Wednesday, September 10, 2008

A good laugh

I forgot to tell this story, but I was reminded of it again today and I realized I HAD to share it. When we were up at my inlaws in June, they had a youth group from another church doing their service on Sunday. They did a couple dramas and songs. One of the things they did was a poem called Rag Man, they did a great job and this was very moving. Along with this they sang an old song. I think it was like an old timey Sunday School song, "Oh the best thing in my life, I ever did do...... was to take off the old robe and put on the new." Well last month when Kenny was in Seattle, she asked me "What was that song we sang at Grandma and Grandpas?" Then she would sing the right tune, but would say "Jesus in my life" and that was it, no other words, just that first little part of the tune with the wrong words. When I couldn't come up with the song, I had NO idea what she was even talking about, she was SO frustrated. My mom was in the car with me and trying to help figure out what song this could be. Finally we just gave up. Later that night, it finally came to me, but I kind of confused Isabella because I sang it as "take off the old man and put on the new" then realized it was "old robe" and tried to switch the words on her. She was SOOO excited that we had figured it out and just had to call Noni and sing it for her. This is what she sang:

"Oh the best thing in my life, I ever did do,
Oh the best thing in my life, I ever did do,
Oh the best thing in my life I ever did do,
was to take off.... the clothes.... and give them to the old man." :)

It came up again today as she was wanting to sing it again, she did better today and said "to take off the old robe and put on the NEWS"

Oh, how I love all her silliness, it just makes my day!!


Kathy said...

Too funny. I don't know if there is another verse. I grew up in a Baptist church and we used to sing this song and so many others on the bus ride. I found a CD you can order that has the song on it:

I also tried to find another verse but was unable to.

I love those old songs. I still remember most of them and still sing them to this day--30 years later!

melva said...

At least you know that she would give someone the shirt off her back if they needed it. She has such a kind heart. She is soooo precious. I like her version. :) It made me laugh.

steph said...

Hey! I remember that song. Also, I LOVE your new profile picture of you and the girls---All those CURLS!! makes us straight haired girls jealous!

Gwen said...

That is great!

I forgot to mention that I made my blog private. If you would like to be a reader please email me at and I will add you.

Oh and I can't believe how big your girls are getting! They are beautiful!