Excerpt from "I've Seen & Heard of Jesus

Central Baptist Church picture of Mom and Harry 1978

Harry Robeson (1974-1989)

When Al got out of the Navy in Aug 1974, we moved to Livingston, TX.  Al could not find a job so he opened a television shop in our garage. Although it never made us rich, it did pay the bills and put food on the table. 

Right after we found a house with a garage that we could put the TV shop in, we were looking for a stove and refrigerator.  There was an ad in the paper for a moving sale.  Al and I bought the stove and refrigerator.  We gave Harry our phone # so he could call us when he was ready to move and we could pick up the appliances. 

My Mom went with us and Harry really liked her.  He kept calling me and asking if I thought Mom would go dancing with him.  I told him she loved to dance; but he had to call her and ask her.  He did and she went.

Harry was 72 when he married Mom on May 27, 1975.  Mom's 1st and 2nd husbands each lived 15 years and died after they married Mom.  Everyone told Harry he was guaranteed 15 more years if he married Mom. 

Before they married Mom took Harry to meet friends in Buna.  Shirley got out a measuring tape and measured him.  He told Harry that he would probably fit in the grave just fine.  They had a good laugh.

Right after that Mom, John, Marilyn, Sam, Susan, Al and I were clowning around teasing Mom about Harry would have 15 more years if she married him.  I was a warm balmy night and the windows were open.  Marilyn looked up and saw Harry in the window listening - she went under the coffee table and everyone cracked up laughing.

After Mom and Harry got married, he lived 15 years and died. 

Harry was a true heathen.  He met Jesus a year after he and Mom got married.

Harry was a fun person to be around.  We all really enjoyed him.

All day Friday I felt an urging to go see Harry - I had a really strong feeling that if we did not go this week-end, it would be to late to see him again.  When Al got home, I told him what I was feeling.  We went to Livingston the next day (Sat.) and spent the day with Harry.  It was a wonderful visit.

On Sunday night, Harry got real sick and Mom took him to the hospital.  Harry died Wednesday AM.  Mom said they told him that if he ate all his breakfast, he could go home.  He ate all his breakfast and asked, "Can I go home now?"  Everyone said, "that's right."  He kissed Mom, laid back on the bed, closed his eyes and went home to be with Jesus. 

John 15:15 "No longer do I call you servants, for a servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I heard from My Father I have made known to you.

2 Cor 5:8 We are confident, yes, well pleased rather to be absent from the body and to be present with the Lord.

Unequally Yoked

I've Seen & Heard of Jesus