1. To prevent rot – My Grandmother, Grinny, would take the rock ice from ice cream churn after churning ice cream and pour it around her mailbox post to keep the grass from growing there. A North American once asked a South American why they couldn’t seem to get their governments in order down there? He asked why there seemed to be so much corruption. The South American answered, “Think of why the two continents were first explored. Those who went to South America went looking for gold. Those who went to North America went looking for God.
From Gene Gregory’s Sermon: Our Call to Take a Stand