Sunday, August 30, 2009

Wise Advice from a Wise Lady

This picture was taken at a church-wide birthday party for Adeline Copelan (seated) on her 100th birthday in 2005. Today (August 30, 2009), I am officiating at her funeral. She turned 104 in March, when she, always concerned for my health, said, as she pointed from my stomach, and motioned to my head, "from here to here is okay, but that belly's got to go!"

This is one of my favorite pictures as two of our then teen-agers, Daniel and Ryan, were going to show Adeline something they had learned in their mission group, but they were interrupted by some wise counsel from a wise lady. She said (at the moment of the picture mind you!), "It's a crazy mixed up world out there, no don't go and get suck up in it!"

I am happy for her as she is finally at home with the Lord, something she's been looking forward to for a long, long time. And her advice about the world? Well, we'd all be better off if we were careful daily "not to go and get sucked up in it!"

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