The floater

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Miss Bea was in her eighties, and much admired for her sweetness and
kindness to all. Her 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 , floating, of all things a

Imagine his shock and surprise! Imagine his curiosity! Surely Miss Bea
had flipped.. or something! But he certainly couldn't mention the strange
sight in her parlor.

When she returned with tea and cookies, they began to chat. The pastor
tried to stifle his curiosity about the bowl and its strange floater, but
soon it got the best of him, and he could resist no longer. "Miss Bea",
he said, "I wonder if you could tell me about this?" (Pointing to the

"Oh yes" she replied, "Isn't it Wonderful?" "I was walking down town
last fall, and I found this little package. It said to put it on your
organ, keep it wet, and it would prevent disease. And, you know, I think
it's working! I haven't been sick all winter."

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