Trevor (Dad) – How does a Cambridge Mathematician like Trevor get such good-looking sons, in spite of his large ears and unusual feet being inherited by all three? But apart from that clear contribution to the human gene pool, Trevor is also known for enjoying traveling both on business (at one time, “Concorde Gazard” was the nickname) and with the family to exotic places on the frequent flyer miles accrued. Coupled with a love of good food and very good Bordeaux wine, a taste acquired at Cambridge from an enlightened Mathematics tutor, you might think he was cut out for the glittering prizes of the high life… but no such luck.
Reality is different and much more satisfying! In a career with ICI and DuPont that has (so far) required moves around England and then to the USA, Belgium, back again to the USA, and finally (?) to Geneva, the two solid foundations are being married for well over 30 years to Pauline, and as a Christian in strong local fellowships in each place. Now Lord has placed them in a French speaking church where Trevor is “responsable” for the Alpha course and they take groups to China regularly, as well as actively picking back up the Gideons ministry, even as President for a time.
So… as retirement looms closer each year… Well, he can still beat the lads at table tennis (by cunning, not athleticism) and it was good this year to discover he could still hike to the top of the Jura mountains without using the cable car. More sedentary hobbies include a stamp collection and origami, plus now Sudoku which one day could result in a massive Excel program being posted here.
What next? Well, he has just been inveigled onto Facebook so the latest news will be there if you want to join his “friends”. Apart from that only the Lord knows what’s in store. Meanwhile, carpe diem… there is so much to do for Him and maybe very little time.