Skip to main content

Six Sentence Story: Burst



The moment the church organist started playing the introduction to the hymn, the precocious toddler girl stood up on the pew. Music just moved her, and she was doubly excited when she realized she recognized the tune. Though everyone around her was opening a hymnal and finding the right page, that was unnecessary for her. 
First of all, she couldn't read, but second, even if she could read, she didn't need the words; they were etched into her memory. Finally, the organist finished the introduction and the chorister signaled the congregation to begin, but while the rest of the church-goers sang, "Lord, dismiss us with thy blessing," the sweet little girl belted out, "Go tell Aunt Rhody." By the time she got to the line about the old grey goose being dead, all decorum was lost as those around her burst out laughing. 




This has been another Six Sentence Story. The blog hop is hosted by Denise of Girlie on the Edge each week. The rules are simple: write a six sentence story of any genre based on the prompt word for the week. This week's prompt: burst. 

*I still struggle with reverence whenever I hear that hymn, as I think of my outgoing, loud (at the time), musical sister proudly participating in the congregational singing!

Comments

  1. Fun Six.
    (Will we be seeing the very young form the center of the other's Sixes? There is a curious sympatico that appears to exist here and, on occasion, manifests as themes.)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It is interesting how themes seem to develop--not only with this hop, but also in the TToT sometimes.

      Delete
  2. Excellent Six. No doubt that particular service was extra memorable :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Well, I can't recall what was spoken over the pulpit, but I don't think I'll ever forget that hymn! :-)

      Delete
  3. 😄I remember this like it was yesterday!

    ReplyDelete
  4. I love the Hymns of the faith. So many, and we so rarely hear them any longer.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I love the music at church! Fortunately, not only do we have the hymnals we use each week, we also have an online version (Lord, Dismiss Us With Thy Blessing is #163):
      https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/music/library/hymns?lang=eng

      Delete
  5. Haha. I guess this is what happens when multiple songs/ hymns have the same tune.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes, the old songs/hymns would often borrow tunes.

      Delete
  6. Fantastic story! I'll bet there are a lot of people from that congregation who remember it like yesterday, too!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Heeheehee! #1 Son did something similar during Oh Little Town of Bethlehem -- he sang the parody words, Oh, Little Town of Destrehan!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Oh this was perfect! I gather from the comments this is a true to life experience, and I just know it is one the entire family still enjoys!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes, it was a true story, and we do still get a kick out of it!

      Delete

Post a Comment

Conversations are so much nicer when more than one person does the talking. :-) Please leave a comment and let me know your thoughts; I'd love to hear from you!

Popular posts from this blog

Ten Things of Thankful: Even in Times of Uncertainty

  A railroad switch point on the tracks at the Golden Spike National Historic Park There is a lot I don't know. I don't know who will lead the United States for the next four years (at the time I'm composing this post, that hasn't been determined yet.) I don't know when covid cases will stop rising in my state and start decreasing. I don't know how challenging situations will turn out. There is much uncertainty in life. Living in limbo-land is hard. It's emotionally exhausting. It can be immobilizing. My body seems to think chocolate is the answer, but I know that isn't a long-term solution. What do I need in times like these? I need to REMEMBER . 1. R esilience. People are resilient. I am resilient. I'm thankful for resilience. 2. " E ach Life That Touches Ours for Good." So many people, both those I know in "real life," and those I have only met virtually, have taught me, encouraged me, and been examples to me. I'm thankful

Ten Things of Thankful: Another Trip Around the Sun

  A mixed bouquet of pink and purple flowers sits on a round table Last weekend, I celebrated another birthday. I think the earth moves around the sun faster and faster each year, but I can't prove it. Before another minute goes by, let me share my Ten Things of Thankful list for this week. I'm thankful for family: A birthday dinner with my daughter Birthday calls/texts from family members Beautiful flowers from my children A Facetime call with grandchildren. (My grandson repeated three words the entire time: "I am three!" At one point, I told him I would call him Groot.😉)  Drexel and his laid-back nature (The following video shows Drexel on the floor, while the robotic vacuum repeatedly runs into him and starts up his hind leg and tail. Drexel never gets up.) John and his engineering skills. Yesterday, the bishopric of our ward (church congregation) drove around the neighborhood and (taking care to observe covid recommendations) passed out doughnuts to everyone. Eac

Ten Things of Thankful: Short and Sweet

  A yellow-orange sunset behind mountains, as viewed from my front porch. Red geraniums in white planter boxes line the porch rail. I'm thankful for: 1. Beautiful sunsets. 2. Snowfall. 3. Friends. 4. Flowers. 5.Online shopping. 6. Easy returns. 7. Organized rooms. 8. Prayer. 9. Family. 10. John. What are your ten things this week? Joining me this week: IThrive3:20 The Prolific Pulse messymimi's meanderings A season and a time Artistic Mystic Soul the Wakefield Doctrine Backsies Is What There Is Not Her Headache You are invited to the Inlinkz link party! Click here to enter