Thursday, June 22, 2023

St. Thomas More - pray for us!

One of my next books for Requiem Press before we went under was a short life of St. Thomas More. It was part of a larger collection on the 40 martyrs of England and Wales published many years before his canonization. The two volume work was edited by Dom Bede Camm OSB, but I believe the particular account of St. Thomas More was by a nun. 

In any event, Requiem Press did not survive. Sometimes I think we should resurrect RP in a digital format. Hmmm.

I have a pretty extensive collection of works on the 40 martyrs. Some I can't even read. One is in Latin, another in French. Now I took both languages in high school and a little in college, but it doesn't seem to help me now.

I don't really don't know what to do with the collection. I have read all of them that I can actually read. 

Today, in honor of the feast day, I reread the account of St. Thomas More and St. John Fisher contained in the first RP book: Witnesses to the Holy Mass.

Oremus pro invicem!

Tuesday, June 20, 2023

More Travel

 Mrs. Curley and I drove to Akron, OH and back this weekend. Number 2 son and wife live just outside Akron. 

It is about a 9 hour drive without stopping, but of course we stopped. The Ford E-350 had just turned 300K miles last week, but it performed like a champion, even increasing its mpg during the trip..

We had a lot of fun. Wished our kids lived closer. We got to confession, heard Mass at a beautiful church on Sunday, found a couple great breakfast spots, went for a couple walks, and overall had a great time.

On the way back, we contemplated taking a long route through Columbus, Dayton, Cincinatti, and (I think) Knoxville, but ended up opting for the shortest route. This allowed us to visit the Tamarack marketplace in West Virginia which we have never stopped at before. 

We saw some interesting crafts. It looks like wooden cutting boards must be the rage because we saw many, many of them.

It is really good to be home. It is raining, today which should help the corn finish out. We are picking tomatoes and peppers and squash and brussell sprouts, and beans, and .... The harvest is plenty.

No more travel for me for a good time now.

Oremus pro invicem!

Wednesday, June 07, 2023

Travelling and back

I was out of town for a few days for a family funeral. I am back and am welcomed to a new litter of pigs, our first patty pan squash (many, many of them), our first green peppers and our first banana pepper ... AND plenty of catch up to do. Much weeding and time to put trellis' up for the pole beans and stake the tomatoes. It certainly looks like we will have a bumper crop of tomatoes.

I was grateful to spend a good amount of time with my 90-year-old mother and other family members I have spent much time with in the past few years. 

I am also grateful, that while I drove up, Mrs. Curley flew up at the last minute and we were able to drive back together at a somewhat leisurely pace.

Oremus pro invicem!