Saturday, February 29, 2020
The Funeral of a double Cousin
The Funeral of a Cousin
Autos of beauty, a 1937 Plymouth, New at Ken's Birth.
For today (Saturday):
Today is Kenneth Leon Herron’s Funeral. We are double cousins, kin on both my mama’s side and Daddy’s side. There were a few times we were mistaken for each other. We do share the same middle name, Leon. WE are headed for Calhoun Georgia.
There was a big difference in our lives. Ken won a scholar ship to Georgia Tech and graduated with honors, while I quit school in the tenth grade to join the military.
At one time ken had his own carpet mill in Georgia, had a printing company and worked overseas in Egypt, Germany and Saudi Arabia. I think every time he returned to NC and we were here he stopped by.
I will miss Ken, I have known him all my life. He was a year older than I. He and his wife Rachel have one son and Sherry and I have two sons. Ken’s dad was a preacher and so was mine. He has three brothers and I had brothers and sisters. He was also a writer and like Rick (except a smaller paper), had a column in his local newspaper. I have tried to write and I would love to do a column, but I know my knowledge of English and my vocabulary would NEVER fit; and succinct, is not in my writing life. ;-).
As I said, I will miss Ken, but he was a dedicated Christian. He was always active in any church he attended and at one time had a ‘Jail Ministry’ in his area. Remember his family in prayer.