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Landmarks that note time is passing

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Today was the last mass said by our priest of 12 years. He is moving on.

When I think how well I remember his arrival it seems like just yesterday. But when I think of all that has happened in the last 12 years, it seems like a long time. It seems like we just said goodbye to Father Bob and his dog, now it's goodbye to Father Tom.

The poor man is 75 and needs a break, so he'll be going to a tiny parish up north. Sounds cold to me, but he wants to fish and move more slowly, and have fewer people who need him. He's already had one heart surgery, he needs a little more peace. We'll have someone new, someone to get to know, so that's a good thing.

We're all 12 years older, I guess that's what really hits home. The town has changed a lot, we have all changed a lot. Goodbye and Hello, then someday goodbye again.

And life goes on.
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