Archive for December 2004

CHRISTMAS 2004 Some years I am brimming over with Christmas cheer – the friends, the family, the presents, the love – overflowing. This year for some reason – there is a tinge of sadness and melancholy in the midst of it all. Maybe I have been listening to the news too much or hearing of…

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“Are you ready for Christmas?” This question seems to have replaced the “How are you?” as the question for this time of year. It seems to require just a simple “yes” or “no” but for me it is a dilemma. As a Christian, an Episcopal priest, a mother, grandmother, wife, etc. it causes me to…

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How can an obituary capture a life of a friend? Of course it can’t. In a few paragraphs a life of over 70 years is sketched in highlights. Each of us has a particular set of memories that only we and the person who has died share. Gail Jones was a fierce fighter for the…

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