A Daughter’s Prayers

Mel Lett sent us this venerable, evil, lovely little tale.

A father put his daughter to bed and listened to her prayers. She ended by saying, “God Bless Mommy, God bless Daddy, God bless Grandma, an’ good-bye Grandpa.”

The father asked, “Why did you say good-bye Grandpa?”

The little girl said: “I don’t know, Daddy. It just seemed like the thing to do.”

The next day, Grandpa died. The father thought it was a strange coincidence.

A few months later, the father put the girl to bed and listened to her prayers which went like this, “God bless Mommy, God bless Daddy, an’ good-bye Grandma.”

The next day, the grandmother died. “Oh my gosh,” thought the father, “this kid is in contact with the other side.”

Several weeks later, the father heard his daughter say, “God bless Mommy, an’ good- bye Daddy.”

He practically went into shock. He couldn’t sleep all night and got up at the crack of dawn to go to his office. He was nervous as a cat all day, had lunch sent in, and watched the clock. He figured if he could get by until midnight he would be okay.

He felt safe in the office, so instead of going home at the end of the day he stayed there, drinking coffee, looking at his watch and jumping at every sound. Finally, when midnight arrived, he breathed a sigh of relief and went home.

When he got home his wife said, “I’ve never seen you work so late. What’s the matter?” He said: “I don’t want to talk about it. I’ve just spent the worst day of my life.”

She replied, “You think you had a bad day? You’ll never believe what happened to us! The milkman dropped dead on our porch this morning!”

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  1. I can’t decide if this is funny or not…Good thing the joke doesn’t go on to explain what the “parents'” next conversation sounded like.

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