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Re:Why I am an Episcopalian
« Reply #45 on: June 15, 2003, 07:43:49 PM »
My apologies.

I had intended to write more this weekend, but I have acquired a "Corneal Abrasion" on my right eyeball.  I.e. somehow I scratched it.  Do no do this if you can help it.  It hurts like billy-o and with the eye covered with a patch I can barely focus on the screen to type this.  

I hope that it will heal quickly.  It could be anywhere from a couple of days to 2 weeks, from info I've gotten.

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Re:Why I am an Episcopalian
« Reply #46 on: June 15, 2003, 10:32:37 PM »
Ebor (M),

Take time to heal.  We will all keep you in our prayers and wait patiently until you can devote your attention to the telling of your story.  I hope all is well with you.  

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Re:Why I am an Episcopalian
« Reply #47 on: June 18, 2003, 10:17:23 AM »
Thank you, David.

I've been to the family doctor and the eye doctor since I wrote last.  The scrape is righi over the pupil so, along with hurting, it's where one looks out.  It's like looking through a slightly frosted window or one that has some grease on it.   It's pretty distracting to try and use both eyes.  

The prognosis is good. I'm using the eye drops 'religiously'.  With care corneas heal in a few days.  I just am impatient, I guess.  I can't read much or use the computer or drive...etc.  Just finding a moving cursor with one eye is hard.

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Re:Why I am an Episcopalian
« Reply #48 on: June 18, 2003, 10:21:50 AM »
Prayers for your recovery Ebor.

These things are not nice and cannot be hurried. Just try and relax and obey orders :D
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Re:Why I am an Episcopalian
« Reply #49 on: June 18, 2003, 10:31:40 AM »
Thank you. :)  I don't think my laughter was totally hollow.  Your good humour and your prayers are a great help.

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time to stop looking at the computer now, once I find the cursor again.
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« Reply #50 on: June 18, 2003, 12:30:53 PM »
Thank you. :)  I don't think my laughter was totally hollow.  Your good humour and your prayers are a great help.

Ebor

time to stop looking at the computer now, once I find the cursor again.

You're in my prayers and thoughts for a quick recovery, Ebor.  As someone famous once said, "I can feel your pain."   :P  But in all sincerity, I went through the same thing once, so I can *REALLY* relate.  You'll get through this okay, I know!

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Re:Why I am an Episcopalian
« Reply #51 on: June 18, 2003, 04:17:01 PM »
I want to add my good wishes too Ebor. I scratched the cornea of my left eye some years ago when a piece of the hedge I was cutting fought back and it's not an experience to be recommended. Please get well soon and continue your story,

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Re:Why I am an Episcopalian
« Reply #52 on: June 22, 2003, 03:12:55 AM »
Are you asking the right questions in seeking for the Church?  Or maybe asking and not listening?


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Re:Why I am an Episcopalian
« Reply #53 on: July 09, 2003, 04:41:02 PM »
Ebor -

Yes, I saw those links and found them interesting and surprising. I know I am hardheaded, but I tend to think that if there was viniculture in early medieval England it was probably pretty anemic - a little like trying to grow Southern Magnolias in Pennsylvania: it can be done, but the results are disappointing.


*shrug* Believe what you like. You asked for some documentation.  This is a theory that I'm working on in spare time and at intervals.  It occurred to me sometime ago and I am looking for primary sources to test my hypothesis. I do not say that it *is* why, only theorizing that it *might* be.  

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And why would the conservation of wine be applied only to lay people, if wine was in such short supply? Shouldn't clerics have participated in the conservation effort, too?

Hypothesizing:  To have Eucharist one needs bread and wine.  Wine is in short supply. Only use a small amount.  If there is a small amount then not many people can partake.  Who then?

Conjecture:  If the priest is conducting the mass and represents Jesus, then he is the one to take the wine.  Also, in many places, when there is a small amount of some food or drink item it is given to the head of a family and/or guest.  

This is a theory.  I mentioned it as possible thoughts.

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Re:Why I am an Episcopalian
« Reply #54 on: July 09, 2003, 04:46:41 PM »
Thank all of you for your encouraging words about my scaped cornea.  It seems to be healing nicely.  I have an ointment for it now and another eye doctor check up in a couple of weeks.  It was a bad one and large, but did not puncture the eye.  I can now drive again and don't need the dark glasses much at all.

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Re:Why I am an Episcopalian
« Reply #55 on: July 09, 2003, 04:49:40 PM »
I have been wondering if I should continue this thread.  I regret not posting for the past weeks, but I couldn't stay on long and write with only one eye.  (It's amazing what you find out binocular vision can do, when you don't have it.)  

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« Reply #56 on: July 09, 2003, 04:58:27 PM »
I have been wondering if I should continue this thread.  I regret not posting for the past weeks, but I couldn't stay on long and write with only one eye.  (It's amazing what you find out binocular vision can do, when you don't have it.)  

Ebor

Ebor, if you can put up with my dyslexia, I'll be more than happy to accomodate your one-eyed posting.   ;)  Please continue this thread.

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Re:Why I am an Episcopalian
« Reply #57 on: July 09, 2003, 05:12:43 PM »
Thanks, Hypo-Ortho.  I appreciate your courtesy.   :)
I fear that eventually something I write will be taken as an attack, no matter how carefully I write since it will disagree with someone else's views.  Sigh.  That has never been my intent. and I suppose sufficient unto the day is the arguments thereof...

Yours.

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Re:Why I am an Episcopalian
« Reply #58 on: July 09, 2003, 05:32:59 PM »
Ebor, I'm glad to hear your eye is healing well.  When you are ready, I'm sure there are a lot of us who would like to hear you continue with your story.
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Re:Why I Am Also An Episcopalian
« Reply #59 on: July 10, 2003, 11:50:26 AM »
What's the big deal about August 2nd?

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Re:Why I Am Also An Episcopalian
« Reply #60 on: July 10, 2003, 11:59:00 AM »
OC Summerfest ??
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Re:Why I Am Also An Episcopalian
« Reply #61 on: July 10, 2003, 11:59:10 AM »
The 2nd of August is the OC.net Summerfest picnic in Maryland and meeting various Forum members in RL/as "Liveware"/ face to face. :)  See the link at the top of the page.

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Re:Why I Am Also An Episcopalian
« Reply #62 on: July 10, 2003, 12:25:35 PM »
Thanks.  Since I'm on the west coast, it's not that feasible for me.

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Re:Why I am an Episcopalian
« Reply #63 on: July 27, 2003, 04:44:45 PM »
Well, I had another eye check yesterday and the surface of the eye has healed up totally.  There's still some swelling, but that's common.  Eyes don't forgive "insults" quickly.  So I still am using hte ointment at night, but the prognosis is good.  So I can go back to posting more here, as much as RL will allow.  Now to finish my next intallment before I post it.

Thanks for all the encouragement and concern.

Ebor
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« Reply #64 on: July 27, 2003, 04:55:18 PM »
Hooray :D

Look forward to the next installment - just don't overdo things now.
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« Reply #65 on: July 27, 2003, 08:20:40 PM »
So glad to know that you're doing well, Ebor!   :D

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Re:Why I am an Episcopalian
« Reply #66 on: July 28, 2003, 02:05:35 PM »
Great news Ebor, both about your eye and that you will be continuing your story.

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