We were a large family 5 kids and we had just sat down for our first cobbled together meal after moving to California, nothing to speak of was unpacked and we had just converted to Protestants as well.
There was all the usual jabbering going on and my Mom sensing the youngest my sister Tina was being left out because she was so young and didn't speak well yet.Did you get to talk to the kids next door honey? Yes, she replied brightly sense she was now the the center of attention. She was a late arrival and we all doted on her. Mom, then asked what their names were and Tina proudly answered Samantha and the boy is Brian and they are CATHOLICS she struggled to get the long word out, an I met their Mom an dad too!
She was clearly enjoying this and is now beaming at the collective attention of the whole family. Thats nice Mom replied, an they asked me what we were as well she added trying to milk it for all it was worth. Oh, Mom replied casually , and what did you say sweetie. I told em we were prostitutes she proudly proclaimed. After I sprayed most of my food onto the table and was far from alone, My mother then looked at my step dad and stoically told him don't bother unpacking. We all had a good laugh. We still tease her about it to this day.