Thursday, August 16, 2007

Sorry, just had to post this one.

In Jerusalem, a female CNN journalist heard about a very old Jewish man who had been going to the Wailing Wall to pray, twice a day, everyday, for a long, long time, so she went to check it out. She went to the Wailing Wall and there he was. She watched him pray, and after about 45 minutes when he turned to leave, she approached him for an interview.

"I'm Rebecca Smith from CNN. Sir, how long have you been coming to the wall and praying?"

"For about 60 years."

"60 years! That's amazing! What do you pray for?"

"I pray for peace between the Christians, Jews and the Muslims. I pray for all the hatred to stop and I pray for all our children to grow up in safety and friendship."

"How do you feel after doing this for 60 years?"

"Like I'm talking to a f*ckin' wall."


Anonymous said...

Just discovered your blog and enjoyed reading the postings. I think we might have spent some time together. I was in BOP II and then Campanelli's team in the late 80's at the start of my SF career. I probably walked past you in the mornings on short-side mirror lake runs. Hey, like I said, I was on Campy's team, running is what cowards do, or so he always told us.

Snakeeater said...

Holy crow. I definitely remember Campy. I was in C company on ODA 092.

In early '87 I PCSed to Toelz. What a great place.

Anonymous said...

I was in Tolz from 89 (til it closed) and then on to Stutgart. We must know each other.

Snakeeater said...

We must. I'm going to post a sort of biography later this evening just for the hell of it, we'll figure each other out then.

Remember the Scottish bartender at Toelz with the huge, ummm, features?

Anonymous said...

Weren't there two? If I remember right the cuter of the two was always attached. I lived in the Quad on the west side(junior E-6 at the time so no bldg. 46/47 for me). It was so cool to be able to walk inside your own "house" to a bar. Dead of winter I would be enjoying a Reutberg in shorts and a t-shirt while those from the housing area were all decked out in winter attire.