First, the obituary… Retired Major John D McColman, USAF, 89, passed from this life in High Shoals, Georgia, on January 15, 2013. A lifelong sportsman and devoted family man, John touched many lives through his quiet but warm personality, dry sense of humor, and compassionate character. John D McColman (his birth certificate simply reads the [...]
In 2003, following a year of health challenges as Rhiannon experienced bleeding in her esophagus due to her liver disease, she qualified as a Make-a-Wish recipient. Like so many of her peers, she wished for a trip to Disney World. We made our journey to Orlando in November — seven years ago this month. I [...]
My brother Donald took these pictures of my Mom and Dad in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, sometime around 1978 (I was in High School at the time).
Here are links to videos of Fran and Rhiannon singing at the Friends of L’Arche Atlanta coffeehouse on June 26, 2010 (our anniversary). I’m sorry I don’t have the videos embedded — they’re not on Youtube and I can’t figure out if there’s a way to embed them from the Photoshop website. I’ll ask the [...]
Here’s a picture of Rhiannon, David Crowder, Fran, and me, taken last night, just outside the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts in Franklin, NC, shortly after the David Crowder Band’s concert. I’m holding a copy of Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven, But Nobody Wants to Die, the book that Crowder wrote with [...]
We have a new member of the family. Her name is Margery and she is a rescue kitten. She’s only about seven weeks old, which of course is a bit young to be separated from her mom, but she is already eating solid food and using her box. She was born to a cat that [...]
Both of Fran’s parents, and my mother, have all passed away. So we visited my father on Mother’s Day. That in itself is not too remarkable, as we visit dad almost every Sunday. I told Fran more than once that I appreciated her spending Mother’s Day — “her” day — going to a nursing home [...]