I had to wait to post this. This is post number 667. Had I done this earlier it would have post 666, and more than a bit akward.
Here’s the deal. A well respected friend and coworker invited Edith and me (and Sire O. - the baby) to his daughter’s baptism. As the subject suggests, the family is Mormon. We are honored to be invited to such a momentus occasion. Toward this, however, I have one question and one call for “advice”.
His daughter is 6 years old. I have never heard of this before - baptisms for anyone other than infants and converts (at any age). Is it a “Mormon Thang” or something else? Any Mormon (or not) dopers able to educate me on this?
Does anyone have any gift suggestions? Mrs. MacRoyne and I are are struck with two genres of gifts - religious and secular. Religious may include books or music tapes; secular basically includes cash. Not to sound wacky, but is there something “customary” for Mormon baptisms? Kinda like all the Jewish in-law relatives giving money in multiples of $18 for Sire’s brit? In that Edith is Jewish and I’m sort of Nothing, I don’t think we want to go with the “May the Holiest of His Blessings be bestowed upon your countenance” type of thing (unga-religous).
Thanks in advance!