Most of you know I have had a lot of ‘Career’ changes. One of those was a stint as a Church of God minister. Trying to follow in my dad’s foot steps.
We pastored a small church in Moberly, MO. Absolutely the salt of the earth people. I learned a lot from some family names: Conrads (Farm Family) and Guffeys (Railroad Family) and Dewey’s (Logging FAmily) and a few more.
(I Remember the past a lot lately)
Then we got a call to Rutherfordton, NC. (If you are from there it is RUL- LUH-FOR-TON). We have learned in our travels only folks foreign to the area pronounce names correctly. ;-).There we added an educational building at that church, debt free.
Then we organized and built a very good church with more wonderful folk in the New Hope Section of GAston County, NC.
In my short stint at New Hope, before I headed off to study Surveying (thought to be the next career) I performed two marriages. One did not last long, it was a favor for friends of friends and not associated with our church. The other has lasted around fifty years, maybe a year shy of that.
Steve and Linda T. Two wonderful young people (kids).
(The pictures are pictures of pictures they had, I took them from their Wedding book the last time down there.)
Steve and Linda in 2011.
So today we are on our way to visit that couple, they live now in Anderson, SC. They have raised a wonderful family. They have stayed in the Church work and he has been a dynamic choir leader in large churches.
Even in the wrong career, one can do something right!
We are looking forward to the visit.
See you tomorrow.
We are traveling in our tow vehicle, not taking the MH this trip.
1953 Cadillac Ghia Coupe
This one never made production either.