Donald R. McClarey

Christmas Greetings From Larry

(This is a repeat of a post from 2013.  Recently my bride and I purchased a new Ford Transit Connect Wagon.  When my bride came out on the morning of December 21, 2017 to drive into the law mines she

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Lawrence Charles McClarey: In Memoriam

Lawrence Charles McClarey Birth:  September 5, 1991 (Feast day of Saint Lawrence Justinian) Death:  May 19, 2013 (Pentecost) [53] For this corruptible must put on incorruption; and this mortal must put on immortality. [54] And when this mortal hath put

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Pentecost and Renewal

  So ever the king had a custom that at the feast of Pentecost in especial, afore other feasts in the year, he would not go that day to meat until he had heard or seen of a great marvel.

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Larry and Ash Wednesday

(I will be reposting this each Ash Wednesday.) My late son Larry always seemed to enjoy Ash Wednesday.  Four years ago in 2013 I went up with him to receive ashes.  He heard the traditional admonition:  “Remember man thou art dust,

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Things that Bring Tears to My Eyes: A Continuing Series

Remembering my son Larry, this choked me up: Michelle Malkin tweeted this story out earlier and I have to say it really is the best thing I’ve read all day. Maybe you’ve seen the photo already but what’s important is the

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Larry and Ash Wednesday

(I will be reposting this each Ash Wednesday.) My late son Larry always seemed to enjoy Ash Wednesday.  Three years ago in 2013 I went up with him to receive ashes.  He heard the traditional admonition:  “Remember man thou art dust, and

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The Gift of Life

Are you afraid of death? Well, I can’t say that I have any great affection for it. Look below you, my friend. For 70 years, I’ve watched the seasons change. I’ve seen the vibrant life of summer, the brilliant death

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Opus Dei

King David: That soldier who laid his hands on the Ark – he was only trying to be helpful. Nathan the Prophet: It is not for us to question the ways of the Lord. King David: I question nothing, yet

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Jesus Wept

    Since my beloved son Larry died last year, not a day has gone by that I have not thought of him.  Immediately after his death I would think about him, literally, almost every minute of each day.  Now

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Dear Future Mom

Hattip to Pat Archbold at Creative Minority Report. A very well meaning person once told my wife and I that she understood what a cross we had to bear due to the autism of our son Larry.  I responded by stating

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Larry and Ash Wednesday

  My late son Larry always seemed to enjoy Ash Wednesday.  Last year I went up with him to receive ashes.  He heard the traditional admonition:  “Remember man thou art dust, and to dust thou shalt return.” and had the

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Larry’s First Christmas in Heaven

But, as it is written: That eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither hath it entered into the heart of man, what things God hath prepared for them that love him. 1 Corinthians 2:9 I am choking back tears

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