Author: Gretchen Lord Anderson

A journalist at heart, Gretchen Lord Anderson's spiritual leadership surprises even herself when it creeps into her writing. Born and raised in St. Joseph, Missouri (a wonderful place to grow up!), Gretchen has lived in Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota and, now, in Wisconsin. She is married to Terry Anderson and they have three feline members of their family: Marvis, Joe, and Fern (and they give tribute to past members Lars, Walt, George, and Gracie).

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Mom used to take me with her to see what is generally categorized in the Midwest as community concert series. In my hometown, the performances were usually held in a rather magnificent old theatre, The Missouri. I remember going there for concerts and for movies. Thick carpets and sweeping staircases to the balcony. I loved…