December 2008: Sunday dinner ~ Our guest, John, was seated and it was time to bless the food. My dad asked Little Boy Blue to offer the prayer. Although he meant to indicate two separate phrases, he didn't pause between the words 'came' and 'for' so his prayer sounded like this:
We are thankful that John came for the food.
We each chuckled. Even Little Boy Blue appreciated the mistake.
September 2009: Sunday dinner ~ Our guest, John, is again seated and it's time to bless the food. Little Boy, an emerging prankster like the rest of us, offered to say grace.
We are thankful that John came comma for the food.
My chuckle - during the prayer - was quite audible and soon joined by others.
I sure hope God has a sense of humor.
Otherwise comma I'm in big trouble.