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The White House and a Manuscript   1 comment

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Last night I had a dream where I was at a friend’s place.  I was in the kitchen looking for some tea.  While I was looking for some tea, I found these letters and packages on the counter—they were addressed to me.

I remember that one of the letters was from Kansas and one of the packages was from the White House—it had “White House” written in bold letters at the top of the package.  The few packages that I saw had my manuscript High Plains Drifter: A Hitchhiking Journey Across America in them.  I thought they were rejections from publishers.

I asked my friend about all of this mail.  He said that he found them locked in a cupboard in the kitchen.  The mail looked old—like they had been postmarked several years ago.

If this dream is from the Lord, then I believe that the package from the White House is significant.  That package had my manuscript High Plains Drifter in it.

The letter from Kansas.  My home base used to be St. John, Kansas back in 2001-2002.  I have a lot of good memories of St. John.  Whenever I hitchhiked into St. John, it felt like I was coming home.  The last time I hitchhiked through St. John was in 2008, but all the people that I knew had moved away.

The fact that these letters and packages were locked in the cupboard for a number of years is very interesting.  This reminds me of a Scripture about something being sealed until the time of the end:  Daniel 12: 9:   “And he said, Go thy way, Daniel: for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end.”

The unsealing of these letters and packages could mean that I am coming into a new phase of my life of obedience to the Lord.

Maybe I will hitchhike no more forever.

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My manuscript before it was published

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Obama is Fallen, is Fallen!   10 comments

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Luke 10: 18: “I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven.”

This is from The Trumpet Sound blog:

In this article I am sharing what I received from the Lord earlier in February. The title one of the messages I heard.

The recent developments on Obama’s activities especially his scheduled visit to Israel come March 20, and the controversy and speculations it aroused prompted me to write and share the things the Lord gave me earlier last month. The words I received about the American President speak of how the Lord God sees him, his heart and his standing before Him. I urge the readers especially the people of God, the watchmen and intercessors to prayerfully consider the message, seek Him that we may discern correctly the things that we are now seeing unfolding before us. The devil is the master deceiver yet I am convinced that if we cling to Yeshua, if we let ourselves be led of the Spirit at all times, our Father will keep us from the wiles of the enemy that we won’t fall into his schemes.

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Around 3:30 a.m. on February 8 the Lord woke me up with a vision of Obama and I heard,“Following the inclinations of your heart you have become hardened.” On February 12 around 9 p.m. again I saw Obama and heard, “Obama is fallen, is fallen!” I thought that’s supposed to say, “Babylon is fallen, is fallen…” (Note: The Lord gave me words on America as Babylon but I will write about it separately. In this article I will only speak of the words He gave me about BHO).

Isaiah 21:9

And, behold, here cometh a chariot of men, with a couple of horsemen. And he answered and said,Babylon is fallen, is fallen; and all the graven images of her gods he hath broken unto the ground.

Well then, I wrote in the article “The Fallen Obama and the Fall of America”(http://thetrumpetsound.wordpress.com/2012/11/26/the-fallen-obama-and-the-fall-of-america/) that Obama’s fall also means America’s fall.  The article was based on the vision I had of the fallen BHO. In the vision he was down and he had a brace on his neck. The brace as the Lord revealed means’ stiff neck.’

Psalm 75:5

Lift not up your horn on high, speak not with a stiff neck.

Proverbs 16:18

Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.

Obama’s fall that the Lord is referring to in this message is spiritual (though a physical fall may follow). It is quite obvious with the earlier statement when the Holy Spirit said,“Following the inclinations of your heart you have become hardened.” We know what the inclinations of his heart are. He promotes abortion to the highest degree; he encourages sexual perversion by applauding homosexuality turning upside down God’s plans for marriage and family; he accepts every religion and ideology, mixing them all together to bring unity; he seeks to promote peace in the Middle East even if it means dividing the Land of Israel which the Father strictly warned against. When one’s heart is hardened, it follows that his mind won’t change regarding the things he believes in. His mind is no longer capable of seeing things correctly, thus, the wickedness that has taken hold of his heart will only continue to deepen.

Daniel 12:10

Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand.

Romans 1:28

And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;

On February 18 the Lord woke me up early in the morning with this even staggering message on Obama: “When he talks are not the people mesmerized? Don’t they fall under hisspell?”

When I awoke with such message etched into my spirit I asked, “Is he the Antichrist?”That’s the logical question and am sure that is what came to your mind when you read it. Well, I am not making a final conclusion on this matter but with all the things going on this time particularly Obama’s controversial visit to Israel with all the foreboding signs his actions exude, I won’t be surprised if indeed he is. I know that the devil is not only a deceiver; he is also a master imitator if only to deceive further. But we must likewise not forget that he is far wiser and more cunning than man. He knows that the world is expecting for a monster-kind of AC. If God’s children think as the world thinks, we may miss the one who is already in our midst. As people of God, we know that he also comes as an angel of light; yet we know that his light is fake. We know that the AC is “a man of lawlessness,” “a man of sin”, “the son of perdition.” He may look to the world a man of peace as the rest of the world believes that peace is brought about by compromising everything as long as it makes everybody feel good and acceptable, yet we know that in his heart is pure evil as everything he does is opposed to God’s eternal laws.

Brothers and sisters in Christ, I leave the thoughts to you. Seek God for confirmation as I am also doing. The Lord gave us His Word concerning the last days as He also gave us the Holy Spirit to lead us into all truths. The elect should hear from the Lord and each of us can if we ask Him to speak to us. Ask Him for wisdom and discernment for we need that badly in this hour of more deceptions. Don’t let darkness overwhelm you because the Light of the World is in you. Just make sure you are walking in that Light.

Blessings and love in Yeshua,

Cynthia
Obama Will Leave the White House

Hillary Clinton and Jezebel   25 comments

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“The Death of Jezebel” by Gustave Dore

When Bill Clinton was elected in 1992,  I was disturbed that such a man would be in the White House.  For three months, I prayed and asked the Lord why Bill Clinton was elected.  Then the Lord showed me Psalm 92.

Psalm 92: 7:  “When the wicked spring as the grass, and when all the workers of iniquity do flourish; it is that they shall be destroyed for ever.”

The Lord puts people in power as He pleases.  The Lord put King Ahab in power in ancient Israel because the people of Israel had turned their backs on the Lord.  Ahab married a very wicked, pagan woman, Jezebel, and Jezebel incited Ahab to sin against the Lord.  Ahab was a weak man and Jezebel was a domineering woman.

I Kings 16: 31-33:  “And it came to pass, as if it had been a light thing for him to walk in the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, that he took to wife Jezebel the daughter of Ethbaal king of the Zidonians, and went and served Baal, and worshipped him.  And he reared up an altar for Baal in the house of Baal, which he had built in Samaria.  And Ahab made a grove; and Ahab did more to provoke the LORD God of Israel to anger than all the kings of Israel that were before him.”

I Kings 18: 4:  “For it was so, when Jezebel cut off the prophets of the LORD, that Obadiah took an hundred prophets, and hid them by fifty in a cave, and fed them with bread and water.”

I Kings 21: 25:  “But there was none like unto Ahab, which did sell himself to work wickedness in the sight of the LORD, whom Jezebel his wife stirred up.”

While Bill Clinton was President of the United States, I always told people that Bill Clinton was bad, but that his wife, Hillary, was ten times worse.  To me, Hillary Clinton, was the Jezebel power behind the throne.  She had a big influence on Bill Clinton’s life and politics.

I was hitchhiking in Nebraska a number of years ago and this guy picked me up and took me all the way into Oklahoma.  He said that he had a friend that was in the Secret Service.  He said that the Secret Service would fly Hillary Clinton’s girlfriends in from Hollywood to the White House every weekend.  So it is no accident that Bill Clinton was pro-homosexual.

Now that more states are making homosexual marriages legal in the United States, you will see more of God’s wrath on this country (like the drought, Superstorm Sandy).  Homosexuality is a sin; it is a mockery of God-ordained marriage between a man and a woman.  The sin of homosexuality is like the sin of bestiality.

Right now we have a President, Barack Obama, who is operating under a Satanic anointing.  His Secretary of State is Hillary Clinton.  Demons of a feather flock together.  The sins of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton (they are pro-abortion, pro-homosexual and pro-enviro-pagan) have brought God’s judgment on the United States.

I Kings 21: 23-24:  “And of Jezebel also spake the LORD, saying, The dogs shall eat Jezebel by the wall of Jezreel.  Him that dieth of Ahab in the city the dogs shall eat; and him that dieth in the field shall the fowls of the air eat.”

II Kings 9: 10:  “And the dogs shall eat Jezebel in the portion of Jezreel, and there shall be none to bury her.”

II Kings 9: 30-33:  “And when Jehu was come to Jezreel, Jezebel heard of it; and she painted her face, and tired her head, and looked out at a window.  And as Jehu entered in at the gate, she said, Had Zimri peace, who slew his master?  And he lifted up his face to the window, and said, Who is on my side? who? And there looked out to him two or three eunuchs.  And he said, Throw her down. So they threw her down: and some of her blood was sprinkled on the wall, and on the horses: and he trode her under foot.  And when he was come in, he did eat and drink, and said, Go, see now this cursed woman, and bury her: for she is a king’s daughter.  And they went to bury her: but they found no more of her than the skull, and the feet, and the palms of her hands.  Wherefore they came again, and told him. And he said, This is the word of the LORD, which he spake by his servant Elijah the Tishbite, saying, In the portion of Jezreel shall dogs eat the flesh of Jezebel:  And the carcase of Jezebel shall be as dung upon the face of the field in the portion of Jezreel; so that they shall not say, This is Jezebel.”

Revelation 2: 20:  “Notwithstanding I have a few things against thee, because thou sufferest that woman Jezebel, which calleth herself a prophetess, to teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed unto idols.”

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Obama Will Leave the White House   22 comments

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[16 July 2011]

Last night I had a dream about Barack Obama. He was in the White House in the Oval Office packing up his things. Obama was resigning as President of the United States. Joe Biden was taking his place. Then someone in the dream said that Wayne somebody (I didn’t get his last name) and Tim Shey were right on target.

Just after the dream ended, I felt this evil presence come into my camper (I am staying at my friends’ place in a sheepherder’s camper). It felt like something was trying to choke me around my neck; I began to be paralyzed. Then in my spirit, I said “Blood of Jesus” over and over again and broke free from the paralysis.

I got up, put on my shoes and walked over to my friends’ kitchen and began to write down the dream. I looked at the clock and it was 1:11 AM (16 July).

Obviously, Satan is angry that the Lord gave me this dream. Satan tried to attack me just after the dream. The night of the Las Vegas Earthquake dream (17 December 2006), Satan attacked me before I had the dream.

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George Fox:  An Autobiography
By Rufus M. Jones

Chapter XII
“Great Events in London”
1658-1659

“But it was a time of great sufferings; for, besides imprisonments, through which many died, our meetings were greatly disturbed. They have thrown rotten eggs and wild-fire into our meetings, and brought in drums beating, and kettles to make noises with, that the Truth might not be heard; and, among these, the priests were as rude as any, as may be seen in the book of the fighting priests, wherein a list is given of some priests that had actually beaten and abused Friends.”

“I wrote to Oliver [Cromwell] several times, and let him know that while he was persecuting God’s people, they whom he accounted his enemies were preparing to come upon him. When some forward spirits that came amongst us would have bought Somerset-House, that we might have meetings in it, I forbade them to do so: for I then foresaw the King’s coming in again. Besides, there came a woman to me in the Strand, who had a prophecy concerning King Charles’s coming in, three years before he came: and she told me she must go to him to declare it. I advised her to wait upon the Lord, and keep it to herself; for if it should be known that she went on such a message, they would look upon it to be treason — but she said she must go, and tell him that he should be brought into England again.

“I saw her prophecy was true, and that a great stroke must come upon them in power; for they that had then got possession were so exceeding high, and such great persecution was acted by them, who called themselves saints, that they would take from Friends their copyhold lands, because they could not swear in their courts.

“Sometimes when we laid these sufferings before Oliver Cromwell, he would not believe it. Therefore Thomas Aldam and Anthony Pearson were moved to go through all the jails in England, and to get copies of Friends’ commitments under the jailer’s hands, that they might lay the weight of their sufferings upon Oliver Cromwell. And when he would not give order for the releasing of them, Thomas Aldam was moved to take his cap from off his head, and to rend it in pieces before him, and to say unto him, ‘So shall thy government be rent from thee and thy house.’

“Another Friend also, a woman, was moved to go to the Parliament (that was envious against Friends) with a pitcher in her hand, which she broke into pieces before them, and told them that so should they be broken to pieces: which came to pass shortly after.”

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I know history is supposed to be linear, but sometimes I think history goes in circles.

To Barack Obama: “So shall thy government be rent from thee and thy house.”

“What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun.” (Ecclesiastes 1:9 NIV)

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King Ahab, King Jehoiakim and Barack Obama   10 comments

Jezebel, Ahab and Elijah

 
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II Kings 24: 1-4:  “In his days Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came up, and Jehoiakim became his servant three years: then he turned and rebelled against him.  And the LORD sent against him bands of the Chaldees, and bands of the Syrians, and bands of the Moabites, and bands of the children of Ammon, and sent them against Judah to destroy it, according to the word of the LORD, which he spake by his servants the prophets.  Surely at the commandment of the LORD came this upon Judah, to remove them out of his sight, for the sins of Manasseh, according to all that he did;  And also for the innocent blood that he shed: for he filled Jerusalem with innocent blood; which the LORD would not pardon.”
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Because of the sins of the people of the United States, the United States has been overtaken by the spirit of Babylon.  Babylon, in the New Testament sense, is not a physical city, but a spiritual kingdom–the Kingdom of Satan.

Because of the sins of the people of the United States–abortion, homosexuality, idolatry (just to name a few)–the Lord has put Barack Obama in the White House.  Barack Obama is operating under a Satanic anointing, not unlike Adolf Hitler.

You can also think of Barack Obama as another King Ahab, during the time of Elijah the Prophet (Hillary Clinton is another Jezebel), or as King Jehoiakim.  King Jehoiakim served Nebuchadnezzar, King of Babylon; Barack Obama serves Satan, the king of spiritual Babylon.

I Kings 17: 1:   “And Elijah the Tishbite, who was of the inhabitants of Gilead, said unto Ahab, As the LORD God of Israel liveth, before whom I stand, there shall not be dew nor rain these years, but according to my word.”

The drought in the United States in 2012 is because there is so much sin in this country and because there is no Godly covering in the White House.

I Kings 21: 20-26:  “And Ahab said to Elijah, Hast thou found me, O mine enemy? And he answered, I have found thee: because thou hast sold thyself to work evil in the sight of the LORD.  Behold, I will bring evil upon thee, and will take away thy posterity, and will cut off from Ahab him that pisseth against the wall, and him that is shut up and left in Israel,  And will make thine house like the house of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, and like the house of Baasha the son of Ahijah, for the provocation wherewith thou hast provoked me to anger, and made Israel to sin.  And of Jezebel also spake the LORD, saying, The dogs shall eat Jezebel by the wall of Jezreel.  Him that dieth of Ahab in the city the dogs shall eat; and him that dieth in the field shall the fowls of the air eat.  But there was none like unto Ahab, which did sell himself to work wickedness in the sight of the LORD, whom Jezebel his wife stirred up.  And he did very abominably in following idols, according to all things as did the Amorites, whom the LORD cast out before the children of Israel.”
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Vicarious Intercession   Leave a comment

Samson killing the Philistines with the jawbone of an @#!*%

Dreams from the LORD 2003-2006
17 March 2005

Vicarious. Vicarious sacrifice. Vicarious intercession.

“Vicarious adj. [Lat. vicarius—see VICAR.] 1. Endured or done by one person substituting for another 2. Acting in place of someone or something else. 3. Felt or experienced as if one were taking part in the experience or feelings of another.” (Webster’s II New Riverside University Dictionary)

I hope that this isn’t a stretch, but when I prayed with that youth pastor last summer against a Jezebel spirit, I believe it was a vicarious intercession. A few days later, the Lord showed me “ripple effect.” I believe that that prayer is rippling outward in the spiritual realm taking out Jezebel strongholds. They (the Jezebel strongholds) are falling like dominoes all over the world. The prayer of a righteous man availeth much.

Since 2001, the Lord has shown me “Bush”, “George Bush”, “1600”, “White House”, “Washington, D.C.” and anything else that pertains to George W. Bush’s presidency. My life is a vicarious intercession for President Bush to keep Satan off of his back. President Bush’s decision to take out satanic strongholds in Afghanistan and Iraq is having a ripple effect in the Middle East and eventually throughout the world.

Before Joshua could take the Promised Land, he had to take out Jericho first. Before the Allies could take Europe away from the Nazis, they needed to take Normandy first. Before freedom can be established throughout the world, the Taliban and Saddam Hussein have to be taken out first. A mustard seed of faith is all that is required to get the ball rolling. Before Samson slew the thousandth and final Philistine, he started by slaying one Philistine and then two Philistines and then ten Philistines and then one hundred Philistines and so on and so on.

One man with absolute faith in God can move mountains and gain liberty for millions of people. Look at the life of William Wallace in Mel Gibson’s movie Braveheart.

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“God has such gladness every time he sees from heaven that a sinner is praying to Him with all his heart, as a mother has when she sees the first smile on her baby’s face.”

–Fyodor Dostoyevsky

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The Assassin Shall Be Assassinated   1 comment

Dreams from the LORD 2003-2006
9 January 2005

Back in September of 2001, the Lord had me watch The Pelican Brief starring Denzel Washington and Julia Roberts to show me that someone wanted to assassinate President George W. Bush. The Lord told me to phone the White House on the morning of 7 September 2001 to warn them of an assassination plot. At noon that same day, the Lord told me, “the assassin shall be assassinated”—just like in that scene from The Pelican Brief where that guy named Rupert (hired by the CIA) kills the assassin who wants to kill Darby Shaw (Julia Roberts). Four days later on 11 September 2001 that plane crashed in western PA—the plane thought to be targeting the White House. The assassin was assassinated. Praise the Lord!

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Caretaker of the House – the White House   Leave a comment

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Dreams from the LORD 2003-2006
1 July 2004

Last night, I had a dream where I was talking candidly with President George W. Bush. He was smiling. President Bush left the house we were in and I stayed behind. It seemed like I was the caretaker of the house. Then it was nighttime and German terrorists attacked the house. I saw people running around the grounds of the house I was living in. The grounds of the house were extensive. They (the German terrorists) had a fancy jet fighter and they were strafing the house. The jet fighter was red and black and it crashed close to the house. Then this well-dressed, blond-haired German, who was a secret agent, walked up to me with a wicked smile on his face and said that he was here to kill me. He had a syringe in his hand with a long needle—the syringe contained some highly lethal poison. I told him that no poison could kill me. I bared my arm and told him to inject me with the poison. He injected the poison into my arm and you could see the green poison go into my veins, but nothing happened—I did not die.

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The Next President of the United States   1 comment

Dreams from the LORD 2007-2010
7 October 2010

Last night I had a dream where I was in a room in the White House (it may have been the lobby just outside the Oval Office). I was talking with President Barack Obama. Then this other guy walked into the room. He was the next President of the United States. He looked at Barack Obama and asked, “When are you going to leave? When are you going to resign?”

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Harry Truman, Hoboes and the Santa Fe Railroad   9 comments

Harry S Truman (1884-1972) was the 33rd president of the United States. Below is an excerpt from Plain Speaking: An Oral Biography of Harry S Truman by Merle Miller.

Pages 41-43:

[Merle Miller] Mr. President, I understand that when you were still a boy, you got a job working as timekeeper for the Santa Fe Railroad.

[President Truman] “I worked for an old fellow named Smith, L.J. Smith his name was, and he was head of the construction company that was building the double track for the Santa Fe Railroad down here from Eaton Falls to where the Missouri Pacific comes into the Santa Fe down at Sheffield.

“I was eighteen years old, and I’d just finished high school and knew I wasn’t going to get to go to West Point. So I took this job as a timekeeper. I took it to help out at home, to keep my brother, Vivian, and my sister, Mary, in school. My father was having a hard time with finances just then.

“Old man Smith had three camps, and there were about a hundred hoboes in each camp, and I got very well acquainted with them. My job was to keep tabs on them, to keep track of how much time they put in, and then I’d write out their paychecks for them. I’d usually write those checks in a saloon called Pogunpo’s or in old man Schmidt’s saloon in Sheffield. I used to sit there and pay off those hoboes. And they weren’t bad fellows. They’d work for two weeks. They’d get discounted if they drew their checks before that time. So they’d work two weeks, and then they’d spend all their money for whiskey in the saloon and come back to work the next Monday morning. I’d pay them off on Saturday night.

“But they weren’t bad fellows. Not in any way. Most of them had backgrounds that caused them to be hoboes. Either they’d had family troubles or they’d been in jail for some damn fool thing that wasn’t a penitentiary offense. But they weren’t bad citizens at all. I remember one time I told the old man that ran the saloon, he was an old Dutchman and wore whiskers, I told him, I said, ‘This old bastard is the blacksmith out there on the railroad, and we need him. So try to cut out on his whiskey.'”

“Well, damn old Schmidt went out and told this blacksmith what I’d said, and I never got a better cussing in my life than I did for interfering with the freedom of an American citizen. And he was right. And that taught me something.

“But after that I guess the blacksmith was grateful for it because he took a file, a regular ordinary file about that long and made a butcher knife out of it and tempered it so that the edge would never come off. He made two of them for me, and I think one of them is still around the house somewhere. . . . So he didn’t hold it against me that I was trying to keep him from getting drunk.”

[Miller] When you said camps, what were they, houses or tents?

[Truman] “Tents mostly. There were tents, and I had a tricycle car on the railroad that I went up and down on. I had to make a list of the men that were working every morning at seven thirty, and then I had to go back at one thirty in the afternoon to be sure that they were still there. So when the time came for their being paid, I had the records. No one ever doubted the records I kept.”

[Miller] How much did those men make?

[Truman] “They made eleven dollars for two weeks’ work, and as I say, they’d get paid on Saturday, and by Monday morning most of them had drunk it all up. But it was one of the best experiences that I ever had because that was when I began to understand who the underdog was and what he thought about the people who were the high hats. They felt just like I did about them. They didn’t have any time for them. And neither did I. I always liked the underdog better than the high hats. I still do.”

[Miller] Weren’t you ever uneasy? I mean, you were a reader of books and wore glasses and, as you say, you’d been called a sissy.

[Truman] “No. No. I never had any trouble with those birds. They were just as nice as they could be, and when I left, the foreman down there in Sheffield said, ‘Harry’s all right from the navel out in every direction.’ Which when you come to think of it is just about the highest compliment I ever have been paid.

“Some of those hoboes had better educations than the president of Ha-vud University, and they weren’t stuck up about it either. The average of them was just as smart as the smartest people in the country, and they’d had experiences, and a lot of them told me about their experiences. I hope I profited from it, and I think I did. I had to quit at the end of the summer, but my goodness. That was a great experience for me.”

[Miller] I understand you learned a few cuss words that summer.

[Truman] “I did. The words some of those men knew I’d never heard before, but later when I was in the Army, there was an occasion or two when those words came in handy, and I used them.

“That experience also taught me that the lower classes so called are better than the high hats and the counterfeits, and they can be trusted more, too.

“About this counterfeit business. My Grandfather Young felt the same way. We had a church in the front yard where the cemetery is now. And the Baptists and the Methodists and all of them used it. And Grandfather Young when I was six years old, he died when I was eight, he told me that whenever the customers in any of those denominations prayed too loud in the Amen corner, you’d better go home and lock your smokehouse.

“And I found that to be true. I’ve never cared much for the loud pray-ers or for people who do that much going on about religion.”

[Originally published by Digihitch.com]

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