Walker: The ties that bind
I go to an Episcopal Church
because a few years ago Mom needed a ride.
She started out Presbyterian.
I went to a Methodist Sunday school, but
as a teen gravitated to Taoism and Buddha
About that time Mom was enamored of Christian Science.
Her Mom, was a three times divorced,
four times married Roman Catholic.
That Grandpa was fourth generation Quaker.
Dad was a Church of England
His Dad, g.pa2, was something
called Bible Christian.
I gather that came into being due to
Some sort of rebellion,
(didn't they all)?
I married a Roman Catholic,
we raised our kids Lutheran.
Then tracked my family clear back to some
Jewish ancestors escaping to a better place.
(everybody's still doing it).
You'd think I'd be confused by all this,
but, bottom line, I found them so alike
in all that really matters.
I talked to some descendants who insisted,
"We're not related!"
But you see neighbor, we are.
You reach out far enough, and we are,
We really are.
Bev Walker is a Forest Grove resident.
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