|Lewis & Audrey King|
|Daddy Luke & Luke (John Lewis)|
|Daddy Luke, Katy, Susi (Audrea Susan)|
|Grandmother, Stephanie & Drew (Andrew Lewis)|
She kept an immaculate home full of gorgeous antiques purchased by saving her "allowance" from Daddy Luke. Grandmother didnt gossip. She taught us to respect Law Enforecent. She couldn't understand how we could possibly watch soap operas. Her television stayed off until after dinner, but we weren't bored. With her fancy hats and jewelry in one guest room, and her "twirling" Western Square-dancing dresses in the closet of another guest room, my sister and I dressed up for hours. Believing the neighboring cotton field belonged to our grandparents (it didn't) Scarlett and Prissy picked cotton and rode horses past fig, acorn, and pear trees back to the mansion for a snack and coke from a bottle, either in the kitchen or on the porch, but never in the den.
"I thank my God every time I remember you." Philippians 1:3 NIV
The human brain is fascinating. Negative or positive, everything we've experienced resides there. "Psychology Today" says we're a product of our memories. They give us a sense of self. That's mind-blowing. Basically, every experience at Daddy Luke and Grandmother's house is still with me, and I can use those experiences for stories. Their souls are with God, but the memory of their love and laughter is in my heart and mind forever. Sharing this love and laughter through stories is a phenomenal gift from Lewis and Audrey, and from God.
Paul had a relationship with and remembered the Philippians, and he thanked God for these children in the faith who were, in many ways, a model church. My grandparents were role models, and I thank God for their memory. I can remember this verse on a more personal level?
I thank my God every time I remember Grandmother King.