Clergy Corner: What it means by saying grace

File PhotoMichael Falgout. ■ Michael Falgout / Contributed It was our oldest son who first brought it to my attention. “Why do we say, ‘Thank you, seed,’ before we eat dinner?” The simple answer is: we don’t. But, when our youngest says grace before our evening meal, that is what it sounds like. I honestly don’t know who was the first among us to pray, “Thank you, Father. Thank you for this day. Thank you for this food that we have received. Amen.” But, somehow, it stuck, and was passed down from brother to sister until the last part was shortened to: “Thank you f’th’s day. Thank you f’th’s…ceiv’d (sounds like:

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