Friday, 30 October 2009

Revere, Saugus, Lynn or perhaps Beverly

About once a quarter I receive a newsletter addressed to “The Revere J. Michael Povey”.

I wonder. Is there also “The Saugus J. Michael Povey”, or “The Lynn Michael Povey”, perhaps even “The Beverly Michael Povey”?



Do I have doppelgangers in numerous towns on the north shore of Massachusetts?


NOT TO WORRY. NO ONE CAN GET IT RIGHT ALL OF THE TIME.

For example, retired Bishop Walter Righter recently related a juicy tale in “Vintage Voice” a monthly newsletter for retired Episcopal Clerics.

He tells of an Episcopal Parish which was celebrating its Centenary. Said Parish printed a formal invitation to the Centennial celebration. The invitation included a note to visiting Priests regarding their vesture for the event. It read “Clergy: Festal Stoles”.

A good person sent a copy of this centennial invitation to the White House, which was kind enough to respond with a letter of congratulations.

The letter was addressed to "The Revd. Festal Stoles"

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