Earl’s Memorial Service

Earl Lemons was truly one of the best people I have ever known. Everyone talks about how he loved helping people and how wonderful his cheese biscuits were, and about his woodworking projects (particularly birdhouses, mirrors, and piggy banks), all of which is true, but what meant the most to me is how he treated me when we would talk. I had left his oldest granddaughter, after all, so I didn’t really feel like I deserved any particular special treatment from him or Peggy. I had no contact with them for some time, but I sent them a letter once. Peggy wrote me back, and at some point I called them. After that I would call them now and then …