THINKING OUT LOUD

THINKING OUT LOUD, JUST FOR THE NEED OF IT!!

When I was a kid, the cheapest perfume you could find was Rose Water and Lavender. You could buy it at Woolworth's Five and Dime, which was an earlier version of the Dollar Stores across America.

It was not uncommon for a boy to buy a nice looking glass perfume bottle with a big spray bulb on top of it, commonly known as an atomizer, and fill it up with Rose Water and Lavender perfume. It did not matter how pretty the bottle may have been, it was what came out of it when you sprayed it.

You see there was something of a “con” in buying a nice looking bottle and filling it with a cheap perfume to make it look like something it was not. IF YOU GAVE IT TO A GIRLFRIEND, IT WAS LIKE GIVING HER A CUBIC ZIRCON AND TELLING HER IT WAS A DIAMOND.

I remember hearing the old-timers preach about watered down religion. They called it “Rose Water and Lavender Religion”, and everyone knew what they were talking about. I think, to this day, if I smelled Rose Water and Lavender perfume, I could still recognize it. I actually got it all over my hands, and the only way I could get rid of the smell was wash my hands in 20 Mule Team Borax Soap and Gasoline.

There is a litmus test to what kind of religion a person has today, and, to be honest with you, it is quite simple. I check myself out by it often, and I am known to be harder on myself than others.

IS THE LIFE YOU ARE LIVING WORTH CHRIST DYING FOR?

This is a test, this is only a test.........

Cleddie & GayNell Keith