Cherry Brandy

Knowing that the minister was very fond of cherry brandy, one of the church elders offered to present him with a bottle on one consideration: that the pastor acknowledge receipt of the gift in the church paper.

"Gladly," responded the good man.

When the church magazine came out a few days later, the elder turned at once to the appreciation column.

There he read, "The minister extends his thanks to Elder Brown for his gift of fruit and for the spirit in which it was given."