The Irish Girl

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Sunday, 8 February 2009

As soon as she had finished parochial school in Memphis, a bright young, lass named Becky shook the dust of the convent school off her shoes and made her way to Las Vegas where before long, she became a head-liner dancer in a casino show.

Eventually she returned to her home town for a visit and on a Saturday night went to confession in the church which she had always attended as a child.

In the confessional Father Sullivan recognized her and began asking her about her work. She explained that she was an acrobatic dancer, and he wantedto know what that meant.

She said she would be happy to show him the kind of thing she did on stage. Stepped out of the confessional within sight of Father Sullivan, she went into a series of cartwheels, leaping splits, handsprings and back flips.

Kneeling near the confessional, waiting their turn, were two middle-aged ladies. They witnessed Becky's acrobatics with wide eyes, and one said to the other: "Will you just look at the penance Father Sullivan is givin' out this night, and me without me bloomers on!"

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