Last week, Merrilee Marcus, one of Angel's Bible study friends took a few minutes with us on the porch swing. This week, I visited with another one of Angel's friends from Bible study, Nora Michaels. Nora, a friend and contemporary of Marita's mother Rosemarie, is of a different generation than most of the women in the Bible study. Perhaps that accounts for her somewhat standoffish style.
Where will we find you when you’re not on the page of the book we’re reading?
NM: I lead a very active volunteer life and am on the board of several community organizations. Chances are good that you will find me in some sort of meeting or working a benefit of some kind.
What’s something we’d be surprised to know about you?
NM: A lady always keeps the element of surprise on her side.
What are your thoughts on children?
NM: Parents should know where children belong and where they don’t. Ah, but perhaps that addresses my feelings about parents more than my feelings about children. Still, children who find themselves in places they don’t belong have a tendency to make themselves unwelcome and make others uncomfortable. This should be avoided for the sake of all those involved.
What regrets do you have?
NM: None that I care to share.
Whom do you admire?
NM: The women in this group.
Whom do you think is the leader of the Bible study group?
NM: This group was designed not to have a specific leader, but I think it’s fair to say that we often look to Merrilee for leadership. She has a way of grasping the unspoken and keeping the peace.