The burial service was served mainly by Fr. Chad Williams, who is Dad's Godson. We had a nice dinner of soup, salad, fish, potatoes, peas and fruit salad at the monastery afterwards. The kids ran around (mostly barefoot) in the grass after playing. It was very nice to see family and old friends.
We took a week vacation to Tennessee.
Beautiful morning sky in the Great Smoky Mountains.
It really looks smoky there.
The view from Clingman's dome.
In Cade's cove...
We went to West Virginia last weekend for our friend's 90th birthday.
While on vacation, I read Radiance of Tomorrow by Ishmael Beah, about life after the war in Sierra Leone. In the story, he describes how there, after someone dies, the next 40 days are important. Same with those of us who are Orthodox Christians, we pray for the soul of our departed loved ones, that God will have mercy on them, because no one but Christ our God is Sinless.