Walk Down Memory Lane

10 09 2008

Argonne National Lab

Today I took a tour of the transportation research lab at the Argonne facility with Don Hillebrand, the division director.  When I pulled up to the facility, it brought back a vague impression of visiting Dad at the electronics lab while he was serving our Uncle Sam at K.I. Sawyer Air Force Base in the U.P. 

Once I got inside, the smell, building style and even the color of the walls brought back some vivid memories of Dad’s days in the military (I was 8 or 9).  I remember how he couldn’t wear his wedding ring in the lab and wondering how Mom felt about it.  I remember all the test equipment buzzing in the background and thinking “well, if he can’t be a pilot, this certainly must be the next best thing…”

There are so many cool things about the visit today I could blog about, and I’ll try to post a few of them here over the next few posts, but these thoughts are first on the list. 

The verse that God has been bringing back to my mind frequently over the last few weeks is found in Proverbs 25:

It is the glory of God to conceal a matter, 
But the glory of kings is to search out a matter. 

It is such a privilege that we get to search a matter out, and through it to reveal the glory of God by explaining those things He has hidden…




One response

12 09 2008

Memories are great! I was understanding about his left ring finger being empty. I preferred that to him getting zapped or getting the finger ripped off. A BIG memory I have of that AFB is the 150 inches of snow our first winter there. Snow being plowed up into the yard across the street so high that we could barely see the top of the roof of the 1 1/2 story house!

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