|Jim and friends|
We heard that it would be wonderful, but nonetheless, I was amazed when I entered the Cathedral auditorium. The room was all black velvet, silver, gold, and pearl. If I had not recognized the door coming in, I would surely would have not known where I was. Everything was fancy, including the guests. And the occasion? The thirtieth anniversary of our beloved choir director, Jim. President Obama couldn’t make it, but everyone else did. Many tears were shed throughout the evening, some by the guest of honor, moved by the many tributes – but quite a few other tears flowed as well, including a few from me. It was a wonderful evening, celebrating a wonderful career, the wonderful music, the moving liturgies, coming from the Cathedral, seemingly channeled from heaven via Jim.
|Maria, Rachael, and Corinna|
|Peggy and Clint|
Oh, and, always important, the food was fine also.