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Happy Easter, and here’s …

Posted by Big John on April 3, 2015

a true story

Back in the early 1980’s I had a friend who’s appearance could only be described as old style ‘Flower Power’ hippy. He was a very skilled carpenter, who one day was busy in his workshop, when he was approached by a Catholic priest who wanted a wooden crucifix made in time for Easter. It was to be sited in the garden of a local convent.

My friend helped the father select some suitable timber and they agreed a price and a delivery date in time for the religious festival.

Just before Good Friday my friend knocked on the door of the convent which was opened by an old nun who saw before her a bearded carpenter with shoulder length hair; wearing a long grubby shirt, leather sandals, and carrying a large wooden cross on his shoulder.

The old girl just managed a .. “Holy Mary, mother of ! “.. before ..

… she fainted ! 

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3 Responses to “Happy Easter, and here’s …”

  1. rummuser said

    Wife – What are your plans for Easter? Husband – The same as Jesus. Wife – Huh? Husband – I will disappear on Friday and reappear on Monday.

  2. Grannymar said

    I cannot type for laughing!

  3. Don’t know if I’m laughing harder at the post or Rummuser’s comment.

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