It was a busy Easter weekend, but a rewarding one --- and there's more to do on other fronts today. I'm thinking of taking Tuesday off.
We had a beautiful morning Sunday at St. Andrew's. Easter baptism is an ancient tradition, and we had five --- with the bonus of a reaffirmation. Baptized were (front row from left) Nicholas Clark, Megan Clark and Benjamin Clark and (second row from left) Rick Clark and Morgan Clark. Elvin Yoder (right) renewed his baptismal vows.
These were the first baptisms for the Rev. Frederick L. Steinbach (center rear), who is scheduled to be ordained an Episcopal priest this summer after several months of work as a transitional deacon.
The Easter brunch that followed was amazing. The only disappointment --- the Easter egg hunt was limited to those 10 and younger.
The annual meeting of the Lucas County Historical Society begins at 6:30 this evening in the Lodge at Pin Oake Marsh. We'll have a short business meeting at 6:30 p.m., followed by a program entitled "Faded Photographs: 150 Years of Images from the Lucas County Historical Society Collection." Pie and coffee will be served afterwards. All are welcome.
I've still got a few finishing touches to put on the slide show, one reason why I'm in a hurry this morning. There's considerable Monday demand for the office computer I've been using to put it together so I've got to get there first.
The is among the photos included in the presentation --- Guests arriving at the Ilion (aka Mallory's Castle) during May of 1955 for the final party there before the big old house was demolished. The guests are (from left) Patsy Hixenbaugh, Eleanor and John Baldridge, Melvin Brown and Marguerite and Lee Threlkeld.