INSPIRING STORY OF THE WEEK
HOPE YOUR TEAM WINS
by Lois W. Stern
Yes, this is a humorous story, but remember, humor is also inspiring.
Hope Your Team Wins is a true tale of Franny, one of my most colorful relatives.
Once you read it, you will understand why I say, “People, like ice cream, come in many flavors.”
Alone in her house one summer morning, Franny decided to put up a load of wash. No sooner had the wash cycle begun, she decided to add her frilly nighty to the suds. Impulse accomplished, now standing stark naked, the doorbell rang. What to do?
Franny searched the basement closet for something to cover her naked body, settling on an old raccoon coat her husband often wore to the Giant’s football games. It was a hot summer morning, and her home, like most at that time, was not fitted with central air conditioning. That raccoon coat covered her well, too well for a hot summer day, but it was after all, only a coverup for a few moments.
The humorously inspiring story begins with the ring of the doorbell.
Feeling confident that nothing best left hidden was on display, Franny opened the door and came face to face with the electric meter man. She greeted him with a friendly smile and guided him down a flight of steps to the basement meter wall. Mission accomplished, he thanked her with a quirky smile and set off on his way. Only then did it occur to Franny how foolish she must look in a shaggy old raccoon coat in the heat of the summer.
The humorous story continues.
Months passed. Another Monday wash day rolled around and Franny was again in her basement putting up the laundry. Franny looked up toward the ceiling and noticed cobwebs overhead. She decided to get rid of them and looked around for some way to protect her hair. She quickly grabbed for her son’s football helmet and eased it over her curls. And then she heard the familiar ring of the doorbell.
You guessed it, the friendly meter man had returned to read her electric meter. But this time, he didn’t remain so silent!
Watch this video frames 7:21 – end for more of this humorous story!