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O._ ctober 17, 1997 The Message --for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana 1 3 JIM and ANN CAVERA It wasn't until 1995 when our household finally Succumbed and acquired a push button phone. For years we had held out with our ancient, but ever practical rotary models. They worked perfectly Well. There was no need to switch just to be like everyone else, we reasoned. Finally, the day arrived When we decided to purchase an answering machine, and to our suDrise, we discovered we had to have a h . p one that plugged into the wall. For Y:rs we had assumed that all phones plugged into Wall. The truth of the matter is that our phones Were "hard wired," which, in my way of thinking, meant that we were directly wired to our local phone corn-an J P y and from there to the rest of the CORRESSELL, INC. HEATING, AIR CONDITIONING REFRIGERATION Clammerclal Industrial. Residential ",orressell 426-1440 Push button phones world. (You can imagine the trouble I have trying to understand "cellular.") Now I was faced with the task of installing a new phone plug. I admit, I was reluctant at first, but with a lot of coaching from the local phone store and a friend, I became a self-made "phone electrician." Basically, this required an ability to differentiate between a black, red, yellow and green wire. When the task was completed and I heard that dial tone, I beamed with pride at my new found skill. Recently, my expertise was called into play when I installed a new phon e for my in-laws. It was my chance to introduce them to push button technology. After I proudly presented my 83-year old mother-in- law with her new phone, she never said a word. She just sat and stared for the longest time at those big buttons. I tried to coax her into calling someone, but she put me off till later. I knew by her voice and that look of bewilderment that she would probably go back into the bedroom to use her trusty old rotary when she needed to communicate. Old habits are hard to change. As a young Catholic, I remember struggling to memorize certain prayers. They would be recited each day at home or Wal.Mart SuperCemer 401 North Burkhardt Road Ph: 812-471-8797 Evansville, IN 47715 Fax: 812-471-8166 HAUB STEAK HOUSE PRIME STEAKS SEAFOOD CHICKEN (812) 768-6462 LARGE PARTY ROOMS Haubstadt, Ind. Washington & Loogootee " Ed. L. Lee , Mortuary 101 "rth Meridian Street ington, IN 254-3612 tnm so NATIONAL NCOIP i FIRST FEDERAL Savings and Loan Association i .... SHOALS-LOOGOOTEE l FOR COMPLETE ELECTRICAL SERVICE FISCHER ELECTRIC INC. SCHNELLVILLE, IN 389-2418 in school. It was the way we communicated with God. Over the years, a change came about. I grew more comfortable with having spontaneous conver- sations with God. Those old prayers were left behind. I was convinced that this was the way to relate to God in my daily life. And then a couple of years ago at a retreat, someone placed a rosary on my desk. I gave it a try for old times sake, and the familiar words flowed from my lips. I felt very much at peace, and the rosary-once more became part of my daily life. It seems as though the old prayers were the "hard wires" in my faith. They were the direct, approved and comfortable line to our Lord. Prayers come in many forms, and I am grateful for the free- dom of expression in our church today. But some things don't lose their value with age. By the way, we still have one rotary phone in our house, and it works perfectly well. By Jim Cavera Jim and Ann Cavera live and work in Evansville. Their cohmm is a regular feature of the Message. FF S Inc. Box 68 Montgomery, Indiana 47558 Donald J. Traylor President Phone: 486-3285 Btack Bragg00, Amish Restaurant & Bakery 812-254-8966 Hwy 57 S. Washington i Hi-Tech Sheet Metal Inc. Residential, Industrial & Commercial lieating & Cooling Installation Sales & Service [422-9242] Operated by Michael and Patricia Koch 15 S, Third Avenue, Evansville i COMPLETE INSURANCE SERVICE Auto! Home! Fire & Life! Your Personal Service Agent James L. Will Ins. Agency Inc. 1925 W. Franklin Street 425-3187 Dr. Jane A. Hormuth Chiropractic Physician 474-0704 Horrnuth Chiropractic IIc. 1111 S Green River Rd., Suite 104 b I Personal Injury Law Skillful Rep.resentati,00n S00nce 1946 R,,k -,,,oert j. Pigman Sheila M. Corcoran Mark W. Rietman Charles L. Berger Andrew S. Ward Call (812) 425-8101 or (800) 327-0812 lnternet: u tt u. be rg, 31,: Main S/reel Et'anst'ilh,, hMiana 4vv(-I.Y5 RUXER FORD - LINCOLN - MERCURY i i i Vincennes Bicknell Sandborn Monroe City AmBank Princeton '" "'* "" Patoka Member F.D.I.C. i I JASPER 482"1200 1 II I I I I I III I III II III] IIII I1[I IIIIIII BULK SALES ONLY Beginning at 7:00 a.m. Bring your own container or buy them there at small cost St. Joe, Ind. St. Joe Men's Club Sunday, October 19, 1997 II II III I I II II II III IIIII I I Everybody Welcome I I IIIII ] I III1[ I ! J I ] I IJ - I]tl t LI 211111_