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Subject: Re: [APG] APG Digest, Vol 3, Issue 311--Broadminded
Date: Tue, 6 May 2008 16:14:00 EDT
In a message dated 5/6/2008 3:57:20 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
> co-workers saying that they had taken up a collection to have Novena's said
> for him at a monastery in upstate New York. In those days the differences
> between Catholics and Protestants were distinct and clear. We're Irish and
> the the older generations still held firm views on the subject - much like
> the Irish back in Ireland. We were Protestants. I remember well my father
> bringing that letter and prayer card to the dinner table. He read it to us
> and told us what it meant and why his co-workers had done it. He told us not
> to be offended - but we were so young it never occurred to us to be
> offended. That having the prayers done for his Dad were a good thing, that
> we should appreciate it and he accepted it in the spirit with which it was
> done. I think it was one of the few times I'd seen my Dad tear-up.
> Years later in the early 70s I was in SLC doing genealogy research and found
> that my great grandfather (Warren Daniel Huse - 1836-1910) had had his
> temple work done in 1954 - his name was submitted by a cousin. Yes, I was
> surprised - and I remembered the example of my Dad when we had received the
> novena card years ago.
OH!!That everyone could be so open and accepting.
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