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#3282898 - 02/15/14 11:08 AM SISTER BARBERA
Charlie1935 Offline


Registered: 05/18/08
Posts: 537
Loc: DuQuoin, Illinois
Sitting by the window of her convent, Sister Barbara opened a letter from home one evening.

Inside the letter was a $100 bill her parents had sent.

Sister Barbara smiled at the gesture. As she read the letter by the window, she noticed a shabbily dressed stranger leaning against the lamp post below.

Quickly, she wrote, "Don't despair. Sister Barbara," on a piece of paper, wrapped the $100 bill in it, got the man's attention and tossed it out the window to him.

The stranger picked it up, and with a puzzled expression and a tip of his hat, went off down the street.

The next day, Sister Barbara was told that a man was at her door, insisting on seeing her.

She went down, and found the stranger waiting.

Without a word, he handed her a huge wad of $100 bills.

"What's this?" she asked.

"That's the $8,000 you have coming Sister," he replied.

"Don't Despair paid 80-to-1."
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#3282929 - 02/15/14 11:31 AM Re: SISTER BARBERA [Re: Charlie1935]
matrass Offline


Registered: 11/05/04
Posts: 1278
Loc: Pa
that was a good one tks

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#3282947 - 02/15/14 11:48 AM Re: SISTER BARBERA [Re: Charlie1935]
NHGUY Offline


Registered: 10/09/11
Posts: 4440
Loc: USA
When I hear "Sister Barbara",I a reminded of the Emergency! episode about the bible school bus that went off the road,rolled over and the driver (Sister Barbara) was trapped while having Roy (Desoto) say a prayer for her.

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#3283862 - 02/16/14 09:11 AM Re: SISTER BARBERA [Re: Charlie1935]
joaks Offline


Registered: 12/28/10
Posts: 792
Loc: San Diego, CA
Can someone explain this to me? I do not understand.
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#3283971 - 02/16/14 11:08 AM Re: SISTER BARBERA [Re: Charlie1935]
Quest Offline


Registered: 12/19/04
Posts: 7354
Loc: beaver land EH?
the man thought that Sister Barb wants to pitch in for some form of gambling (either dog race or horse race or similar): to the note sez" don't dispair, Sister Barb".

So when the man returns (won), he gave back her (sis) winning share...

That's how I interpret it.

Q.
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