Baseball and a Father’s Death: A Funeral Homily, 18 November 2015

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==================== A sermon offered at the requiem for James E. Freiberger, held November 18, 2015, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Medina, Ohio, where Fr. Funston is rector. (The lessons for the requiem were Lamentations 3:22-26,31-33; Psalm 27:1-7; Romans 8:14-19,34-35,37-39; and …

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Life Is Like Time Magazine – From the Daily Office – May 20, 2013

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From the Book of Ruth: In the days when the judges ruled, there was a famine in the land, and a certain man of Bethlehem in Judah went to live in the country of Moab, he and his wife and …

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Glass Mug Collecting: Another (Partial) Bryce Set

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Like the “beaded handle” set shown in an earlier entry, these mugs were made Bryce Brothers in the 1880s at a time when the company may have been known as Bryce, Walker & Co. In 1891 Bryce joined other glass …

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Glass Mug Collecting: Bryce Beaded Handle Set

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These beaded handle mugs form a four-size set. I have five of them, two of the Bird on a Branch design which is the second-largest of the set. Bryce Brothers made these mugs in the 1880s at a time when …

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Glass Mug Collecting: Medallion Pattern by Atterbury

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This is my set of five mugs in this pattern, Medallion by Atterbury & Co. Other names for this pattern are Ceres, Cameo, Profile & Sprig, Goddess of Liberty, and Beaded Medallion According to Mordock & Adams, Pattern Glass Mugs, …

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Glass Mug Collecting: Introductory Post

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I decided that I would start chronicling my hobby of glass collecting on this blog. (These posts will be intermingled with sermons and whatever other random thoughts I may have….) So, to be specific, I collect early American pattern glass …

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