about how much I love the stained glass window in the chapel on our old post. Now, according to my old neighbor, they're getting rid of it and designing a new one. I hope they keep the old one intact and put it somewhere else. For whatever reason, that window touches my heart in a way I can't describe.
Wow! It was bittersweet to see this post again. I never wrote you when you originally posted this, though I read it at the time, but that post/photo was from the service of my husband's cousin's (we call her "Bim") son, Martin Kondor. Our daughter, too, was posted in Germany & went to Iraq from there. That's how I found you, through Tim & Capt. Patty. Our Sarah was part of 1AD.
Some days the world seems so big, and on others it seems so small. Thanks for reminding me how blessed I am, my daughter came home safely. Keep up the good work!
Posted by: beckie at October 23, 2006 01:02 PM (GIL7z)
If you still have any contacts there that could follow-up on this & find out if there are plans to preserve the windows, or, if not, if there is any way we could start a fund to "buy" the windows & then find another appropriate place on base to put them, I'd be honored to contribute. Or maybe a more contemporary church off base that would host them? I know the church we attended near my daughter's base in Wackernheim ministered to many, many military families & would have welcomed such a "gift."
Posted by: beckie at October 23, 2006 01:46 PM (GIL7z)
Wow. I always loved that stained glass window. Sadly, I was usually only in the chapel for memorial services, which made the window that much more poignant. I agree with you; I hope they find an appropriate place to display it.
Posted by: Robin at October 23, 2006 04:49 PM (6G8cC)
Beckie, I will do my best to have some people look into it. A friend emailed yesterday and said that the reason they're removing the windows is completely asinine, in my opinion. Someone complained that there's a "subliminal cow" in the pattern of the stained glass, so the window has to go. Of all the ridiculous... I'll see if I can find out what they're doing with the old window, but if this is the case, there may not be much hope for salvaging the window.
I'm so sorry about your family's loss. And I'm glad your Sarah is home safe.
Posted by: Sarah at October 24, 2006 09:26 AM (7Wklx)
subliminal COW? Any way of emailing me a better photo of that window? That is a wild issue!
Posted by: beckie at October 24, 2006 01:29 PM (GIL7z)
A subliminal COW? Are you kidding me?? Some people will find any possible reason to complain.
Posted by: Robin at October 24, 2006 05:56 PM (6G8cC)
The story has it that the artist who orginally designed the mural was Hindu. And the cow or ox is a sacred animal. I will see what I can find out before we go.
Posted by: Jennifer at October 24, 2006 09:05 PM (oLbnP)
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