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Friday, May 27, 2011

Poor Wayfaring Stranger

My brother-in-law passed away 51 days ago and I still cry about it.  He was a beautiful man, father and husband.   I met John in concert choir.  He was my dance partner in several songs in Swing Choir.   He was a Senior when I was a Sophomore and he made the transition from middle school to high school easier by befriending me.  I introduced him to my older sister.  They hit it off, got married and had five beautiful kids.

John was humble and giving.  When asked how he was, he often replied, "Better than I deserve."  We could all learn a little something from his humility.  John's life wasn't about calling attention to himself or his accomplishments.  It was about quietly doing what needed to be done, often secretly and humbly serving God, by serving others.  Sometimes I just need a reminder of what life is REALLY about.  It's not about what you have here, but your journey to heaven.  I love this video.  I hope you enjoy it, too.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Happy Star Wars Day!

All my Catholic friends are posting about May and Mary.  Thank you (all of you who do that!) We will be donning the blue tablecloth and crowning our Blessed Mother.

However, many people do not know it is Star Wars Day.  Get it?  May the Fourth?   "May the Force be with you."

The phrase dates back to at least 1979, on the day Margaret Thatcher was elected Britain's first woman prime minster. Her party took out a newspaper ad in the London Evening News that said "May the Fourth be with you, Maggie. Congratulations."
Typical festivities consist of inviting fellow Star Wars-obsessed friends to stay over, and then watching the series in succession. Lots of snacks, bring lightsabers and Star Wars-themed toys. Lightsaber fights in the early morning hours optional.

We'll be having drinking blue milk and eating Princess Leia Buns for breakfast.  Lunch will consist of Han-burgers and Tusken Raider Tators. We'll snack on Yoda Caramel Corn (yes, it's green.)  Dinner will be Jango Fett-ucine with Jar-jar salad (made with ingredients that come from a jar like marinated mushrooms, artichoke hearts, roasted red peppers) with Carbonite Jell-o for dessert (and yes, I'm putting an action figure in the Jell-o) or Wookie Cookies.  Tough call, need to appeal to the masses, may just make both!

Have a space-cial day!