Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Mrs. C is with the Lord now. When I was her pastor my visits to her home were…..interesting. She was a mail order junkie. Every inch of her living room was filled with magazines and boxes with things she had ordered that she was sure would provide interest and usefulness to her. She had a vast room in the back full of unfinished projects and old hobbies, from rock polishing to painting to everything you could imagine.
As our friendship deepened, she began having real trouble finding someone to mow her grass, so I would time my visits to mow her lawn and trim the walkways. She had no relatives in our area and I cannot remember how she got from Lansing Michigan to the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
Her sister died several years earlier, and one day a lawyer called and said they had found a savings account willed to her with about 18K in it. I asked her what she wanted to do with her windfall, and after pondering it for a while, she said her biggest dream was to see Hawaii, and would Laura and I consider helping her along the way. That is how we went to Maui and Oahu in March of 89. A total and complete lawn mowing serendipity. Unsought and unexpected. We showed her a great time, balanced our time together with our time alone, and had some other serendipities happen along the way.