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An Unholy War: The Conclusion
She succeeded in her quest to get rid of him, didn't she? I wonder if he's ever recovered from the incident. And blessed tap water? Really?
By: Alex J. Cavanaugh on February 13, 2015
A "don't get mad, get even A "don't get mad, get even" kinda lady! Love it!
By: Cranky on February 13, 2015
Good for your mother for throwing out the trash.
By: Daniel LaFrance on February 13, 2015
The problem with a swimming pool at the church was that you could never go underwater. Everyone had to walk on top. Oh, dear going to Hell for that one. At least I'll see Dad.
By: Al Penwasser on February 13, 2015
What a great story- so well told! Enjoyed all of it~
By: Shelly on February 13, 2015
Wow, quite an amazing baptism! I grew up Catholic, and the worst I got was a scowl from Sister Mallory for annoying the girls.
By: Tom Sightings on February 13, 2015
to the victor goes the splash!
By: TexWisGirl on February 13, 2015
You are a great writer--well done!!
By: fishducky on February 13, 2015
That is hilarious! I'm so glad your mother got the last laugh plus a nice dip in the pool, and the tyrannical priest got his tush kicked - all the way to another parish. And I'd have loved to have seen Bobby Arujio break the yardstick! I hope you and Mrs. C have a wonderful Valentine's Day! :)
By: Lexa Cain on February 13, 2015
What a delightful story Stephen and I love a happy ending when the evil get their just rewards. Your Mom was quite the lady to be reckoned with. Be proud.
By: Akansas Patti on February 13, 2015
The best revenge was swimming in his pool and making it her own!
By: mimi on February 13, 2015
What a wicked web he wove. All for naught, as your mom dove.
By: Val on February 13, 2015
What a great story! I had to laugh at "blessed tap water" - it reminded me of this joke: How do you make holy water? - You boil the hell out of it.
By: Pixel Peeper on February 13, 2015
Thanks for a great series and a terrific story! Your mom was a force to be reckoned and never trifled with.
By: Tom Cochrun on February 13, 2015
Did that shyster ever dare show his face in the neighborhood again?
By: Catalyst on February 13, 2015
I'm sure much of this could be true in some places. I was waiting for something to happen to the priest. I didn't think it would be as low key as him just disappearing.
By: red on February 13, 2015
Oh, Esther Williams (Mom), I love you. You scare me, but I love you. I like Bobby, too. I think Father H. was related to my mother, but we aren't Catholics. I bet he wasn't a real Catholic. Love, Janie
By: Janie Junebug on February 13, 2015
I just cannot' 'fathom' how he got a way with it until your Mom stood up to him. Good for her!
By: John on February 14, 2015
Oh man your mother was (and is) quite a piece of work!
By: The Bug on February 14, 2015
Bwa hahah that priest met his maker... looking a lot like your mom! Gotta love her revenge!
By: Kathe W. on February 14, 2015
I can't even imagine a church with a swimming pool in the back yard! Your mom got the last word and sealed it with a swan dive into the pool. Your mom sounds like a hoot!
By: Coloring Outside the Lines on February 14, 2015
You are very good at the twists and turns of religious coming of age stories. The Catholic Church is certainly going to be less masochistic, less pedophilia oriented and more gay with this new Pope.
By: Tabor on February 14, 2015
I've never understood the yawning gulf between the Church's teachings and the behavior of its appointed representatives. Loved how your mom stood up to this petty bully.
By: Botanist on February 14, 2015
Sounds like the Father had it coming to him. I'm sure your mother thought "Good riddance".
By: Scott Park on February 16, 2015
great story. we need more women like your mother.
By: Ellen Abbott on February 17, 2015
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