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Friday, May 12, 2017

Good morning crew,

Here's a fun fact; my wife graduated from a Catholic high school. I think it was Our Blessed Lady of Plausible Deniability, or something. I don't remember exactly.

The reason I mention it is because we were enjoying a drink together last night and she was telling me about the preparations she is making for a 'girl' party she is hosting at the ol' homestead this weekend (no, I am not being kicked out of the house for this one).

"So I have six bottles of wine," she said, "three good bottles and three of the cheap stuff."

"Using up the cheap stuff on your friends," I commented. "Good thinking."

"I wouldn't put it that way," she answered. "The good stuff is for early in the day. Later at night nobody is going to really care or even notice what they're drinking and I'm not going to spend 30 dollars on a bottle of wine nobody is going to be able to taste."

"That's not what Jesus would do."

She gave me one of those weird looks like I just told her she had a chicken on her head.

"What does Jesus have to do with it?"

"Don't you remember the story about the wedding at Cana when Jesus turned water into scotch?"

"It was wine."

"Right, sorry. Wine?"

"What about it?" she asked.

"What did the guests at the wedding say to the groom after they drank the wine Jesus made?"

She just hates it when I give her these little quizzes.

"I don't know, what?"

"They said that everyone usually serves the good wine first, and then the cheap stuff later, just like you're planning to do, but they complimented the groom for saving the best wine until last."

"No, I don't remember that," she admitted.

"Really? That's one of the most famous Jesus stories."

"I went to a Catholic school," she explained, "we didn't have to read the Bible."

Laugh it up,

Joe

joe@gophercentral.com

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