Smile of the Day

Life is getting much too serious, yes? Who doesn't need a daily smile?




Sunday, September 10

To light a candle

Mrs. Donovan happens to meet up with Father Rafferty. "Top o' the mornin' to ye!" says the Father. "Aren't ye Mrs. Donovan and didn't I marry ye and yer husband two years ago?"

"Aye, Father, that ye did."

"And be there any wee ones yet?"

"No, Father, not yet."

"Well now, I am going to Rome next week," says the Father, "I will light a candle for ye and yer husband."

"Oh, thank ye, Father." And they part ways.

Some years later they meet again, and the Father asks her: "Well now, Mrs. Donovan, how are ye these days?"

"Oh, very well, Father."

"And tell me, have ye any wee ones yet?"

"Oh yes, Father! Three sets of twins and four singles, ten in all!"

"Wonderful!" exclaims the Father. "And how is yer loving husband doing?"

"E's gone to Rome to blow out yer bloomin' candle!"

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