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christmas 2020, 2 pictures, and one video

22 Dec

two pictures, 39 years apart, tell Priscilla&Charlie’s one life together. 2020 is a year of masks: coverings to keep the virus out, peoples, even friends and families, socially distant, our emotions within. So, this Christmas letter is written to let you all in, in two paragraphs, two pictures, two moments. para1: a snowy day in November we wed in Fordham Manor Church in the Bronx. Priscilla had light pink roses in he hair; we bought her dress together at the little shoppe. I wore a blue pin stripped suit and we served cake and tea and coffees after the ceremony. I invited a small group of friends and family; Priscilla sent out two hundred invites. She wanted a local church so a number of the elderly women who lived in the area could attend. She arranged the transport for them, to and from. Kind, gentle, thoughtful of the unseen, Priscilla. I like to think we married that day because I saw her and she sees me.

and in 1981

When I first met Charlie,I saw his soft brown eyes and heard his unmistakable laughter. Often we drank tea and shared Linzer raspberry cookies at the Tibbett Diner. We talked and dreamed there. It was our hideaway. We still sit there and do our bible study. It’s about three blocks from our house in the Bronx. How grateful I am in this season of uncertainty to know that God has kept us; that He remains the same. May God Bless and keep you all. Merry Christmas Charlie and Priscilla
Hebrews 13:8 “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.”

and a grandchild

a hero

Christmas Lulu pixs

17 Dec

Notre Dame, Paris, Galway, Covent Garden, Royal opera House Roof, London

Notre Dame, Paris, Galway, Covent Garden, Royal opera House Roof, London

ireland Galway Paris Seine Sarah Covent Garden RoH roof cafe

our Christmas Lulu

16 Dec

Christmas photo

MYC, Sam & Priscilla

MYC, Sam & Priscilla

Dearest Family and Friends,

We think of you fondly during this Christmas Season. Tonight Charlie and I attended our Church’s Candle Light Service. There I heard a new song, a glorious song, so beautifully arranged and sung that I felt caught, drawn into the heart of a young fair woman enthralled by her Son.

Bethlehem Down

When He is King we will give Him the Kings’ gifts,
   Myrrh for its sweetness, and gold for a crown.
  Beautiful robes, said the young girl to Joseph,
  Fair with her first-born on Bethlehem Down.
    Bethlehem Down is full of the starlight-
Winds for the spices, and stars for the gold,
  Mary for sleep, and for lullaby music
Songs for a Shepherd by Bethlehem fold.
When He is King they will clothe Him in grave-sheets,
  Myrrh for embalming, and wood for a crown,
He that lies now in the white arms of Mary,
Sleeping so lightly on Bethlehem Down.
Here He has peace and a short while for dreaming,
  Close-huddled oxen to keep him from cold. 
  Mary for love, and for lullaby music 
 Songs of a Shepherd by Bethlehem fold. 

 Charlie and I wish all of you a Happy Christmas. May His love enthral you and draw you close to Him

There are two pictures. The first is from this past Sunday at St. Luke’s. The little girl at the 10 am Family Service made ‘crackers’ with us. Her name is Abby. The second is Grandmother and Sam at the NYC Museum of Natural History. I love how they ‘look’ alike