Wednesday, April 22, 2009

eternal questions

or perpetual questions, I'm not sure which.

Can we get the kneelers in the front pews made serviceable before our august visitors commit themselves to that space?

Can we get the chain-link fence along the lane behind the church replaced or repaired before the august visitors are affronted by the sight of its semi-collapsed condition?

Do our ushers/sidespeople possess raiment sufficiently posh to allow them to pass the collection plate, with confidence and aplomb, to our august visitors?

Will the city do something about the ghastly pot-holes in front of MH & U before our august visitors or their light-cavalry escorts injure their precious ankles therein?

If the Rambler continues to have kittens every 3 minutes between now and the august visit, at what point will her office be completely full of kittens?

And then what will we do with those kittens?

Would our august visitors like one each to take home for a SOUVENIR?

And, incidentally, is there a factory somewhere producing uglies for the abundant stocking of rummage sales?

Answer comes there none.


Jan said...


Crimson Rambler said...

in two words, Jan -- ROYAL VISIT. June 7th. HRH Sophie, countess of town to review one of the regiments of which she is honorary colonel-in chief. so there will be a church parade of the regiment here at Most Holy And Undivided...we have some battle flags of a remote predecessor of the regiment, hung up in our nice rafters.
and when all the soldiers have gone by, left right left right, she will come into the church and join us for Mattins = Morning Prayer.
And read the first lesson (Isa 6), and visit afterward with the Sunday school.
does this answer the ??????

Auntie Knickers said...

I bet HRH would like a kitten...especially the kind Crimson Rambler would have!

Terri said...

Oh my goodness...and I thought a Bishop visit was work enough...I have no answers to your questions....but I can offer prayers...

Song in my Heart said...

Yay kittens!

Evelyn said...

I'm chuckling, because I haven't read your posts in a while. Reading about the "august vistors", not noticing that the A was not capitalized.... I wondered who was visiting in August! As I read previous posts, I became aware of your upcoming honor! How wonderful (and STRESSFUL, for sure!) for you! I, too, can pray.... and I will.

spookyrach said...

Wow! Sounds cool! In an augustly feline sort of a way. Best of luck with the visit!