Thursday, January 27, 2005

Will wonders never cease?

I am constantly amazed by what can be done via the computer (I've come to it lately) and yesterday was an example. I posted a comment to a blog, and later I got an email from someone informing me there is a web-site devoted to the summer camp I had mentioned in my post. The camps ceased to exist some years back, although some of the buildings are still standing. I visited the web-site and it is wonderful to relive the memories (what few I have) of those years (1947-53). I emailed the person who started the site, just to thank him, and it turns out we knew a few people in common.

I was found through Classmates.com a few years ago, by a girl with whom I had attended the 4th, 5th and 6th grades, and I had a little contact with her during college. We had lunch the last time I was back home for a reunion, and we are in occasional contact through email. It is so nice to be able to maintain relationships with childhood friends and to share memories with those who shared experiences back then as well.

I attended a memorial service today for one of the wisest and most loving men I have ever known. His name was Dr. Albert Hugh T. Doss, and I was most privileged to have known him. One could not be in his presence without smiling; indeed, his smile was as bright as sunlight and one simply had to respond in kind, no matter what your attitude might be at the time. Thanks, Dr. Doss for your loving acceptance of every living being. May you go with God to your next life.


1 comment:

Carmi said...

The Internet's ability to close distance, leap across generations and reconnect people from other lifetimes never ceases to amaze me.

I wish I could go back in time and show this to my late grandfather - who has always been the driving force behind my desire to be a writer. He would find this incredible. No doubt he'd find a way to view it from a perspective I could never even imagine.