Tuesday, August 17, 2010


A few weeks ago, my wife Janne, son Brendan, Janne's cousins and I participated in the RAGBRAI (the trans Iowa bicycle ride - 7 days all across northern Iowa.) On the third day were parked our r.v. in the back of Rita and Cliff Long's home in Algona, Iowa. The Longs invited us into their home for ice cream and home made cake. On their walls were many religious images that brought back strong memories from my childhood.
Do any of you remember a cross like this in Bill and Mildred Fecht's home. No one but Rita and me knew that the crucifix has a private compartment that holds a tiny bottle of holy water and two little bees' wax candles for emergency spiritual need.

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