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I do not make a blog on Sunday, but I can tell you Hello and that I hope that you have a nice day, and that I am smiling. DAD.
Today, November the 29th is an important and Special day to me. On this day 73 years ago LaVerne and I were married in Memphis, Tennessee. I was one happy man, you should have seen my smile.
We first met in Chattanooga, TN at one of our conventions, and when I saw her I knew that she was for me. We lived about 400 miles apart so we did not have very many chances to be together, but we kept the mail man busy during that time. I was always watching to see if he was going to stop at my house.
I DID GET TO VISIT HER THREE TIMES BEFORE WE WERE MARRIED. SHE DID NOT MARRY ME FOR MY MONEY BECAUSE I DID NOT HAVE ANY. WE WERE POOR BUT HAPPY, AND WE MARRIED BECAUSE WE LOVED ONE ANOTHER AND WANTED TO BE TOGETHER THE REST OF OUR LIFE.
THESE THREE LINKS BELOW ARE FAVORITES OF MINE, THEY WILL TELL YOU MORE ABOUT US. ESPECIALLY THE ONE TITLED. DAD'S MEMOIRS.
DAD'S SONGBIRD AND ROSE GARDEN ---- I DEDICATED THIS BLOG TO LAVERNE.
LaVerne passed away May 11 1974, over 34 years ago, and I still miss her sweet smile and her kindness to me
Two of our preachers were here for her funeral, Sherman and George, and I remember things that were said about her. Sherman mentioned Proverbs chapter 31 about the virtuous woman, and George mentioned about LaVerne's kindness. He was remembering times when he would be coming to our home that she would always have the ice cream that she knew he liked.
One of the hymns was " Live for others every day, ti's the true the better way." And LaVerne truly did this. Dad.
I would like to tell you a lot more about our Happy life together, but I am afraid it would get a little long. Like the time that Jim and Mary arrived on the scene, and what they meant to us. I have left out a lot that I would have liked to tell you, maybe I will do that at a later time.
This is all that I am going to have for this weekend. You know that I do not write on Sunday but I do think about you. I will see you Monday morning if all is well. Sending Love to all of you. Smile for me.
Bye Bye DAD.
I HAVE MY CELL PHONE SERVICE WITH VERIZON, AND I UNDERSTAND THAT IF YOU HAVE THE SAME SERVICE THAT I DO A CALL FROM YOU TO ME WOULD BE FREE. YOU MIGHT CHECK ON THAT IN YOUR PART OF THE WORLD. AND I DO KEEP MY CELL PHONE with me all the time, WHEREVER I GO,DAD.