Monday, January 9, 2012

Tear Jerker

Last week, I took my grand-children to a restaurant.
My six-year-old grand-son asked if he could say grace.

As we bowed our heads he said, "God is good, God is great. 
Thank you for the food, and I would even thank you more 
if Grandpa gets us ice cream for dessert. And
liberty and justice for all! Amen!"

Along with the laughter from the other customers nearby, 
I heard a woman remark, "That's what's wrong with this 
country. Kids today don't even know how to pray.
Asking God for ice cream! Why, I never!"

Hearing this, my grand-son burst into tears and asked me, 
"Did I do it wrong? Is God mad at me?"

As I held him and assured him that he had done a terrific job,
and God was certainly not mad at him, an elderly gentleman 
approached the table. He winked at my grand-son and said, 
"I happen to know that God thought that was
a great prayer."

"Really?" my grand-son asked.
"Cross my heart," the man replied.

Then, in a theatrical whisper, he added 
(indicating the woman whose remark had
started this whole thing), "Too bad she never 
asks God for ice cream. A little
ice cream is good for the soul sometimes."

Naturally, I bought my grand-children ice cream at the 
end of the meal. My grand-son stared at his for a moment, 
and then did something I will remember the
rest of my life.

He picked up his sundae and, without a word, walked over 
and placed it in front of the woman. With a big smile he 
told her, "Here, this is for you. Shove it up
your ass you grouchy old bitch! "

Thanks Dan!


  1. That kid will be canonized a saint if he keeps that up!

    Happy Monday, Odie.

  2. LOL!

    Order that kid a double. :)

  3. Right on kid, supersize the next one!

  4. The generosity of that young man brings tears to my eyes. There's hope for our youth after all!

  5. Thanks Odie, I needed a good laugh.

  6. Subvet, it's all about good parenting.

  7. LOL! The kid was great! Nothing like a grouchy old bitch getting taught a lesson by a kid.

  8. What a great story, good kid! Linked here:

  9. Zilla/MJ, Thank you. I'll head over there.


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