Category Archives: Fr. Tom

Still Missing Someone Ten Years Later

In just a little over a month, on April 5, I will mark ten years since losing my friend Tom.  I was thinking about this today, really thinking about it, and I almost started to cry. Ten years of covering … Continue reading

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Remembering Tom pt. 4 (final)

After the girls came to live with me in 2000, Tom and I didn’t get to spend as much time together as before.  I took them up to Garberville every so often, and they came to love him as much … Continue reading

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Tom and I become good friends pt. 3

After his transfer to Garberville, Tom settled in well, and did the best he could in a community known more for being a place where marijuana growers lived alongside rednecks than for anything else. Ruben and started going up there, … Continue reading

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Fr. Tom in Windsor pt. 2

I started dating my first (yeah) husband in 1991; he was from Yucatán, Mexico.  He would go on and on about a priest, Padre Tomás, who had been down there and accomplished many things for the community.  He had also … Continue reading

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Happy birthday Fr. Tom, pt.1

Today is/would be Fr. Tom Gowing’s 69th birthday. Let me tell you a little about Tom and why he is was so special to me, and still lives on in my heart. Thomas Mary Gowing was born August 14, 1943 … Continue reading

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