And God Created North Carolina .....

Sent to me by my sister (who lives in North Carolina) to tease me (who lives in D.C.).  - Brian

God was missing for six days. Eventually, Michael, the archangel, found him, resting on the seventh day.

He inquired, "Where have you been?"

God smiled deeply and proudly pointed downwards through the clouds, "Look, Michael. Look what I've made."

Archangel Michael looked puzzled, and said, "What is it?"

"It's a planet," replied God, "and I've put life on it. I'm going to call it Earth and it's going to be a place to test Balance."

"Balance?" inquired Michael, "I'm still confused."

God explained, pointing to different parts of Earth. "For example, some places will have wealth and opportunity while others will be poor.  Some places will be cold while other places will be hot.  Some peoples will have art and music while others will have industry.  Balance in all things." God continued pointing to different countries "This place will be very wet and have lots of rain while this place will be very dry."

The Archangel , impressed by God's work, then pointed to a land area and said, "What's that one?"

"That's North Carolina , the most glorious place on earth. There are beautiful mountains, rivers and streams, lakes, forests, hills, and plains. The people from North Carolina are going to be handsome, modest, intelligent, and humorous, and they are going to travel the world. They will be extremely sociable, hardworking, high achieving, carriers of peace, and producers of good things."

Michael gasped in wonder and admiration, but then asked, "But what about balance, God? You said there would be balance."

God smiled, "Not very far from North Carolina is Washington , DC ."