Tuesday, April 09, 2019

Happy news from an old friend

We never know when we will wake up to receive the nicest messages... with happy news, with gratitude and encouragement, and to top it off the link for a fabulous new podcast! Jenny was Number Five's first piano teacher, and as a graduate student she would come over to our house and we hosted some events for her to teach the kids at our house in Lincoln, NE long ago.

I have listened to the one episode of the very professional podcast so far, and it is excellent! She interviews a fellow musician in the Juilliard faculty who talks about the rich Catholic musical heritage, his conversion, teaching the kids Gregorian chant, and much more!

“I’m writing with some happy news! I’m engaged to be married to a lovely chap from P., J.  B. We’ve begun the immigration process, and we’re hoping for a December wedding here in New York. He’s an historian specializing in 17th- and 18th-century Polish and Russian history, and I generally think he’s the best thing since both the invention of sliced bread and bees’ knees. We’ll be settling here in H. , and couldn’t be happier.

Of course I wanted to let you know all this because it is around your dinner table, and that of the Pepinos, that I learned the beauty of Catholic family life. I remember with great clarity so many meals around your table, and enjoying Christian charity, good food, excellent conversation, and the hubbub of children running about. Thank you for your and Susan’s witness to the beauty of marriage!

Of course, we’d be delighted if you could come to the wedding, but understand if it’s not possible. Given our situation, we might not be able to give terribly much notice, but we’ll give word as soon as we possibly can.

On a completely unrelated note, I’ve launched a new podcast that perhaps you’d find interesting: www.sacredmusicpodcast.com. Here’s our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBqEt-rNvL0sKmtidh0qsZQ
All my best to you and the family.

This may have been the last time I blogged about her:

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