Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasure in heaven. . . For where our treasure is, there will your heart be also. Matthew 6:19-21 (KJV)
To Ella Groves, whose lifelong Christian service and beautiful inner spirit is the inspiration for this story; Pat Winebrenner, Marketing Director at Highland Farms Retirement Community for her invaluable cooperation; Marilyn Stevens, Activities Director, HFRC; Albamae, Frances, Maxine, and Peg, HFRC residents; Howard for his "Abraham suggestion"; Lori Marett for her critique; and to Susan Johnson for her encouragement.
Peppino Gallo couldn't swat a fly or smack a mosquito without thinking about how that truck smashed the life out of his Marybelle when she pulled out in front of it.