The visitors rang a second successful peal this afternoon. Sue, Duncan, Jenny, Mark, Rob, Cecily, Tim, and Alex rang 5056 changes of Rutland Surprise Major (see Campanophile). They pulled off at 1:30pm and came back into rounds at 4:29pm. The peal was dedicated to the memory of Jay W Lotspeich, longtime benefactor of the Cathedral and Bell Tower. Many of the Miami ringers listened to all or part of the peal from the courtyard and from Bobbie’s balcony overlooking the Cathedral. We were honored that Jay’s widow, two daughters, and two of his grandchildren were also present.
Learner and soon-to-be new ringer Bobbie and her husband generously hosted the Miami ringers and visitors for a peal-listening and post-peal reception in their apartment overlooking the Cathedral 39 stories below.