An Imperishable Gift

Thanks to brother Paul Jenks and sister Colleen Jenks for this very special Christmas gift.

The Weeds were my mother Mary’s great-grandparents. As I recall the family story, the elderly Mary Weed lived for a time with Mom’s parents on their Delaware County farm. Mom remembered her father addressing the old woman as “Mrs. Easy Weed,” which was either an expression of affection or Minnesota passive-aggression.

familyheirloomThis precious gift brings the Weeds alive and restores them to family gatherings.

About Philip E Jenks

Philip, a synodical deacon in the ELCA Metropolitan New York synod, is a retired communicator for American Baptist Churches USA, the U.S. Conference for the World Council of Churches, the U.S. National Council of Churches, and two Philadelphia area daily newspapers. He and his spouse, the Rev. Dr. Martha M. Cruz, are the parents of six adults and are members of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Rye Brook, N.Y. They live in Port Chester, N.Y.
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