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Wed. Dec. 22 Christmas eve-eve-eve

Merry Christmas to all of our friends and readers.  We wish the very best to all of you and your families.

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Proverbs for the day:

“A generous man will himself be blessed, for he shares his food with the poor.” Proverbs 22:9

Each day of the year is an opportunity to be generous.  Christmas is a time to reflect on our blessings and look around for needy people to help.  The holiday season is both the most joyous and saddest time of the year.

Here’s my prayer for the day:  “Lord, help me to see with Your Eyes the hurting and needy around me. Amen.”

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When I say, ‘They are a salt-of-the-earth-light of the world‘ family, it means they are solid, faithful, and committed to God.  That best describes the Reeves family below.  I’ll be sharing more about them as the day goes on.

Four of the children of Marion and Dora Reeves.

Bonnie Reeves Price, Della Reeves Mercer, Ray Reeves, and Pearl Airhart.  Not shown Mancel Reeves.

Deceased siblings:  Eugene, Oscar, Herman, Jennings, and ___________ Reeves.

Large hard-working families are the backbone of SW Louisiana.  The Reeves clan represents the best of this tradition.

Yesterday (Dec. 21) I was traveling with Della and Dudley Mercer to a funeral in Lake Charles.  We motored down the Topsy-Bel Road, a popular shortcut to LC.

Della was showing me where she grew up.  Just as she said,  “That’s my sister’s house” we saw her brother and sister in the yard.  I wheeled the van into the yard with the comment,  “It’d be a shame not to let you speak to two of your siblings.”

We unloaded out of the church van and the visiting began.  Then another sister, Pearl Airhart, joined in.  Only their brother Mancel was visiting.

About Curt Iles

I write to have influence and impact through well-told stories of my Louisiana and African sojourn.

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