When my father got sick he was unable to do much of anything around the house or in his yard. My mom and dad had a pretty good sized hobby farm. It had a huge yard that they kept like a golf course. When he couldn’t do much of anything anymore and it fell on my mother I would try to go out and help her as much as possible. I remember driving The lawnmower in the front of the house and watching my father standing there in the window like a ghost. He had a look of slight frustration on his face as well as the look of disappointment that he could not do the things he had done before.
My mother had a saying about me that wherever I made a mess I didn’t want to clean up I made a compost heap and it was true. I made a lot of good compost heaps. On Maundy Thursday a lot of people from the churches of St. John Crystal, Trinity Drayton, and Zion Grafton found all my compost and cleaned it all up.
Standing there in the window like a ghost, I am sure I had a look of slight frustration on my face as well as the look of disappointment that i could not do the things I had done before. But over all that is amazement in the consolation and bolstering of the saints. Not everyone has pictures taken and there was food and my thanks and Faye’s goes out to all.