Mom & Dad, March 14, 2004
Dad’s parents were Baptist. His great granddad, his mom’s granddad, was a Nazarene preacher. Stories abound of how his Granny White would drag him & his siblings to church. Needless to say it was quite a shock to Mom, a cradle Catholic, Catholic schooled newlywed and first time out of Catholic New England to accompany Dad to his Nazarene granny’s funeral with all its fire and brimstone. She’s often said in relating the story she thought the preacher was gonna have a stroke. Dad was never one to be dedicated to any one religion.
After Mom and Dad had married, Dad decided to try to become Catholic. At that time, they had an at-home type of study. Apparently, it was difficult to study this way, as he gave up.
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