What in the world just happened to me? I just got home from church. I've surely been Slick Willied.....by a little kid!!!! Eli Thornton is the older child of our staffers, Jason and Heather. Ordinarily he is too distracted with kids his age to pay attention to this old man. Not the case tonight. I must be special. Eli had me in his sight from a distance....and I walked right into one of the most amazing traps of my life.
I noticed he was unusually enthused to see me at church tonight. This delighted me. Eventually, I realized why. He flagged me down with a fund raising catalog from his grade school tucked under his arm. Hey Terry, he called out with unusual excitement over my appearance in the foyer. My school would hardly believe it if your name was to show up on this order blank!!!!!
So, what can I say? I guess Eliot Elementary will simply be wowed because my name SURELY IS on the roster having paid twelve bucks for some Christmas wrap. I usually don't buy as so many of our kids sell neat items. However, if his school would be half as excited as he was to get my name on that order form, then let's have at it!
As braced as I was to tell Mr. Slick No, I couldn't resist. If my name would mean that much (and upon inquiry he assured me it would) to his school, then I say I've got to do my part. Should any of you pass by Eliot Elementary tomorrow, you'll most likely know some kind of holiday is in force. Not really. The shouting must be because Eli showed them my name.
I think he saw me coming!