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Sunday, November 11, 2007


JD has a great sermon for us today. Be sure and take a gander at her message. However, just like in regular church, I found my mind wandering. Her discussion of hankies caused me to remember this story.

First, my husband always ALWAYS carries a hankie. Not a normal, white handkerchief like most men would carry. He carries a red bandanna in his back pocket and most of the time it is hanging out like a rag. The nurses laughed at him in the hospital because, besides his nice butt, they could recognize him from the back because his red bandanna was tucked in his underwear and flashing outside his hospital gown. But, I digress.

Our grandsons love to borrow Grandpa's handkerchiefs. I can glance outside when they are helping around the yard and spot several pieces of red cloth dancing around their projects.

We attended Michael's Christmas play a few years back. He was in the Angel Choir. The angels wore white wings, white robes, and white halos. Grandpa and I both looked at each other at the same time when we saw Michael, as if in slow motion, sniff first, then start pulling up his robe and reaching into his back pocket and before we could warn anyone, Michael pulled out the huge splash of red bandanna he had borrowed from Grandpa before the play. He slapped it in this sea of white with quite a flair and blew his nose. The audience cracked up and my daughter, directing the play, turned to glare at us.


  1. Omg that's to precious!

  2. I don't know when I figured out that all men don't carry a blue bandana hankie. My papa still carries one, except when he's dressed up - then it's white.

  3. This was a great post! My Dad always carried those red bandanas! When I see one I'm always reminded of him.

  4. Oh, I LOVE this story! How funny, and what a great memory!!
    Now, about your mind wandering during Rev. JD's sermons...
    It can be overlooked as long as you were waving your hankie during part of the sermon.
    Your hubby can wave his red badanna during Blog Church, but not if it's been freshly used. That would be kind of gross.

  5. 3 things you should have on you at all times - a cigarette lighter, a knife, and a piece of cloth. Why? Because you'll never know when you need one of those 3 things, especially if you're into the outdoors.

    I've used my red bandanna on more than one occasion tying it to a piece of whatever sticking out of a truck. You get a ticket if you don't have a red flag on something that sticks out.