Saturday, December 8, 2012

Sunday Snippets--A Catholic Carnival

I'd like to invite you to join a growing group of Catholic bloggers at Sunday Snippets.  Thanks to RAnn for hosting.  I've found some wonderful blogs here/

Semper Gaudete!: New Painting in Collection

Semper Gaudete!: Today's Homily - 2012-12-03 - Fr. Miguel Marie - The Centurion

Semper Gaudete!: How to illegally abort your child at home…the video game! |

Semper Gaudete!: Homily 2012 12 05 Fr Miguel Marie Advent Weekday

Semper Gaudete!: Two top medical associations promote dangerous abortifacients, Plan B to teens |

Semper Gaudete!: New Magnets Ordered

Semper Gaudete!: Splat!! (Brat!!)

Semper Gaudete!: Books Read in the Past Week

Books Read in the Past Week

Books read for the first time are marked with a #

by V. M. Caldwell
[children's/YA fiction]
{carried over from last week}

"The Books You Read: Historical Edition" #
edited by Charles E. "T" Jones 
Foreword by James Newton
(There are four volumes in the "Books You Read" series. I own, and have read, two of them.)

"Stars In Their Eyes"
by Aidel Stein
"The Inside Story"
by Libby Lezewnik
by Libby Lazewnik, Miriam Zakon, and Emmy Zitter
[children's fiction, Jewish, "Baker's Dozen" series]

"Little House in the Big Woods"
by Laura Ingalls Wilder
[children's fiction, historical, series, autobiographical]
{carrying over into next week}

Splat!! (Brat!!)

I think it was Aunt Lily (actually my great-aunt) who first told me this story about my cousin Leslie, but it may have been Baba.
Okay, enough prologue.  On with the story!
Baba, Aunt Lily, Aunt Ethel, (Great-Uncle Sam's wife) her little son Leslie,  and several other family members had spent the morning on the beach.   They walked home, and went to the basement of the apartment building to shower.  There was a woman already there, and she was singing as she showered.  Leslie did not appreciate her voice; perhaps it was too high for his taste.
Whatever the reason, he picked up the custodian's mop and....
As you can imagine, the now ex-singer was furious, and that is an understatement.  Aunt Ethel apologized and apologized.
She was going to give Leslie what I admit would have been a well-deserved potch, but Baba and
Aunt Lily stopped her. 
Whether or not he got that potch  later on, when she got him home, nobody ever knew.