7s and 2s

2007 is not yet three weeks old and already it's shaping up to be a momentous year. Not only did my mother die on the fourth day of January, but I am very likely going to enter the process of becoming a Lay Cistercian (the closest thing the Trappists have to secular oblates) — something that will happen on Palm Sunday (which, delightfully, is on April 1 this year).That this will be a notable year for me is not particularly surprising, however, for in looking back over the last 30 years, I n … [Read more...]

Sylvia B. McColman (1923-2007)

Sylvia B. McColman, 83, of Hampton, Virginia, passed from this life on January 4, 2007 surrounded by loved ones. She graced the lives of countless friends and acquaintances with her warmth, her charm, and her playful sense of humor. Her life will be celebrated through a funeral service at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Hampton on Tuesday, January 23rd at 7 PM with a reception afterwards. Interment will be in the Gloria Dei Memorial Garden.Born Sylvia Bertha Batina on January 29, 1923 in … [Read more...]