Sometimes it was because of a good thing, like the person was on vacation, or had just had a baby, and sometimes it was because of a bad thing, like the person was sick.
One Sunday, it was announced that one of the men wouldn't be there because he had qualified for the Olympics. The little girl didn't know what the Olympics were.
So, she did what all non-shy little girls do in moments of confusion. She raised her hand.
"Is that a good thing?"