Some may remember or know why the Tuesday blog is called "TOP's Tuesday", yet others may not. Since the first T.O.P.'s Tuesday posted in August of 2012 there have many new readers joining this part of the blogosphere. As there isn't anything too exciting to report as per the publishing world, I thought a post to revisit why the Tuesday blog is special to my family and me. I hope you enjoy and we'd love to hear from you too.
More than a day of the week...it represents hope and strength.
Why is it called T.O.P.'s Tuesday? Great question! Heidi played volleyball for the Bishop Cunningham Jr./Sr. High School until it closed in 1992. On February 14th, 1992 the Palladium Times (an Oswego, New York newspaper) named my sister, Heidi M. Allen athlete of the week. This was exciting and we were all proud of her but it was the name they gave her that stirred the most attention, "Tower of Power".
Heidi was a force to be reckoned with on the court. As I visited with Suz last week I told her about the name for your weekly updates. Not only did she like the name but she reminded me of this newspaper article (posted below with permission from the Palladium Times). My parents and I could not find it in the boxes of memories so the hunt was on.
Mags and I spent over two hours at the Oswego Public Library today going through months and years of microfilm. Side by side, we scrolled and enjoyed the conversation and then it happened, Mags found the article we prayed to find. An answered prayer.
Each Tuesday we will remember Heidi, Bishop Cunningham's "Tower of Power" (T.O.P.) as we move forward in this publishing journey. God is the ultimate Tower of Power for us all but Heidi was her friend's T.O.P. on the court.
Is there a special way you remember a lost loved one?
Lisa M Buske
P.O. Box 323