Yes, his name was Elmer Cornelius Davidson, he married the oldest of the Three beautiful Harris Girls. Sonny boy married the second of those beauties and they saved the youngest and prettiest for me. All three of us learned when you married one, you got ‘em all, ‘cause those girls were as thick as thieves.
All three couples took many long trips together. Some of them in our motor home.
The middle girl Colette and Sonny boy
All three girls were married to these guys for over 50 years so you know Susie and Wiley Harris raised some keepers.
Wiley once said about Elmer, “If that boy doesn’t marry that girl pretty soon I ain’t never gonna get any sleep.” Elmer stayed on their front porch for many hours after dark.
Sherry said when Elmer came into their family they finally had a car. Elmer would drive them anywhere they needed to go. He was like a second daddy to Sherry. After 53 years, his LOVE passed away. Anybody that knew Elmer just knew that outgoing guy would bounce back, but he did not. He became very depressed.
Dick Lankford was married to my sister Katherine. For over 50 years and he passed away the same year as Lennie.
Elmer and Kat were old friends, the depression disappeared. They seemed to fit well for a second marriage. So Elmer then married my sister Kat. Now he was MY BROTHER IN LAW.
When he was MY Brother in Law!
After five years my sister Kat passed away, leaving Elmer a widower again. He was then in his late 80s. He was fortunate to find a friend to share time with, but his health failed. He was finally in an Assisted living home. He again blossomed with people around to visit with. Thursday Morning after a few months there he passed away.
Sherry took the call. Immediately we cancelled reservations and headed back to NC. We are headed home to attend the funeral of her Brother in law and my brother in law, this time the same man.
Elmer will be missed, he was nearly 92!
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