Family portraits # 2: Wonderful In-Laws
This picture is somewhat dated, but is a very good portrait of my wonderful in-laws, Olin and Katharine Westmoreland. Mama Katharine passed on in 2000 when an incompetent medical team missed a complication in a routine hospital procedure. She is greatly missed. She looked exactly like this picture (c. 1995?) at her death.
Olin, my father-in-law, now has a full grey beard and plays Santa for orphanages in Knoxville, TN. He is a retired pharmacist and a Naval veteran of WWII whose ship sank during the Battle of Midway. In the early years after the war, he served small communities in East TN where a pharmacist was the closest many came to seeing a medical doctor. He is a ruling elder in the Presbyterian Church, U.S.A.
My beloved, Kate, and I both share the experience of having been raised in other Christian denominations and later becoming Baptist by conviction. Kate was the only daughter with 3 brothers and parents much older than mine. So, when our courting became serious during seminary (late ’80s), not only her parents but also her brothers all gave me the 3rd degree to determine whether or not I was good enough for her. (The verdict was “no,” but they could see that Kate was going to marry me anyway.)
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