A Texan and an Israeli….

In honor of the visit of “A Prairie Home Companion” to Austin yesterday, and the great rendition of “Dayeinu” featured on the show, here’s a favorite story of mine, one of the few that involves Texans and Israelis:

A Texan and an Israeli were seat mates on a 747 Jumbo jet. The Texan, a friendly and loquacious fellow, if a bit of a braggart, began to regale the Israeli with stories of the exaggerated glories of his ranch. “Why, my ranch is so big,” the Texan declared, “that if I get in my car and drive from one end of my spread to the other, it takes me three days.” “I understand,” said the Israeli, not entirely impressed, “I used to have a car like that.”

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