Standing on the shore, a
Scottish lady watches her grandson playing in the water. She is
thunderstruck when she sees a huge wave crash over him. When it recedes,
the boy is no longer there -- he had vanished!
Screaming, the woman
holds her hands to the sky and cries, "Lord, how could you? Have I not
been a wonderful mother and grandmother? Have I not scrimped and saved
so I could give to the church? Have I not always put others before
myself? Have I not always turned my other cheek and loved my neighbors?
Have I not --"
A deep loud voice from the sky interrupts. "Enough already, give me a
Immediately, another huge wave appears and crashes on the beach. And
when it recedes, the boy is there smiling, splashing around as if
nothing ever happened.
The deep loud voice continues. "I have returned your grandson. Are you
The grandmother responds, "He had a hat."