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A little church humor

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When you usually think about church you may not include funny

memories.  I can remember being a single mother in Lancaster,

Ohio at the Presbyterian Church with two little ones in tow. I would

use a little ‘bribery:’ “We will go out to eat at (choose one of the

following choices) Bob Evans, Frisch’s or Jolly Pirate if you only

behave today.”  I would also include some behavior allowances for

crayons and scribbling on church bulletins and donation envelopes.

 

I have fond memories of my being at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church

in Bay Village, as a teenager. I remember our minister, Reverend Lynch,

would include the comic strip, Peanuts’ philosophy. There is a book,

“The Gospel According to Peanuts.”  I also liked his use of humor when

he would refer to other comic strip characters like the Wizard of Id,

Dagwood and Blondie.

 

Hope these chuckles bring some smiles and I hope that you will also

throw in any humorous memories of church in the comments part

of this post.

 

“This Sunday in a Midwest city, a young child was ‘acting up’ during

the morning worship service. The parents did their best to maintain

some sense of order in the pew but were losing the battle.

Finally, the father picked the little cherub up and marched sternly

down the aisle on his way out.

Just before reaching the safety of the foyer, the little one called out

loudly to the congregation,

“Pray for me!”

 

I would like you to visualize this cute picture of carolers, one upon

the other’s shoulders, almost like the Bremen Town Musicians.

They each have their mouths wide open and above them, upon a

balcony, is a family of music ‘listeners.’

Here is the ‘punchline:’

“The Hickory Knoll Church carolers were always ready to make

necessary adjustments.”

 

“Six year old Angie and her four year old brother were sitting

together in church. Joel giggled loudly, sang a song with lots of

enthusiasm and talked out loud,

“Who’s going to stop me?”

His big sister had had enough. Angie pointed to the back of the

church,

“See those two men standing by the door?

They will!

They are the ‘hushers!'”

 

This last one reminds me a little of my waffles post.

“A mother was preparing pancakes for her sons, Kevin and David.

The boys began to argue over who would get the first pancake.

Their mother saw the opportunity to give a lesson on morals.

“If Jesus were sitting here, He would say, ‘Let my brother have

the first pancake. I can wait.'”

Kevin turned to his younger brother and said,

“David, you be Jesus.”

 

Hope you have a relaxing, fun-filled and spiritual day.

Linus and Sally talk about “Dog Days”

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Tomorrow, July 11th, is the end of “Dog Days” as I listed on my

August post. I would like to tell you a short capsulized version of

Charles M. Schulz’s recent repost of his comic strip, “Peanuts.”

In the first box, or segment of his comic strip, Schulz has Sally,

baby sister of Linus, walking along some grass with her brother.

Sally asks, “What are ‘Dog Days?'”

The next part has Snoopy lounging on his back, atop his bright red

dog house. He is peering curiously from his position and with a few

strokes, Schulz makes him look adorable!

In this box, the all wise Linus (who you know loves Beethoven and is

a genuis!) says,

“‘Dog Days'” are calculated by the rising of Sirius, the Dog Star. They

begin around July 3rd and end somewhere around August 11th.”

In the third part of four segments, Sally is in profile, her cute curly

bangs, blonde hair in an upswing, followed by Linus who has thin

lines of hair that go across his profiled face. Linus is continuing his

lecture,

“People used to believe that ‘Dog Days’ were so named because

dogs got rabies during the hot weather, but this, of course, isn’t

true.”

In the fourth and final segment, comic box, Snoopy has turned

back fully on his back, his one ear hanging downward and his

beagle nose pointing upward, he says,

“I’m off the hook.”

Loved Charles M. Schulz paperback books, I sold my collection when

I had to move into my tiny one bedroom apartment. This was one of

my more fun style of readings from the sixties. I also was a codirector

of, “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown.”

The most wonderful memories of my father were of him reading the

Sunday comics to us, while Mom finished getting ready for church.

When she would come into the living room, her nice bright green eyes,

auburn red hair, hat and gloves on, signaling she was ready to go, all

such fine and special memories.