Glurge:   Before she dies, Edith Burns, a woman who believes in Easter, convinces another woman to believe too.


Example:   [Collected via e-mail, March 2006]

Happy Easter!

Edith Burns was a wonderful Christian who lived in San Antonio, Texas. She was the patient of a doctor by the name of Will Phillips. Dr. Phillips was a gentle doctor who saw patients as people. His favorite patient was Edith Burns.

One morning he went to his office with a heavy heart and it was because of Edith Burns. When he walked into that waiting room, there sat Edith with her big black Bible in her lap earnestly talking to a young mother sitting beside her.

Edith Burns had a habit of introducing herself in this way: “Hello, my name is Edith Burns. Do you believe in Easter?” Then she would explain the meaning of Easter, and many times people would be saved.

Dr. Phillips walked into that office and there he saw the head nurse, Beverly . Beverly had first met Edith when she was taking her blood pressure. Edith began by saying, “My name is Edith Burns. Do you believe in Easter?”

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Origins:   This tale of Edith Burns and Easter appeared in the 2007 book Tears in My Heart by James Collins (a collection of stories of which “some are true and others are [fictional] illustrations”), where it was credited to a Rev. E. Manzouras. However, the tale appears to have been based on an older (and longer) story by Russell Kelfer, “The Story of Edith Easter” (which features a character named Edith Berns).

Last updated:   7 April 2009