Today is the 3rd of November! Where did October go? I don't remember it passing so fast last year--Sadly, the leaves on the trees here are dropping like confetti on a parade. The wind expected this afternoon will finish some of them off. We have had glorious color thanks to all the rain--You can't see anything in Vermont and Maine to equal Tennessee in the fall. I love it!
I had more trick or treaters than ever before--so many beautiful little princesses and tough Spider Men. It was refreshing to see moms and dads sheparding their little ones from house to house--and some young couples making it a fun night together.
I am loving teaching the ladies' class on Tuesdays. I am trying to persuade them to write their spiritual autobiographies. One of the things I love about teaching is looking out at the listeners and seeing that some of them are connecting with what I say. That look is priceless to a teacher. I was amazed to see how the hymn "Find Us Faithful" has fit so well with our study. It and Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing ("here I raise my Ebeneezer" [raise my memories])have become our theme songs for the series. I'm going to try Precious Memories next week--I don't know how well it will do considering that we connnect it with funerals.
I attended a precious funeral yesterday--the mother of our Doug Sanders. Her name was Ladye Frank Sanders--don't you love it?
Instead of flowers, she asked that her casket be covered with a beautiful old quilt made for her by her great-grandmother and specified that the quilt be left for Mrs. Sanders' first great-grandchild to carry on the tradition. Love traditions like that!