Benita (McGinnis) McCormick
(1889 – 1984)
|“Early Mass,” by Benita (McGinnis) McCormick.
Pen and ink over watercolor on parchment.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Christmas 1922.
Original in Benita’s scrapbook.
Sometimes you just have to take some time off to make memories, not only remember them. And that’s why it’s been a bit quiet lately here at Many Branches, One Tree. Priorities of family have been the order of the day. I must admit it’s been rather nice to pull off the Internet Highway for a while to be fully present to and enjoy the ones I love.
Depicting a family making their way through the bitter cold to the church in the distance, it evokes the deep love, faith, and devotion of that holiest of families, Joseph, Mary, and Jesus, whose feast day the church celebrates today.