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5th Sunday of Easter

May 14, 2017

POLISHED STONES

When I was a teenager, my father decided to build an addition on to our garage so we could keep our boat at home rather than pay for storage.  We had a two-car garage and the plan was to double the size of it by putting an addition onto the back allowing for two cars, then a boat and another car along with room for the tools.

My parents have since moved from my childhood home and movers, at the time, commented that it was the only move they could remember where there was more in the garage than the house itself!

In any case, because garage addition was going to pass over a utility line, my father didn’t want to pour concrete.  Instead he wanted to lay cobblestones so that they could be removed if they ever had to be without destroying the entire floor.

Now you may remember, my father is an engineer, so this isn’t simply a matter of throwing stones down on the ground and moving along.  Especially because this floor would support vehicles, it had to be just right.  So for weeks, he enlisted my help as we leveled the floor and then on our hands and knees, equipped with levels, toothbrushes and funnels, we proceeded to create a stone floor that would rival the pyramids!

CLICK HERE for the readings for the Fifth Sunday of Easter (Acts 6:1-7; Psalm 33; 1 Peter 2:4-9; John 14:1-12)

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