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orcoran araB 4 Thursday, August 27, 2(1(19 -- The (;lenville Democrat Page 5 1 ii Continued from page 3 Remembering Fr. Ed's writings on Christianity, and other county issues cont'd ... also saw people from many other faith son-in-law. Mark, now of Morgan- groups in Gilmer County present, so town. Cate and three ofFr. Ed's other I'd like to express my most ~incere former Latin students at Gilmer appreciation for our whole parish to County High School sang a song in these kinds folks who came out to Latin in his memory. They did an lend us their support during our time admirable job. so he'd have definitely of great bereavement, liked that. Another couple who cornered me Even though his weekly column afterwards was Jeff and Lois Ezell. was a West Virginia Press of Webster Springs. formerly of Association's Writers Contest award- Welch. Fr. Ed had married them. and winner, he feh embarrassed for any they'd taught in McDowell's schools adulation that he received from the for several years, before getting better distinction. I recalled to the crowded positions in Webster County, where church that when presenting the top they are now retired. This couple was award for column wrmng to him. he a pair whom I'd seen while speaking, merely rebuked me. saying something thinkingtomyself,"Iknowthemfrom like. "That's all well and good. Dave. somewhere, but where?" Has that ever but this is the Mass, so let's get back to happened to you? You know the faces, the Lord's business!" A message very but the names just don't click into well put! place. The Mass is truly the Lord's busi- Actually, I'd felt like asking for a ness. but his weekly columns. "Chris- show of hands for all of those who tianity Today." were as well. In them. were in Fr. Ed's former parishes, but I he sought to educate, elucidate, edify, didn't for a lack of time. So. I'm glad and evangelize, primarily through the that Jeff and Lois kindly made their useofbiblicaltexts. He was well-read presence known to me. Like I told on those gospel messages, many of them after our brief re-introduction, which he found modern applications how could l or anyone forget the for explaining and expanding upon. name "Ezell?" That brought memo- His writings kept religion in the minds ries of them and many other Welch and hearts of our newspaper's readers parishioners back to mecrystalfor the past 14 years. Many of our clear, readers, sadly, may not even attend Of course, it's always race to see the church of their choice. It was. Irene PoweR, St. Mary's First Lady, though, his fervent desire that his and her daughter, CateJohnson, and thoughts expressed of the spiritual VISITORS FROM WEBSTER SPRINGS -- Among the many former parishioners of Fr. Ed Daschbach, SVD, attending his funereal on Tues., Aug. 18 in Glenville, were Jeff and Lois Ezell, who are retired educators from Webster County, They had also been friends with this newspaper's publisher, when they taught in McDowell County and were members of Fr. Ed's Welch parish church. The local Catholic Church was filled to capacity for the popular priest and writer's funernal Mass. might motivate people in this tempo- our own Revolutionary War, to rid ral world to seek a closer relationship ourselves of British rule in the 1770s. with God. via their own churches. For whatever reason. I had always In his writings. I don't think that he wanted to have a "Tea Party," and that ever wanted to hurt anyone's feelings, desire of mine was satisfied during but. instead, he aimed to open up new my final days living in Wisconsin avenues of thought about the ancient the Badger State I thought that I biblical texts to them. based upon his should invite all of my friends over to extensive reading of both the Bible say "good-bye." as I was about ready and modern scholars, to become publisher of a newspaper Ft. Ed Daschbach's columns will group in Ohio in 1992. be missed, even if one didn't agree What kind of party should it be? I with them. because they did get us all really didn't want it to be alcoholic. thinking about the core of our own because Marshfield was a very medi- personal religious beliefs, cal center and health-oriented town in For that. thank you. Fr. Ed! We'll centralWisconsin. I preferred tohave miss you! a "White Castle" hamburger party, Literary connections but there were none of those chain Talking about writing, Mountain restaurants in Wisconsin, to my State author. Belinda Anderson, will knowledge. be conducting a workshop about "Lit- "Well," I said. "I'm inviting you all erary Connections: West Virginia over for a Tea Party !" Writers & Their Stories." at the Hills- In preparation, I took out of storage boro (Pocahontas County) Library all of my mother's dainty and beauti- from 4:30-to-8 p.m. on Sat., Sept. 19. ful little tea cups and saucers, and. Hillboro is located on U.S. Hwy. then, bought a wide variety of teas. 219, just south of SR 39. coming from This seemed to please the whole crowd the west from Richwood. of friends, especially Gloria If any Gilmer County writers were Federwitz and Carol Berg, their fa- interested in attendingthis, they could ther, Willie Federwitz. Dan Young leave in the morning, stop by Cran- (my photographer and racketball berry Glades for a nice walk and buddy), and several others. breathe the fresh mountain air, and. Everyone expressed enjoyment of then. tour the Pearl Buck Birthplace my selection of such a novel type of Museum. prior to the start of the 4:30 party, and they liked their choices of p.m. workshop, teas. All said it was their first Tea For more information about this Party to attend. workshop, contact Helena Gondry So now. if you can't get to the Tea at droopmountain@yahoo.com, orFestival in Oak Hill (the only one in visit the writers at this website: http:/ the USA, I'm told), you can still spon /pocahontaswriters. ning. cornsor a colorful Tea Party here in Gilmc Our state's "Tea Festival" County for your friends. Oh. and don't & Wisconsin memories forget to invite me I'm a willing Another e-mail message to me adventurerwhenitcomestotea-nme brought back one fond memory of my "Bridging" the gap life m Wisconsin. Iftherumorcirculatingaroundtown The notice was of the "Tea Festi- is true. the MEC construction firm val "which is taking place in Oak Hill out of Bridgeport has been awarded on this Wed.-Thurs.. Aug. 26-27. at the bid to build the Lucille Stalnaker 225 Church Street. Apparently from BridgeovertheLittleKanawhaRiver. l-to 8 p.m. on both days. there will be at the mouth of Cedar Creek. lectures, lastings, dancing, Eastern Construction has reportedly been exercise demonstrations, and natural scheduled to start in 2010. herbal products workshops. With this improvement. John So. For all of you natural and good- Kasuba's airport, residential, andlight health folks out there, here's your industry complex could become a re- chance to learn something old and, no ality. An airport, of course, would be doubt, something new about improv- a gigantic economic boost for Gilmer ing your health. In fact, there'll be a County, connecting our local indus- lecture on the "History of Tea and Its tries and Glenville State College with Cultural Impact on the World."all of the major city airports around Of course, we all know the impor- this nation ... and beyond. tance of tea (other than as a medi~. , The end tint), in that there was the famous I've rambled on long enough this Boston Tea Party that helped to spark week, so, kind folks, have a good week and safe weekend. Welcome to Governor Joe Manchin to Monday's Dedication of the Morris Correctional Training Center at the old Kenney Shoe Fac- tory, as well as all family, church, and other reunion groups coming to Gilmer County! See you all next week, good folks! FRE E EDI RECTV 15 EMONTH S! ALL 265+ DIGITAL CHANNELS! 130 HD CHANNELS! Plus HBO, Cinemax, O I IR E C T V, Showtime:& Starz! ALL FREEiFOR!5 MONTHS! 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Edwin Daschbach, SVD, Sunday's Mass will be celebrated at 5:00 P.M. on Saturday evening until further notice. There will be no weekday Masses. The Reverends D0minick and Matthew be our alternating interim Pastors. High Speed Internet for ALL of rural Americ~ Available Nationwide Surf at least lOx faster than dial-up Eq uipme nt on ly $49.00!!! r.ai -in rebate Hurry Promotion ends soon! Ski -866-697-5992 www., ,u, .com three months. S 10 additiorvfl/too fo~ ,etna;nder of 12 month agreement The purse of the people is the real seat of sensibility. Let it be drawn upon largely, and they will then listen to truths which could not excite them through any other organ. --Thomas Jefferson 000 able and reliable, and he kept his forgotoneothergiftoftheHolySpirit, could see the fruits oftheHolySpirit commitments. Laughter-- Fr. Ed had a superb lived perfectly in Fr. Ed. Gentleness -- Fr. Ed was not sense of humor. While he was a seri- His remarkable life serves as an arrogant. His great intellect, and his ous person, he did not take himself all example to all of us. I am confident understanding of the world might have that seriously. He knew how to laugh that today he is praying for us, through caused a lesser man to be arrogant, athimselfand with others. He liked to the communion of saints. but not Fr. Ed. Fr. Ed taught me that tell a joke, most of these were corny With my deep condolences to his gentleness is not weakness, but jokes. I do not remember them, but 1 family and the good people of Good strength, remember him laughing: and that is Shepherd Church and the citizens of Self-control--Ft. Ed instructed all I need to remember. The Holy Glenville, I am, me by hisexample to say "no" toone's Spirit is laughing through Ft. Ed! self. He was not trapped by momen- So today, I am proud to say' that I Thomas H. Powell, tary pleasures; rather, he was in con- was a friend of Ft. Ed. I was a member President, trol in orderto serve others and to love of his flock, and I was his student. Mount St. Mary's University, God more fully. Through his teaching, nay faith was Emmittsburg, MD Now as great as St. Paul was. he refreshed and strengthened, because I Dear Editor, The members of Good Shep- herd Catholic Church would like to express their appreciation to all former parishioners, members of the community, members of the clergy, both from the community and out-of-town, and anyone else who attended or assisted with the visitation or the celebration of the Mass of the Resurrection and lun- cheon held for Father Edwin Daschbach on August 18. We would also like to especially commend all those who sent flow- ers, cards, extended their condo- lences or made memorial dona- tions to the Divine Word Mission- ary or to the orphanage operated by Father Ed's older brother, Fa- ther Richard Daschbach, a Divine Word Missionary priest working in Timor. Your kindness in re- membering Father Ed has been truly appreciated by all of us local 's mem, parishioners. He was many things to different people: a spiritual leader, a scholar, a teacher, and a very good man who lived his Faith every day by example. FatherEd will be greatly missed. Memorial donations may be made to the "Society of the Divine Word Missions, East Timor Or- phans," c/o Good Shepherd Catho- lic Church, 701 Mineral Rd., Glen- ville, WV 26351, or may be sent to The Rector, Divine Word Resi- dence, 1901 Waukegan Road, P.O. Box 6000, Techny, IL. 60082- 6000 The members of Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Mineral Road, Glenville SUTTO~N LAK~ Houseboat Rentals Pontoon Rentals Fishing Boat Rentals Dinner Cruises and much tnore... -':' :.:;;.:7.:',7.,: ., ....... .-. ..C ,'/ " take Exit 67 of 1-79 Flatwoods West Virginia Wild & ' 7 ........ 7 7: - follow the signs Wo lild e rfu 1 mLet Your Money Make YOU MONEY with our new limited time CD Rate! 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