Thursday, March 26, 2009
I saw the cutest "drama" last evening. I had pulled up at the church and watched the cows in the adjoining pasture. One of the teenage boys from the church was standing by the fence and a few calves had joined him. More calves came, one or two at a time, until there were about 15 of them standing by the fence. Then I saw a little brown one coming, followed by his mother, several strides behind. What struck me so funny was that I imagined what type of mother she was! I could just see her stomping her feet and clenching her fists, and saying, "Well, I never! I won't allow my child to hang around strangers like that. What is wrong with these other moms?" She apparently said something to her child, turned around and walked back toward the other cows, followed closely by her calf. I laughed and laughed about that. It always amazes me that the calves know that the other calves are calves! That they are the same. Even on the day they are born, the calves get together and nose each other. I love watching them but soon they will be gathered up and taken to summer pasture. I will miss them, as usual.
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Friday, March 13, 2009
Saturday, March 7, 2009
About ten days ago, another young woman associated with people in our church was found dead in her bed. There is no connection to the one who died in Kansas. Her two youngest children were asleep in the bed with her. She had sent an email to a friend at 3 A.M. and apparently died at 4 A.M. No cause has been discovered. Her boyfriend found her and tried to awaken her. Her little boy was patting her and telling her to "wake up, Mommy." Her memorial service was today. I didn't know her very well but had known her boyfriend for many years. They had been attending another Baptist church and had joined on the Sunday before she died on Wednesday. We may never know what happened.