December 17, 2013
Alyene Porter published “Papa was a Preacher” in 1944, and it has been on my reading list for years. This will be the year it gets scratched from the list, as I just ordered it from Amazon.com.
Dad was a preacher, and I look forward to commiserating with Porter as I read about her life of growing up in a parsonage, especially at Christmastime.
Dad pastored small-town churches in places like Roslyn, Cle Elum and Eatonville. No single childhood Christmas memory stands out, but the ambience of the season does.