Sunday September 3rd. Labor Day weekend.

Written by Jack van Ommen on September 3rd, 2017

Last weekend I returned to Chesapeake to attend the funeral service for a friend-parishioner of St. Thérèse church. Back in Cape Charles, it has been raining and windy practical all week. But there is plenty of work still to do inside the boat. Still ripping out wiring and cabinetry. Friday I spent the afternoon just to try and remove the top of the chart-table that turned out to be fastened with contact cement. It took for ever breaking it loose with wooden wedges. I started in the bow and now have the quarter berth and under the cockpit sole left to remove the last of the mud and salt deposits.

I have been attending the local St. Charles of Borromeo church here, established in 1886. Very nice friendly community. Pitch pine 1x 3 and 1x 4 T&G flooring and pine pews. When I get a better camera again I’ll post picture of the roof of the sanctuary, which make the bowed triangles look like the inside hulls of old fishing dories. On the occasion of the national holiday we sang “God Bless America” and the “Battle Hymn of the Republic”. I find today’s second reading very appropriate in these troubled times, from Paul’s letter to the Romans 12:2

“Do not conform yourselves to this age
but be transformed by the renewal of your mind,
that you may discern what is the will of God,
what is good and pleasing and perfect ”  

Rev. J.Michael Breslin

Rev. J.Michael Breslin

There is a brisk cool breeze blowing from the west. We are promised a better sunnier warmer day tomorrow on Labor Day. I will go back to Chesapeake tomorrow evening to have my first consultation for a physical therapy regime to improve my back. 

 

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