1. When and where were you baptized? I was baptized in the summer of 1955 at St. Mark's United Church in Lockerby, a suburb, sort of, of Sudbury, Ontario, Canada.
Do you remember it? Yes, I do... I was almost 11 years old.
Know any interesting tidbits? My father's family were Christian Scientists and my mother's family were Church of Christ (Disciples) so infant baptism wasn't a high priority on either side; but by 1955 we were members of the United Church, and when my mother gave birth to twins in March, our minister suggested all four of us kids be baptized at once. And we were.
2. What's the most unexpected thing you've ever witnessed at a baptism? I can't think of anything too outrageous...although I did once baptize a set of triplets...which was fun.
3. Does your congregation have any special traditions surrounding baptisms? No but we're working on it! I do carry little people down the aisle and back to be greeted by one and all...I lead older kids and adults.
4. Are you a godparent or baptismal sponsor? I am godmother to two nieces and one nephew and the son of a friend.
Have a story to tell? Yes! I first met one of my niece-goddaughters at a family New Year's Day gathering when she was two and a half (there had been a proxy at her actual baptism). Her mom and I noticed that she was making very frequent trips to the bathroom. When her mom enquired, Goddaughter confessed that she was making sure she couldn't possibly have an ACCIDENT in front of her godmother (she was just out of diapers and in training pants). When I got home again I sent her a half-dozen pairs of lacy nylon panties...and I'm told that was "the END" for the training pants. Well, it seemed like a godmotherly thing to do!
5. Do you have a favorite baptismal song or hymn? "O Spirit of the Living God" and "Down Galilee's Slow Roadways" are both good (The Book of Common Praise)