Steak ‘n Shake I learned that if you add
hearts” after their names, you can say
you want about them and it’s OK.
son, bless his heart, is an idiot, she
rents storage space for his kids’
toys—they’re only one
and three years old! I
father, bless his heart, has turned
into a sentimental old fool.
weepy when he hears my daughter’s greeting
voice mail. Before
our Steakburgers came
someone else blessed her office mate’s
then, as an afterthought, the jealous hearts
entire anthropology department.
We bestowed blessings on many a
that day. I even blessed my ex-wife’s heart.
waiter, bless his heart, would not be getting
much tip, for
which, no doubt, he’d bless our hearts.
In a week it would be
and we would each sit with our
families, counting our blessings and blessing
hearts of family members as only family
does best. Oh, bless us
all, yes, bless us, please
bless us and bless our crummy little