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 and she welcomed him into her Parlor.
He took a seat while she prepared some tea. As he sat facing her old
pump organ, the minister noticed a cut glass bowl sitting on top of
it ,filled with water. In the water floated, of all things, a condom.
Imagine his shock and surprise! And curiosity! Surely, Miss Granny
had flipped!! But he felt he couldn't mention the strange sight in
her parlor. When she returned with the 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 the better of him and he
could resist no longer---
"Miss Granny" he said while pointing to the bowl, "I wonder if you
could tell me about this ?" "Oh, yes", she replied, "Isn't it
I was walking downtown last fall and I found this little package.
The directions said to put it on the organ, keep it wet, and it would
prevent disease. And you know---I haven't had a cold all winter."