From the Mouths of Children

LightsWhen my husband processes an order for our used book business, I always ask, “What did this person buy?”
          This past summer someone purchased Faith, Hope and Hilarity: The Child’s Eye View of Religion, a 1970 work by Dick Van Dyke. Yes, TV’s funny man.
          I delayed shipment for half a day while I sat on the patio and read the slim volume.  Here are a few Christmas related stories that kept me laughing:

          A litle girl told her teacher that the birth of Jesus was announced by angels, “while shepherds washed their socks by night.”

          On the way home from a Christmas pageant, the father asked his children, “Who was that baby in the manger?”
          “Wayne,” ansered the four-year-old.
          “Who?” asked the astonished father.
          “Oh Daddy! Didn’t you hear us sing  ‘A Wayne In A Manger’?”

          At Christmas time, a girl said she had learned about the Atomic Bomb in Sunday School. That night her mother played Christmas carols on the piano. At the first notes of Oh Tannenbaum, the girl said, “That’s it” and began to sing along to the music – “Atomic Bomb, Atomic Bomb…”

May you find childlike joy in the Christmas season.


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