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# 1 photo: Tiffany Stained Glass Window
For Annie Kane 1926
One of tryptic:
Alpha: Angel of the Nativity


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# 2 photo: The small intimate chapel to the left of the main altar
inside St. Saviour’s Episcopal Church, Bar Harbor, ME


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Last week, I went to St. Saviours Episcopal Church in
Bar Harbor, primarily to hear Chimesmaster Ilia Karp play
St. Saviour’s bells church bells.
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I planned enough time to walk thru the church
and take time looking at the stained glass windows.
Joan, myself and often Ralph with us,
over the years spent many occasions at the church
for various programs.
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The window that I have here is the one that started me
down memory lane about the times at the church with Joan.
It is near the front door and amazing. Another particular
space was the small chapel where Joan and I had attended,
I believe it was Morning Prayer, during a workshop.
The feeling of intimacy and the Holy Spirit is what I recall now.
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Carillon bells
heard over the village
Amazing Grace
memories stirred
sentimental journey
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written June 13, 2018 // Joan died April 13, 2018
TPOS prompt: June 29 tanka prose
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TPOS prompt: February 4 2013 memory/experience
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# 1 photo: Tiffany Stained Glass Window
For Annie Kane 1926
One of tryptic:
Alpha: Angel of the Nativity
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# 2 photo: The small intimate chapel to the left of the main altar
inside St. Saviour’s Episcopal Church, Bar Harbor, ME
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Christmas Eve in Maine
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Children’s pageant amazing
angels, sheep and Wise men
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families children return with grands
Silent Night sung by Candlelight
Jesus the reason for the season
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An annual event at the Preble’s house:
Birthday Party for Jesus !
An all out dinner and singing Happy Birthday to Jesus, candles lit on the birthday cake to boot.
Many of you may not know that I had only very infrequent brushes with church til I moved to Maine.
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Christmas growing up was usually driving 3 hours to the maternal grandparents for a nice meal and after a bit of conversation, driving back to West Allis, WI so my father could start inventory at his Woolworth Store… inventory had to be completed by December 31.
I can’t remember ever going to a Christmas church service.
And then along comes Joan ūüôā , the Prebles, St. Dunstan’s
and new family traditions.
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Christmas Eve in Maine
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Children’s pageant amazing
angels, sheep and Wise men
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families children return with grands
Silent Night sung by Candlelight
Jesus the reason for the season
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tanka cherita form
prompt: loss of a friend
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photo: December 25, 2011 ·
Singing Happy Birthday to Jesus
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Remembering my friend, Joan Preble
Photo: December 25, 2007
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Small stones: a journey of mindfulness
April 8 ·

change

she is the glue
that holds the family
and friends
together
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it was thought she would
live forever
we’d all go go
to the great beyond before her
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soon we all, her family,
and, us, the multitudes of friends,
will be learning our dear friend
is now our guiding star.
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she is prepared
she knows
bitter sweet
change
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Joan went to her Forever Home April 13, 2018
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© Bethany Preble (grandmother)

William Aubrey Carter on the Holiest of his days…his birth, 9/11/2013….

With his parents,   Josiah and Autumn Carter

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four generations .

working together ~ one goal .

birth ~ nine-eleven

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Inspired by the   9-11-2013   birth

of  William Aubrey Carter, 

his mother, Autumn doing the holy work of  labor and delivery

his father, Josiah Carter, coaching

his grandmother, Bethany Preble,

and aunt, Stephanie Preble-Vikberg, RN assisting

his great-grandmother, Rev. Joan Preble praying nearby

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William Aubrey Carter 9/27/2013….¬© Autumn Carter

.Photo: Just a sneek peek at one of  many of Williams newborn pictures :)

Late post for 9/12/2013

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