He handed her the letter with the song
he said he had written and had sent a
copy of it to someone on the Grand
Ole Opre...These were depression
years...1930's...and he was going to a job
out of state...leaving her with 4 children...
Times were hard for her ...and lonely..but
she was a woman of God...and 'trusting Him'
and she made a happy life for us! On one of
my daddy's trips away...he stayed away...and
divorced Mama, and married again...and had 3
more children...we met them when he was older
and came to see us(Mama had died by then but
had told us children that someday he would
come to see us and that she wanted us to be kind...
to him and his family(we were kind to him...and
when he died we went to his funeral(I believe he
made things 'right' with the Lord and is in
Heaven today!~~as my Mama is in Heaven also!)...
FORGIVENESS is so wonderful! Jesus! paid for ALL
the sins of the ones who repent! and Mama, I know,
prayed for all of us to trust the Lord (even for him...
who deserted us...OH WHAT A SAVIOUR!...and
Oh what a sweet Mama~Ruth~Odell~Ed~Imogene(me)
had...We were RICH! ~I am the only one left of
Mama's family to meet her in Heaven~ Odell(12)
Ruth 50~cancer~Ed 43~ heart attack~
But Ed's family and Ruth's family are very dear to me and
my 3 children and their families are very sweet and loving
and kind~Diane~Kathy~ and Stevie and me~sure do miss
Clifford(C W) Lewis~He was always very wonderful to me
and our children(HE WAS THE BEST husband and daddy
and always put us ahead of what he wanted...Marvin would
pass him in church and softly say~"The steps of a good man
are ordered by the Lord."
i am still rich!