Doctor Elvyn "Doc" Davidson 1923-2010

Doctor Elvyn "Doc" Davidson 1923-2010

After Bob Dewine died at Easter, I was talking to his son-in-law about how sad it was to see many of the pillars of our church community growing older and leaving us.  I knew then that Doc Davidson had not been doing well, and I was dreading his loss.  I’m not...

Private pain

 A WONDERFUL FACT to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted to be that profound secret and mystery to every other. A solemn consideration, when I enter a great city by night, that every one of those darkly clustered houses encloses its own secret; that...

In lieu of flowers

Henry’s mama has asked friends to publicize the scholarship fund his family has set up in his memory, which will pay for treatment for other addicted young people whose families could not otherwise afford it.  Henry’s guitar teacher wrote a lovely song in...

Joy mixed with sorrow

I might as well confess that I enjoy a good funeral.  The singing, the eulogizing, the visiting with rarely seen friends and relatives, even the catharsis of tears.  But implicit in my notion of the “good funeral” is that it is a remembrance for one who...


This is a favorite poem of mine–I have it almost by heart; but I did Google it to make sure and found it on a wonderful website with a collection of quotations and other resources for those who are grieving the loss of a loved one. Remember me when I am gone...

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