Thursday, September 21, 2006

Glow in the Dark Jesus

After my grandfather passed away, we went to the house he and my grandmother had shared for something like 60 years. My grandmother was moving in with my uncle so we had some cleaning out to do. Grandma didn’t believe in keeping things that she found unnecessary, as explained in Dad’s Story #362: Your Grandmother Threw Away all My Comic Books - I Could Be Rich Right Now. So, there wasn’t a whole lot of stuff to be discarded or distributed.

For some reason, I’ve been designated keeper of the family history. As the designated family crap keeper, I exercise veto power on what I consider to be and not to be relevant family history items worthy of my limited drawer space.

As we cleaned out grandma and grandpa's house, people kept trying to give me things to store in the family archive cedar chest. Some I would keep. Some I handed right back to them.

At one point, my uncle handed me a small wooden cross with Jesus on it. He could tell by the look on my face that I wasn’t sure if this qualified as a family heirloom or not. He began his sales pitch.

“Come on, Laurie. Grandpa had this hanging in his room,” he said.

“I know,” I hesitantly responded.

“He had it in there for years and years. It was important to him.”

“I know.” I was weakening.

Sensing my weakness, my uncle went in for the clencher.

“Look, Laurie! He GLOWS IN THE DARK!! He’ll watch you day AND night.”

I still have my Glow in the Dark Jesus hanging on the wall in my hall and, you know what? The devil hasn’t gotten me yet. That Glow in the Dark Jesus knows his stuff.
(By the way, if you click on the title, you can buy your very own "Glow in the Dark Jesus.")


Lorna said...

I want a glow in the dark mary magdalene

gawilli said...

I'll pass on the glow in the dark Jesus, but have you seen this site:

Hey! Did you see Walt last night?

Laurie said...

Lorna - Good idea! I Googled that and found a glow in the dark Our Lady of Guadalupe.

Gawilli - I'll check that site. I didn't get to see Walt because my friend had to work and I didn't want to go by myself. I got lazy. Hopefully, he'll be back.

cindybindy said...

Laurie: When my mom died and I cleaned out her dresser drawers, she had glow in the dark Jesus and Mary stashed in the back of the drawer. She was a good Baptist, but I guess living 48 years with her crazy catholic husband had rubbed off on her. Now her sinful hellbound daughter puts them out on the coffee table for all to see and be amazed with. :)

Peter said...

Can you get glow in the dark Marilyn Monroes??

Laurie said...

Cindy - I need to get me a glow in the dark Mary to complete my collection.

Peter - I bet you can!