To celebrate his birthday, I took my friend George to one of my very favorite DC restaurants, Founding Farmers. It is owned by North Dakota farmers and serves fresh, local food. Outstanding!
We had a delicious lunch. For appetizers, George ordered fried green tomatoes and I ordered corn bread, the very best I have ever eaten! For the main course, George had trout and I had butternut squash mascarpone ravioli that were out of this world.
Our very dear friend Anne was born on September 27. Barbara and I contributed the altar flowers in her memory on Sunday, September 27, this year.
After the service, Barbara and I received the flowers with the following card:
These flowers have been in the sanctuary of St. Christopher's. They have heard the hymns that have been sung, the prayers that have been offered, and the sermon that has been preached. And now they come to you with our love
I was delighted when my old Japanese friend Masanori came to Washington with his son, daughter-in-law, and grandson. I met them in their hotel one afternoon. Unfortunately, they were here for a very short time only. But it was wonderful to see them I hadn't seen Masanori and Yoshifumi for seven years.
Masanori is on the right. I am standing between him and his son Yoshifumi.
Yoshifumi is in the middle with his lovely wife and adorable son.
The proud father and grandfather is on the right.
Here I am with Yoshifumi, Masanori's remarkable youngest son.