“Hi! My name is Gertrude,” said the lady next to a man on the plane. ”It’s so nice to meet you! I’m flying to New York for my grandson’s third birthday. I’m so excited! I remember when he was just a little thumbkin and now he’s already three! It’s really hard to believe.
“He’s the most adorable thing you’ve ever seen! You know what? Hold on, I think I might have a picture on me. Let me take a look in my purse, yes, here it is, just look at him, isn’t he adorable. Do you see his dimple on his left cheek? Simply adorable! I could stare at his picture all day.
“Oh my, and you should hear him on the phone! He is just the cutest, he says to me in the cutest voice ‘Hi Grandma!” It just gets me all teary eyed.”
After what seemed like two hours for the poor man sitting next to her, Gertrude seemed to realize that perhaps she was talking a bit too much. “You know, I feel terrible! Here I am just talking and talking without letting you get in a word edgewise!
“Tell me… What do you think about my Grandson?!”*
I share this cute story because this very week, at our church, two important events are unfolding. The first is “Senior Adult Day”, which we call “Prime Time” Day, and which is taking place this coming Sunday. We have a great bunch of Prime Timers; and it is wonderful to be able to celebrate the part they play in our ministry together this coming week.
The second has to do with our Senior Adult Pastor, Dr. Dick DeMerchant. He has his lovely wife, Mrs. Della, are celebrating the birth of their twin grandchildren down in Atlanta. I wish the entire DeMerchant family the very best at this joyous time in their lives.
Be advised, however, that if you plan on attending this coming Sunday, you may very well need to plan on a little extra time to look at a few pictures of Pastor Dick’s and Mrs. Della’s newest additions! In fact, knowing Pastor Dick, he may very well have a display booth set up in the main hallway!
Seriously, congratulations to the whole DeMerchant family. We truly rejoice with you as you celebrate this wondrous blessing in your lives together.
*JOKE SOURCE: http://www.greatcleanjokes.com/jokes/senior-jokes/.