My step-dad just emailed me a hilarious joke...I suppose it's funny to me because my husband is from Tennessee. Just the other day, I was telling him how bad our dog was being, and he said in the biggest redneck accent, "get you a stick". He then proceeded to tell me what to with the stick once I got me one. It was hysterical. His accent only comes out when he's not thinking about it, but I think it's one of the cutest things about him. So here's the joke:
Southern Nativity Scene :
An Outsider in a small Kentucky town around Christmas time, saw a Nativity Scene that showed great skill and talent had gone into creating it but one small feature was all wrong: the three wise men were wearing firemen's helmets.
Totally unable to come up with a reason or explanation, he left. At a Quik Stop on the edge of town, he asked the lady behind the counter about the helmets. She exploded into a rage, yelling, "You darn Yankees never read your Bible!"
The Outsider assured her that he did, but simply couldn't recall anything about firemen in the Bible. She jerked her Bible from behind the counter and riffled through some pages, and finally jabbed her finger at a passage :
Sticking it in the guys face she said, "See, it says right here, 'The three wise men came from afar."