The other day I mentioned Wayland Baptist Church, which is where I sometimes park my car to go jogging.
Recently I learned that my high school friend Lucy Smith was a member of this church.
(Click here for a picture of me and Lucy at the Mathews Christmas parade last year.)
One day I hope to see the inside of this quaint church. For now, though, I'm thoroughly content to wander around the outside.
Of particular interest to me is what lies out back. Completely surrounded by woods and hidden from passersby on Ridgefield Road, the graveyard is tucked neatly behind the church.
Most of the graves are quite old.
Some, but only a few, are more recent.
Getting back to Lucy, she's the sort of friend who calls me on every holiday. Valentine's Day? I get a call from Lucy just to say hey. Mother's Day? "Happy Mothers, Day, CBW, it's Lucy just calling to wish you a happy day." She also called the night of the recent tornado just to make sure I was OK.
Whenever I see her we both bust out laughing. And I'm not quite sure why.
I am quite sure it doesn't matter why.
One of these days I'm going to get her on video so you all can see what I mean. Lucy is a character, a born entertainer. She exudes happiness, joy, and, most of all, a sense of humor about life. She would definitely be on this TV show I hope to create one day, which would feature the local characters that Mathews has created. I could interview a different person every day for a year and not run out of topics and people. So many ideas, so little
This week is The Week when my project is due, and I'm still working on a loaned laptop that is threatening
Thanks for reading and have a great week.
p.s. If you're interested here is another post about Wayland Baptist Church click here.