Smile, yet cringe

HWTFM and I took a short drive out to Jansch Nursery this afternoon — with Dog — to pick out this year’s tree.  We usually get one with a ball so we can plant it in the yard afterward, rather than wasting a perfectly good tree.

In front of a little church along the way, the sign said, "Behold a virgin will bare a child."

Naturally, the image that flashed through my mind was the traditional acting-out of the nativity scene by young children in the church, with perhaps a 7 year-old Mary un-swaddling the baby doll that always gets to play Jesus.

11 Responses to “Smile, yet cringe”

  1. on 07 Dec 2007 at 5:33 pm RegularGuy

    You may have uncovered an entrepreneurial opportunity for someone to develop marquees and billboards with built-in spell checkers.

  2. on 07 Dec 2007 at 5:42 pm Netmom

    Ah, but no spell checker would have caught that one, since “bare” is a legitimate word. Probably not what the pastor meant to say, though.

  3. on 07 Dec 2007 at 6:15 pm RegularGuy


  4. on 07 Dec 2007 at 6:51 pm shane

    LOL! That reminds me of a bridal boutique we once saw where the marquee said “Bridle”. Too bad they caught it and corrected it before we could snap a photo…. (Of course, the change ruled out any intentional designs the owners had for a “Western Bridal & Tack Boutique”!

  5. on 07 Dec 2007 at 7:54 pm Jacket

    Welcome to Wartburg, the armpit of the world.

  6. on 07 Dec 2007 at 11:37 pm Netmom

    This wasn’t quite in Wartburg… more like Petros/Joyner. And, while it might be different from Oak Ridge, I certainly wouldn’t qualify it as the armpit of the world. I think Detroit already has claim to that classification.

  7. on 08 Dec 2007 at 3:22 am Mrs. Daco

    This has nothing to do with your post but, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

  8. on 08 Dec 2007 at 8:13 am Joel

    Happy B-day, Netmom.

  9. on 09 Dec 2007 at 12:48 pm Jacket

    Nope it’s the Burg NM, not Detroit.

  10. on 10 Dec 2007 at 3:27 pm Punk HP

    According to a Co-worker from the area which you speak, ” The only Virgins in Morgan County are ugly third graders”

  11. on 10 Dec 2007 at 3:28 pm Punk HP

    And another thing…. I have been in the Armpit of America….. Fort Smith Arkansas.

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