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Candle in the Dark

January 31, 2013

It was on sale at the market in Seville, and it beckoned to me. Why not romanticize the bedroom and put in a soft candle, I mused. The price of a small candle seemed high at $8.50, but tolerable at half that price on sale, and it smelled like vanilla. What a nice surprise for Kathy! I could not understand any of the Spanish language label; no matter, I had my candle. A candle is a candle, right?

The surprise was not for Kathy, but for me. Once lit, the result was more fit for a brothel than a pastor’s bedroom. The candle turned different colors, filling the bedroom first with red, then green, then purple, then blue, then yellow, then orange and on and on and on. How can they make it work like that? There was no off switch.

Wow, imagine my surprise when Kathy came in and said she liked it! Wonders in Spain never cease to amaze me. WEG



  1. Roxanne Elmblad says:

    Wow! You two are so cute. What fun to enjoy all the simple pleasures and surprises when you’re not on a schedule. What joy to hear how much you are enjoying each other. You are still ministering to us all!

  2. Donna Pyle says:

    Bwah haa haaa!! That’s one of many for the scrapbook. 🙂

    • wgraumann says:

      Donna, this is Kathy. We thought about you during your taping. It would have been nice to have these candles setting on the tables as you taught and taped:-)

  3. george ann reynolds says:

    I want one of those candles!

  4. Kathy Schroeder says:

    All I can think of to say is OOOOh La La!! : ) I always tell Scott I married him for life but not for lunch, but this retirement thing looks pretty fun!

  5. natalie says:

    I love following your blog! I don’t believe y’all have had one dull moment! Have lots of fun making new memories together!

  6. Mary Pieper says:

    I love this one!

  7. HELLO pastor graumann and mrs graumann it is nice of you to share your vacation photos with all of us, we fill like we are a part of your trip. please continue to share your faith and wisdom in your daily journal, it is such an inspiration to all of us. also,i looked forward to reading pastor graumanns email on friday afternoons, now im getting an update from both of you daily, im blessed. hope you both continue to enjoy your trips, you are missed. thanks for all you have done for the many of us and for all you continue to do.

    • wgraumann says:

      You are more than kind, and it is a joy to write the blog, especially when we know folks like you appreciate it. Charlotte, they don’t make or sell cookies here, and I miss your chocolate chip cookies 🙂

  8. angiehsnow says:

    Awwwww! So sweer…I love ir!

  9. Rachel Little says:

    What a story for $8.50!

  10. Tanya Grona says:

    Sounds like you guys are having fun! Wayne, you are a great writer!

  11. Shameka says:

    This is too funny and I can only imagine the laughing you did watching the candles change colors! LOL.. Glad to hear you guys are enjoying yourselves!

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