Castle Hill seventh-day Adventist Church, February 29, 2020
Bernie: sensible, inquisitive
Wallace: frivolous, know it all.
Farmer Dave: kind, intelligent, God loving.
[crow flies in and lands, sits, gives two squawks, then preens it's self through the play.
A Chicken also appears (and pecks for food the entire time) followed soon by Bernie and Wallace.]
Bernie: Hey Wallace,
Wallace: Yes Bernie
Bernie: Where do Chickens come from?
Wallace: Umm, they come from eggs, Bernie
Bernie: I know that, but where do the eggs come from?
Wallace: Umm they come from Chickens.
Bernie: But where did that chicken come from?
Wallace: An egg?
Bernie: Yeah, but before that egg
Wallace: A chicken,
Bernie: I know that, but what about before that chicken
Wallace: An egg. That’s how it goes: Chicken lays an egg, hatches a chicken, who lays an egg, chicken, egg, chicken, egg, chicken egg, chicken egg, chicken egg chick . . .
Bernie: I get it! I get it! But what came very first? Was it a chicken?
Wallace: No a chicken came from an egg.
Bernie: So an egg came first
Wallace: No the egg came from a chicken
Bernie: Oh STOP IT! What was the very, very, very, very, very first thing, a chicken or an egg?
Wallace: Dunno, maybe they always eggsisted, get it, EGGsisted... EGG - sisted!
[Crow begins to crack up uncontrollably, until everyone's looking at him - and crow, embarrassed, goes back to sitting motionless.]
Bernie: Oh maybe Farmer Dave knows, he's very clever. Farmer Dave!!
Farmer: Hi, what’s up guys?
Bernie: We’ll we were wondering, where do chickens come from?
Farmer: Well, as I recall they come from eggs
Wallace: Told you!
Bernie: No, no, no, I mean what came very very, VERY first! The chicken or the egg.
Farmer: Well let me see. I think it would have been a chicken.
Wallace: Told you!
Bernie: Ok, but where did that chicken come from?
Wallace: An egg,
Farmer: No! Actually, the very, very, VERY first chicken didn’t come from an egg?
Wallace: It didn’t?
Wallace: Did it come from a pet shop?
Farmer: No, Wallace, God made it.
Bernie: God made it?
Farmer: Yes, God mad everything.
Bernie: God made EVERYTHING???
Farmer: Yes he did.
Bernie: Did he make Cows too?
Wallace: And piggys?
Bernie: And frogs and dogs?
Wallace: And birds and kangaroos and zebras and lions and bees and whales?
Farmer: All of those, yes.
Bernie: What about . . . flowers, and grass?
Farmer: Yes, those too!
Wallace: Ok, what about the sun and moon?
Farmer: He did.
Bernie: Wow. So God made everything!
Wallace: Hang on, hang on, what about that fence over there. He didn’t make that, I saw YOU making that, Farmer Dave.
Farmer: Well, I did put it together.
Wallace: Ah-HA!! So God didn’t make EVERYTHING!!
Farmer: No, well just a minute. What is the fence made out of?
Wallace: Umm, wood?
Farmer: That’s right, and where did wood come from?
Farmer: That’s right, and who made the trees?
Farmer: Yes. God created everything on earth. It’s what we call creation.
Wallace: What about your tractor, did God make that? Cause if he did he didn’t do a very good job, it keeps breaking down!
Farmer: It does, doesn’t it. Well a tractor was put together by people, but they used things found on the world, like metal, to make the tractor. And it was God who made the metal and everything else.
Bernie: Wow, so God really did make everything on the world!
Farmer: Yes he did. In only six days.
Bernie: Six days?
Farmer: Yes indeed
Bernie: The whole world?
Farmer: That’s right
Wallace: Wow, it took you 6 months to finish just that fence!
Farmer: That is true, I could have done it quicker if someone didn’t keep taking my hammer
Wallace: Oh, yeah, sorry about that, we were just practicing for the Olympics?
Farmer: For the Olympics???
Wallace: Yeah, for the Hammer throw!
Farmer: I see.
Bernie: Well thanks for your help farmer Dave.
Farmer: No problems guys, see you later
Bernie: So there you go. We finally know where chickens came from.
Wallace: What about ducks
Bernie: What about ducks?
[start to leave]
Wallace: Where do they come from? Was it an egg, or a duck, that came from an egg, that came from a duck, that come from an egg . . .
Bernie: Oh boy. This is EGG-scruciating.
[Crow begins to crack up uncontrollably again as everyone leaves. When crow stops laughing he looks around and everyone's gone. Gives one last squawk and flies off..]