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f: 1@8 The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestem Indiana 15 " 2 i. JIM and ANN CAVERA for a leap of faith. That's what Peter :he boat and into the Sometimes those illogical leaps furniture when the kids were We kept our underwear in the linen closet. !extra job to remedy the situation. So, I he came home one night and to spend all of the extra Small home organs called d a big thing that year. Music stores ernonstrations in shopping malls and to marvel at the buttons and stops I SOUnd like a full orchestra. reprehend the madness that husband's senses. He 486-3977 off Hwy. 50 rl MOntgomery, IN A leap of faith insisted that I go with him to a demonstration. His enthusiasm was contagious. As soon as I heard the magical thing, I too became a believer. This truly was the chance of a lifetime, a deal too good to miss. Our house would be a home where music lived. Never mind that he couldn't play it and I didn't know one note from another. Soon we were flicking knobs and switches to pump out percussion and stringed instru- ment noises to swing with the best of them. The novelty wore off. It sat for a little while until our oldest daughter at age four discovered how many sounds this wonderful toy could make. We let her bang away. One day we were surprised to hear her picking out songs she heard on the radio. From our first unreasonable leap of faith, other instru- ments followed, not only for her but for her younger brother as well. In the last 25 years a piano, trom- bone, drums, guitars, banjos, dulcimer, flute, and once, for a very brief painful time, even an accordion have joined our household. The underwear is no longer in the linen closet. Though, if I had to make a permanent choice between 25 years of music and a chest of drawers, you can guess where the under- wear would be. The house is quieter now. High school gradua- tion and wedding pictures line the walls, giving mute All You Care To Eat Buffet Dining FAMILY STYLE DINING AND A LA CARTE BANQUET ROOMS AVAILABLE PRE-ARRANGED AMISH TOURS FLEA MARKET EVERY TUES. & WED. Browse The Village Shops Every Monday Seniors receive 15% offl testimony to the lively children who once made us so tired we fell into bed each night. We are quite com- fortable surrounded by the mementos and artifacts of our life. With only one child left at home we can easi- ly envision the day when the two of us will be alone. What next? we ask, scanning the shoreline for signs of where Christ is waiting to meet us. It seems there are two ways to age. Most of us look for Christ and when we recognize him, we stay in our boat and slowly make our way to shore, drag- ging our own particular nets of fish behind. Then there are a few of us like Peter. Once we realize where Christ wants to meet us we can eagerly leave our boats and nets behind. I don't think it matters much how we get to the place where Christ waits. After all, the net draggers were the ones who provided the extra fish so that everyone could eat. But now and then I long to be like Peter, able to let go of all things material and, at a moment's notice, leap from the safety of the boat to meet Christ unencumbered. If ever I gather that much courage, I think a hus- band with the wisdom to trade a chest of drawers for a lifetime of music will be glad to come along. w By ANN CAVERA ris year!!! Gelhausen m Floral Crafts and Home Accessories. & It's The Oriental Rug Bazaar /00NTIc SALE You'llbeoverwhelmeclbytheselection You'll be delighted by the prices Tribal Shinan 100% woo( To celebrate our 4th Annual Bazaar we have personally tagged each rug with additional discounts Choose from over 2 million dollars of the newest and most exciting selection of fine persians (Kashans, Samks, Tabrizes, Nains, Herekes, Qums), Bokharas, Tribal Rugs, Kilims, Antiques, Aubusson weave, Chinese, Dhurries and more. Just make sure you come to the right place; Right NOW. Because the savings are, in a word... GIGANTIC. Marimana Persian Tabriz 100% wooJ at the Oriental Sale are unmatched elsewhere. We beat all competitors advertised prices,,, guaranteed. 25 May 3, 1998 10 a.m.- 8 p.m. 4200 N. Kentucky Ave , lle, IN Presented by Mater Dei and Memorial High Schools and co-hosts: Evansville Day School, Good Shepherd School, Holy Rosary School, Resurrection School, Christ the King School, St. Peter Church, Montgomery, and St. Anthony Church For More Information, Call 424-5536, Ext. 229 Special Jubilarians Harold and Lucy (Steinkamp) Morris of Evansville will celebrate their sixtieth wedding anniversary with a Mass of Thanksgiv- ing and renewal of vows at 10 a.m. April 26 at Sacred Heart Church, Evansville. Friends and relatives are invited to the Mass. A family dinner will be served April 25 at Bockleman's. They were married April 28, 1938, at St. Agnes Church, Evansville. They are the parents of six children: Harold Morris of Topeka, Kan., Mary Jane Thomas of Henderson, Ky., Patricia Krack of Newburgh, Betty Powers of Evansville, Jerry Morris of Evans- ville, and Carolyn Lamble of Bristol. They have 16 grandchil- dren, and 11 great-grandchildren. Mr. Morris retired from Newkro Oil Company in 1978. Mrs. Morris is a housewife. Living His Word A radio Bible teac/ing with 'Dr. Ann Gries WVHI - 1330 AM Mon. - Fri., 11:45 to Noon Mon. - Sat., 5 p.m. " Your wo is a  to nud.,t and a flght to my path. " Psaba 119:105 ................ i , ll,i ii. ll H,,