Miss Granny was in
her eighties, and much admired for her sweetness and
kindness to all.
The pastor came to call on her one afternoon, early in the spring,
she welcomed him into her parlour. He took a seat while she prepared
some tea. As he sat facing her old pump organ, the minister noticed
cut glass bowl sitting on top of it, filled with water.
Floating in the water, of all things, was a condom. Imagine his
surprise and curiosity! Surely Miss Granny had flipped! But he
couldn't mention the strange sight in her parlour.
When she returned with tea and cookies, they began to chat. The pastor
tried to stifle his curiosity about the bowl of water and the floating
item, but soon it got to him, he could resist no longer. "Miss
I wonder if you could tell me about this?" (Pointing to the
"Oh, yes," she replied, "isn't it wonderful? I
was walking downtown
last fall and I found this little package. The directions said
it on the organ, keep it wet, and it would prevent disease. And you
know.... I haven't had a cold all winter."