|Jan 31, 2013||Sailor Left the Sea|
|Jan 30, 2013||The Fix|
|Jan 29, 2013||Fishless|
|Jan 28, 2013||My Job's Harder|
|Jan 27, 2013||What You See Is What You Carry|
|Jan 26, 2013||Thatís Bad, Thatís Good|
|Jan 25, 2013||Defender of the Weak|
|Jan 24, 2013||Clean|
|Jan 23, 2013||Bleacher Chatter|
|Jan 21, 2013||The Lively Street|
|Jan 20, 2013||Saintly Seeds|
|Jan 19, 2013||Lover Boy|
|Jan 18, 2013||A Patient Man|
|Jan 17, 2013||Silent Performance|
|Jan 16, 2013||Almost Infinitesimal|
|Jan 15, 2013||A Prayer for the Warrior|
|Jan 14, 2013||Money, Money, Money|
|Jan 13, 2013||New Hope|
|Jan 12, 2013||Temper, Temper|
|Jan 10, 2013||The Idealist|
|Jan 9, 2013||The Parenthood Club|
|Jan 8, 2013||Faith and Luck|
|Jan 7, 2013||Eye Light|
|Jan 6, 2013||Green Eggs|
|Jan 4, 2013||Far from Eden|
|Jan 3, 2013||The Negotiation|
|Jan 2, 2013||Spring Ball|
|Jan 1, 2013||Angels Donít Eat|
Date: April 19, 2013
Ross and fourteen guests just sat down to a Thanksgiving turkey dinner in their home in Austin when the telephone rang.
Ross got up and answered the phone.
“Hello?” said Ross.
“Hello, Ross. This is Louie.”
Ross hesitated because he wasn’t exactly sure who Louie was.
Louie, sensing the hesitation said, “It’s Louie Lanfree, your cabin caretaker down here in Maine. Been workin’ for you for three winters.”
“Oh, hi, Louie, sorry, we’re just sitting down to our Thanksgiving dinner with a table full of guests. What can I do for you?”
There was a pause.
“Well, Ross,” said Louie, “um, I’m not sure exactly what to say, or how to say this except just by sayin’ it.” Pause. “I drove over to check on your cabin today, and, ah, your cabin’s gone. It just ain’t there no more.”
“Oh, geeze, Louie, I should have told you. I forgot to tell you. I had it torn down.”
“Well,” said Louie, “when I got there, it was missing, so I drove on up the hill to the next cabin, to make sure I was in the right spot, turned around and drove back down the hill and stopped, and sat there wondering just how and when to tell somebody that their cabin is gone. Drove home. Told the missus. She said, ‘There’s no good time for bad news.’”
“Louie,” said Ross, “I am so sorry for worrying you.”
“It’s okay,” said Louie.
Let’s Pray: Dear God, forgive and be forgiven. That’s an easy rule. Thanks. Amen.
Today’s Thought is from Lynn Johnston: An apology is the superglue of life. It can repair just about anything.