Many years ago we went to a Lutheran boarding school.
We had a pastor who taught our Senior Bible class.
We thought he was old then.
Last month my sister and I went to his auction.
He was there....now he is old.
It was hard to observe him watching his furniture and belongings being auctioned off....
many at prices lower than they were worth.
This is one of my purchases.
I am sure he was thinking of his wife throughout the auction process.
They shared many years together.
I hope his memories stay strong even though the physical reminders are gone.
I purchased some linens.
They were all hand stitched.
(the corner of one is my new photo header)
I wanted to ask Pastor Gjerness who did the lovely stitching.
I didn't get the opportunity...
as he watched his musical instruments being auctioned off...
he raised his bidding card and bought back his own auto harp...
I heard him say something about 'seller's remorse'....
then he paid for his purchase and went home.