Catholic Childhood Memories: Beating the Deacon in Effigy


Birthday Child, holding back-issue of diocesan newspaper: Can I cut this up?
Me: Um, what is it?
Birthday Child: It has our deacon on it.
Me: What are you planning to do with it?
Birthday Child: I’m making a piñata.
Me: So are you planning to tell our deacon that you’re cutting up his picture so your friends can come over and beat it with sticks?
No, really, we like this guy. She just wanted colorful bits of newsprint. I promise

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What will you be doing on your death bed? In my February 2014 Death Bed Test Run, my answer amused me: I’d be writing about the Catholic faith. It’s what I do.
In addition to my blogging habit . . . I’m the author of Classroom Management for Catechists. You can find me lurking around the Catholic Writers Guild. I homeschool my four kids. I have an MBA (accounting / finance), and my undergrad degree was in International Studies with a splash of economics thrown in. Studied for a year of that at the Institut d’Etudes Politique in Paris, so oui, j’aime all that French stuff. My latest educational frenzy? I’m training to be a presenter for Family Honor.
I have an agreement with God that He gets to lay me flat whenever He wants, and I get to whap on the floor when He does it.