Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Truth is beauty, beauty truth

So a couple posts ago i mentioned that i was going to be traveling to family reunions, and as i more or less expected, that resulted in my complete radio silence over the past week and a half or so. However, stuff that happened over the time i was away gave me a couple things to write about.

For example, this past Sunday my family attended church (along with most of the rest of that mostly-Mormon branch of our family) at a smallish branch.* While i was there i saw something i haven’t seen in a Mormon church service in years:

Metal sacrament trays!

(Old-school represent!)

You know, i certainly understand that they can get dinged up, and they’re noisier than the plastic ones,** but the metal ones are so much prettier—and i hadn’t realized how much i’d missed that.

* Those of you who know how church unit budgets are calculated will understand why i kept imagining that the branch president was thinking to himself, “Why couldn’t their family reunion have been in June instead of July?”

** Unless you use the paper cups—but for whatever reason, the paper cups cost noticeably more than the plastic ones.


Heather the Mama Duk said...

Well, then it's too bad you weren't here on a Sunday because we have metal sacrament trays. I always found the plastic ones at our wards in VA to be so strange looking. Metal just seems right to me.

Heather the Mama Duk said...

Oh, and our cups vary. Usually we have paper. Occasionally we'll have plastic, but that only lasts a few weeks and we're back to paper.