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1 A good Thought on Thu Oct 16, 2008 5:48 pm


Billy Graham is now 86 years old with Parkinson's disease.

In January 2000, leaders in Charlotte , North Carolina ,

invited their favorite son, Billy Graham, to a luncheon in

his honor.

Billy initially hesitated to accept the invitation because he

struggles with Parkinson's disease. But the Charlotte

leaders said, 'We don't expect a major address. Just

come and let us honor you.'

So he agreed.

After wonderful things were said about him, Dr. Graham

stepped to the rostrum, looked at the crowd, and said,

'I'm reminded today of Albert Einstein, the great physicist who

this month has been honored by Time magazine as the

Man of the Century. Einstein was once traveling from

Princeton on a train when the conductor came down the

aisle, punching the tickets of every passenger. When he

came to Einstein, Einstein reached in his vest pocket. He

couldn't find his ticket, so he reached in his trouser pockets.

It wasn't there, so he looked in his briefcase but couldn't find it.

Then he looked in the seat beside him.

He still couldn't find it.

The conductor said, 'Dr. Einstein, I know who you are.

We all know who you are. I'm sure you bought a ticket.

Don't worry about it.'

Einstein nodded appreciatively. The conductor continued

down the aisle punching tickets. As he was ready to

move to the next car, he turned around and saw the great

physicist down on his hands and knees looking under his

seat for his ticket.

The conductor rushed back and said, 'Dr. Einstein,

Dr. Einstein, don't worry, I know who you are. No problem.

You don't need a ticket. I'm sure you bought one.'

Einstein looked at him and said, 'Young man, I too, know who I am.

What I don't know is where I'm going.''

Having said that Billy Graham continued,

'See the suit I'm wearing? It's a brand new suit.

My wife, my children, and my grandchildren are telling me

I've gotten a little slovenly in my old age. I used to be a bit

more fastidious. So I went out and bought a new suit for this

luncheon and one more occasion.

You know what that occasion is? This is the suit in which

I'll be buried. But when you hear I'm dead, I don't want

you to immediately remember the suit I'm wearing.

I want you to remember this:

I not only know who I am .. I also know where I'm going.'

May your troubles be less, your blessings more,

and may nothing but happiness, come through your door.

2 Re: A good Thought on Thu Oct 16, 2008 10:52 pm

rosco 357

thanks for that, i remembered being moved by him at the college football stadium here, when i was a teenager. actually reading this brought tears to my eyes, thanks again, i remember the story,that is well known, that he would not even allow hiself on an elevator, alone with a lady, without someone with them as to not let even a hint of wrong doing be started, i have always admired him, and i know one day he will not be with us, i dont think i can think of anyone else, as he has traveled the world in many countrys some ppl would not be allowed in, sharing, , that would be blessed with the memories he must have in his lifetime,,, im blessed with the memory of him.. take care

3 Re: A good Thought on Fri Oct 17, 2008 3:17 am


Very touching Gypsy, a great post

4 Re: A good Thought on Fri Oct 17, 2008 9:04 am


Frankly I found it rather depressing, I don't get the correlation with Einstein, makes no sense at all.

Buying a suit to be buried in and then telling everyone about it?? Sounds kinda crude if you ask me.

5 Re: A good Thought on Fri Oct 17, 2008 7:44 pm


Thanks, Rosco/SSC

6 Re: A good Thought on Sat Oct 18, 2008 10:35 pm


Didn't mean to come down so hard on your post Gypsy, my humblest apologizes for my behavior.

7 Re: A good Thought on Sat Oct 18, 2008 10:41 pm


its ok Tyler,apologies accepted.

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