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Re: Modest Progress

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  • apraphett777
    Hello Susanne thanks for the sermons take care of yourself .
    Message 1 of 2 , Oct 17, 2009
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      Hello Susanne thanks for the sermons take care of yourself .

      --- In bolger@yahoogroups.com, "Susanne@..." <philbolger@...> wrote:
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      > I am making progress answering the backlog of mail/e-mail. I recall many times when Phil would come out of his study with up to a dozen envelopes held like playing cards, sealed and stamped, with his face brimming with satisfaction and the reflection of my face expressing surprise and delight.
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      > Filing copies would be less fun, but good and indispensible practice.
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      > I'll try to keep my 'sermons' to very few and shorter versions if at all possible. Lengthy 'discourses' in person or in writing often imply serious fatigue and thus less conciseness, as in 'self-indulgence'... Of course some things need saying. And not everything fits in a paragraph.
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      > Entering Phil's study many times a day is reducing the acute sense of loss; I am extending my stays in it gradually. Too many objects still seem to 'hot' to not get jolted by sudden and deep grief.
      > Phil having put me in charge of getting the house rebuilt 12/'98-5/99, I had made sure that this room would be the first inhabitable one in the house, with RESOLUTION-type slouchable mattress/couch next to a big bookshelf mostly full of pleasure reading, everything from Cpt. Cook's Journals over Gor-paperbacks to Arthur Ransom, plus weekly ECONOMIST etc. Between perfectly-placed lamp and large window out to the East over the marsh there was good lighting any time of day for the important and thus frequent 'down-time' with pipe, coffee, cookies or a half muffin. He'd often take a nap there to be ready to put in his 'most productive hours' between 8pm and 10:30 pm as he often put it.
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