Eighty-five year old Miss Bea, the church organist, had never been married. She was much admired for her sweetness, and kindness to all.
The pastor came to call on her one afternoon early in the spring, and she welcomed him into her Victorian parlor. She invited him to have a seat while she prepared a little tea. As he sat facing her old pump organ, the young minister noticed a cut glass bowl sitting on top of it filled with water. In the water floated, of all things, a condom! Imagine his surprise and shock. Imagine his curiosity! Surely Miss Bea had flipped, or something.
When she returned with tea, and cookies, they began to chat. The pastor tried to stifle his curiosity about the bowl of water, and it’s strange contents. but soon it got the better of him, and he could no longer resist. Pointing to the bowl, he asked, “Miss Bea, I wonder if you would tell me about this.”
“Oh yes”, she replied, “Isn’t it just wonderful? I was walking downtown last fall, and I found this little package on the ground. The directions said to put it on the organ, keep it wet, and it would prevent disease. And you know I haven’t had a cold all winter!”