Hey guys! I tried to reply to the email you sent, but it keeps getting back sent back to me as undeliverable. So, I am left with no alternative but to include my response here. I hope the cruisers will forgive me for cluttering the cruise message board with non-cruise material. I would like to promise that it won't happen again, but that would be like jinxing myself. Anyway, here is the reply I was trying to send:
Thanks for your message.* That sure is encouraging, at least for those of you in California.* Here in Indiana the attitudes are a little different, but we can always use a good example to work toward.* We have a Citizens academy and a Spouses Academy, but nothing as open as community policing directed towards our communtiy.*
How long have you been attending the MCC church in LA?* There was a big article in the Indianapolis Star this past weekend on the MCC church here in Indianapolis.* We have never been to the one here in Indianapolis, but we may go this weekend.* I grew up in the Catholic church, and it was comfortable and safe for me.* Still today, Catholic church is what I think of when I think of my spirituality.* It has been hard for me to separate the two, but over the years I have faded away from going to church.* I would be interested in hearing your thoughts sometime if you have a chance.
I try to read the cruisemates message boards frequently, and have seen your postings.* I wasn't sure who this message was from until I saw your signature, and I said ahhh yes, Jerry and Kirk.* Anyway, thanks again.* Have a great week.