Yesterday I heard a wild rumor about the Obama birth certificate situation. Someone emailed me that the lawsuits over that had "quietly" reached the United States Supreme Court, and that the court would be taking on the cases. The email said that Antonin Scalia had said something about it, that the court would consider it, something like that.
I was trying to verify the rumor but you know how it is, it is like we live in China or somewhere and it is impossible to corroborate or disprove anything. That is too bad. I am interested in the doings of Antonin Scalia because he is a Leonard Pennario fan.
Here is something else about Antonin Scalia. Remember my Uncle Bob? He makes appearances on this Web log now and then. His memory does, anyway. Once my brother George was quizzing Uncle Bob, who was a history professor, about various Supreme Court justices. Uncle Bob was rating them as to how conservative they were.
They got to Scalia. George read off his name.
Uncle Bob said: "Like a rock."
Ha, ha! George and I love remembering that. We were just reliving that the other day.
Speaking of reliving things, yesterday I had so much fun talking about supermarkets I thought I would return to that topic.The other day in Tops when I was wandering around waiting for them to kill and steam my lobster I began taking pictures. You know what fascinated me? Those religious candles. There is half an aisle of them!
I saw a candle dedicated to Our Lady of Guadalupe and to be honest, I was tempted. Because I was married on Dec. 12 which is the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. And there was a prayer on the candle for the Pope.
But then I noticed that the same company that made that candle made all kinds of hoodoo candles too. This candle was not blessed or anything. I decided it was best not to support this industry. Although you know what? I wonder if we will see this kind of thing passing away. And when we do that will be too bad. I would not want the hoodoo candles sticking around but if people burn candles for Our Lady of Guadalupe or for St. Anthony of Padua that is probably all for the better.
Here is the Our Lady of Guadalupe candle.
My church is St. Anthony of Padua and he was there at Tops, too. I wonder how many people light candles to St. Anthony when no one is looking because they cannot find something in the store. I should have lit it because I could not find raisins, no matter how hard I looked.