Sunday, June 28, 2009


When I got to church this morning, the bishop asked if he could make the announcement from the pulpit. I told him no (shocked look on his face) and then proceeded to explain that I wanted to have some fun in Relief Society (women's organization of our church) with the big news. It was my turn to conduct the meeting so here's how it all went down.

Me: I don't believe there are any announcements this week. Oh, wait a minute, a date's been set for our annual picnic. Betty, do you know the date of that?
Betty(taking the bait): It's on August 6th.
Me: That's right, August 6th at Champlain Park. Hey, I've just realized that's the day before Nathan comes home from his mission ( collective oohs and aahs) (pause) and it's also a week before Brittany gets married. ( I grin)
At this point there are some confused looks and even a few chuckles
Me: I'm not joking.
Audette: What?
Me: Brittany's getting married and I'm not joking (still grinning)
Audette: What?????
Me: Ben got down on one knee Friday night and asked her.
(Some excited chatter follows)
Me: We'll begin our music appreciation portion now.
Darlene: Is this guy a returned missionary?
Me: Yes
Sylvie: Oh so you really aren't joking. (looking really confused)
Me: Nope
(at this point I am bombarded with questions)

It was almost too much fun.

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