Saturday, June 06, 2009

Sunday Funnies

Grandma is eighty-eight years old and still drives her own car. She writes:

Dear Granddaughter,

The other day I went up to our local Christian bookstore and saw a ‘Honk if you love Jesus’ bumper sticker. I was feeling particularly sassy that day because I had just come from a thrilling choir performance, followed by a thunderous prayer meeting. So, I bought the sticker and put it on my bumper.

Boy, am I glad I did; what an uplifting experience followed.

I was stopped at a red light at a busy intersection, just lost in thought about the Lord and how good he is. I found lots of people love Jesus! While I was sitting there, the guy behind started honking like crazy. He then leaned out of his window and screamed, “Go! Go! For the love of God go!” What an exuberant cheerleader for the Lord he was.

Soon everyone started honking and I just leaned out my window and started waving and smiling at all those loving people. I even honked my horn a few times to share in the love!

I saw one guy waving in a funny way with only his middle finger stuck up in the air. I asked my young teenage grandson in the back seat what that meant. He said it was probably a Hawaiian good luck sign or something. Well, I have never met anyone from Hawaii, so I leaned out the window and gave him the good luck sign right back. My grandson burst out laughing. Even he was enjoying this religious experience!

A couple of the people were so caught up in the joy of the moment that they got out of their cars and started walking towards me. I bet they wanted to pray or ask what church I attended. Sadly, that’s when I noticed the light had changed. So, grinning, I waved at all my brothers and sisters, and drove through the intersection.

I noticed that I was the only car that got through before the light changed again and felt sad I had to leave all those loving people. So, I slowed the car down, leaned out the window and gave them all the Hawaiian good luck sign one last time before I drove away. Praise the Lord for such wonderful folks!

Will write again soon,

Love, Grandma


Blogger bobbie said...

God bless Grandma!

5:16 PM  
Blogger Lanny said...

I was wondering where we were going.

6:38 PM  
Blogger Lucy Stern said...

Here is the part where I am supposed to say the "I leave you with a Hawaiian good luck sign." Cute story.

3:05 AM  
Blogger Cliff said...

I was one of those behind her.

6:46 AM  
Blogger nora said...

While we're on the subject, I heard this joke while I was working last night:
Do old men wear boxers or briefs?

[told by a 71 year-old man].

7:44 AM  
Blogger Fred said...

Good one. Kind of like the fact that my dad thinks most people are religious. Every time spend a few minute with him, they exclaim, "Jesus Christ!"

3:11 PM  
Blogger Rachel said...

That's a funny one Ralph. I had read it before but it made me chuckle again!!!

10:31 PM  
Blogger Paul Nichols said...

I don't know, Ralph. I think you've been drinking something funny. Can I have some?

I believe I know that lady. Was that Eileen Dover? Her grandson is Skip Dover. (And her husband is that well-known doctor, Ben Dover.)

5:29 AM  
Blogger possum said...

I passed her Saturday!!!! She had Nebraska tags. Musta gotten lost.

9:28 AM  

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