Umber (25.2 — Kate’s Letter)

May 27, 2012 § 2 Comments

I can understand your reservations about Vera’s marriage and the way she went about it, but your refusal to speak to her is unjustly severe.  I admit, I was not happy with the way Vera decided to tell you of her plans to marry.  But she is my sister, and I will not turn my back on her now.  With all the emphasis on children being seen and not heard in our family, was it any wonder that Vera was afraid to talk to you and Granny?  She said she attempted to summon up the courage to tell you of her plans face-to-face, but whenever she tried to speak with you about it, the words wouldn’t come out.  She remembered how you disapproved of “frivolous talk” and how Reverend Grunwald condemned the Catholics and every other religion that he didn’t agree with.  I should know, I sat through many of his  sermons during my childhood.  Rev. G. must think he is without sin, because he casts so many stones at others.  I think he dismisses the parts of the Bible that don’t appeal to him, and does not take into account the gentle and forgiving nature of The Savior. 



§ 2 Responses to Umber (25.2 — Kate’s Letter)

  • surprise3 says:

    Rev. Grunwald..sounds like a traditional Lutheran minister, Missouri Synod…a la Garrison Keillor’s Lake Wobegon folks. I find myself throwing little nuggets like the last sentence into my work where it fits and applies to current ‘religious’ ideologies. Luv it.

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