Thursday, January 31, 2008

St. Joseph

About a year and a half ago, we decided we wanted to sell the house. I wanted it to be a quick sale, so besides the fact that I am a non-practicing Catholic, I went to the church supply store and bought a statue of St. Joseph to bury in the yard. After many discussions with John, he was buried in the jasmine planter in the back yard. John was not happy to be burying him (he thought it was stupid and he is way more Catholic than me) but he buried him. He buried him in the planter because the dirt was the softest there. Well, in a year, we hadn't sold the house so we took the house off the market. This story really does have a point and I am getting there..... So tonight I'm watching the news. I always watch the 11pm news on channel 8 so I don't have to change the channel when Letterman comes on. Besides, Stan is a honey.... So they have a story on this town in Texas that a whole bunch of the people there are buying St. Joseph statues because home sales are very slow and I suddenly remembered something.... I never dug up St. Joseph from our yard! Was I supposed to? Is there a prayer or a zulu dance I need to do to negate the effects of St. Joseph? I'm pretty sure John did not recite the suggested prayer upon burying him, so I'm guessing that's why the house didn't sell - St. Joseph wasn't activated! If you decide to do the St. Joseph thing, don't forget to energize, activate and otherwise inject the juju into the dude so your house can sell. And if you know what I'm supposed to do before I dig him up, let me know. Thanks.

5 comments:

~missprissme said...

Poor St Joseph getting such a bad rap ;)

Tami Bayer said...

LOL...this cracked me up. Truly, I don't know how to make the juju work, but it's a good story. Best of luck with your aprons. Off to check out your etsy shop.

Katney said...

Did you bury him facing the wrong way? Did your neighbor's house sell?

Eleanor said...

Hi Debbie,
My friend's house was on the market for months so I told her about St. Joseph. They buried the statue in November and their house sold the following month. Here's the site I sent her, http://www.catholicsupply.com/christmas/stjoe.html

Odelia said...

This is great info to know.