Miss Bea, the church organist, was in her eighties and had never been
married. She was much admired for her sweetness and kindness to all.The
pastor came to call on her one afternoon early in the spring, and she
welcomed him into her Victorian parlor. She invited him to have a seat while
she prepared a little tea. As he sat facing her old pump organ, the young
minister noticed a cut glass bowl sitting on top of it filled with water. In
the water floated, of all things, a condom. Imagine the shock and surprise.
Imagine his curiosity! Surely Miss Bea had flipped or something...! When she
returned with tea and cookies, they began to chat. The pastor tried to
stifle his curiosity about the bowl of water and its strange floater, but
soon it got the better of him, and he could resist no longer. "Miss Bea," he
said, "I wonder if you would tell me about this?" (pointing to the bowl).
"Oh, yes, " she replied, "isn't it wonderful? I was walking downtown last
Autum and I found this little package on the ground. The directions said to
put it on the organ, keep it wet, and it would prevent disease. And you
know... I haven't had a cold all winter."
May 8, '04
You're on a roll today!!!! Would that be cloverleaf or Parkerhouse?