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Word on the Street: Remembrances

Today is the traditional Memorial Day, first observed in 1868. The first Indianapolis 500 took place on May 30, 1911. And my dad took his first breath on May 30 in 1932.

In 1968, when Congress passed the Uniform Monday Holiday Act moving the national Memorial Day observance to the last Monday in May, the long holiday weekend and “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” played host to our most celebrated family tradition! Grandma’s fried chicken, croquet, and double the cake and ice cream because my dad’s brother was born on May 31st.

I took this photo after Mom and I decorated Dad’s grave in Croy’s Creek Cemetery that overlooks the Putnam/Clay county line road. My dad’s mom was a member of  Croy’s Creek Church and many of my ancestors are buried in the church’s cemetery.

Mom and I also visited Clearview Cemetery to honor my stepdad, a World War II Navy veteran. This sculpture is about the height of a lectern and overlooks State Road 340 (a former alignment of U.S. Highway 40 – “The Road that Built a Nation” – now designated the Historic National Road) just west of  Brazil in Clay County.

In memory of “The World’s Greatest Dad,” my stepfather and other national heroes before and after him, I dedicate this post to them and share with you the Word of hope that Jesus taught us to pray:


Christmas Day: Here’s your “sign”

As an early birthday gift to myself, I joined a Signing For The Savior class in September. For three months we practiced Christmas carols and hymns to perform in churches and convalescent centers. As my Christmas gift to my church family, I signed the Lord’s Prayer and Silent Night on the fourth Sunday of Advent. Today, my Happy Birthday Jesus gift is to share this mission field with the world.


Instead of a singing angel, this signing angel was made by the hands of two of my dear friends. Her message is the universal sign “I Love You.” 

She and only one other like her were gifted to two special women whom God brought together to form His Signing For The Savior Choir.

“Mary wrapped the first gift” and today the Greatest Gift is love.

Merry Christmas