Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Aunt Bostic Writes

Dear Niece,

I'm sitting at my kitchen table writing to you. Lila's dog, Champ, is on my lap. He's not happy (or safe!) anywhere else. I agreed to keep him while Lila and Hattie drove to Houston to see Dora. I'd forgotten Champ's troubles: incontinence, deaf, can't see and toothless. I'm grinding up his dog crunchies in that little food processor you gave me before the Storm. He's a sweet dog and I'm glad to keep him while the girls are gone but he reminds me how needy dogs and people can be.

Lila plans to drive back on Friday after going to the Houston After Christmas sales. I can't imagine that the sales will be any better after Christmas this year. Seems like the retailers are coupon crazy and slashing prices right and left. I bought less this year and made more. You showed me that "Buy Handmade" site of those young craft girls so I took this to heart. I made jelly, corn relish and decorated pine cones for the birds with peanut butter and sunflower seeds to give as gifts. I did some shopping at the Senior Center but only if the prices made sense. I'm not paying $7 for a kitchen towel with crochet on the top. My house looks like an old people's museum without adding to the atmosphere.

Did you see that news thing about Hallmark recalling snow globes? Seems the globes caught the light so well fires broke out. I read this and think you might have a good sermon illustration here. Something like, "snow globes focused light into fire and got recalled." People with great passion and ideas get recalled, too. Not everyone likes focus and passion. It's easier to just go along to get along. Not sure if this will help you. Did you use those Reader's Digest jokes I sent you?
Our pastor reads us "Life in These United States" when he can't think of anything for a sermon. Phew!

Champ just let loose on my lap. I'll say good-bye and love to you and your family.
Merry Christmas!

Aunt Bostick

P.S. Bridge Club got huffy with me again this week when I asked them what they thought of Rick Warren and President-Elect Obama. Every last one of them think Rick Warren is a big whopping liberal. I choked on my fruitcake when I heard that! Not a one of them knows how upset our GLBT friends and people of conscience are about the choice of Pastor Warren. I think Obama is doing his best to include everyone. He should have asked you to pray. No one knows you anyway. I doubt you'd offend too many.

9 comments:

1-4 Grace said...

Thanks for the laughs Aunt B.
Yeah, nobody much would know Cass, although she should be famous as beign first women ordaiend in the great Gulf State...
But, after they heard her pray, she would be famous and they would be filming her in her kitchen (just like a former VP candidate).
Rick Warren may becoem the next go-to-preacher for presidents and such, as being a familar name...
Too bad Billy Graham got tripped up over his dogs at Montreat and has not been so well.
But, anyhow, it is Christmas and the kittycats are watching for the big guy in the red suit.

KnittinPreacher said...

I'd love to hear St. Casserole's inauguration prayer!

Listing Straight said...

I Heart Aunt B.

You too.

Sue said...

Merry Christmas Aunt B.

Merry Christmas St. C. and to all your family too. And yes, you would have been a MUCH better choice for the invocation. So much better....

Cathy said...

"I'm not paying $7 for a kitchen towel with crochet on the top. My house looks like an old people's museum without adding to the atmosphere."

Glad I wasn't drinking anything at that moment when I read that...

Songbird said...

So glad to hear from Aunt Bostick; she is so right about the Inauguration!

zorra said...

I'll ge glad to take Lila and Hattie to Macy's tomorrow. Dillard's too, if they want to go.

Merry Christmas to you and all of your loved ones, both two- and four-legged.

Mary Beth said...

A very Merry Christmas to all y'all!

Rev SS said...

Good to hear from Aunt B ... she hit the nail on the head with: "People with great passion and ideas get recalled, too. Not everyone likes focus and passion. It's easier to just go along to get along ..." Sad but true!

Merry Christmas to you all