St. Francis de Sales
Did you know that Father's Day will be celebrated tomorrow in Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland and Estonia? It is always the second Sunday in November in those countries. Spiderdama, a wonderful mountain-climbing blogger from Norway just had a post about Father's Day. (I have never been to Norway, but is one of those places that I believe I love although I have never seen it.)
There is a movie which will come out shortly. If you live in the USA, you might have seen the trailer on TV. It is called "Delivery Man" and stars Vince Vaughn, who discovers that due to a mix-up at a fertility clinic, he is the father of 533 children! For me, it looks very funny but also has a theme of theology behind it. Apparently, he is not supposed to know who these children are but you can guess what happens. Of course, he looks at the files and goes to find all the children and he cares about each and every one of them, and wants to look out for them and protect them.
I will see my Dad this Sunday. We will attend the Veteran's Day service at his church, which includes a nice dinner that they have for the veterans and their families. Afterwards, we will go back to his house where he has already told me that dessert will be waiting for us...his homemade sweet potato cobbler! It will be heavenly, of that I am certain.
Remembering all the veterans who have served. It is called Remembrance Day in England (the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month.) It can also be called Poppy Day, as they wear poppies in memory of those who have died. The VFW once sold paper poppies here, do they still do that, I wonder? I will also go to a service at the VFW today, I will let you know!
|Here is my Dad doing his best Grandpa Walton impression! (This is for you, Henry!)|