Monthly Archives: June 2012

The estate of things

A few years ago it seemed that every time I visited my mother I left with a bag or box full of “treasures” she was giving to me. I finally asked her about this sudden urge to get rid of … Continue reading

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Oh the heat…

Ninety degrees with 80% humidity and I am wilting. Thank God for Carrier and all those pioneers of air conditioning. The rectory, church and offices are air conditioned. The cars are air conditioned. And I go from one air conditioned … Continue reading

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The Power of Water

           One of the dates by which things are measured at St Paul’s is the 1937 flood.  Jeffersonville is a river town on the Ohio River.  This is one of the major trade highways of the U.S. A block from … Continue reading

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Home or Institution?

My father would from time to time quote the old one line “Marriage is a fine institution. But who wants to live in an institution for the rest of their life?” My mother did not really appreciate his use of … Continue reading

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