Monday, April 25, 2011

so they f*#cking say - Multiple Sclerosis speech

Arriving Easter morning to pick Patti up for an Easter Brunch outing, her care facility was overflowing with families and volunteers.

“He is risen!” rolled off tongues more frequently than hello or good morning.

Well until Multiple Sclerosis Speech turned the whole greeting and response thing upside down.

Patrick: “Hey! Patti.”
Patti: “Yeah!”
Patrick: “He is risen!”
Patti: “So they f*#cking say!” (and loud enough for ‘they’ and anyone and everyone to hear)

For the briefest of fractions of a second you could have heard a pin drop …

Then as Patti exploded in laughter the most joyous sound began as a contagious chorus of guffawing to giggling from residents and visitors echoed and rose up through the Easter morning.

I overheard more than a couple comments that they wanted to go where she goes to church. J Hallelujah!

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  1. LOL - never a dull moment! Glad it went over well with the civilians.

  2. I would have been laughing along with Patti; I might have even begun the laughing myself. I find nothing irreverant in what she said. It is confusing sometimes to keep it all straight with who has risen and what the tradition is to say after "He is Risen" (He is Risen indeed!) The important thing is, He is risen!

    Hope you guys enjoyed the day together and I am so glad I went back and clicked on a church moment. I had forgotten that story; it was worth the chuckle I got all over again (senior moment here I had forgotten I had commented on that so many years ago!!)


  3. Hi Patrick,

    Thanks for stopping by my blog, and for your kind comment.

    Hope you are having a good day :-))


  4. Somehow, Patti always knows the perfect thing to say!

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