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John Willson

Lots of The Imaginative Conservative news this morning. Everyone’s favorite curmudgeon John (“Don’t call me isolationist to my face”; “If you post anonymously one more time, I’ll kick your butt”) Willson is, today, celebrating his 50th wedding anniversary. Our sincere congratulations to John and his beautiful bride, Helen. Happy anniversary!

Winston and Barbara Elliott’s son, Winston IV, is getting married tomorrow, somewhere in the wilds of barely populated Texas.

happy anniversary

Bradley J. Birzer

And, Dedra and I are sitting in the maternity wing of the Hillsdale County Hospital, eagerly awaiting our seventh child. No, for the 1000th time, we’re not Mormon, dangit. We’re Papist pigdogs and proud of it.

Our little reflection of Jesus and His Mother is, at this point, to be named Veronica Rose.

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  1. Veronica Rose will be our special child, of course, although I don't know how she can top your others. Our Ellie Anna turns ONE! on June 12. Great grand daughters are almost as fine as daughters and grand daughters.

    We are having a party next week to celebrate #50. Today is the "real" day, and I asked Helen what she wanted to do. Well, she wants to go to the ordination to the priesthood of Dan Kogut, the wonderful young man who served as an intern at our parish last year. What a girl!

    Thanks for the thought, Brad.

    How did the title of my new piece get on yours about Mike Church?

  2. What a celebration of Christ's love incarnate! I will be praying and praising God for these beautiful reflections of His glory!

    p.s. Dr. Birzer, great picture! Got to love the staged globe in the background:)

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