Hawaiian good luck sign

So, I have some amazing grandparents. They are both totally different and wonderful in their own unique, separate ways. I got this email in the mail a couple of weeks ago from my mom’s mom, Mimi, and I thought it was too hilarious not to share! And yes, she mailed me an email because she does not have the internet because the only thing she can do on the computer is play solitaire! Ha!

(But really, I’m just very lazy right now and feel like nothing interesting is going on in my life, so I’m going to hold y’all off until I do something interesting. Which won’t be til Thursday because my sorority, Alpha Gamma Delta is holding their philanthropy concert that night featuring an AWESOME new band called Love and Theft and I’m going. It should be really fun and I’m excited to go see everyone! And my midterm will be over with on Thursday, so I’m going to have an extra good time!)

(And if you want a ticket, let me know and I’ll hook you up with one! It’s at the 40 Watt.)

Anyway, here’s the email:

Grandma is eighty-eight years old and still drives her own car. She writes:

Dear Sloan,

The other day I went to our local Christian book store and saw a ‘Honk if you love Jesus’ bumper sticker…

I was feeling particularly sassy that day because I had just come from a thrilling choir performance, followed by a thunderous prayer meeting.

So I bought the sticker and put it on my bumper.

Boy, am I glad I did; what an uplifting experience that followed.

I was stopped at a red light at a busy intersection, just lost in thought about the Lord and how good he is, and I didn’t notice that the light had changed.

It is a good thing someone else loves Jesus because if he hadn’t honked, I’d never have noticed.

I found that lots of people love Jesus!

While I was sitting there, the guy behind started honking like crazy, and then he leaned out of his window and screamed, ‘For the love of God!’

‘Go! Go! Go! Jesus Christ, GO!’

What an exuberant cheerleader he was for Jesus!

Everyone started honking!

I just leaned out my window and started waving and smiling at all those loving people.

I even honked my horn a few times to share in the love!

There must have been a man from Florida back there because I heard him yelling something about a sunny beach.

I saw another guy waving in a funny way with only his middle finger stuck up in the air.

I asked my young teenage grandson in the back seat what that meant.

He said it was probably a Hawaiian good luck sign or something.

Well, I have never met anyone from Hawaii, so I leaned out the window and have him the good luck sign right back.

My grandson burst out laughing.

Why even he was enjoying this religious experience!

A couple of the people were so caught up in the joy of the moment that they got out of their cars and started waking towards me.

I bet they wanted to pray or ask what church I attended, but this is when I noticed the light had changed.

So, grinning, I waved at all my brothers and sisters, and drove on through the intersection.

I noticed that I was the only car that got through the intersection before the light changed again and felt kind of sad that I had to leave them after all the love we had shared.

So I slowed the car down, leaned out the window and gave them all the Hawaiian good luck sign one last time as I drove away. Praise the Lord for such wonderful folks!!

Will write again soon,

Love, Mimi

And now, off to Moe’s for $2 Taco Tuesdays and then to study for my midterm on Thursday because I need to be able to watch Glee and the premiere of Nip/Tuck with as little to no guilt as possible. (Yes, I do watch Nip/Tuck. It is the most guilty-pleasureish of all the shows I watch. I’m not even sure what the attraction is or if I will still watch it this season, because I honestly sit through most of it with my eyes closed.)

BUT how much did y’all LOVE LOVE LOVE Dorota last night in Gossip Girl! OMG she is too fabulous for words! I loved her hat and how she got rid of Georgina! And of course Blair saying, “Meester Chuck has a helicopter!” I NEED a Chuck Bass in my life.

Done and Done.

Happy Tuesday, y’all.

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