I received this email on Sept. 6:
Hi Cranford. I just wanted to let you know that earlier this week an elderly friend of ours named Mary (Birkenbach) passed away. She was an ardent supporter of TKJ and always gave Katie and I money to buy bananas, etc. to bring down when we came on Thursdays. I just wanted to let you know since she was extremely supportive of the work you do without having the opportunity to be able to come down for herself. She was a wonderful example of love and compassion and always smiled and helped others, despite her own hardships and difficulties. Please remember her in your prayers.
Mike Jones (from St. Stephen’s OCA)
The King’s Jubilee received $200 in memory of Mary. May her memory be eternal!