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...nt porch swing, dirty bare feet and licking honey down to your elbows.
My grandparents were very religious people and their Christianity was of a true faith.
Every morning and every night he would sit in his old green recliner by the table lamp and read from his Bible. In seeing him do that every night it was by his example that I knew my Paw-Paw was a loving, kind and good man. Just before he would turn out the light he would make his way to the old clock mounted to the wall and with the key wind it up before retiring to bed. In the morning the same routine. He would read from his Bible then wind the clock for the day ahead. Grace was said before each and every meal and you were always asked if you had said your prayers before going to bed. I loved that about them that they knew and loved God so much but I had really not even come to know Him yet.
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