Miss Bea, the church organist was in her 80’s and had never married.
She was much admired for her sweetness and kindness.
One afternoon the pastor came to call on her, and she showed him into her quaint little sitting room, then invited him to have a seat while she went to make some tea.
As he sat facing her old pump organ, the young minister noticed a glass bowl sitting on top of it, filled with water.
Floating in the water was a c0ndom.
When she returned with tea and scones, they began to chat.
The pastor tried to stifle his curiosity about the bowl of water and its strange floating ornament, but soon it got the better of him and he could resist no longer.
“Miss Bea,” he said,
“I wonder if you would tell me about this?” pointing to the bowl.
“Oh yes, isn’t it wonderful?” she said,
“I was walking in the park a few months ago and found this little package on the ground. The directions said to place it on the organ, keep it wet, and it would prevent the spreading of disease.”
“And you know, I haven’t had a cold all winter.”