May 12, 2023
This afternoon we held the memorial service for Patricia Rudes. She was beloved in the parish and a local celebrity in the arts. She was also my piano teacher.
I am inspired by a prayer that was presented at the service. It was authored by Pat in 1961. Her faith is showcased as well as her mastery of English in the old style. The poem is worthy of your attention. It is best if you speak it, rather than read it.  I took of photo of the original document, rather than retype it. It was very delicate to hold. Pat is dearly missed.
 Peace, Paul+