Friday, February 25, 2011

s.o.s. saint...

... who's the patron saint of strapping young men?

For lifting heavy objects, as in "I am moving and I need help". Get your minds out of the gutter people.

9 comments:

3puddytats said...

For me it is St Michael Archangel..I am on a military base and I am surrounded daily by handsome strapping young men...

It never gets old :)

St Michael Archangel Patron of the Military pray for us :)

Honestly though--ask at your parish..when I was moving into my new condo a few years back there were high school age young men needing Confirmation service hours...they helped me pack and unpack boxes, loaded my car, and helped cleaning my rental to turn back to the landlord. I wasn't even supposed to tip them, but I did give them sodas :)

I paid a couple of coworkers with a trailer to help me move the big stuff.

Sara

Terry Nelson said...

I love the s.o.s band! "Take Your Time!"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FACTx6fhpLc

Cruise the Groove. said...

If you need help Kat, I am available and very strong, get in touch.
God bless.

Anthony S. Layne said...

St. Jude?

Down here in Texas it's fairly easy to get help; there are any number of corners where a bunch of men will be sitting around waiting for people to offer them work at $10 an hour ... and they work hard. And if you don't speak Spanish, at least two or three will understand enough English to get the message.

Rick said...

Blessed Pier Frassati: one of my models.

3puddytats said...

Also if you need packing boxes and it doesn't matter if they close...the local liquor store/package store will GIVE you as many boxes as you can carry away, but the tops are usually cut of them so that liquor canbe displayed. These are good for books, canned and packaged goods/food, shoes, toys, stuffed animals etc... I dont' recommend them for use in a storage shed or garage.

And since they are smaller boxes you don't have to worry about putting a hundred fify pounds of books in them and having to walk up three flights of stairs..

Sara

BurgoFitzgerald said...

I really did think you meant a saint that sort of got behind giving young men the strap. I have been spending far too much time teaching first year college students. The other day a student could not get past the fact that Frederick Douglass's last name has the word "ass" in it. *heaving a long suffering sigh*

And now I see that the word verification word of the day is "suckler". I kid you not. My students would be transfixed for days if they saw this.

I am getting ready to type "suckler".

Athanasius contra mundum said...

St Christopher: according to the story he used to carry people and eventually Jesus across a river

Lola said...

I'd say St. Sebastian.

I have a weakness for atheletes.

(Oh and I once dared my dh to go as he appears in most art to the Parish All Saints Day Parade!)