So not his time
Tuesday October 02nd 2012, 10:09 pm
Filed under: Friends,Life

When Richard was working on his Master’s degree at BYU in Provo, Utah, his advisor and his wife invited us over for dinner once.

They had eleven kids, some grown, the youngest a bouncy little boy, not to mention that Dr. Ivie’s brother’s family was nearby and it was pretty brownian motion around there. I loved it. Dr. Ivie had made their dining table so as to accommodate the crowd: round, and from about a foot in from the edge it was all one giant lazy susan. It would start spinning at the beginning of the meal and when it stopped all the food was gone and the meal was over.

And if you were new there like I was someone had to fend for you, my new husband Richard laughed as he did so, helping me to a dish of I-don’t-remember-what as the center spun. (He’d been there before.)

We saw the reports today. Richard thinks Nicholas was the youngest, I think he was their grandson. But that Border Patrolman‘s face in that picture is one of theirs.

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So sad.

Comment by Jody 10.03.12 @ 6:23 am

My deepest sympathies. All the more shocking because I am a huge fan of lazy susans and would love to see that table… I was so full of awe and wonder and then clicked over… Misty…

Comment by Channon 10.03.12 @ 6:50 am

This is just such a tragedy. If you are still in touch with them, please convey our condolences.

Comment by Sherry in Idaho 10.03.12 @ 7:54 am

Yes, sad and a tragedy. I had read about the shooting, and it didn’t mean much to me — until your story.

Comment by Don Meyer 10.03.12 @ 9:04 am

what a terrible thing — and like Don’s comment, for me it was just another of the many senseless acts of violence in the news until I read your post — so sad

Comment by Bev 10.03.12 @ 9:09 am

I am so sorry. That kind of event touches us all.

Comment by Diana Troldahl 10.03.12 @ 10:02 am

Adding my prayers to all those already sent to the family…

Comment by Suzanne from Montreal 10.03.12 @ 3:49 pm

So unfortunate. So young. And a reminder how connected we all are.

Comment by DebbieR 10.03.12 @ 8:22 pm

Sometimes we have to not think hard about every tragedy lest the burden of sadness become too much.

And sometimes we need to be reminded that we all are connected to that sadness, and to each other.

Blessed be.

Comment by twinsetellen 10.06.12 @ 6:02 pm

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