The Offer (I’m Glad) I Didn’t Refuse: Hook, Line, and Sinker

“Well? What is it?” Joe was beside himself. “Hm? What’s what?” I answered disinterestedly as I watched Mary and Mitch accept the well wishes of family and friends. “Don’t get cute, chowderhead,” Joe barked. “What are your going to do as Abby’s godfather? You knucklehead.” “Oh! That!” It was almost too easy to get Joe… Read More The Offer (I’m Glad) I Didn’t Refuse: Hook, Line, and Sinker

The Offer (I’m Glad) I Didn’t Refuse: Lots and Lots of Prayers

1995 [From “Okay… Now What?”]:  After I accepted their offer, Mary filled me in during dinner on what would be expected of me: ….3) Prior to the sacramental rite, I would have to profess to the priest my faith in God and Christ the Savior.  I looked up from my plate with raised eyebrows and… Read More The Offer (I’m Glad) I Didn’t Refuse: Lots and Lots of Prayers

The Offer (I’m Glad) I Didn’t Refuse: A Cup of Coffee and a Piece of Pie

1990 Life was changing pretty fast for The Dudes during the months following Mitch’s surprise party. It was becoming increasingly rare that any three of us were able to doing anything together at the same time, let alone all four of us.  Kevin was understandably spending more of his time with his future, Leasa.  I… Read More The Offer (I’m Glad) I Didn’t Refuse: A Cup of Coffee and a Piece of Pie

The Offer (I’m Glad) I Didn’t Refuse: The Slideshow

1989-1990 A surprising turn – surprising to me, at least – happened two years after Mary and Mitch moved to Fort Wayne.  The two of them were at Mary’s mother’s house in Muncie to celebrate Thanksgiving with family and set aside some time during the weekend to visit with the rest of us.  During our… Read More The Offer (I’m Glad) I Didn’t Refuse: The Slideshow