Saturday, August 8, 2009

Grandma is eighty-eight years old and still drives her own car. She writes:

Dear Grand-daughter,

The other day I went up to our local Christian book store and saw a
'Honk if you love Jesus' bumper sticker ..

I was feeling particularly sassy that day because I had just come from a
thrilling choir performance, followed by a thunderous prayer meeting.

So, I bought the sticker and put it on my bumper.

Boy, am I glad I did; what an uplifting experience that followed.

I was stopped at a red light at a busy intersection, just lost in
thought about the Lord and how good he is, and I didn't notice that the
light had changed.

It is a good thing someone else loves Jesus because if he hadn't
honked, I'd never have noticed.

I found that lots of people love Jesus!

While I was sitting there, the guy behind started honking like crazy,
and then he leaned out of his window and screamed, 'For the love of

'Go! Go! Go! Jesus Christ, GO!'

What an exuberant cheerleader he was for Jesus!

Everyone started honking!

I just leaned out my window and started waving and smiling at all those
loving people.

I even honked my horn a few times to share in the love!

There must have been a man from Florida back there because I heard him
yelling something about a sunny beach.

I saw another guy waving in a funny way with only his middle finger
stuck up in the air.

I asked my young teenage grandson in the back seat what that meant.

He said it was probably a Hawaiian good luck sign or something.

Well, I have never met anyone from Hawaii , so I leaned out the window
and gave him the good luck sign right back.

My grandson burst out laughing.

Why even he was enjoying this religious experience!!

A couple of the people were so caught up in the joy of the moment that
they got out of their cars and started walking towards me.

I bet they wanted to pray or ask what church I attended, but this is
when I noticed the light had changed.

So, grinning, I waved at all my brothers and sisters, and drove on
through the intersection.

I noticed that I was the only car that got through the intersection
before the light changed again and felt kind of sad that I had to leave
them after all the love we had shared.

So I slowed the car down, leaned out the window and gave them all the
Hawaiian good luck sign one last time as I drove away. Praise the Lord
for such wonderful folks!!

Will write again soon,

Love, Grandma

This is why I don't drive very often!


Penny said...

You are so bad!! ;)

DaBlade said...

HA! That was wonderful! It demonstrates that perception is everything. The mainstream media is telling us that we are out of the recession due to Obama's generous stimulus defit spending of our children's tax dollars. Let's thank Obama and his adoring press with that Hawaiian good luck sign! :)

Linda said...

Ah, Penny,
It is so easy to be bad! However, I do have over 20 years before this is me! By that time, my mind will be gone, and I won't even remember I used to have a blog.

I hope this is a way of keeping my mind young and fertile. Do you suppose it is happening?

Have a great weekend!

Linda said...

Okay, DeBlade,

Sounds like a plan for me. Do you suppose we can get the rest of the fed-up Americans to go along with us?

You have a good weekend, too!

Grandma J said...

My mother's speed would go up and down depending on the level of excitement in the conversation. It would scare me to death...well, almost.

Linda said...

Hey, Grandma J,
When my mother was at the beginning of her Alzheimer's, she went the wrong way on a one way street at the Naval Academy. She was stopped by one of the cute young officers and asked if she knew where she was going, and did she know that she was going the wrong way? She was embarrassed, apologized, and got off the road.

I don't think she really knew what she did wrong.

I've been known to go too fast too! Oops, don't let my kids know!

Debbie in CA : ) said...

My dear girl! I came here while the house still rests peacefully (except for my husband who has gone waverunnin' for the day) and I am stiffling the laughter. A few snorts have escaped and my sleepyheaded daughter lying in my bed this "Lazy Saturday" is now curious what I am reading!!

You crack me up.

I don't like to drive much either . . . guess maybe I'm not "religious" enough. *snort!*

Snigglefrits said...


jojo said...

too funny..;p