Tuesday, November 22, 2011

On this day in history...

On this day in 1963, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas.   
On this day in 1963, author and philosopher C.S.Lewis passed away. 

But for some, this day, November 22, has more joyous memories.

On this day in 1908, a baby boy, John Orville Edgar, was born.

John O. Edgar, my grandfather, was a wonderful man. 

He was a pastor, preaching and counseling for many years in pulpits all across the country. 

He was good with his hands; he designed and built the church and parsonage in Glenwood, MN, and wired a good many barns in Lisbon, NY, during WWII when most of the usual electricians were gone to the war.  Even into retirement, he tinkered in his shop and turned out many step stools and "tax shelters."  

He had a lively sense of humor and my favorite memories of him are when he was telling a funny story with a mischievous twinkle in his eye.  

Grandpa passed away just before Sam was born, but particularly on November 22 every year, I remember him and thank the Lord for the Godly heritage I have.    

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