Just wanted to take a minute and tell ya'll how much I love you and how you enrich my life. In this complicated, busy world we are running around, trying to make a living, straighten out our messed up politics, take care of our people, and trying to build a better tomorrow. I'm good with that, but also don't forget to love each other just as we are and thank God for the people we've had the good fortune to spend our lives with. Peace, love and good health to all. - Harry Hipps
I went and put some flowers on my Grandmother and Grandfather's grave on Tuesday. My grandmother would have been 98 years old this past Monday. She passed away on August 6th last year, one week after her 97th birthday. I didn't get to see her the day she died. That bothered me. It still bothers me. I spent all of those years with her in the same house. I was willing to see it to the end, but wasn't afforded that.
Some of the self absorbed losers in this world will think it was weird living with your grandmother. But, my grandmother was always there for me and I tried to be there for her. Sure, we got on one another's nerves sometimes, but that is what families do.
She always tried to instill in me to be an honorable person and to help people and she sure helped me. Some people say, you need to look out for number one. My grandmother always paid it forward and it is my obligation to do the same. People said that it was nice that I went and put those flowers on Mammaw's grave. I told them it was an obligation. They said it wasn't an obligation, but it was. It was an obligation of love. Miss you Mammaw. I truly hope you have the peace in heaven that we have never been afforded here on earth. - James Thomas Shell