Re: Your public behavior

John McCreery (jlm@TWICS.COM)
Thu, 1 Aug 1996 08:56:16 +0900

HJMartin writes

> The Douglas to whom John McCreery referred was Mary Douglas. Yes,
>she is a she, not a he.

More to the point, perhaps, she is a practicing Catholic. So was McCreery's
teacher, Victor Turner. McCreery himself is a lapsed Lutheran who grew up
in a family where grace was said at every meal, Bible readings were a
feature of suppers throughout his childhood, and the only excuse not to go
to church and Sunday School on Sunday was being so sick that he had to stay
in bed. Father and mother both taught Sunday School and sang in the choir.
Father served on the church council. The annual church picnic was held in
the McCreerys' back yard. In moments of stress (like waiting for an overdue
teenage daughter to come home at night), McCreery has been known to utter
heartfelt prayers. Odder still, when the skies are blue and the weather is
fine, he will suddenly start singing the Doxology.

John McCreery
3-206 Mitsusawa HT, 25-2 Miyagaya, Nishi-ku
Yokohama 220, JAPAN

"And the Lord said unto Cyrus, 'Shall the clay say to him who moldest it,
what makest thou? Let the potsherd of the earth speak to the potsherd of
the earth." --An anthropologist's credo