The year opened with the wonderful, miraculous birth of my second grandson, Robert Edward Nicholas Kleppel--son of my daughter Julia and Eddy Kleppel.
|Bob and Robby|
The blog chronicles a very snowy and cold winter in Northeast Ohio, and talks about how we opened a warming center at St. Mary's in Painesville. We were open something like 38 nights (I spent 2 nights there; Brian Rice and Kathy Phillips were there most of those 38 nights). This Work of Mercy probably prevented much misery and possibly some deaths from freezing.
Some Winter 2014 pics:
|Colin, at a North Chagrin sledding hill|
|Carolan, atop Gildersleve Mountain, Chapin Forest|
|Lake Erie sunset|
In April, Kathy Philipps did a presentation at Borromeo Seminary on her dissertation topic, hospitality, serving the needy, homeless, and hungry. Below are some pics from the Karpos Ministry and from the Borromeo presentation done by Kathy Philipps:
|Jim, Linda, Bea--doing the dishes|
|Dan Philipps, St. Mary's|
|Kathy Philipps doing her presentation|
|Slide from Kathy's presentation|
|Linda and Jan, Borromeo|
|Kathy Flora, at the Borromeo presentation|
|Serving good food at St. Mary's Painesville|
|Fr. Hanzo Center at St. Mary's|
|Susan Allsip, St. Mary's|
During 2014 there were both births and deaths in our family and community. Among the deaths I wrote about included Jack O'Donnell, Bob Jaynes, Pete Seeger, Galway Kinnell, and Robin Williams. We hold our beloved living and dead close to our hearts always.