boy was walking down a dirt road after church one Sunday afternoon
when he came to a crossroads where he met a little girl coming
from the other direction.
"Hello," said the little
"Hi," replied the little girl.
"Where are you going?"
asked the little boy.
"I've been to church this morning and I'm
on my way home," answered the little girl.
"Me too," replied
the little boy. "I'm also on my way home from church."
church do you go to?" asked the little boy.
"I go to the
Baptist church back down the road," replied the little
"What about you?"
"I go to the Catholic church back at
the top of the hill," replied the
that they are both going the same way so they decided that they'd
They came to a low spot in the road where spring
rains had partially flooded the road so there was no way that they
could get across to the other side without getting wet.
get my new Sunday dress wet my Mom's going to skin me alive," said
the little girl.
"My Mom'll tan my hide too if I get my new
Sunday suit wet," replied the
"I tell you what I
think I'll do," said the little girl. "I'm gonna pull off
my clothes and hold them over my head and wade across."
a good idea," replied the little boy. "I'm going to do the
thing with my suit."
So they both undressed and waded
across to the other side without getting their clothes
They were standing there in the sun waiting to drip dry
before putting their clothes back on when the little boy finally
remarked, "You know, I never did realize before just how much
difference there really is between a Baptist and a