Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Mr. Brown

Mr. Melvin Brown lives across the street from us. His wife passed away a few months ago from cancer. He lives alone but stays busy. He’s has a cattle ranch in Kaufman where he raises Angus beef. He has invited us to go on a field trip to his ranch any time we like.

He has served us and the country in the Air Force, and the Army. He fought in World War 2 and the Korean War. We had the pleasure to see all his medals and awards. Many great stories!

He also served in the church; he was a missionary to about 5 different countries. He had the honor to share Christ and baptize many people; his grandson was one of them.

The reason I’m sharing this is because we (including me), forget our senior citizens. He is 85 years old and has a lot to share and offer. It saddens me; there are so many seniors left alone, no one to take care of them. The majority in this neighborhood are seniors. We should take the time to talk and check up on them, ask if they need anything. The word says,” Do on to others has you would want them to do on to you.” It’s the golden rule.

He loves to play his base, he taught himself 5 year ago. We are never too old to learn. As some of you know Jade plays the guitar (and piano). It was so nice to have him over and listen to them jam together.

He played one of his favorite songs for us…..

The Old spinning Wheel

Cover with dust and forgotten,

Like the face upon the wall

The one souvenir of the days gone by,

I treasure most of all:

There’s an old spinning wheel in the parlor,

Spinning dreams of the long, long ago

Spinning dreams of an old fashioned garden,

And maid with her old fashioned beau,

Sometimes it seems that I can hear her in the twilight

At the organ softly singing “Old Black Joe”

There’s an old spinning wheel in the parlor,

Spinning dreams of the long, long, ago.

Turn back the years of my childhood

As you turn, old spinning wheel

Just show me a lane with barefoot boy,

As shadows softly steal.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Very nice he plays good Dad and I like it .that's nice that you all made the time to get to know your senor neighbor's yes its true senors do need company it gets pretty lonesome when your alone. God Bless you for thinking of others.Love Mom and Dad