Catching up with Edith!

Catching up with Edith! 750 487 Connect the Dots!

Catching up with Edith!

By Br. Thanasi (Thomas G) Stama, St. John’s, Lancaster

Drove up to St. Andrew’s in Pickerington to visit with old friends and to make new. St. Andrew’s was my parish back in the beginning of 2010. So today’s Sunday visit was a time of reconnecting with old friends and to see how Fr. Kevin (new Priest in charge) was settling in.

Great to see everybody. But I was most particular in renewing my friendship with Edith Carr! She is in her 80s so whenever I see her it is treasured moments. She is originally from Liberia and only a few years back became a naturalized citizen. She is an older sister of Mother Abby here in the Columbus area. She introduced me to her friend called Big Abby who was very old and also from Liberia. Edith might have slow down some but during the sign of peace she did the triple kiss with me. I taught her to do it 10 years ago. This is how the Antiochian Christians do the sign of peace and it was something she and I only did when I was attending St. Andrew’s.

Fr. Kevin did a great sermon. Grant Patterson another old friend did a great job leading the choir and he was just substituting for their choir director who was out of town. Good time!