: Tall Tales from the Pine Barrens of NJ! (Humor)

Tall Tales from the Pine Barrens of NJ! (Humor)

There is this fellow, as the story goes, that had been lost and walking in the NJ Pine Barrens for about 10 days. (It could be true, the Pinelands of NJ is more than one million acres and very confusing once you get in there!)

PinelandsFinally he sees the home of a religious 'Piney'.

Tired and weak, he crawls up to the house and collapses on the doorstep. The 'Piney' finds him and nurses him back to health.

Feeling better, the man asks the 'Piney' for directions to the nearest town and on his way out the back door, he sees a horse.

He goes back into the house and asks the religious 'Piney', "Could I borrow your horse and give it back when I reach the town?"

"Sure but there is a special thing about this horse. You have to say 'Thank God' to make it go and 'Amen' to make it stop," the religious man says.

Not paying much attention, the man says, "Sure, ok."

So he gets on the horse and says, "Thank God," and the horse starts walking.

Then he says, "Thank God, thank God," and the horse starts trotting.

Than man was feeling brave, so he said, "Thank God, thank God, thank God, thank God, thank God" and the horse just took off.

Pretty soon he sees this cliff coming up and he's doing everything he can to make the horse stop.

"Whoa, stop, hold up!!!!"

Finally he remembers and shouts, "Amen!!"

The horse stops 4 inches from the cliff.

Then the man leans back in the saddle and says, "Thank God."

It's Monday!
Smile, Share It and Make it a Great Week!

You'll know this is a Tall Tale, there are no cliff of any kind in the NJ Pinelands!

Comment balloon 11 commentsLaura Giannotta • October 24 2011 06:01AM


Laura - Thx for tthe great laugh this am.  Where do you get this stuff?

Posted by Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers (The Flooring Girl) over 7 years ago

Funny what a dope

Posted by James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results (Fathom Realty AR LLC) over 7 years ago

Hi Laura,

Good chuckle.

Thanks for the post

Phil Leng

Posted by Phil Leng, Phil Leng - Retired (Retired) over 7 years ago

Hey Laura...Like a Cliff in the distance I could see that coming from a mile away, nice chuckle to start the day thanks.

Posted by Steve Loynd, 800-926-5653, White Mountains NH ( Alpine Lakes Real Estate Inc., ) over 7 years ago

Love starting the week with a smile..thank you...have a good one !

Posted by Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce (EXP Realty 414-525-0563) over 7 years ago

LOL...I hate to say it, but that may have been my speed.  I don't always listen as close as I should.  (Just ask my wife).  Maybe it's jsut her I don't listen close to.

Posted by William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No. (WHISPERING PINES REALTY) over 7 years ago

Ha! Ha!  Thanks for the good joke to start off the week!

Posted by Jennifer Chiongbian, Real Estate Broker - NYC (Specializing in all types of Manhattan apts & townhouses) over 7 years ago

Laura-very cleaver! thanks for the Monday humor.



Posted by Adrian Willanger, Profit from my two decades of experience (206 909-7536 AdrianWillanger-broker.com) over 7 years ago

Laura, That is a good one! Nothing like a good chuckle to get things going! 

Posted by Tony & Darcy Cannon, The C Team (Aubrey and Associates Realty) over 7 years ago

Laura, Thanks for the chuckle. I enjoy reading your posts.

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) over 7 years ago

Laura, cute, but I'm with Steve on this one...I can imagine the look on that guy's face.

Posted by Nick T Pappas, Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource (Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, @HomesBirmingham & Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Huntsville AL) over 7 years ago