Pastor Emerita, Margaret Towner's Christmas Letter
Dear friends and family
Biggest News-We relocated from Independant Living to Assisted Living. New address: 7377 Scotland Way, Apt. 6203, Sarasota, FL 34238
A tumultuous 12 months of preparing to move on May 4! We made it with months of help from family, friends and neighbors: what to keep and what to donate or sell. With help of P.E.O. sister Carol Papa, sold furniture, pots, pans and jewelry. Clergy daughters Kathi Wiggins, Karen Wismer, Deborah Block sorted, packed and mailed my historical material to be organized for Presbyterian Historical Society. Ron and Jinny Miller sorting files and shredding sermons and class material. Deborah Block helped Marg weed out clothes to be donated. Linda Clapp helping Barb sort her closet of shoes and clothes. Shari and Tim Merrill sorting Barb’s slides and outdated IRS Records. Tim and Marg making many shredding trips and furniture delivery, as did Brian Merrill make many visits cleaning out laundry room things. Marg’s cousin helped pick Towner/Schloeman history to be mailed. Neighbor MaryAl Gagnon packed books, helped dump trays of carousel slides. Moving day came and Kathi and Karen gave us a Sarasota Tour and lunch. We are still trying to find where the movers put things and feeling the loss of independence upon selling our Toyota Siena Van-to Barb’s nephew, Brian.
We learned a new way of communicating-Zooming-meetings of
P.E.O., Presbytery, Clergywomen (hosted by Kathy Dain), families;
We survived two tragic hurricanes-Ian and Nicole which brought much pain to so many people and families losing homes-among them employees here at the Glenridge.
For 2023 let us sing What the world needs now is love... that
all may follow the Old Testament Prophet Micah’s challenge in 6:8:-
"What does the Lord require of you, O Mortal, do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with our God."
Blessing Peace Hope Love
Barb & Marg