Thursday, January 15, 2015

Signs of the times?

Several weeks ago, a women's group booked the parish hall for their annual event on the morning of Saturday, 1/24.

My organist died on Monday.  His funeral will be held the afternoon of Saturday, 1/24.

Yesterday there was a phone call from one of the members of the aforementioned women's group miffed that we were scheduling a funeral the same day as their annual party -- because they want time after the event to mix and mingle and don't want the funeral to interfere with that.  And, besides, they booked the room first.

The short answer:  Find another place to mix and mingle.

And on a sports talk show I listen to in the mornings, the guys were talking about NFL coaches who were unsuccessful in their first job but found success in their second job.  Some of the coaches who fell into this category were Dick Vermeil, Mike Shanahan, Tom Coughlin, John Gruden and Bill Belichik.  As a matter of record, Pete Carroll is the only coach in NFL history to take his third team to a Super Bowl and win it (having coached the NY Jets and NE Patriots before going to USC).

It would appear, then, that sometimes things are better the second time around.


Lady Anne | 1:47 PM, January 16, 2015  

We had a similar situation at our parish, with a funeral and a Winter Festival. The WF folks wanted all the Christmas decorations left in the church, and the rector wanted the Advent Wreath and the crèche taken out. Leave the tree and the wreaths, but scale things back a bit, please.

Sorry folks - funerals take precedence over everything else.

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