Monday, October 29, 2007

Bathtub Shrines

This entry is not meant to insult, denigrate, or otherwise cause harm to anyone's personal beliefs...

The past couple days, while driving home, a Bathtub Shrine has caught my eye.  Yes, it was an actual bathtub, buried halfway in the ground with probably a Virgin Mary inside.  I can only see the tub part driving by.  You used to see alot more of these things a long time ago, but not as much.  Usually you will see a smaller version of a shrine or grotto type thing with the Virgin Mary, St. Francis or someone else inside.  Now I may be ignorant, but is sticking a statue of the Virgin Mary in a bathtub the best way to show your love for her?  Its a little gross and tacky to me.  I am not a Catholic, after doing some research  I found that it actually has a history!  Well, to each their own.  As far as tacky yard ornaments go, I'll stick with my resin toads and birds..  No pink flamingos yet, but if anyone has one they want to send me let me know! 

Oh at court today, I was awarded $68 a week in support plus $5 a week retroactive ($350).  Now we wait until Thursday to see if the judge will let me continue to have primary physical custody. 

Isn't that a sweet little girl? 

10 comments:

jlocorriere05 said...

We don't have shrines over here but I saw a lot on the roadsides in Italy. I hope you still get custody of Sarah, I can't imagine anybody allowing Dave to get custody. Jeannette xx  http://journals.aol.co.uk/jlocorriere05/Welcometomytravels  

nightmaremom said...

keeping you in good thoughts..
hugs
d

madcobug said...

Good for you, now if he will jus come across with some money. I have never seen a bathtub fixed like that. Helen

chat2missie said...

I would never have thought of using a tub in that manner!  Glad you got some money you deserve.  Enjoy your night.
Missie

wwfbison said...

Well I have to agree with you ~ I find the Virgin Mary in a bathtub pretty tacky myself.  I read your link, hard to believe this is accepted practice in my mind.  I don't see how a judge would not award you primary custody.  
Lisa

ladymagnolia1963 said...

This is a first for me. I have never seen a bathtub used this way. It dosen't look very nice.

HUGS~Donna

tampa0503 said...

I didn't know those shrines were actual bathtubs!!  I never saw one upclose though.  I just learned something.  ty,  Bethe

tendernoggle said...

I have never seen one of these bathtub things...very odd...
love ya,
carlene

fowfies said...

I have to say I have never seen this before...and it is kind of tacky...who would think this is attractive? Strange yard art. Just my opinion though, to each his own as they say. Hey that is pretty good to get that much a month...now if he will just do what he is supposed to do and pay you. Maybe then he wont have enough money to buy booze and he will straighten up.

nay0114 said...

Good luck in court. Have a great day.
Take care, Chrissie