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Marilee J. Layman

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08:21 pm: Home Today
I woke up partway through the night with my left shoulder hurting so I took some acetaminophen and slept an extra hour. I went to get the mail and came back to find two Mormon missionaries on the doorstep. One said they'd been knocking at my door and I told him he was scaring my cats. He then asked if I had read the Mormon Bible and I told him it was a better fantasy than the King James Bible, but I preferred science fiction. Then I reminded them that the development is marked No Trespassing at all entrances and shut the door. Spirit came out from behind the water heater in about five minutes, but Shiva was in the castle for a few hours. I cooked tonight -- chicken, mushroom, onion, garlic, etc. over whole wheat elbow mac -- and now have to load the dishwasher.

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From:writingortyping
Date:February 27th, 2009 01:53 am (UTC)
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He then asked if I had read the Mormon Bible and I told him it was a better fantasy than the King James Bible, but I preferred science fiction.

LOVE.
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From:capemaynuts
Date:February 27th, 2009 05:48 am (UTC)
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Oh Mormons came a knocking? We usually just get Jehovah Witnesses. Never had Mormons. Wonder how they would react to my hubby. He's famous for answering the door shirtless holding an ax or chainsaw. I remember hearing a joke that the Mormon religion was all a big mistake, it was a practical joke gone wrong, because there is only one letter between mormon and moron.
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From:fledgist
Date:February 27th, 2009 01:28 pm (UTC)
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One of the angels who handed the tablets of gold to Joe Smith was named Moroni, his father was named Mormon.
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From:mjlayman
Date:February 27th, 2009 07:53 pm (UTC)
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Yes, and the word "moron" was known then, so it's always seemed so odd to me that he would make up an angel with that name. The big Mormon Temple in the DC region has a giant golden Moroni statue on top of one of the spires, and when you're going counterclockwise around the Beltway in that area, you come to a turn and there it is, in all its splendor. When the light is right, it almost looks like a golden angel rising from the trees. I wonder how many accidents it's caused. Oh, Wikipedia has that, plus the Surrender Dorothy! graffiti!
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From:fledgist
Date:February 27th, 2009 10:08 pm (UTC)
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The temple in San Diego also has a golden statue of Moroni. Shortly after the temple was completed, Moroni was struck by lightning. For some reason, this was not taken as a message from above.
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From:mjlayman
Date:February 27th, 2009 10:44 pm (UTC)
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Ha!
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From:mjlayman
Date:February 27th, 2009 07:40 pm (UTC)
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Ah, I'd never heard that! Yeah, Jehovah's Witnesses are generally local and are more compliant about following things like no trespassing signs. These boys are from Utah, usually, and don't care.
From:(Anonymous)
Date:February 27th, 2009 06:14 am (UTC)

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Enjoyed your journal which I have tried catching up on for several sessions this week...today's is great...the Morman booksellers...I am still laughing.
Hope you're feeling better than some of your reports this past month.
Virginia Dolan
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From:mjlayman
Date:February 27th, 2009 07:41 pm (UTC)

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Virginia, if I kept them from knocking at your door, I don't mind dealing with them! Yeah, I'm feeling much better, we'll just see what happens in about 10 days when I completely stop the phenobarb again!
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From:fledgist
Date:February 27th, 2009 01:28 pm (UTC)
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I once reduced a Moron missionary to tears by asking her why I didn't count as a full human being, according to the Mormon Church, until they had a divine revelation when I was 22.
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From:mjlayman
Date:February 27th, 2009 07:42 pm (UTC)
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I've never seen a female one! But yes, that was an excellent question. I suppose I could have argued patriarchy with them, but I just wanted to come back in and calm down the cats.
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From:fledgist
Date:February 27th, 2009 10:12 pm (UTC)
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This was the first one I'd encountered. My mother has been bothered by some female Moron missionaries too.
From:(Anonymous)
Date:February 27th, 2009 04:33 pm (UTC)
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Ahhh, yes, those mormons ........
I have a "no soliciting" sign by the door. Does that stop them? No! Told the last ones I was not convertible - with a nice smile. They left fast.
Your dinner sounds delicious!
Doris
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From:mjlayman
Date:February 27th, 2009 07:43 pm (UTC)
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It was, and when I came back in from the car a few minutes ago (because it won't start, so no doctor's appt and I'm waiting for the tow truck to take it up to the shop), the house smelled nice and garlicky.
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