Today I am remembering my father’s Great Aunt Anne.
My whole family, on both sides, are blessed with a rich, godly Protestant faith. They were German, Swiss, Danish and English Lutherans, Brethren and Mennonites. In my grandparents generation they had left the mainline Protestant denominations to join independent Bible/Baptist churches.
Despite this overwhelming Protestant heritage my Dad once told us about his Great Aunt Anne. She was the sister of his grandmother and he recalled, as a boy visiting the grandmother’s home where Great Aunt Anne–an elderly widow–was living.