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Sunday, January 27, 2013

Bits & Pieces

Our wind chimes are in full song. Our weather has turned with pregnant gray skies filled with dark clouds and the wind has increased and it's slightly cooler.This new weather is a very welcome change.

I mentioned, just a few minutes ago, on Rev. Paul's blog that we have azaleas in bloom which signifies our weather is far too warm for the season. My truck is now painted a sickly green from pine pollen. Young women bandy about in bikinis.



Okay, it isn't all bad.

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As I've mentioned in past pieces I seldom attend church with my lovely wife. I've know for a very long time she's felt abandoned on the pew. A few days ago a young minister came into the shop and we had a cup of coffee and as is the way of some clergy he asked if I attended worship services. He didn't flinch at my response.

I refrained, as he was a customer, from asking him to mind his own business; besides he seemed like a nice man. Soon enough he asked the same question of my family. I excused myself and jerked another cup of coffee returned and took a seat alongside and explained my situation. Guess you could say I felt guilty. So be it.

Since he was young and eager I related to him as I have to you, dear reader, and we chatted for several minutes. Long story short I went to church this morning.

She'd left the house for 'Sunday School.' I hadn't yet resolved to a plan of action. I had a coffee, read my morning paper and soon, in my minds eye, pictured my lonely wife pewed in sorrow. I sighed, rose and hit the shower. I selected a wool tie (with a waterfowl pattern if you really need to know) grabbed one of my camelhair sport coats and sent her a text. It read, 'be there soon.'

I parked under an oak and stepped from my truck and slipped a small carry piece on my belt and walked toward the church. Up the steps and there she stood, all smiles. She'd waited. She took my hand and lead me towards the middle of the church. It's a big church. I glanced back at the rear row. I felt vulnerable.


The candles neither flickered nor dimmed.

When the congregation stood for hymns she sang like a angel. Her visage glowed. She was happy and we held hands.

Then, the power failed.

There was a momentary stunned silence before the group in unison continued the song. Afterwards, in the dim light of the stained windows, Sweet Wife turned to me with a look...

I said, "I warned you."

Stephen  


26 comments:

  1. LOL! Here I was all teary eyed and now I'm laughing out loud. Good for you for going!

    Blessings,
    Red

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    1. Thanks, Dear Red. I'm sorry if I made you cry. She's made like a Nightingale all afternoon...it really is the little things in life.

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  2. Maybe it's a good thing I didn't go this morning. Thank you for the chuckle I needed it.

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    1. I understand, my friend....I really, really do. I hope you have a peace filled evening.

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  3. 'Pictured my lonely wife pewed in sorrow' ....
    Ah, Stephen - pure poetry! (and then the punch line)!
    Thanks for making my day!

    Phyllis (N/W Jersey)

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    1. I try, sweet one, I try. Thank you so very much.

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  4. That's funny, right there. Don't care WHO y'are. :^)

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  5. Heh great recount. Good for you!!!

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  6. Lol..
    They didn't try to splash any Holy Water on you??
    Hmmm....That usually works on me...But then YOU did shower so maybe that is what I am forgetting..

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    1. They know better....besides, I'd melt.

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  7. At least you didn't get freezing rain.

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    1. You know, Bubba, I'd like a little freezing rain. It'd make for a nice change. Thanks, my friend.

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  8. What power you wield to be able to stop the electricity! At least the sun didn't eclipse in shock as well, and it is so good that the church has windows.

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  9. How sweet of you to go to church with your sweet wife! I want to go to church but I won't go alone. I think it's great she goes without you. I bet today was probally the best Sunday for her, well until the lights went out LOL!!!

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  10. She is a determined lady when it comes to church. I'm none the worse from wear from the experience, though it was a close call. I felt better when the power was restored, about twenty minutes later. Still, she gave me some awful strange looks during the service.
    Later, at home, she sang for hours...I believe she's happy. Thanks, Sweet Kelly.

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  11. Stephen,

    I know Sweet Wife was happy to have received your text, and then your presence right beside her at church. Thank you for going this morning, hubby and I were bad, we didn't attend services this morning. It appears the flu has hit our home.

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    1. I haven't had a flu shot as yet...fingers crossed. Thanks dear, she was happy about my small gesture.

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  12. At least the earth didn't tremble and the roof collapse! Maybe you might not be so bad after all. :)

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    1. True...but time will tell. Thanks, my friend.

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  13. This is perfect. Sweet and funny with a little looking-over-the-shoulder "Ruh-roh."

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  15. Nice.

    I go to church with my mother when I'm there. It doesn't hurt, nor does it cost me anything (besides a couple of bucks for the collection plate), and it makes her happy. That alone makes it worth it.

    Like I told the preacher...I don't have a problem with God, it's religion I don't care much for.

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