Monday 7/1/19, at Uncle Bubbie’s service, I sung every word of this song remembering by heart. My mind wandered as it always does to being in St. Margaret Mary’s church at weekly Friday Mass many moons ago. 40 years to be exact!!! Hey we missed our anniversary :(. Our once strong community has splintered apart forming new communities. The school has closed. The rectory is gone and the plot of green grass in its’ place looks quite a bit smaller. Still many elements remain the same. That Church will always be home.
Aaaahhh I am at peace. This song brings me comfort. Remembering those who have gone before … recently to all the way back to May 1967 when I was too young to know what was happening yet the events deeply impacted who I am today. And as Sr. Angelee always said “C’mon boys and girls! Sing out loud with the voice the good Lord gave you!!!”
As always, more to come.