Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Cnadles Are Here To Stay

Cnadles was the first one I really noticed. Then it was telelphone followed by utililities or utilties. I guess I have always transposed letters when typing words. And there are words that I consistantly misspell when typing... not because I don't know how to spell them, but because my finger coordination is shot! The thing is that these days, my fingers are not all pointing in the direction they are supposed to be pointing and some of my joints don't move at all. I miss letters entirely or hit the wrong letter or hit the same key with a one-two punch and get a double letter when I only want one.

Arthritis is not a fun thing. I now also have wpords like reat, mab, ir hsve. (translation: words like great, man, or have) Spellcheck is helpful, but then there are words that I mispell correctly... I'm sure you know what I mean. I have had to hone my editorial skills to keep up with my ever-increasing errors. It gets embarassing when I print out a report at work that I cannot edit, or when I leave a comment on someone's blog and skip the previewing option.

Cnadles are candles. One of the things I do at work is to enter the various incomes received during the week. Candle money is usually deposited weekly. At our church, cnadle money is usually deposited weekly. It is sort of a joke now. It is a good thing that I can laugh at myself and a good thing that the Parish Manager and Old Irish Pastor have a good sense of humor!

Old Irish Pastor actually does not approve of the practice of collecting for candles or cnadles. It is a rather archaic custom. Years ago in the Catholic Church people paid for candles to light for their prayer intentions. This money was a significant source of income for the clergy. These days, clergy get salaries, auto allowance, insurance and other benefits. Most of the candle stands are now votive stands with electronic candles because of the hazard that unattended lit candles pose for buildings. The funny thing is that people flock to them the same way. They get upset if their virtual candle does not light!... as if their prayers are no good if the light doesn't light! I am really not trying to make fun of the practice of lighting candles as part of prayer. It is a beautiful symbol. It is just that people seem to get caught up in the candle part instead of the prayer part...

At any rate, it seems that cnadles and candles are here to stay... whether in my writing or in church... at least for my lifetime.

14 comments:

L said...

I will light a cnadle for you in the hoppe that you are felling beeter.

happyandblue2 said...

I find it strange that people feel the need to light a cndle to talk with God. I think that He can see them.In a lot of cases it would probably be better to hide oneself under a blanket when praying..

Ron Southern said...
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Ron Southern said...

I've begun this past year to have some of the same feebleness of fingers that you're talking about, so I sympathize. Except in comment boxes like this one, though, you may be giving spell check programs too little credit. Such programs can't correct when you've used the wrong form of to, too, or two, but will catch all the simple letter transpositions like "cnadles". You're probably just suffering from Too Much Haste and not running spell-check as often as you thilnk you are? (There's one of my new ones!)

Ron Southern said...

I've begun this past year to have some of the same feebleness of fingers that you're talking about, so I sympathize. Except in comment boxes like this one, though, you may be giving spell check programs too little credit. Such programs can't correct when you've used the wrong form of to, too, or two, but will catch all the simple letter transpositions like "cnadles". You're probably just suffering from Too Much Haste and not running spell-check as often as you thilnk you are? (There's one of my new ones!)

Ron Southern said...

I've begun this past year to have some of the same feebleness of fingers that you're talking about, so I sympathize. Except in comment boxes like this one, though, you may be giving spell check programs too little credit. Such programs can't correct when you've used the wrong form of to, too, or two, but will catch all the simple letter transpositions like "cnadles". You're probably just suffering from Too Much Haste and not running spell-check as often as you thilnk you are? (There's one of my new ones!)

Ron Southern said...

Blogger Comments seem intent on making life hell. I would beat blogger to death with a hammer if I could Get At Them!

Rhodent said...

Well Ron, you will probably have to stand in a very long line. Eventually Blogger will correct the problem... about the same time they will ceate a new one... they probably think it gives us material for our posts.

Frally said...

I also hope you're feeling better. :)

Now, how many times would you like me to post this comment? I see that Ron's gone for the record but I think I could beat him if I put my mind to it.

Ralph's Homespun Headlines said...

Don't know if I will ever be able to look at a cnadle again without smiling. Thansk for the chuckle.
Ralph

Woody said...

Hi Rhodent! I persevered and got into the comments section - finally. I too show signs of lesdexia now and then. Thank heavens for spell check!

Cliff Morrow said...

Hi Rodent, Thanks for the link and visit. I'm going to be home in a few days and will catch up on yours and start blogging again.

Rurality said...

I can relate. I am even Karne sometimes instead of Karen. :)