A New Beginning, And An End, At Last

21 May

Our newest great-grandson, Austin, was baptized this morning, along with another little boy.  In spite of my best efforts to sit with the family, I ended up “on the altar” again. Not too bad a deal, as I was still able to read the prayers for the candidates.  We Anglicans tend to be a flexible lot.

Austin and his parents are on the right in this shot.

baptism group

Eldest daughter had a party at her house after the service. We had invited Rev. Kim, but she had to be in Frederick by 2:30, so that didn’t work out.

Silbaugh called earlier this week to say they had finally gotten my dad’s stone in place, so The Squire and I stopped by Christ Church to take a look at that. It’s only been eighteen years, after all.  My mum refused to have a marker on his grave – “God will know where to find him when He wants him” – and I waited until she died before I ordered it. Now, I have to figure what to put on her stone that won’t sound snarky.

ERMP stone

3 Responses to “A New Beginning, And An End, At Last”

  1. theminilife May 22, 2017 at 12:42 am #

    I want to go to your church! By the way…thanks for making my day so many years with your funny and sometimes not so funny stories!

  2. tiggerlyss May 22, 2017 at 12:04 pm #

    I am glad you could get that tombstone in finally. First he was late to his own funeral and now his tombstone is finally there.

  3. Lucie May 25, 2017 at 12:02 pm #

    Beautiful family!

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