

You do the same....already through mine, not much going on...

tillerbabe 56F

4/14/2006 10:01 pm

very nice!


Nightguy_1961 replies on 4/15/2006 12:33 pm:
Thanks till....just a cynic with too much time on his hands.

rm_DarkenMist 105F

4/14/2006 10:26 pm

Have a good Easter Weekend may the bright blessings of tomorrow and always fill You and Your lady's heart with laughter and peace. thank You for the nice story to bring so many emotions to those that read it.


Nightguy_1961 replies on 4/15/2006 12:34 pm:
Darken,

Thanks...and btw, it was nice meeting you in the chatroom for the first time the other night, glad I stopped in.

UnpinAfireFaust 57M

4/15/2006 2:37 am

NG, I hope both you and your lady have a very enjoyable Easter weekend. I myself will be blessed with the presence of the one who has become my life early Sunday morning...at a time and place I have not been for quite a while......

Again, my best wishes to you and yours...including your son and his family.

Dx


Nightguy_1961 replies on 4/15/2006 12:35 pm:
cannon,

Thank you....I'm glad that your Sunday mornings are so blessed.....so few of us have such an opportunity. Many go through life wondering, wishing, hoping for such an opportunity.....

and never get it.

lacenleather2 105F
159 posts
4/16/2006 12:14 am

NightGuy,
this is nice , thank you sharing , and although I dont comment on alot of your writing,I read and enjoy them all.Hoping that You and lady are having a great noncommercialized holiday weekend .I miss chatting with you both
lacen


Nightguy_1961 replies on 4/16/2006 9:17 pm:
lace,

I'm glad you could drop in to my world...isn't it a nice break from the BS of the basement?

We miss chatting with you as well...one of the few things I miss about leaving the basement.

NSAAddict 42F

4/17/2006 6:58 pm

NightGuy, thanks for the invitation to visit your blog, I was right when I said I'm sure it'd be a wonderful read I really enjoy your writing style and can see myself getting lost in your stories for hours. Happy belated Easter to you and thanks for sharing this wonderful story.
NSA


Nightguy_1961 replies on 4/17/2006 10:06 pm:
NSA,

Thank you for stopping by and for your kind words. I hope I can continue to write stories and relate experiences that most people can enjoy.

I can't help it...I'm a sucker for a woman in a schoolgirl outfit

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