MAJOR ACCIDENT WITH ONLY MINOR TROUBLE~

The weirdest thing happened last week.   One day, during the middle of the week, my father & I went on one of his usual jaunts to the Veteran’s Hospital in Wilkes Barre for his check up.  I always have to drive him there.  As I pulled into the parking space I wanted, the guy directly opposite me said we needed a new right rear brake light.  That wasn’t the highlight of the trip.   On the way down River Road in Plains we always have to pass over a railroad track that doesn’t have a gate that comes down when the train is on its way.  There’s one like that on Eighth Street in West Wyoming too.   As we passed by the track he made a comment about how there was an accident between a train & a car.   The next morning, in the Citizen’s Voice, I read an article about the accident.  There’s a couple,  Rocco & Liz, in their seventies, who attend St. Monica’s Church on a regular basis.  Liz was the driver of the car.  She’s seventy~eight years old.  Amazingly, although her car was totalled, Rocco said she went away from the accident, after only a brief time in the Geisinger Hospital, with minor bruises on her nose & wrist.   That’s most certainly the luckiest break I’ve ever heard of.   The meetings at St. Barbara’s Parish, St. Anthony’s Church in Exeter, have been going really well so far on Tuesday nights.  Oblates Brother Patrick McLaughlin hasn’t been available for the past few weeks because he’s visiting his family in Albany, N.Y. Fr. Phil Massetti has been covering for him.  We have a big crowd each week.  That girl Mallory is the only one we’ve lost so far.  Last night was her last night.  She is moving to North Carolina.  Today is cousin  Jamie’s birthday.  Jerry Garcia, of the Grateful Dead, would have turned seventy years old if he could have lived until today.   Tomorrow’s birthday girls are cousins Fran & Elaine. 

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