Lea hasn’t always been the only girl for me. There have been others. Nine or ten to be exact, and all of them over the age of 70. They were the sweetest group of Christian ladies that I fell in love with years ago. When Lea and I moved to Tulia in 1992, we got involved with a group of “little old widow ladies.” Lea and I took them to movies, plays, Bible studies, Christmas pageants and other outings. Twice we took this group of ladies on a week long trip to New Mexico to the Red River Family Encampment. They used to tease me about keeping a sharp eye on them because they were planning on sneaking out at night and going “man hunting.” They were loads of fun.
Although time has passed, our friendship with these ladies has always remained strong.
This week another one of these ladies went on to be with the Lord. I had promised so many of them, that I’d do their funerals… and I have. Yesterday I did the funeral for the sweet 99 year old woman named Myrtle Jennings (4th from the right). I’ll miss her. Sadly there’s only a couple of these ladies left, but as each of these ladies pass away it just makes getting to heaven someday a little sweeter.
The picture was taken at a hotel, saloon and restaurant in Clayton, New Mexico. I like to have NEVER talked them into posing for this picture because they didn’t want to stand in front of a “saloon” sign. The were all as good as gold.
Have you ever had a “sweet little old lady” that you fell in love with?