Thinking of the generations

My mother was the youngest of ten children.  My father was the oldest of eight. This means that The Old Fool  has a total of 16 uncles and aunts and a host of first cousins, plus the inlaws that were brought into the family.

One of my cousins is Lehman Martin. Susan, my father’s  youngest sister married Isaac Martin.  Using the logic of my parents when they named me Martin, Susan and Isaac named their oldest son, Lehman.  He is four years younger than I and lives in Tennessee.  I’m told  that he, too, walks with a cane and is a bishop of a small  conservative anabaptist group.

The decades have rolled on.  Here is a recent picture of the cousins.  Lehman is not on the picture.  I wish we cousins knew each other better and could share faith more deeply.

About Martin Lehman

I was born 92 years ago, the son of a Mennonite pastor and organic gardener in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. At age 10 I was baptized as a member of the Marion Mennonite Church. I own the "Old Fool" moniker because I want to walk the Jesus Way even though the world and much of the church takes me as a fool for doing so. In my life I have moved from being a young conservative to an elderly radical. I tell that story in My Faith Journey posted on my website.
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