April 25, 2007
Last words from my Aunt Peggy.
My aunt died yesterday, full of years and ready for eternity.
Peggy Neff was not one of the rich and famous. But though she was not rich, she had many things.
Aunt Peggy was an antique collector who, perhaps, didn’t know how to stop collecting. Her most notable acquisition may have been in 1950s, when she rescued a historic log cabin, which would have been otherwise destroyed, because it sat in the path of the planned Tri-State Tollway (I-294)
What do you do with a log cabin? Peggy had hers added as a new wing to her house. It made a very unusual living room.
With so many antiques, one would wonder about her last will and testament. Fine Christian that she was, she concluded that document this way:
I have now disposed of all my property to my family. There is one thing more I wish I could give them and that is faith in Jesus Christ. If they had that and I had not given them one dollar, they would be rich; and if I had not given them that and I had given them all the world, they would be poor indeed.
Ponder that today, and go read Matthew 6:25-33.