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Sunday, June 23, 2013

Sunday Mass and Luncheon with Family in HR

Good Sunday, everyone! How's life this summertime? Enjoying your summer so far? That's great! Well, thank God we're alive and well. So far so good, if you're to ask me how's life treating me nowadays, especially this Summer of 2013.

Glad and thankful we are to be back in Hampton Roads, after spending almost a week, this past week, at Tintin's in D-ville. (Yes, we arrived in HR last night, after three and a half hour drive. As usual, Freny did the driving, with Tintin by her passenger side!) She came back home with us since it's her summer break. But she'll be in C-ville for the month of July and first week of August, she said. She and her fellow college advisers have scheduled professional in-service training there. From there, she'll be back to D-ville. This coming school year will be her second year with the VA College Advising Corps of UVA.

On the other hand, my first born, son Andrew has been back home for the weekend, since Friday night for The Capital where he found employment there over a year ago. We learned he's home because of this so-called 48 Hour Film Project that he's involved with. As far as I know, he and his group friends did a short movie. (Fyi: We cut off our summer vacation at Tintin's in D-ville, because we're eager to see Andrew home. Had we still been there, we would have attended Sunday Mass in Greensboro, North Carolina, where Daughter Tintin goes, once in a while.) Now, because of work, Andrew be leavinone of the g HR for The Capital this afternoon.) Again, just to let you know, he's connected with The AmeriCorps, and teaching computer skills to the underserved population there.

This Sunday morning, we attended mass at our parish, St. Paul's Catholic Church in downtown Portsmouth. Rev. Fr. David celebrated the Holy Eucharist with us. The Gospel today, from St. Luke, asked us who do we think Jesus is? "Who do you think that I am?" It likewise spoke about taking up one's Cross.

After Mass, we had a little chat with our friend Mike as we were in front of the church, sans his wife Myrna. He said that Myrna's right knee is bothering her again. That's the one that had surgery months ago. We told Mike to convey our friendship and prayer for Myrna.

So, from the church, we decided to go to Golden Corral Buffet and Grill Restaurant. I was the one who gave the idea of dining out there in neighboring city of Chesapeake.) We had a good time there, As you can see, here's the proof: Below are the selected photos I've taken while eating out there with my family. Can you guys tell, we had a great time? But, of course, we did...enjoy our food, with other diners, and our being together again as one family. There we happened to see also a fellow family parishioners dining. One of them volunteered to take our photos together. Another one take, from one of the female server-employees who also volunteered to take a snapshot of us.

Well, after lunch, we went home. In an hour or two this afternoon, Andrew will be driving back to The Capital/The Land of Mary while Tintin will still hang around with us until next week.

This is all for now, my dear folks and friends. Until next time around. Take care and have a wonderful summer weekend, everyone! Have a fun, safe summer! As always, I pray," May God bless us and keep us safe from harm always!"-chris a. quilpa, 23 June 2013

                        Photos (c) 2013 by Chris A. Quilpa

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