|Joan Park visits the Hill of Crosses near the city of Siauliai, Lithuania.|
Her husband, James, a B.F. Goodrich lab technician, was as dedicated a Baptist and she was a Catholic. But he agreed to raise their kids in the Catholic faith.
Sure, there's more to Joan than being Catholic. She sold real estate, was named to the Lorain Women's Bowling Association's Hall of Fame and showed up at countless basketball and baseball games where her kids and grandkids were playing. You can read about that in her "Dash Between" in the Jan. 30 edition of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram.
Among the 20 or so photos of her -- alone or with family or friends -- my favorite is the one of her standing among the many crosses and religious statues at the Hill of Crosses in Lithuania.