Friday, October 12, 2012

the intruder

dear emily,

it's been a while since i told you a good 'max' story, and there is no
shortage of them.   he is our 24 year old middle child, the one i used to
tell, "if you weren't so cute, i would kill you!"

when he was seven we were visiting his grandparents at a sleepy resort
of octagenarians.   besides the atlantic ocean, every corner was as safe
as sunday school.   one afternoon, i sent my little dennis the menace up
to our room on the third floor (306) to grab some beach towels while i
waited in the lobby with his two little sisters.

after longer than i would have imagined, he returned white as a sheet.
apparently he had accidentally gone to the second floor (206), barging
into the wrong room.   instead of our mountain of swimsuits and tennis
shoes,  he ran into two elderly ladies.

never doubting himself, he asked, "what are you guys doing in my
room . . . in your slips?"

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"do not forget to entertain strangers, for by doing so some have
entertained angels without knowing it."  hebrews 13:2


koralee said...

What a very cute story! Oh yes these things happen..I have gotten into someone else's car once...lucky they were no where to be seen. Same car as mine only I was wondering why there was a baby seat in the back...oh brother..i am losing it in my old age. xoxox HUGS and happy Autumn to you my friend.

Anne Lyken-Garner said...

I once borrowed my friend's red car for the day. I didn't really know the registration number, just that it was red and small.

Needless, to say, I tried to 'break into' someone else's car at the end of the day. Lucky for me, I spotted the right one (two spaces up) before it was too late.

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Rebecca said...

Oh my gosh....OH MY GOSH! This is the sweetest thing I've heard in a long, long time.

You bless me friend. And others.

Love, Rebecca

Rebecca said...

Soooooo precious! I'll bet it made their day :)

(Makes me chuckle about a similar story that sprang to mind--too long to recount here.)

Pamela said...

Oh my goodness. Funny! My brother and I were racing to get to our motel door first and opened the wrong one. I can still see the lady sitting up in bed, holding the covers up around her. Why don't people lock their doors?

Auntie Cake said...

Too funny! I love it! Hope you are enjoying a wonderful fall, sounds like you had a busy summer with your trip. Beautiful pictures, can't wait to hear more about it. Must have been heavenly!

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Lorraine said...

hehe... I know he will remember that story for a long time :)

Happy Homemaker UK said...

What a cute story! Does he remember it?

myletterstoemily said...

happy homemaker: very well!

Bree said...

Hi Lea! I love kids! what a funny story! yes-we had a sweet little boy #5! Loving him and thanking God continually for His grace! Hope all is well! Big hugs!

Anita said...

It could have been worse. They could have been naked. :)

This is a good addition to your letters.

Love the photo of the little old ladies. I hope I'll have that joy when I'm their ages.

Debbie said...

hahaha...don't know how I missed this, so funny! He'll tell that story the rest of his life... ; )

Single and Sane said...

I'm sure it gave the ladies lots of laughs. ;-)