Monday, June 23, 2008

This Might Be Only Funny to Me But...

Yesterday in Relief Society the lesson was taken from President Eyring's talk in the last General Conference. It was an awesome lesson taught by an awesome woman in our ward. The talk/lesson was called The True and Living Church. I highly recommend reading it after you get done reading your blogs.

Our ever prepared Relief Society Chorister made copies of the primary song 'I Belong to the Church of Jesus Christ' and passed them out for the opening song. I could not stop my inner giggling because it reminded me of the most random story. I think it is funny (even though it happened to me) my family thinks it is funny (because they like to make fun of me) I am not sure it is truly funny but I am going to tell it anyway. I will try not to embellish too much and I may leave out the really embarrassing parts.

The night I had my twins - I was in the hospital really doped up. At that point in my life I had very little experience with medications of any kind and they had me on some serious narcotics. I have very few memories of the actual birth and virtually no memories of the days that followed. That first night - my younger brother called to see how I was doing. Apparently I was alone and I answered the phone in my hospital room and started spewing all kinds of nonsense. It was enough nonsense that he began to tape our conversation.

The tape comes out occasionally at family gatherings and is always a hit. I think it is pretty funny but I try really hard to hold my laughter and keep an indignant look when everyone starts laughing at my crazy. The hilarity starts with me reciting some kind of made up recipe for pineapple turnovers and repeatedly asking my brother what his wife's name is. My voice is really raspy and deep during the whole conversation and finally my brother asks me if I have been smoking or something. I can't understand what he is saying and he repeats himself, asking me if I have taken up the cigarettes.

Then, this is where I wish we could just stop the tape. I sound very offended as I answer him, "Jeremy! I don't smoke! I'm a Mormon!" And then I sing the entire primary song ..."I belong to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.." When the song is over, my brother is laughing so hard that you can't really hear anything else on the tape until he hangs up after I pass out.

Hey! I know who I am and I know God's plan. I don't see anything wrong with that.


One Sassy Mama said...

Did you know that's my favorite primary song? How funny!

I still need to write my talk for Sunday--and I know you told me to read the talk by Pres Eyring--I need to get going on that pronto!

Pineapple Princess said...

blog hopping--found you--my daughter knows your daughter--haven't laughed in a while--I did when I read this story--thanx.

I wish I could hear the tape, could you put a clip on your blog?!

Pam said...

That is very funny! Yes we all want to hear this notorious tape now. It's a good thing you are Mormon because you probably wouldn't have handled strong drinks very well either and who knows what could have happened in your life ;)

Beeswax said...

Audio, please.

terahreu said...

It is moments like these that makes us all pretty sure we won't be heroin addicts any time too soon. Just play this tape to your kids every now and then and say 'This is your brain on drugs...'It might keep them pretty clean too!

Thanks for the comment on my blog. My husband was thankful for the confirmation from a reliable source.