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…and I haven’t posted for a long time. Our choir did a big-deal production for Palm Sunday/Good Friday/Easter that consumed a lot of time and energy. I’ve been working on a project at work that’s been pretty stressful – not used to having things go sideways. My mind has been consumed with those things, and not able to focus for very long on – other stuff, liking posting here. I will get back in the swing of things shortly, and find time to write on things I care about.

Hey – it’s all good, right?

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So, my daughter, my first born, turns 21 today. April Fools Day, right? It’s hard to believe this much time has gone by.

I remember when she was born. Her uncle Johnny (my brother) actually got to see her all cleaned up before I did. He was riding the elevator up with the nurse who cleaned her up. I had been there, trying to watch while the doctor did a Caesarean section, when the he told me to sit down – he was worried that I’d pass out. I saw her very briefly when she came out, and then they whisked her away to be cleaned up (so my brother got to see her, cleaned up, first).

Her mother and I have watched as she matured from a sharp, ebullient little girl to the impressive young woman that she is now. Debbie wanted so badly to home-school her – so that’s what we did. It was an amazing experiment, that continued all the way through her senior year in high school. She did great, and had no trouble getting accepted to Randolph-Macon College in Ashland. I am so impressed that she continues, as a junior, to swim on the Randolph-Macon College swim team and maintains a GPA above 3.0. I never played intercollegiate sports, and really appreciate the effort she makes to be a part of the team there. She also works part-time at our church, and makes an important contribution there – the folks there appreciate the capabilities that she brings.


From the early days, she has been a distinct personality – a leader amongst her peers; a girl who is not afraid to take the leader role, or extend a hand of friendship to a kid who needed it. I know she will play a role like that in her sports and work life: she is a leader, and a caring influence in the lives of her friends. I’m proud of her, and so is her mother.

Happy Birthday, Lindsey Foo-Foo. We love you.