Old Pervey told a good one at the Pub last night. He was back home visiting your people Myrtle and the preacher walked into the bar there and shamed them all.
But you know how preachers like to talk. Well, Brother Rastus told a good one on Brother Needmore.
Apparently they had built a new church but no roof on yet. However, Needmore says "Let's all meet there Sunday anyway. Pretty weather predicted. Then Willy Hancock volunteered to clean up the church seats & floor on Saturday so services could be held.
You remember Hancock? Well, he likes to hunt possum and he went possum hunting Saturday & had killed a big one when he recalled that he was supposed to clean the church.
So he leans his gun at the door and since there's no roof, he hangs the dead possum up over the rafters that were up there.
He gets everything clean just before dark and grabs his gun and leaves.
Next day the service is just about to start in the roofless church when Brother Needmore announces that he wants to pray first.
"Now, my children, let's all raise our eyes toward heaven an pray.... Larda mercy, What a Rat on that rafter!!!!"