Tuesday, October 13, 2009

From the Bag of Odd Things

note: my father was in Methodist rehab, nearing the end of a hospital journey that began August 18, 2001 and left him paralyzed from the chest down. In days we would be headed home, to see if I could take care of him there. I must have found these bulletins in some waiting area of the hospital. For some reason, I took to Jennifer and Michael.

Two handwritten photocopied church bulletins, dated Sunday Jan 6, 2002:

Inside the cross on the first, someone had printed Michael God Love you don't forget

Inside, the following exchange:

Don't go to sleep.

first of all not going sleep I think about some

What? The sermon. or our blessings.

Yeah. also wonder if I have job or not but long as I keep pray I'm really scary I not going have job.

The Lord's will be done. Let's not speak on it anymore just and wait and keep the faith.

When we get finish with communion I find to go I sit here long another why should I sit up in her for meet for I belong this church you sit up in here you want you just be sit here. Next person get up talk over minute I gone. Sincerly, Jennifer

I stay you stay. Sister that's the way it's gonna be.

Then you just see other people leave I'm going anyway now how you like those apple If know you be bad I made you stay at home.

Sorry but I needed a laugh. God forgive me this morning.

you know what at least man up sing doing his best. if that old man sing another song you start laugh I get up say my boyfriend want sing how you like those apple.

as a foot note:

How we gonna get to West today without gas.

I got some mones


Allyn Evans said...

I loved this exchange.

india said...

oi gevalt!

Mental P Mama said...

Do what?

Keetha said...

I love these pieces that you find, and better yet, *keep*.

racheld said...

I arrived late to this party, but I must say I LOVE your TrickBag---what else you got in there, Hon?


PS I lived LONG in the Delta, and I understood EVERY word of that.

My favorite cookbook has a notation: Butter Scot Pie. Look on page where pie are.

racheld said...


Thank you for your kind words on Keetha, about liking my comments.

And I STILL love THIS post! I SO hope that Michael kept his job.

Hope all is well with you down there---we have 4 1/2 inches of snow on the ground, and supposed to be in the below ZERO temps tonight.

Hope you'll be posting on your blogs, soon.