Lynn Moore Gordon writes that like everyone worldwide, her 2020-21 has been stressful. Her husband’s three brain surgeries were scheduled for March 2020 but were postponed until August. The surgeries were successful in controlling his tremors on the right side but not on the left. On October 4, her husband suffered a stroke, which took several months of therapy to get speech and walking back. Gordon’s mother, having lived with them for 17 and a half years, died November 16. Then on February 5, Gordon found out that she had uterine cancer which had penetrated 12 of the 14 millimeters of the uterine wall. She had a hysterectomy on March 17 and radiation treatments followed. Needless to say, they took a much-need vacation in July: three days at Del Coronado in San Diego, Calif.; 10 days in Oahu, Hawaii, where her husband was stationed in the U.S. Marine Corps; and three days in San Francisco. Gordon shares that her witness is that they have felt and known the presence of the Lord through it all. “He does give you His perfect peace in the midst of the storms!”
Christine Such Mulder retired in 2015, after 30 years in librarianship. Most of that time she was a cataloger. Mulder and her husband traveled to the Netherlands and Belgium in September 2018. Mulder’s husband was born in The Hague and emigrated to North America at the age of 5, later becoming a U.S. Citizen. By the time of their trip they had been married for 38 years, and this was his first trip back home to see surviving relatives. Mulder reports that they had a wonderful time and hope to go again but maybe sooner than 38 years! She also shares that she has two children and two grandchildren.
Bobbie Heilman Murphy writes that over Memorial Day weekend her family traveled back to LaGrange, Ky., in Oldham County, where her dad grew up, to attend the dedication of the Road Warrior statue. It depicts her dad on his Harley-Davidson and is a tribute to him and all WWII veterans. The statue honors her dad for all the miles he traveled on his bike as spokesman for the Greatest Generations Foundation and the Spirit of ’45 Organization. The statue is on the grounds of the Oldham County History Center. It is amazing how much it looks like him!