1. Drue Wright

    Loved this post of yours.

    We do the same thing. We call the children on their birthdays and sing the Birthday Song complete with the ending learned in New Zealand…..For He/She’s a Jolly Good Fellow.” We began singing that when we had church family birthdays. Once we left the ending off and one of our ladies responded….”We’re not finished. We finish with “For He’s a Jolly Good Fellow.” From then on we have sung the song correctly (as we see it.)

    Another thing that hit home here was the fact that you quoted 2 John 4. I have instructed my children that I want that verse on my tombstone. I love it.

    Thanks again for an interesting read.

    • Tombstone epitaph! Now I haven’t considered that, but my mother did. She told me she wanted only, “She hath done what she could.” But when she died we discovered that at some point she’d had inscribed on her side of their joint headstone, “To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with thy God” (Micah 6:8.) I guess she thought she couldn’t trust us to handle it!

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