There Is A Rat In The Bed

Getting candy was a big treat at the Smith house growing up. Daddy would always seem to be able to get  us some kind of a treat on payday, so we all looked forward to him getting home on  Saturdays. Most of the time it was just enough for everyone to get one piece, but one day he came in with a big bag of suckers. (Lolly pops)  Mother gave us one and put the rest away for later.
That night I got up to get my regular drink of water.  When you have to go to bed at 8:00 p.m. you look for any reason to get up and roam around. When I open the cabinet to get a glass, to my surprise I saw the bag of suckers.  I thought maybe I should sneak one and no one would ever know. About that time I remembered my brother, who was sleeping in the same room, he would tell on me.  So I got me one and him one, that way he would apartaker in my little plan.
With  two suckers concealed in my hand, back to the bed room I ran.
When I got into the bedroom I tossed one of the suckers over to the bed my brother was in without saying anything, I didn’t want to make a lot of noise about taking the two suckers.
Without warning my brother jumped out of the bed and started screaming, ”There’s a rat in my bed!”Jumping up and down and pulling the covers off the bed screaming, ”There’s a rat in my bed!”
Mother, daddy, all my brothers and sisters came running into the bedroom, “What’s going on in here!” ”There’s a rat in my bed!”Said my shaking brother.  I just covered my head and tried to not let anyone see me laughing.
Everyone started looking for the rat, “Here it is,” said my dad holding up the sucker in his hand.
“How did this get in here?” “I don’t know.” said my brother. “I guess it just came in here by it’s self.” Dad said sternly. “And what do you think is so funny?”turning to me. “Nothing.” I said, with the other sucker still in my mouth. That night I got a good whipping.
That all happen almost sixty years ago, but when me and my brother get together we still laugh about the rat in the bed.
Numbers 32:23 But if ye will not to do so, behold, ye have sinned against the LORD: and be sure your sin will find you out.

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