Along with MSgt Jack landers and A1C George Coleman, we were to be the Three Kings, and sing the song at the manger scene. My verse started "Myrrh is mine......." I have never been much of a singer, but when it came my time, I belted out, "MYRRH IS MINE... and my mind went blank. To keep up with the music I stood there saying da-da dada, dum de dum da da da da da. The entire verse, I could not stop myself. To really help matters the other two kings were cracking up!
For years we got Christmas cards that said: Merry Christmas, MYRRH IS MINE DA DA DA DA!
The only redeeming thing about that was my buddy George Coleman. George later spent many years on Air Force One as the Communications Chief.
George was a take charge type of guy. He later became a professional singer, a part of the 'Singing Branhams' (methinks). In another church service in Georgia he was late for a community church service. He rushed in and took an empty aisle seat a few rows inside. As he sat down immediately he heard a noise behind him and a young man was walking up the aisle humming and drinking what appeared to be a beer. Seeing the ushers, nor anyone else was going to intervene, George stood up and walked a step or two with the kid and turned him around and walked him back out of the church.
In the vestibule he started to talk to the kid about interrupting a worship service. .... The kid finally broke in and said, "I am part of the play, I am a prodigal".
George said, "Well get back in there you are doing a great job!"
Being late for the service he did not know the youth group was putting on a skit. Now when I see George I tell him he topped me.
Somethings you never forget!!!