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Birthdays are Ominous

Our church has a custom that people celebrating birthdays come to the front of the auditorium. There they give an offering in thankfulness for life, while the congregation sings "Happy Birthday."

Sometimes, rather than go forward, shy people give an anonymous offering to the Sunday school director. One Sunday, the director came forward and proclaimed, "I have here an ominous birthday offering."

A grey-haired man spoke up, "Aren't they all?"

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