Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Goodbye Carl

I just learned that my friend Carl Peters has passed away. Carl, along with his wife Margo, who passed away in January, were my first friends at the church in Austin. It was so nice to have someone familiar to sit with every week, someone who asked how I was doing, someone to share a hymnal with. When Margo became too ill to come to church, I began to visit them at their retirement apartment. They would take me to lunch at their fancy cafeteria and show me pictures from their many travels. Carl and I still sat together on Sundays - we told anyone who asked that I was his young "girlfriend." I know they were much loved by their children and grandchildren, as well as by friends in the church. They will both be missed.

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