Day 5: Bread

Thinking of my grandmother today…

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Cast your bread upon the waters,
    for you will find it after many days.
Give a portion to seven, or even to eight,
    for you know not what disaster may happen on earth.
If the clouds are full of rain,
    they empty themselves on the earth,
and if a tree falls to the south or to the north,
    in the place where the tree falls, there it will lie.

Ecclesiastes 11:1-3

When my grandmother was 90 and some change she went to live in a nursing home. She did not want to move into a nursing home and she insisted that she was fine on her own but there were signs that told my aunts and uncles that perhaps it was for the best. She was an adventurous woman in my opinion, though I don’t think she would admit that. She lived a humble life with…

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