So, I come from a small town . . .
that means so many things . . .
it means tonight in our town we have a fun event at the bandstand
Dairy/Berry Day--free root beer floats and strawberry sundaes served by the Dassel Ambassadors and Ambassador candidates--live music by local musicians in the Mid-Minnesota Concert Band.
. . . but there will be someone sorely missed tonight at Dairy/Berry Day
this was her small town, too
our local newspaper editor, Lynda Jensen -- a fixture at any local event, willing to share pictures with me of event happenings (as I update the city's website or cable channel), a woman in her 40's with 3 children who knew what true sacrifice is, with a husband who was in Iraq while she was pregnant with her last child (and I can't remember for sure, but I think he was still there when she had her), the wife of a police officer with all of those crazy hours -- she died on Tuesday after suffering a brain hemorrhage from a fall she had a couple of weeks ago that went undetected.
We had just laughed last week at a local chamber of commerce meeting about her 18 year old daughter's need for her cell phone.
Praying for your family, Lynda, and for your co-workers at the newspaper.