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My church choir was missing a tenor and a bass today, leaving 2 sopranos, 2 altos and 1 bass.

On Sunday mornings, you go with what you have.  The 2 absences were due to illness, so there was no advance notice.

Given the circumstances, they sang well.  Everyone listened to each other, and even looked up from the music for the entire 1st verse!  (The anthem was “Away in a Manger” in 3 different versions, one per verse.)

The woman who gave me a ride to the bus stop, age 87, said, “The choir was a little skinny today!  But they sounded good.”

Great choice of words, don’t you think?

Gotta love it.

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