Monday, December 10, 2012


Take 12

There are 12 months in a year; seven days in a week.
Grandma was firstborn of 12 children and became the mother of seven.
There are 12 hours coming after midnight and 12 hours after noon.
The patriarch Jacob had 12 sons--Leah gave him 10, Rachel 2.
There were 12 tribes of Israel but 10 disappeared after Assyrian invasion.
First 12 words of II Kings 12:12, the 12th book of Bible-- 
“In the seventh year of Jehu, Joash became king, and he reigned....” 
Since most of the 12 apostles were peasants who couldn’t read or 
write, the epistles said to be written by Peter were probably forgeries. 
Colossians, 12th book of New Testament was probably not written by Paul.
By the age of 12, I had read the Bible through twice.
Knew what adultery was but not fornication until I lost my virginity.


  1. from Mary Torregrossa:

    Well - not sure what to say about forgeries and fornication! #11 shows a lot of Bible Belt stoicism even in its cynicism!

  2. Clever the way 12 is peppered throughout. Witty last line ;)

  3. Jumpin' Jehosaphat, this is fantastic Calokie! I totally enjoyed references to 12 in and out of the Bible.