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Aloha ‘oe

macadamia harvest

The plantation owner saw June’s friendship with Moose, and promptly sold June to the captain of the ‘Frisco. June felt blessed on two accounts: she had a stool in the galley, and her dried orchid lei survived the boat ride to the ‘Frisco.

“Finally, brethren, farewell. Be perfect, be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and the God of love and peace shall be with you.”
2 Corinthians 13:11 KJV

Until We Meet Again

gettysburg train depot

“After helping Jeb finish building his barn that spring, I packed and bought my train ticket for Orchard Valley. Cream insisted I make a last minute purchase before boarding the train.”

“Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy,

To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen.”
Jude 1:24, 25 KJV

Rails East: Ticket to Ride


Sacramento, California: During the long trail ride back to Orchard Valley, Montana shared stories with Susanna from his visit to his brother’s peach orchard in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. “When I learned that you had married Sheriff Hueston, I didn’t have too long to mope. Jeb wrote and asked for my help in replenishing his orchard and rebuilding his barn that had burned during the war. Caleb and Rosita sent me off with a sack of fresh apple empanadas.”

“Yet now be strong, O Zerubbabel, saith the Lord; and be strong, O Joshua, son of Josedech, the high priest; and be strong, all ye people of the land, saith the Lord, and work: for I am with you, saith the Lord of hosts:”
Haggai 2:4 KJV

Knit Together

knit together

Cherishing their friendship, June and Susanna watched one last sunrise together on Agate Beach.

“That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love, and unto all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the acknowledgement of the mystery of God, and of the Father, and of Christ;”
Colossians 2:2 KJV

You Mean the World to Me, Valentine

across the pond

Touring the past.

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
John 3:16 KJV

The Answer

apple dance

Despite her fears of an uncertain future, June chose to trust God’s path, and continued to find reasons to dance.

“And it came to pass, while he blessed them, he was parted from them, and carried up into heaven.

And they worshipped him, and returned to Jerusalem with great joy:

And were continually in the temple, praising and blessing God. Amen.”
Luke 24:51-53 KJV