Speaking of Frog Blog:In 1979 rock star Pope John Paul II visited Boston at the start of his first U.S. tour. My daughter was two years old at the time.
Pictures and film clips of the pope were all over the local TV news. Many pictures showed him wearing his tall pope hat. Being the funny guy that I was I taught my daughter to say, “Hey, Pope. What’s happening?” We both said that phrase each time we saw the pope on TV.
That Christmas we were in Vermont attending Midnight Mass services with my in-laws. The priest came up to the altar all dressed in his robes and with his tall pope hat on his head. My daughter took one look at him and in that very quiet and still church said at the top of her voice… (you guessed it,) “Hey, Pope. What’s happening?”