My wife’s been contacting folks who had clocks and watches waiting to be repaired.
That, and passing along household items, has been keeping the extended family occupied for the last several months.
Not fully occupied, of course. Like anyone else, our lives aren’t quite that simple.
My father made clocks and watches, as well as repairing them.
Some of those, and other items, will be sold at an estate sale next month. (April 6 and 7; and 12, 13 and 14, 2019) More about that at kaasclocks.com.
My family is in no position to maintain two houses, and we’re thoroughly settled into the one we’re in.
My guess is that the local Knights of Columbus will be looking for another place to put their Christmas creche next year.
There’s more to say about death, family, legacies and life. But not today.
Instead, I’ll quote bits from Sirach and 1 Corinthians.
“The number of their days seems great
if it reaches a hundred years.
“Like a drop of water from the sea and a grain of sand,
so are these few years among the days of eternity.
“That is why the Lord is patient with them
and pours out his mercy on them.”
“But as it is written:
‘What eye has not seen, and ear has not heard,
and what has not entered the human heart,
what God has prepared for those who love him,'”
(1 Corinthians 2:9)
More, mostly life, death and the big picture: