Presentation on theme: "My cup runneth over Mrs. Moore. History/Origin of the Idiom From the Bible, Psalms 23:5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies:"— Presentation transcript:
History/Origin of the Idiom From the Bible, Psalms 23:5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
Dear Herbert, Shhh….do you hear that? Of course you do. Thats the sound of Herberts snoring. Its so loud that even his North American elephant cousins can hear it. And his wife couldnt take it any more. Night after night Hannah stared wide-eyed at the ceiling. Sleepless. Counting peanuts. Feeling the ground shake under her from the booming quakes of Herberts snores. Years passed like this, until one night she finally screamed, Thats it! Ive had enough!!!
Huh…what? Herbert mumbled through his sleepy haze. Hannah turned over, slammed the pillow over her humongous ears, and spent the rest of the night thinking of ways to end this torture. The only solution she could come up with wouldnt be pretty. The next day, Hannah sat at her kitchen table and wrote her goodbye letter to Herbert. She reminisced about how they met at the Ringling Circus, wrapped their trunks around each other at their marriage ceremony, and took their honeymoon on safari. Tears fell like rain as she signed, Love, Hannah. Would she really go through with this?
All of a sudden, the door swung open and Herbert barreled through, holding a bouquet of warm Planters peanuts in his trunk. These are for you, my sweet. Hannah looked down at the letter, curled her snout around the edge of the paper, and crumpled it under her massive hoof. She realized, at that moment, that she had everything she could ever need, except for a little sleep. Her cup runneth over.