A farmer in his pickup truck in Alabama was driving across a bridge when he noticed a man standing on the rail of the bridge ready to jump to his death in the river below.
The farmer stopped his truck ran up to the man, and asked "Hey fellow, why are you doing this?"
The man replied, "Well, I have nothing to live for."
The farmer replied, "Well, think of your wife and children!"
The jumper replied, "My wife or children died in a car accident."
The farmer then said, "Well, then think of your mother and father!"
The man replied, "Mom and Dad passed on many years back."
The farmer then said, "Well, think of General Robert E. Lee!"
The would-be jumper replied, "Who?"
The Alabama farmer turned away disgustedly and said, "Jump, you ignorant Yankee!"
My strength is as the strength of eight --
My heart is nearly pure.