Today was the last full day in Kentucky and it was another busy day.
- My first stop was the pastoral center of the Archdiocese of Louisville where I met with Archbishop Joseph Kurtz. He had asked that I stop by once a year to let him know that I have a place to sleep and food to eat. We had a good visit and then he showed me the map above which indicates with strings the various places that have connection with the church of Louisville. There’s a blue thread for me on the map, leading to Phnom Penh.
- From there I went to visit Fr. Jerry Timmel at Nazareth Home Clifton. He worked with deaf people in Louisville before me and has been a strong supporter of the Deaf Development Programme in Cambodia through the years.
- Then I went back to my sister Jane’s house to do more sorting of my stuff that I have stored there. Jane had lots of things she had collected over the years and had arranged like a yard sale in her basement where the brothers and sisters were invited to come and take what they wanted for free. I was tempted by the lava lamp but figured it would be too hard to get it back to Cambodia—and it would also need 110 volts.
- The fourth stop was the home of my cousins Judith and Bob. Almost always I stay at their house some nights when I am in Louisville but this trip that was inconvenient because of borrowing a car from the other side of town so we settled for my coming over for dinner tonight.