The minister had just had all of his remaining teeth pulled and new
dentures were being made.
The first Sunday after the surgery, he only preached for 10 minutes.
The second Sunday, he preached only 20 minutes. But, on the third
Sunday he preached for 1 hour 25 minutes.
When asked about this by some of the congregation, he responded this
"The first Sunday, my gums were so sore it hurt to talk. The second
Sunday, my dentures were hurting a lot. The third Sunday, I
accidentally grabbed my wife's dentures and I couldn't stop talking!"