My eye runs down the German names on the list of parishoners. There are Alma and Herman Hune, who I believe to be Ada Louise's parents. City Treasurer in Marietta was a Peppel. There were Heldmans at our church in town; Morgensterns on our road, and there's Irene Payne, who at 86 still lives on my favorite running route. More about Irene later...
with our minds, our memories and our needs. These visitations
are telling us to pay attention, to what is not always easy to discern...but as Hamlet says 'There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.'"
My friend Tim Ryan gave me this:
"The lesson which life repeats and constantly enforces is 'look under foot.' You are always nearer the divine and the true sources of your power than you think. The lure of the distant and difficult is deceptive. The great opportunity is where you are. Do not despise your own place and hour. Every place is under the stars, every place is of the world." (John Burroughs)