Sunday Sermon and Some More Firemen

12 Jun

“And there’s you. You’re just beautiful. Effortlessly beautiful, like nature. You have the trinity of beauty: a beautiful heart, a beautiful mind, and a beautiful soul.” ― Kamand Kojouri

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Today is Trinity Sunday. The visiting Eucharistic Minister her at The greens asked the group who knows what the Trinity means. Mom is the only one who raised her hand and said, “The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.” The minisypter asked,”But, what does that mean?” No one was sure how to answer. He replied, “You know what, no one is really sure what it really means, and the concept has been studied and explained and pondered for centuries. We may never know for sure. But, we believe and have faith and continue, even without all the answers.”

I liked that concept of, you don’t have to have all the answers or have everything in black and white, concrete and crispy clear in order to believe in something or someone. 

At the end of the Mass, Mom and I had brought a couple dozen cupcakes leftover from her party. I told them all that Mom’s name is Trinidad in honor of Trinity Sunday.  They thought that was cool. Mom said she was born on Trinity Sunday. But, actually, when I looked it up, she was born the day after, on a Monday, but that was probably the inspiration for her name. Still cool.

Mom and I stayed afterwards and chatted with the other residents while they ate cupcakes and talked about how nice the 90th birthday party was. Mom was still beaming from the afterglow of all the friends and family who celebrated her special day with her Saturday. A good day.
She was so exhausted last night that she didn’t get around to opening her many presents until after church, when she could carefully unwrap and savor each gift.


Here she is reading out loud, a beautiful letter written by her dear friend and almost-daughter, Lin. Dozens of more gifts and pictures…but, I’ll spare you.

Now, for the Firemen. Last night, after the clean up and gathering up all the leftover food and baked goods from the party, we decided that we should take a couple of trays over to the local firehouse. Cousin Jeff went with me and took a picture after the guys invited us inside. They were just about to sit down to dinner. They said it was spaghetti Saturday. I think a tray of cupcakes and brownies made a nice dessert. Great guys. 


Oh, I wanted to show you why there was so much left over. This isn’t even all of the goodies that I baked for the party. There was more in the kitchen. We ran out of room on the counter. And there was a ton of other food and drinks and an official birthday cake that my sister Jo brought. But, my mother always raised us with the rule that it is better to have too much food than not enough. This way people can take some home. We like to share…and we did. 


Cheers!!!

One Response to “Sunday Sermon and Some More Firemen”

  1. Shirley Dragas June 12, 2017 at 9:16 pm #

    I am so glad the party was such a success. And the cupcakes were delicious. Is there anything you can’t do Toni? You are so your Mom and that is wonderful. I am going to write something about your Mom as you asked but every time I start I cry so it is slow going. When it is finished, should I send it to you or your Mom? When are you going home?

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