24 Hours & Answered Prayer

The period from about 7 PM Friday night to 7 PM Saturday night was one of the best 24 hours we’ve had in a long time.
We went over to Nora’s Dad’s on Friday night. We was watching Nora’s sister’s children Jenna & Jonathan for the evening. We had a great time with the kids. Nora taught Jenna how to make homemade fudge and I spent a few hours playing chess and talking to Jonathan. I introduced him to chess problems. Later Jonathan and I played a few games of ‘giveaway chess’, a chess variant I taught him about a year ago. We then played ‘Scottish Chess’, another chess variant game that I taught Jon. We had a great time.
I got up very early Saturday morning on my church photographing mission. I arrived at Sacred Heart of Jesus about 7:30 AM, well before the early Mass. I met with the Priest who allowed me to photograph the church. Actually, he was nice enough to walk around with me while I photographed the stations of the cross. This church is one of the most beautiful neighborhood churches you’ll ever find. The two side altars were outstanding. I promised him I’d bring Nora back for a service.
I then left and traveled a few blocks away to St. Elizabeth of Hungary. My friend and regular blog reader Jean J goes there. I was hoping to attend their early AM service, but found the church closed. I was able to take a few exterior photos which will appear on this blog.
I then drove to St. Phillip Neri Catholic Church in Linthicum, arriving just in time for the rosary. Afterward, I photographed the main church and the stations of the cross.
Finally, I decided to swing by Holy Trinity Catholic Church on Baltimore Annapolis Blvd in Glen Burnie. This was another church I had photographed at years ago. I am still stuck by it’s beauty. I arrived just as Mass was started, officiated by Fr. Tony. Fr. Tony also comes over to the Roman Catholic Church of the Crucifixion. Afterwards I photographed the church and the stations. I also really need to take Nora back there. This is her style church – small in size and warm in feeling. I’ll also be posting those photos.
I have hundred of photos not yet seen on the blog that I’m working on. I came home and worked on the website for an hour of so, then left to pick up my Mom and head to Pennsylvania.
We had a wonderful Mother’s Day (yesterday) in Pennsylvania. Our grandson Jackson was ready to go and was on the move. He was in great spirits and moved nonstop the entire time! He’s starting to talk and his mouth was never shut!
Nora got two great photos for Mother’s Day which will appear on the blog.
Jackson also started calling my Mother “G-G”, his attempt at ‘Great Grand Mom”.
A future entry will involve Jackson’s starting to continue a tradition from the Malle – Orrell families. More on that later with photos!
The highlight of the day was learning that my son Reb got a new job in Pennsylvania, only 17 miles from home. The long hour and 15 minutes to hour and a half (one way) drive is coming to an end. Gone will be the $115-$150 per week. Reb will gain an extra 10 hours per week, saving the travel time. The wear and tear on his truck will cut back. Plus there’s just the fact that after a two year search, he’s working closer to home. The pay is about the same (a little higher), so will the gas savings, he’ll be doing much better. There will also be a chance for some overtime which will help out even more. He’ll gain having his nights, weekends, and holidays off, although he might start on a noon to 8 PM shift and might have to work some Saturdays (which will be overtime). That’s the best news we’ve had and our prayers, although two years in the making have been answered.
Photos to follow.

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