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The Prayers of the Desperate

2010 November 2
by Pamela

Mary Claire’s friend, a frequent dinner guest, is over and about to eat with us.  Bob asks her to pray for our food.  She says yes, then bows her head, clasping her hands tightly together as she prays earnestly:

“Dear, Dear God:  Thank you for my friends and that we can all eat together.  And please, please God, let it taste good this time”.

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  1. Chris permalink
    November 2, 2010

    Seriously?

    • Pamela permalink*
      November 2, 2010

      Yes! Bob and I both left the room because we were laughing so hard.

  2. Stacey Harper permalink
    November 2, 2010

    Hilarious! Reminds me of the time I took Lauren to get her haircut when she was about 6 or 7. When Mr. Richard asked her how she wanted it cut, she replied,”Just do a good job. Mom said you did a bad job last time.” Talk about wanting the floor to open and swallow me up! :)

    • Pamela permalink*
      November 2, 2010

      Oh no! I can totally picture the embarassment from that one.

  3. jenny permalink
    November 2, 2010

    Soooooooooo funny!

  4. Tamora Rowe permalink
    November 2, 2010

    Pam, I cannot tell you how much I enjoy your blog! I wouldn’t take the critique too seriously though…. children don’t have the sophisticated flavor palette required for some dishes.

    • Pamela permalink*
      November 2, 2010

      Thanks Tamora! You just never know what they are going to like. This meal, which I was SURE was going to be a flop, they devoured.

      • Marie permalink
        November 3, 2010

        That is hysterical, I also read recently that we grow new taste buds every 10 days so that is now what I am telling my kids when they are told that they need to at least try a bite before they tell me that they don’t like it, and now I am making sure that each “new” meal gets prepared and served a good 10 days from the last time:)

        • Pamela permalink*
          November 3, 2010

          oooh, good tip Marie! I’ll have to use that line. It’s funny because they devoured this dinner, which was a shrimp and brown rice stir fry that I made with sesame seed oil. I thought for sure that would be a bust!

  5. Tammie permalink
    November 3, 2010

    Oh!!! That is GREAT!!!! :-D

  6. November 7, 2010

    hilarious!!

    Pamela, you are a good blogger already! (sheesh….i’m still in the beginners lane and trying to catch up.) i love your site and i can’t wait to find out more about you. what a treat!

    great design, great layout. awesome.

    • Pamela permalink*
      November 8, 2010

      Tonia, thanks for visiting! I feel like I have an especially honored guest and want to fluff the pillows or something. You are a wonderfully gifted writer and I’m so pleased to know you are blogging again.

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