Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Dr. John

I was asked to participate in a roast for Dr. John. To tell the truth I don't really know how to proceed. How does one roast such an incredibly nice man? What could I possibly say to poke fun at such an upstanding citizen of not just one community, but three? To the people of Crystal Falls he is their beloved Pastor, now retired, but ever an inspiration and a part of their past, present and future, whether he is there in person or not. To the people of Pigeon Falls he is Dr. Fortress, the bringer of the railroad and giver of life. To those of us who live with him here on the net he is inspiration and encouragement. He is also a pastor and a friend. Society might label him retired, but he has never stopped serving God. Now how could I possibly make fun of that? I mean, so what if he believes in dragons and talking white rabbits? So what if he confuses mailing labels and sends packages to the wrong places? So what if he lives in a make believe town, terrorizes phone solicitors, and adopts dogs for other people? Does that make him odd? Well, yes. But is that any reason to make fun of him?

16 Comments:

Blogger Chana said...

LOL..nicely done Quilldancer. I knew you would do a fantastic job and you did.

i didn't know about the mailing packages to wrong addresses..ahh, they are both so sweet..that is so cute.

Here is to all of us who are Blessed to have come together under his guidance. i met you through him and through you, i have met Cindra and Brooke and Jackie..now how great is that.

11/22/2006 09:27:00 AM  
Anonymous brian said...

A roast with love. I think it was beautiful.

11/22/2006 11:42:00 AM  
Blogger O Ceallaigh said...

Details, Quill! We need details!!

NOT.

:)

11/22/2006 12:46:00 PM  
Blogger Dr.John said...

I loved it. At last soembody who knows I am a bit odd.

11/22/2006 12:50:00 PM  
Blogger Margaret said...

A great toast to a great man! I had to turn him into a turkey before I could roast him proper.

Happy Thanksgiving!

11/22/2006 01:39:00 PM  
Blogger goldennib said...

You proceeded very well. Where's the gravy?

11/22/2006 03:03:00 PM  
Anonymous jackie said...

Now I don't think you've listed a single thing that makes Dr. John (or anyone else) odd - all sounds fairly normal to me! :)

11/22/2006 04:55:00 PM  
Blogger Melli said...

hehehe... he does sound lovely! Can he come answer MY phones??? I would feel sO much better knowing the terror was being divined from God!

11/22/2006 05:39:00 PM  
Blogger Lori's Minute said...

Funny!!!!! And a nice picture, too!

11/22/2006 08:23:00 PM  
Blogger Vancouver mermaid/Montreal photographer said...

Neat blog! Favor to ask you...will you please stop by my blog and add your city to my map? (at the bottom of the blog) I am curious to see how many cities I can get on there. I just set up the virtual map a few minutes ago. Thanks for your help.

11/23/2006 12:11:00 AM  
Blogger goldennib said...

Happy Thanksgiving. Come see my attack hand turkey, Charlie.

11/23/2006 03:34:00 AM  
Blogger Doug said...

It's ok to be frivolous in a roast, I think. Happy Thanksgiving, Quill.

11/23/2006 05:11:00 AM  
Blogger Al said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Quill! Have a great day.

11/23/2006 05:50:00 AM  
Blogger Gary said...

Nice post.
Dr. John is a really good man. I might even say he is a hero. I wish him only the best.

11/23/2006 06:40:00 AM  
Blogger Chana said...

You have yourself a wonderful day full of thanks, love, family and good food. Much love hon.

Happy Thanksgiving sweet to you and yours.

11/23/2006 08:29:00 AM  
Blogger Kyahgirl said...

For such a nice person you did a fair job on the roasting miss.
Happy Thankgiving !

11/23/2006 10:56:00 AM  

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