Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Rest In Peace, Ed Harmon!

Dr. George Edwin Harmon LEXINGTON Dr. Harmon, or Ed as he was affectionately known, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, February 7, 2017, at the age of 64. He was a son of the late George and Annie Ruth Harmon. Ed was educated in the public schools of Lexington District One before enrolling at USC. After graduating from USC, he headed to Louisville, Kentucky, with his new wife to attend Southern Baptist Theological Seminary where he earned a master's degree, followed by his doctorate, in Old Testament Studies. Ed was an ordained minister who served churches in Kentucky and South Carolina. He always said that he was called to serve and to teach, and this was evident during his 16 years on the Lexington One School Board. He was also very involved in his home church at Lexington Baptist where he taught a men's Sunday school class for many years. He was a former deacon and trombone player in the church orchestra. He had been employed with the Department of Public Safety for over 16 years. He is survived by his wife, Deb, of 42 years, and a son, Adam, who were the light of his life. Ed is also survived by brothers, Will (Lisa), David (Teresa); sister, Claire; father-in-law, Hamp Gaylord; brother-in-law, Chris (Alice); sister-in-law, Terry (Freddy), as well as many nephews, nieces and friends who already miss his quick wit, his warmth and his brilliant mind. Services will be held on Friday, February 10, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. at Lexington Baptist Church with visitation starting at 12:30 p.m., prior to the service. Burial will follow in Lexington Memorial Cemetery.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

My Opinion!

Each of us has our own opinion and each opinion treated with respect. The way a person feels, if explained from the heart, need to be respectful and considered from their point of view. It is important speaking civilly to each other about how they feel.

The country is separated by race, partisanship and misunderstanding and people are afraid to talk about it. Instead of having a dialogue, irrational actions and demonstrations take its place.  When I see and hear the statement “Make America great again”, I hear return to the pre-civil rights years. I grew up in that era where each race had their own places to eat, socialize and look at movies.  In fact, even public water fountains were separate, waiting rooms in public transportation was separate. At one time, there were separate hospital waiting rooms. Is this what making America great again, finding ways to stop specific groups of people from voting, rolling back the Voting Rights Act? Something is wrong and we are not talking about what is making the country uneasy. Americans should be stronger since 9/11.

After this past election, voting results were along party, gender and racial lines. No, the lines were not clear-cut some crossed because of what they heard and felt. My question again, is it because of some groups felt that they were losing their identity, control and/or security? Is it how America is viewed by the rest of the world?  Look how mean people have gotten towards each other lately. Even as a child, I remembered how people distrusted Russia and now it is time to make a deal with them.

Even as Christians, we are staunch hypocrites. Yes, I said it. We choose to forgive selectively and forget selectively. Nevertheless, we can hold a grudge selectively, too. Those of you who do practice following the Word know what I am talking about. We pick selective verses to support our argument.


This is my opinion.


Get well, Dorothy & Harold! God bless!

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Merry Christmas!

"The Family Man" Movie has a warm, loving ending especially for the holidays. Don't ask me why I got into it. Maybe it was the music, like the music in "Castaway" when Tom Hanks returned home and found out his wife remarried. What I liked was the crossroads he turned down returning the Fedex package with the angel wings. We all face crossroads that can change the course of our lives. Choices and decisions are not always easy.

The holidays can remind us of the choices and decisions we made in the past.  Some of are still living with them. Choices and decisions and affect the ones we make in our future. Think about them before you make them,

I wish everyone a safe and blessed year!




Stay strong, Dorothy! Hang in there, Harold! My prayers are with you! God bless!

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Super Congratulations To My Niece on Her Graduation at Iowa State!

Austin would have been so proud! A crisp hand salute to you Colonel! Teria favors you and your tenacity while Devin looks like a younger version of his father!





December 18, 2016
 I am so proud!

You're in our prayers, Dorothy!

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Rest In Peace, Ms. Johnnie!

Ms. Johnnie Hackett
Columbia  -  Funeral services for Mrs. Johnnie Lee Johnson-Hackett will be held Saturday, November 5, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at the Second Nazareth Baptist Church with burial in the Greenlawn Memorial Gardens.  Viewing will be held Friday, November 4, 2016 beginning at 2:00 p.m. at the Leevy’s Funeral Home, Taylor Street Chapel.

Surviving are:  her sons, MSG Deorriel (Janet) Hackett, Sr. and Darrial Hackett; six grandsons; two great-grandsons; siblings, Callie McKinstry, Billie (Leon) Billingsley, Willie Mae (Frank) Coleman, Anne J. Dixon, Nancy L. Johnson, and Floyd (Dorothy) Johnson; nieces; nephews; other loving relatives and friends.

Get Well Dorothy!

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Happy Birthdays!

Happy birthday, Teria, Devin and Colonel. I'm a little late and a little early! I love you all!. This month has quite a few birthdays to celebrate! God bless you!