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    Quote Originally Posted by Jedidiah View Post
    What is "Hey, howdy, hey" a contraction for?
    It's short for:

    "Hey, how are you doing?" (then, when they don't answer for reasons cited in this thread) "Hey!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zymologist View Post
    It's short for:

    "Hey, how are you doing?" (then, when they don't answer for reasons cited in this thread) "Hey!"
    huh. I thought it was the standard Sumo greeting.

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    OK, so Wednesdays at Noon, we have lunch for the students at the student center at our local junior college. I, along with a couple other local pastors, try to be there each Wednesday at noon.

    There's a young African-American lady who has come a couple times before, but kinda looked sad.

    I said Howdy to her, and she said "hey".

    I asked her "how ya doin?" and she paused, then said "I'm OK"

    The rest of the students and faculty were getting their meals, so I sat down next to her and said, gently but probing, "No, you're not OK, there's something going on here...."

    She started crying, and told me she had a big fight with her mom this morning on the phone, and called her mother "the B word". She really started sobbing when she said that.

    I said, "look, I can tell you really love your mom, what's this all about?"

    One of the ladies from my Church works for a local pregnancy center, and is always at these lunches, so I gave her the "hey, come over here" look, and Carol came over and suggested we step into the next room, which was empty. (See the Billy Graham rule at work here? )

    Long story short, Tamika had decided she didn't need to live like a Christian anymore, and her and her mom had been fighting about that, her mom insisting she "stay with her roots", and Tamika saying "I'm a big girl and I can make my own choices".

    Part of the problem was sexual choices, which was right up Carol's ally, so I excused myself so they could "talk girl".

    We serve the meal on these Wednesdays, then a brief Bible Study or Devotional, then the students go to class. As the guest speaker was wrapping up his devotional on 'being a missionary wherever you are', Carol and Tamika came out of the other room, and Carol announced "Tamika has something she'd like to share". All eyes on Tamika.

    Tamika: "I've been fighting with God, and with my Mom, cause I didn't think I needed to live like her, but today I prayed and asked Jesus into my heart, and to help me be the young lady my mom would be proud of." There was some applause, laughter, amens... Then Tamika got her phone out, and said "I need to call my Momma".

    All from "Howdy".

    1 Tim 2:5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.

  4. Amen Sparko, mossrose, Jedidiah amen'd this post.

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