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Purple not flowers, mural of dogs

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3 August 2017
Bardstown Road
Louisville, Kentucky

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Purple not flowers, celebrating a friend

We gathered today at the Presbyterian Center to celebrate and honor a friend. Joe Edmiston works in the payroll office for the Presbyterian Mission Agency. He has been with the church for over 20 years. Everyone knows him, most of us appreciate his wry sense of humor. He regularly did countdowns of the number of days to other significant days: so many days to the next holiday, for example.

Joe recently received a diagnosis of stage IV pancreatic cancer.

In shock and hope, his colleagues and friends put on purple today and gathered in the atrium at the Presbyterian Center to wish him a Happy Birthday. He’s in our hearts and thoughts and prayers.

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Collage by Melody Smith

 

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Purple not flowers, cupcake icing

15 July 2016
Kroger on Goss Avenue
Louisville, Kentucky

No cupcakes were consumed in the creation of this post

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Purple not flowers, Eric and Essie’s wedding 3

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My son Eric married Essie Reinke on 8 June 2017.
Their wedding had a definite purple theme.
Essie and Eric gave my wife, Tricia, and me purple stoles
which we wore for the communion service at the wedding.
8 June 2017
Richmond, Virginia

 

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Purple not flowers, Eric and Essie’s wedding 2

IMG_5643 (600x800)My son Eric married Essie Reinke on 8 June 2017.
Their wedding had a definite purple theme.
Eric’s socks.
8 June 2017
Richmond, Virginia

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Purple not flowers, Eric and Essie’s wedding 1

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My son Eric married Essie Reinke on 8 June 2017.
Their wedding had a definite purple theme.
Eric’s tie and pocket handkerchief.
8 June 2017
Richmond, Virginia

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Purple not flowers, Purple Horse

Purple Horse
by
Carmen G.
from
Houston, Texas
“The horse looks sad and tired, like me, because we are bored.
The hour is tired from running
and I’m tired from being in the hospital for what I have.”

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29 May 2017
Houston International Airport
Houston, Texas

While walking through the Houston International Airport today,
I came across an exhibit of artwork.
The artists are children.
The art is sponsored by the Periwinkle Foundation
which uses art to provide meaningful and healing artistic opportunities
for children and their families
at the Texas Children”s Cancer and Hematology Centers.

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