Last thanksgiving weekend I was out with my wife picking up my in-laws pizza dinner. While waiting for the pizza to come out of the oven I was opening the door for people going in and out – I have had people do the same for me many times when picking up pizza for my family. Most people were thankful, but one young man insulted me (somewhat unintelligibly) as he left (stormed out). My motivation wasn't gratitude so I wasn't angry or hurt -- just puzzled. A gift must be received in order to be given -- what made this man so distrustful to not accept my help? Was it pride? I am definitely out of touch with certain segments of our society.
Virginia Anne (nee Bruce) Williams passed away from melanoma on April 23, 2011. After 43 years of marriage, Gini leaves husband John, son Doug (Liz), grandchildren Jacob, Bethany, Elijah, Trinity, Charity, and Selah (Cincinnati), daughter Elizabeth (Laramie, WY), brother Robert (Lin) and his children and grandchildren, and sister Margaret. Gini grew up in Laramie, graduating from the University of WY in 1967. John and Gini settled happily in Cincinnati in 1979, with yearly summer trips back to her beloved SE WY mountains. She was an active volunteer in her children?s schools and served ably in her church in many roles, including deacon, elder, handbells, choir, and financial secretary. She touched lives wherever she went and will be missed by all. Memorials may be made to Northminster Presbyterian Church, 703 Compton Rd, Cincinnati, or to the UW Bruce Scholarship in Psychology. A celebration of her life will be held at Northminster on June 4 at 10 am and a graveside service in Laramie on July 16.