Sunday, September 16, 2012

Mass Chat: Back to the 80's.

 


My parish is having their Fall Festival this weekend so instead of going through the clown Mass, I went to the octogenarian Mass at a church not far from me.  Mass starts at 4:30 and lets out in time to get to the Old Country Buffet for the senior specials.* 

Seriously, the church was packed with seniors and most looked to be in their 80's.  Nothing wrong with that, although I kept think of the lovely Catholic people online who can't wait for them and their baby boomer kids to drop dead. 

But yeah.  The church was filled with old people.  I was going to say old people are weird, but all people are weird - with some of us, it just becomes more apparent as we age.  I noticed this one woman I thought could have been the late, great Diana Vreeland - very fashionista looking - but somehow kind of scary.  She was dressed like someone much younger, and had a much younger hair style, but her face was kind of Vreeland looking.

Please don't be offended if you are sensitive about age.  I've been in a strange mood since I had to euthanize my cat a few days ago - so I'm thinking of ageing and death, and death.  In fact I can't stop thinking about death.  Dying.  Don't use euthanasia for yourself or any one else.  It's very unsettling.  Death is so irreversible.   Ageing is too.  But I digress.

Interestingly, two Dominican nuns/sisters were across the aisle from me - I only knew they were religious women because one of the bulletin-hander-outers said, "Bulletins for the nuns", as she handed them a bulletin.  Then the man behind them perked up and began a conversation with one of them, I tried not to listen, but I got just about everything except their phone number.  Amazing the chatter that goes on before Mass in that church.  Nope, I'm not complaining - it did not prevent me from praying my rosary - it all becomes white noise if you let it.  A woman passing by tried to shush her husband whispering to him "some people are trying to pray!"  He answered her, "Let 'em pray - people can still pray while other people are talking - they just don't have to listen."   Made sense to me.

Remember, you and I will be older too.... and then dead. 

*I don't really know that, I just saw it once on Seinfeld and thought I'd use it. And no - there wasn't a clown Mass I was avoiding, just no parking near the church because of the all the rides and consessions.

9 comments:

  1. This is so weird . . . I was just at my friend's place yesterday and he was showing me a couple of books he recently borrowed from the library about Diana Vreeland!

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    1. She was quite a character and talent. If you click the link on the caption at the base of her photo, you will see the site I lifted it from - I think you'll enjoy it.

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  2. How was your dinner at the OCB?

    What?

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    1. I was there twice in my life - both times with my sisters family. I didn't like it.

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  3. ""Style - all who have it share one thing: originality."

    I thought everything was derivative?

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  4. What an interesting site, Terry. Look at this gem:

    "I believe in manicures. I believe in overdressing. I believe in primping at leisure and wearing lipstick. I believe in pink. I believe happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day, and... I believe in miracles."


    - Audrey Hepburn

    How great is that;)? We shall not see her likes again...

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  5. Ah the natural solution. It come's for us all, aye yes even for the orthodox it comes.

    And the next generation can't wait for us to die. It's a vicious circle.

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  6. The Natural Solution comes for us all, aye even for Conservative Orthodox it comes.

    And the next generation can't wait for us to snuff it.

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