Thursday, January 7, 2010

memorial service and reception

Those interested in making the pilgrimage to attend the memorial service for Mom should be advised that we've fixed a date and time:

10AM on Saturday, January 16, 2010


Mount Vernon Presbyterian Church (MVPC)
2001 Sherwood Hall Lane
Alexandria, VA 22306

There will be a reception afterward in the Christian Education Building, also located on the church grounds. Whether you live nearby or far away, you are all invited to attend. Pastor Jeri says that the MVPC phone tree will be activated to alert people that they are, if they wish, free to bring hors d'oeuvre-style food for the reception. I told her that I would do my part to advertise the memorial and reception to this blog's readership.

If you're an online friend whom I've never met face-to-face (and that would be most of you), perhaps we'll meet each other there. Please don't feel I'm pushing you to come, though: it's going to be an awkward day on which to meet for the first time, and you may live far enough away that travel time and expenses might be prohibitive. So if attending such an event makes you uncomfortable for any reason, I understand. I'm sure we'll still be in touch via email.

Our family thanks you in advance for attending the memorial service, and to all those who have sent condolences and photos of Mom: you have our gratitude.



Lindsay said...

My Mom and I will be there. And let us know if we can do anything. You are all still in our thoughts and prayers!

lrhflute said...

My Mom and I wouldn't miss it for the world.

Anonymous said...

I have been reading yr posts . What a good son you have been. You are an inspiration.. Your Mother is so lucky. May her soul rest in peace..

oranckay said...

Such a good boy you've been; it has been a joy to witness your love for her.