FROM THE CHAPLAIN’S CORNER:
It's 900 miles, from Springfield to our house, in Keysville, Georgia. I never knew there were so many 18 wheelers. We had interstate highways all the way, so that gave me a lot of time to reflect upon our Springfield get-together.
Seeing old familiar faces one more time and sharing the moment of the memorial service have to be the highlights for me. I have been privileged to serve as ship’s chaplain for 21 years now and officiated at 10 memorials services. (I had canceled South Dakota due to a church member that was terminal with cancer).
In 1996, we met at Virginia Beach, Virginia. Elizabeth and I met and became friends with Bob Anderson. He was captain of the Hector from 1974-1977. Bob lived in Maine. He had a schooner he sailed from Maine to Key West and the Bahamas.
In 1998, he invited Elizabeth and I to come up to
Maine and take a cruise with him down the East coast to the Bahamas. WOW!
Was I excited…..But conditions of one kind or another kept us from going