Important Notice!!!

Praise the Lord! After 6 weeks or so of dealing with medical facilities, we are finally back in our own home. David's foot is looking much, much better. There are still a few hurdles to cross, but he'll make it.

Please bear with us as we get adjusted to being home again and get back in the swing of blogging again.

Thank you for continued prayers!!!

Also, if you'd love to help cheer him up since YouTube has decided he is unworthy of monetization since his isn't a huge channel, please subscribe to his YouTube channel and watch the videos. That would really make his day! He has to have at least 1000 subscribers and 4,000 minutes of watch time within 30 days in order to be able to keep the monetization option.

16 April 2012

A to Z Blogging Challenge: N is for Newberry College

My late father-in-law, Robert Bruce McClendon, attended Newberry College on a football scholarship. I called him "Papa". While other boys were sitting back waiting for checks to come from daddy, Papa was working two regular jobs as well as a couple of side jobs to send money home to his widowed mama. He was a soda jerk and picked up and delivered dry cleaning. The "rich" boys would tease him for working while they were playing around. They'd honk and laugh as they went by. He would mutter under his breath that he'd own them some day.

At this same point in time, he was on the varsity football team and had to practice sometimes two times a day with the team, all while keeping a B average so he could keep his scholarship. After one year, he decided that the Air Force was a better way.

He shared many interesting stories with my husband of his time at Newberry College, some of them painful and some of them painfully funny. Papa, at times, had a wicked since of humor. :)


  1. It takes a really strong personality sure in their worth to not be hurt by those kinds of bullies. Unfortunately, they're all too common. Your Father-in-law sounds like a character.

    1. Thanks, Stephanie. Yes, my father-in-law was quite a character. :) I really miss him.

      Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting. Have a great weekend!


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