I have a picture of your mom in my memory from our time with you in Memphis in the late 70s but I am not sure if she came to the house there or if I met her in Chicago or if I just pictured her after hearing you talk about her. Regardless, she is familiar to me, and a part of my strong memories of our community. Here’s to her life well lived and to all that she gave to you–and to all of us.
~~ Diann McCabe
Dear Evelyn, I remember your mother at summer programs in Chicago. She was delightful, went with the flow, however choppy it appeared at the time! and was very participatory. I was so impressed with a mom who actually liked us all! Thank you for her. We are poorer without her.
~~ Clare Whitney
May the memories of your dear mom in any given moment or reverie be sweet and blessed with heavenly goodness. Grace & Peace,
~~ Dawn Collins
Dear Evelyn, I’ve not met your mother but I have heard you speak of her. The departure of our parents is a significant moment in our lives. My thoughts are with you. I wish you courage and comfort. Regards
Evelyn, My heart is with yours I know you will miss your Mother dearly The only tine I met her was at your wedding. She brought shrimp and rice and guided me in preparing it traditionally. There was way to much ruce; but she was very happy with it and that is what matters most. May she continue in pace.
~~ Judi White
In 1971, I was assigned to do a camp for the San Francisco Area children of colleagues who went to the summer program in Chicago in 1971, We found a YMCA or scout camp that wasn’t being used, near Sonora in the gold country. Wish I remembered how many children we had. Theresa, Carol and Elaine Butcher were there, and Libby Olson, who was 18 months old. I don’t remember how many weeks I was there, but area colleagues came and helped for a week at a time. We hiked through the forest to a lake to swim every day and read Little Big Man at meals. Martie came one week, and was such good and cheerful help. She and the Dyers maintained their local church cadre long after the “turn to the world”.
Jerry Carter, who was minister there at one time, moved to the coast the last I heard. Rev. Bill Dew , who recruited whole congregations to RS-1 and later was District Superintendent, would be in his 80’s. I don’t know his state of health. Dick Pitcher was a UMC pastor here in Lindsay who met with a “cadre” type group that included Fred and me for breakfast weekly and would thus be somewhat familiar. I still see him on facebook.
~~ Jann McGuire