Tuesday, January 1, 2008
Digi and I Dished!
Yes, and we com-
pared notes We pro-
bably even talked about you. We even like most of you. ;-D
Digi, along with daughter Drusilla, son Octavian, and Octavian's bestest friend Marcellus came down for Mass at 5:15 in Old Town and got to see me in action and hear and meet the Sainted Fr. S. I made the mistake of asking Fr. S. to take the picture. 30+ years I know the guy, and now I find out he can't take pictures!
The S.F.S. gave a pretty good sermon too. Only one of the kids fell asleep. [I wish the toddler 7 rows behind them had!] Fr. didn't give the ladies grief by going on and on about how women should submit to their husbands, thereby sparing a lot nasty wisecracks and allowing the men to sleep in their beds with their wives, rather than on the couch with the dog thinking "if I had just kept my big fat mouth shut I could be having some nookie right now."
Instead, Fr. focused on how the Holy Family was essentially created by the Holy Spirit. "The power of the Holy Spirit overcame Mary" so that Jesus could take on human flesh. Joseph was told by an angel to fear not taking Mary as his wife. Angels don't act on their own, as Father said, but under the guidance of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit also guided Joseph with the right decisions for the safety of the family, etc.
Father also mentioned the story of the finding in the temple, that they did have their worries too - and mentioned the verse how "Mary treasured these things in her heart." [I've often wondered what JOSEPH thought about that -- if it was ME that did that it would have been "Don't EVER do anything like that again!"] Father said often times it is common for families to have their arguments and squabbles, and you wonder if there was ever the perfect family. He pointed out that there was: The Holy Family, living in perfect love guided by the Holy Spirit.
Afterwards, they came back and met Fr. S. and he blessed them. They also got to see the chasuble that would be used if you were going to sacrifice a pig - Digi exclaimed that even the Samoans in her parish might beg off. We went out for dinner in Old Town. We were very sympatico and are REALLY in a conundrum as to what to do with the 4,000 pounds of frozen Moose that Digi has in her fridge for the wedding feast that hasn't come off yet. Peterkins better get his act together, or we're going to hold a big barbeque, and only God knows what effigies will burn in the bonfire afterwards!